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Careers

In order to pull all the various parts of Babylonstoren together as one, we rely heavily on a stellar team of receptionists, housekeepers, chefs, gardeners, therapists, horticulturists, managers and winemakers to make it all happen. Babylonstoren has many exciting employment opportunities, and so if you are passionate about your career and enthusiastic about the possibility of working for us, please send your CV to [email protected] with the position your are applying for in the subject line.

Positions Available

We have exciting positions available for individuals who are passionate about bees and the process of honey extraction.

Requirements

  • Passed matric
  • Afrikaans and English speaking
  • Experience with bees, honey and honey extraction will be to your advantage
  • Hardworking and reliable
  • Comfortable to do presentations for guests

Responsibilities

  • Demonstration and explanation of honey extraction to guests
  • General tasks and assistance in our Honey Room

Please send CV and salary expectation to [email protected]

We’re looking for a front-end focused web engineer to join our growing digital team at Babylonstoren, building innovative digital projects for our e-commerce and hospitality businesses in South Africa as well as our sister estates around the world.

This is a senior position, so we expect you to hit the ground running, producing solid high- quality code from the day one. Ideally, you will have at least five + years experience and some form of tertiary education.

Technical Requirements

  • Advanced knowledge of JavaScript, TypeScript, as well as JS libraries and frameworks such as React, Angular, Vue.js or similar.
  • Solid experience and understanding of scripting and markup languages.
  • Experience working with APIs.
  • Must have the ability to write clean code and be able to work from existing code and frameworks.
  • Must reliably implement code edits and identify and fix errors.
  • Solid understanding of web design, navigation, usability best practices, and SEO best practices.
  • Fluent in both Afrikaans and English.

What we expect from you

  • You are honest and diligent
  • You have a strong urge to create and build things
  • You’re curious and keep up to date with the latest frameworks and tools
  • You recognise code as a craft
  • You take pride in your work and get things done (not 98% done)
  • You are a proactive problem solver
  • You are a team player, that works well independently
  • Genuine interest in web development in an ecommerce environment
  • Self-starter, independent worker, and willingness to keep learning

    Please send CV and salary expectation to [email protected]

Babylonstoren has an exciting new position for a passionate cheesemaker to join the Babylonstoren Deli division.

Requirements

  • Relevant qualification in cheese production & development
  • Minimum of 1–2 years’ hands-on cheese-making experience
  • Afrikaans and English speaking
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Detail orientated
  • Computer literature

Please send CV and salary expectation to [email protected]

Exciting new position for a passionate ice cream maker to become part of the Babylonstoren team!

Requirements

  • Ice cream experience or chef qualification will be to your advantage
  • Sensory interest in dairy product and quality control
  • Afrikaans and English speaking
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and keep to deadlines
  • Detail orientated
  • Own transport

Please send CV to [email protected]

Babylonstoren has an exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate about maintenance to become part of the Babylonstoren team!

Requirements

  • 2–3 years’ maintenance experience
  • Experience in a tourism environment will be to your advantage
  • Basic knowledge of plumbing and electrical systems
  • Afrikaans and English speaking

Responsibilities

  • Checking all common areas and outside areas for malfunction/breakage and reporting these to maintenance manager
  • Performing maintenance fixes such as repairing broken locks, paintwork, plumbing, woodwork
  • Checking control panels and electrical wiring to identify issues (fault-finding) and replacement of light bulbs
  • Installing appliances and equipment
  • Inspecting and troubleshooting equipment and systems (e.g. ventilation)

Please send CV and salary expectation to [email protected]

Babylonstoren has an exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate about maintenance, planning and organising to become part of the Babylonstoren team.

Requirements

  • Grade 12 certificate
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as a maintenance planner
  • Computer literate (Office, Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Must have relevant Planned Maintenance Training
  • Experience in the hospitality sector will be an advantage
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Organisational and time management skills
  • Valid driver’s license

Responsibilities

  • Acting as liaison between operations and maintenance
  • Improving workforce productivity and work quality
  • Eliminating potential delays through planning and coordination of labour, parts, material and equipment access
  • Maintenance of records and files essential to meaningful analysis and reporting of maintenance-related matters
  • Regular communication with operations and manager
  • Job knowledge regarding what needs to be done, required labour hours, etc.
  • Coordinating equipment downtime
  • Ongoing planned and annual shutdown maintenance
  • Assisting with development of annual overhaul/shutdown schedules
  • Communicating with requestor for complete clarity on work to be performed
  • Communicating with maintenance and operations before equipment is taken out of service
  • Assisting with all administrative tasks
  • Maintaining workshop (receiving and dispatch of stock to site)

Please send CV and salary expectation to [email protected]

We have an exciting position with exposure to a variety of crops, for someone with a passion for farming!

