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  • Posted: Apr 7, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • RCL FOODS is a leading African food producer in South Africa with a market capitalisation of R13 billion and employing more than 20 000 people in operations across South and Southern Africa. We manufacture a wide range of branded and private label food products which we distribute through our own route-to-market supply chain specialist, Vector Logistics. ...
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    HR Executive

    Job Description    
    We at RCL FOODS believe in doing MORE, with a single-minded passion to provide MORE food to MORE people MORE often! Our ambition is to build a profitable business of scale by creating food brands that matter. Our people help us achieve this passion!
    That's why we at RCL FOODS are in need of an HR Executive! We’re looking for a transformational leader to join our Baking Business Unit, in Pretoria West.
    This role will suit a dynamic hands-on individual who is confident and articulate, open to extensive local travel & someone who will play a key role in achieving our strategic HR objectives.
    If your strengths are in business partnering, IR, talent, OD, D&I as well and culture transformation then this position could be for you!

    The primary objectives of this position are to:

    • Direct, co-ordinate and manage HR strategy and services delivered to the Baking Business Unit.
    • Provide professional HR advice, coaching, and solutions that support the business in the identification and management of workforce issues and major change programmes.
    • Develop workforce plans that support the business unit and organisational strategy and agenda.
    • Support the development, integration and implementation of corporate HR policy and practice.
    • Establish and maintain effective and efficient workforce practices and relations within the Business Unit.
    • Supply HR services to talent management, leadership development, remuneration, benefits administration, operational training, HR process & systems and medical services.
    • Represent the business in labour matters.
    • Lead multiple wage negotiations across several sites.
    • Actively manage a complex and multi-unionized environment.
    • Lead stakeholder engagement (both internally & externally) and implementation of wellness initiatives. 

    Minimum Requirements    

    • Degree in Human Resource Management Degree and/or equivalent.
    • Minimum of 10 - 15 years experience as an HR generalist, five of which should be at the senior management level.
    • Experience in OD, D&I, IR, Talent, remuneration management, and Learning & Development.
    • Leadership skills required to succeed in the role:

    Technical:

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality
    • Analytical and Collaboration skills.
    • Ability to think strategically and build solid relationships
    • Financially astute and commercial-minded.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills.

    Behavioural:

    • Operates with integrity and respect.
    • Mature and effective communicator
    • Approachable and Engaging.
    • Ability to effectively direct an HR team

    Duties & Responsibilities    

    • Workforce Strategy and plan formulation necessary to support the achievement of the Baking business targets and ensure alignment to RCL FOODS HR strategy.
    • Develop and implement the HR strategy to ensure alignment with the overall company strategy.
    • Provide strategic advice to the business pertaining to HR matters.
    • Develop holistic human resources processes enabling the business to recruit, retain and engage the right talent
    • Manage recruitment, selection, and placement to ensure the acquiring of the required skills in line with business needs.
    • Identify operational business risks such as the potential loss of critical skills and develop effective mitigating strategies with the business.
    • Drive the company’s performance management process, monitor compliance, report on trends, and assist the business to promote a high-performing diverse and inclusive culture.
    • Facilitate the succession planning process for the business in line with their strategic needs.
    • Manage and maintain sound employee relations by providing meaningful advice and overseeing IR processes as stipulated by the law.
    • Provide leadership to the entire HR team, defining objectives to be achieved by the department.
    • Manage performance of direct reports by ensuring agreement of annual goals, measuring performance against agreed goals.
    • Manage budgets and monitor expenses ensuring expenditure is within the budget to ensure continuous cost saving.

    Closing Date: 20th, April 2022

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    Site Supervisor

    Job Description    
    RCL Foods Chicken, is looking for suitably experienced and qualified individuals to join the Western Cape Agriculture teams in Worcester  and Malmesbury in the Laying and Rearing to manage the operations, resources and manpower of a site thereby ensuring the optimal number of the right quality birds at the right time and at the lowest cost.

    Minimum Requirements    

    Minimum

    • Grade 12
    • Tertiary Qualification in Agriculture

    Preferred

    • Driver license
    • 5 years experience in the Laying / Rearing environment of which 2-3 years in a supervisory position

    Duties & Responsibilities    

    Feed Management

    • Management of feed through accurate and timeous, allocation of feed; bin stocks and orders
    • Ensure feed procedure executed correctly
    • Planning feed stock and ensure enough feed at all times
    • Receive delivered feed and verify feed codes
    • Take Feed samples upon receipt of delivery
    • Check and report feed quality if below standard
    • Ensure feeder systems fully maintained through physical inspection of systems on a weekly basis

    Ventilation Management

    • Daily planning and adjustment to ventilation system as per requirement as per BOP

    Water Management

    • Ensure water system is fully maintained and operational at all times as per BOP and hygiene program
    • Plan water line heights and water flow on a daily basis
    • Measure water intake and record and report on variances

    Light Management

    • Ensure prescribed light program implemented through physical inspections
    • Order stock to replace and maintain lighting standards
    • Ensure security and gate house lights switched of during the day

    Temperature Management

    • Plan daily set-points as per procedure
    • Monitor and maintain Ikaya probes

    Grading

    • Planning and calculation of cutt-offs on a daily basis
    • Counting birds at every grading
    • Calculate birds per square metre and camp size

    Vaccination

    • Ensure vaccinations are done as per BOP and approved vaccination program
    • Plan activities according to vaccination program; ensure stock availability
    • Monitor vaccine reactions and report inconsistencies and draw blood samples as per procedure

    Drag Swabs

    • Ensure Drag Swabs program followed correctly
    • Ground Maintenance
    • Planning of continuous ground maintenance and fence monitoring of site

    Litter

    • Produce adequate support to optimal litter conditions through ventilation; water and temperature management
    • Ensure correct number of shavings is delivered per house and leveled correctly
    • Ensure bedding quality is in spec
    • Ensure Litter Beetle program implemented

    Meetings

    • Conduct planning and feedback meeting with team on weekly basis
    • Conduct daily meeting to plan activities for the day

    Samples & Monitoring

    • Ensure samples are taken as per Hygiene program
    • Ensure correct methodology is applied for all samples taken through physical inspection
    • Conduct farm PMs if required; report on findings
    • Auditing house cards weekly
    • Recording mortality numbers and reporting daily mortalities per house

    Gatehouse

    • Maintain Gatehouse to BOP requirements at all times wrt hygiene; bio-security and cleanliness

    Bio-security Management

    • Implement and Maintain bio-security measures
    • Conduct biweekly audits and report on findings
    • Plan bio-security related stock and order timeously
    • Ensure MSDS availability for all chemicals as per SHEQ requirement
    • Ensure rodent control is implemented as per BOP
    • Conduct rodent control inspection on biweekly basis

    PPE Management

    • Ensure PPE is supplied as per BOP and H&S requirements
    • Issuing and stock control as per BOP
    • Monthly PPE recon signed off and audited

    Health and Safety

    • Ensure IOD's are dealt with within shift; report ro Risk and PM
    • Update SHERQ files with any changes
    • Ensure all H&S appointments are updated; certification valid
    • Ensure all training are done and signed off
    • Ensure monthly H&S meetings are done and attended

    Standby Generator

    • Ensure standby generator in good working order at all times
    • Inspect generator room and logbook on weekly basis
    • Immediate report of generator failure
    • Ensure diesel available when required

