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  • Materials Planning Assistant
    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:

     

    • Support for coordinating the planning of raw material needs in order to ensure the availability of raw materials for production;

    • Seek to develop preventive or corrective actions by alerting the needs management programme;

    • Actively participate in identifying and proposing solutions to mitigate raw material failures;


     

    Technical skills:  

     

    - Computer skills from the user's perspective, in particular Microsoft Excel and Word;

    - Knowledge of English (level B: independent user) and French (preferential factor);

    - Expertise in MRP Systems;

    - Minimum compulsory education;

    - Minimum professional experience of 2 years.

     

    Personal skills:  

     

    - Resilient, Dynamic and Agile in problem solving;

    - Team spirit, Proactive and Multi-purpose;

    - Responsible and Organized;

     

    Advantages of working with us: 

     

    - Dynamic and multicultural teams;

    - Continuous training and learning;

    - Potential for personal and professional development.
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  • HR Development Specialist Junior
    FRULACT is a business group that positions itself as an innovative company in providing value-added ingredients for the food and beverage industries that is dedicated to fruit preparations, herbal ingredients and other specialty ingredients.
    Currently comprises several lines of business (BU) and has 9 factories in 5 countries (America, Europe, Africa). The company’s strategy is to strongly accelerate organic and inorganic growth. Given the expected growth and evolution of the company, it is necessary to recruit a Human Resources Development Specialist for the headquarters located in Maia.

     

    Main functions:

    Administrative support for all Human Resources development processes such as:

    • Performance Assessment Model and Annual Training Plan;

    • Support for the new employee integration process - Onboarding;

    • Support the design and design of the various Human Resources Development projects and initiatives across the Frulact Group and contribute to their implementation.


     

    Technical Skills:

    • Higher education training in Human Resources, Management or similar

    • Minimum 1 year experience;

    • Fluency in English. French and German will be a plus

    • Computer knowledge from MS Office user perspective, SAP will be a plus


     

    Personal Skills:

    • Capacity for work organization and time management;

    • Guidance for results

    • Team spirit and ease in interpersonal relationships

    • Ability to anticipate and solve problems.


     

    Advantages of working with us:

    • International Environment;

    • Further training;

    Apply
  • 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.

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

     

    Responsibilities of the Role:

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

    • Based on purchasing needs, support the suplier´s pannel definition

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

    • 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



    Education:

    • University Degree : ideally Agronomy

    • Complementary training in food industry would be desirable.


     

    Qualifications

    • SAP  or other similars software’s as a plus

    • Minimum experience of 5 years in similar roles

    • 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.


     

    Reporting: Group Procurement & SCM Manager

     

    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
  • SENIOR BUYER
    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:

    • Category Manager for the Indirect + Capex

    • Build the strategy for Capex and Indirect categories;

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

    • Develop a good knowledge of the market, launch RFI and RFQ, negotiate and sign long term agreements, follow supplier's performance.

    • Build budget and monitor prices, index prices to indicators (when available),

    • Monitor purchasing´s KPIs


     

    Education:

    • University Degree, preferably Engineering

    • Complementary training in food industry would be desirable.


     

    Qualifications

    • SAP or other similars software’s as a plus

    • Minimum experience of 7 years in similar roles, experience in Capex/ technical purchases and in Indirect purchases

    • Fluent Portuguese and English, French as a plus


     

    Reporting: Group Procurement & SCM Manager

     

    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
  • Procurement Assistant
    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:

    • Support the purchasing department and buyers within administrative and operational tasks (mainly Fruit buyers);

    • Create in SAP contracts frame and follow up with suppliers;

    • Create new suppliers in SAP and load addresses;

    • Fill enquires ( ex: Sedex), Credit application (open Frulact as new clients with Suppliers), Create new RM codes;

    • Update costs/prices in SAP

    • Supplier account analysis (payment status to suppliers/account balance), unblock invoices (for amount or quantity), ask for credit notes.

    • Contract maintenance SAP (unblock MOQ, lead times).

    • Follow up of RM validation.

    • Coordinate teams meetings.

