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Headquarters & FRUTECH RDI centre
  • Environmental Engineering- Professional Internship (IEFP)
    The training will enable training in the following Tasks and skills:

     

    • Monitor compliance with the requirements of the standard (ISO 14001);

    • Monitor the Environmental Management Program defined annually, ensuring the achievement of the objectives, targets and actions defined;

    • keep the environmental impact assessment of the units up to date;

    • Orient its action towards the effectiveness and continuous improvement of the SGA.

    • Periodically monitor compliance with existing and potentially applicable diplomas.

    • To accompany senior technicians to the competent authorities with applications for permits, renewals, registrations, etc., related to Pressure Equipment, water abstractions, electricity grid, gas grid and others.

    • Monitoring the evolution of quantities of waste generated by the units;

    • GAR s file;

    • Search for better technical-economic-environmental solutions for Frulact waste.

    • Monitor the evolution of energy and water consumption;

    • Follow-up of internal energy audits;

    • Interact with factory teams to raise awareness of good environmental practices and compliance with legal and other requirements.

    • Actively participate in new organization projects that aim to improve environmental performance and sustainability, particularly in the use of natural resources, waste, effluents and CO emissions.


     

     

    Competencies Required for:

     

    • Higher Education in Environmental Engineering

    • Mastery of English and/or French

    • Be eligible for an IEFP traineeship

    • Team spirit, being proactive and versatile

    • Be responsible, organized, diligent and objective

    Apply
  • Professional internship | Jurist
    FRULACT is a business group positioned as a top-ranked innovative company in the supply of added value ingredients for the food & beverage industry, focused on fruit preparations, plant-based and other specialty ingredients.

     

    TASKS TO BE CARRIED OUT:

     

    • Support management in internal and external legal processes across the entire organization.

    • To monitor the correct monitoring and validation of contractual risks, mapping contingencies.

    • Snsure the good order of the Portfolio of contracts between which (Purchasing, Sales, Labor, Financing) for society (and the management of the portfolio is the responsibility of each Directorate);

    • Support in the production of contracts or service contracts where necessary;

    • Ensure general legal support to all corporate bodies, coordinating the fulfillment of legal responsibilities, allowing decision-making to have legal value.


     

     

    PROFILE:

     

    • Higher education in Law

    • Eligible for IEFP stage - eliminatory factor

    • Portuguese and fluent English, other languages will be valued

    • Sense of responsibility and organization

    • Ability to work as a team

    Apply
  • RDI Portfolio Manager
    FRULACT is a business group positioned as a top-ranked innovative company in the supply of added value ingredients for the food & beverage industry, focused on fruit preparations, plant-based and other specialty ingredients.

     

    We are looking for a RDI Portfolio Manager for our RDI department. Your main responsibilities will be:

     

    RESPONSABILITIES:

     

    • Provides information to RDI project selection and project prioritization.

    • Use analytical approach to yield a portfolio of projects that is aligned with the business strategic plan.

    • Built the framework to document the value proposition for each project, define expected business results for each project, expressing results in terms of quality, time, scope and cost.

    • Act transversally with project managers team to consolidate metrics for projects planification and execution.

    • Update project pipeline changes to the scope, selection criteria, schedule and resources of the projects impacting the overall portfolio.

    • Define Phase-Gate review process for strategic projects and provide final recommendations at each stage in the process.

    • Collaborate with other members of Portfolio Operations and Project Management to support portfolio performance tracking and reporting

    • Define a risk matrix for strategic projects and improve processes related to project and portfolio execution.

    • Support the preparation of the Annual RDI Fruit Prep Budget supporting Group Strategic Plan, controlling deviation from budget and propose and support implementation of corrective measures on time.

    • Provides timely, accurate and complete reports on the RDI project portfolio execution.

    • Contribute in the definition and follow up of internal RDI KPI’s, providing timely, accurate and complete reports on the RDI KPI execution.


