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  • Posted: Feb 28, 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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    Vaccination Foreman

    Job Description    
    The Chicken Business is seeking a Vaccination Foreman to join our KZN Region. The role will be based in Hammarsdale and report to the Production Manager. We are looking for a responsible, decisive problem solver to take on this responsibility. The foreman will need to manage the rearing vaccination operation by ensuring the accurate administration of vaccine according to the prescribed program, to ensure accurate 100%grading sessions, and to manage the transfer process of the flocks to the breeding farms

    Minimum Requirements    
    Qualification

    • A degree or diploma in Agriculture (3 years)
    • Valid Code EB drivers’ licence
    • Minimum of 5 years relevant experience in a similar environment, 2 to 3 of which should be in a supervisory capacity

    Knowledge

    • Poultry production inclusive of breeder hatchery and broiler management
    • Agricultural and farm operations and processes
    • Labour relations legislation and procedures
    • ISO and health, safety and environmental legislation
    • National best practice standards
    • Systems for SHERQ

    Skills

    • Budget planning and cost management
    • Verbal and written communication
    • Interpersonal
    • Computer literacy
    • Numeracy
    • Negotiation
    • Management
    • Logical thinking

    Duties & Responsibilities    

    Production Management

    • Conduct operational planning for vaccination.
    • Manage the vaccination process to ensure maximum immunity ad health status to the flocks
    • Ensure the highest possible amount of good quality pullets and cockerels are selected and available for transfer
    • Prepare vaccination sessions and equipment according to the VCM
    • Correctly calculate and issue the vaccines and monitor the cold chain and administration.
    • Manage vaccine stock and record-keeping
    • Ensure the submission of samples to the laboratory as required by best-operating practices.
    • Ensure strict bio-security implementation of sub-ordinates at all times
    • Maintain all the vaccination equipment and the grading scales to the required standard

    Closing Date: 8th, March 2022

    Information and Data Management

    • Analyse vaccination results and discuss with vaccinators to uphold good standards and quality of work
    • Recording of vaccination sessions on the vaccination and sample submission form at each site
    • Maintain and report management information to the Production Manager.
    • Ensure all checks are performed and recorded on the correct documents.

    Budget and Cost Control

    • Provide input into and utilise the financial budget optimally.
    • Ensure the vaccination process meets budgetary targets by working within agreed financial boundaries.
    • Manage immoveable and moveable operational assets to ensure optimal usage in line with best production practice.
    • Provide input into annual capex requirements and implement approved capex programmes.

    Administration

    • Ensure that vaccination data is captured accurately on the required documents on a regular basis
    • Place and follow-up on orders well in advance of potential shortages.
    • Ensure that daily/ weekly and monthly reports are comprehensive and submitted on time to enable effective decision-making and proactive trend analysis.
    • Monitor and record vaccine stocks and storage temperatures
    • Ensure that immovable and movable asset registers are updated monthly.

    Team Supervision

    • With support from HR and the Production Managers employ vaccination staff in vacant and approved posts.
    • Supervise the activities of the team to ensure production targets are met.
    • Coach and support team members where necessary to achieve individual, farm and strategic objectives.
    • Manage leave and general time management issues in line with company policy.
    • Authorise all time sheets and attendance registers on a daily basis.
    • Authorise leave application forms and submit them to the relevant clerk when necessary.
    • Comply with employment equity legislation within the team to ensure that representation is achieved at all levels and those statutory targets and requirements are met.
    • Implement training and development plans for the team as agreed with the Production Manager.
    • Manage the employee relations climate and ensure corrective action is taken where required in line with relevant legislation and company policy.
    • Chair or initiate disciplinary hearings as needed according to RPM standards.
    • Conduct regular performance appraisals with subordinates and ensure that the process is cascaded throughout the farm team.

    Bio-Security Management

    • Ensure that protective clothing is always available and clean for staff.
    • Ensure that staff always showers when entering and exiting a site.
    • Ensure that all material that enters a site is fumigated.
    • Apply all other bio-security standards in accordance with BOP and the RPM.
    • Ensure that effective rodent control measures are in place at vaccine storage.

    Farm Compliance

    • Ensure the vaccination team and all its operations comply with all relevant TQMS, health, safety and environmental requirements
    • Implement and ensure compliance with the national best operation practice.

    Maintenance

    • Ensure maintenance and hygiene of equipment
    • Resolve daily maintenance and urgent maintenance issues in conjunction with the responsible maintenance personnel.
    • Ensure that all breakdowns are attended to immediately.
    • Ensure that assets, plant and equipment are appropriately maintained to ensuring that they operate at optimum levels.

    Location - Town / City: Hammarsdale

    Closing Date: 8th, March 2022

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    Maintenance Artisan

    Job Description    
    RCL FOODS is seeking a Maintenance Artisan to join our Chicken Division. The role will be based in Pretoria West and report to the Site Maintenance Lead. RCL FOODS is looking for an incumbent who will be responsible for performing multiple repair and maintenance tasks throughout the day, which could include, but is not limited to carpentry work, plumbing, painting, HVAC, flooring, outdoor landscaping, and general facility repairs.

    Minimum Requirements    

    • Qualified Artisan (Welder, Carpenter, Plumber, etc.)
    • 3 - 5 years’ hands-on building and site facilities maintenance experience.
    • Valid Code EB driver`s license

    Duties & Responsibilities    

    • Carpentry & General Construction: woodwork, sanding, painting, etc.
    • Erect scaffolding or set up ladders to perform tasks above ground level.
    • To be current in all safety training requirements.
    • Adhere to standard operating procedures, safety, and HACCP rules and regulations.     
    • General Plumbing: Toilets, faucets, fix leaks, Blocked drains, etc.
    • Facility Repairs: doors, doorknobs, locks, broken tiles, flooring works, staining, etc.
    • Outdoors: landscaping and sidewalks and driveways, etc.
    • Assess workload and estimate time and materials for the job.
    • Workshop (housekeeping, tools, spares levels, etc.)

    Closing Date: 8th, March 2022

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    Commercial Manager – Pricing and Profitability

    Job Description    
    Are you analytical and passionate about enhancing the business bottom line?

    RCL FOODS is passionate about talent and we are currently seeking a Commercial Manager: Pricing & Profitability to join our Pretoria West Baking Business Unit. The role will provide commercial support across multiple operating units, and reports into the Commercial Executive. 
    The Commercial Manager, will develop ways to increase profitability from new and existing products, categories, and channels across the baking operating units. We seek a highly analytical and results-oriented individual, who has proven track record of formulating complex costing models/tools, packaging and presenting commercial insights, as well as managing multiple costing teams and engagements with cross-functional and executive stakeholders.  

    The individual will be the custodian of profitability systems, models and methodology across the baking unit.

    Minimum Requirements    

    • BCom and CIMA/ CA (SA) or CGMA qualification
    • Minimum 5 years experience in a senior commercial/operational finance role for a manufacturing business, that includes commercial costing (BOM/Stock related), operational reporting, and team management
    • Experience working for a manufacturing plant within the costing space
    • Be an innovative, confident, and creative thinker with the ability to make quick decisions
    • Proven ability to influence and build collaborative relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
    • Track record of managing cross-functional teams
    • Extremely proficient in Excel and Microsoft applications including PowerPoint, PowerPivot, PowerBi
    • SAP/Syspro experience preferable
    • Individual must be a self-starter and able to work independently with limited oversight
    • Excellent Team player recognizing when the task/project at hand requires them to lead and when to contribute
    • The Successful incumbent must be able to grow, lead and influence a team based across multiple sites
    • Eager & determined individual to get to the bottom of and resolve issues
    • A project manager mind-set, being able to handle numerous profitability/costing projects at one time and being flexible with the type work you are involved in.
    • Patience to work through complex technical issues as well as understand an operating unit’s needs, to keep on asking until you get to a clear understanding that can be simply communicated to others
    • Ability to identify and investigate issues and provide commercial insights for continuous improvements
    • Acting as a trusted business advisor to the broader commercial team and Managing Executives, including providing a clear point of view, demonstrating forward thinking, risk analysis and challenging existing ways of doing things
    • Identify areas of improvement by uncovering the root cause and developing processes to ensure continuous improvement and overall effectiveness
    • Basic awareness of different cultures and working practices across operating units

