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  • Posted: Nov 12, 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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    Human Resource Practitioner

    Job Description    

    • This specific position that we are recruiting for is in the SIQALO Foods business, a subsidiary of Remgro and sister company of RCL FOODS.
    • Siqalo Foods is seeking a versatile HR Practitioner who has a solid career history in HR Generalist and/or ER Practitioner functions to join their team! The successful incumbent will need to ensure effective Human Resources support to the business unit/factory through adequate delivery of HR Services, practices, procedures. The role reports to the HR Business Partner and is based at the Spreads Factory in Boksburg.

    Purpose of the role:

    • Responsible for the implementation of key HR processes including recruitment, staff counseling, career path planning, employee assistance, annual salary increases, and managing the performance management process
    • Support the Business Partner with IR/ER related matters within the business

    Minimum Requirements    

    • Diploma / Degree in Human Resource Management
    • 3 - 5 years’ experience as a HR generalist.
    • 3 - 5 years’ experience in effectively handling Employee Relations and CCMA cases
    • Valid Code EB drivers’ licence

    Duties & Responsibilities    

    • Employee Relations
    • Provide advice to line managers regarding the conduct and misconduct management processes.
    • Provide advice to line managers and investigate/process disciplinary cases.
    • Provide advice to line managers and investigate/process grievances.
    • Review practices to ensure statutory compliance and regularly provide guidance to line managers.
    • Participate in consultations with organised labour.
    • Coach Line Managers on effective delivery of Disciplinary hearings
    • Represent the organisation at CCMA (Conciliation and Arbitration)
    • Chair the monthly meetings with Shop Stewards in the absence of HRBP.


    • Process permissions to recruit (workflow).
    • Process the offers of employment/negotiation.
    • Ensure that the Resourcing process is adhered to and jobs are timeously advertised on the eRecruitment and tracked.
    • Manage and conduct interviews with Line Managers and selection test and make recommendations to Line for all C Band and lower positions.
    • Supervise the orientation of new employees.
    • Manage probationary reviews, employee evaluations and terminations.
    • Ensure that the site job profiles are relevant and up to date and where job evaluation is required necessary arrangements are made with Line Manager and HRBP

    Talent Management

    • Coach Line Manager on Performance Management Process and Talent & Org Review process.
    • Facilitate Consistency Reviews and Talent & Org Review meetings.
    • Coordinate the performance appraisal documents and consolidate performance ratings.
    • Drive the succession planning for the site/ region.
    • Facilitate employment equity target setting and monitor profile.
    • Health and Safety Compliance
    • Manage the IOD/minor injury treatment process and reporting.
    • Assist Risk Officer in monitoring IOD cases.

    Organisational Design

    • Liaise with Line Managers to get rationale for proposed positions, draw up new proposed org and submit to HRBP for sign off.
    • Manage and update business organisational structure on SAP and ensure that all structures are up to date.
    • Drive change management initiatives in line with the business and organisational objectives

    Training Development

    • Compile training matrix from Appraisal doc.
    • Facilitate HR training including adhoc refresher for employees and Line Managers.
    • Drive Development Plans for all employees in C Band positions.
    • Employment Equity
    • Drawing quarterly reports and discuss at EE meeting also using the same reports of appointments
    • Drive staff profile as per agreed KPI for the site by effectively engaging and advising Line Managers.

    HR Administration

    • Manage new employee on-boarding process.
    • Manage terminations and exit interviews.
    • Manage the capturing of HR information and data into the relevant systems and assure the integrity of the data.
    • Provide advice and information to management and employees on HR policies and procedures, including equal opportunity, anti-discrimination and occupational health and safety programmes.
    • Advise management on work matters, career development, personal problems and industrial matters.
    • Counsel employees on policies and rules relating to employment policies and programmes, and on the company’s rules and regulations.
    • Prepare and process employment and personnel reports and surveys.
    • Provide advice and assistance to staff members regarding possible discrimination on the basis of race, religion, non-relevant physical or mental disability, sex and age.
    • Quarterly checks on allowances (e.g.: cold allowance) and compare with actual employees working in department.
    • Run and analyse HR reports, and discuss with business (to update monthly dash board.
    • KPI’s.