    • Support Non fruits buyers (hydrocoloids, flavours, colors,starchs) for identification of new products for testing


     

    Education:

    • University Degree

    • Complementary training in food industry would be desirable.


     

    Qualifications

    • SAP or other similars software’s as a plus

    • Minimum experience of 1 years in similar roles

    • Fluent Portuguese, English and French.


     

    Reporting: Group Procurement & SCM Manager

     

    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
  • 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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  • HR ADMINISTRATIVE - German Speaker
    Main functions:

     

    • Administrative support for all Human Resources processes;


     

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


     

    • Organisation 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


     

     

    Technical skills

     

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


     

    • Fluency in German, English and French as a preferential factor (please do not reply to the ad if you are not fluent in German)


    • Excel and word domain


     

     

    Personal skills

     

    • High sense of organization, meeting goals and deadlines,

    • Ease in interpersonal relationships

    • Team spirit

    • Anticipation and problem solving


     

    Advantages of working with us

    • International environment

    • Continuous training

    Apply
  • Business Development Administrative
    FRULACT is as a long-established European manufacturing company that belongs to the value-added ingredients for food & beverage industry. It currently comprises several lines of business (BU) and has 9 manufacturing facilities in 5 countries (Americas, Europe, Africa).  Company strategy is to strongly accelerate Growth organically and inorganically. Given the expected growth and evolution of the company, we need to recruit Business Development Administrative to the Headquarters located in Maia.

     

    Main functions:

    - Administratively support the Commercial Control area;

    - Supporting and administratively monitoring the trade structure in the preparation of the annual budget, its revisions and operational activities;

    - Support the execution of client portfolio management maps;

    - Support the preparation of Price Structures to support negotiations with customers and developing products;

    - Customer Database Management & Maintenance, Materials & Pricing;

    - Preparation of the closing month information (Inquiries; INE; …)

     

    Technical Skills:

    - Training in Business Management or similar area;

    - Experience of 1 to 2 years in similar functions will be valued;

    - Fluency in English, French and German will be a plus;

    - Computer knowledge from the perspective of MS Office and SAP users;

     

    Personal Skills:

    - Work organisation and time management ability;

    - Ability to anticipate and solve problems.

     

    Advantages of working with us:

    - International environment;

    - Continuous training;
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  • QlikView Project Manager
    Responsabilities of the role

    • Reporting in Qlikview, QlikSense and Nprinting

    • Maintenance of Qlik Server

    • Maintenance of entire application portfolio


     

    Education

    • Degree in Computer Engineering  or Applied Mathematics


     

    Qualifications

    • Advanced knowledge in Qlikview, Qliksense, Nprinting

    • Experience in modulation and design of Dashboards

    • Experience in SQL language and relational databases

    • Good knowledge of English

    • Good interpersonal skills and team work

    • Strong sense of responsibility, organization and method

    • Proactivity, team spirit and conflict management


     

    What we offer

    • Opportunity to join a leader Business Group

    • Good prospects for professional development

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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.

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

     

    Responsibilities of the role:

    • 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.


     

    Education:

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

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

     

    Qualifications:

    • 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.

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  • 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
  • Administrative | Finance
     

    Main Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for the administrative support to the entire financial area, ensuring that the policies, procedures and activities instituted are executed in a timely, 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.


     

    Technical skills:

    • Degree in Economics or Finance areas will be valued;

    • Previous experience in similar positions (preferable);

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

    • Good knowledge of MS Office tools;

    • Knowledge of English and French will be valued.


     

    Personal Skills:

    • Teamwork;

    • Great communication skills;

    • Detail orientation and strong ability to plan and organize;

    • Availability.

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Oatvita
  • Maintenance Local Manager
    FRULACT is as a long-established European manufacturing company that belongs to the value-added ingredients for food & beverage industry. It currently comprises several lines of business (BU) and has 9 manufacturing facilities in 5 countries (Americas, Europe, Africa).  Company strategy is to strongly accelerate Growth organically and inorganically. Given the expected growth and evolution of the company, we need to recruit Maintenance Local Manager to the Headquarters located in Maia.

