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  • Posted: Jan 26, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • 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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    Management Accountant

    Job Description    
    EPOL is seeking a Management Accountant to provide commercial support and insight to internal stakeholders

    The accountant would need to perform regular cost review, generate weekly product costing reports, and compile monthly reports with appropriate explanations for the monthly management accounting pack

    The job also entails ensuring costing integrity and assisting in the compilation of Capex motivations and other irregular requirements

    This role requires an individual who can work closely with both the admin and operational teams.
    Minimum Requirements    

    • B. Com with Cost and Management Accounting or a relevant 3-year tertiary qualification
    • SAP and Stock Management experience is a prerequisite.
    • Experience with SAP Product costing would be advantageous

    Duties & Responsibilities    

    • Co-ordinate effective stock counts and maintain Governance over the stock count process
    • Verify stock counts on raw materials and finished goods with Production teams
    • Generate the stock variance reports on SAP and investigate major variances (theoretical vs physical) before posting
    • Close production orders in SAP weekly and investigate /follow up on major deviations with the production manager
    • Own the standard costing process at mill level including quarterly BOM updates in SAP
    • Review costing during the quarter for changes to production costs and new product proposals
    • Investigate production orders with high variances and implement corrections where necessary
    • Maintain the BOMs in SAP for the mill and liaise with technical managers on the integrity of the BOMs in SAP
    • Be the custodian of fixed and variable costs at the mill
    • Involvement in cost reduction projects being able to identify opportunity areas for the mill and implementation thereof
    • Monitor & evaluate high-value expenditure eg labor, transport, maintenance, and electricity charges
    • Prepare the monthly management accounting pack and supporting schedules including reporting of variances
    • Chair weekly mill meetings with key internal customers to discuss performance, focus areas, and action plans going forward
    • Assist in the compilation of CAPEX forecasts
    • Assist with CAPEX motivation and initiate workflows for mill CAPEX
    • Conduct ad hoc projects and feasibility studies in respect of product profitability
    • Compile and submit Mill Business Plan (BP) with assistance from Mill managers
    • Provide Sales Regional Managers with product cost analyses for price changes to customers

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    Production Supervisor

    Job Description    

    • RCL FOODS is seeking a Production Supervisor to join our Baking Division. The role will be based in Polokwane and report to the Production Manager. RCL FOODS is looking for a Production Supervisor that will ensure that all the standard operating procedures are adhered too in the plant.

    Minimum Requirements    

    • Minimum Grade 12(Matric)
    • Two years’ experience in production or FMCG Industry
    • Relevant or Equivalent tertiary qualification

    Duties & Responsibilities    

    • Accomplishes manufacturing staff results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counselling, and disciplining employees; initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures. Maintains staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees; developing personal growth opportunities.
    • Maintains work flow by monitoring steps of the process; setting processing variables; observing control points and equipment; monitoring personnel and resources; studying methods; implementing cost reductions; developing reporting procedures and systems; facilitating corrections to malfunctions within process control points; initiating and fostering a spirit of cooperation within and between departments.
    • Completes production plan by scheduling and assigning personnel; accomplishing work results; establishing priorities; monitoring progress; revising schedules; resolving problems; reporting results of the processing flow on shift production summaries.
    • Maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
    • Ensures operation of equipment by calling for repairs; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
    • Provides manufacturing information by compiling, initiating, sorting, and analyzing production performance records and data; answering questions and responding to requests.
    • Creates and revises systems and procedures by analyzing operating practices, record-keeping systems, forms of control, and budgetary and personnel requirements; implementing change.
    • Maintains safe and clean work environment by educating and directing personnel on the use of all control points, equipment, and resources; maintaining compliance with established policies and procedures.
    • Maintains working relationship with the union by following the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.
    • Resolves personnel problems by analyzing data; investigating issues; identifying solutions; recommending action.
    • Adhere to all safety and food safety standards at all time
    • Ensure that staff wear PPE’s at all times
    • Ensure staff are trained and adhere to GMP’s, Food Safety standards at all times
    • Manage subordinates
    • Monitor absenteeism
    • Manage Overtime
    • Train new staff on standard operating procedures

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    Senior Internal Auditor

    Job Description    
    The RCL FOODS Talent Acquisition team is currently looking for a Senior Internal Auditor to join our Head Office in Westville. 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    

    • Completed Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information System Manager (CISM), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Chartered Accountant (CA).
    • 3 to 5 years technically relevant experience as auditor or technical professional.
    • At least 5 years’ experience in auditing activities.
    • Good understanding of King Report, COSO framework, COBIT methodology, IPPF etc.
    • Understanding of the standards of the Institute of Internal Auditors IIA.
    • Extensive experience in Data Analytics including PowerBI.
    • Experience with IT General controls and Application controls.
    • SAP and Syspro experience would be advantageous.
    • Good knowledge and understanding of Project Management principles.
    • Experience in Cyber Security would be advantageous.
    • Digital and AI experience would be advantageous.
    • Understanding of the industry/similar industry and related business risks and the capacity to assimilate and apply this understanding to the benefit of the organization.
    • A solid understanding of business processes, risks and controls (including those related to ERP systems).

