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  • Posted: Nov 23, 2021
    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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    Artisan Fitter

    Job Description    
    RCL FOODS is searching for an Artisan Fitter to join our sugar team based at our Malelane Mill, Mpumalanga. The primary objective of this position is to provide mechanical maintenance of the plant. The successful incumbent will report to the Refinery Services Engineer.
    Minimum Requirements    

    • Matric with Maths & Science
    • N2 Trade theory plus Trade test certificate in Mechanical Fitting.
    • Proof of the successful completion of a formal Institutionalised Training Programme is essential
    • Minimum of three years working experience as a trade tested Artisan: Fitter.
    • Must be able to perform RCA and fault finding
    • Working knowledge of planned maintenance systems.
    • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Be prepared to work planned and unplanned overtime.
    • To be considered for appointment, the candidate must be a South African citizen

    Duties & Responsibilities    

    • Maintenance and inspection as per job card.
    • Attending to breakdowns.
    • Work with overhead crane, including the rigging of heavy equipment
    • Performing standby duties.
    • Safety work and inspections as per job card (housekeeping).
    • New projects and installations.
    • Maintenance of valves, pumps, gearboxes and conveying systems, centrifugal, fans, and general mechanical plant.
    • Inspection and maintenance of pressure vessels.
    • Carry out detailed daily inspections on mechanical equipment.
    • Carry out scheduled and preventative maintenance.
    • Assist with off-crop planning and execute off-crop maintenance responsibilities.
    • Comply with all safety rules, as per RCL Foods Sugar & Milling and OSHA requirements.
    • Maintain and uphold RCL Foods Sugar & Milling Quality standards (High Standard of workmanship)

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    Maintenance Artisan - Linbro Park

    Job Description    
    RCL FOODS is seeking a Maintenance Artisan to join our Vector Division. The role will be based in Linbro Park and report to the Warehousing Manager. RCL FOODS is looking for an incumbent to perform skilled maintenance, repairs of relevant equipment, including refrigeration equipment, and the inspection of work done across the site and also leading a team of handymen.
    Minimum Requirements    

    • Electrical Trade Test or a Qualified Millwright
    • Wireman’s Licence (Optional)
    • Valid Driver’s Licence
    • 3 Years’ experience in the repair and maintenance of industrial refrigeration equipment.
    • Electrical experience is essential.
    • Mechanical experience.
    • Plumbing experience

    Duties & Responsibilities    
    Maintenance and Repairs

    • Planning of work according to the maintenance plan and schedule and per breakdown.
    • Maintenance and repair of all site-related equipment in accordance with the maintenance plan and schedule.
    • Render assistance to handyman on faults that cannot be solved on their level of required competence.
    • Daily inspection of all work completed on-site including residential buildings.
    • Repair site-related machinery and equipment per breakdown.
    • Inspect systems and their components to ensure safety and identify necessary repairs.
    • Perform routine maintenance and preventative maintenance as needed.
    • Diagnose problems and /or failures in refrigeration systems to identify equipment and/or systems repair and replacement needs.
    • Repair various items, systems and/or components to ensure that equipment is available and in safe working condition.
    • Inform the Warehouse Manager regarding procedures and/or status of work orders for the purpose of providing information for making decisions, taking appropriate action, and/or complying with health and safety regulations.
    • Maintain tools and/or equipment to ensure the availability of equipment in safe operating conditions.
    • Respond to emergency situations during or after hours to resolve immediate safety concerns.

    Implementation of Safety and Health Environment, Risk and Quality (SHEQ)

    Implement and comply with health and safety procedures.

    • Ensure that documentation required within the Total Integrated Management System (TIMS) is applied consistently within the scope of function.

    Effective Teamwork and Self-Management

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


    • Management, training, and development of maintenance handymen.
    • The discipline of maintenance handyman under direct control.
    • Issue daily job cards and inspect work executed.
    • Order equipment and spares.
    • Perform standby duties.
    • Ability to assist at other sites when requested.