    Placement management

    • Ensure and monitor farm readiness for placement as per BOP
    • Plan open site maintenanace requirements as per procedure
    • Planning of all pre-placement activities
    • Counting of chicks at deliveries; signing off of IDNs

    Catching management

    • Plan catching activities with team as per program. Catching activities includes litter removal; pre-washing; washing; disinfection; bedding placement; maintenance; preparation
    • Pre- and post inspections to be done with each contractor; sheets signed off
    • Inspecting bird activity and handling

    Nest Box management

    • Report on shaving needs and ensure timeous receipt thereof
    • Calculate birds per nest and ensure adherence
    • Ensure nest boxes to the standards of the company

    Egg management

    • Ensure egg collection processes to the standards of the company and collections and egg room management as per procedures.
    • The Egg management will consist of collections, grading, fumigation; hygiene protocols; egg weighing ; temperature management; record keeping and Hatchery collection
    • Daily planning and adjustment of set-points on eggrooms as per requirement.
    • Record temperature on daily basis
    • Eggroom Temperature calibration control
    • Monitoring and maintenance of the Ikaya probes

    Team Management

    • Plan teams leave on an annual basis and monitor leave balances on a monthly basis
    • Plan monthly shift roster and implement
    • Ensure adherence to company code of conduct; policies and procedures
    • Apply discipline as per company procedures; frequent training to be done with team
    • Ensure all required training executed and reported on.
    • Training will include Matrix training; On-the-job; Job observations; New entry training

    Labour Broker Management

    • Request placements on prescribed documents; submitted to FM for approval process
    • Monitor all issues immediately and report to FM
    • Ensure poor performers are not re-cycled to other farms/operations; report them
    • Weekly signing off on Labour Broker time sheets and escalate to FM
    • Ensure employees complies to company min requirements (education and health)
    • Report placements to FM when reaching 3 months placement
    • Manage casuals performance and report poor performers to FM

    Notice Boards

    • Update Notice boards and discuss news notices with teams
    • Provide news to Production Clerk

    Maintenance

    • Manage breakdowns reported through physical inspections and verification of facts to control cost
    • Manage daily maintenance activities through interaction with Maintenance team

    Closing Date: 20th, April 2022

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    Assistant Farmer

    Job Description    
    RCL Foods Consumer (Agric) seeks enthusiastic candidates for Assistant Farmer positions in Malmesbury and Worcester, Western Cape. Experience or exposure in the poultry industry (Rearing; Laying; Broilers) on a supervisory level is essential.

    Minimum Requirements    

    Minimum

    • Grade 12
    • Tertiary Agric related qualification will be advantageous;
    • Poultry experience 

    Essential

    • Supervisory experience on a poultry farm essential
    • Clear criminal record Drivers license

    Duties & Responsibilities    

    • Manage day to day activities on a poultry farm relating to -
    • House preparation
    • Placement
    • Growing conditions
    • Ventilation; Water; Temperature and Feed management
    • Bio-Security and Farm Sanitation management
    • Bird Health
    • Record Keeping
    • Staff management
    • Managing outsources activities

    Closing Date: 20th, April 2022

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    Assistant Accountant

    Job Description    
    RCL FOODS is on the hunt for an Assistant Accountant for our Group Services Division. The role will be based in Westville and will report to the Finance Manager. This individual will need to provide first-line support to the Finance Manager in managing all the finance functions for LiveKindly Collective Africa and assist with the preparation of management reports that provide information about the company’s performance to external and internal clients as well as other duties that assist    LiveKindly Collective Africa in meeting its EBIT targets.

    Minimum Requirements    

    • A BComm Degree preferably majoring in Accounting and Auditing is preferred
    • 3 – 5 years of relevant experience in a similar role
    • Computer literate with intermediate experience in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word)
    • Completed articles will be an advantage
    • FMCG environment experience will be advantageous
    • The successful candidate will have his/her own transport with a code 08  drivers’ license

    Duties & Responsibilities    

    • Maintain general ledger according to Group policies (GAAP) and IFRS
    • Ensure that all general ledger reconciliations, including that for consignment stock, are prepared monthly and that reconciling item are resolved timeously.
    • Prepare all finance workflows required.
    • Create Requisition to Orders for Purchase Orders to be generated.
    • Calculate Export Agent’s Commission and ensure payments are processed.
    • Confirming intercompany balances and transactions
    • Preparation and submission of monthly working papers, flash results, and slide decks for LiveKindly Executives and LiveKindly Global.
    • Arrange the year-end stock count.

    Journals

    • Review Loan Account Entries for accuracy and allocation.
    • Prepare journal entries, including supporting documents for workflow, and capture entries on SAP as required by the Financial Manager.

    Banking

    • Assist the Central GL and Accounts payable team with any cash queries.
    • Assist with the facilitation of any local and foreign EFT payments.
    • Review weekly payment runs and approves the release of payments.
    • Review and allocate bank transactions every week.
    • Foreign exchange transactions
    • Raise FECs timeously with Treasury and track settlements and payments of imports.
    • Review and account for all import and export costs.

    VAT and Income Tax

    • Prepare the VAT 201 return and supporting schedules for review by the Finance Manager.

    Year-End

    • Assist the Finance Manager with the coordination of the year-end processes with the finance team and external auditors.
    • Prepare the year-end provision schedules, accounting, and tax packs.

    Internal Control

    • Assist the Finance Manager in the implementation of controls to ensure completeness, validity, accuracy, and adherence to deadlines.
    • Continuously identify and pursue opportunities to improve control procedures.
    • Follow up on audit queries and ensure that corrective action is taken by responsible team members.
    • Ensure compliance with approved procedures using control checks performed by the finance team.
    • Ensure completion of all month-end reconciliations.

    Ad hoc/Other

    • Assist the Finance Manager in dealing with ad hoc requests on an ongoing basis including regional-specific finance or operational projects which require financial input.
    • Appropriately resolve queries that may arise (e.g. income tax, VAT  audits).
    • Preparation of Insurance declarations.
    • Preparation of vendor applications for review by the Finance Manager.

    Closing Date: 20th, April 2022

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    Trade Reconciliation Controller

    Job Description    
    RCL FOODS is currently looking for a Trade Reconciliation Controller to join the Vector Logistics Division. The position is based at our National Office in Westville and will report to the Commercial Officer.

    The purpose of the role is to prepare PSD trade creditor’s reconciliations and prepare payment (monthly average R340m). As a Trade reconciliation controller, the job holder is expected to make all process decisions that fall within the ambit of responsibility, solve transactional and some analytical problems within the function and identify and implement limited innovations, particularly those that will improve financial compliance, reporting and profitability through lowered costs.

    Minimum Requirements    

    • Finance related diploma / degree
    • Minimum of 4 years’ experience required
    • SAP R/3 experience preferable
    • SAP BW reporting
    • Advanced MS Office skills (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
    • Verbal and written communication

    Duties & Responsibilities    
    Month-end requirements:

    • Run BW Reporting for P89 customer damages for Principals and forward to principals for review and authorization.
    • Raise invoice to Principal.
    • Forward rejections to the depot for resolution.
    • Run SAP report for Distribution Fee, compare to GL for Margin recovery.
    • Analyze detailed billing to ensure rate cents/kg for directs and ex-branch are correct. Follow-up with Principal for payment or where agreed, deduct off payment.
    • Run SAP Movement report for FOC (Free stock issues) and send detail to principals with authorization.
    • Raise manual invoice to the principal.
    • Analyze monthly principal margins and prepare journals to correct margins.
    • Assist admin controllers to correct the margin, of depot-related costs.
    • Compare BW Income Statement/P70 v/s Margin Analysis on SAP and investigate variances.
    • Process and park journals for principal transport and merchandising fees and raise invoices against the principal.
    • Run the claim back a report for principals and raise an invoice to the principal. Run ZFIPCC report to identify price adjustments and allocate to revaluation or raise an invoice against the principal.
    • Process and park journal to clear all balance sheet recoveries accounts to Principal vendor accounts.
    • Run stock reports, balance to inventory GL and send to Principals.

