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Careers

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

Positions Available

We have an exciting position for someone that has a passion for data, analytics, AI and everything digital. In this position you will be leading the data team and driving the global group-wide data strategy.

You will be responsible for the CRM and its setup, coordinating the integration of various software systems and working with teams across business units and countries to enable data-based solutions to improve business processes.

Requirements

  • Degree in an appropriate field of study: Engineering/ Computer Science/ Actuarial
  • 5+ years of experience in data / analytics / data science
  • 2+ years of experience in managing a team
  • Experience with CRM software (e.g. HubSpot, Salesforce)
  • Advanced understanding of BI and analytics tools (e.g. Tableau, PowerBI, GA)
  • Familiar with data science tools and programming languages (e.g. R, Python)
  • Solid knowledge of data pipelines and data integrations
  • Proven record of building a data strategy and subsequent project execution, including data science and AI applications
  • Experience influencing and partnering with stakeholders across organizations and working in a multi-functional team
  • Ability to identify and communicate value-adding and data-driven insights to influence marketing, Ecommerce, and wider business decisions
  • Exposure to POPIA and its implementation across a business
  • Experience in Hospitality and/or Ecommerce a plus
  • Must be able to take initiative and be creative
  • Fluency in Afrikaans and English

Please send CV and 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].

Babylonstoren is looking for a highly talented, driven and passionate Senior Planner who can design a process but also execute it. Someone who is analytical and able to use data to make decisions.

Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Advanced Diploma (Commerce, Finance, Mathematics or Economics degree preferable)
  • 3-5 years Commercial / Retail experience specifically in Planning
  • Fluent in Afrikaans and English
  • Proven track record in planning, inventory management and forecasting
  • Proven track record in spend management (OTB, Margin management, mark down controls)
  • Strong numerical and analytical aptitude, and high proficiency creating and managing advanced models
  • Strong proficiency in using analytical tools (Microsoft Excel, SQL and statistical software
  • Experience with process improvement techniques

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the In-stock function including demand planning, ordering and capacity management in line with department strategy
  • Deliver accurate insights and reports on a timely basis on which department managers can base commercial decisions and deliver on revenue and margin plans
  • Create sustainable In-stock systems and processes in partnership with central analytics, technical and product teams
  • Planning management to support department procurement cycles including but not limited to; seasonality, promotion planning, reaction, import purchasing & continual replenishment
  • Develop & own the bottom up budgeting plan cycle and reviews in line with performance, margin, stock turn & departmental strategy objectives
  • Own and compile the annual retail sales budget, quarterly plan, working plan as well as on-going reforecasting at category and product levels to ensure budgets are achieved
  • Manage end to end inventory availability and inventory health including: improved in-stock rates (availability), inventory planning at categorisation, systematic forecasting, markdown and clearance provisions, return to supplier activities and warehouse space management
  • Drive process improvement and operational excellence within our supplier base by reducing costs, defects, and lead times, while increasing innovation, automation, and economies of scale
  • Drive complex business analysis that identifies opportunities to improve cost structure and profitability, focusing on continual contribution margin improvements.
  • Lead a team of buying assistants; hire, manage and develop a team
  • Support the operations team in delivering a world-class customer experience – monitor and scrutinise department returns, defects and write offs, supporting the customer service team on product queries and resolving any customer complaints

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

Babylonstoren recently launched a fresh foods offering in Gauteng and is now acquiring a food scientist, food technologist or chef with a strong interest in new product development and sourcing, a passion for quality and the ability to manage our Gauteng food suppliers. This role suits a highly motivated individual who thrives in a fast-paced, exciting team environment and who can easily adapt to changing market and organisational requirements.

Responsibilities

  • Closely work with our Cape Town team to ensure brand integrity in our fresh offering in Gauteng
  • Actively seek new products and drive product development/sourcing in Gauteng
  • Build and maintain strong supplier relationships
  • Ensure quality of all products sourced is in line with our product quality standard
  • Managing risk and procedures associated with cold chain/fresh produce
  • Implement and continuously improve the quality control procedures
  • Minimise stock wastage

Technical knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Relevant commercial degree/diploma
  • Experience managing a fresh foods/FMCG department
  • Knowledge of logistics/warehousing and delivery systems and procedures will be to your advantage
  • Good understanding of quality control procedures for fresh foods
  • Excellent command of Afrikaans and English
  • Collaborative work style, good interpersonal skills and able to work well in groups
  • Proactive, positive individual with a sense of ownership

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

We’re looking for a skilled photo and video editor to join the Babylonstoren team.

