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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

This position offers an excellent opportunity to join the dynamic Babylonstoren team to create visuals and branding on various print and digital platforms. The role suits an innovative, problem-solving, and highly motivated individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment and can easily adapt to creative requests.

The position is based in Simondium (on site at Babylonstoren). Working as part of a high-performance and service-driven group that prides itself in attracting the finest talent, our environment is always buzzing with energy and smart, motivated people working on finding the best design solutions.

Requirements

  • A relevant degree or certification in design or visual art.
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience (web, digital and print).
  • Extensive experience in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, XD) or similar software.
  • A portfolio showcasing visual communication and storytelling through illustration, graphic design and typography.
  • Extensive experience with the best practices required for design.
  • Extensive experience with digital design work.
  • A demonstrated passion for creative problem-solving via visual communication.
  • Must be detail orientated.
  • A team player with a can-do attitude, strong work ethic, high integrity, and a willingness to adapt and learn from constructive feedback.
  • Excellent time-management skills.
  • Must be fluent in English and Afrikaans.

Responsibilities

  • Visualising, designing and developing engaging designs from concept to final deliverables for print and digital assets, including websites, social media, emails, and landing pages in a brand-compliant manner while helping expand creative possibilities.
  • Conceptualise and create designs and printed materials such as packaging, labels, brochures, flyers, etc., integrating executive and stakeholder feedback into the final designs.
  • Producing print ready files in litho, flexo and digital print runs.
  • Work within a brand guidelines to maintain a consistent brand image
  • Work closely with departments to effectively bring a brand message to life through design.
  • Maintain brand consistency throughout all design projects.
  • Adhere to brief deadlines.
  • Proactively provide ideas and develop interactive designs reflecting the latest design trends.
  • Attend meetings and campaign reviews to better understand design requirements and contribute to projects.
  • Stay up to date with industry best practices.
  • Strive to generate clear, innovative ideas and creative concepts.

Please send CV and an indication of your salary expectation to [email protected].

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

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree / BTech diploma in facility management or similar field or similar work experience.
  • Grade 12 certificate
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in maintenance
  • Fluent in Afrikaans and English
  • 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 multi-task
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • A valid driver’s license

Responsibilities

  • Act as liaison between operations and maintenance
  • To improve workforce productivity and work quality
  • Eliminating potential delays through planning and coordination of labour, parts, material and equipment access.
  • Responsible for maintenance of records and files essential to meaningful analysis and reporting of maintenance related matters
  • Job knowledge for what needs to be done, required labour hours etc
  • Coordinate equipment downtime
  • Responsible for ongoing planned and yearly shut down maintenance.
  • Assist with development of annual overhaul/shutdown schedules
  • Assist with all administrative related tasks
  • Maintain workshop (receiving and dispatch of stock to site)

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

Babylonstoren is looking for a Senior Food and Beverage Manager to be responsible for managing our Greenhouse Restaurant’s menu offering and for delivering an excellent guest experience.

Requirements

  • Chef Degree/Diploma
  • Proven food and beverage management experience
  • Fluent in Afrikaans and English
  • Working knowledge of various computer software programs (MS Office, restaurant management software, POS Micros/Sage/PO systems)
  • Ability to spot and resolve problems efficiently
  • Flexibility with regard to working hours
  • Mastery in delegating multiple tasks
  • Communication and leadership skills
  • Up to date with food and beverage trends and best practices
  • Ability to think out of the box and create a unique experience for guests
  • Ability to manage staff and meet financial targets
  • Guest-orientated and service-minded

Responsibilities

  • Manage all Greenhouse F&B and day-to-day operations within budgeted guidelines and to the highest standards
  • Manage Greenhouse pop-up shop, Spice Garden, Healing Garden, workshops
  • Preserve excellent levels of internal and external customer service
  • Design and create menus, purchase goods and continuously make necessary improvements in line with farm and garden harvesting schedules and Babylonstoren’s look and feel
  • Identify customer needs and respond proactively to all concerns
  • Lead F&B team by attracting, recruiting, training and appraising talented staff
  • Establish targets, KPIs, schedules, policies and procedures

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

We’re looking for an all-rounder software 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.

Technical Requirements

  • Significant knowledge and experience (5+ years) in TypeScript, NestJS / Express (with Mikro-ORM, GraphQL), and Angular (with Angular Material, NGXS, Apollo GraphQL).
  • Previous exposure to the following would be beneficial: GCP (Kubernetes, CloudSQL - MySQL, Redis, CloudRun, Stackdriver, etc.), GitLab, Jira / Confluence, CloudFlare, Terraform and Helm.
  • 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, just outside Franschhoek/Paarl, requires a hardworking, reliable and committed bakery production manager to join the team.

Key functions

  • Planning of production capacity
  • Production
  • Quality control

Requirements

  • Punctuality and tidiness
  • Baking experience – both savoury snacks, patisserie, and artisan breads
  • Computer literacy
  • Own transport will be to your advantage
  • Must be able to work shifts
  • Experience

Send your application to [email protected].

Babylonstoren, just outside Franschhoek, requires the services of a passionate restaurant manager to join the team.

Minimum requirements

  • At least 3 years’ experience as restaurant manager
  • Grade 12 is essential
  • Relevant qualification
  • Afrikaans and English speaking
  • Must be available to work weekends/evenings as well as public holidays (hospitality hours)
  • Own transport
  • Client services experience is essential
  • Able to work under pressure

Key functions

  • Managing staff
  • Liaise between FOH and BOH where needed
  • Focus on best guest experience

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

A great opportunity to join the dynamic cheese production team at Babylonstoren and to help us grow and improve our production capabilities for our award-winning water buffalo cheese alongside our Jersey milk product.

