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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

Babylonstoren is looking for an energetic butcher with experience in meat processing to become part of the Meat Room team.

Requirements

  • Relevant qualification
  • Minimum of 4–5 years’ experience as a butcher (or working in a butchery)
  • Afrikaans and English speaking
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good administrative and planning skills are essential
  • Own transport

Please send CV and salary expectation to [email protected].

Babylonstoren is looking for an experienced digital marketer who is excited by the prospect of designing, launching and optimising the digital marketing strategy that scales our e-commerce business. You know how to drive performance through all marketing channels and how to nurture an audience to grow lifetime value through repeat engagement. You enjoy collaboration and relish the prospect of being part of a small team in a fast-paced environment. You spot opportunities in data and enjoy working closely with creative teams to develop campaigns that succeed.

The non-negotiables:

  • Excellent communication skills in both Afrikaans and English - excellent written grammar and spelling
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or a related field preferred
  • At least 5 years’ experience in e-commerce, marketing or other relevant functions
  • Top Achiever
  • Digital Marketing experience is a MUST – implementation and management – with a strong focus on email marketing, social media marketing and conversion optimisation
  • Experience with SEO & SEM
  • Highly driven and motivated to drive meaningful sales revenue for the business through innovative initiatives
  • An inquisitive mind with a passion for data - be highly analytical, using data to inform decisions
  • An understanding of e-commerce and the key levers that drive sales in an e-commerce environment
  • Tech Savvy - have a passion for technology and how to use technological solutions to improve performance
  • A strong strategic thinker with creative mindset - be able to craft numerous campaigns across many products and countries
  • Solutions-oriented - have a can-do attitude and high energy
  • Highly organized and efficient
  • An eye for design.
  • A passion and enthusiasm for all things digital.

The daily work:

  • Plan and manage Babylonstoren’s digital marketing activity, including SEO/SEM, email and performance marketing.
  • On-going product management, marketing, and analysis to support e-commerce goals and objectives.
  • Lead integrated digital marketing campaigns from concept to completion.
  • Implement a retention marketing strategy that utilises optimised user journeys to drive repeat purchase and maximise LTV.
  • Work closely with the Babylonstoren’s brand team to ensure digital campaigns are aligned with overall objectives and brand values.
  • Manage activity budgets, track spend and highlight amendments.
  • Report on the performance of all digital marketing channels using relevant analytics tools
  • Audit e-commerce platforms continuously and correct as needed to ensure proper product -information, content, images, pricing, etc.
  • Ability to interpret web analytics, tracking and reporting
  • Analyse customer demographic and purchasing behaviour to maximise sales.
  • Plan for user testing and A/B analysis as needed for an optimal experience.
  • Initiate and manage customer landing pages / microsites / promotional collections to drive optimal business performance
  • Monitor competitive websites, industry trends and new technology and digital services ensuring that the brand is staying on the forefront of industry standards.
  • Evaluate emerging technologies. Provide thought leadership and perspective for adoption where appropriate.
  • Use analytic tools (Google Analytics, Facebook Analytics, Instagram Insights) to help inform content strategy

Our environment is fast-paced, innovative and performance-driven, so fits someone who is personally well-organised and self-driven, has a keen eye for detail, looks to find solutions and has the self-confidence to make decisions and/or escalate when necessary. We're a small collaborative team, sometimes our priorities change so you've got to be comfortable with ambiguity, be able to wear lots of hats and adapt easily as we continue to grow.

Please send CV and salary expectation to [email protected].

Babylonstoren has an exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate about flower bouquets and garden decor to become part of the Babylonstoren team.

Requirements

  • Matric
  • 3 years’ relevant experience
  • Afrikaans and English speaking
  • Creative talent and skills to make interesting and unusual seasonal green combinations
  • Daily outdoor harvest of fresh material
  • Able to work quickly and under pressure within a team
  • Adaptable to change
  • Must enjoy working with tourists
  • Must be willing to work tourism/hospitality hours
  • Positive and energetic

Responsibilities

  • Making bouquets and seasonal decor items with a unique Babylonstoren character
  • Decor for events

Please send CV and salary expectation to [email protected].