    Monthly requirements:

    • Ensure trade reconciliation accuracy and validity of reconciling items.
    • Facilitate pricing and stock-related claims submission to the principal.
    • Escalate outstanding issues to regional Financial Managers where necessary.
    • Submit reports to the Principal for recovery before payment. i.e. P89/Trade uplifts; Free of charge stock issues; Distribution Fee report; Transport cost recovery; Merchandising Fee.
    • Provide support and direction to admin controllers for misallocation of journals; verification issues; claims variances and stock uplift issues that have an impact on the vendor account and payment.
    • If necessary escalate to Financial Managers for intervention.
    • Update month-end payment listing with vendor payment amount which is sent to Finance.
    • Verify that the amount to be released to the vendor agrees to our month-end payment schedule after the payment proposal is prepared by Finance, Forward payment remittances and recons to principals
    • Facilitate the communication for queries raised by vendors that may require feedback from the Customer Managers.
    • Prepare Principal aging summary and follow-up on items greater than 60 days
    • Analyse intercompany sales/cost sales every month Analyse consignment sales/cost of sales.
    • Clear Rainbow GRIR a/c 191202 at month-end
    • Analyse Rainbow price variance GL 792502 and prepare necessary journals to clear
    • Analyse Rainbow recovery accounts and clear them before month-end.

    Other/Adhoc requirements:

    • Providing ad-hoc reporting requirements for Principals i.e stock movement trends and YTD sales figures Identify differences per profit center and liaise with Master Data or BCX where necessary
    • Resolve Principal queries relating to BDVs with Bedfordview team Effective
    • Teamwork and Self-Management:
    • Take ownership and accountability for tasks and activities and demonstrate effective self-management in terms of planning, prioritizing and self-development.
    • Follow through to ensure that quality and productivity standards of work are consistently and accurately maintained. Inform relevant parties in the event of tasks or deadlines not being met, the potential risks thereof, and provide appropriate resolution.
    • Support and drive the business core values. Manage colleagues' and clients’ expectations and communicate appropriately.
    • Demonstrate a willingness to help others and “go the extra mile” to meet team targets and objectives.
    • Champion training and development of self and others through utilizing available training opportunities or contributing to the development of new training solutions relating to product costing in collaboration with national training specialists.
    • Participate in regular performance appraisals and ensure that your targets and goals are clear and achievable.

    Closing Date: 20th, April 2022

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    Junior Demand Planner

    Job Description    
    RCL FOODS is currently looking for a Junior Demand Planner to join the Planning Team. The position is based within our Logistics Division, at our National Office in Westville and will report to the Demand Planning Manager. The the successful candidate would be required to work as part of a cross-functional team (sales, supply planning and finance) to deliver the sales forecasting and demand management process within Vector Logistics.

    Minimum Requirements    

    • B.Com Supply Chain Management / Bsc or Beng Industrial Engineering or relevant tertiary qualification.
    • 1 - 2 years demand planning experience.
    • Experience working on Excel is essential.
    • Experience in Power BI advantageous.
    • Experience working on SAP and SAP BW would be advantageous.

    Duties & Responsibilities    
    Strategic Planning:

    • Execute the degree of forward planning (3 - 6 months, 2 years etc) as defined by management.

    Sales Analysis:

    • On a weekly and monthly basis, analyse actual sales to generate the forecast, make recommendations, and drive continuous improvements to gain consensus with the cross-functional team on the forward forecast (including base and event).

    Base Demand Planning and Forecasting:

    • Analyse historical demand and remove anomalies (including outliers) from the norm using historical information, knowledge of the category and through getting input from the sales teams. Identify the most appropriate statistical forecasting model for each product group in order to generate an accurate base forecast.
    • Generate the base demand plan using the most appropriate statistical forecasting algorithm and make adjustments where necessary.

    Events/Promotions Forecasting:

    • Work with the customer team to determine promotional activities volume and track the effectiveness of the promotion (costs vs promotional volume increment).
    • Question the promotional volume based on the success/failure of past promotions.
    • Use the promotions grid and related discussions with the sales team as input into the event forecasts.
    • Work closely with the sales team to document the assumptions for each promotion, driving clarity on volume, price and customers.
    • Consolidated Demand Forecast and Continuous Improvement:
    • Present forecasts along with assumptions to get a consensus forecast to be used by the Business.
    • Publish the agreed forecast in an appropriate format to ensure transparency and one set of numbers.
    • This will include publishing the information on the intranet and uploading into SAP and the finance forecasting tools.
    • Use the agreed forecasting KPI's to drive improvement in the forecasts and to minimise volatility.
    • Use these KPI's to assist when analysing the historical data while generating the forecasts.
    • Publish the forecasting KPI's in the agreed format, in line with the agreed timeline for weekly reports and monthly scorecards.

    Innovation Management:

    • Work with the sales, supply planning and procurement teams to develop the forecast for new products using appropriate forecasts copied from other products plus appropriate market intelligence.
    • Track and publish KPI’s for each new innovation.
    • When discontinuing a product, work closely with the supply planning team to ensure accurate ‘bleedout’ forecasts to enable a smooth run-out process.
    • Use the agreed forecasting KPI’s (bias, hits and misses and accuracy) to drive improvement in the forecasts and to minimize volatility.
    • Use these KPI’s to assist when analysing the historical data while generating the forecast.

    Portfolio Management:

    • Complete the data analysis to provide input into discussions on portfolio management.
    • Make recommendations on where opportunities exist to remove SKU's from the portfolio using agreed guidelines.

    Sales and Operations Planning:

    • Work closely with the Demand Planning Manager and finance team to deliver the Sales and Operations Planning pack, ensuring that the information is available on time and is accurate.
    • Using the forecasting and customer service KPI's, work closely with the supply planning team to deliver improvements in customer service, particularly by providing insight into stock holding by branches to ensure that promotions are delivered.
    • Provide the required data to the Finance team in the appropriate format to enable the annual and quarterly budget planning process.

    Master Data and Hierarchy Maintenance:

    • Contribute to the maintenance of master data and hierarchies.

    Project Coordination:

    • Participate as an integral member of cross functional teams to deliver business projects.

    Administration:

    • Oversee filing and safeguarding of records within area of responsibility.

    Reporting:

    • Report on demand by principal.
    • Compile other reports as set out by management.

    Team Coordination:

    • Take ownership and accountability for tasks and activities and demonstrate effective self-management in terms of planning, prioritising and self-development.

    Closing Date: 13th, April 2022

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    Financial Accountant (Benoni)

    Job Description    
    RCL FOODS has an opportunity available for a highly analytical and meticulous Financial Accountant who will be responsible for assisting the Commercial Financial Manager in providing information that is needed for sound economic decision-making to the business unit. This individual will need to prepare management reports that provide information about the business unit’s performance to external and internal clients. The position will report to the Commercial Financial Manager.