This role suits a highly motivated individual who thrives in a fast-paced, exciting environment and who will easily adapt to changing markets and organisational requirements. You need to be positive and passionate about your work to the point where it inspires others.

A passion for production, efficiency and management, plus strong attention to quality are essential to succeed in this position.

Requirements

  • Relevant tertiary qualification
  • At least 3–5 years’ total work experience, including strong and demonstrable management experience
  • Experience within a food production environment; gelato experience will be an advantage
  • Proven project management skills
  • Data-driven decision-making abilities
  • Experience in process optimisation
  • Passion for operations and organisation performance
  • Creative approach to day-to-day challenges and a strong sense of ambition to solving issues and achieving targets
  • Fluent in Afrikaans and English, with exceptional writing and communication skills
  • Fresh produce knowledge would be advantageous
  • Firm grasp of managing live milking shed to production will be an advantage

Responsibilities

  • Manage various product categories and all-inclusive responsibilities of dairy production
  • Manage budgets and financial targets
  • Initiate marketing actions of relevant products
  • Oversee daily operational functions including, but not limited to, supply chain, inventory, production, forecasting, quality, food safety, production process and maintenance
  • Strategically plan and manage operational projects
  • Manage production teams on site and liaise with Head of Production and Development regarding facilities
  • Focus on continuous improvement
  • Focus on upscaling
  • Ensure exceptional quality and timely production of all products
  • Initiate and support new product development
  • Identify and implement growth strategies
  • Ensure that the company culture is upheld

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

Babylonstoren is looking for an exceptional Deputy Hotel GM who is passionate about managing all aspects of an hotel. The position also involves additional food and beverage duties. The ideal candidate is an experienced, professional, and driven individual with excellent interpersonal and administrative skills.

Requirements

  • A hospitality degree.
  • Fluent in Afrikaans and English
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in the Food and Beverage Industry.
  • Experience in managing more than one restaurant simultaneously will be advantageous.
  • Good understanding of management principles and proven experience of working in the hotel industry.
  • Excellent leadership skills, with the ability to assist in motivating and developing a hotel service team.
  • Genuine desire to serve the needs of customers, with a strong personal responsibility for achieving customer satisfaction.
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, organisational, and communication skills.
  • Good conflict management and problem-solving skills.
  • Integrity and honesty.
  • Proven project management skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure.

Responsibilities

  • Assisting the Hotel GM to manage the overall day-to-day hotel operations, as well as the food and beverage outlets on the farm.
  • Assist the Hotel GM to manage sales and marketing, housekeeping, front desk (including all reception and concierge staff and operations), food and beverage, Chef/kitchen, leisure, human resources, accounts, and other aspects as required.
  • Adhere to agreed budgets and maintain applicable quality standards and records.
  • Quality control of all aspects, including hygiene and health and safety.
  • Meet your targets and those of the hotel as a whole.
  • Contribute to the training and development of the hotel team.
  • Adhere to statutory obligations and agreed-upon quality and best-practice guidelines.
  • Train the hotel team to confidently resolve customer queries.
  • Manage customers’ expectations, and deal with and resolve all queries.

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

Babylonstoren, just outside Franschhoek, has an exciting opportunity for a senior chef who is detail orientated and has a visual, simplistic style.

Minimum requirements

  • Applicable qualification as chef will be to your advantage
  • Minimum of five years’ experience as a senior chef
  • Knowledge of taste and flavour combinations
  • Skilled in visual presentation with an eye for detail
  • Up to date with global food trends
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Afrikaans and English speaking
  • Own transport

Responsibilities

  • Mentoring, developing, and managing staff to prepare new, original dishes daily according to availability of fresh produce from the garden
  • Stock management, price calculation and purchasing
  • Optimisation of kitchen processes
  • Maintaining safety standards

Please send CV with notice period and salary expectations to [email protected].

Babylonstoren is looking for an exceptional Payroll Administrator who is personable, detail orientated, and passionate about managing all aspects of payroll and time and attendance administration.

Requirements

  • Grade 12 (Matric) with an HR qualification
  • Minimum five years’ previous experience in a similar role
  • At least 3 – 4 years’ working experience with Sage 300 software (compulsory)
  • Advanced knowledge and experience of working in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Fluent in Afrikaans and English
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organisational and time-management skills
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Meticulous and accurate
  • Hard-working individual
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality whilst working with employees’ personal information
  • Ability to work well under pressure

Responsibilities

  • Payroll processing of bi-weekly wages and monthly salaries for the Group of Companies
  • Prepare and submit monthly EMP201, UIF and Momentum reports timeously, ensure payments are made, and accounts are reconciled
  • Prepare and submit annual IRP5 and WCA/RMA returns
  • Manage employee onboarding and offboarding per the agreed company procedures on Sage People software
  • Maintain employee files utilising a database system and Sage People software
  • Gathering payroll-related data, including garnishments and other payroll deductions
  • Reviewing and calculating hours worked
  • Submitting payroll reports and timesheets timeously
  • Manage time and attendance applications

Please send CV with notice period and salary expectations to [email protected].

Babylonstoren’s Retail department has grown significantly, and we are looking for a dynamic Warehouse Assistant to join our team. You must be detail orientated with an energetic and positive attitude to complement the current company culture.