    Duties & Responsibilities    
    Key Accountabilities

    • Collaborate with operational, front-end teams, functional heads of department and executives to understand business requirements and commercial costing needs.
    • Responsible for profitability reporting, pricing, and costing analysis for all the operating units within the Business unit
    • Managing the price increases processes and compiling insightful customer presentations
    • Managing cost and management accounting teams as well as BI and profitability systems/models
    • NPD and Costing Process
    • Managing the continuous costing process for new product development or changes to existing products/manufacturing processes
    • Evaluating impact on pricing and profitability of any NPD and/or change to offerings
    • Take part in BOM audits, process audits, price recovery assessments as well as costing equipment impact assessments to reduce yield/usage variances
    • Ensure that profitability models/system(s) inputs (i.e. perform calculations, understand routings) are maintained by teams on a daily/weekly/monthly basis
    • Pricing and Profitability analysis
    • Running and compiling periodic price increase models and presentations
    • Ensure pricing strategy is executed as per plan and conduct post implementation reviews
    • Provide inputs into the improvements and maintenance of contribution margins through volume mix, pricing, promotional activity decisions and cost saving initiatives
    • Provide calculations, detailed analysis and associated recommendations emanating from any initiatives that arise through cost saving initiatives, changes in business operations, BOM/product offering changes which potentially might offer more profitable solutions
    • Daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly profitability and deep dive reporting across all operating units
    • Provide profitability insights and recommendations.
    • New Project/initiatives Appraisal and Feasibility Assessment
    • Drive the appraisal and commercial feasibility assessment of new projects and initiatives identified by business, technical and marketing teams.
    • Ensure projects are costed accurately and ROI principles are achieved
    • Conduct post launch reviews to ensure committed return hurdles are achieved
    • Information and Data Management and Business Analytics
    • The individual will be the custodian of profitability systems, BI models and profitability methodology across the baking unit.
    • Responsible for accuracy, completeness and relevance of data and analytics from the profitability systems and/or models.
    • Ensure team members accurately and regularly captures data onto the information system to enable access to reliable data and reporting for trend analysis and decision making.
    • Weekly/daily running of raw material usage and ingredient variance tools by team in order to reduce stock variances.
    • Share relevant and insightful data with management teams to enable reliable business decision making.
    • Design and development of Dashboard, profitability reporting tools and adhoc reporting

    Closing Date: 10th, March 2022

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    Divisional Sales Manager

    Job Description    
    RCL FOODS is on the hunt for a Divisional Sales Manager to effectively drive the divisional sales team, ensuring effective accounts management and professional customer relationship management that achieve customer and Vector sales objectives, KPIs, and targets. This individual will be responsible for maintaining and growing the relationships with defined key accounts that translate into increased sales volumes and expanded product lines.

    Minimum Requirements    

    • Degree in Management, Business Administration, and/or Marketing
    • Valid Code EB drivers’ license
    • 10 years experience in a Marketing and Sales function that includes managing complex and/or significant customer relationships and key/national accounts with at least 5 years in a Management Role
    • Extensive experience in Sales & Management of large teams across various sites and/or geographical areas
    • Experience in the FMCG industry will be preferred 

    Duties & Responsibilities    

    Divisional Strategy Formulation and Implementation

    • Formulate short- and long-term (3-year) divisional strategies to deliver sustainable, profitable growth by key customers.
    • Prioritize products and initiatives by customers within the division based on demand.
    • Ensure alignment across plans and with the supply side of the business.
    • Participate in the S&OP product forecast process to drive improved forecast accuracy.
    • Determine the tone and direction the divisional team takes in its approach to working with key customers
    • Drive the achievement of targeted sales growth.
    • Evaluate and monitor competitors and their activities and formulate proactive responses when required.
    • Perform rigorous product analysis and allocate budget accordingly.
    • Work collaboratively across cross-functional teams to align demand and supply across the company.
    • Drive the achievement of strategic and operational targets.
    • Participate in the Vector commercial planning process through the development of an annual customer business plan.
    • Manage and penetrate key accounts at all levels, develop relationships that enable the achievement of divisional and customer plans and objectives, and lead all Vector cross-functional team activities related to such accounts.

    Account Management

    • Ensure that all accounts are profitably serviced for the company to achieve sales and revenue goals.
    • Analyze sales statistics to determine business growth potential.
    • Monitor and analyze sales and market trends.
    • Develop proposals, negotiate terms and conditions, and implement contractual agreements for key accounts with accountability for delivering strong financial results.
    • Plot the annual and long-term objectives for responsible accounts and ensure all volume, distribution, and profit targets are met.
    • Coordinate multi-disciplinary teams to ensure smooth and efficient operations and delivery of all services to key account customers. This includes demand plotting and delivering products.
    • Review key account performance set targets, and develop joint business plans to improve effectiveness and set maximum profit margins.
    • Manage sales administration to ensure smooth and effective sales activity from plotting, calls, order, delivery, and after-sales activity.

    Client Relationship Management

    • Manage all aspects of account profiles, including performance history as well as customer forecasts.
    • Ensure that customers have up-to-date knowledge of new products, market trends, and performance statistics.
    • Develop and maintain strong work relationships with key opinion leaders in the market to inform future planning and sales focus.
    • Manage the presentations to and negotiation with key accounts.
    • Drive the awareness and understanding of customers’ budgets, goals, and needs and the impact on Vector.
    • Drive the nature and extent of all communications with customers.
    • Manage client utilization and product adoption rates through new business opportunities.
    • Drive multi-disciplinary teams to provide key customers with market intelligence and other value-added services.

    Market and Customer Insight Maintenance

    • Identify divisional priorities and market and customer knowledge gaps to help set research needs.
    • Participate in determining an appropriate customer research budget.
    • Participate in market and customer research.
    • Analyze and track market and customer trends and in-market measures at the customer and divisional levels, such as distribution, share, price, and merchandising performance.
    • Identify business implications and make recommendations.

    Division Planning and Execution

    • Lead an annual divisional management planning process to create customer-specific promotional plans.
    • Participate in determining annual marketing objectives and strategies and advertising and promotion spending.
    • Lead divisional performance reviews.
    • Estimate ROI for key divisional initiatives and evaluate plans post-execution.

    Pricing Guidelines Management

    • Participate in setting new product pricing to extract maximum value for Vector and key account customers.
    • Track brand pricing across customers within the division.
    • Recommend pricing corrections.
    • Understand how customer spending is allocated.
    • Recommend improvements to create greater value.

    Financial Management

    • Participate in recommending base and stretch financial goals for the broader sales team.
    • Manage and control the divisional sales budget.
    • Understand key drivers of profit and loss and actively support the achievement of financial targets including driving profitable product mix, maximizing profitability, and identifying business opportunities.
    • Identify business risks to achieving the sales targets.

    Organizational Efficiency

    • Implement and simplify appropriate business processes to increase organizational effectiveness and efficiency in support of key account requirements.
    • Support corporate strategy alignment and business update meetings.

    Divisional Leadership

    • 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 staff leave and general time management issues in line with organizational deliverables and standards.
    • Manage and deliver on succession plans to enable the development of a future generation of leaders and specialists and ensure optimal turnover and retention levels are maintained.
    • Champion staff training and development through the utilization of available training opportunities or contributing to the development of new training solutions in collaboration with national training specialists.
    • Conduct regular performance appraisals with subordinates.
    • Establish sound staff and labor organizing and communication structures and systems.
    • Lead the team towards meeting the strategy and targets through regular communication and utilization of the full organizational talent management toolset.
    • Drive employment equity within the team to ensure that diversity is achieved at all levels and that statutory targets and requirements are met.
    • Develop and manage high-performance multidisciplinary teams to
    • solve problems within the Food Services market.
    • Conduct regular meetings and ensure that records are kept and shared across the team and that action plans agreed to within team meetings are delivered upon.