Requirements
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a supervisory/management role on a farm
  • A working knowledge of fruit production, organisational skills, time management skills and supervisory skills
  • A knowledge of stone fruit and pome fruit will be to your advantage
  • Must be able to work under pressure and perform
  • EE candidates required
Responsibilities
  • Personnel management, development and motivation
  • Management of production unit
  • Handling of audits
  • Management of day-to-day activities on the farm
  • Management of fertilising and pest control programmes
  • Irrigation scheduling
  • Admin

Competitive package and housing offered.

Please send CV and salary expectation to [email protected]

We’re looking for a Customer Service Team Lead to join our growing digital team at Babylonstoren, helping us to improve our customer service as well as assisting with daily E-commerce operational tasks.

Requirements
  • Matric qualification
  • Tertiary qualification is advantageous
  • 1-2 years customer service experience in similar leadership positions
  • Comfortable with customer support software (Freshdesk, Zendesk, Helpdesk etc.)
  • Fluent in Afrikaans & English
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to multitask
Responsibilities
  • Review and resolve customer service queries related to our Online Shop
  • Coordinate the customer service team to resolve queries in a fast and efficient manner
  • Drive and motivate the customer service team to achieve targets and KPI's
  • Improve on current customer service processes to improve efficiency
  • Take ownership of customers to ensure their needs are met as soon as possible
  • Report on the overall quality of customer interaction activity in the team
  • Train new customer service agents
  • Supporting the E-commerce operations team with various administrative tasks in line with SOP's

Please send CV and salary expectation to [email protected]

We’re looking for an E-commerce Warehouse Administrator to join our growing digital team at Babylonstoren, helping us to improve our warehouse productivity as well as assisting with daily E-commerce operational tasks.

Requirements
  • Matric qualification
  • Tertiary qualification is advantageous
  • Have proven relevant experience in Picking, Packing, Inventory & Returns
  • Computer literate (Office, Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • 4-5 years warehouse experience
  • 1-2 years supervisory experience/exposure
  • Fluent in Afrikaans & English
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Operational and time management skills
  • Ability to multitask
Responsibilities
  • Overseeing the outbound logistics process in the warehouse
  • Manage and improve the picking, packing & returns process
  • Oversee the pickers & packers to motivate attention to detail for constant accuracy and turnaround times
  • Work with suppliers to ensure packing and delivery requirements are adhered to, for product delivery at the warehouse based on required standards
  • Ensure that quality checks are done on all outbound packages
  • Supporting the E-commerce operations team with various administrative tasks in line with SOP's

Please send CV and salary expectation to [email protected]

Gardens are at the heart of Babylonstoren. We share the abundance of our harvest with a diversity of fruits, vegetables, indigenous plant collections and a growing number of trees. Water plays an important role in supporting our gardens, with essential irrigation systems and fun water features. If you love a challenge and excel in working with water, this could be the job for you.

Requirements
  • Five years’ experience in irrigation installation and maintenance
  • Knowledge of tools, equipment, techniques, skills, materials and methods of irrigation system design, installation and maintenance
  • Good maths skills
  • Eye for detail and precision
  • Ability to contribute to and manage a team
  • Must be able to work under pressure, perform and take responsibility
  • Willingness to work tourism hours and shifts
  • Fit and energetic
  • Valid driver’s licence
Responsibilities
  • Installation, maintenance and repair of irrigation systems and water features
  • Design of new or modification of existing systems

Please send CV and salary expectation to [email protected]

Babylonstoren has an exciting opportunity for a driver to become part of the team based in Pretoria/Johannesburg.

Requirements
  • Experience with deliveries in Pretoria, Johannesburg and surrounding areas
  • Understanding market needs (shops, restaurants, etc.)
  • English and Afrikaans speaking
  • Driver’s licence
  • Friendly and considerate
  • Ability to work on your own
  • Computer literate
  • Team player
  • Good communication skills
  • Reliable
  • Hard working
Responsibilities
  • Transportation of stock to clients
  • Planning daily tasks
  • Receiving, ordering and checking stock at warehouse
  • Availability to work at wine fairs over weekends

Please send CV and salary expectation to [email protected]

Babylonstoren is looking for a passionate person to head the garden team.

Requirements
  • Relevant academic qualifications
  • Minimum of ten years’ experience in horticulture/agriculture field
  • Proficient in Afrikaans and English
  • Skills to manage a team of 60 people, divided into various disciplines
  • Enthusiasm to provide the best visitor experience in South Africa
  • Experience in managing a successful, neat and exquisite garden or agricultural operation at the highest level
  • Ability to motivate and manage a team
  • Hard-working, energetic, with excellent team-building skills
  • Well-organised individual
  • Adequate computer skills
  • Knowledge of fruit and vegetable production
  • Knowledge of irrigation systems and drainage
Responsibilities
  • Garden/farm equipment maintenance
  • Personnel management and development
  • Management of production unit
  • Management of fertilising and pest control programmes
  • Irrigation scheduling, implementation and maintenance
  • Management and implementation of new projects
  • Budget management

Please send CV and salary expectation to [email protected]

Our online department has an opportunity for someone in Johannesburg (Midrand) who is passionate about online sales and packing processes.

