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  • Posted: Feb 13, 2020
    Deadline: Mar 8, 2020
  • AVI LIMITED is home to many of South Africa’s leading and best-loved brands. Listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in the Food Products sector, and centred on the FMCG market, AVI’s extensive brand portfolio includes more than 50 brands. Our single-minded purpose is our brands growth and development. Our brands span a range of categories i...
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    SAP Systems Support Analyst

    Duties and Responsibilities    
    Ensure Stability and Service Delivery of SAP Production Systems

    • Support implemented functionality in accordance with Service Level Agreements (SLA)
    • Contributes toward business transformation initiatives and continuous improvement activity
    • Liaises directly with Applications Support team to address break-fix and/or business as usual changes required in support of issue resolution or business need
    • Participate in the testing and validation of process and system changes where required
    • Maintain Good Governance

    Continuous Support

    • Identifies individuals who should be trained/up-skilled and provides on-going, on-site support to the end-users
    • Provide input and recommends reporting requirements for business KPI’s and helps drive potential business analytics solutions covering the business need
    • Assist and ensure business-relevant documentation (training and scenario documentation down to process steps) are aligned with actual business and system processes, and drives amendments to align same
    • Identifies training needs for end-users and review training material for both initial training and follow up assessment of user skills
    • Apply/recommends changes to training documentation where unclear or insufficient information creates bottlenecks or is not aligned
    • Engages with end-users and determines skills requirements
    • Regular on-site follow up visits to test user knowledge and ensure users are applying the correct system processes


    • Project implementation assistance and follow up
    • Participates actively in change management plan
    • Conducts regular on site process audits in terms of effective system utilisation


    • Develop and apply technical expertise
    • Analyse and solve problems
    • Deliver customer service
    • Initiate and achieve results
    • Remain composed and resilient
    • Communicate clearly

    Experience Required    

    • Minimum of 5 years' SAP support/consulting experience
    • Minimum of 5 years' customer support experience in the IT industry
    • Minimum Qualifications Required    
    • Matric/Grade 12
    • Business / IT Degree or Diploma advantageous
    • SAP Certification advantageous

    Knowledge Required    

    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
    • Microsoft Project an advantage
    • Additional SAP skills in cross-functional areas and enabling technologies advantageous

    Additional Requirements:

    • Valid Driver’s Licence
    • Own transportation to travel between our business units in Cape Town
    • Able to be on standby every three weeks’

    Closing Date:2020/02/21
    Reference Number:AVI200116-1

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    Retails Operations Risk and Security Manager

    Closing Date:2020/02/29

    Reference Number:AVI200131-2

    Duties and Responsibilities    

    • Liaise with both external and internal role players to ensure risks are constantly identified
    • Constantly identify latest trends in security counter measures and effective security controls and standards.
    • Perform regular store inspections on existing store base pertaining to Security and Insurance risk
    • New Store plans to be scrutinised and all security matters evaluated prior to final sign off by brand
    • Monitor installation of electronic security equipment and ensure all electronic security equipment is installed to industry standards
    • Pro-actively manage compliance with store security standards and procedures (alarms, CCTV, physical security e.g. roller shutters)
    • Manage the relationship with the external security service providers and monitor service levels of security service providers including but not limited to physical guarding, remote CCTV monitoring, armed response, service and maintenance of electronic security equipment
    • Plan external audits and assessments with relevant supplier
    • Ensure a process is in place that will monitor the uptime on all electronic security equipment especially alarm systems and CCTV
    • Have an effective process where non-performing electronic security systems can be reported and be repaired in shortest time possible
    • Work closely with AVI Group Asset Protection Manager


    • First coordinator at store level for incidents e.g. theft, robbery
    • Conduct major investigations within 7 working days, ensure investigations reports are finalized within 48hrs of completion of an investigation
    • Regular feedback to be given to Operations and HR during investigation process
    • AVI Group Risk and Group Asset Protection to be notified on high risk matters and investigations within 24hrs.


