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Careers

Babylonstoren is a celebrated garden that is open to the public as well as an exclusive farm hotel. For our guests, the Farm Hotel is a retreat and balm for the soul, while the gardens offer a rejuvenating experience in nature. Similarly, our Garden Spa provides relaxing, professional treatments across a range of disciplines. But Babylonstoren is also a working citrus and wine farm that produces fruit for export and elegant wines under the Babylonstoren label. In order to pull all these various parts together as one, we rely heavily on a stellar team of receptionists, housekeepers, chefs, gardeners, therapists, horticulturists, managers and winemakers to make it all happen. Babylonstoren has many exciting employment opportunities, and so if you are passionate about your career and enthusiastic about the possibility of working for us, please complete the form below, or send your CV to anneline@babylonstoren.com.

Positions available

E-commerce - Business development and marketing lead

Babylonstoren is looking for a strong strategic thinker with a creative mindset to join our e-commerce team. Your main responsibility will be to increase online revenue through driving the digital marketing strategy and implementation. You will need to gather, co-ordinate and manage all necessary product information and creatives for use across different e-commerce platforms and marketing channels.

The non-negotiables:

  • Excellent communication skills in both Afrikaans and English - excellent written grammar and spelling
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or a related field preferred
  • At least 3 years’ experience in e-commerce, marketing or other relevant functions
  • Top Achiever
  • Digital Marketing experience is a MUST – implementation and management – with a strong focus on email marketing, social media marketing and conversion optimisation
  • An understanding of SEO
  • Highly driven and motivated to drive meaningful sales revenue for the business through innovative initiatives
  • An inquisitive mind with a passion for data - be highly analytical, using data to inform decisions
  • An understanding of e-commerce and the key levers that drive sales in an e-commerce environment
  • Tech Savvy - have a passion for technology and how to use technological solutions to improve performance
  • A strong strategic thinker with creative mindset - be able to craft numerous campaigns across many products and countries
  • Solutions-oriented - have a can-do attitude and high energy
  • Highly organized and efficient

The daily work:

  • Work with E-commerce manager and Product Development manager to establish and drive the site’s merchandising strategy which includes planning, product imagery, promotions, cross selling/up-selling, and product copy.
  • On-going product management, marketing, and analysis to support e-commerce goals and objectives.
  • Audit e-commerce platforms continuously and correct as needed to ensure proper product information, content, images, pricing, etc.
  • Drive the development and execution of digital marketing strategies across digital media channels including email, social, SEO and retargeting.
  • Explore opportunities to increase targeted traffic to support growth goals.
  • Ability to interpret web analytics, tracking and reporting
  • Analyse customer demographic and purchasing behaviour to maximise sales.
  • Plan for user testing and A/B analysis as needed for an optimal experience.
  • Initiate and manage customer landing pages / microsites / promotional collections to drive optimal business performance
  • Monitor competitive websites, industry trends and new technology and digital services ensuring that the brand is staying on the forefront of industry standards.

The nice-to-haves:

  • Experience in Google Analytics
  • Experience with CRM tools – Hubspot a bonus
  • Photography skills
  • Digital Design skills

Our environment is fast-paced, innovative and performance-driven, so fits someone who is personally well-organised and self-driven, has a keen eye for detail, looks to find solutions and has the self-confidence to make decisions and/or escalate when necessary. 

We're a small collaborative team, sometimes our priorities change so you've got to be comfortable with ambiguity, be able to wear lots of hats and adapt easily as we continue to grow.

Please send your CV to anneline@babylonstoren.com

Spa Therapist

This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate people person to join our Spa team at Babylonstoren in the Cape Winelands. 

We are looking for someone with a passion for the beauty industry.

Qualifications and experience:

  • A degree in somatology
  • 3 years’ experience as a spa therapist
  • Neat appearance and professional demeanour

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Treatments
  • Stocktaking
  • Assistance to visiting guests 
  • Reception duties from time to time

 

Please send your CV to anneline@babylonstoren.com

 

Cheese Room Assistant

This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate people person to join our Cheese-Making team at Babylonstoren in the Cape Winelands. 

We are looking for someone with a customer-focused attitude and a passion for detail and quality.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Successfully completed Grade 12
  • Customer service experience
  • Knowledge of and exposure to cheese-making will be an advantage.
  • Neat appearance and professional demeanour

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Cheese-making
  • Stocktaking
  • Assistance with packaging and labelling
  • Assistance with marketing
  • Assistance to guests visiting the area

 

Please send your CV to anneline@babylonstoren.com

Olive Plant Assistant

Babylonstoren has an exciting opportunity for an Olive Plant Assistant in the olive industry. We are looking for someone with a passion for the whole process, from picking to end product!

Minimum requirements:

  • A good knowledge of olive production, product development and product marketing 
  • A qualification in olive production will be a recommendation
  • Experience in the olive industry will be a recommendation 
  • Must be able to work under pressure
  • Valid driver’s licence 
  • Must be able to work over weekends and on public holidays upon request 

 

Key functions:

  • Management of the canning and oil production processes 
  • Olive marketing
  • Olive production development 
  • Care of machinery and supervision of its operation

Please send your CV and salary expectations to anneline@babylonstoren.com.

 

Meat Room Assistant

This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate people person to join our Meat Room team at Babylonstoren in the Cape Winelands. 

We are looking for someone with a customer-focused attitude and a passion for detail and quality.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Successfully completed Grade 12
  • Customer service experience
  • Knowledge of and exposure to meat curing will be an advantage.
  • Neat appearance and professional demeanour

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Meat curing
  • Stocktaking
  • Assistance with packaging and labelling
  • Assistance with marketing
  • Assistance to guests visiting the area

 

Please send your CV to anneline@babylonstoren.com

Media and communications internship

We’re on the hunt for the right person to join us as a media and communications intern!

Here’s what you need to know:

The position is a paid internship. You must want a career in lifestyle and tourism media. The right person for the job will be hard-working and dedicated, and someone who is looking to gain insight into and experience of the tourism media industry. You will be assisting with the day-to-day operation of the office, some internal design work, content creation, media visits and media administration,and location management of shoots. You will also have to run errands (which means that you will need your own transport).

 

We are looking for someone who:

is available to start immediately 

is professional in the way he or she communicates and interacts with clients, the press and co-workers whatever the situation and whatever the deadline pressures

has strong digital skills with experience of design programs such as InDesign and Photoshop

is able to work to deadlines and multitask efficiently

has excellent written and verbal communication skills and is fluent in Afrikaans and English

is extremely organised, and has a laptop/computer

 

The shooting and printing deadlines you will have to meet will involve after-hours work and running around on the farm, so remember your hat!

Office hours: 08:00-17:00

Email your resumé with a covering letter to anneline@babylonstoren.com with the title ‘Internship application’ in the subject line.

 

Junior Accountant

Babylonstoren has an exciting opportunity for a Junior Accountant to join the Finance team!

Requirements:

  • Matric with a relevant tertiary qualification in Accounting
  • Proficiency in MS Office (especially Excel) and an accounting package (Pastel and/or SAGE X3)
  • Good administrative skills

 

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Processing of bank statements, credit card transactions and petty cash 
  • Capture and reconciliation of supplier invoices
  • Issue of customer invoices and reconciliation of customer accounts
  • Internal sales reconciliation 
  • Assistance with month-end procedures
  • Assistance with general administrative tasks and office administration
  • Any ad hoc duty that might be required of you from time to time
  • Various quality control functions and accuracy checks on orders and stock

Please send your CV and salary expectations to anneline@babylonstoren.com.

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