Requirements
  • Passed matric
  • Afrikaans and English speaking
  • Experience in handling products and parcels would be advantageous
  • Detail orientated
  • Hardworking and reliable
  • Must be able to work and take responsibility under pressure
  • Team player
Responsibilities
  • Packing products for online store in Johannesburg (Midrand)
  • Organising and sorting packages correctly for delivery

Please send CV and salary expectation to [email protected]

We have an exciting position for someone with an eye for detail and that has a passion for data. For this position you will need to deeply understand our CRM’s capabilities and how it integrates with other systems across the various departments.

Requirements
  • Degree/diploma in an appropriate field of study: Engineering/Business Management/IT/Technology
  • No work experience required
  • An exceptional ability on computers (Office365/Excel/VBA)
  • Experience with CRM software (e.g. HubSpot, Salesforce) preferred
  • HubSpot experience & certifications preferable
  • Special interest in mastering new software systems
  • Attention to detail
  • Must be able to take initiative and be creative
  • Experience in hospitality is an advantage (waitron or similar)
  • Ability to communicate well
  • Fluency in English and Afrikaans
Responsibilities
  • Ensure data consistency and integrity with other internal systems
  • Troubleshoot any technical issues
  • Database cleaning e.g. perform regular list hygiene to maintain health of our database.
  • Collaboration with marketing teams across estates to provide CRM support e.g. Create targeted lists, Manage list imports
  • Build and manage email templates
  • Set up of automations for various internal and external processes
  • Manage and report on short-term projects

Please send CV and salary expectation to [email protected]

We’re looking for a Logistics Coordinator to join our E-commerce team at the Babylonstoren warehouse in Midrand. The successful candidate will work closely with the E-commerce Coordinator to help improve warehouse productivity as well as assisting with daily operational tasks.

Requirements
  • Matric qualification
  • Tertiary qualification in Logistics is advantageous
  • Have proven relevant experience in Picking, Packing, Inventory & Returns
  • At least 2 years experience in Logistics or E-commerce Operations
  • Good knowledge & understanding of E-commerce business processes
  • Skilled in Microsoft Excel
  • Comfortable using Logistics & Stock Control Software (Sage/SAP)
  • Fluent in Afrikaans & English
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Operational and time management skills
  • Ability to multitask
Responsibilities
  • Overseeing the inbound & outbound logistics process in the warehouse
  • Manage and improve the picking, packing & returns process
  • Work with suppliers to ensure packing and delivery requirements are adhered to, for product delivery at the warehouse based on required standards
  • Monitor and control stock levels in the warehouse
  • Ensure that comprehensive quality checks are done on all outbound packages
  • Coordinate drivers to ensure deliveries are done efficiently and timeously
  • Supporting the E-commerce coordinator with various administrative tasks in line with SOP's

Please send CV and salary expectation to [email protected]

Babylonstoren is looking for a graphic design intern to join our team for six months – someone with an eye for detail, who eats, sleeps and breathes all things design. The successful candidate will assist the head Graphic Designer with day-to-day internal design work – overseeing projects from concept brief to print.

Requirements
  • Qualification in Graphic Design
  • Knowledge of printing and preparing designs for print
  • Good knowledge of typography with attention to detail and a meticulous eye for layout
  • A presentable portfolio of work not bigger than 5 MB– specifically highlighting print work
  • Great Adobe suite skills (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Fluent in both English and Afrikaans
  • You take pride in your work and get things done (not 98% done)
  • You’ve got loads of grit and you’re eager to learn
  • Own computer with latest versions of above mentioned Adobe programmes
Responsibilities
  • Accurately roll out briefs across a variety of divisions with quick turn-around times
  • Process monthly orders and signage requirements
  • Update archive of all printing collateral
  • Editing and etching of product photos
  • Follow up with suppliers

Please send CV and salary expectation to [email protected]

Babylonstoren has an exciting opportunity for a candidate who is passionate about financial projects and procurement to become part of the Babylonstoren team.

Requirements
  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Certificate/diploma in Bookkeeping or Accounting
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel
  • Buying experience
  • Effective communication with colleagues
  • At all times behaving in a professional manner in dealing with internal matters as well as external business contacts
Responsibilities
  • Assist with sourcing new suppliers and products
  • Prepare and send enquiries to existing and potential new suppliers
  • Obtain and compare quotes from various suppliers
  • Process orders as designated by the person in charge within the Purchasing Department; have them checked, signed, approved and forwarded to the relevant suppliers
  • Following up on suppliers with regard to order acknowledgements/confirmations; checking and rectifying these where necessary
  • Scanning and filing all purchase orders and order acknowledgments/confirmations
  • Data capturing supplier enquiries/quotes/price lists into Excel/SageX3 and expediting comments
  • Capture department production and manage bill of materials.

Please send CV and salary expectation to [email protected]