Best price guaranteed! We check our hotel rates across the web to make sure we can offer the best price on our website.

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’s Retail Department has grown significantly, and we are looking for a dynamic Procurement Coordinator to join our team. This role suits a highly motivated individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment and who can easily adapt to changing operations. You need to be detail orientated with an energetic and positive attitude to complement the current company culture.

Requirements:

  • A BCom degree or other relevant tertiary qualification
  • Three years’ experience in procurement, logistics and stock management within a FMCG environment
  • Proven experience in working with an ERP system (Sage, SAP)
  • An analytical, problem-solving personality with the ability to negotiate and build relationships with suppliers
  • Computer literate (MS Excel in particular)
  • Energetic with a positive attitude
  • Fluent in Afrikaans and English, with exceptional writing and communication skills
  • Experience in fresh produce procurement will be advantageous

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and manage the procurement function of the retail department for on-site shops and an e-commerce shop
  • Supplier management
  • Develop and manage purchasing guidelines
  • Liaising with the finance and operations teams to ensure that all information is captured correctly and timeously
  • Ensuring that all stock arrive timeously

Please send CV with notice period and salary expectations 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].

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, 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 has an exciting new position for a cellar assistant to join the cellar team.

Minimum requirements

  • Grade 12
  • 2–3 years’ relevant experience in a cellar environment
  • Valid forklift licence will be to your advantage
  • SKOP 1, 2 and 3 will be to your advantage
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of the winemaking process
  • Willingness to work overtime, night shift and over weekends when operationally required

Duties

  • Wine cellar activities
  • General cellar work
  • Health & safety and housekeeping according to audit compliance
  • Assisting with bottling and labelling
  • Forklift driver for the store area

Please send CV 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 is looking for an exceptional Junior New Product Development Technologist who is passionate about developing new and exciting products. The successful candidate is diligent, meticulous, and innovative, and will assist and report to Babylonstoren’s NPD Manager and Food Product Owner.

Requirements

  • A BSc Food Science or BTech Food Technology qualification.
  • Two – three years’ experience in the FMCG industry, preferably in product development, recipe formulation, and product documentation.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with relevant NPD and technical experience in different product categories in the industry.
  • Self-motivated, disciplined, and diligent.
  • Creative and innovative.
  • Solution-driven and proactive.
  • Good communication and reporting skills.
  • Excellent project management skills and the ability to coordinate role players impacting timelines for product launches.
  • Positive team player with a hands-on, meticulous approach.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinating and executing activities for individual NPD projects from product conceptualisation to launch.
  • Liaison for technical aspects of recipe and packaging selection, and product testing and approval.
  • Assist with project management and execution of the NPD process from concept to launch, including:
  • Supplier and sample selection,
  • Factory and packaging trials,
  • Shelf-life and product testing,
  • Artwork development,
  • Liaising to carry out production and quality management, and
  • Launching preparations and liaison with Marketing and Retail teams.
  • Continuous drive for optimisation, innovation, and serving guests and customers to enjoy an unforgettable product experience.
  • This position could include travel to Johannesburg.

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

Babylonstoren is looking for an energetic butcher with experience in meat processing and retail 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 and weekends
  • Good administrative and planning skills are essential
  • Own transport

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].

If you are passionate about languages and the development of children to their full potential, this position at Babylonstoren’s Aftercare Centre is for you.

Requirements

  • Qualified in teaching languages
  • Fluent in Afrikaans and English
  • Must be available to work from Monday to Friday, 14h00 – 18h00
  • Must be willing to assist Grade 1 to Grade 12 learners with homework and home schooling
  • Must be driven, patient and enthusiastic to work with learners
  • License and PDP: Code 8
  • Must have own transport

Responsibilities

  • Help learners with additional exercises when they struggle with English or Afrikaans
  • Tackling language projects with learners during school holidays
  • Guide and help junior learners with linguistic assignments

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

This is an ideal opportunity to join the dynamic e-commerce team at Babylonstoren’s warehouse in Midrand to help with daily administrative tasks. You will assist the e-commerce operations team by performing order capturing duties, whilst liaising with various departments and vendors to ensure that the ordering process runs smoothly.

Requirements

  • A completed National Senior Certificate qualification (Matric / Grade 12)
  • Comfortable using financial order capturing software (Sage/SAP)
  • Skilled in using Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Fluent in Afrikaans and English
  • Detail orientated and accurate
  • Comfortable working with numbers
  • Ability to multitask and work under pressure
  • Excellent administrative skills
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Previous experience in a similar role will be beneficial

Responsibilities

  • Daily capturing of orders for both our Cape Town and Johannesburg warehouses
  • Liaising with the Finance and Operations teams to ensure that all information is captured correctly and timeously
  • Tracking open orders and ensuring that invoices are posted to our financial system
  • Checking invoices for accuracy and liaising with internal and external vendors to resolve any discrepancies
  • Contribute towards continuous improvement through submitting suggested improvements regarding processes, procedures, etc.
  • Assisting with general administration duties within the e-commerce team

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].

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 technology1, 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 wi-fi. 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.

Role Description We have an exciting position for someone with an eye for detail and a passion for data and customer experience. For this position you will need to deeply understand our Customer Relationship Management system (HubSpot) capabilities and its integration with other systems across our estates.

You will need to be the go-to person for anything related to our CRM system. This includes building new workflows and reports, ensuring data integrity in our customer database, and analysing data to make recommendations to our business teams across estates. We’re looking for someone with business savvy as well as technical skills that will assist us to create exceptional customer experiences.