    Minimum Requirements    

    • BComm / BComm Hons Degree preferably Accounting/SAICA/SAIPA or CIMA qualification
    • 3 – 5 years relevant experience in a similar role
    • Computer literate with an advanced experience in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
    • Completed articles will be an advantage
    • Minimum of three years’ experience in a manufacturing environment. FMCG will be advantageous
    • Syspro system experience will be advantageous
    • The successful candidate will have his/her own transport with code 08 drivers’ license

    Duties & Responsibilities    

    • Maintain general ledger according to Group policies and IFRS
    • Posting submodules
    • Run balancing function
    • Investigate and correct missing integrations
    • Prepare general ledger journal entries such as:
    • Depreciation
    • Payroll
    • Diesel closing stock
    • Credit cards
    • Gas provisions
    • Trade discounts
    • Cost of sale allocations
    • Inventory allocations and corrections
    • Ensure that monthly general ledger reconciliations are completed, and reconciling items are resolved timeously, including monthly review and authorization thereof.
    • Confirming inter bakery and intercompany balances and transactions.
    • Assess and recommend levels of general ledger provisions
    • Ensure company financial policies and procedures are complied with.
    • Prepare month-end management accounts pack and supporting schedules and ensure month-end deadlines are met
    • Assist financial manager with ad hoc tasks including budgets and forecasts
    • Implementation of recommendations of Internal Audit Department
    • Prepare cash flow forecast
    • Preparation and submission of monthly working papers to head office.

    Debtors and driver/ Hawker Management     

    • Review transactional processing (invoices, credit memos, receipt allocations) and implement controls to ensure completeness, validity, accuracy, and adherence to deadlines.
    • Implement and maintain controls to minimize cash and bread losses
    • Support Accounts Receivables Department regarding queries on Debtors accounts and resolution thereof.

    Banking

    • Responsible for cash management function for these operations.
    • Implement processes and controls ensuring that company cash policies are adhered to, and daily cash requirements are met.
    • Oversee cash forecasting (weekly and daily) as well as spend reporting

    Fixed Assets Life Cycle Management

    • Liaise with Central Finance team, submitting all documentation required w.r.t. Fixed Assets acquisitions, inter-branch transfers, and disposals or scrapping.
    • Ensure the annual physical verification process is conducted within year-end timeframes, and that resulting movement and, e.g. scrapping, disposals are transacted timeously.
    • Ensure asset useful lives & residual values are reviewed annually, by central Finance procedures and timelines.

    VAT

    • Review VAT 201 return before submission to Central Finance team.

    Year-End

    • Coordinate year-end processes with the finance team and external auditors.

    Review:

    • Financial year-end provision schedules
    • Financial year-end packs, including data contribution to Tax packs

    Internal Control

    • Implement controls to ensure completeness, validity, accuracy, and adherence to deadlines
    • Continuously identify and pursue opportunities to improve control procedures
    • Follow up on audit queries and ensure that corrective action is taken by responsible teams.
    • Ensure compliance with approved procedures using control checks performed by the finance team

    Internal and External Auditors

    • Liaise with internal and external auditors
    • Manage year-end audit process to ensure deadlines are met
    • Through regular review of all processes and policies, ensuring that there are no high-risk audit exceptions that have not been mitigated or corrected

    Governance Compliance

    • Compliance with IFRS, Income Tax Act, Vat Act, and PPM

    Staff Management

    • Lead and develop staff within the context of the Labour Relations Act, Employment Equity Act, Basic Conditions of Employment Act, and the Skills Development Act.
    • Monitor staff performance and provide regular feedback
    • Manage staff activities, ensuring service levels are met and protocols are adhered to
    • Coach and support staff where necessary to achieve objectives
    • Manage and deliver on succession plans to enable the development of a future generation of leaders and specialists and reduce staff turnover and improve staff retention by providing job role growth
    • Conduct regular performance appraisals with subordinates and provide feedback
    • Develop and manage high-performance multi-disciplinary teams to solve problems within the operational and commercial areas of the business
    • Conduct regular staff information meetings and ensure that business plans and records are kept and shared across the team and that action plans agreed are delivered within timelines

    Support of Senior Management

    • Report to the senior management team on all financial and management accounts
    • Create and maintain reports for all financial transactions that relate to the business unit
    • Evaluate the meaning and trends shown in documents
    • Interpret the impact of the accounting results on all aspects of the business units’ operations, using graphs and text narratives to complement the reported numbers

    Ad hoc / Other

    • Assistance and contribution to regional specific finance or operational projects which require financial input.
    • Appropriately resolve queries that may arise (e.g. income tax, VAT audits).

    Closing Date: 19th, April 2022

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    National Account Manager - Talent Pipeline

    Job Description    
    RCL FOODS is passionate about building a talent pool of skilled candidates who have a keen interest in joining our progressive business. We are currently seeking National Account Managers to join our Group Division Talent Pool. This is an ideal opportunity for a customer-centric National Account Manager with formal Retail experience. Experience on the Shoprite Group account is beneficial but not essential.

    RCL FOODS entrusts the National Account Manager to:

    • Develop and maintain RCL FOODS business with a particular retail customer or group of customers according to the company and channel strategy.
    • Represent the customers' best interests within the RCL FOODS environment so that customers' needs are always satisfied.
    • Develop and manage relationships with large national accounts and set the accounts’ overall strategic direction.
    • Develop and guide the implementation of assigned accounts-specific business plans; achieve account profitability and sales targets; serve as the primary account contact and provide account leadership.

    The role can be based in Westville or Johannesburg and will report to the Customer Executive.

    Minimum Requirements    

    • Degree in Management, Business Administration, and/or Marketing
    • Valid Code EB drivers' license
    • 5 to 8 years experience in a Marketing and Sales function that includes managing complex and/or significant customer relationships and key accounts

    Duties & Responsibilities    

    • Effective development of strategy and tactical sales plans in line with RCL FOODS strategic direction and objectives
    • Utilize this strategy to guide national & regional strategies according to the different customer groups and levels, ensuring the development of tailor-made key account plans per banner to drive the business forward
    • Ensure comprehensive understanding of Customer strategic objectives through interaction with relevant stakeholders
    • New Business Development
    • Grow current business & identify and source new business opportunities in line with operational capabilities
    • Develop and present opportunities to grow and expand the channel of existing customers, delivering relevant sales proposals

    Achievement of profitability, sustainability, and financial targets

    • Compile forecasts and budgets
    • Implement, monitor, and manage budget, providing regular budget updates
    • Oversee profitability and market share of customers

    Effective management of operations

    • Provide all weekly and monthly trade sales reports as required
    • Ensure all requirements are met for S&OP meetings, Supply & Demand meetings, Sales Forecasting, and any other Ad Hoc requirements
    • Analyse sales to market trends, supply & demand to determine appropriate remedial action to ensure budget deliverables

    Closing Date: 20th, April 2022

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    Quality Assurance Technologist - Spartan

    Job Description    
    At RCL FOODS we see & do things differently, we think bigger, work smarter, and collectively as a team to achieve our ambition to provide more food to more people, more often!

    We at RCL FOODS are in search for a Quality Assurance Technologist to join our Baking Division. The role will be based in Spartan and report to the Senior Quality Assurance Technologist. RCL FOODS is looking for an incumbent to oversee the overall food safety and quality on the site.

    Minimum Requirements    

    • Quality/Food Safety tertiary qualification
    • 2 to 3 years experience in a manufacturing quality environment/role.