Requirements

  • A National Senior Certificate qualification (Matric / Grade 12)
  • Proven, relevant experience in warehousing
  • Computer literate
  • 2 – 3 years’ warehouse experience
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Valid forklift license
  • Ability to multitask
  • Available to work on weekends
  • Fluent in Afrikaans and English, with exceptional writing and communication skills
  • Experience in fresh produce will be advantageous

Responsibilities

  • Stock receiving and dispatch process
  • Quality checks at receiving
  • Coordinating stock control operations in the warehouse
  • Carrying out regular inventory audits
  • Keeping track of stock supply and storages
  • General warehouse maintenance

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

Babylonstoren is looking for a passionate, friendly Customer Service Officer to join their dynamic Online Shop team.

Minimum requirements

  • A completed National Senior Certificate qualification (matric / Grade 12)
  • A relevant tertiary qualification
  • At least two years’ experience in customer service
  • An e-commerce background will be beneficial
  • Fluent in Afrikaans and English, with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Professional telephone etiquette and good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multitask and work under pressure
  • Computer literate
  • Neat and detail orientated
  • Team player attitude
  • Available to work on weekends

Key functions will include, amongst others

  • Receiving telephone calls
  • Handling customer queries via email, phone calls, etc.
  • Handling personal shopper duties
  • Administering the online shop’s support platforms (Zendesk, Freshdesk, etc.)
  • Supporting the operational team with daily administrative tasks

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

What is Candide? (A brief history)

Candide was established in 2017 and has assumed many guises over the years. Throughout each evolution the team had a singular mission: to allow gardeners and the gardening sector as a whole to leverage technology and help their businesses prosper.

From our award-winning proprietary Plant ID technology , our custom-built Public Gardens admissions system, our unique, won’t-find-it-anywhere-else Plant Marketplace to our vibrant social network for plant lovers around the world, no stone has been left unturned.

The next chapter for Candide is equally exciting: we’re doing it all again, but with a twist. This time, instead of providing general services to the sector, we are focussing solely on the use cases of our most innovative garden clients. Candide’s renewed impetus is to empower these trail blazers to flourish and harness the true potential of the technology that we’ve built. These gardens include Babylonstoren, The Newt In Somerset in the UK, Vignamaggio in Italy, and a few more yet to be revealed (but equally dazzling)! Our clients aren’t your average park walkabouts, they are sophisticated, connected, pristine examples of closed-loop farm-to-plate businesses with vast complexity. Our technology runs their membership schemes, manages their restaurants, integrates with their hotel booking systems and touches every part of their visitors’ experience – we even provide their wifi. However, Candide’s vision for our clients doesn’t stop there: next up, we are reimagining their e-commerce engine and building companion native mobile apps to help take their operations to the next level.

The role

You will be joining an established data team to provide analysis and insight across our growing hospitality and e-commerce businesses. The team has built a solid foundation of core reports and are now planning to expand into different parts of the business units, as well as delivering new, more sophisticated types of analyses. You will play a key role in helping the data team achieve its long-term mission: to embed data into every decision, interaction, and process throughout the business units. To do this, you will partner with a wide range of teams across our globally distributed organisation, build deep expertise in their areas of business, and help them realise the true value of the data they collect.

In pursuit of the team's longer-term objectives, you will also have the opportunity to influence the organisation's data strategy and work on key strategic projects. An important current initiative is the creation of a new cloud data warehouse, using Google BigQuery. Working closely with our dedicated data engineers, you will help build the core data models in the data warehouse, and in doing so, unlock exciting new opportunities for our data and business analysts to produce actionable insight.

Our technology

  • ETL tools as data pipelines
  • Data warehouse: BigQuery
  • Data visualisation: Tableau and Data Studio
  • Jobs: Kubernetes CronJob and Cloud Run
  • CRM: Hubspot
  • Behaviour analytics: GA (Universal Analytics variant) and GA4

What we’re looking for

Core skills and experience: - Strong SQL skills and experience mentoring others in SQL - Extensive experience with a BI tool, e.g. Tableau, Power BI, Data Studio - Knowledge of data modelling within a data warehouse

Desirable skills and experience:

  • Experience with Google Analytics, and more generally with analysing behavioural data from websites and mobile apps
  • Experience with leveraging hospitality and/or e-commerce data
  • Exposure to agile ways of working and product development
  • Coding skills in Python or R
  • Experience in working with a CRM system, e.g. HubSpot
  • Exposure to or interest in engineering best practices, e.g. version control, automated testing and monitoring/alerting.

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

Babylonstoren has a terrific opportunity for a Food Buyer to join their dynamic team. The successful candidate will assist in expanding our food product offering; we’re looking for a solution-oriented, resourceful individual with experience in both fresh and long-life foods, supplier management and food procurement.
The ideal candidate must have natural leadership qualities, be able to work in a cross-functional team and take lead on their tasks and responsibilities. The role suits a highly motivated individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment and who can easily adapt to the changing market and organisational requirements.