    Location: Westville

    Closing Date: 8th, March 2022

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    Assistant Import/Export Planner (Talent Pipeline)

    Job Description    
    We are looking to expand our talent pool of Assistant Import/Export Planners! RCL FOODS is constantly scouting the talent market to secure top performing individuals for future positions! Do you want to be in our talent pipeline? Well then, register your profile! This is a Durban based position and reports to the Import/Export Planner.

    The purpose of the role is to make all operational, scheduling and planning decisions that fall within the ambit of responsibility. Solve simple and complex coordination and customer service problems quickly within the ambit of responsibility. Proactively identify and implement innovations, particularly those that drive efficiencies.

    Minimum Requirements    

    • Bachelor of commerce in Supply Chain or equivalent International Logistics Diploma.
    • 1 - 2 years Imports/Exports experience.
    • Previous experience in FMCG food products would be an advantage.
    • Previous experience on SAP and SAP BW would be an advantage.

    Duties & Responsibilities    

    Export Order Management:

    • Liaise with internal / external stakeholders to confirm order.
    • Confirm shipment details.
    • Liaise with transporter or C&F agents in order to schedule collections and expediting uplifts.
    • Confirm stock for export is isolated and batch Information is confirmed.
    • Arrange for Inspections (e.g. state vet).
    • Apply, submit and receive relevant certificates.
    • Oversee loading of container or vehicle to ensure correct procedure is being followed.
    • Arrange all export documentation in accordance to SAP / pre-requirements.
    • Collect original documentation and maintain records for traceability.

    Import Order Management:

    • Liaise with internal / external stakeholders to confirm order.
    • Confirm shipment details.
    • Liaise with C&F Agents in order to schedule collections according to incoterms.
    • Confirm quantities of stock to be Imported with internal stakeholders.
    • Ensure correct documentation is completed and submitted.
    • Arrange for transport of container from harbour / airport to destination.
    • Arrange for destuffing of containers.
    • Arrange and coordinate all post shipment inspection requirements.

    Planning:

    • Review alternate scenarios to address exceptions in the import/export process.
    • Update the planning grids with the appropriate import/export information.
    • Work closely with the production planning teams where appropriate to ensure that the anticipated production will meet the export requirement.
    • Take instruction from the planning teams to ensure stock availability and avoid out of stock situations for import/export stock holdings.
    • Ensure all decisions made drive optimal customer service while maximising profitability and minimising transport costs.

    Portfolio Management:

    • Make recommendations on where opportunities exist to improve the current import/export process.

    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.
    • Compile operational spreadsheets when required.

    Reporting:

    • Report on current status daily and feedback weekly to management.
    • 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.
    • 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 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 utilising 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.
    • 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.

    KPI’s:

    • Customer service levels.
    • Data integrity.
    • Profitability.
    • Import/Export efficiencies.
    • Align operational processes to import/export activities.

    Location: Westville

    Closing Date: 9th, March 2022

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    Artisan Fitter

    Job Description    
    RCL FOODS is searching for an Artisan Fitter to join our sugar team based in Randfontein, Gauteng. The primary objective of this position is to maintain all machines to obtain their optimum efficiencies, ensure that all planned maintenance work is done according to the schedules and that all records are kept up to date. Will, when deemed necessary, assist with new projects and work overtime when required. The successful incumbent will report to the Senior Fitter.

    Minimum Requirements    

    • Trade tested Fitter / Fitter and Turner
    • 5 years of maintenance and setting experience on high-speed packaging
    • 5 years minimum experience in a food manufacturing environment
    • Thorough knowledge of the implementation and the successful running of a machine maintenance schedule
    • Valid Code 8 drivers license

    Duties & Responsibilities    

    • Attend to and maintain plant production equipment
    • Responsible for ensuring that preventative planned maintenance is performed in a cost-effective way to ensure minimum downtime and product losses
    • Maintenance of mechanical equipment - production lines, high-speed packaging lines, dust, and explosion-proof equipment
    • Fault finding and repair of mechanical equipment - Expected to strip the machine down that is being overhauled and examine all the working parts very carefully for wear and replace worn parts with either standard parts purchased from outside, parts manufactured outside, and/or parts made or repaired in-house
    • Construction of new mechanical equipment in plants.
    • Repair old parts and assist with the manufacturing of machine parts on new projects.
    • Handle breakdowns in an effective manner
    • Accurate completion of DMS and administrative forms
    • Liaise with supervisor and keep him informed of the progress and/or any problems which may occur during the machine overhaul.
    • Maintain optimum settings, will report any problems related to the non-performance of machines/equipment and/or labor or both to his supervisor. 

    Closing Date: 9th, March 2022

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    Data and Analytics Manager - Supply Chain Intelligence

    Job Description    
    At RCL FOODS we see and do things differently - we think bigger, work smarter and collectively work as a team towards achieving our ambition: MORE food to MORE people, MORE often!

    The RCL FOODS Talent Team is looking for a critical thinking Data Analytics Manager with impressive leadership and problem-solving skills to join the Supply Chain Intelligence team at Vector Logistics, based at Head Office in Durban. 

    The position reports into the Supply Chain Optimization & Strategy Executive and will be responsible for:

    • Leading the Vector Analytics Centre of Excellence (COE) to enable RCL FOODS and Vector’s vision of becoming an Insight Driven Organisation (IDO).
    • Leading and implementing Vector’s data strategy by providing data & analytics solutions to the business and external customers that drive value and support the business in making more informed, effective, and intelligent business decisions through internal & external partnerships.
    • Leveraging new & existing technologies (such as machine learning, AI and RPA) in order to facilitate sustainable growth of Vector Logistics.
    • Design, manage & support analytics solutions & related platforms through agile approaches ensuring continuous improvement & business insight. 

    Minimum Requirements    

    • Completed a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Mathematics or Statistics.
    • Minimum of 5 – 10 years’ experience within a similar role, ideally having worked in a Supply Chain environment.
    • Expert working knowledge of Data Management Frameworks, SQL, BI tools, Power & Azure
    • Analytics and visualisation experience across multiple business areas (for example  - Supply Chain, Customer, Finance, Customer Service, Control Towers)
    • Experience working with Developers

    Duties & Responsibilities    
    Insight Driven Organisation

    • Understanding Vector’s vision of data & analytics to support & deliver vision of becoming an Insight Driven Organisation (IDO).
    • Ensure solutions to new and challenging data problems in the Vector ecosystem, including but not limited to, establishing a single source of truth, master and reference data management, defining the data landscape and organisational data processes.
    • Work in conjunction with the Supply Chain Intelligence Executive to deliver and execute the data & analytics strategy based on the 5 year business strategy house.
    • Design and implement a data & analytics technology stack to support key business initiatives. Adapt & update to align to industry innovations & fit for purpose tools. 
    • Partner with business stakeholders, understand their business requirements and develop solutions to drive value for business functions and achieve objectives. 
    • Play an advisory role in aligning and improving current business processes. Gain deeper understanding of processes to design & deliver value adding solutions considering best fit (cost, lead times, business impact, etc.) leveraging latest technologies & industry best practices.
    • Identify opportunities to reduce IT cost and simplify technology landscape aligned to data & analytics strategy. 

    Data & Analytics Centre of Excellence

    • Lead, mentor and support analysts in the Vector Data & Analytics Centre of Excellence (COE).
    • Provide leadership & guidance to COE analysts across projects & day to day support of existing & new platforms. Work with technology partners to ensure accuracy & availability of platforms & solutions.
    • Drive & lead a culture of data communities with our citizen & business analysts across various functional teams. 
    • Serve as an analytics domain expert: help the COE scope and prioritise projects, identify required infrastructure, maintain existing infrastructure.
    • Be a thought partner to other departments and drive data-driven decision-making across Vector.