    Duties & Responsibilities    
    Cleaning

    • Organize and manage cleaning
    • Write Cleaning SOPs in conjunction with SHEQ Administrator
    • Implement Cleaning SOPs (CSOP) in the department
    • Ensure staff training and competency-based on CSOPs

    Non Conformances (NCRs)

    • Investigate and document corrections and preventative actions for all internal and external NCRs
    • Ensure follow-ups are done and documented
    • Ensure NCRs are signed off with due date allocations

    Customer Complaints

    • Open internal Customer Complaint Investigation (CCI) for all customer complaints received from WW
    • Timeous investigation and recording of all preventative actions taken for CCs within the allocated time period
    • Sign Off internal CCIs after follow up is completed
    • Communicate all CCIs, the Corrective Action and Follow up actions with Senior QAT
    • Communicate all CCIs to Woolworths

    Daily Checklist/Recordings

    • Ensure Daily Checklists and Recordings are completed
    • Ensure Daily Checklists and Recording Sheets are signed off and all issues followed up and signed off
    • Ensure the Daily checklist and Recording sheets are filled as per Records Control Procedure
    • Communicate all NCRs from daily recordings with corrective actions implemented to Senior QAT

    Raw Materials

    • Manage issuing, storage and handling of Raw Materials & Packaging in the department

    Self-Auditing

    • Ensure audits are performed as per schedule
    • Product & Process Audit (PPC Audits)
    • Hygiene & Housekeeping and PRP Audits
    • Pest Control Audit per Department

    Foreign Object Audit per Department

    • Environmental Swabbing
    • Perform monthly environmental swabbing as per the Environmental swabbing schedule and submit to the external laboratory

    Micro Testing

    • Ensure final product samples are drawn as per the weekly product testing schedule and submitted to the external laboratory
    • Product QC Tasting
    • Responsible for all daily product QC tasting and documentation of all tasting
    • Customer Product Specification
    • Ensure all Product Specs are on-file with Senior QAT
    • Ensure all changes are made to product specifications as necessary
    • Ensure all revised product specifications are signed off by the customer (Woolworths)

    Staff Training

    • Ensure staff training (formal and “on the job”) for online employees are scheduled with the Training Officer with regards to the following
    • Induction Training (Annually)
    • Basic Hygiene (Annually)
    • GMP (Annually)
    • Hand Washing Procedure
    • Cleaning SOPs
    • Process Training
    • CCP Training
    • Technical Records
    • Manage the sign-off

    Closing Date: 19th, April 2022

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    Senior Internal Auditor - FTC (6 months)

    Job Description    
    The RCL FOODS Talent Acquisition team is currently looking for a Senior Internal Auditor FTC to join our Head Office in Westville on a 6-month contract. The candidate must have a proven track record in independently executing audits and have a keen interest in driving IT and digital initiatives within the audit environment.

    Minimum Requirements    

    • Degree/diploma in Accounting or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or CA (SA), SAP experience would be advantageous,
    • At least 3 years’ experience in auditing activities,
    • FMCG industry experience would be advantageous

    Duties & Responsibilities    

    • Execution of the planning, execution, and reporting of assurance activities in line with the Internal Audit Methodology and Internal Auditing Standards.
    • Supervise audit staff and outsourced resources.
    • Recommend the most appropriate controls (where non-existent), aligned to organizational policies and procedures.
    • Lead closeout meetings with process owners to discuss and finalize the audit reports.
    • Assist the Internal Audit Manager in preparing a risk-based internal audit plan on an annual basis and monthly board packs based on audit completed.
    • Design, develop and implement continuous monitoring mechanisms via data analytics.
    • Raise awareness of internal audit and the importance of a sound control environment within the Group.
    • Evaluate information security and associated risk exposures.
    • Evaluate regulatory compliance programs.
    • Encourage collaboration with other team members by working within the broader Internal Audit and Risk Management support team to deliver overall team objectives.
    • Implement organized and effective work methods.
    • Take ownership and accountability for tasks and activities and demonstrate effective self-management in terms of planning and prioritizing, and self-development.
    • Demonstrate a willingness to help others and “go the extra mile” to meet team targets and objectives.

    Closing Date: 19th, April 2022

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    Management Accountant

    Job Description    
    The RCL FOODS Talent Team is on the hunt for an experienced Management Accountant to join the Specialty team. The role will be based in Centurion and will report to the Commercial Manager. The role requires an analytical individual with commercial and operations experience

    The Management Accountant will be dealing with key issues by providing support and technical input to the commercial and ops teams to deliver insightful analysis, drive process improvement (operations and reporting) in line with the RCL strategy, and ultimately maximize business value

    Minimum Requirements    

    • Minimum B.COM Accounting/Management Accounting (non-negotiable)
    • At least 3 to 5 years of operational cost and management accounting experience
    • At least 3 years of working experience in a plant/factory environment Manufacturing or complex plant experience required
    • Syspro or SAP experience ideal

    Duties & Responsibilities    
    CAPEX MANAGEMENT

    • Overall responsibility for the Capex process and adherence to the relevant Limits of Authority for the Division.
    • Review all CAPEX applications before submission and provide commercial / business case input as appropriate
    • Calculation of return on investment for proposed business plan capital projects to assist management with prioritization of Capex, and ensuring that capital business plans are aligned with group allocation of funds
    • Coordinate post CAPEX implementation reviews
    • Manage actual vs target vs forecast spend monthly
    • Submit all required Capex-based reporting to RCL HO by the national time scheduling and guidelines

    REPORTING

    • Weekly performance Dashboards & Trackers
    • Drafting inputs to flash reporting, dashboards, variance analysis reports & commentary Savings pipelines tracking, and reporting
    • Draft deliverables including quantitative analysis and explanations for deviations against demonstrated norms
    • Driving the month-end timetable i.e. stock counts
    • Ad hoc reporting where required

    COST CENTRE MANAGEMENT / SYSTEM MAINTENANCE

    • Overall cost center management and maintenance
    • Cost reviews and Variance analysis
    • Empower cost center owners to manage their spending through maintenance, development, and monitoring of appropriate trackers
    • Identification and management of cost-saving opportunities Tracking cost and efficiency initiatives Month-end close reviews
    • Review and maintain rate tables in the ERP where required

    BUDGETING AND FORECASTING

    • Maintain/develop flexible and robust forecasting tools and models
    • Supporting the annual business plan and quarterly forecasting processes for all operations by the national time scheduling and guidelines
    • Expense business plan for the service functions of the operations in line with national guidelines and economic indicators
    • Reporting of the business plan and quarterly forecasts according to the formats supplied by the National Office Assist with the preparation, consolidation, and review of plans and budgets for the unit (Operational and Capex).
    • Aids operations regarding general budgeting and financial reporting needs, including business plans, costing and pricing proposals, etc.

