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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’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]

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]

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 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, analytics and everything digital. For this position you will need to deeply understand our CRM’s capabilities and how it integrates with other systems across the various estates. You will also play a key part in Business Intelligence and Analytics across the various business units and estates.

Requirements
  • Degree in an appropriate field of study: Engineering/IT/Computer Science
  • No work experience required
  • An exceptional ability on computers (Office365/Excel/VBA)
  • Experience with CRM software (e.g. HubSpot, Salesforce) and BI tools (e.g. Tableau, PowerBI) beneficial
  • Familiarity with Data Science tools and programming languages (e.g. R, Python, etc.) preferred
  • Special interest in mastering new software systems
  • Attention to detail
  • Must be able to take initiative and be creative
  • Ability to communicate well
  • Fluency in English and Afrikaans
Responsibilities
  • BI and Analytics Responsibilities
    • Plan, execute and visualize analysis that will benefit teams across the business
      • E.g. cohort analysis, forecasting, sentiment analysis, customer lifetime value modelling, trend analysis, etc.
    • Assist with improving reporting and data analysis for marketing team, specifically using Google Analytics and Google Ads
    • Optimize current reporting processes (e.g. using Excel or Tableau)
  • CRM 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’s Bakery just outside of Franschhoek, is looking to appoint a hardworking and trustworthy Baker to join the Bakery team!

Requirements
  • Baking experience – Artisanal baked goods and breads
  • Computer literacy will count in your favour
  • Hospitality shifts
  • Passionate about seasonal garden produce
Responsibilities
  • Daily baking of variety of artisan baked goods and produce

Please send CV and salary expectation to [email protected]

We require an energetic person with lots of initiative to own our food safety and quality management systems for food production areas on the farm. It will entail ensuring that products are produced in accordance with high quality and food safety standards.

Requirements
  • BSc/BTech/National Diploma in Food Technology/Biotechnology/Microbiology
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in an FMCG environment focused on food safety
  • HACCP and FSSC 22000 experience essential
Responsibilities
  • Manage quality and safety standards of food products.
  • Training of staff in food safety
  • Control documents including implementation where required
  • Offer continuous support to Production, NPD and Procurement.
  • Responsable for resolving non-conformance and ongoing improvement of food safety and quality systems and processes.

Please send CV and salary expectation to [email protected]

This is a great opportunity for an operations manager to join our E-commerce team at Babylonstoren to help grow and improve our operations in Johannesburg.

Our team is driven, takes initiative and is always looking for new and better ways to do things, and so should you. You need to be solution oriented with experience in process improvement, operations or logistics within an e-commerce environment.

A passion for process, efficiency and delighting the customer with strong attention to detail and project management skills, are essential to succeed in this position.

Requirements
  • Relevant tertiary qualification (eg. Logistics, Industrial Engineering, Business Management)
  • A minimum of 3 years' experience working in an E-commerce retail environment with the focus on supply chain management, logistics or business management
  • Knowledge and experience in fresh food retail industry advantageous
  • Excellent command of Afrikaans & English, with exceptional writing and communication skills
  • Strong analytical ability to evaluate end-to-end customer experience across multiple channels
  • Collaborative work style; good interpersonal skills and able to work well in groups
  • Natural leader and facilitator
  • Flexible and adaptable to a fast-paced environment
  • Solutions orientated
  • Must be able to work under pressure
Responsibilities
  • Overseeing all E-commerce warehouse operations in Johannesburg
  • Working closely with the Logistics and E-commerce coordinators to oversee daily operations
  • Develop forecast planning of resources
  • Strategically plan and manage logistics, warehouse and transportation services
  • Develop efficient methods to help build and maintain accurate stock, inventory, warehousing and dispatch controls
  • Identify and lead process changes and improvement recommendations for our fresh deliveries and subscription services
  • Work closely with drivers to ensure every order is processed and delivered on time

Please send CV and salary expectation to [email protected]

Babylonstoren is looking for a skilled photographer to join our team. The candidate will mainly be responsible for product photography, but an eye to capture lifestyle images will be advantageous.

Requirements
  • Tertiary qualification in photography (diploma / degree)
  • Experience with studio lighting and setup
  • Proficient in Photoshop and Lightroom
  • Hard worker with an eagerness to learn and grow
  • Go-getter who will thrive in a fast paced working environment
  • An interest in videography will count in your favour
Responsibilities
  • Photograph products for E-commerce
  • Edit and retouch photos
  • Assist in setting up and managing a photography studio
  • Maintain consistency and quality of product photos
  • Assist marketing team with content creation
  • Part-time position, with prospect of full-time

Please send CV, portfolio and salary expectation to [email protected]

The team at Babylonstoren is looking to appoint a passionate Senior Chef to join our Babel team!

Requirements
  • A culinary degree
  • 2-3 years’ experience as a senior chef
  • Fluent in Afrikaans and English
  • Willing to work hospitality shifts
Responsibilities
  • Manages day to day operations so they are consistently delivered to the highest standards of compliance, efficiency and quality.
  • Achieve budget targets regarding sales and costs
  • Training, development and retention of all staff
  • Health, safety and hygiene
  • Implementation of innovative ideas that was agreed upon by Executive and Head chefs
  • Implement advanced product knowledge of what is in season and share with restaurant guests
  • Innovation on a daily basis in connection with food, service methods and all other aspects of the kitchen
  • Constant improving and optimising of current service flow and standard of food, working with the head and executive chef to implement
  • Create dishes at our popular Italian- and Meat evenings

Please send CV and salary expectation to [email protected]

We need trustworthy and hard-working gardeners to join our Garden team.

Requirements
  • Experience in growing of vegetables, fruits and general garden work.
  • Good communication in Afrikaans and English
  • Professional appearance
  • Energetic & strong
  • No criminal record
  • Must be able to act responsibly under all circumstances
  • Have respect for company equipment and procedures
  • Salary dependant on knowledge and experience

Preferably a resident in nearby towns (Paarl, Lanquedoc, Pniel, Kylemore or Simondium)

Please send CV and salary expectation to [email protected]

The team at Babylonstoren is looking for the best Wine Sales Representative to take them to the next level.

Requirements
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in the liquor industry or as Sales Representative
  • Extensive wine knowledge
  • Fluent in Afrikaans and English
  • Valid driver’s license & own reliable vehicle
  • Strong commercial ability to make good judgements and take quick decisions
  • An outgoing personality as well as a passion for sales
  • Knowledge of liquor sale laws in the jurisdictions in which they will be operating.
Responsibilities
  • Execute trade initiatives ensuring that volume and activation targets are achieved consistently.
  • Ensure that all opportunities are identified to maximize business portfolio growth.
  • Consistently sell in-model stock ensuring that out-of-stock scenarios are avoided wherever possible.
  • Update clients on new product launches
  • Promote new products in a way that maximises exposure for the brand
  • Keep the sales team informed about changes to products and vintages
  • Assist in developing marketing strategies
  • They must work closely with the wine marketing manager. Knowledge of the wine market and customer demographic will be key to producing successful marketing campaigns.
  • Assist with logistics to ensure an adequate supply of wine and stock available to meet sale forecasts and for special events.
  • Support clients with any need they may have regarding wine sales.

Please send CV and salary expectation to [email protected]