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    Area Sales Manager

    Job Description    
    RCL FOODS is passionate about building a talent pool with skilled candidates who have a keen interest in joining a progressive business. We are currently seeking highly influential, goal orientated individuals to join our Area Sales Manager Talent Pool.

    RCL FOODS entrusts the Area Sales Manager to:

    • To implement appropriate solutions in the form of value propositions to meet or exceed all sales goals, performance quotas and process expectations in the assigned area.
    • To provide tactical and operational management, supervision and support to the area sales team.

    Minimum Requirements    

    • Degree in management, business administration and/or marketing
    • Valid Code EB drivers’ licence
    • 3 to 5 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 area sales strategy as aligned to the regional strategy.
    • Generate leads regarding prospective contract opportunities and, together with the Regional sales Manager, drive deal closure.
    • Drive the area contribution to strategic and operational target achievement.
    • Contribute to accurate area sales (volume and product) forecasting and ensure alignment to and input into the regional and national planning processes.
    • Track area competitor activity and performance.
    • Develop, implement and manage area marketing objectives.
    • Drive horizontal and vertical growth opportunities.
    • Constantly analyse statistics regarding the number of sales made in a given time period, the resulting profits, and the need for new clients and products.
    • Coordinate sales team promotional activities across the area.

    Customer Relationship Management

    • Maintain and expand the customer base by building and maintaining good relationships with key customers and recognising new customer opportunities.
    • Understand key customers’ operations and strategies as well as their requirements and trends.
    • Gather area market intelligence on national accounts and key regional accounts.
    • Manage and coordinate area resources in line with customer plans in order 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

    • Address area stock availability issues with depots.
    • Oversee the area order taking process.

    Budget Management

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

    Area Team Management

    • Ensure the sales team creates demand pull.
    • Plan and schedule team training and monitor impact on performance.
    • Organise and direct the area team towards the achievement of its targets and together with the team, identify sales goals, create and implement strategies, and evaluate performance.
    • Accomplish area sales goals by orienting, instructing, assigning, scheduling, counselling and disciplining staff.
    • Address the job expectations of staff.
    • Plan, supervise, evaluate job contributions and provide regular feedback.
    • Manage staff leave and general time management issues in line with organisational deliverables and standards.
    • Ensure the accurate recording and maintenance of all employee information.
    • Manage delivery against talent management action plans.
    • Clarify roles and responsibilities for subordinates.
    • Complete skills and competency matrices for all subordinates.
    • Formulate/update job profiles for all subordinate jobs.
    • Coach and mentor subordinates and potential successors.
    • Develop and drive the training strategy.
    • Develop and drive progression and career paths for subordinates.

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    Sales Executive

    Job Description    
    RCL FOODS is seeking to employ an experienced Sales Executive to drive profitable sales growth through overall management of the Vector Sales Team – consisting of sales, merchandising and call centre staff – focused on selling across all the company’s principals and customers.

    RCL FOODS expects the suitable incumbent to provide inspirational leadership, achieve strategic targets and develop commitment through engagement.

    The role will be based in Westville and will report the Sales Director.

    • Minimum Requirements    
    • A minimum relevant bachelor’s degree or equivalent
    • A postgraduate or master’s degree will be highly advantageous
    • Valid Code EB drivers’ license
    • A minimum of 10 years of successful sales management experience at a senior/executive level within the FMCG sales industry
    • A proven track record of success working with customers senior executives

    Duties & Responsibilities    
    Strategic Operations Planning

    • Participate in the strategic decision-making processes of the organization as a member of the executive management team.
    • Develop the strategic direction for Vector Sales Solutions and drive the implementation and achievement of the set strategy.
    • Develop and maintain an appropriate Vector Sales Solution and call centre structure that supports the agreed strategy and meets the changing/evolving needs of the organisation.
    • Manage and develop strategic relationships with principals and customers.

    Strategy Execution

    • Work in conjunction with the Vector Sales Director to create a national sales strategy, based on a 3 to 5 year view of requirements.
    • Determine operational capacity required across both the medium and the long term and plan required resourcing and technology requirements accordingly.
    • Work closely with national cross-functional management teams to ensure the delivery of an integrated supply chain benefit.
    • Drive the adherence to appropriate performance metrics across Vector Sales Solution and the Call Centre.
    • Suggest improvements to the annual functional strategic plan and manage the co-creation of VSS’s contribution to the plan.
    • Ensure the agreed strategy is implemented through team targets and that these targets align cross-functionally within the area of responsibility.