Requirements

  • Degree in an appropriate field of study: Marketing/Business/ IT
  • Minimum 2 year’s work experience – preferably in a sales or marketing environment
  • An exceptional ability on computers
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Interest in mastering new software systems
  • Strong organisational skills and an attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate well and to advise users on best practises
  • Fluency in English and Afrikaans
  • Experience with CRM software (e.g., HubSpot, Salesforce) beneficial
  • Experience in basics of data analysis beneficial

Responsibilities

  • Creation of new email workflows
  • Maintenance of existing workflows
  • Design and build of new reports and dashboards
  • Build and manage email templates
  • Set up new users and manage roles and access according to GDPR/POPIA legislation
  • Ensure data consistency and integrity with other internal systems
  • Troubleshoot and solve technical issues with HubSpot team
  • Work with our marketing teams to ensure we are getting the most out of our CRM platform
  • Database cleaning i.e., perform regular checks to maintain health of our database
  • Collaboration with marketing teams across estates to provide CRM support
  • Set up of automations for various internal and external processes
  • Manage and report on short-term projects
  • Train new and existing HubSpot users

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

We’re looking for a skilled videographer to join Babylonstoren’s creative team. The ideal candidate is driven and dynamic, with a keen eye for aesthetics and an understanding of the Babylonstoren brand.

Requirements

  • A tertiary qualification in photography/cinematography or related field (diploma/degree)
  • 3 – 5 years’ relevant industry experience
  • Proven experience with using editing software, e.g., Premiere, Final Cut Pro, and After Effects
  • Creative mind and storytelling skills
  • Impeccable work ethic and positive attitude
  • Strong time management and organisational skills
  • Task-orientated and result-driven individual
  • Ability to work according to a tight schedule
  • A team-player attitude, with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Drive towards continuous improvement and skills development
  • Fluent in Afrikaans and English, with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Availability to work full time and on site (working remotely is not an option)
  • Willingness to work flexible hours and assist the team as needed
  • Own transport
  • A good understanding of social media video trends, as well as the Babylonstoren aesthetic and brand

Responsibilities

  • Film videos in studio or on location
  • Edit footage in post-production
  • Work on storyboards and concepts with the creative team
  • Edit videos according to a style guide/brief
  • Assemble video footage into cohesive stories
  • Create motion graphics to enhance videos
  • Input appropriate effects, graphics, dialogues and music into videos to make them more appealing
  • Proficiency with camera equipment
  • Continuously discover and implement new editing and filming trends and keep abreast of industry’s best practices to maximise efficiency
  • Setting up and disassembling equipment and props, while calibrating and maintaining equipment
  • Interviewing people and creating a film clip by editing raw footage

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

We're looking for a driven and hardworking photography intern to join Babylonstoren’s creative team. This is an ideal opportunity for someone who’d like to gain valuable experience and grow with the industry.

Requirements

  • A tertiary qualification in photography (diploma/degree)
  • Proficient in using editing software, e.g., Photoshop, Lightroom and Premiere Pro
  • Hard working individual, with an eagerness to learn and grow
  • Go-getter individual, who will thrive in a fast-paced working environment
  • A team-player attitude with good interpersonal skills
  • Fluent in Afrikaans and English, with good written and verbal communication skills
  • An eye for detail and an appreciation for aesthetics will be advantageous
  • Strong organisational and administrative skills will be advantageous
  • Willingness to work flexible hours and assist the team as needed
  • Physical stamina – carrying equipment, being on your feet and working on a farm requires physical strength and endurance
  • Availability to work full time and on site (working remotely is not an option)
  • Own transport

Responsibilities

  • Assist photographers
  • Basic editing according to style guidelines/brief from the lead photographer
  • Set-up, breakdown and transport studio equipment
  • Backup and storage of digital content
  • Ensure that all photo equipment is looked after and stored away correctly
  • Assist creative team with content creation or any other tasks

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

Babylonstoren is looking for a field and activity guide who is passionate about nature, outdoor activities, mountain biking, fly fishing, 4 x 4 drives and someone who loves sharing stories with guests and tourists.

Requirements

  • Qualification in Tourism, Nature Conservation or related field
  • 5 years’ experience in tourism industry
  • Good general knowledge of nature and a talent to share this with others
  • Interest in and experience with outdoor activities such as fishing and cycling
  • Driver’s licence and 4x4 experience
  • Must enjoy working with tourists
  • Must be able to adjust to tourism/hospitality hours
  • Positive and energetic

Responsibilities

  • Presenting different activities to enrich guests’ experience at Babylonstoren
  • Activities include fly fishing, biking, mountain drives, garden tours and farm walks
  • Developing new activities

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].

This is a great opportunity to join the dynamic Babylonstoren team to assist in expanding our food product offering. You need to be solution orientated, with experience in food procurement. 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 need to be passionate about your work to the point where it inspires others.

Responsibilities

  • Lead new product development for our outsourced food products in support of our food strategy
  • Perform end-to-end activities relevant to procurement of food products
  • Identify adequate new suppliers and build and maintain strong supplier relationships with both new and existing suppliers
  • Prepare and review proposals, contracts and supplier agreements for legal correctness, price and acceptability of items in terms of specifications
  • Ensure quality of all sourced products is in line with our product quality standard
  • Manage risk and procedures associated with food products

Technical knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Relevant commercial degree/diploma
  • Minimum 10–15 years’ retail buying experience
  • Previous experience in a procurement management role with demonstrable results in complex buying within a food manufacturing environment is essential
  • Previous experience of product development in food production
  • Knowledge of logistics/warehousing and delivery systems and procedures
  • Exceptional problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Good planning and project management skills
  • Strong negotiation skills and must be able to work under pressure
  • Excellent command of Afrikaans and English

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].