Bakery Product Manager - Macphie

We are looking for a Bakery Product Manager to join our Macphie team

At Macphie, we are committed to setting new standards in the Food Service and Bakery Industry. We take pride in our Simply Clever Products and are on a mission to deliver innovative culinary solutions to our clients. To achieve this, we are seeking a Bakery Product Manager to join and lead our bakery development team.

This is not simply “a” family business, it’s “our” family business. We all have ownership, and we understand our role in achieving our vision of becoming the go-to partner for food brand around the world.

It’s teamwork, not dream work and we attack each day with energy, passion … and snacks of course.

As the Bakery Product Manager, you will:

Lead the product development Bakery team, ensuring perfect execution of new product delivery (leap innovation as well as controlled product modifications) to Macphie Customers.

You will define and deliver against critical technology and commercial challenges to create step-change delivery of superior, authentic bakery product experiences, meeting current and emerging customer needs and the Macphie Brand Standards and business model, underpinned by technology and craftsmanship.

You will have proven people management capabilities and a strong understanding of the supply chain mechanics of taking a product to market from ideation, through to manufacturing and distribution to the customer/consumer.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • You will be a qualified baker or educated to degree level in a Food Processing/ Food Science/ Food Technology, Chemistry or Biochemistry disicpline.
  • Be able to demonstrate previous experience in a similar role, in the food industry.
  • Excellent knowledge of the FMCG / Food manufacturing industry and product development technologies. Knowledge of the baking industry essential.
  • Proven delivery of complex, technically challenging food and packaging development projects involving cross functional teams.
  • Collaborative working with purchasing, operations, quality, marketing and commercial teams.
  • Bakery expertise & proven ability to use consumer and technical insight to define & craft winning attributes into design.
  • You will have a good understanding of ingredient functionality.
  • Awareness of competitor products, consumer trends, supplier capability and IP protection.
  • Good general supply chain and commercial understanding.
  • Knowledge of sustainable packaging and ingredient technology solutions.
  • and importantly, a genuine love of/affinity with food

The Person:

The ideal candidate will have the ability to work well across multi-discplined teams (operations, commerical, marketing, quality) as well as within the overall Product team.  You will lead as much as being a team player. The person we hire will be an excellent communicator at all levels. They will be someone who is able to prioritise a busy workload and react quickly to a changing situation.


The role is primarily based on-site at Glenbervie, Aberdeenshire, though hybrid working is available between home, Glenbervie and Tannochside (Central Scotland). There is an expectation that 3-4 days per week would be spent at Glenbervie given that is where the majority of the bakery product team are located.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Annual leave entitlement is 23 annual + 9 public holidays = 32 days
  • Conditional Profit Related Pay (PRP) per annum in line with company performance
  • Grade related bonus
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Private medical insurance
  • Westfield Health (EAP) including online shopping discounts
  • Permanent health insurance
  • 3 x death in service life assurance
  • Pension auto enrolment
  • Company Sickness Pay
  • DoctorLine, 24 hour help line
  • OH Health Services
  • Enhanced maternity, Paternity & adoption leave pay
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Leisure Subsidy Scheme
  • Opportunities for professional development and career growth within our company.
  • A supportive and innovative team dedicated to product culinary excellence.
  • Be part of a creative and passionate team dedicated to innovation in the food industry.

Are you ready to take your food development career to the next level with Macphie? Please submit your CV and a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience and explaining why you’re the perfect fit for the Bakery Product Manager position to