    Design, Develop & Deliver Analytics Solutions to drive Insight into Action

    • Build reports and dashboards that empower stakeholders to self-service data consumption, enabling them to access data and insights as needed. Use information to drive insights to improve business performance.
    • Deeply understand users within the Vector ecosystem and their actions (end to end) and champion features to enhance user experience - reducing pain points for all stakeholders.
    • Help develop data-driven products and services, such as client-facing analytics insights and personalised experiences.
    • Be able to simplify and communicate complex topics to non-technical audiences.
    • Assist in developing data-driven products and services, such as client-facing analytics insights and personalised experiences.
    • Work with business analysts, data scientists and technology partners to support, maintain analytics solutions across various IT platforms & Data Sources.  Ensure relevance & adoption of analytics solutions through continuous improvement, accuracy & drive collaboration with business functions.
    • Ensure that a project follows all aspects of the Vector Logistics Project process/methodology from initiation to closure - identify and raise issues that impact project quality, scope, timing, or cost leveraging Agile approaches where feasible.
    • Ensure users can adapt to new technology and optimal use of software to improve efficiency and effectiveness through the managing of training and practical support.
    • Ad-hoc data analysis

    Data Governance, Security & Management

    • Well-versed in data governance and management. Ability to guide executives based on industry best practices.
    • Work with the executives and technology teams to ensure compliance in terms of PoPIA and GDPR.
    • Act as an internal consultant to the Supply Chain Intelligence Executive to ensure information security adherence and compliance.
    • Ensure Vector has all relevant policies with respect to Information security, Data governance, GDPR and PoPIA.

    Location: Westville

    Closing Date: 9th, March 2022

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    Business Analyst: Data & Analytics (Supply Chain Intelligence)

    Job Description    

    The RCL FOODS Talent Team is looking for a perceptive Business Analyst: Data & Analytics with a high curiosity quotient to join the Supply Chain Intelligence team at Vector Logistics, based at Head Office in Durban. 

    The position reports into the Data & Analytics Manager and will be responsible for:

    • Playing a leading role as member of the Analytics Centre of Excellence, in the transformation of RCL FOODS & Vector into an effective Insight Driven Organisation (IDO).
    • Lead and provide data & analytics solutions to the business that drive value and support the business in making more informed, effective and intelligent business decisions.
    • Leverage new technologies such as machine learning, AI, and RPA in order to facilitate sustainable growth for Vector.

    Minimum Requirements    
    Education / Qualifications

    • Completed a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Mathematics or Statistics.

    Experience

    • Minimum of 3 – 5 years’ experience within a similar role, ideally having worked in an FMCG / Supply Chain environment.

    Knowledge

    • Business principles
    • Business process
    • Systems Development Life Cycle
    • Analytics problem methodologies
    • Database/warehouse design principles
    • Data modelling
    • AI, Machine Learning & RPA technologies

    Systems

    • SAP R/3 & BW
    • Microsoft Power & Azure Platform
    • Power BI & DAX (Advanced)
    • SQL Skills (intermediate)
    • SSIS, SSAS & SSRS
    • Tabular Editor

    Duties & Responsibilities    
    Drive Continuous Business Improvement initiatives

    • In partnership with business users identify continuous business improvement opportunities.
    • Identify business improvement opportunities in partnership with business users by developing appropriate Use Cases.
    • Support Project-/Product Owner to evaluate and Quantify above mentioned Use Cases by performing a Cost-Benefit analysis.
    • Assist functional teams to Streamline Business Processes.

    Develop Data & Analytics Solutions

    • Lead and implement cross-functional data & visualisation projects.
    • Liaise between business functions and technical teams to deliver analytics solutions.
    • Unpack and document business requirements.
    • Agree project scope and compile functional specifications.
    • Review and analyse technical specification documents.
    • Prepare the project plan by engaging all relevant parties.
    • Plan for project-related hardware and software requirements by liaising on an ongoing basis with the infrastructure team and external software supplier(s).
    • Adhere to ways of working & governance.
    • Ensure effective communication.
    • Serve as a liaison between the business and technical consultants.
    • Provide post-implementation guidance and support to all end-users.

    Provide Support and Training

    • Lead & support RCL FOODS on their digital upskilling journey.
    • Work in conjunction with learning team, super users and citizen analysts to deliver and conduct end user training on existing and new data analytics solutions.
    • Assist business users in resolving BI related issues.
    • Provide clear problem definition and liaise with necessary technical experts / external consultants to resolve technical issues.

    Develop Technical Expertise

    • Develop specialist knowledge of the relevant technologies to support.

    Location: Westville

    Closing Date: 9th, March 2022

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    Junior Engineer - Rustenburg

    Job Description    
    The Chicken Business is seeking a Junior Engineer to join our Rustenburg Processing Plant, reporting to the Engineering Manager. The Chicken Business is looking for a dedicated and disciplined engineer who has strong leadership and project management skills. We entrust the Junior Engineer to assist with the operational requirements of the processing plant by monitoring the equipment to minimize ‘down time’ and optimize production managing projects.

    Minimum Requirements    

    • A Diploma / Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
    • Completed / Studying towards / Prove of registration to study GCC Factories qualification
    • Excellent understanding of mechanical, refrigeration, and electrical engineering
    • Exchange information in a clear and concise manner (both written and verbal) to senior staff and subordinates,
    • Work flexible hours and some weekends as required
    • Leadership skills
    • Continuous improvement focusing on plant efficiency and effectiveness,
    • Recommend solutions based on rigorous and sound information research

    Duties & Responsibilities    
    Operational Engineering Management:

    • Project planning – Prioritizing, scheduling and allocation of tasks to different discipline of the engineering department, with the assistance of the planner and plant engineer.
    • Daily / weekly maintenance planning process for the plant – prioritising, scheduling and allocation of tasks to the different disciplines of the engineering department, with the assistance of the planner
    • Drive and deliver the agreed strategy to reduce plant down time and improve efficiencies of machines and lines
    • Implementation of all audit requirements and findings
    • Strategize capex focus to reduce plant down time and improve efficiencies of machines and lines.
    • Insure that health and safety requirements as per the Rainbow standard are adhered to with regards to specifying new equipment. Process change control documentation with regards to all equipment and plant changes with proven records for audit purposes.
    • Ensure that all project work in plant is carried out and completed to the highest level of trade-man ship quality and to safe food requirements.
    • Manage outside contractors to insure the integrity of the engineering team and carry out corrective action if and when required Creating and archiving information on each project for future references.
    • Conduct time and motion studies on specific areas of the plant with a view to implementing flow improvement, ergonomics’ and engineer bottle necks out by use of layout changes or equipment introduction.

    Maintenance:

    • Be available on call out and work on weekends or when necessary to ensure optimal performance of team and effective maintenance of equipment
    • Performs work inspections and checks for completeness of tasks
    • Determines material, equipment, and supplies to be used
    • Plan and manage weekend maintenance tasks and projects against budget
    • Ensures the neatness of the buildings and premises

    Financial Management:

    • Provide input into CAPEX documentation taking into account return on investment, resourcing, and sustainability requirements
    • Manage contractors in collaboration with Project Engineer on a daily basis through engineering foremen to ensure that correct standard of work are delivered and agreed delivery timelines maintained
    • Audit with the assistance of the Plant Engineer’s on a bi-annual basis the minimum and maximum stock levels of all engineering spare in stock, and adjust to managing stock at optimum, without impacting on service delivery

    Repairs and Renovations:

    • Assist with Coordinating renovations of existing facilities and the construction of new facilities
    • Coordinates and inspects major contract work on the electrical, refrigeration, mechanical and plumbing, and other related systems

    Provide Leadership:

    • Contribute to the development of new training solutions in collaboration with regional training specialists

    Management of Safety Health Environment and Quality (SHEQ):

    • Ensure that all legislative standards are achieved and timeous action is taken where required to ensure that there are no areas of noncompliance
    • Follows up on requirements for compliance ensuring that it is continuously maintained and adhered to.
    • Review of work schedules in each section of the plant to ensure correctness and applicability

    Safety and Security:

    • Keep a process control register and execute all such process control requests to insure food safety is not jeopardized.
    • Prepare a monthly PCC report for Group Engineering Manager.
    • Ensures engineering staff follow safety rules and regulations as per organization’s safety plan
    • Reporting theft and dangers on the premises
    • Ensures safety equipment is in good working order e.g. fire extinguishers
    • Ensure that security is maintained and escalate any security concerns to the processing engineering and security manager

    Closing Date: 9th, March 2022

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    Machine Minder (Scales department)

    Job Description    
    RAINBOW CHICKEN is on the lookout for a Machine Minder to maintain and operate processing line machinery to ensure  optimum production and to maintain the condition of the machine(s). The scope of machinery will include and not be limited to do various types and models of printers; multi-head weighers; check weighers and scales; electronic equipment in the plant based on operational requirement and limited mechanical systems/equipment.