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    R&D Intern

    Job Description    

    • Assist R&D Technician / Manager in the development of new products as per the project brief.
    • Screening of all raw materials to ensure they are suitable for the application and/or manufacturing plant.
    • Responsible for testing alternative ingredients for cost or quality improvements
    • Conduct product shelf life tests and complete reports
    • Competitor benchmarking
    • Assist with setting up tasting sessions and preparation thereof
    • Assist in internal and external customer presentations

    Quality Assessments

    • Conduct softness, texture, volume and water activity tests, where required.
    • Basic interpretation of data collected from the quality assessment instruments

    Administration & Reporting

    • Maintain the sample register & library
    • Recording and archiving of all laboratory trial data
    • Recording of all recipe revisions during the product development process.
    • Compiling of all test bakery reports
    • Completing shelf life test reports

    Basic understanding of Food Science

    • Basic Food Chemistry
    • Good Laboratory Practice
    • Good Manufacturing Practice
    • Computer literacy

    Minimum Requirements    

    • BSc or BSc(Hons) in Food Science or equivalent qualification
    • National Diploma or BTech in Food Technology or equivalent qualification


    • Computer literacy courses
    • Administrative
    • Planning & Time Management

    Duties & Responsibilities    

    • Basic understanding of Food Science
    • Basic Food Chemistry
    • Good Laboratory Practice
    • Good Manufacturing Practice
    • Computer literacy

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    Human Resources Intern - Durban

    Job Description    
    Are you currently studying and eager to immerse yourself into a business to gain practical experience in the HR Function?
    Look no further, we have an opportunity for YOU!
    The Talent Team which comprises of Talent Management, Talent Acquisition and Learning & Development are looking to add to their driven and passionate team!
    The role will be based in Durban and will require a driven and energetic intern to provide day to day administrative support for the team. The successful candidate will be given exposure to the HR function in the Chicken Business and various HR driven initiatives within the business.
    Minimum Requirements    

    • Matric (Completed)
    • Currently studying a Tertiary Qualification in Human Resources/Industrial Psychology and seeking work experience
    • 0 – 1 year Experience

    Duties & Responsibilities    

    • Provide all recruitment, talent, and learning administration support for the Talent Team
    • LinkedIn learning - Site Administrator and responsible for drawing reports & assisting specialists to drive this platform.
    • All catering and set up of venue arrangements for all face-to-face learning events and arrange virtual calendar invites for virtual training sessions.
    • Handle career site queries for external and internal users
    • Enter data into the HR system so that accurate records are maintained
    • Provide data for and prepare management information reports
    • Maintain the filing system and safeguard the files and documentation
    • Distribute policies and convey related communication to relevant teams
    • Work closely with a talent team to assist with their areas of the function
    • Administer employee/study loan and bursary documentation
    • Willingness to participate and learn in all engagements with the external and internal stakeholders
    • Answer all channeled HR administration-related queries from employees in the business and ensure their resolution by service standards

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    Management Accountant

    Job Description    

    • RCL is on the hunt for an experienced Management Accountant to join our Pies Division. The successful incumbent will be responsible for maintaining the Product Costing, Cost Centre Accounting and Sales and Profit modules and will need to provide commercial decision-making and costing system maintenance support focused on product costing and cost center accounting.

    Minimum Requirements    

    • Preferable a CIMA (Hons or CA (SA)
    • Preferably 3 to 5 years management accounting experience, incorporating commercial costing and some exposure to processing or manufacturing environments.
    • Minimum 5 years management experience within an FMSG environment

    This position requires an analytical person within depth knowledge of the FMCG Industry, with Following computer skills:

    • Microsoft Excel – Expert
    • Microsoft Outlook, Word & PowerPoint – Proficient
    • Microsoft SQL Server – Proficient
    • SAP– Proficient

    The individual must have Conflict management and communication skills

    • Excellent Report writing and problem-solving ability
    • The successful incumbent must be a logical and analytical
    • In depth knowledge of multi-level BOM’s and WIP within an integrated inventory system

    Duties & Responsibilities    

    • Reporting
    • Upload, correct, reconcile and balance weekly/monthly reports.
    • Review daily and weekly product costing reports.
    • Compile a weekly and monthly report of actual raw material usage against standard and:
    • Validate the logic of the costing system standard usage calculation against the actual usage.
    • Engage QA and Processing in order to investigate variances between standard and actual consumption levels.
    • Update BOMs and material master where necessary.
    • Prepare a monthly product costing report together with appropriate explanations for the monthly management accounting pack.
    • Coordinate weekly committee meetings with operational managers to formulate action plans, discuss results of audits and the impact on profitability.
    • Review the monthly reconciliations in product costing and cost centre accounting to ensure accuracy and completeness.
    • Upload and reconcile the monthly general ledger.
    • Generate the flexed budget report and conduct investigations to identify and address variances.

    Product Costing

    • Budgeting and Forecasting
    • Coordinate the budget and quarterly forecast costing process including:
    • Uploading the general ledger
    • Uploading production
    • Uploading pricing
    • Testing throughput
    • Testing man loads
    • Testing consumption rates
    • Testing activity quantities
    • Calculate regional quarterly/budget standard and actual product costs.