Requirements

  • A relevant commercial degree/diploma
  • Minimum 5-8 years’ fresh food retail buying experience
  • Previous experience in a procurement management role, with demonstrable results in complex buying within a fresh food manufacturing environment, are essential
  • Fluent in Afrikaans and English, with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Good planning and project management skills
  • Strong financial buying and financial management skills, in particular cost make up, cost controlling, profit management and financial reporting capabilities
  • Knowledge of logistics/warehousing, delivery systems and procedures, end-to-end supply chain process, and key influencing factors
  • Entrepreneurial approach to initiating and co-ordinating innovative, viable product ranges for our customer target
  • Strong customer and retail orientation
  • Excellent computer skills in all facets of use as buying tool

Responsibilities

  • Establish and implement a category strategy in line with a food strategy to deliver targets and grow customer base
  • Identify, analyse and interpret lifestyle, industry, retail and food trends to establish a category strategy and an annual operating plan
  • Play a leading and co-ordinating role within the product development and food technology teams to source, produce and buy food products in support of our food strategy
  • Perform end-to-end commercial activities relevant to procurement of food products
  • Identify, evaluate and manage suppliers through building and maintaining strong, sustainable relationships with both new and existing suppliers, whilst drawing on experience from the industry to optimise supply and profitability
  • Manage supplier and farm supply production profit to achieve all KPI's
  • Establish a supplier strategy that is long-term mutually beneficial, which supports and enables the delivery of the category and food strategies
  • Prepare and review proposals, contracts and supplier agreements for retail and legal correctness, trading term compliance, price, and acceptability of items to specifications and competitiveness with market position
  • Drive category profit targets in line with the Babylonstoren brand values
  • Manage buying stock and losses in line with targets and category strategy
  • Manage risk and procedures associated with food products
  • Ability to actively review factors influencing trade such as economic climate, competitor activity, climatic changes, shopping habits, and customer trends, and implement tactical plans to meet demands and targets in line with the category strategy and Babylonstoren brand values

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

Babylonstoren is looking for a dynamic and talented Digital Design Intern to join the e-commerce team for six months – someone with a keen eye for detail who eats, sleeps, and breathes all things design. The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering effective, aesthetic, on-brand, and on-strategy digital designs for the marketing team.

Skills & Requirements

  • A qualification in digital design, graphic design, or communication design
  • Good knowledge of typography with attention to detail and a meticulous eye for layout
  • Excellent Adobe suite skills (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects)
  • Fluent in English and Afrikaans, with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Go-getter attitude: someone who takes pride in their work and gets things done (not 98% done)
  • A dynamic individual with loads of grit and eagerness to learn
  • Collaborative mindset and team player
  • The ability to keep calm, multitask, and prioritise when last-minute changes or multiple reverts are required
  • Exceptional organisational and time management skills
  • The ability to thrive under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines
  • Possess a personal computer with the latest versions of the abovementioned Adobe programmes

_Please compile and submit a strong portfolio of design work (not bigger than 5 MB), specifically highlighting your digital advertising experience. _

Responsibilities

  • Work with the E-Commerce Marketing Strategist to translate and create marketing requirements into compelling campaigns and designs
  • Ensure consistency of brand and creative concept across digital customer touchpoints
  • Align ad creative with online shop newsletters
  • Maintain a strong and consistent brand identity

Please send your CV, design portfolio (not bigger than 5 MB), and salary expectation to [email protected].

Babylonstoren has an exciting opportunity for a Hotel Receptionist to join the dynamic Hotel team!

Requirements

  • A relevant diploma/degree in a hospitality field would be beneficial
  • Similar experience as a hotel receptionist would be beneficial
  • Neat, engaging, and professional individual
  • Reliable and hardworking
  • Fluent in Afrikaans and English with good communication skills
  • Willingness to work hospitality hours
  • Computer literate
  • Experience in using the OPERA system would be beneficial

Responsibilities

  • Receive and check in guests
  • Close departing guests’ accounts
  • Communication with guests and colleagues
  • Administrative tasks
  • Share knowledge of the Cape Winelands and what it has to offer

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

Babylonstoren is currently looking for a highly skilled and experienced carpenter to join the maintenance team. You will work hand in hand with the maintenance team as well as operational staff on all woodworking projects. The main aim of this position will be to construct, install and repair wooden features and furniture in our five-star hotel and garden; meticulous attention to detail will be essential to maintain a top-class appearance. The preferred candidate must be well acquainted with all wood types (local and exotic) and understand the associated mechanics of the respective wood types. Upholding safety standards is a non-negotiable aspect of this position and a practical test during the interview process may be required to ensure that the candidate has sufficient and safe working knowledge of standard industry tools and equipment.

Requirements

  • A completed National Senior Certificate qualification (matric / Grade 12)
  • A completed carpentry apprenticeship
  • 5-10 years’ woodworking experience
  • Up-to-date knowledge of carpentry techniques and methods including joining, cornering, and mortising
  • Detail orientated and accurate, with high standards when it comes to completed work
  • Able to thrive in a high-pressure work environment
  • Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Focussed on maintaining a safe work environment

Responsibilities

  • Build window frames, doors, staircases, shutters, frames and walkways
  • Read and interpret drawings and sketches. Must also be innovative and able to make own rough drawings for illustration purposes
  • Cut, shape and finish timber to precise sizes as required
  • Accuracy when making measurements for optimising recovery when ordering materials
  • Have a good understanding of blending wood to fit into surroundings and matching the finish of existing wooden structures
  • Maintain a clean, neat and safe workshop
  • Inspect existing woodwork and do regular maintenance as needed
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures

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

Babylonstoren has an exciting new position for an olive plant team leader to join the olive team.