    • Document process flow and suggest improvements to mitigate risk
    • Investigate high cash and stock losses and report back to business on findings
    • Complete asset verifications as per plan
    • Attend to any cash handling queries - within 24hrs


    • Perform OHASA audits as per a plan
    • Perform OHASA checks and sign off new stores within 72hrs of the store opening
    • Follow up on injuries and WCA claims


    • Investigate ad hoc issues as they arise at head office and warehouse
    • Prepare status reports and commentary for Risk and Group Asset Protection and Internal Review Meetings


    • Uphold standards and ethics
    • Govern and follow rules
    • Analyse and solve problems
    • Communicate clearly
    • Deliver customer service
    • Build and use key relationships
    • Impact and influence others
    • Develop and apply technical expertise
    • Remain composed and resilient
    • Be flexible and open to change

    Experience Required    

    • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a retail operations environment
    • At least 5 years’ experience in risk management
    • Experience working in cross-functional teams, especially in an environment which includes extensive co-operation with human resources, industrial relations and retail operations departments

    Minimum Qualifications Required    

    • Matric/Grade 12
    • Completed Diploma/Degree in a relevant field of study would be highly advantageous

    Knowledge Required    

    • Extensive stock management experience
    • Knowledge of OHASA Act
    • Staying abreast of risk and security market trends, relevant retail operations risk management and changes within legislation
    • Conflict/relationship management skills


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    Senior Technologist (Process Specialist)

    Closing Date: 2020/03/02

    Reference Number: AVI200207-5

    Duties and Responsibilities    

    • Develop and validate analytical and operating procedures
    • Carry out routine material/product analysis
    • Plan and run technical project trials
    • Analysis and reporting on factory trials
    • Setup sensory and shelf life tests and report results
    • Produce concept samples where required
    • Produce process instructions
    • Prepare mass balance and process specification sheets
    • Prepare Boms and recipe costing files in SAP
    • Develop new SOP’s and update existing NPD process SOP’s
    • Review raw materials, process and product specifications
    • Actively support manufacturing in troubleshooting
    • Participate and lead in factory optimization projects
    • Participate in validation and verification of processes and operating procedures
    • Provide technical training where required
    • Recommend, implement and drive process improvements
    • Participate in customer complaints and investigations on product issues
    • Initiate material, process and product change requests workflows
    • Create workflows for product and material specifications
    • Participate in SHE initiatives
    • Participate in Opex and Capex preparation


    • Analyse and solve problems
    • Plan or strategise ahead
    • Optimise business performance
    • Work well with others
    • Remain composed and resilient
    • Initiate and achieve results

    Experience Required    

    • A minimum of 3 years relevant experience in a food processing facility
    • Ideally 3+ years’ experience in a coffee and creamer processing plant
    • Strong project management skills
    • Minimum Qualifications Required    
    • A completed Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, Process/Industrial Engineering or Food Science Engineering

    Knowledge Required    

    • Process Engineering: P&IDs, processing and process control
    • Evaporation, heat transfer, aroma distillation and spray drying
    • Sound knowledge of mass and energy balance
    • Data analysis and statistics
    • Coffee and creamer technology
    • BOM and standard output reviews
    • Scada integrity verifications
    • Water reticulation studies

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    Wrapping Machine Fitter (Packing Fitter)

    Closing Date:2020/02/28

    Reference Number:AVI200207-1

    Duties and Responsibilities    

    • Carry out breakdown repair work on mechanical equipment.
    • Carry out planned and preventative maintenance schedules as assigned.
    • Plan shutdown work on plant and equipment.
    • Complete root cause and failure analysis on prolonged and repeated breakdowns.
    • Provide expert advice and problem solving techniques to fellow workers.
    • Record all maintenance data (Downtime, spares, and improvement recommendations) on Shopware/CMMS.
    • Ensure all mechanical installations comply with the requirements of the OHSACT.
    • Turning on machine parts will be an advantage.


    • Planning and Organising.
    • Delivering Results.
    • Meeting Customer Expectations.
    • Relating and Networking.
    • Working with People.

    Experience Required    

    • At least 4 years experience in a similar role as a Fitter working in a FMCG or manufacturing facility.
    • Working knowledge and proven experience with Pneumatic and Hydraulic systems.
    • Proven experience with high speed flow wrapping and Cartoning Machines.
    • FMCG Plant Maintenance experience is an added advantage.
    • Minimum Qualifications Required    
    • Trade tested at an Accredited Training Facility.
    • N3 Fitter- Mechanical Trade Theory in Mechanical Engineering.