    Product Cost Integrity

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

    Project Coordination

    • Assist in the compilation of Capex motivations and other irregular requirements.
    • Conduct ad hoc projects and feasibility studies in respect of product profitability.

    Information and Data Management

    • Accurately and regularly capture data into the information system to enable access to reliable data and reporting for trend analysis and decision making.

    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.

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    Commodity Procurement Manager

    Job Description    
    RCL FOODS is seeking to employ a highly motivated individual within the Molatek division to provide commercial insight for Commodity Procurement driving the link between commodity procurement and front-end strategies in order to enhance the Company’s sourcing efficiencies.

    RCL FOODS expects the suitable incumbent to help grow the Company and maximize its profits through building strong relationships with suppliers, negotiating deals, and drafting agreements that ultimately help grow the Company and maximising profit.

    The role will be based in Malelane and report to the Managing Executive of Molatek.
    Minimum Requirements    

    • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce/Finance, Supply Chain Management or related field
    • Proven experience as a Sourcing Specialist with a thorough understanding of sourcing methodologies

    Skills and Experience:

    • 1 to 2 years of experience and basic appreciation of commodities procurement would be advantageous
    • Purchasing experience within an FMCG environment will be advantageous
    • Excellent communicator who is persuasive and have great interpersonal skills
    • Demonstrating a deep understanding of the Company’s commodities and knowledge of all key players and suppliers in the industry
    • Highly analytical, detail-oriented, and a critical thinker with strong research skills

    Duties & Responsibilities    
    Strategic Support

    • Partner with the business and external service providers to determine business needs and apply professional sourcing and category management methodologies such as vendor rationalization, utilising technology and flexible solutions to enhance user experience and minimize financial impact

    Operational Management

    • Source new items and suppliers based on the specifications provided by the business by researching industry/commodity trends.
    • Produce reports and present information to highlight potential sourcing or saving opportunities.
    • Responsible for managing the raw material store and implementing standard operating procedures to improve stock control measures and the release of orders on a daily basis.

    Market Analysis & Forecasting

    • Evaluate market conditions in order to develop sourcing strategies, maintain/improve quality, and influence cost controls.
    • Forecast price trends and their impact on future activities.
    • Effectively communicate the current and future status of products and services markets.

    Information and Data Management

    • Log local and international data onto a commodities procurement information system to enable access to reliable data and reporting for trend analysis and decision making.
    • Drive system changes to ensure the ongoing relevance and accuracy of the information and introduce new systems based on continuous improvement processes.
    • Share relevant data with management and sales teams to enable reliable business decision making

    Technical Expertise

    • Provide ongoing advice and support on best practices to ensure continuous improvement in category contract sourcing and vendor management.
    • Develop specialist knowledge on assigned categories and identify opportunities to deliver best value solutions and make recommendations on preferred strategies to management.

    SAP Enablement

    • Work with the master data team to ensure the SAP master data related to the procurement category is accurate and up to date.
    • Arrange for all new catalogues and suppliers to be promptly loaded on the SAP system.

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    Dispatch Controller

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

    Our Talent Team is looking for a responsible, organised and efficient Despatch Controller with good planning and supervisory skills to join the Baking Team in Tzaneen, Limpopo. The position reports to the Distribution Manager and is responsible for supporting the manufacturing process - ensuring that all orders are assembled, marked, packed, despatched accurately and delivered on time.
    Minimum Requirements    

    • Completed a 3-year Tertiary Qualification, preferably within the Field of Logistics, Supply Chain, Warehousing or Industrial Engineering
    • Gained at least 3 - 5 years' experience within an FMCG environment (Warehouse / DC)
    • Ideally has experience within a Bakery environment
    • Must hold a valid Driver's License

    Duties & Responsibilities    

    • Monitor stock levels including write offs, returns, stock issued and transfers.
    • Monitor and control distribution times.
    • Monitor and control all intergroup sales, buyouts and crates.
    • Monitor and maintain loading procedures.
    • Ensure an effective and efficient crate control system.
    • Ensure housekeeping and hygiene is carried out in relation to OHSA and HACCP standards.
    • Apply discipline policy to subordinates.
    • Monitor and control Secondary and Primary distribution departure times.
    • Monitor and maintain loading procedures and schedules.
    • Ensure daily O.T.I.F.
    • Reconciliation of dispatch recon.
    • Manage and supervision of warehouse staff.
    • Adhering to SOP.
    • Identify, implement, and measure continuous improvement initiatives.
    • Managing dispatch administration.
    • Approve and oversee the execution of all relevant warehouse documentation and ensure compliance with all audit requirements including ISO.
    • Training of Staff and conducting regular Department meetings.

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