    Minimum Requirements    

    • Grade 12
    • Min 2 years’ experience in a FMCG industry  with exposure to machinery mentioned under “purpose of the role”
    • Higher qualifications particularly in the electronic/electrical field will be advantageous
    • A first line maintenance course of equivalent would be preferable
    • Knowledge of and use of hand tools
    • Knowledge of poultry equipment would be advantageous

    Duties & Responsibilities    
    Machine Operation 

    • Set up the machine to ensure the required quality standard of product.
    • Monitor the speed and state of the machine to ensure maximum efficiency.
    • Highlight and pinpoint problem areas on machinery in order for corrective or preventative action to be carried out.
    • Report any deviations from quality and food safety standards to Production, QA and Engineering management.
    • Adhere to the ISO 14000,18000 and 22000 standards in terms of production and machinery operation.

    Health and Safety Compliance

    • Report unsafe conditions and acts to management.
    • Start up and shut down machines in a safe manner as required by Standard Operating Procedures.
    • Conduct regular safety inspections on machinery in line with Occupational Health and Safety requirements

    Machine Maintenance

    • Conduct routine and first line maintenance on machinery to ensure machinery is mechanically and functionally sound.
    • Assist artisans in attending to machine breakdowns.
    • Conduct basic fault-finding on machinery.
    • Isolate machine and remove components that require cleaning, lubrication and inspection.

    Closing Date: 9th, March 2022

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    Regional General Ledger & Debtors Clerk

    Job Description    
    The chicken business is currently recruiting for a General Ledger and Debtors Clerk to join the Finance team in Carolina. The role reports into the Accountant and will be responsible for assisting with maintenance of the General Ledger and capture of Debtor and Cash Sale transactions.

    Minimum Requirements    

    • Matric with Mathematics and Accountancy
    • 1 to 2 years Debtors and/or General Ledger experince
    • Relevant SAP Experience 

    Duties & Responsibilities    

    Maintenance of the General Ledger

    • Prepare General Ledger reconciliations monthly which entail backup schedules in support of all Balance Sheet Accounts
    • Following up of queries/reconciling items ensuring that no significant items remain on the reconciliations when closing the General Ledger.
    • Assist with completion of year end schedules as required in support of specified General Ledger accounts.
    • Reconciliation of Inter-branch / Inter-company accounts, following up of queries/reconciling items and preparing payment requisitions or an Intercompany Transfer Advice.
    • Perform manual clearing on SAP open item accounts, e.g. bank accounts, ensuring open items are reviewed and cleared timeously.

    Journals

    • Prepare and capture (post-approvals) journal and accrual entries, including routine monthly transactions, corrections and provisions, ensuring correct account allocations.

    Intercompany Transactions

    • Assist with inter-company account reconciliations and confirmations

    Feed

    • Ensure weekly monthly recons are done
    • Consolidated recons and interface to SAP

    Debtors - Invoicing

    • Capture of transactions via Sales & Distribution in SAP, and Accounts Receivable, ensuring that the correct method of processing is followed.
    • Daily checking, preparing, capturing and printing of invoices.
    • Reconcile sundry sale invoices against delivery notes. 
    • Maintain & complete numerical sequence check on all sundry sale delivery notes.
    • Follow up missing delivery notes and report to Accountant.
    • Process authorized debit & credit notes.
    • Print and distribute all invoices, debit & credit notes.

    Sales to staff

    • Reconcile sales made to staff, to send information to payroll for monthly payroll deduction.
    • Reconciliation of staff sales to deduction schedules and following up on queries that might arise.

    Cash Book

    • Oversee the importing of bank statements into SAP
    • Oversee the monthly close-off of the Cash Book
    • Review the bank sub-accounts prior to month end close, to ensure all postings have been done and that clearing has been performed.
    • Review monthly bank reconciliation and investigate reconciling items

    Credit Control

    • Liaise with, and assist, Vector Bedfordview with Credit Control aspects of Sundry Debtors.
    • Provide information requested by Vector Bedfordview.

    Stock valuations

    • Prepare valuations on feed stock.

    Buying requisitions

    • Prepare buying requisitions for ad hoc services and submit workflow for approval.
    • Follow up on requests and receipting.

    Auto card charges
    Reconcile and request approval for payments.

    Fleet Admin Control

    • Co-ordination of vehicle licence renewals
    • Maintenance of fleet cards
    • Co-ordination of maintenance on vehicle tracking devices
    • Maintaining monthly cost reporting of fleet

    General Administration

    • Good housekeeping and ad hoc duties including general filing and record maintenance.
    • Compile ad hoc spreadsheets and analysis when required.
    • Assist commercial team with GL analyses where required
    • Perform “value-add” responsibilities as agreed between Financial Accountant and Agric Executive
    • Regional liaison for Internal and External Audit
    • Assist with central Fixed Asset processes
    • Ad hoc Finance querie

    Information and Data management

    • Ensure team members accurately and regularly capture data onto SAP to enable access to reliable data and reporting for trend analysis and decision making.

    Location - Town / City: Carolina

    Closing Date: 10th, March 2022

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    Integration and Training Specialist

    Job Description    
    RCL FOODS is on the hunt for an analytical individual who is brilliant at the basics, to join our Foods Division as an Integration and Training Specialist to support the RWS Customer Teams. This role is based in Westville and reports to the Insights Integration Manager.

    The purpose of the role is to assist in projects and initiatives that deliver advanced capabilities, techniques, tools and infrastructure that automate and simplify the extraction of meaningful insights from the various big data sources at our disposal (internal and external) for use by the customer teams.

    • Ensure advancement of reporting tools available to continually improve the information needs of the customer teams for them to do their jobs effectively & efficiently.
    • To assist in providing or developing Business Intelligence tools that drive effective strategy formulation for the customer teams and delivers the capabilities to track/quantify the impact of implementation.
    • To collaborate with IT; Customer Teams; Logistics and Commercial teams to innovate and implement technological advancements to deliver these objectives.
    • To provide training & support to Customer front end teams on all platforms/tools/reports that have been developed to simplify the extraction of meaningful insights from the various big data sources at our disposal.
    • Gathering of trends, data & utilising other resources available to support the Customer teams in mining the data and delivering actionable Insights.

    Minimum Requirements    

    • Matric with Maths.
    • B.Com qualification in Finance/Economics/Statistics.
    • 2 years' experience in a Data role such as Market Research or Analyst function.
    • Must have Advanced experience in Power BI and Excel and must be computer literate.

    Duties & Responsibilities    

    • Document and develop understanding of all existing systems, tools, and reports (internal or provided by external service providers) used by RCL FOODS to derive actionable insights from the data.
    • Develop infrastructure and capabilities to assist Customer front end by automating and simplifying the extraction and analysis of data that provides insights including but are not limited to penetration levels; rate of sale levels; promotional sell out success; market share information and trends; in store ‘brilliant basics’ compliance; etc.
    • Implement and simplify appropriate business processes to increase organisational effectiveness and efficiency.
    • Engage with multiple stakeholders and provide training & support on the tools and infrastructure which can extract actionable data insights.
    • Be the custodian of all data sources and if necessary, the liaison with external data/analysis providers to RCL FOODS.
    • Drive efficient working relationship with the other customer Teams namely, Trade, Customer Outlet Operations, Channel teams and Marketing to ensure an effective foundation of data for their strategy formulation.
    • Where necessary and in conjunction with IT, Sales Team representatives and Commercial, engage with external consultants/service providers in order to understand, evaluate and potentially trial available tools/resources in the market which will advance the Business Intelligence and Insights ambitions referred to above;
    • Provide Platforms/Tools/Reports that automate and enhance the capabilities of the Customer team as part of their Customer Insights and Portfolio Analysis reporting.
    • Provide tools that enhance existing profitability analysis to include a view on trade margins and trends as well as market share and category performance.
    • Test and reconcile the various data sources, mapping, and hierarchies to deliver accurate and consistent information and insights.
    • Build infrastructure that allows the advancement of business SIA’s including: The optimisation of promotional sell out. Ad hoc spend commercial analysis. Price accuracy and compliance.