     

    PROFILE:

     

    • University Degree in Management; Economics, Mathematics or related fields

    • Complementary training in food industry would be desirable

    • SAP or other similars software’s as a plus

    • Minimum experience of 3 years in similar roles

    • Fluent Portuguese, English and French, German as a plus

    • Good management skills, good analytical skills, multi tasking, objective focused.

    Apply
  • Category Manager – Raw Materials
    FRULACT is a business group positioned as a top-ranked innovative company in the supply of added value ingredients for the food & beverage industry, focused on fruit preparations, plant-based and other specialty ingredients.

     

    We are looking for a Category Manager – Raw Materials for our Procurement Department. Your main responsibilities will be:

     

     

    RESPONSABILITIES: 

     

    • Build the strategy for the categories (detailed strategy for main ones),

    • Identify and validate new suppliers (build supplier´s panel),

    • good knowledge of the market,

    • launch RFI and RFQ,

    • negotiate and sign long term agreements,

    • follow supplier's performance,

    • build budget,

    • link prices to indicators (when available),

    • insure that prices are in line with budgeted costs (report prices deviation).


     

     

    PROFILE: 

     

    • University Degree

    • Complementary training in food industry would be desirable

    • SAP or other similars software’s as a plus

    • Minimum experience of 3-10 years in similar roles

    • Fluent Portuguese, English and French

    • Good management skills, good analytical skills, multi tasking, objective focused.

    Apply
  • HR JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST
     

    FRULACT is a business group positioned as a top-ranked innovative company in the supply of added value ingredients for the food & beverage industry, focused on fruit preparations, plant-based and other specialty ingredients.

     

    (m/f)

     

    RESPONSABILITIES:

    • Work in all the process cycle of the employee as: Recruitment and selection, Training, Performance and Talent management.

    • Work close with the areas of your responsibility assuring best practice in HR

    • Guarantee compliance with company policies and procedures

    • Ensure employee engagement


     

    PROFILE:



      • University Degree in Human Resources, Phycology, Sociology or similar

      • Minimum experience of 1 year in similar role

      • Fluent in English (French is a plus)




     
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  • SUPPLY AUDITOR
    FRULACT is a business group positioned as a top-ranked innovative company in the supply of added value ingredients for the food & beverage industry, focused on fruit preparations, plant-based and other specialty ingredients.

     

    We are looking for a Supply Auditor for our Procurement & SCM.

    (m/f)

     

    RESPONSABILITIES:

    • Manage Supplier´s panel, ensure quality of IQF, fresh fruits, puree all year long (dedicated to fruits)

    • Based on purchasing needs, support the supplier’s panel definition

    • Search and validate suppliers, crop risk control/audit planning (Monday/risk Control), select batches to be deliver

    • Guarantee Supplier Relationship Management with suppliers, build the information about the market, contribute to supplier´s continuous improvement, build supplier´s market report, communicate internally about crop´s availability /quality, , evaluate supplier´s delivery and quality (build action plan if needed), support audit/pre-audit of the suppliers


     

    PROFILE:

    • University Degree: ideally Agronomy

    • Minimum experience of 5 years in similar roles

    • Complementary training in food industry would be desirable

    • SAP or other similar software’s as a plus

    • Fluent Portuguese and English, French as a plus.

    • Workplace is located at company HQ in Porto, must be available for travel 30-50% of the time

    Apply
  • GLOBAL MAINTENANCE COORDINATOR
    The Maintenance Coordinator will be leading Frulact maintenance transformation program to ensure growth, efficiency and sustainability of Frulact plants (Portugal, France, Morocco, South Africa, Canada, Germany and Switzerland) . She / He will be in charge for defining a maintenance vision, formalize the roadmap to reach the vision and support the factories during implementation.

    The role reports directly to the Head of Industrial.

     

     

    MAIN MISSIONS

     

    • Define the maintenance strategy, standards and routines for Frulact Plants

    • Implement safety systems (LOTO, Work permits, …) within maintenance teams to move towards ZERO accidents

    • Implement systems and methods to increase equipment reliability, maintainability and availability while keeping a competitive cost

    • Define skills and organization for high performing maintenance teams

    • Optimize and harmonize spare parts management system

    • Define Preventive Maintenance strategy, formalize standards including preparation, execution and evaluation.