Minimum requirements

  • A completed National Senior Certificate qualification (matric / Grade 12)
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience as a team leader/supervisor in an olive factory or food processing environment
  • Good comprehension and the ability to adapt and learn quickly
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of oil-making and table-olive processes
  • Formal food safety training will be an advantage
  • Previous experience in CCP management will be an advantage
  • Willingness to work overtime, night shift, and over weekends, when operationally required
  • A valid South African driving licence will be an advantage

Responsibilities

  • Supervision and recordkeeping of quality checks, CCP’s, cleaning procedures, production reports and stock items in the production facility
  • Management of stock items in the facility for production purposes
  • Supervision of personnel on the production floor and responsible for work efficiency of staff
  • Running of bottling and canning production lines, and assisting with bottling and labelling activities as needed
  • Comply with food safety, health and safety, and housekeeping requirements, according to prescribed audit guidelines
  • Participate in the workplace efficiency program and comply with housekeeping

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

Babylonstoren is looking for an exceptional Cost Controller who is personable, detail orientated, and passionate about managing all aspects of a business’ costing administration.

Requirements

  • A completed National Senior Certificate qualification (matric / Grade 12) and a relevant tertiary qualification in finance and/or costing
  • Minimum five years’ experience in costing with manufacturing concern
  • Experience using ERP systems
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, with advanced Excel skills
  • Fluent in Afrikaans and English

Responsibilities

  • Product costing, inventory reporting and maintenance – compare actual costs to estimates and analyse any variances
  • Preparation of cost estimates/quotes for new products/customers and product changes
  • Update BOMs as necessary
  • Assist with stock counts
  • Load cost estimates/quotes
  • Assist with recons/schedules
  • Prepare accurate records for old and new product costings
  • Maintain inventory and products
  • Draw audit information on a continuous basis

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

Babylonstoren’s Retail department has grown significantly, and we are looking for a dynamic Warehouse Assistant to join our team in Midrand, Johannesburg. You must be detail orientated with an energetic and positive attitude to complement the current company culture.

Requirements

  • A National Senior Certificate qualification (Matric / Grade 12)
  • Proven, relevant experience in warehousing
  • Computer literate
  • 2 – 3 years’ warehouse experience
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Valid forklift license
  • Ability to multitask
  • Available to work on weekends
  • Fluent in Afrikaans and English, with exceptional writing and communication skills
  • Experience in fresh produce will be advantageous

Responsibilities

  • Stock receiving and dispatch process
  • Quality checks at receiving
  • Coordinating stock control operations in the warehouse
  • Carrying out regular inventory audits
  • Keeping track of stock supply and storages
  • General warehouse maintenance

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

Babylonstoren has an wonderful opportunity for an E-Commerce Projects Engineer to join its dynamic e-commerce team and help us grow and improve our operations. The ideal candidate is solution oriented with a passion for process improvement, operations and logistics in an e-commerce environment. This role suits a highly motivated individual who thrives in a fast-paced, exciting working culture and who can easily adapt to the changing market and organisational requirements. If you are passionate about your work to the point where it inspires others, this job is for you!

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or a related field
  • 0 – 3 years’ work experience
  • Ability to work within multi-disciplinary projects and teams
  • Excellent project management and supervision skills
  • Excellent organisational, time management and decision-making skills
  • Fluent in Afrikaans and English, with exceptional writing and communication skills
  • The ability to execute and follow through
  • Passion for operations and organisation performance, with a focus on processes optimisation

Responsibilities

  • Initiate continuous improvement projects
  • Execute process optimisation
  • Business process mapping
  • Implement lean management/process principles
  • Assist with logistical, warehouse and stock management projects
  • Prepare, schedule, coordinate, and monitor assigned engineering projects
  • Liaise with projects’ various departments and stakeholders
  • Operational cost monitoring
  • Focus on sustainability
  • Execute ad hoc assignments and tasks as required

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

Babylonstoren is looking for a dynamic, innovative individual to lead its brand, content and creative teams.

Requirements

  • A relevant tertiary qualification.
  • Exceptional leadership and people management skills, and ability to lead diverse teams.
  • Experience in design and concept development, with a keen eye for aesthetics.
  • Awareness of and interest in current trends.
  • Excellent communicator with strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Fluent in English and Afrikaans.
  • Digitally competent, with understanding of web design and practices.
  • Experience of social media management.
  • Flexible; the ability to quickly change priorities and adapt to a fast-changing environment.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Detail orientated.
  • Team-player attitude.

Responsibilities

Team Management

  • Leading a team of talented content creators, including photographers, designers, social media, copywriters, and PR.
  • Fostering an environment where team members can collaborate successfully and feel comfortable sharing ideas.

Brand Leadership

  • Liaising with the marketing, customer relations, sales reps and other departments to ensure consistency in brand messaging.
  • Supervising writers and proofreaders to ensure that content is created in line with Babylonstoren’s style guide and voice.
  • Updating and maintaining style guides.

Creative Input

  • Working with the e-commerce marketing team, as well as content creators and stylists, to plan campaigns around launches and key dates.
  • Providing inspiration for the team in creative sessions.
  • Leading the design team.

Social Media

  • Overseeing implementation of our social media strategy.
  • Supporting social media managers to grow social media channels whilst keeping content on brand.
  • Website and app maintenance
  • Ensure that the website and app are up to date and reflect our brand identity.

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

This position offers a wonderful opportunity to join the dynamic Babylonstoren team to assist in expanding our food product offering. The ideal candidate is solution oriented with experience in fresh and long-life foods, supplier management, food safety and food quality assurance processes. The successful candidate must possess leadership qualities, be able to work in a cross-functional team and take ownership of the position’s responsibilities. The role suits a highly motivated individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment and who can easily adapt to changing market and organisational requirements. You must be passionate about your work to the point where it inspires others. An innovative mindset and an ability to adjust to change will deliver successful job outputs and resulting job satisfaction.