    Info Gathering, Analysis, Research & Insights (Customer & Consumer):

    • Utilise internal and external data sources, to build robust actionable insights. Using both quantitative and qualitative processes and leading analytics development.
    • Build a research library/hub through potential cloud solution (across retail and food partners) to allow accessibility to multi stakeholders.
    • Understand what relevant research/data sources exist across the business units that can be used to develop the category strategies & new business opportunities.
    • Recommendation for new sources of information – either through informational portal service providers or purchase white papers.
    • Identify gaps in data/research and develop plans to close the gaps. Build justifications to secure business unit support & budget where necessary.
    • Analyse & interpret key data to derive actionable insights

    Location: Westville

    Closing Date: 10th, March 2022

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    National Engineering Manager (Animal Feed)

    Job Description    
    EPOL, our Animal Feed division is currently seeking a National Engineering Manager to take on the development of the Feed Engineering 5-10-year strategy and CAPEX by partnering with and obtaining input from all stakeholders. This role will be responsible for the identification and scoping of engineering projects (Savings/Replacement/Innovation) that align with the division’s strategic objectives, and managing project planning through prioritizing, scheduling, and allocation of tasks to different disciplines of engineering.

    The role reports directly to the Animal Feed Director and requires a dedicated, experienced, and passionate leader!

    Minimum Requirements    

    • A Degree or Diploma in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.
    • GCC (Government Certificate of Competency) certified Engineer.
    • Feed mill experience
    • 8+ years’ trade experience of which a minimum of 5 years at a management level
    • ECSA Accreditation (advantage)

    Duties & Responsibilities    
    Project planning

    • Work in conjunction with the Feed/Engineering Executives to execute and implement the company’s strategy, based on a 1-to-5-year view of requirements. 
    • Manage Engineering projects by best practice principles within the framework of audit requirements.
    • Proactively identify opportunities for improvement in current business practices across the business.
    • Assist in the implementation of new technologies across the business, including writing training documentation and assisting in training to ensure successful roll-out.
    • Effectively coordinate multi-disciplinary project teams’ time and allocate resources to ensure deliverables are completed.
    • Assess and approve/disapprove the need for additional staff or consultants and recommend the appropriate appointments, if necessary, during the project’s lifecycle.
    • Coach, mentor, motivate, and supervise new project team leads, team members, and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.
    • Provide direction to project teams including overseeing the assignment of individual responsibilities, tasks, and technical functions.
    • Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within and between various project teams.
    • Strategize CAPEX focus to reduce plant downtime and improve efficiencies of machines and lines.
    • Ensure that health and safety requirements as per the Rainbow standard are adhered to with regards to specifying new equipment. 
    • Process Change Control Documentation with regards to all equipment and plant changes with proven records for audit purposes.
    • Ensure that all project work in the plant is carried out and completed to the highest level of trade-man ship quality and to safe food requirements.
    • Manage outside contractors to ensure the integrity of the engineering team and carry out corrective action if required
    • Provide both verbal and written communications regarding project status, risks, and issues, and make recommendations on project decisions to management.
    • Conduct project meetings to ensure all disciplines are aligned and that CAPEX targets dates met in view of the year planner.
    • Creating and keeping an archive on each project for future references.
    • Draft and finalise service level agreements with contractors

    Project Coordination

    • Lead and coordinate project update meetings, and document project status and issues.
    • Supervise, advise, guide, and lead the team to oversee the impacts and interdependencies between projects and work to ensure initiatives meet the strategic and operational objectives of the Engineering team.
    • Ensure that project administration such as team communications, procedural controls (e.g., documentation control, issues control), filing, organizing meetings, tracking whereabouts of participants, obtaining facilities, services, and materials are undertaken.

    Risk Management

    • Support Risk Manager in terms of design use and Projects, General Manager must ensure all facilities comply with health, safety, security, and other legal requirements.

    Team Coordination and Self-Management

    • Identify and scope personnel requirements and drive the selection process.
    • Supervise project-assigned staff against assigned activities, responsibilities, and deliverables.

    Provide Leadership

    • Advise and guide the team towards meeting the plant engineering strategy and targets – through regular communication and utilisation of full organisational talent management toolset.
    • Deliver on agreed succession plans and development of the generation of leaders and specialists, overseeing engineering development programs and on-the-job training.
    • Drives Employment Equity within the plant engineering team to ensure that diversity is achieved at all levels and that statutory targets and requirements are met.
    • Champions training and development within the team utilising available training opportunities, apprenticeships, and on-the-job training.
    • Contribute to the development of new training solutions in collaboration with regional training specialists.
    • Develops and manages high-performance multi-disciplinary teams to solve problems within engineering proactively.
    • Conducts operational meetings and ensures that records are kept and shared across the team and that action plans agreed to within team meetings are delivered upon.
    • Maintain the integrity of the engineering team and carry out corrective action when required.

    Management of Safety Health Environment and Quality (SHEQ)

    • Guides the engineering team to ensure that all legislative standards are achieved, and timeous action is taken where required to ensure that there are no areas of noncompliance.
    • Follows up on requirements for compliance ensuring that it is continuously maintained and adhered to.
    • Measure and manage sustainability practices within the area of responsibility.
    • Suggest amendments to policies and practices within the operational area of responsibility with the processing engineering manager to ensure that these are kept up to date and are aligned with company objectives and standards.

    Safety and Security

    • Guide General Managers to ensure engineering staff follows safety rules and regulations as per organization’s safety plan.

    Financial Management

    • Effective CAPEX Budget Management
    • Provide input into CAPEX documentation considering return on investment, resourcing and sustainability requirements.
    • Innovation and improvement advise ensuring the lowest cost production and the optimal utilization of assets.
    • Report to Feeds Director on a weekly basis on actual KPIs versus budget and areas of non-conformance or concern proactively and timeously
    • Report on and manage all input costs and manage any over or underspend appropriately to ensure that issues are escalated before a significant financial loss occurs.
    • Authorizes expenses within the level of authority and monitor spending activity within teams to ensure compliance to financial and ethical standards.
    • Identify and recommend cost-cutting initiatives within the team where these do not impact long-term business sustainability.
    • Manage suppliers and contracts in collaboration with the procurement team to ensure agreed service levels are met, escalate areas of concern where necessary.
    • Guide Operational Manager in collaboration with Project Manager through engineering foremen to ensure that correct standards of work are delivered and agreed delivery timelines maintained.
    • Maintain current statements of work for all contractors and track contractor invoices on a constant basis at the plant level

    Closing Date: 11th, March 2022

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    Supply Chain Business Intelligence Analyst

    Job Description    
    RCL FOODS is on the hunt for a passionate analytical individual, to join our Foods Division as a Supply Chain BI Analyst. This role is based in Westville.

    The BI Analyst will also be responsible for driving business insights and continuous improvement to assist in short, medium & long-term decision making, scope reporting requirements to deliver key analytics initiatives and manage and support day-to-day analytics requirements and platforms by ensuring solutions are up-to-date and accurate.