    BOM MANAGEMENT

    • Maintain product costing system.
    • Develop, oversee and drive the momentum of continuous BOM and routing audit processes to be conducted by Processing and QA resources.
    • Support initiatives designed to control costs and maximize profitability.
    • Review and provide insight into proposed changes to product costs (as a result of trials or changes in specifications) and new product proposals.
    • Maintain the integrity and support proper execution of the NPD approval process for BOM changes/additions.
    • Load new BOMs for trial codes requested from Master Data Calculate and implement any approved changes to product costing, clearly outlining the impact of such changes on the cost base and ultimately, profitability.
    • Monitor, review and provide feedback on the actual impact of changes that have been made and new product costing as part of the “post-launch” process

    STOCK CONTROL

    • Coordinate the process of monthly stock count and communicate with related teams
    • Investigate stock variances and take corrective action
    • Assess the stock control procedures continuously ensuring proper internal controls
    • Compile reformulation variance reports and tracking of corrective actions
    • Analyze and report to HO monthly reformulation variance including explanations Initiate corresponding financial entries regarding stocktake variances

    Closing Date: 19th, April 2022

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    Finance Controller

    Job Description    
    RCL FOODS is searching for a Finance Controller to join our Empty Trips team based in Ethekwini.  The Finance Controller will need to provide management accounting support and insight for the relevant customer / principal / depot

    Minimum Requirements    

    • CA (SA) or CIMA essential
    • 3 to 5 years management accounting experience, including commercial costing and some exposure to processing or manufacturing environments
    • FMCG/Manufacturing experience will be advantageous
    • Computer literate with advanced experience in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Powerpoint)

    Duties & Responsibilities    
    Budgeting and Forecasting

    • Prepare budget and forecasting timetables.
    • Assist in the preparation of the annual budget and quarterly forecast pack for presentation to the Management Accountant
    • Coordinating the budget inputs from various depts across the business, performing reasonableness checks, marrying operational stats to financial KPIs

    Project Management:

    • Responsible for identifying logistics areas for process improvement and cost savings to ensure expectations are met.
    • Lead, manage and facilitate reporting improvement projects across the business.
    • Monitor industry standards, trends including technological trends, or practices to identify developments in logistics planning/execution and reporting.
    • Identify training, coaching, and mentoring opportunities where possible for the team to achieve performance targets

    Management Reporting

    • Oversee, analyze and interrogate results by shipper, haulier, and region:
    • Managing the focused delivery of an accurate monthly scorecard.
    • Understanding and managing the data accuracy and reconciliation in systems and models
    • Streamlining existing processes and paper trails to reduce the risk of human error and improve the speed of information delivery.
    • Overseeing the balancing of all reports, signing off on recons, and documented investigation of variances
    • Publish weekly and monthly “snap-shot” reports as required by the business in an accurate and timely manner by:
    • Developing a broad knowledge base of the organizational processes and policies.
    • Staying fully informed of operational objectives, performance, and critical trends.
    • Focusing on the compilation of a monthly commercial reporting pack that highlights focus points for the month, exposes core issues, generates action plans,s and assigns responsibilities.
    • Engaging with MD through the presentation of the monthly commercial report and follow-up sessions where appropriate to provide the business with the tools to make informed strategic decisions, implement change and maximize profitability.
    • Assist in the review and actioning of variance reports prepared using data extracted from system and models
    • Analyze and explain KPI fluctuations and variances.
    • Provide monthly commentary for submission to the MD.

    Costing Model

    • Understand the costing Models and cost drivers
    • Understand the SAP cost centers and the upload into the costing model to assist in variance explanations
    • Provide commercial insight into variances of cost drivers month on month.
    • Prepare a presentation of major variances to MD
    • Identify changes in the business that need to flow through the model and table to the MD
    • Maintain data process flows and present changes at team meetings

    Pricing

    • Assist and coordinate with business specialists to maintain and manage pricing master data
    • Prepare pricing proposals where applicable.

    Variance Analysis

    • Participate in investigations and audits to support initiatives designed to control costs and maximize profits.
    • Provide commentary on the monthly reporting packs
    • Analyze proposed changes to cost allocation (as a result of trials or changes in specifications) and assist with data collection of new business proposals.
    • Calculate the actual impact of changes that have been made and new cost allocation and present it to Management Accountant.
    • Analyze costs against budgets and forecasts.
    • Analyze actual KPIs versus budget and work with the teams to address areas of non-conformance or concern proactively and timeously.
    • Analyze all input costs within the cost center
    • Financial Management

    Capex:

    • Evaluate and prepare CAPEX proposals and manage this versus the approved Capex budget

    Reporting:

    • Ensure that monthly operational and financial/tax reporting is accurate and completed promptly.
    • Ensure that all transactions for the month-end close have been completed and all accruals, costs, and revenue has been accounted for.
    • Prepare monthly board packs and slides.

    Cash Flow Management:

    • Assess Principal and Customer working capital status monthly and report to the business 
    • Prepare cash flow management-related reporting and manage the day-to-day cash requirements in consultation with group Treasury function and highlight areas of concern and recommend possible remedial steps.

    Process:

    • Assist and coordinate with business specialists to maintain and manage master data accuracy and completeness
    • Assist and coordinate with business specialists to maintain and manage AP and AR accuracy and completeness

    Information and Data Management

    • Ensure team members accurately and regularly capture data into the information system to enable access to reliable data and reporting for trend analysis and decision making.
    • Share relevant data with management teams to enable reliable business decision-making.
    • Take responsibility for data accuracy and completeness for the relevant model.

    Customer Pricing and Contract Management 

    • Draft and maintain contracts and service level agreements in consultation with the external Legal Team and manage the process in consultation with the appropriate internal stakeholders to the point of formal sign-off by the parties concerned.

    Team Coordination

    • Take ownership and accountability for tasks and activities and demonstrate effective self-management in terms of planning, prioritizing, and self-development.
    • Follow through to ensure that quality and productivity standards of work are consistently and accurately maintained.
    • Inform relevant parties in the event of tasks or deadlines not being met, the potential risks thereof, and provide appropriate resolution.
    • Support and drive the business core values.
    • Manage colleagues' and clients’ expectations and communicate appropriately.
    • Demonstrate willingness to help others and “go the extra mile” to meet team targets and objectives.
    • Champion training and development of self and others through utilizing available training opportunities or contributing to the development of new training solutions relating to product costing in collaboration with national training specialists.
    • Participate in and drive regular performance appraisals and ensure that own targets and goals are clear and achievable

    Closing Date: 18th, April 2022

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    CCD NPD Process Technologists - Centurion

    Job Description    
    We at RCL FOODS are in search for a  CCD NPD Process Technologist to join our  Baking Business Unit. The role will be based in Centurion and report to the Process Technologist Executive.  RCL FOODS is looking for an incumbent to be a link between the product development kitchen and the production line.  They will be responsible to ensure that new products make a smooth transition from trial and testing stages to full production.

    Minimum Requirements    

    • Qualified Food Technologist
    • Minimum 2 years’s proven experience running process trials within food manufacturing
    • A valid driving license. 
    • NPD experience from concept to launch would be advantageous
    • Numerical and verbal aptitude, strong communicator.
    • Intermediate computer skills (especially Excel and Word)
    • Processing innovation in terms of equipment/process

    Duties & Responsibilities    
    New Product Development

    • Responsible for the implementation of new products developed by the NPD Team in the factories that will ensure a successful product launch, ensuring that product consistency is achieved throughout the entire process
    • Schedule and manage production line trials and re-evaluations making sure that everything has gone to plan
    • Understand company production processes and flag up any potential problems to the NPD team at early development stages.
    • Initiate solutions to production issues / problems / capacity constraints.
    • Develop and co-ordinate practical schedules for product launches
    • Liaise with purchasing colleagues to ensure that all incoming stock for factory trial runs is in place.
    • Management of the critical path from the factory trial stage to ensure projects are successfully completed in line with agreed timescales and keeping key personnel aware of any updates and delays.