    Operational Planning

    • Provide the overall management and set the strategic direction for Vector Sales Solutions.
    • Focus management towards the goal of yielding profitable revenue growth for the company.
    • Develop and maintain strategic sales relationships and alliances with partners to develop sales opportunities.
    • Coordinate the development of sales promotions and lead generation activities.
    • Maximise route to market opportunities and optimize shelf health, increase sales, grow market share, and ensure brand activation.
    • Manage and incentivize the national sales force efficiencies through the implementation and management of a scorecard system.
    • Manage national field sales activities relating to strategic data collection and market intelligence.
    • Develop the strategy with senior sales managers for operational standards in:
    • Effective sales administration
    • Relationship building
    • Implementation of promotion grids
    • Communicating promotional activities to field sales force
    • Ensuring forward share is reflected on shelf as per market share
    • Ensuring market share is reflected in the categories
    • Ensuring shelf health is implemented, maintained and measure
    • Communicating sales targets to the field force
    • Increasing sales volumes in stores
    • Ensuring cross merchandising
    • Monitoring in-store pricing
    • Ensuring out of stocks are limited
    • Driving adhoc promotions to increase sales
    • Compiling trade visit reports
    • Compiling monthly reports by regional/area sales managers
    • Conducting review meetings with clients
    • Monitoring stocks in depots
    • Managing rewards and remuneration
    • Monitoring and controlling fuel, cell and motor vehicle expenses
    • Monitoring and controlling overtime

    Sales Innovation

    • Identify opportunities for the appropriate and cost-effective investment of resources within the operation.
    • Identify and research emerging cutting edge sales and call centre practices, systems, equipment and technologies to be introduced within the company,
    • Keep current with trends and issues in the industry, including current industry best practices and innovations.
    • Review and approve major contracts for Vector Sales Solution/Call Centre services and equipment.

    Cost and Budget Management

    • Develop the annual operating and capital budgets for the Vector Sales Solution and Call Centre operations.
    • Approve, coordinate and control all projects related to these operations.
    • Evaluate operational alternatives, perform an appropriate cost-benefit analysis, and implement solutions that maximize effectiveness and minimize costs.


    • Lead the sales team towards meeting strategy and targets – through regular communication and utilization of full organization talent management tool set.
    • 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.
    • Drives Employment Equity within the sales team to ensure that diversity is achieved at all levels and that statutory targets and requirements are met.
    • Champions training and development of Sales team utilizing available training opportunities or 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 teams.
    • Develops and manages high performance multi-disciplinary teams in order to solve problems within Sales.
    • Conducts regular meetings and ensures that records are kept and shared across the team and that action plans agreed to within team meetings are delivered upon.
    • Manage overall employee relations climate with sales and ensure corrective action is taken where required in line with relevant legislation and company policy.
    • Managing the recruitment and selection of staff in conjunction with HR

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    Packaging Technician Intern

    Job Description    

    • RCL FOODS is on the hunt for a Packaging Technician Intern to join our Beverages Division based in Pretoria West for a duration of 12 months. This individual will function as resource to the Assistant Packaging Innovations Manager to provide hands on support in terms of organization around trials, analysis and data capturing for all projects plus provide an admin execution function. Candidate must have a genuine interest to grow in the packaging space.

    Minimum Requirements    

    • Food Technology/ Biotech. Diploma or similar (or studying towards degree)
    • Packaging Diploma (IPSA) Advantageous

    A Basic Knowledge of:

    • Packaging analysis, Packaging materials i.e. Food contact packaging
    • Design, barcoding, Colour management, plate making & print production
    • Project management and processes
    • Food labelling regulations
    • HACCP standards
    • ISO and BRC standards
    • Know how to design an experiment and write up a report
    • Analytical and Resilient

    Duties & Responsibilities    

    • Packaging analysis and data capture such as dimensional/functional testing, waste management and throughput tracker, checking of non-conforming packaging
    • Provide a strong administrative role including, master data and project workflow management, obtaining colour standards, specifications, and barcode verification reports, and carrying through to approval and capturing on the system.
    • Organizational functions include, artwork process management and validation, packaging trial arrangements, capturing trial information, minute taking, report compiling and circulation plus arranging sample materials for trials and mock ups or samples as marketing require