Technical requirements

  • BSc Food Science or BTech Food Technology degree with 8-10 years’ experience (retail experience will be advantageous)
  • Proven, relevant industry experience and knowledge across a wide range of products
  • Understanding of high- and low-risk food processing and efficient segregation
  • Understanding of cold chain management and critical control factors regarding maintenance of food products in optimum state
  • Practical experience in and understanding of different food preparation stages and processes
  • Knowledge of technical processes and principles, i.e. HACCP, GMP, root cause analysis, supply chain, raw materials, micro and listeria management
  • Technical product knowledge, i.e. product characteristics, raw material sourcing, manufacturing processes, and quality and safety parameters
  • Knowledge of packaging functionality and application
  • Understanding of environmental management and sustainability

Desired competencies and skills

  • A project management approach for the delivery of key projects
  • Identify problems and implement effective solutions in collaboration with your supplier base
  • Well versed in relevant legislation and ability to play an influencing role
  • Team-player attitude with the ability to work effectively within a diverse team
  • Confident and able to steer decisions and principles to protect brand values
  • Excellence, high standards, and continuous improvement mindset
  • Able to work effectively in a fast-paced, stressful environment
  • Well-developed sensory skills, with diverse food experience and exposure
  • Sound business acumen and judgment, with a problem-solving approach
  • Exceptional project management, strategic development, and planning skills
  • Networking and influencing skills
  • Fluent in Afrikaans of English, with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Assertive conflict handling skills
  • Proactive, innovative, and entrepreneurial approach
  • Flexible with an ability and willingness to travel
  • Excellent computer skills in all facets of use as a technical tool

Key responsibilities:

  • Maintaining brand integrity, product safety and risk mitigation
  • Establish an innovative, safe, and technically led product plan and category strategy
  • Develop products that are at the technological cutting edge, innovative, and high quality, which also adhere to Babylonstoren’s brand values of quality, freshness, innovation, inspiration, food safety and value
  • Manage and monitor technical functions to meet the technical plan, product plan and ultimately the category strategy
  • Technical communication and liaison with the buying team, suppliers, production facilities and Farm Shop
  • Positively influence all contributing aspects of the supply chain to optimise quality and food safety
  • Lead product and process audits, including the formulation of specifications
  • Quality monitoring and reporting
  • Provide technical input into category, technical and supplier strategies and ensure effective implementation
  • Develop packaging that conform to legislation, correct nutritional information, and date marking/coding
  • Supplier sourcing and approval based on basic hygiene and risk management
  • Shelf-life assessment and implementation
  • Ensure supplier and farm supply production efficiencies and quality management
  • Source and approve raw material according to specifications and allergen management guidelines
  • Troubleshoot quality issues and perform route cause analyses
  • Uphold international standards for food manufacturing and processing, using cutting-edge equipment and processing technology knowledge and experience

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

This position offers an excellent part-time opportunity to join the dynamic Babylonstoren team to assist in expanding our farm offering. You must be solution orientated with experience in food, non-food groceries and homeware product development, and supplier management. The successful candidate must have creative and souring qualities to be able to work in a cross-functional team and take the lead on the project plan. The role suits a highly motivated individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment and who can easily adapt to changing market and organisational requirements. An innovative mindset and an ability to interpret customer needs and lifestyle changes will deliver a successful job output.

Work terms

  • 25 – 30 hours per week or as needed
  • One – two days per week at Babylonstoren, with the remaining hours spent at suppliers and working out of office or from home.

Requirements:

  • Consumer Science, BCom and or a culinary qualification is mandatory
  • 8-10 years (or more) experience in buying and/or product development or related foods experience
  • Strong culinary and food preparation skills
  • Experience with product sourcing, preparation and handling
  • Understanding of retail, foods and lifestyle trends as well as target market and range segmentation
  • Understanding of food safety requirements and factory operations
  • Ability to incorporate a product plan into supplier base
  • Understanding factory and food safety capabilities, opportunities and constraints
  • Customer knowledge and understanding – ability to select, tier, cost engineer and cost manage product ranges
  • Strong planning and project management skills
  • A team-player attitude and results-driven mindset
  • Innovative, continuous improvement and sustainability mindset
  • Computer literate (MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Proven commercial aptitude – ability to understand and use financial indicators, price engineer products in line with commercial objectives
  • Strong presentation, communication and negotiation skills
  • Understanding of packaging development and packaging design process
  • Sustainability mindset
  • Must be able to work under pressure
  • Entrepreneurial ability to initiate and coordinate innovative and viable product ranges for our customer target
  • Sound business acumen and emotional resilience
  • Flexible with the ability and willingness to travel
  • Excellent command of Afrikaans and English, with good verbal and written communication skills

Responsibilities

  • Understanding customer product needs, product inspiration and product satisfaction to establish a product retail offer for a nostalgic farm shop
  • Execute and manage the product development process to ensure that product ranges are delivering according to Babylonstoren’s brand values of quality, freshness, innovation, inspiration, food safety and value for money
  • Develop and execute a product sourcing strategy
  • Develop thriving supplier relationships to deliver mutually beneficial strategies
  • Initiate and manage the packaging development and packaging design process with customer facing messages, effective brand identity and range clarity
  • Ability to interpret market inputs and drive innovation into the product development plan to deliver a commercially viable retail offer that meets profit targets
  • Supplier and farm supply product development integration, coordination and evaluation

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

This is a wonderful opportunity to join Babylonstoren’s dynamic e-commerce team! The successful candidate will help us grow and improve our operations; you must be solution oriented with experience in process improvement, operations or logistics, ideally within an e-commerce environment. This role suits a highly motivated individual who thrives in a fast-paced, exciting environment and who can easily adapt to changing market and organisational requirements. If you are passionate about your work to the point where it inspires others, this position is for you!