    • Work together with the different plants to build a common vision and wording

    • Train, support and audit Frulact factories on the implementation of defined standards

    • Be the master on Root Cause Analysis (Ishikawa, 5 Whys, Kepner-Tregoe, FMEA…) to avoid problems reoccurrence

    • Define Maintenance KPI & KAI to be reported, consolidated and compared between plants

    • Identify and roll-out Maintenance best practices to improve performance and reduce cost

    • Develop alternative suppliers so total cost of ownership is improved

    • Ensure accuracy and structure of maintenance data through the utilization of SAP PM

    • Identify and introduce new digital technologies linked to maintenance (CMMS, 3D printing, Augmented Reality)

    • Create and consolidate a continuous improvement mindset & results on Frulact Plants

    • Create and animate a Frulact Maintenance Network


     

     

    Personal skills

    • High sense of organization, meeting goals and deadlines,

    • Ease in interpersonal relationships

    • Team spirit

    • Anticipation and problem solving

    • Fluency in English. French will be a plus;

    • Availability to travel



     

    Advantages of working with us

    • International environment

    • Continuous training

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  • ADMINISTRATIVE | Professional internship
     

    FRULACT is a business group positioned as a top-ranked innovative company in the supply of added value ingredients for the food & beverage industry, focused on fruit preparations, plant-based and other specialty ingredients.

     

    We are looking for Administrative.

    (m/f)

     

    RESPONSABILITIES:

    • Administrative support for all Human Resources processes

    • Support to the whole area of recruitment and selection (run and publish advertisements, organization of CVs database)

    • Organization and archiving of administrative processes

    • Social security admissions, ACT and all the procedures inherent to hiring employees

    • File and telephone and face-to-face service

    • Replacement of holiday reception


     

    PROFILE:

    Eligible for a internship  (IEFP)

    • Technical or higher training in human resources or similar areas (preferential)


    Fluency in English, German and French as a plus

    • Excel and word domain



    • High sense of organization, meeting goals and deadlines

    • Ease in interpersonal relationships

    • Team spirit

    • Anticipation and problem solving

    • Capacity to work in an international company that is growing and changing

    • Must be able to work with diverse teams both local and international

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  • CONTROLLER
    FRULACT is a business group positioned as a top-ranked innovative company in the supply of added value ingredients for the food & beverage industry, focused on fruit preparations, plant-based and other specialty ingredients.

     

    We are looking for a Controller for our Planning & Management Control Team. Your main responsibilities will be:

    (m/f)

     

    RESPONSABILITIES:

    • Preparation of analysis to support business decision-making

    • Support the Group annual budgets & Forecast preparation and monitorization

    • Monitorization of the corporate KPIs achievement and the respective action plans

    • Support the preparation of management reports

    • Support the development of business plans and facilitate root cause analysis and solutions to potential deviations

    • Support investment profitability analysis

    • Participate in complex analytical models with multiple inputs


     

    PROFILE:

    • University Degree (ideally Economics, Management, Business Administration, Industrial Management or similar)

    • Complementary training or specialization in Finance, Accounting, Tax, IFRS…would be desirable.

    • Strong knowledge in SAP (implementation experience is a plus)

    • Knowledge of Accounting.

    • Knowledge of Data Analysis and Business Intelligence tools (Power BI, QlikView, or similar).

    • Experience in Consulting/analysis is valued.

    • Minimum experience of 5 years in Finance roles - Controlling (Budget, Control & Reporting) in multinational operations, preferably within an industrial or manufacturing

    • Fluent Portuguese and English, French as a plus

    Apply
  • Accountant
    FRULACT is a business group positioned as a top-ranked innovative company in the supply of added value ingredients for the food & beverage industry, focused on fruit preparations, plant-based and other specialty ingredients.

    The Company's customers include major international manufacturers representing most of the world's best-known brands.

     

    Responsibilities of the Role:

     

    • General and Analytical Accounting.

    • Ensure compliance with tax obligations.