    Knowledge Required    

    • Must be computer literate.
    • Excellent Fault Finding Abilities.
    • Good knowledge on Shopware CMMS system or similar.

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    Project Engineer (FMCG - Food Production)

    Closing Date: 2020/02/28

    Reference Number: AVI191106-3

    Duties and Responsibilities    

    • Manage projects from feasibility studies to implementation
    • Analysis of project benefits, challenges and motivate feasibility
    • Raising the capital vote and getting approval for projects
    • Design P&ID diagrams and layouts to identify potential operational issues and ensure functionality
    • Plan the project deadlines and ensure the objectives are met
    • Project progress reporting
    • Select and manage contractors aligned with company policy to ensure desired project outcome
    • Liaising with suppliers concerning the design, manufacture and installation of equipment
    • Cost control of approved projects
    • Plant Change control management needs to ensure people and food safety
    • Risk assessment to ensure safe working environment
    • Ensure compliance with plant installation regulations and legislation
    • Take part in the factory acceptance testing of new equipment as requested


    • Following Instructions and Procedures
    • Writing and Reporting
    • Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations
    • Planning and Organising
    • Adapting and Responding to Change
    • Coping With Pressures and Setbacks
    • Relating and Networking

    Experience Required    

    • At least 5 years' Project Engineering experience gained within a FMCG or Manufacturing environment
    • Food production industry experience
    • Autocad experience required

    Minimum Qualifications Required    

    • A completed BTech / BEng / BSc in Mechanical Engineering
    • A Project Management diploma or equivalent

    Knowledge Required    

    • Advanced AutoCAD experience
    • Project management
    • Cost control
    • Technical writing and presentation skills
    • In depth knowledge of FMCG plant equipment i.e. Processing and Packing equipment
    • Solid understanding of core concepts including mechanics, thermodynamics, materials science, food processing and P&ID
    • In depth knowledge of OSH-act and Food Safety systems(GMP’S and HACCP)

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    Engineering Manager

    Closing Date: 2020/03/08
    Reference Number: AVI191018-1

    Duties and Responsibilities    

    • Site OHS Act compliance and GMR(2)1 site appointment
    • Site risk management – risk audit requirements, ISO45000 co-ordination
    • Fire systems compliance to ASIB regulations

    Maintenance Budget

    • Compile annual maintenance budget
    • Compile five year site strategic maintenance budget, including facilities and utilities upgrades for capex
    • Monthly maintenance cost control and reporting
    • Cost reduction initiatives
    • Spares management and control

    Plant and Services Availability

    • Equipment availability management
    • Equipment MTBF and MTTR improvement
    • Scheduled PM schedules
    • OEM support on critical equipment

    Maintenance Department Performance

    • KPI’s tracking and reporting
    • Employee management and control

    Maintenance Systems Improvement and Strategy

    • Maintenance strategy and tactical approach
    • Five year maintenance strategy
    • Team structure to match strategy

    Utilities Management

    • Water and energy management
    • Compressed air, steam, water, effluent, electricity
    • Building and facilities
    • Projects


    • Deciding and Initiating Action
    • Leading and Supervising
    • Adapting and Responding to Change
    • Coping with Pressure and Setbacks
    • Formulating Strategies and Concepts
    • Persuading and Influencing
    • Presenting and Communicating Information

    Experience Required    

    • Minimum 5 years in engineering and maintenance management within FMCG industry
    • Proven experience functioning in multi-discipline teams essential

    Minimum Qualifications Required    

    • Completed Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering

    Knowledge Required    

    • OHS Act knowledge
    • Maintenance systems and measures
    • Utilities (compressed air, electricity, steam, water, effluent, fire systems)
    • Equipment technical support (mechanical, electrical, process)

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    Operations Executive

    Closing Date:2020/02/16
    Reference Number:AVI200127-3

    Duties and Responsibilities    

    • Leadership and management of the entire site facility with the support of the various HODs
    • Demonstrate astute business awareness focusing on commercial performance
    • Policy and strategy alignment
    • Site cost, quality and service delivery

    People practices which include:

    • People development and communication
    • Industrial Relations
    • Performance enhancement