Requirements – technical skills and competencies

  • Relevant tertiary qualification (e.g. Supply Chain Management, Logistics or Engineering)
  • At least five years’ work experience
  • Organisational and people management experience within a fast-moving operational environment
  • Experience within a complex warehousing or FMCG environment
  • Demonstrate a target-oriented and performance-driven attitude
  • Attention to detail
  • Fluent in Afrikaans and English, with exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • A creative approach to dealing with day-to-day challenges and a strong sense of ambition to solve issues and reach targets

Responsibilities

  • Execute and manage routine logistics and daily fulfilment operations
  • Oversee the inbound, storage, picking and packing, and outbound processes
  • Oversee inventory
  • Manage staff and team performance
  • Analyse supply chain data and performance, ensuring efficiency
  • Plan and schedule relevant operational activities
  • Drive continuous improvement projects with management
  • Monitor product quality and cold chain throughout supply chain
  • Implement effective delivery-service measures to ensure we continually satisfy our customers

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

Are you passionate about bicycles and their maintenance? You might just be the right candidate for our exciting Bicycle Mechanic position!

Requirements

  • Specialist knowledge of servicing bicycles
  • Fluent in Afrikaans and English
  • Must be able to work under pressure
  • Knowledge of general maintenance
  • Knowledge of general plumbing
  • General electrical knowledge and troubleshooting
  • Experience in painting and construction finishing
  • Good manual skills would be beneficial
  • Neat

Responsibilities

  • Maintenance of bicycles and ensuring that bicycles are always in good condition and up to standard when guests require them
  • General maintenance
  • Partially responsible for maintenance of a five-star hotel

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

Babylonstoren has an exciting new position for an Olive Assistant to join the olive team.

Minimum requirements

  • A completed National Senior Certificate qualification (Matric / Grade 12)
  • 2 – 3 years’ relevant experience in an olive factory or food processing environment
  • A valid forklift licence will be to your advantage
  • Good comprehension and ability to adapt and learn quickly
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of olive oil and table olive production processes
  • Willingness to work overtime, as well as night shift, and over weekends when operationally required

Duties

  • Execution of general olive plant activities
  • Comply with food safety, health and safety, and housekeeping requirements
  • Take part in our workplace efficiency program and comply with housekeeping
  • Assist with bottling and labelling activities
  • Forklift driver for the store area

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

Babylonstoren is looking for a skilled and brand-orientated photographer to join our team. The candidate will be responsible for product photography and editing.

Requirements

  • Tertiary qualification in photography (diploma or degree)
  • Experience with studio lighting and setup
  • Proficient in Photoshop and Lightroom software
  • Hard worker with an eagerness to learn and grow
  • Go-getter who will thrive in a fast-paced, time-demanding, high-volume environment
  • Good time management skills for both shooting and image processing
  • Organised individual with strong administrative and communication skills

Responsibilities

  • Photograph products for e-commerce
  • Edit and retouch photos
  • Setup and manage a photography studio
  • Maintain consistency and quality of product photos
  • Support the photography team with administrative duties and shoots

Please send your CV and portfolio to [email protected].

Babylonstoren has a wonderful opportunity for a Nut Production Assistant to join the water and juice team! The successful candidate will support general nut production functions.

Minimum requirements

  • A completed National Senior Certificate qualification (matric / Grade 12)
  • Experience with cleaning methods in production and food processing factories would be beneficial
  • Knowledge of HCCP and food safety
  • Fluent in Afrikaans and English
  • Reading and writing skills
  • Energetic with a positive attitude
  • Honest, reliable person with sober habits
  • Must be friendly, tidy, and able to work in a team
  • No nut allergies!

Key functions

  • Execute general production functions
  • Must be able to pack products neatly
  • Understand and apply standard hygienic operating procedures
  • Handling of chemicals
  • Handling of machines during cleaning
  • Assistance in other areas as needed

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

Babylonstoren has a wonderful opportunity for a Production Plant Assistant to join the water and juice team! The successful candidate will support general production functions, including cleaning.

Minimum requirements

  • A completed National Senior Certificate qualification (matric / Grade 12)
  • Experience in working with and handling machinery
  • Experience with cleaning methods in production and food processing factories would be beneficial
  • Knowledge of HCCP and food safety
  • Fluent in Afrikaans and English
  • Reading and writing skills
  • Energetic with a positive attitude
  • Honest, reliable person with sober habits
  • Must be friendly, tidy, and able to work in a team

Key functions

  • Execute general production functions
  • Must be able to pack products neatly
  • Understand and apply standard hygienic operating procedures
  • Handling of chemicals
  • Handling of machines during cleaning
  • Assistance in other areas as needed

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

This position offers an excellent opportunity to join the dynamic Babylonstoren team to assist in expanding our food product offering. You must be solution oriented with experience in fresh food, product development and supplier management. The successful candidate must possess leadership qualities to be able to work in a cross-functional team and take ownership of their tasks and responsibilities. The role suits a highly motivated individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment and who can easily adapt to changing market and organisational requirements. You must be passionate about your work to the point where it inspires others. An innovative mindset and an ability to adjust to change will deliver successful job outputs and resulting job satisfaction.