    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 importance of a sound control environment with the Group.
    • Evaluate information security and associated risk exposures.
    • Evaluate regulatory compliance programmes.
    • 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 willingness to help others and “go the extra mile” to meet team targets and objectives.

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    Talent Acquisition Officer

    Job Description    
    The Chicken Business is developing and we are currently looking for a new addition to the Talent Team. The team requires an experienced and energetic Talent Acquisition Officer to join our team. The successful candidate will be instrumental in the hiring of top talent for the business.

    The Talent Acquisition Officer will provide an efficient proactive resourcing service and manage the full recruitment life cycle for the Chicken Business across all regions.

    • Minimum Requirements    
    • Relevant Diploma or Degree in Business / Human Resources / Industrial Psychology.
    • 2 - 3 years recruitment experience.
    • Social Media recruitment experience is essential.
    • Experience recruiting for manufacturing roles will be an advantage.
    • In-house recruitment as well as previous experience within a recruitment agency would be preferable.
    • Excellent communication skills.

    Duties & Responsibilities    

    • Support the HRBP’s/HRP by managing all C Band Recruitment.
    • Support Talent Acquisition Manager, HRBP’s/HRP with recruitment progress reports.
    • Ability to multitask, work in a fast-paced environment and work with highly confidential information.
    • Take a detailed brief from the hiring managers and HRBP’s/HRP regarding their recruitment needs.
    • Advertise approved positions via available e-recruitment and social media.
    • Manage all candidates through the selection process, providing a high level of candidate care.
    • Shortlist selected candidates and screen via telephone.
    • Conduct preliminary Interviews with all short listed candidates.
    • Supply hiring managers and HRBP’s/HRP with short listed resumes.
    • Arrange interviews with HRBP’s/HRP’s and hiring manager accordingly.
    • Help build offer with HRBP/HRP and/or hiring manager.
    • Make & negotiate offers to successful candidates.
    • Communicate with recruitment agencies currently on PSL, brief them on the positions, act as their point of contact for receiving resumes & feedback.
    • Sell the Business values and EVP to prospective candidates.
    • Make sure all recruitment procedures are completed in line with company policy.
    • Produce/assist with recruitment reports as and when required
    • Aim to create diversity with regards to race & gender
    • Build Proactive Recruitment Pipeline utilizing Linkedin Recruitment Tools.
    • Talent Sourcing; finding suitable candidates through the use of Boolean search strings
    • Build Linkedin followers through effective communication and engagement.
    • Assist with coordination feeder scheme recruitment (management trainees, bursars and in service trainees) from marketing, advertising, career fair exhibitions and the full recruitment cycle.

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    Maintenance Assistant

    Job Description    
    The successful incumbent is expected to carry out works required to repair, maintain and improve the buildings and facilities within the designated areas of Goodwood in order to ensure that we provide an excellent customer experience at all times.
    Minimum Requirements    

    • Matric
    • 1-2 years experience in a similar role

    Duties & Responsibilities    

    • Carry out checks on areas of the buildings as required.
    • Carry our regular tests, for example, to fire extinguishers, oil gauges etc, and complete
    • Records as required.
    • Carry out repairs and maintenance work as requested by the Maintenance Manager, ensuring that work is carried out safely, efficiently and with minimum disruption to guests and members of the public.
    • Take receipt of deliveries and to store items or goods pertaining to Maintenance.
    • Ensure that all effort is made to repair faults to rooms without delay to avoid any inconvenience to guests.
    • Ensure that daily and weekly cleaning is carried out and keep records as required.


    • Greet guests professionally in a polite and friendly manner.
    • Provide a responsive, helpful and good quality service to internal customers (colleagues)


    • Ensure that you familiarise yourself with and follow all safety rules and procedures in place.
    • Ensure you understand all COSHH regulations and the Pesticide Manual, use only company supplied chemicals and cleaning materials as instructed, and the use of protective clothing and equipment.
    • Keep secure all cleaning materials and equipment issued.
    • Ensure all allocated machinery is kept in safe working order.
    • Report all potential accidents and make sure that any accidents are recorded in the accident book.
    • Take care of your own health and safety and that of your colleagues and customers.
    • Ensure that you understand the Company Fire Drill Procedures and direct Guests to the nearest fire exits and meeting points.


