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Gelato Production Technologist

Babylonstoren has an exciting opportunity for a passionate, people-oriented, and meticulous Gelato Production Assistant to join the food processing team. This position will focus on the manufacturing and processing of gelato and other ice-cream-related products. The ideal candidate is a dynamic and positive professional with experience in food production, process optimisation and team management.

Requirements

  • BSc degree in Food Science, or BTech/National Diploma in Food Technology, or other relevant qualification.
  • At least four years’ relevant experience in food manufacturing (FMCG) or production management.
  • HACCP knowledge will be advantageous.
  • Dairy experience will be advantageous.
  • Sage experience (or other financial accounting and management software) will be advantageous.
  • Excellent communication skills (Afrikaans and English).
  • Excellent people- and process-management skills.
  • Strong analytical and technical skills.
  • Proven problem-solving skills.
  • Meticulous, with a keen eye for inaccuracies.
  • Ability to delegate tasks as required.
  • Self-motivated and takes initiative.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Deadline and target driven.
  • Systematic and innovative.

Responsibilities

  • Plan and organise production schedules and forecasts.
  • Manage a production team.
  • Monitor production quality and output.
  • Stand in for the Cheese Maker in her absence.
  • Oversee management of raw materials.
  • Maintain and ensure food safety standards.
  • Ensure that the company culture is upheld daily.
  • Manage and improve production staff retention and absenteeism.
  • Organise relevant training sessions.
  • Support the new product development (NPD) process by assisting and conducting trials and identifying optimal production methods.
  • Work closely with and support the maintenance and technical teams.
  • Basic Sage (financial platform) responsibilities.

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