Requirements

  • Tertiary qualification in photography/cinematography or related field (diploma/degree)
  • 3–5 years’ relevant industry experience
  • Solid experience with editing software (e.g. Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere Pro, Final Cut, After Effects, Illustrator, Audition)
  • Creative mind and storytelling skills
  • Strong work ethic and positive attitude
  • Task and result driven
  • Ability to work to a tight schedule
  • Work well in a team environment
  • Drive towards continuous improvement
  • Strong time management and organisational skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Willingness to work flexible hours and assist the team as needed
  • Full-time position (working remotely is not an option)
  • Own transport
  • Fluent in written and spoken Afrikaans and English

Responsibilities

  • Edit photos according to style guide/brief from photographer
  • Prepare image files for printing
  • Edit videos according to brief from photographer/producer
  • Follow outline, script or shot list and assemble raw video footage into cohesive videos
  • Provide editorial guidance in pre-shoot meetings, on site and in post-production
  • Create motion graphics to enhance videos
  • Input effects, graphics, dialogues and music into videos to make them more appealing
  • Continuously discover and implement new editing technologies and industry’s best practices to maximise efficiency

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

We're looking for a driven and hardworking photography intern to join the Babylonstoren team. This is a fantastic position for someone who’d like to gain experience and grow with the business.

Requirements

  • Tertiary qualification in photography (diploma/degree)
  • Minimum 1 year of relevant industry experience
  • Proficient in Photoshop, Lightroom and Premiere Pro
  • Hard worker with an eagerness to learn and grow
  • Go-getter who will thrive in a fast-paced working environment
  • Must work well in a team environment
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • An eye for detail and an appreciation for aesthetics will count in your favour
  • Strong organisational and administrative skills will be beneficial
  • Willingness to work flexible hours and assist the team as needed
  • Physical stamina – carrying of equipment, being on your feet and working on a farm requires physical strength and endurance
  • Full-time position (working remotely is not an option)
  • Own transport
  • Fluent in written and spoken Afrikaans and English

Responsibilities

  • Provide assistance to photographers
  • Take product photos for online shop
  • Basic editing according to style guidelines/brief from photographer
  • Set-up, breakdown and transport of studio equipment
  • Backup and storage of digital content
  • Ensure that all photo equipment is looked after and stored away correctly
  • Ensure that all products are returned to relevant departments or placed in storage after completion of shoots
  • Assist marketing team with content creation

Please send CV 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, 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 two years’ experience in management position in a kitchen
  • 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 on a daily basis 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 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].

We require an energetic person with lots of initiative to assist with documenting our food safety and quality management systems for food production areas on the farm. This includes ensuring that all required paperwork is in place to monitor food safety.

Requirements

  • BSc/National Diploma in Food Technology/Microbiology
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in an FMCG environment focused on food safety
  • HACCP and FSSC 22000 experience would be an advantage
  • Good administration skills
  • Thoroughness and attention to detail
  • Able to work well with others

Responsibilities

  • Document control
  • Responsible for procedures and monitoring forms
  • Sorting, storing and retrieving electronic and hard copy documents
  • Producing document progress reports
  • Conducting internal audits
  • Labelling templates and spec sheets
  • Communication at key times to facilitate food safety

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

A great opportunity to join the dynamic bakery production team at Babylonstoren and to help us grow and improve our production capabilities.

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 baking to the point where it inspires others.

A passion for artisan bakery production, efficiency and management, plus strong attention to quality are essential to succeed in this position. The candidate must have a firm grasp of artisanal baking methods as we believe in authentic baking methods for both pastry and bread.

Requirements

  • Relevant tertiary qualification
  • At least 3–5 years’ total work experience, including strong and demonstrable management experience
  • Experience within a food production environment
  • 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

Responsibilities

  • Manage various product categories and all-inclusive responsibilities with regard to the production of pastry and bread
  • 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, 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].

A great opportunity to join the dynamic food production team at Babylonstoren and to help us grow and improve our production capabilities.

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. The candidate must have a firm grasp of managing livestock to production.

Requirements

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in food production, food engineering or food science
  • At least 3–5 years’ total work experience, including strong and demonstrable management experience
  • Experience within a food production environment, specifically meat production
  • Proven project management skills and 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
  • FMCG knowledge would be advantageous

Responsibilities

  • Manage various product categories and all-inclusive responsibilities with regard to meat and related products
  • Manage budgets and financial targets and 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, maintenance and external supplier management
  • Strategically plan and manage operational projects
  • Focus on and drive continuous improvement, growth and upscaling
  • Ensure exceptional quality and timely production of all products
  • Initiate, support and drive new product development
  • Ensure that the company culture is upheld

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

Babylonstoren requires the services of a passionate assistant mechanic to join the farm team.

Requirements

  • Matric and at least N1 qualification (minimum requirement)
  • Knowledge of irrigation pumps
  • Knowledge of auto-electrical work
  • Welding skills
  • Must be able to function independently
  • Afrikaans and English speaking
  • Computer literate

Responsibilities

  • Maintenance of vehicles and tractors
  • Repair, welding and maintenance of irrigation pumps and equipment

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