    Technical & Quality Management

    • Ensure that Factory Trials take place with the outcomes reported to all relevant teams, measure yields and make sure that everything complies with customer expectations.
    • Facilitate customer visits during production trials.
    • Initiate and trial new processing equipment - either in support of a new product launch or to make improvements to current production processes.
    • Conduct ongoing investigations into production processes and make recommendations for improvements if necessary.
    • Ensure that operating procedures, quality contracts and specifications are written correctly for each new product and available to relevant staff

    Technical Expertise and Insight

    • Identify any critical issues, and make recommendations regarding processes of equipment for improvements.
    • Support initial production runs and be available to troubleshoot and provide expert advice if necessary
    • Compile reports capturing key data, scale-up and methods, QAS, qualitative and quantitative standards, yields and process waste.
    • Ensuring that kitchen components and finished product samples are retained for reference and future benchmarking against 1st trial & customer launch sign-offs.
    • Organise and perform shelf-life and organoleptic testing of retained samples to ensure product safety and quality against agreed QAS.
    • Monitor any changes to the NPD recipe and processes that will result in increased product costs.  Report any deviations whilst agreeing on corrective actions as appropriate.
    • To arrange and conduct factory trials and full scale-up 1st production runs ensuring that the technical information supporting the new product is correct and up to date.
    • Ensure factory manufactured products adhere to customer specifications throughout the product lifecycle by attending taste panels and customer reviews.

    Closing Date: 20th, April 2022

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    QA Technologist - Pretoria West

    Job Description    
    RCL FOODS is seeking a QA Technologist to join our Baking Division. The role will be based in Pretoria West and report to the QA and Food Safety Manager. RCL FOODS is looking for an incumbent to support the achievement of agreed Quality and Food Safety goals and objectives and enforce compliance to company policies and procedures.

    Minimum Requirements    

    • National Diploma in Food Technology / Environmental Health
    • Internal Auditing and/or Lead Auditor Certificate
    • FSSC 22 000 Implementation Certificate

    Duties & Responsibilities    

    • Accomplishes quality assurance human resource objectives by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions; planning and reviewing compensation actions; enforcing policies and procedures.
    • Achieves quality assurance operational objectives by contributing information and analysis to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; identifying and resolving problems; completing audits; determining system improvements; implementing change.
    • Meets quality assurance financial objectives by estimating requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.
    • Develops quality assurance plans by conducting hazard analyses; identifying critical control points and preventive measures; establishing critical limits, monitoring procedures, corrective actions, and verification procedures; monitoring inventories.
    • Validates quality processes by establishing product specifications and quality attributes; measuring production; documenting evidence; determining operational and performance qualifications; writing and updating quality assurance procedures.

    Closing Date: 18th, April 2022

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    Millwright - Krugersdorp

    Job Description    
    RCL FOODS is seeking a Millwright to join our Groceries Division. The role will be based in Krugersdorp and report to the Engineering Manager. RCL FOODS is looking for an incumbent to ensure that all manufacturing equipment is serviced and maintained according to specifications and is in line with good engineering practices. As well as to, ensure safe and proper mechanical functioning of production equipment and a continuous run of machinery with minimal downtime.

    Minimum Requirements    

    • Qualified Trade tested Millwright
    • Minimum of 2 years POST Trade experience
    • Must have worked on pneumatic equipment
    • Ammonia and Glycol basic knowledge will be advantageous
    • Working on Packaging machines will be advantageous
    • Experience with fault finding on PLC systems
    • Basic welding
    • Must have FMCG experience

    Duties & Responsibilities    

    • Repair failures on the equipment’s to restore functionality of the equipment
    • Carry out preventative maintenance work to ensure that equipment’s performance is at the ultimate output
    • Carry out root cause analysis to prevent re-occurrence of failures
    • Ensure job cards are completed timeously and all relevant information is captured
    • Carry out daily inspections on the machines and report any defects that may have noticed
    • Ensure all equipment is made safe before work is carried out and all safety equipment is functional at all times 
    • Decide on which parts need replacement and any additional work required
    • Decide on an additional activity that is required to improve performance
    • Assist production team in machine start-ups and set-ups every morning
    • To organise and pre-planned maintenance activities on the basis of repairing plant machinery
    • Direct and train workers to install, and maintain mechanical/electrical equipment.
    • Inspect, operate, and test machinery and equipment in order to diagnose machine malfunctions.
    • Do maintenance repair and troubleshooting for electrical systems and apparatus.
    • Define and follow Standard Operating Procedures for the repair of electrical systems;
    • Identify and suggest new approaches or best-known methods to foster continuous improvement;
    • Perform other duties as assigned, including spiral freezer blockages or repairs, and mechanical fitting work such as follows:
    • Replacing bearings,
    • Replacing shafts
    • Fixing motors
    • Attending to gearbox failures
    • Replacing and tightening of v-belts and chains
    • Fixing water and pneumatic pipelines;
    • Building conveyors for specific usages and building of covers for machines;
    • Attending to fault finding on hydraulic power packs
    • Welding – TIG and arc (mostly working on stainless steel);
    • Basic Operating Lathe, polishing old and new shafts, bushes, new pins, new rollers;
    • Basic operating hydraulic press, drill press and plate bender

    Closing Date: 18th, April 2022

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    Quality and Food Safety Compliance Manager

    Job Description    
    Our Talent Acquisition Team is recruiting for a dynamic and experienced Quality and Food Safety Compliance Manager, to join our Chicken Business. The role can be located in KZN or Gauteng. This role requires travel to our various Chicken sites located in South Africa.

    As a Quality and Food Safety Compliance Manager, you will work in collaboration with the SHERQ Executive to maintain and improve technical Food Safety and Quality requirements within the Chicken Division.

    The successful incumbent will provide support to the Chicken Division’s staff and management teams to deliver sustainable improvement in product quality, food safety practices, legal requirements and processing outputs. A key driver is to implement and sustain process improvement, continuous improvements and manufacturing systems best practices. Management of Supplier Quality Assurance to ensure compliance and effectiveness in accordance with Chicken Division food safety and quality standards.

    Minimum Requirements    

    • Degree / Diploma Food Science / Vet Technology / Microbiology / Food Safety
    • In-depth knowledge of ISO 9001:2008, AIB, BRC, SANS 10330, ISO 22000, industry standards, statutory and regulatory requirements, Processing Operations,
    • TQM principles Lead Auditor will be advantageous
    • Supplier Quality Assurance Minimum of 5 years’ experience within FMCG
    • Quality Assurance and Food Safety Poultry or Meat industry experience will be advantageous

    Duties & Responsibilities    
    Technical Expertise

    • Provide technical, legal, and advisory support to internal and external customers
    • Participates in specific operational food safety and food law committees of external parties i.e., SABS, Trade Metrology, AFMA, SAMPA, CGCSA: FSI, Food Law, Industry Affairs Forum and other party that influences legal and statutory requirements to feed back to Chicken Division.
    • Represent Chicken Division in Industry Technical Committees i.e., National Recall Committee, Processed Meats Regulation, Frozen Product Group, Nutritional Profiling, and any other relevant committees required
    • Provide technical expertise for the compilation of training material and Policy Manuals to ensure knowledge transfers i.e., Allergen Manual, Labelling Policy, etc.
    • Utilising networking and development opportunities to remain abreast of the latest trends and technology Provides information, highlight key legal risks, and provide technical input to the business.
    • Train internal team on legal requirements to ensure compliance Administer quality and food safety legal register for Chicken Division under the guidance of the legal department.
    • Manage and lead Administrator Identify opportunities of improvement and development
    • Analyse reports to ensure accuracy and improvement opportunities are identified and addressed Ensure all required reports are submitted in full and on time
    • Ensuring all legal registers are maintained and are current Ensuring documentation system is maintained, current and user-friendly
    • Support Plant Management to improve overall quality of product:
    • Regular plant visits to access product quality on the lines
    • Develop and maintain a Product Quality KPI system to highlight quality issues
    • Conduct competitor’s product comparison investigation
    • Lead projects at plant level to improve overall quality issues that is highlighted through the KPI system
    • Develop training programs for staff to improve awareness and skills of product quality