    Minimum Requirements    

    • A relevant qualification (preferably a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Information Systems, BCom Computer Science or similar degree) or 3+ relevant experience.
    • High level of proficiency with MS Office packages with proven advanced proficiency in Excel, and PowerPoint.
    • 2-5 Years’ experience in a data analytics environment.
    • Experience in creating dashboards.
    • Excellent research and analytic skills.
    • Knowledge of Power BI and system integration.
    • ERP System knowledge.
    • Barnton & SAP (or similar).
    • Success in providing data & analytics insights that have added value.
    • Experience in food manufacturing, consumer, and supply chain industries.
    • Ability to draw insight from analysis, communicate effectively, and be able to influence peers and superiors.
    • Specialization in data sciences and data analytics.
    • Clear verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to clearly articulate findings.

    Knowledge and Skills:

    • Data Base knowledge.
    • In-depth knowledge of data creating dashboards.
    • Working knowledge of relevant business management principles.
    • Excellent attention to detail.
    • Ability to turn complex concepts into simple language.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Working knowledge of word processing tools and other relevant software packages.
    • Have a good understanding of the solution technology components and how they are used together.
    • Proven success as a business analyst delivering a well-balanced repertoire of business relationships, BI solutions, and business requirements in a Supply Chain function.
    • Proven capabilities to model and frame strategic business scenarios that impact on critical business decisions, providing insights and reporting.
    • Solid understanding of transactional and dimensional modelling.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Partner with various stakeholders within Supply Chain to understand and deliver performance insights and key analytics solutions.
    • Collaborate with business and business partners to deliver analytical solutions aligned to other business solutions.
    • Design and develop cost effective BI solutions.
    • Create and maintain detailed documentation for all processes and procedures required to perform the BI Analyst role.
    • Ensure data integrity, accuracy, and validity.
    • Ensure data and information is accessible to departments and stakeholders across the business as per business requirements.
    • Provide training and support on dashboards to business users.
    • Troubleshoot and resolve issues and queries from users regarding dashboards.
    • Maintain current knowledge of all relevant technological developments and seek opportunities to deploy new technologies.
    • Generate specs for new reports based on business requirements.
    • Identify areas of improvement in the reporting process.
    • Create dashboards and interactive visual reports using Power BI or relevant data dashboard tool.
    • Document all reports, data sources and purpose of reports.
    • Design, build and release reports to relevant stakeholders.
    • Extract, transform and load data from external sources (Excel, SharePoint lists).
    • Build user friendly data models.
    • Monitor and track all data reports.
    • Identify root causes and escalation of failure points

    Closing Date: 11th, March 2022

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    Assistant Farmer

    Job Description    
    RCL Foods Breeding Operation team based in East London Cobb is currently seeking 1 talented Assistant Farmer for Laying, that will serve as trusted support for the Farm Manager. 

    Minimum Requirements    

    • Minimum Grade 12 is required, relevant qualification will be an advantage.
    • Minimum of 3 years’ relevant poultry or animal production experience.
    • Staff Supervisory and leadership experience.
    • Ability to work shift work/ standby/overtime and in quarantine.
    • Must be able to live on site.
    • Strong people management skills.
    • Attention to detail and Good analytical skills
    • Willing to work in a continuous operation.

    Duties & Responsibilities    

    • House Preparation prior to placement in order to create ideal conditions for bird production.
    • Chick Placement – co –ordinate and monitor staff, liaise with the hatchery, chick placing foremen, hick truck driver, logistics company.
    • Post placement of chicks (Brooding conditions) – Evaluation of chick quality, recording of vent temperatures, temperature setting.
    • Growing conditions – Daily monitoring of the bird performance which entails feed intake, water recordings, temp and humidity recordings, mortality recordings, egg production, weight progression, uniformity management.
    • Ensure a minimum of 4 complete egg collections are done per day.
    • Check egg grading to ensure hatching eggs comprise first grade eggs only.
    • Ensure best practices are enforced to minimize floor eggs and reject eggs to acceptable standards.
    • Egg fumigation – ensure each egg collection is fumigated according to the procedure.
    • Ventilation management – Adjust ventilation static pressure and air exchange to achieve minimum and maximum bird requirement according to bird growth, age and environmental conditions. Ensure both ventilation and house temperatures are correct for age.
    • Water Management - Water sampling prior to placement, flushing of the water lines three times in a week, sanitation of house water reticulation, daily water pressure setting and nipple heights.
    • Feed management – Receiving and Recording of feed deliveries relative to feed programme; Calculation of feed requirements for the birds, daily bin stock counts; checks on dummy hoppers for sufficient feed, management of feed heights; adjustment of feeder levels according to bird’s size; monitoring of feed quality(% of fine feed); sampling of feed when the truck arrives, monitoring of feed finishing times, ensuring feed distribution is uniform and distributed within the acceptable norms.
    • Outsource activities – Preparation of the house environment prior to catching/ transfer/ depletion commencing; all documentation relative to these activities - need to check accuracy with the planners; good communication and planning with the catching team, logistics and customer to minimize any holding time. Monitor muck out and washing contractors for quality of service and adherence to deadlines.
    • Biosecurity and Farm sanitation – Maintaining an effective biosecurity programme by practicing good hygiene, vaccination and disease prevention. Ensure all procedures pertaining to biosecurity as per the BOP are followed.
    • Bird Health – Daily monitoring of bird condition, activity and mortality. Sending of post mortems to the laboratory as per VCD.
    • Record Keeping – Keep the documentation files updated that is KFC, health and safety files; feed recording; house chart records; rodent control, mortality records, production graphs, flock sheets, weighing documentation.
    • Staff management – Keep and update daily registers, MDWT’s (Mission Directed Work Teams), disciplinary records, training records ; review meetings.

    Closing Date: 11th, March 2022

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    Payroll Officer

    Job Description    
    The RCL FOODS Talent Team is on the hunt for an experienced Payroll Officer to join our Group Services Division. The role will be based in Westville and report to the Payroll Controller. The successful incumbent will be responsible for effectively managing the Payroll function and generating accurate and timely monthly payrolls. They will also need to work with HR and other departments to improve payroll processes and provide analysis of corporate payroll-related statistics.

    Minimum Requirements    

    • Tertiary qualification in Accounting (Degree/ Diploma)
    • 3 years experience in a payroll function
    • Must have experience working with a large payroll
    • 1 year SAP experience (preferable)

    Duties & Responsibilities    
    Payroll Control

    • Receive and review information received for completeness, accuracy, and authorization.
    • Process the Monthly Bargaining and Non-Bargaining Unit payrolls
    • Ensures that Earnings, Employer Contributions, Statutory and Voluntary deductions have been accurately calculated, and accounted for.
    • Ensure that any correspondence relating to the payroll is properly actioned and filed.
    • Manage the end-to-end processing of the payroll.
    • Liaise with staff and management on payroll-related queries.
    • Interpret awards/agreements and contracts concerning overtime, shift allowances, etc.
    • Calculate and process termination payments.
    • Processing increases and calculation of back pay.
    • Responsible for the reconciliation of month-end third-party payments.
    • Ensure that payslips are produced accurately and distributed to staff.
    • Ensure that all input is properly recorded and filed in terms of POPIA
    • Manage the request and processing of tax directives.
    • Manage and control the issuing of IRP5/IT3(A) certificates.
    • Provide Payroll Reports as and when required by Business

    Closing Date: 11th, March 2022

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    Legal Advisor (Commercial)

    Job Description    
    Are you an admitted attorney who is looking to pursue a career in the Legal Department of a listed company, a well-established and reputable FMCG business?

    Are you excited by the prospect of applying your legal experience and commercial awareness to meet the challenging demands of internal clients and external stakeholders, to fulfil the role of a trusted business advisor who brings experience and commercial awareness with the application of legal skills?  If this sounds like you, then RCL FOODS needs you!

    RCL FOODS is on the lookout for a Legal Advisor (Commercial) to join our team!  The Legal Advisor will be responsible for advice and support on a wide range of legal matters ranging from commercial issues to compliance and contracts in order to ensure that all activities are managed efficiently and effectively in accordance with policies and practices.