Babylonstoren is looking for a team player to join our Soap factory team that work hard to deliver the best quality and most beautiful soap and body products!

Requirements:

  • Matric
  • Fluent in Afrikaans and English
  • Experience in this field will be advantageous.
  • Demonstrated competency in mathematics
  • Quality-driven
  • Interest in soap and body products
  • Planning, Organising, Execution and Monitoring skills
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Action & Results Oriented
  • Assertive & Resilient
  • Proactive and ability to multitask
  • Clear, timely and effective communication skills both verbally and in writing
  • Willing to work on certain weekends

Responsibilities:

  • Manufacturing of products under supervision.
  • Continuous improvement through innovative solutions.
  • Achieving/maintaining of the equipment and processes in full compliance with guidelines
  • Participating in team projects and supporting other organizational departments
  • Ensure delivery of quality products and comply with Good Manufacturing Practise (GMP).
  • Adhere to Health & Safety Procedures
  • Continuously build and support a sound quality assurance culture aligned to GMP within company and Continuous Improvement system (5S)
  • Assist with Soap workshops.
  • Sampling of raw materials received and products manufactured and keeping retention samples

Please send CV and salary expectation to [email protected].

Are you passionate about all things HR in the workplace? Then this position at Babylonstoren is just for you!

Requirements:

  • A Degree/Diploma in the Human Resource Management field
  • 5 years relevant industry experience
  • Fluent in Afrikaans and English
  • Experience in WSP/ATR’s and Employment Equity Reporting will be to your advantage
  • People oriented and results driven
  • Competence to build and effectively assist in managing interpersonal relationships at all levels of the company
  • In-depth knowledge of Labour Law and HR compliance
  • Own transport

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with WSP/ATR and Employment Equity reporting
  • Assisting in Recruitment and New Employee Induction Process
  • Day to day ad hoc and administrative HR related tasks
  • Disciplinary process support
  • Assist with Performance appraisal process
  • Health and Safety Administration
  • Assisting with development and monitoring of overall HR strategies, systems and procedures across the organization
  • Assist in training needs to apply and monitor training programs
  • Assist in general HR legal compliance processes

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].

We have an exciting position with exposure to citrus and stone fruit, for someone with a passion for farming!

Requirements
  • A Degree in this field
  • 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
  • Knowledge of stone/pome fruit will be to your advantage
  • Must be able to work under pressure and perform
Responsibilities
  • Personnel management, development and motivation
  • Management of production unit
  • Handling of audits
  • Management of day-to-day activities on the farm
  • Budget and Costing management
  • Management of fertilising and pest control programmes
  • Irrigation scheduling
  • Admin

Please send CV and salary expectation to [email protected].

Babylonstoren is looking for someone who loves nature and has a sound knowledge of growing fruit.

Requirements
  • Experience and qualification in Horticulture/Agriculture
  • Good knowledge of and experience in growing fruit (citrus, stone fruit, berries)
  • Energetic and hands-on, skilled in pruning, training systems and woodwork
  • Wide knowledge of plants and passion for diversity
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good interpersonal relationships, must be comfortable to communicate in English and Afrikaans
  • Ability to lead and take responsibility
Responsibilities
  • Maintenance and expansion of our fruit collections, including citrus, stone fruit, pome fruit and berries
  • The person will share the garden and fruit collection with visitors in various ways, such as workshops and garden tours

Please send CV and salary expectation to [email protected].

This is a great opportunity to join the dynamic e-commerce team at Babylonstoren and to help us grow and improve our product offering 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 food procurement in an e-commerce environment. This role suits a highly motivated individual who thrives in a fast-paced, exciting, agency-style team environment and who can easily adapt to changing market and organisational requirements. You need to be passionate about your work to the point where it inspires others.

