Production Manager – Beverage Processing

Babylonstoren has an exciting opportunity for a passionate, people-oriented, and meticulous Production Manager to join the beverage processing team. This position will focus on the manufacturing and processing of cold-pressed juices, coffee and our bitterlekker aperitif. The ideal candidate is a dynamic and positive professional with experience in food production, process optimisation, and team management.


  • BSc degree in Food Science, or BTech/National Diploma in Food Technology, or other relevant qualification.
  • At least five years’ relevant experience in food manufacturing (FMCG) or production management.
  • HACCP knowledge will be advantageous.
  • Knowledge of fresh produce will be advantageous.
  • Bottling or fruit packaging experience will be advantageous.
  • Experience in optimisation of production processes.
  • 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.


  • Plan and organise production schedules and forecasts.
  • Assist with purchasing planning of raw fruit and vegetables.
  • Manage production teams.
  • Monitor production quality and output.
  • Assist the Operation Manager with optimisation projects to improve and streamline processes.
  • Oversee management of raw materials.
  • Maintain and ensure food safety standards.
  • Ensure that the company culture is upheld daily.
  • Manage and improve retention and absenteeism of production staff.
  • Organise relevant training sessions.
  • Support the new product development (NPD) process by supporting and conducting trials and identifying optimal production methods.
  • Work closely with and support the maintenance and technical teams.

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