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    QA Technologist

    Job Description    

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

    Minimum Requirements    

    • Qualifications: A Diploma in Food Technology, Biotechnology or Consumer Science
    • TQM Knowledge
    • Minimum of 2 – 3 experience in a similar capacity advantageous
    • Knowledge and understanding of QA systems
    • Mathematical and statistical Acumen
    • Computer literacy (MS Office, Excel graphs, Powerpoint)
    • Well-developed communication skills
    • Ability to work independently
    • Team Player
    • Results Driven
    • Attention to Detail
    • Customer Orientated
    • Time Management
    • Reporting skills

    Duties & Responsibilities    

    • Managing of QA Staff
    • Managing staff training and Development
    • Developing staff
    • Evaluating staff
    • Calibration of Food Safety Equipment
    • Verify that food safety equipment like pH meter, thermometer, scales, etc. calibration status is current and up-to-date
    • Verification of Food Safety Equipment
    • Verify that food safety equipment is verified as per schedule (scales daily, thermometers weekly, etc.)
    • Micro
    • Ensure micro schedule is adhered to
    • Ensure NCRs are raised for out of spec results
    • Ensure water chemical analysis as per SANS 241 is yearly conducted
    • Customer Complaints
    • Ensure customer complaints are logged on tracker
    • Ensure customer complaints are investigated and addressed
    • Provide feedback to WW
    • Trending of Customer Complaints
    • Hygiene Inspections
    • Conducting cleaning verification inspections prior to start-up (rotation schedule)
    • Traceability Inspections
    • Conducting traceability inspections prior to start-up and during production on RM, WIP, packaging material, etc
    • Internal Audits & External Audits
    • Ensure internal audits are done as per internal schedule
    • Assisting with monthly Internal Audits
    • Presenting and managing external audits
    • Compiling and driving action plan on external audit NCRs
    • Updating of System
    • Ensure all system documentation is reviewed and updated as per document control procedure and frequency
    • Food Safety Management Review Meeting
    • Contribute to the yearly Food Safety Management Review Meeting


    • Weekly Reports
    • Weekly Reports – Example Listeria Tracker
    • Assisting with monthly reports
    • Assisting with Quarterly Business Review Meeting Info

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    Logistics Manager (Single Depot) - Nelspruit

    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 an experienced Logistics Manager with impressive leadership abilities to join our Vector Logistics team based in Nelspruit.
    Are you ready to go beyond to serve Customers? This role exists to manage the overall logistics function (both inbound and outbound), ensuring that operations within the Vector single depot are handled seamlessly.
    Minimum Requirements    

    • Completed a 3-year Degree or National Diploma (preferably in Logistics Management or similar related field)
    • Valid Code EB drivers' licence
    • At least 5 years' experience in a warehouse and distribution environment
    • Must have proven leadership abilities
    • Working knowledge of SAP and other ERP systems
    • Warehousing principles and practices
    • Company sales strategy and customer and product priorities
    • Supply chain principles and methodologies
    • Company and Group economics (supply and demand)
    • Applicable legislation for warehouse and transport management (risk, health, safety and environmental)
    • Transportation economics

    Duties & Responsibilities    
    Strategy Execution:

    • Work in conjunction with the Regional Operations Manager to co-create the regional operations strategy, based on a 1 to 3 year view of requirements.
    • Work closely with the rest of the business to ensure the delivery of an integrated supply chain benefit and strategic target achievement.
    • Drive the implementation of improvements in operating processes and systems to optimise warehouse and transport efficiencies.
    • Determine operational capacity requirements across both the medium and the long term and plan required asset utilisation and capex requirements accordingly.
    • Use growth and investment opportunities to ensure warehouse design and flow are optimised.
    • Stay abreast of latest international trends by visiting facilities (local and international) and integrating best practice into future solutions.
    • As a central point of the supply chain, identify supply chain bottle necks and opportunities and develop solutions through collaboration with all relevant parties in the business.
    • Constantly monitor and drive the achievement of single depot strategic and operational targets.
    • Ensure the agreed operational targets are achieved through team targets and that these targets align cross-functionally within the area of responsibility.
    • Conduct weekly management meetings to address challenges, review performance and plan for future optimum performance.
    • Maintain an accurate record of planning forecasts for the week before as well as a five week future plan to enable accurate decision-making and longer term planning.