     

     

     

    Main Activities:

     

    - Responsible for coordinating the maintenance team to ensure optimal preventive and curative maintenance;

    - Ensure that the industrial unit does not have industrial stoppages due to equipment and infrastructure breakdowns;

    - Manage maintenance priorities with the production manager;

    - Monitor the implementation of new investment projects

    - Active member of the HACCP team, being responsible for implementing the proposed adjustments that contribute to food quality and safety

    - Identify, assess and monitor the maintenance costs of all equipment and facilities;

    - Guidance for effective reduction of total maintenance cost

    - Validation and monitoring of the maintenance parts stock process.

     

     

    Technical Skills:

     

    - Technical training or Higher Education as a preferential factor;

    - Young graduate at the beginning of his career with at least 2 years experience in managing an industrial maintenance team.

    - Good knowledge of MS Office Tools;

    • - Knowledge in SAP


    - Skills in electronics, pneumatic, mechanical and electricity;

    - Knowledge of operation, hygiene and maintenance principles of equipment;

    - English and French skills are privileged.

     

    Personal Competences:

     

    - Ability to antecipate and problem solving;

    - Dynamic and proactive

    - Team management and leadership skills;

    - High level of responsibility and organization

     

    Advantages of working with us:

     

    - Dynamic and multicultural teams;

    - Continuous learning and training;

    - Potential for personal and professional development.

     
    Apply
Frulact South Africa
  • Research and Development Project Manager
    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.

     

    Qualification:

    Food Technology, Consumer Science or Food Science

     

    Experience:

    Minimum 4-5 year's experience in similar roles/function.  Experience in the food industry is an advantage.

    Language: English / Afrikaans will be advantageous.

     

    Responsibilities related to Product Development:

    • Conducting technical follow ups with Clients

    • Briefing reception and analysis

    • Sample requests for raw materials, if applicable

    • Technical support and clarification of technical issues, if necessary

    • Information exchange and agreement on the samples expected date of delivery (if applicable)

    • Formulation definition, based on Raw Materials´ availability and regulatory compliance, (further to information available on raw materials and samples, available in specific R&D software)

    • Sharing information with clients regarding sample expedition date and provisional Technical Data Sheets.

    • Sample follow up, further to client feedback and formula readjustment, if required

    • Sample quotation request to the Commercial Department

    • Formula cost optimization, either following specific client requests or aiming at internal gains

    • Raw material sample TDS request and further verification on compliance with existing regulation and internal standards (GMOs, allergens, Kosher status, etc.)

    • Participation in activities organized by the Innovation & Technology dept.


     

     

    Responsibilities related to Industrial Trials

    • Industrial trial (IT) purchase order reception and transfer to Customer Service department, when applicable.

    • Creation of FP formula and procedure, definition of all parameters (physico-chemical: final specifications, process specifications, microbiological, organoleptic) in specific D&A programs (such as FormLab, RegLabPA)

    • Code request for new raw materials

    • Execution of laboratory target sample for the Industrial Department (CQ release)

    • Coordination of industrial test with the various services involved

    • IT production follow up and first regular production batches, if necessary

    • Completion and / or correction and delivery of TDS and other Food Safety compliance documentation (such as allergens and GMOs), if applicable


     

    Responsibilities related to Technical support

    • Presence at client´s visits and audits at Frulact´s facilities

    • Client´s periodic visits, status review on ongoing projects / production issues / optimizations / new projects, etc. Generation and communication of reports (internally and externally when applicable).

    • Reports requested by the client: flavoring cost review, compilation of QC parameters, industrial productions, etc.

    • Meeting with suppliers - new products (proactive presentations), technical updates, etc.


     

    Responsibilities linked to Team Management

    • Task assignment and progress supervision leading to team´s career plans

    • Definition of good working practices and improvement proposals

    • Time Management

    • Follow up / justification of performance deviations


     

     

    In the context of Quality:

    • Participation in internal Audits

    • Analysis / Treatment / Monitoring of Customer Complaints

    • Monitoring / Participation in client´s Quality audits

    • Part of the Food Safety Team


     

    Know the environmental impacts and the environmental responsibilities associated with the tasks that it performs, in order to contribute to the good environmental performance of the Organization.

     

    NOTE:

    Should you not receive a response from us by the end of September, 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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