Why join Macphie?

Careers-pageDelivering great service to our customers and meeting our responsibilities relies on our people.

You can’t beat being part of this family-owned company where people support and encourage you to learn, grow and succeed. 

The passion of our people is our greatest strength.

Macphie has been investing in people since we opened the Glenbervie factory in 1973 with only a handful of staff.

Today, Macphie employs over 300 talented people between two sites. We put real effort into attracting the most talented and determined people to work with us.

We’re committed to cultivating a diverse, rewarding culture that encourages our people to develop to their fullest potential.

With different backgrounds, cultures and perspectives, everyone brings something valuable to our team and are recognised for their expertise in the areas of food technology, research & development, operations, quality, IT, finance, business development, category management and marketing, customer service, human resources and supply chain management.

Our core employee-led values of Vision, Integrity, Togetherness, Achievement and Lifestyle form the foundation of our culture and are embedded in our training and development, and employee performance reviews.

We use an annual employee survey to gather employee opinion on key aspects of our values and commit to improving the working environment through a visible business-wide action plan.

We’re proud to host an 18 representative-strong Employee Forum which meets once a quarter to discuss the latest issues from an employee perspective and holds management accountable for the key decisions within the business.

We support ongoing communication through monthly briefing sessions and an evolving intranet platform accessible to all.

If you’re looking for a challenging career with one of the UK’s leading food manufacturers then you’ve come to the right place!


Production Operatives

We currently have vacancies for full time Production Operatives within our Production site at Glenbervie.

The role

As a Production Operative, you will assist in the manufacture of food products to the established standards of food safety, output, quality, hygiene and health & safety. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Working safely at all times in accordance with policies, procedures and legislation.
  • Storage, weighing, feeding, mixing /blending, filling/ packing food products.
  • Packing / weighing / metal detecting and inspecting products to ensure legal compliance.
  • Carrying out cleaning duties in the production and packaging area ensuring a high standard of hygiene/sanitation.
  • Palletising, wrapping and labelling finished goods.
  • Extensive manual handling, potential exposure to a cold environment.
  • Operating in multiple production areas throughout the site.


Previous experience within a Production/Manufacturing environment would be advantageous but not essential as full training will be provided. Shift working is requisite for this role.


£18,030 per annum plus generous benefits such as performance related pay, private medical insurance and pension

Hours of Work: 40 hours per week

To apply for this opportunity please send a copy of your up-to-date CV and covering letter advising of your suitability for the role to:

Macphie is the UK’s leading family-owned food ingredients manufacturer with over 80 years’ experience and success, underpinned by a real passion for food and innovation. We currently have vacancies for full time permanent Production Operatives within our Production site at Tannochside, Uddingston.

The role

As a Production Operative working 40 hours per week, you will assist in the manufacture and despatch of food products to the established standards of safety, output, quality and hygiene. You will be expected to be flexible across the full operation of the factory including cooking sauces, boxing, dispatching. Your other responsibilities will include:

  • Carrying out cleaning schedules in the production and packaging area ensuring a high standard of hygiene/sanitation.
  • Storing, feeding, mixing, blending, freezing and packaging food products.
  • Packing / metal detecting and inspecting products and the established standards of weight control.
  • Palletising, wrapping and labelling finished goods.
  • Operating technical machinery
  • Extensive manual handling
  • Exposure to a cold environment
  • Helping in other departments as required.
  • Working safely at all times in accordance with policies, procedures and legislation.


The individual

The successful candidates must be reliable with a good work ethic, able to work effectively as part of a team, have excellent communication skills, display initiative, have demonstrable problem solving skills and excellent attention to detail. The role requires compliance to agreed process controls with accurate recording of checks, therefore basic IT, English and numeracy skills are essential. Previous experience within a Production/Manufacturing environment would be advantageous but not essential as full training will be provided. You’ll be working 40 hours per week (Mon-Fri) – flexibility is required to meet the needs of the business.


Salary: £15,581 – £18,574 per annum and an attractive benefits package

To apply for this opportunity please send a copy of your up to date CV and covering letter advising your suitability to the role to


A career in sales at Macphie is varied, ever-changing and exciting. You’ll work closely with many areas of the business, our customers and key contacts in the food industry to promote and sell the Macphie product range, while delivering real added-value. If you’re self-motivated, ambitious and eager to make a difference, then a career in the Macphie Commercial team will allow you to achieve this.

Innovation has been at the heart of our company since its beginning. Each day we strive to make our products the best we can and add value for our customers.

This wouldn’t be possible without our unmatched research and development (R&D) capability, functional / nutritional science and passion for quality.

More than 20 people in two R&D facilities are behind each of our products, including food scientists, product developers, business development chefs and pilot plant operators dedicated to developing products of the highest functionality and quality.

We develop ambient, chilled and frozen products to support the Bakery, Food Manufacturing and Foodservice sectors of our business. This fast-moving function accomplishes this through academic engagement, in-house product development and strategic partnerships.

Production is an essential and diverse area within the business and covers everything from the production line through to engineering and quality control.

Roles and responsibilities are varied and include operator, supervisor and management positions.

Production is a rewarding area of the business where pace and attention to detail are essential in delivering the quality of product that Macphie is renowned for.

Within the Supply Chain team we have a variety of roles across Customer Services, Planning, Warehousing and Distribution.

These range from customer-facing roles where communication and people skills are most important through more analytical, systems-focused roles and positions in our warehouse dealing with the physical movement of stock.

Two things they all have in common are dealing with fast paced, often-changing customer requirements and our focus on ‘Best in Class’ customer service.

The Food Applications team is made up of trained bakers who perform different tasks throughout the business.

  • Quality Control bakers test bake every batch of product made in the factory to make sure that it meets the required standard.
  • Product Development bakers work with food scientists to bring new products to market.
  • Product Application bakers work with our customers and the Marketing team to demonstrate the features and benefits of our products, solve problems with customers and act as the eyes and ears of the business regarding marketplace changes and competitor activity.

There are a variety of different roles which provide support to the business in the areas of Purchasing, IT, Finance and HR.

Purchasing is an exciting and dynamic function which balances the skills of negotiation with a keen understanding of the commodities market and forward planning. A Purchasing role offers the chance to play a vital role in ensuring continuity of supply, competitive pricing and identifying innovation across a variety of commodity and specialist categories.

The IT department consists of the Service Desk and Business Projects teams. The Service Desk team provides proactive support for desktops, applications, servers and mobile devices. The Business Projects team helps drive change, innovation and efficiencies across all of our communications and IT.

The Finance department includes cost accounting and employee related-roles in areas such as payroll and pensions. As a self-contained end to end accounting process, there is a great opportunity to develop accountancy and people skills in a unique, food manufacturing environment.

Macphie is passionate about its people and the HR team works closely with managers to ensure excellent employee relations and a fair and consistent approach to people management. The team also promotes employee engagement through an active Employee Forum and the promotion of clear career pathways, development opportunities and talent management.

Roles in HR are fast paced, hands-on and require an enquiring mind and attention to detail, while Occupational Health supports a culture of employee wellbeing