    • Coordinate the audit process.

    • Prepare financial reporting.

    • Prepare intra-group billing and account reconciliation.


     

    Education:

     

    • Degree (Accounting, Economics, Business Administration or similar).

    • Certified Accountant

    • Complementary training or specialization would be desirable.


     

    Qualifications

     

    • Experience with advanced accounting (non-recurring operations)

    • Knowledge of consolidation (preferred)

    • Ideally, good knowledge of IFRS standards (preferred)

    • Advanced MS Office (Excel pivot tables...), ERP, SAP, etc

    • Portuguese and English (fluent), French as a plus

    • At least 3 to 4 years´ experience in accounting in a Multinational environment.

    • Experience at Big 4 firms is highly valued.


     

    Capacities

     

    • Capacity to work in an international company that is growing and changing.

    • Must be able to work with diverse teams both local and international.


     

    What We Offer:


    • Opportunity to join a leading Business Group.

    • Good prospects for professional development.

    Apply
  • FINANCE ADMINISTRATIVE
     

    FRULACT is a business group positioned as a top-ranked innovative company in the supply of added value ingredients for the food & beverage industry, focused on fruit preparations, plant-based and other specialty ingredients.

     

    We are looking for a Finance Administrative for our Finance & Risk Team. Your main responsibilities will be:

     

    (m/f)

     

    RESPONSABILITIES:

    • Being the responsible for the administrative support to the entire financial area, ensuring that the policies, procedures, and activities instituted are executed in time, correct and effective manner

    • Operationalization of all financial tasks (payments, bank documentation, bank compliance, among others)

    • Analysis of the supplier’s current accounts

    • Assure administrative support across the Financial Department


     

    PROFILE:

    • Degree in Economics or Finance

    • Previous experience in similar positions (preferable)

    • SAP knowledge in the operational component in terms of structuring tasks and controls will be valued

    • Good knowledge of MS Office tools

    • Knowledge of English and French will be valued.

    • Teamwork

    • Detail orientation and strong ability to plan and organize

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Frulact South Africa
  • Maintenance Technician
    Who is Frulact:

    FRULACT is a business group, established in 1987, positioned as a top-ranked innovative company in the supply of added value ingredients for the food & beverage industry, focused on fruit preparations, plant-based and other specialty ingredients.

    Frulact serves globally a full range of dairy, beverage, and ice cream producers from its production bases in Europe (Portugal and France), North America (Canada), and Africa (Morocco and South Africa).

    Frulact’s headquarter is based in Portugal, and the company is owned by Ardian, a world-leading private investment house.

     

    Location:

    Frulact South Africa is situated in Pretoria, Gauteng.

     

    Experience:

    Min 1 year experience in similar role/function. Having previously worked in a Food Company would be advantageous.

     

    Qualification:

    Millwright

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Development of all preventive maintenance activities defined in the Annual Preventive Maintenance Plan (APMP);

    • Carry out maintenance activities curative requested by other departments , ensuring the proper functioning of equipment and facilities ;

    • Make the correct changes of format cutting, filtering and screening machines for the preparation of fruits ;
      • Carry out periodic lubrication defined in the Annual Preventive Maintenance Plan ;
      • Ensure proper cleaning and sanitation of equipment and facilities after any intervention ;
      • Monitoring of all activities from outside companies for requested services ;
      • Fulfill the Job Cards of each preventive or curative maintenance intervention ;
      • Completion of records changes made to the preparation of fruit machines ;
      • Report to the superiors any anomaly detected in equipment and facilities ;
      • General housekeeping and cleaning maintenance workshop and working tools ;
      • Record daily consumption of water, gas and energy ;
      • Responsible for managing the waste generated in the activities associated with maintenance;

    • Knowledge of Critical Control Points (CCP) and HACCP principals


     

    NOTE:

    Should you not receive a response from us by the end of October, then your application was unsuccessful.  Please only apply for this position if you meet all the basic criteria for the position, should you not, kindly note that your CV will automatically be disregarded.  We thank you for your interest in this position and wish you the best of luck!
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