    • Carry out any other ad-hoc duties as required to meet the needs of the business.

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    Retail Account Assistant

    Job Description    
    Vector Logistics, a division of RCL FOODS, is on the hunt for a Retail Account Assistant to join our Customer Team in the Retail Secondary Distribution channel. This individual will need to ensure that all aspects of daily customer admin and service queries are addressed, act as the front-line administrative information conduit to customers, build a deep understanding the customer’s operations, ensure efficient and accurate data capture, analysis and reporting and provide support to the Retail Account Manager in the smooth running of the customer account.
    Minimum Requirements    

    • Bcom Logistics or similar diploma
    • 3 years customer service experience
    • 3 years general administration experience, preferably in an FMCG Distribution environment
    • SAP/BW experience necessary
    • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint proficiency
    • Immaculate attention to detail

    Duties & Responsibilities    

    • Customer Relationship Management
    • Answer general enquiries escalated by customers, working with the Vector Customer Service Centre and Control Tower to resolve issues and complaints.
    • Communicate requests from the Customer to relevant Vector stakeholders and provide feedback to the Customer.
    • Conduct store visits and provide feedback internally to the Vector departments (if required and as per customer needs)

    Account Administration

    • Compose daily, weekly and monthly customer reports on service levels, sales and other key measures as required and send out to customers timeously.
    • Monitor and share daily order rejection reports with customers and help resolve any pricing or master data discrepancies.
    • Manage new product requests and ensure information is accurately updated.
    • Manage Product Pricing: Ensure annual and bi -annual pricing is updated accurately on the relevant system according to specified timeframes.
    • Ensure administration and communication internally and externally around ordering and delivery day schedule changes occurs timeously and correctly.
    • Ensure administration and communication on new supplier and product take-ons and exits.
    • Support the finance department with customer reconciliation queries and required follow up.
    • Lead customer project administration, scheduling project meetings, taking minutes and updating project plans.

    Reporting & Analysis

    • Compile review packs (standard and non-standard) for the Retail Account Specialist and Retail Account Manager.
    • Assist with ad hoc report requests from Customers and internally stakeholders
    • Support the Retail Account Manager and Retail Account Specialist with data analysis and composing reports on output and findings

    Team Participation and Self-Management

    • 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.

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    Production Manager - Pies

    Job Description    
    RCL FOODS is searching for a Production Manager to join our Pies Team located in Krugersdorp. The purpose of this vacancy is to manage the manufacturing processes, equipment and facilities at the Krugersdorp site in the most cost-effective way ensuring maximum efficiency and optimal mix whilst maintaining compliance with legislation, customer specifications, quality and company standards in order to achieve production plan targets.

    The successful incumbent is to determine and drive best practices, benchmarking and consistency management across the Production Department
    Minimum Requirements    

    • A Diploma/ Degree in Production management
    • 7 years relevant operational experience in an FMCG manufacturing environment with at least 5 years in a management position
    • Cost management (Processing budget vs expenditure)
    • Achieve Processing strike rate
    • Waste management
    • Cost saving (deliver against cost saving and business improvement initiatives)
    • SHEQ compliance within the Processing Department
    • Training rolled out according to training plans

    Duties & Responsibilities    

    • Production Planning
    • Input into the strategy for both factories from a Production perspective by researching and considering best practice, local conditions, trends, as well as competitor activity.
    • Provide input into annual SIA’s and execute on annual objectives.
    • Input into identifying ways to fine tune systems in line with changing work practices.
    • Provide input and contribute to the relationship between cross functional Production teams to ensure an integrated approach in mobilising the total plan.
    • Identify innovative ways to use minimum resources to achieve maximum outputs.

    Production Management

    • Contribute towards and drive continuous improvement and innovation at process and procedure level to enhance effectiveness, efficiency and performance in the Production Department.
    • Ensure that the Production Department has the capacity to deliver against the Production Plan.
    • Establish the most efficient use of resources, i.e. cost, people, time etc. for the Production Department, and allocate work accordingly.
    • Liaise with New Product Development to ensure appropriate staff, equipment and materials are available to run successful trials.

    Safety, Health, Risk and Quality Oversight
    Input into the establishment of systems and sound practices in order to comply with best practices, legislation or other regulations / guidelines.
    Monitor the Production team to ensure all legislative and industry standards are achieved and prompt action is taken where required to ensure there are no areas of non-compliance.
    Chair and facilitate regular safety meetings and ensure action points are delivered upon.

    Financial Management
    Assume overall responsibility for the budget for the Production Department:

    Contract Management
    Liaise with Procurement for the selection of contractors / service providers as required.

    Project Management
    Manage project plans in conjunction with project teams.