    Delivery of Innovation
    Systems Management which include:

    • Demand Planning Systems
    • Quality Management Systems (QMS)
    • Safety, Health and the Environment (SHE)
    • Risk Management
    • Resource and Information Management


    • Optimise business performance
    • Plan and strategise ahead
    • Impact and influence others
    • Manage people and teams
    • Strong Leadership skills, including the ability to lead a multi-functional teams
    • Remain composed and resilient
    • Embrace and tolerate divrsity
    • Show courage and confidence
    • Initiate and achieve results

    Experience Required    

    • At least 10 years experience in a manufacturing environment at a senior management level is essential
    • Proven experience in managing a production/manufacturing facility
    • Experience in a food manufacturing or packaging environment would be an advantage
    • Exposure and experience in working with a unionised workforce
    • Knowledge of relevant legislation and application in Risk Management
    • Ability to demonstrate a detailed understanding of Production, Engineering and Inbound Logistics with a broad understanding of Finance, HR, Research and Development, and Marketing

    Minimum Qualifications Required    

    • Completed Engineering qualification or Food Sciences degree essential
    • Post-graduate qualification ideal

    Knowledge Required    

    • Ability to Innovate
    • Ability to work within a complex structure, influence others and communicate at all levels
    • Disciplined Leadership
    • Innovation and opportunity identification for Continuous Improvement is essential
    • Commercial ability to develop business cases
    • Ability to communicate and influence at senior levels of the organisation
    • Demonstrated EQ ability
    • Develop a performance driven culture
    • Commercial mindset
    • Analytical and Financial skills are essential
    • Strong delivery of objectives through effective use of Project Management principles

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    Senior Master Data Adminstrator

    Closing Date: 2020/02/17
    Reference Number: AVI191105-3

    Duties and Responsibilities    
    Master Data Management

    • Accurate and ongoing creation and maintenance of Material Master(Finished Goods, Raw, Wrap, Traded and Engineering), Vendor Master, Customer Master data and Cost centres in SAP following the prescribed convention and internal procedures
    • Escalate issues and solutions as necessary and appropriate
    • Ensures confidentiality and protection of sensitive reports or information
    • Monthly data integrity checks to ensure 100% data integrity and uniformity and to verify the accuracy, completeness and consistency of master data including supporting documentation before it is loaded in SAP
    • To provide monthly diagnostic reporting on Material Master, Vendor Master and Customer Master
    • Ensure Master data counts are done by day 2 of month-end and submitted to the master data team leader
    • Advise and train users on the policies and procedures of Master data to ensure and facilitate compliance
    • Timeous maintenance of Business Units list prices for materials to ensure accuracy for true sales performance to be measured
    • Credit vetting of all new customer accounts and customer limit increases via Experian
    • Bank code requests for all new vendor submissions are monitored and in line with SLA with Experian
    • Accurate maintenance and correct issuing of business units finished goods barcodes for materials
    • Accurate maintenance and management of master data workflow system to enhance the speed of new requests and requests for changes for materials, vendors, customers and cost centres
    • Achieve agreed customer service levels (SLA) consistently
    • Provides requested documents to auditors
    • Assist with any ad hoc tasks, initiatives or projects related to the management and improvement of master data

    Project Management

    • Play a key role in collecting, coordinating, and cleaning all master data for any new acquisitions and onboarding of new customers
    • Preparing the master data upload files for integration onto SAP for the project team, ensuring consistency and accuracy, within the given timeframes and deadlines and following operational expectations


    • Deciding and initiating action
    • Analysing
    • Planning and organising
    • Coping with pressures and setbacks
    • Achieving personal work goals and objectives

    Experience Required    

    • At least 1-year experience Master Data

    Minimum Qualifications Required    

    • Grade 12 (Matric)
    • Diploma or Degree advantageous

    Knowledge Required    

    • A good understanding of the SAP material, vendor and customer master fields, functionality and data requirements
    • SAP knowledge
    • Intermediate MS Excel
    • Project management

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    IT Security Operations Team Lead

    Closing Date:2020/02/23
    Reference Number:AVI200123-1

    Duties and Responsibilities    

    • An exciting opportunity exists for an IT SECURITY OPERATIONS TEAM LEAD at AVI LIMITED AVI LIMITED IT Shared Services in Bryanston, Johannesburg or Waterfront, Cape Town. The purpose of the role is The IT Security Operations Team Lead is responsible for the daily support, coordination and leadership of the IT Security Operations Team as it pertains to delivery of daily service delivery related tasks, resolution of incidents and project activities.