Requirements
  • Relevant commercial degree/diploma
  • A minimum of 3-5 years retail buying experience
  • Proven experience managing a fresh foods/FMCG department
  • Knowledge of logistics/warehousing and delivery systems and procedures
  • Strong negotiation and financial management skills
  • Good understanding of quality control procedures for fresh foods
  • Excellent command of Afrikaans & English
  • Collaborative work style; good interpersonal skills and able to work well in groups
  • Proactive, positive individual with a sense of ownership
  • Passionate about success & driven by achieving goals
  • Flexible and adaptable to a fast paced environment
  • Must be able to work under pressure
Responsibilities
  • Source and buy product in support of our e-commerce strategy
  • Supplier, team and profit management to achieve all KPI's
  • Identify and prioritise key strategies in line with the e-commerce operating plan
  • Develop efficient methods to help build and maintain accurate stock, inventory and warehousing controls
  • Build and maintain strong supplier relationships
  • Ensure quality of all products sourced is in line with our product quality standard
  • Managing risk and procedures associated with cold chain/fresh produce
  • Implement and continuously improve the quality control procedure
  • Minimise stock wastage

Please send CV and salary expectation to [email protected].

If you are passionate about Maths, child development and helping learners reach their full potential, this position at Babylonstoren’s Aftercare Centre might be just for you.

Requirements

  • Qualified in Maths
  • Afrikaans and English speaking
  • Must be available to work Monday to Friday 14h00–16h30
  • Must be willing to help Grade 1 to Grade 12 learners with homework and homeschooling
  • Goal orientated, patient and enthusiastic about working with learners
  • Licence and PDP: Code 8
  • Own transport

Responsibilities

  • Giving extra maths exercises when learners are struggling with sums
  • Doing maths projects with learners during school holidays
  • Helping junior learners with maths assignments

Send CV with notice period and salary expectation to [email protected].

Babylonstoren is looking for a media and communication intern to join our team for six months – someone who has excellent language and design skills and possesses strong interpersonal skills.

The successful candidate will be assisting with the day-to-day operation of the office, internal design work, content creation, media visits and media administration, as well as location management of shoots.

Skills and Requirements

  • Strong digital skills with experience in design programs such as InDesign and Photoshop
  • Understanding of all primary social media platforms and online content creation
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Possess strong communication skills and extensive knowledge in building relationships
  • Fluent in both written and spoken Afrikaans and English
  • Ability to work according to tight deadlines, multitask efficiently and with an eye for attention to detail
  • Proactive, reliable, takes initiative
  • Own computer
  • Run errands (which means own transport is required)
  • Interest in the travel, wine or food industry
  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in languages, journalism, PR or related field will count in your favour

Key functions

  • Updating of copy and images on online platforms
  • Research and gather content for media related purposes
  • Facilitation of proofreading, translation, and checking of facts for all entity documents
  • Coordination of artwork and printing
  • Update archive of published media
  • Respond to customer enquiries
  • Coordination of media visits, shoots and media administration

Please send CV and salary expectation to [email protected].

Babylonstoren is looking for an experienced Traffic or Production Manager – it’s a fast-paced role that will help you hone your project management skills.

You are someone who is excellent at planning and administration, as well as creating and sticking to processes. You enjoy collaboration and relish the prospect of being part of a small, creative team.

Requirements

  • Proven project and account management experience
  • Adept at briefing creative teams and reporting back to different departments
  • Experience with print production will count in your favour
  • Excellent communication skills in Afrikaans and English
  • Organised and able to multitask
  • Excellent people skills
  • Skilled at working under pressure
  • An eye for detail
  • Flexible and adaptable

Responsibilities

Your main responsibility will be to ensure that all marketing and design collateral flows efficiently to creative and production departments, to keep everyone on task and projects on deadline, handling the logistics and keeping all parties updated on the progress.

  • Meet with different departments to learn more about new project details and give progress updates on existing projects, communicating any issues
  • Create detailed schedules and set deadlines for various stages of a project
  • Distribute assignments to creative teams and other departments, depending on their availability and priorities
  • Monitor projects and workloads, adjusting assignments and deadlines accordingly
  • Work with freelancers and ensure they have the resources needed for their job
  • Liaise with printers to get quotes, proofs and printing for all design work

Our environment is fast paced, innovative and performance driven, so fits someone who is personally well organised and self-driven, has a keen eye for detail, looks to find solutions and has the self-confidence to make decisions and/or escalate when necessary. We're a small collaborative team and sometimes our priorities change, so you have to be comfortable with ambiguity, be able to wear many hats and adapt easily as we continue to grow.

Please send CV and salary expectation to [email protected].