    Minimum Requirements    

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LLB or equivalent)
    • Minimum of 5 – 8 years Legal and Management experience in a Corporate environment
    • A stellar Academic Record
    • Must be an Admitted Attorney

    Duties & Responsibilities    
    The Legal Advisor will form part of the Legal Team of RCL FOODS, reporting to the Legal Director, and will be responsible to for the management of the commercial work stream. The Legal Advisor fulfills a critical control function and collaborates with colleagues and other assurance providers to ensure the integrity of governance, compliance and good practice within the Group.

    Duties and responsibilities within the area of responsibility include the following:

    • Ensuring services are delivered effectively and efficiently, sharing learnings across affected business units; effective leadership and delegation of tasks, execution of commercial legal work in accordance with the agreed work allocation.
    • Ensuring the execution of contracts and other legal commitments are in accordance with relevant company and group guidelines and generally accepted good governance standards and, where non-conformances are identified, ensuring that appropriate remedial measures are put in place.
    • Developing, building and implementing effective processes and systems to deliver sound legal outcomes.
    • Driving a risk-based approach to legal and governance issues and responses to add value to the business over time.
    • Establishment of a centre of excellence, identifying training and coaching needs and implementing appropriate interventions in collaboration with the Training function.
    • Overseeing the drafting, negotiating and advising on a wide range of legal agreements and transactions (corporate and commercial, procurement, financing, intercompany arrangements, customer contracts etc.).
    • Execution of legal assignments and projects.
    • General advice and guidance, embracing the role of trusted advisor to the business.
    • Cost control and overseeing the engagement and performance of external legal services providers with the objective of optimising legal spend and ensuring good quality and value for mone

    Location: Westville

    Closing Date: 11th, March 2022

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    Maintenance Artisan - Manderstone

    Job Description    
    The Chicken Business is seeking a Maintenance Artisan to join our Engineering Team. The role will be based in Manderston and report to the Maintenance Foreman. We are looking for an individual to carry out electrical, mechanical, and civil maintenance and repair of Agriculture related machinery and equipment.

    Minimum Requirements    

    • Electrical Trade Certificate
    • Drivers licence
    • Wireman’s License (Advantageous)
    • Supervisory/leadership skills
    • Knowledge and application of disciplinary processes
    • Knowledge of boilermaking, mechanical and plumbing aspects

    Duties & Responsibilities    

    • Mechanical; Civil; Electrical
    • Inspection of machinery and equipment as per supplier requirements set out in the maintenance manuals
    • Planning of work according to the maintenance plan and schedule and per breakdown
    • Maintenance and repair of all Agriculture related machinery and equipment in accordance to the maintenance plan and schedule
    • Repair of Agriculture related machinery and equipment per breakdown
    • Render assistance to handyman on faults that cannot be solved on their level of required competence
    • Daily inspection of all work completed at Agriculture including residential buildings and issuing of a certificate of compliance

    General

    • Training and development of maintenance handyman under direct control to artisan level
    • Discipline of maintenance handyman under direct control
    • Daily issuing of certificate of compliance on any machine or equipment where any engineering related work was executed
    • Issue daily job cards and inspect work executed
    • Daily timesheets
    • Order equipment and spares in terms of the BR and SSR Process
    • Training and development of all personnel under direct control as per departmental training and development plan
    • Perform standby duties

    Closing Date: 11th, March 2022

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    Formulator

    Job Description    
    The Chicken Business is currently on the lookout for a Formulator to join the Epol Animal Feed Team based in Worcester. The role reports to the Technical Manager and requires an Animal Science Degree'd individual with solid experience in a similar environment
    The successful incumbent will be responsible for understanding nutritional requirements, availability of raw materials, and mill constraints to formulate optimal diets for production in the relevant mills.

    Minimum Requirements    

    • BSc degree in Animal Science.
    • MSc degree or related work experience beneficial.
    • 1 - 3 years of working experience would be preferential.

    Duties & Responsibilities    

    • Understanding nutritional requirements, availability of raw materials, and millconstraints to formulate optimal diets for production in the relevant mills.
    • Providing budget, standard, and/or other costs to the business for finance, forecasting, and planning purposes.
    • Ensuring all registered feed specifications and legislations are adhered to.
    • Liaising and controlling feed (raw material and marketing) registrations for the business through The Department of Agriculture, Act 36.
    • Providing technical assistance to the sales and marketing team.
    • Updating information in planning and pricing software programs when applicable.
    • Assist in maintaining optimal feed safety and quality requirements.
    • Managing registered feed specifications with the Department of Agriculture, Act 36.
    • Controlling feed specifications and feed code allocations.
    • Updating pricing and planning information in applicable software programs.
    • Providing reformulation worksheets to technical managers post formulation changes.
    • Assisting sales and marketing teams with technical information and Department of Agriculture registration needs.
    • Supplying procurement team with formulation information when applicable.
    • Updating laboratory and research personnel with formulation specifications.
    • Providing finance department with formulation costs.
    • Active member of head office feed safety committee.

    Closing Date: 14th, March 2022

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    Regional Sales Manager

    Job Description    
    RCL FOODS is seeking a Regional Sales Manager to join our Bakery Divsion. The role will be based in Nelspruit and will report to the Divisional Sales Manager.
    You will be responsible for developing and implementing the appropriate solutions in the form of value propositions to meet or exceed all sales goals, performance quotas, and process expectations in the relevant region. You will also need to provide tactical, operational leadership and support to the regional sales team.
    Minimum Requirements    

    • Minimum Masters Degree (Preferable in Business administration, sales, marketing or arts)
    • Valid Code EB drivers’ license
    • 5 to 8 years experience in a marketing and sales function that includes coordinating sales teams and managing complex and/or significant customer relationships

    Duties & Responsibilities    
    Sales Management

    • Develop and execute the regional sales strategy.
    • Manage and monitor strategic target achievement.
    • Manage and coordinate accurate regional sales (volume and product) forecasting and ensure alignment to and input into the national planning and processes.
    • Drive the implementation of the pricing strategy and practices.
    • Develop key internal relationships in various functional areas and at various levels.
    • Track regional competitor activity and performance.
    • Develop, implement and manage regional marketing objectives.
    • Drive horizontal and vertical growth opportunities.
    • Constantly analyze statistics regarding the number of sales made in a given period, the resulting profits, and the need for new clients and products.
    • Drive the achievement of applicable strategic and operational targets.
    • Coordinate sales team promotional activities across the region.

    Customer Relationship Management

    • Maintain and expand the customer base by building and maintaining good relationships with key customers and recognizing new customer opportunities.
    • Understand key customers’ operations and strategies as well as their requirements and trends.
    • Gather regional market intelligence on national and regional accounts.
    • Manage and coordinate regional resources in line with customer plans to achieve strategic objectives (call planners etc).
    • Ensure the customer service policy is rigidly implemented and maintained.
    • Resolve escalated customer queries and issues professionally and in the best interest of all parties.

    Supply Chain and Distribution Management

    • Manage regional stock availability issues with depots.
    • Oversee the regional order-taking process.

    Regional Budget Management

    • Drive the achievement of regional sales budgets in terms of volume.
    • Control regional sales costs.

    Regional Management

    • Lead the regional team towards meeting strategic objectives and targets through regular communication and utilization of the full organizational talent management toolset.
    • Manage and deliver on succession plans to enable the development of a future generation of leaders and specialists and ensure optimal turnover and retention levels are maintained.
    • Champion training and development of the team through the utilization of available training opportunities or by contributing to the development of new training solutions in collaboration with regional and national training specialists.
    • Conduct regular performance appraisals with subordinates and ensure that the process is cascaded throughout the regional team.
    • Develop and manage high-performance multi-disciplinary teams to solve problems within the region.
    • Encourage skills workshops between multi-disciplinary teams and across the regional team to realize the transfer of skills.
    • Conduct weekly management meetings and ensure that records are kept and shared across the team and that action plans agreed to within team meetings are delivered upon.
    • Manage the employee relations climate and ensure corrective action is taken where required in line with relevant legislation and company policy.
    • Monitor team performance and provide regular feedback.
    • Coach and support team members where necessary to achieve objectives.

    Closing Date: 14th, March 2022

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