    Management of performance of staff and setting direction and priorities of staff activities

    • Planning, Reviewing and Management of staff performance (IPA’s)
    • Prioritise, schedule and manage staff activities related to projects and daily operations
    • Management of day-to-day IT security operations

    Management and oversight of the installation, configuration, maintenance, and optimization of all group IT security for infrastructure components

    • Own and drive the resolution of IT security-related Incidents and problems
    • Identify and manage the implementation of remediation and/or mitigation actions
    • Manage the implementation of changes where required
    • Conduct lessons learned (Root cause) exercise and document results

    Closely monitor the security threat landscape and how this impacts the Group’s Infrastructure. Co-ordinate IT security-related activities

    • Identify tools needed for management and monitoring
    • Motivate tool purchase where required
    • Manage and drive implementation
    • Train relevant ITSS personnel on use of tools (e.g. Nessus)
    • Ensure that tools are optimised to provide ongoing visibility/reporting of Networks and Voice systems
    • Monitor environment for potential problems and capacity issues
    • Co-ordinate activities for the resolution and/or mitigation of security incidents. This includes incidents identified by the SIEM tool.
    • Perform penetration testing and assisting the IT Audit, Risk and Compliance team with the setup of vulnerability and configuration scans, in line with AVI’s Security baselines (e.g. Nessus)

    Manage the scheduling and prioritisation of all project-related

    • Draft 12 – 18-month plan for project and/or activities
    • Manage activities related to projects and tasks e.g. procurement, etc.

    Analyse the performance, capacity and trends

    • Analyse performance of IT and Industrial security infrastructure
    • Remediate and/or mitigate any performance and/or capacity issues

    Provide continued guidance and training for ITSS personnel

    • Cross-skilling and training of immediate team members as well as other ITSS team members on aspects of security.
    • Facilitate the handover of identified support and maintenance tasks
    • Competencies    
    • Develop and apply technical expertise
    • Be flexible and open to change
    • Build and use key relationships
    • Analyse and solve problems
    • Initiate and achieve results
    • Communicate clearly
    • Deliver customer service

    Experience Required    

    • 5 years Management of a technical team
    • 5 years of IT Security Strategy and Architecture
    • 5 years network and security administration
    • 3 years network and web security protocols, hardware and software
    • 3 years Management and Administration of IT Security technologies
    • 5 years in the administration of proxies, security appliances (including UTM) and System Security vulnerability identification and remediation
    • 3 years active experience in detailed investigation of security incidents
    • 3 years’ experience with Forensic and monitoring tools e.g. Wireshark, Nessus
    • 3 years’ experience with Security and other legislation (POPI, etc.)
    • 3 years Payment Card Industry (PCI) technical implementations
    • 2 years’ experience with public key infrastructure (PKI) and cryptographic protocols e.g. SSL / TLS

    Minimum Qualifications Required    

    • Matric/Grade 12
    • Tertiary Degree or Diploma in Information Technology and/or Electrical Engineering

    Knowledge Required    

    • Enterprise Server Operating systems
    • Enterprise Virtualisation systems
    • Enterprise Client Operating systems
    • NMDP (New Managers’ Development Programme)
    • Valid CCNP – Data Centre, Routing and Switching, etc.
    • Valid CCNA – Security or similar
    • IT Security certifications, professional affiliations (e.g. CISSP, CompTIA Security+)
    • Valid MCSA2016
    • Valid FortiNet NSE4
    • Management and resolution of IT Security threats and breaches
    • Identify, own and manage the group’s IT and Industrial Security Infrastructure and related tools
    • Operation of security tools for administration and monitoring to identify vulnerabilities and provide solutions to remove vulnerabilities and remove risks
    • Provide expert security input into group IT projects to ensure that security controls are built into the projects
    • Draft IT Security policies, procedures, standards and guidelines
    • Provide ongoing guidance, cross-skilling and training for ITSS personnel

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