Careers

Tiger Brands has a track record of developing, acquiring and growing iconic brands through brand building and innovation, thus satisfying a range of consumer, shopper and customer needs.

We have historically focused on the South African market and provided consistently superior returns for our investors. The company is respected for its innovative approach and high-performance culture and prides itself in employing confident individuals who demonstrate energy, passion, commitment, drive and a creative outlook. Tiger Brands attributes its success to award-winning brands that hold market leading positions and the passionate people building those brands.

Tiger Brands, South Africa’s largest food manufacturer, employs over 14 000 people (including seasonal workers) at over 70 sites across the country and operates both locally and in selected international markets.

Tiger Brands is rapidly expanding the footprint of the business and through our strategy of selective acquisition and joint ventures and growing our FMCG brands, is becoming a recognised 'multi-country, local player' in selected emerging markets, with exports across the globe and interests in countries such as Cameroon, Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia and Chile.

Tiger Brands’ employees are passionate, energetic and committed to delivering results in a high performance and fast-paced environment. Employees boast a diverse knowledge and experience of the FMCG category; a wealth of experience across the value chain; best in breed management, internal controls and processes; and a world-class Supply Chain philosophy.

Working with us

Employees reap the benefits of a wide range of opportunities locally and internationally to develop their careers, knowledge and experience. Tiger Brands’ remuneration philosophy is focused on competitive remuneration as well as reward and benefits for employees based on individual performance. This ensures a high performance culture. Policies allowing for flexible working conditions afford employees the opportunity to structure their working day to achieve work/life balance. Outstanding employees are recognised for their superior contribution through the Tiger Brands Stripes Recognition programme.

Learning and Development is integral to delivering on our high performance culture and employees have the opportunity to continuously develop themselves through workplace qualifications and shorter programmes in the various Tiger Brands Academies. Organisational and individual performance is reviewed annually and individual performance is an important input into each Tiger Brands’s growth prospects.

The Tiger Brands people management processes integrate performance management, the personal development process and talent management measuring, profiling and deploying talent to deliver on individual needs and meet organisational objectives. This Integrated People Management process (IPM) also focuses line management on retention of key talent in the business.

Career Opportunities

There are a wide range of careers available at Tiger Brands, across the disciplines of Engineering, Technical, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Logistics, Procurement, Customer Management, Shopper Marketing, Marketing, Research & Development, Finance and IT. Through its significant operations both locally and internationally, Tiger Brands can offer its employees excellent career development opportunities to either advance their career within a specific business or laterally across different functions.

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Young Talent Programmes

Young Talent recruitment plays an integral role in building Tiger Brands’ talent pipeline and as part of our Young Talent programmes, each year we offer bursaries and employ new graduates, interns and in-service trainees in different disciplines across the organisation.

Tiger Brands’ young talent projects focus on addressing the ‘scarce skills’ shortage experienced by the organisation in the supply chain, engineering, technical, customer management and shopper marketing fields.

Through its significant operations both locally and internationally, Tiger Brands can offer its employees excellent career development opportunities to either advance their career within a specific business or laterally across different functions.

In addition to the graduate programme, Tiger Brands is committed to attracting and developing young talent in the organisation through the learnerships we offer to employees and the workplace experience opportunities available to national diploma students.

To further build our young talent pipeline, Tiger Brands also offers bursaries to Mechanical, Electrical and Industrial Engineering students each year. In line with the Tiger Brands Employment Equity strategies, preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates that meet our requirements. Applications from international students are welcomed to fill the talent pipeline for our international operations.

Tiger Brands Ikusasa Lami Programme

The Ikusasa Lami programme is one of Tiger Brands’ young talent programmes where each year, a number of Grade 12 learners who are the top academically minded maths and science learners in selected township schools we partner with are hosted by the company. These previously disadvantaged talent are given the opportunity have some one-on-one job shadowing in their chosen areas of interest and attend life skills training to attempt to better prepare them for success in their matric studies, applying for bursaries, selecting a career and entering tertiary education. This group of young talented learners are our first pool of young talent, some of whom will forge a career with Tiger Brands. They form the selection pool for Bursaries (which is our next pool of young talent). Bursared students will enter the Tiger Brands workplace on completion of their studies as Graduates in the Tiger Brands Graduate programme, another pool of young talent.

Graduate Programme

Graduate recruitment plays an integral role in building the Tiger Brands talent pipeline. The company seeks graduates who are self-motivated team players, efficient, flexible and able to think on their feet in an ever-changing world.

The Tiger Brands Graduate programme is a 12 month learning programme, where graduates who have just completed an appropriate 3 or 4 year qualification, complete a 12 month learning programme in selected disciplines. These graduates are employed as permanent employees and are placed in appropriate positions at the end of their graduate programme.

What Are We Looking For In The Tiger Brands Graduate Programme?

Successful candidates in the graduate programme should have the desire to build a career with a leading branded FMCG company, would have a sound academic record at an accredited institution and recently have completed their 3 or 4 year tertiary qualification in a field of study aligned to our business requirements (see below). Graduates must have displayed the potential for high achievement and innovation throughout their qualification, have not worked full time (more than 1 year, not including workplace experience) in their field of study, must be computer literate in MS Word and Excel and have a valid driver's license.

The type of qualifications that are viewed favourably to enter the graduate programme include:

  • BCom with majors in Logistics, Marketing Management, Supply Chain
  • BEng/BSc Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering
  • BSc Biochemistry, Chemistry, Food Science, Nutrition and Food Science, Pharmacy
  • Tech Engineering (Electrical/Industrial/Mechanical) Biotechnology, Food Science, Food Technology

Applications for the 2015 Tiger Brands Graduate programme open on the 1st June 2014 and close on the 31st August 2014. Available vacancies in the various disciplines change from year to year depending on business requirements.

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Bursaries

Full bursaries are offered to students to complete a degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial). These students will ‘work back’ their bursaries for a period equal to the period of their studies.

Bursaries are awarded to successful candidates for the following course of study: If you are interested in Workplace Experience opportunities such as In-service training, Internships or Work Integrated Learning or applying for a bursary:

Bursaries are awarded to successful candidates for the following course of study:

  • BEng/BSc Electrical Engineering
  • BEng/BSc Industrial Engineering
  • BEng/BSc Mechanical Engineering

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Workplace Experience


Programme

Workplace Experience, Work Integrated Learning or In-Service Training refers to the period required by certain qualifications for students to obtain formal work experience. This period is formally monitored by the institution and assessed on completion. The qualification cannot be obtained without the completion of this prescribed programme. Tiger Brands places ‘Workplace Experience students’ or ‘interns’ on fixed term contracts to gain practical experience and complete their qualification. ‘Workplace Experience students’ who have successfully completed their work experience period and obtained their qualification can apply to join the Tiger Brands Graduate programme or for an appropriate vacant role within the group.

Successful candidates, selected for the workplace experience programme would have a sound academic record at an accredited institution and require an in-service training period to complete their qualification.

The type of disciplines where Tiger Brands would be sourcing Workplace Experience students are:

  • Marketing Management
  • Supply Chain, Logistics, Procurement/Purchasing
  • Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Food Science, Nutrition, Food Technology
  • Finance
  • Information Technology

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