Key competencies

  • BSc Consumer Science, BCom and/or a culinary qualification is mandatory
  • At least 3 - 5 years’ food products development or related foods experience
  • Strong culinary and food preparation skills as well as experience with food sourcing, preparation and handling
  • A team player and results-driven individual
  • Understanding of retail, food and lifestyle trends, as well as target market and range segmentation
  • Understanding of food safety requirements and factory operations and ability to incorporate a product plan into supplier base; work closely as a team player with commercial and technical teams
  • Understanding factory and food safety capabilities, opportunities and constraints
  • Customer knowledge and understanding – ability to select, tier, cost engineer and cost manage product ranges
  • Proven commercial aptitude – ability to understand and use financial indicators and price engineer products in line with commercial objectives
  • Entrepreneurial ability to initiate and co-ordinate innovative and viable product ranges for our customer target
  • Sound business acumen and emotional resilience
  • Strong planning and project management skills
  • Innovative, continuous improvement mindset
  • Computer literate (MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Fluent in Afrikaans and English, with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong presentation, communication and negotiation skills
  • Understanding of packaging development and design processes
  • Sustainability mindset
  • Exceptional problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Must be able to work under pressure
  • Flexible with ability and willingness to travel

Responsibilities

  • Identify, analyse and interpret lifestyle, industry, retail and food trends to establish a product plan and category strategy
  • Identify latest retail and food trends delivering strategic innovation and profitable sales growth
  • Understand customer product needs, product inspiration and product satisfaction
  • Execute and manage the product development process to ensure that product ranges are delivered according to Babylonstoren’s brand values of quality, freshness, innovation, inspiration, food safety and value
  • Develop thriving supplier relationships to deliver mutual beneficial strategies
  • Continually identify potential product upgrades, whilst setting and continuously improving the quality standards and customer satisfaction of the product ranges in collaboration with the technical team
  • Initiate and manage the packaging development and design processes with customer facing messages, effective brand identity and range clarity
  • Effective interpretation and understanding of customer research and customer focus group outcomes
  • Ability to interpret and drive innovation strategy into a commercially viable product plan
  • Supplier and farm supply product development, integration, coordination and evaluation

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

Babylonstoren has an exciting opportunity for someone with a passion for retail trade and an interest in unique products. The Babylonstoren retail business consists of a Farm Shop, Home Shop, Scented Shop and Deli (including a Meat Shop, Cheese Shop and Nut Shop).

Requirements

  • Relevant qualification
  • 10 years’ experience in a managerial position in sales
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fluent in Afrikaans and English
  • Own transport
  • Must be able to work under pressure
  • Good computer skills

Responsibilities

  • Personnel management
  • Stock control, financial control and merchandising
  • Work closely with product developers and suppliers
  • Management of food safety standards with quality team

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

Babylonstoren’s warehouse in Johannesburg has grown significantly, and we are looking for a dynamic Warehouse Inbound Supervisor to join our team. You must be detail orientated with an energetic and positive attitude to complement the current company culture.

Requirements

  • A completed National Senior Certificate qualification (matric / Grade 12)
  • Proven, relevant experience in warehousing / supply chain / logistics
  • Computer literate (MS Office, Sage, handheld devices)
  • 3+ years warehouse and/or logistics experience (FMCG experience would be advantageous)
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Good interpersonal skills, with the ability to foster relationships with external and internal stakeholders
  • Superior planning ability
  • Exceptional leadership skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good self-management practices
  • Strong achievement orientation
  • Ability to adapt to and implement change effectively
  • Available to work on weekends
  • Fluent in Afrikaans and English, with exceptional writing and communication skills

Responsibilities

  • Following and implementing stock receiving processes
  • Quality and quantity checks at receiving, including clear communication on any deviations and timely corrections done
  • Coordinating stock control operations in the warehouse whilst ensuring accurate inventory
  • Managing produce according to FEFO principles
  • Reducing waste by ensuring optimal stock levels
  • Carrying out regular inventory audits
  • Keeping track of stock supply and shortages
  • General warehouse maintenance
  • Ensure and maintain a safe warehouse operation whilst driving awareness and compliance

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

Babylonstoren’s warehouse in Johannesburg has grown significantly, and we are looking for a dynamic Warehouse Outbound Supervisor to join our team. You must be detail orientated with an energetic and positive attitude to complement the current company culture.

Requirements

  • A completed National Senior Certificate qualification (matric / Grade 12)
  • Proven, relevant experience in warehousing / supply chain / logistics
  • Computer literate (MS Office, Sage, handheld devices)
  • 3+ years warehouse and/or logistics experience (FMCG experience would be advantageous)
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Good interpersonal skills, with the ability to foster relationships with external and internal stakeholders
  • Superior planning ability
  • Exceptional leadership skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good self-management practices
  • Strong achievement orientation
  • Ability to adapt to and implement change effectively
  • Available to work on weekends
  • Fluent in Afrikaans and English, with exceptional writing and communication skills

Responsibilities

  • Following and implementing stock dispatch processes
  • Quality and quantity checks at despatch including clear communication on any deviations and timely corrections done
  • Managing distribution activities (route planning, vehicle maintenance, driver management)
  • Fleet management
  • Assist with order management and courier dispatch processes
  • Return logistics
  • Carrying out regular inventory audits
  • Coordinating stock control operations in the warehouse whilst ensuring accurate inventory
  • General warehouse maintenance
  • Ensure and maintain a safe warehouse operation whilst driving awareness and compliance

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