    Technical Training
    Lead and manage the regional training team that is responsible for GMP, Health and Safety, Food Safety, and all SOP’s thereby ensuring legislative audit requirements are met and relevant documents are kept.

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    Credit Controller

    Job Description    

    • An exciting opportunity exists within RCL FOODS for a Credit Controller to manage the Woolworths and/ or Pick ‘n Pay Account. The positions will be based at our offices in Bedfordview, and will report to Credit Supervisor. The purpose of the role is to facilitate the achievement of customer collection targets, essential to the profitability of the Company, which need to be met. The successful incumbent will need to manage overdue accounts, reduce the Company’s risk and minimize losses.

    Minimum Requirements    

    • Matric Certificate
    • A minimum of 4 years credit control experience, managing wholesale accounts within the FMCG industry
    • Relevant Finance Diploma or Degree would be advantageous
    • Previous or current experience managing Woolworths and / or Pick ‘n Pay Accounts
    • Knowledge of Credit management and analysis, Compliance requirements, Credit business processes and practices
    • Attention to detail, Deadline driven, Results/Goal oriented
    • Working experience on SAP or Syspro will be advantageous

    Duties & Responsibilities    

    • Credit Control
    • Generate and dispatch invoices or PoD’s on time to enable payment.
    • Receive remittance advices from customers and allocate appropriately.
    • Process all discounts and rebates for the Credit Supervisor to release before close of month-end.
    • Clear all allocated cash in the Debtors Accounts
    • Prepare stock tolerance journals accurately, matching all debits and credits on the ERP system.

    Customer Administration

    • Maintain compliance to credit limits for each customer and highlight possible non-conformance to the responsible supervisor before they exceed defined limits.
    • Report on all transactions on 60 days plus to the Credit Supervisor.
    • Where possible, liaise with customers to rectify account problems before “stop supply” instructions are implemented.
    • Advise customers when the account has been blocked and ensure that all necessary internal departments are aware of the status of the customer/account.

    Claim Processing

    • Investigate pricing claims on ERP system, print invoices and review deals on the system.
    • Schedule the claim on ERP system for pricing where no valid deal exists and provide supporting documentation to the relevant team members for processing.
    • Manage stock claims (returns, damaged stock, shortage etc.) by initiating the document flow.
    • Ensure stock claims are tracked on ERP system and that queries are finalized.
    • Manage invalid claims by providing the necessary proof or backup documents to the customer.

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    Warehouse Excellence Specialist

    Job Description    
    Looking to “Optimize” your career?!

    Do you enjoy working with and analyzing large data sets, working on continuous improvement initiatives and projects, and developing solutions? Then read on!

    An exciting opportunity exists at RCL FOODS, within our Logistics Division, for a Warehouse Excellence Specialist. The position is based in Durban and will report to the KZN Operations Executive.

    The purpose of this role is to analyse, understand, interpret, design, implement and to provide operational support, training, and project management; to deliver operational efficiencies and increase customer service levels.
    Minimum Requirements    

    • B.Eng Industrial Engineering Degree OR Advanced Mathematics/Statistics qualification.
    • Operations research qualification (advantageous).
    • 3 years’ working experience within various areas of Supply Chain, with warehouse modeling expertise.
    • Previous experience in warehouse design / warehouse optimisation and continuous improvement.

    Duties & Responsibilities    
    The Warehouse Excellence Specialist is responsible for the facilitation and implementation of key operations initiatives and continuous improvement projects in the Vector warehouse environment.

    • Warehouse optimisation (people, process, system and infrastructure):
    • Extract, assess and evaluate information regarding throughput, volume, capacities, storage to flow ratios, pick face to reserve ratio and picking volume to be used in key decision making.
    • Develop ideal warehouse design and process flow based on information gathered.
    • Critically evaluate warehouse picking process and methodology based on warehouse information and speed versus accuracy requirements.
    • Analyze future expansion opportunities based on location of site ensuring logical location of future expansions.
    • Constantly evaluate warehouse capability and drive continuous improvement initiatives in line with strategic intent.

    Project management:

    • Manage warehouse improvement projects.
    • Register projects within project management office.
    • Determine and manage project timelines.
    • Determine project deliverables and track accordingly.
    • Manage project through full cycle of initiation, planning, execution and closure.

    Ad hoc analysis:

    • Provide analytical assistance as required on an ad-hoc basis to the business nationally.
    • Support the review of data emanating from the supply chain and perform integrated analysis to identify cross-functional cause and effect.
    • Create models to inform operating strategies, facilitate decision-making, make investment recommendations and identify new business opportunities.

    General Information and Data Management:

    • For area of responsibility, ensure data is accurately and regularly captured onto the information system to facilitate access to reliable data and reporting for trend analysis and decision making.
    • Share with and report relevant data and information to management teams to enable reliable business decision-making.

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