    Logistics Management:

    • Integrate business systems successfully to support operational processes.
    • Monitor the quality, quantity, cost and efficiency of the movement and storage of stock.
    • Control stock accurately across all single depot functions.
    • Initiate and manage stock loss reduction programmes.
    • Deliver system support to all internal and external customers.
    • Manage and utilize the single depot base vehicle fleet by optimizing routes and vehicle requirements between depots.
    • Ensure continuous improvement in reverse logistics systems and processes by on-the-job observation, benchmarking and analysis.
    • Drive the logistics team on a daily basis to ensure that it deploys stock through the network to effectively meet customer service levels at minimal cost.
    • Drive a culture of commitment to key performance indicator’s (KPI’s) by creating awareness and providing recognition for attainment of KPI’s within the team.
    • Utilise regular communication channels and team meetings to promote continuous improvement and best practice on a daily basis across the single depot.
    • Work closely with Principals to ensure inbound and outbound alignment.
    • Work closely with customers to develop solutions that best fit customer needs as well as suit warehouse and transport capabilities at the lowest cost.

    Risk Management

    • Mitigate risks against people and physical assets.
    • Ensure consistent application of the Group risk management policy across the single depot.
    • Drive the risk committee process and activities by having monthly meetings, analysing findings and ensuring corrective action is undertaken.
    • Ensure full legal compliance with all relevant legislation.
    • Re-evaluate the risk profile of the single depot on an annual basis.
    • Measure and manage sustainability practices across the single depot.
    • Maintain and implement food safety standards across the single depot and ensure that enhancements are implemented based on on-going learning.
    • Ensure that security is maintained and that appropriate investigations take place where incidents occur.

    Information and Data Management:

    • Ensure the team accurately and regularly captures operating data onto the information system to enable access to reliable data and reporting for trend analysis and decision making.
    • Analyse management information on a daily basis to ensure productivity and logistics/distribution targets and standards are being met.
    • Suggest system changes to ensure the ongoing relevance and accuracy of information.
    • Share relevant data with the management team to enable reliable business decision making.

    Maintenance Management:

    • Manage the formulation of a maintenance plan that is aligned to the operational plan for the single depot.
    • Drive sustainable maintenance practices throughout the single depot.
    • Manage the transport maintenance team and ensure that planned maintenance programmes are implemented to enable optimal asset utilisation.
    • Ensure that maintenance practices are aligned to business standards.

    Financial Management:

    • Compile the annual distribution budget for the single depot.
    • Manage costs to ensure lowest cost storage and distribution and the optimal utilisation of assets.
    • Report on a weekly basis on actual KPI’s versus budget and work with the relevant teams to address areas of non-conformance proactively and promptly.
    • Report on and manage all input costs within the single depot and manage any over or under-spend appropriately to ensure that issues are addressed before significant financial loss occurs.
    • Authorise expenses within the level of authority and monitor spending activity within teams to ensure compliance with financial and ethical standards.
    • Implement and encourage cost cutting initiatives within the single depot where these do not impact on long term business sustainability.
    • Enforce accountability for budget expenditure by the management team.
    • Mitigate business risks within budgetary constraints through the allocation of spend to areas of high priority.
    • Ensure correct operational planning to meet budgeted volumes across a 2-3 year time horizon.
    • Review and authorise capex documentation and align the proposals with the long term strategy, taking into account the return on investment and sustainability requirements.
    • Manage external supplier relationships and contracts in collaboration with the procurement team to ensure agreed service levels are met.
    • Ensure all general ledger accounts are reconciled and deadlines are met.
    • Ensure optimal deployment of physical and human resources using best practice standards, productivity measurements and on-the-job observation.


    • Lead the single depot management team towards meeting strategic objectives and targets through regular communication and utilisation of the full organisational talent management tool set.
    • Lead a single depot team and workforce and maintain a stable IR climate through a constructive relationship with unions.
    • 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.
    • Drive employment equity within the team to ensure that diversity is achieved at all levels and that statutory targets and requirements are met.
    • Champion training and development of the team through the utilisation 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 single depot.
    • Develop and manage high performance multi-disciplinary teams in order to
    • solve problems within the single depot.
    • Encourage skills workshops between multi-disciplinary teams and across the single depot to realise 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.

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