    Implement functional Strategy into Action:

    • Work with SHERQ Executive to ensure the agreed Strategy into Action is implemented within area of responsibility Supplier Quality Assurance
    • Manage Materials Review Team Chair and execute Material Review Team meetings Maintain and improve SATE (Supplier Assessment Towards Excellence) to Processing, Agriculture, Feed and Distribution
    • Administer Chicken Division’s Supplier Quality Assurance Program, including all reports, data and other information which may be requested
    • Implement Supplier Risk Assessment i.e., food safety, quality, business process risks to the business
    • Re-evaluate Supplier Risk Assessment every 12 months -Screening and approval of Suppliers based on Food Safety Risks
    • Develop a risk-based Supplier Audit Plan
    • Audit Suppliers and develop Suppliers to meet Chicken Division’s requirements verify conformances to legal requirements, product and process specifications, food safety standards and prepare a report for submission to SHERQ Executive.
    • Manage a process for tracking the status of resolution to Supplier Audit findings
    • Review packaging specifications (primary and secondary), ingredient specification and any concessions pertaining to incoming material, and forward to national SHERQ Executive for approval.
    • Participate in Supplier tender committees to reduce risks (legal, food safety and quality) to Chicken Division business

    Project Management

    • Participates in project meetings for Rainbow, Farmer Brown, Simply Chicken, DOB and QSR brands, support, and report on legal, food safety and quality issues
    • Pro-actively identify risks associated with projects
    • Identify Laboratory service providers to speed up launches i.e., allergen testing, nutritional testing
    • Review scoping checklist for new projects (FB, RB, Food Solutions and customized)
    • Approval of HACCP studies Review PPS and spec amendments for submission to SHERQ Executive
    • Review primary packaging requirements i.e., artwork for submission to SHERQ Executive Interpretation of laboratory results from nutritional and micro laboratory and report any deviations to Suppliers to improve services to Chicken Division
    • Identify opportunities for Chicken Division to influence regulation so that SHERQ Executive can take them forward.
    • Perform ad-hoc projects for SHERQ, when required Arrange review of National Office TIMS systems at least every 2 years Audit processing and agricultural operations as and when required Chicken Division Audits
    • Auditing sites to identify legal non-conformances, opportunities for improvement and effective closing of previous findings
    • Ensuring internal and external audit schedules are maintained and current Review all internal audit templates, used for Chicken Division ensuring it is relevant, current and include all legal requirements and best practices

    Effective Teamwork & Self-Management

    • Take ownership and accountability for tasks and activities and demonstrates effective self-management in terms of planning and prioritising, and self-development Follow through to ensure that quality and productivity standards of work are consistently and accurately maintained
    • Inform relevant parties in the event of tasks or deadlines not met, the potential risks thereof and provide appropriate resolution
    • Support and drive the business core values
    • Manage colleagues and client’s expectations and communicate appropriately
    • Demonstrate willingness to help others and “go the distance” to meet team targets and objectives
    • Maintain a basic appreciation and awareness of employee relations climate and ensure corrective action is taken where required in line with relevant legislation and company policy.
    • Provide Leadership Influence and lead colleagues towards meeting legal compliance
    • Champion training and development to improve legal and technical expertise within the business
    • Benchmark SQA and legal compliance within the marketplace to ensure the most effective systems and tools and implemented to ensure best systems for Chicken Division

    Closing Date: 16th, April 2022

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    Technical Trainer - Worcester

    Job Description    
    The Chicken Business is currently seeking a highly organised, experienced and skilled Technical Trainer to join the Chicken Agriculture Team. The role will be based in Worcester but requires travel to various sites within the Worcester area. The Technical Trainer will report to the SHERQ Manager.

    Minimum Requirements    

    • Matric
    • Diploma/Degree or at least one year certificate in Production management/ Agricultural or equivalent qualification.
    • SHERQ adherence and compliance certificate (preferred)
    • Qualification in Training and Development e.g. Facilitation
    • 3 years relevant experience in a technical role in a similar environment.
    • Computer Literacy (Intermediate)
    • Valid Driver’s License & Willingness to travel – Own vehicle required
    • Verbal and Written communication

    Duties & Responsibilities    

    • To lead in the analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation of technical training programmes focussed on Employee Health and Safety in accordance with the requirements of Legislation and the Chicken standard operating procedures and approved training guidelines.
    • Drive the implementation of Technical training programmes through the Chicken Supply Chain.
    • Degree of Financial Responsibility Management and control of capital and operating costs and all immoveable and moveable assets within the scope of responsibility.
    • Technical Training Programme Development, Implementation and Evaluation:
    • Work closely with the SHERQ Team and the Management team leaders to determine, develop and implement technical training initiatives to improve safety conditions and compliance to legal requirements.
    • Act as liaison between employees, team leaders, managers and National Office Learning and Development team for non-technical training and development requirements.
    • Assess training needs related to new equipment and new technology.
    • Provide training and orientation in equipment updates/improvements and amendments to standard operating procedures to management and represented employees.
    • Plan and conduct technical orientation/ Induction training of all new employees.
    • Design training aids and prepare appropriate technical material and safety operating instructions.
    • Evaluate the impact of technical training initiatives and compliance with standard operating procedures on a regular basis using accepted criteria.

    Ancillary Administration and Support:

    • Conduct technical assessments of employees.
    • Prepare troubleshooting and operating procedures on specialised equipment and
    • technology for appropriate groups of employees.
    • Create and maintain technical training records on all employees.
    • Maintain a complete technical reference library.
    • Produce requisite reports for the Senior Risk Control Officer on technical training activity using agreed HR and Learning and Development performance indicators.

    Effective Teamwork and Self-Management:

    • Take ownership and accountability for tasks and activities and demonstrate effective
    • self-management in terms of planning and prioritising, and self-development.
    • Follow through to ensure that quality and productivity standards of work are consistently
    • and accurately maintained.
    • Inform relevant parties in the event of tasks or deadlines not met, the potential risks
    • thereof and provide appropriate resolution.
    • Manage colleagues and employees’ expectations and communicate appropriately.
    • Demonstrate willingness to help others and “go the extra mile” to meet team targets and objectives.

    KPI’s:

    • Improvement SHE performance Indicators
    • Technical training coverage
    • % of staff participating in programmes
    • Client satisfaction rate
    • Accuracy of records
    • Reference library coverage
    • SOP compliance
    • Productivity and technical performance levels
    • Equipment maintenance and performance standards

    Knowledge and Skill:

    • Skills Development Legislation
    • Best Operating Practices Applicable to Agriculture
    • Communication Skills
    • Training & Facilitation Skills
    • Animal Production, especially Poultry Management

    Closing Date: 15th, April 2022

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