Mérieux NutriSciences - South Africa prides itself on the employment of new talents to adhere to its vision and whose competences and motivation would support its expansion in the food safety and quality market.

Since its inception, Mérieux NutriSciences SA (formerly Swift Micro Laboratories) has seen significant growth and development of its activities. With this in mind, our company has a constant demand for talented and knowledgeable candidates. As part of the Mérieux NutriSciences group, our international company offers you the opportunity of working for a leading food testing laboratory in a fast-moving as well as challenging environment. At Mérieux NutriSciences SA we value hard-work, dedication and spirit of initiative.

 

We currently have a position available for a Microbiologist with experience (3 - 5 years) in our Micro Lab.

Job requirements:

  • Tertiary qualification in microbiology (minimum ND Microbiology / Food Tech).
  • Experience in a SANAS accredited lab advantageous (3-5 years years experience in a similar lab).
  • Position would suit hardworking, vibrant and enthusiastic individuals.
  • Own transport required to enable late/evening shift work (3 shifts: 08:00 - 16:30pm12:00pm - 20:00pm and 14:00pm - 22:00pm
  • Must be able to work on Saturday as required and will work over time

E-mail CV to za-careers@mxns.com or post to PO Box 22, Newlands, 7725, WC. Please use reference: "Vacancy Microbiologist CT"

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should you not hear from us within 14 days please consider your application unsuccessful.

Merieux NutriSciences in Claremont, Cape Town, has a vacancy for an IT Systems Administrator to take responsibility for the effective provisioning, installation / configuration, operation, and maintenance of hardware and software (i.e. LIMS, CRM) systems and related infrastructure, as well as web based systems. 

The incumbent will be responsible for: 

  • Introduction of new systems and hardware / software roll-outs
  • User requirement definition and development
  • Application development
  • System configuration and testing
  • Installation, implementation of ongoing support
  • System enhancements/upgrades
  • Bug fixes

The post will suit an individual with proven analytical ability and ability to learn new systems. 

Requirements:

  • Degree / diploma in Computer Science or related field (or similar)
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in LIMS development, MS SQL Server, Systems Analysis & Design
  • Able to work overtime and travel as needed
  • Experience in a laboratory environment (including instrument interfacing), will be an advantage. 

Closing date for applications is 2 March 2018. 
Kindly E-mail your CV to za-careers@mxns.com using reference "Vacancy Systems Admin CT" in the subject line.  

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 
Should you not hear from us within 14 days please consider your application unsuccessful.

Merieux NutriSciences SA (formerly Swift Silliker), one of the leading providers of food and product safety testing, training and consulting – both in South Africa and globally, is looking for an apprentice to assist in its Marketing & Communications department for a 1-year period.  

This apprenticeship is for an ambitious, self-motivated individual who wants to learn and grow their marketing knowledge-base and skills in a hands-on working environment. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Brand Coordination - briefing and managing offline marketing and sales material.
  • Project management – assist with the co-ordination of online and offline marketing and communications projects.
  • Communication with existing and potential suppliers.
  • Content Strategy & Marketing – assisting with the conceptualisation and creation of content marketing campaigns across email and social media.
  • Customer Relationship Management – assisting with online initiatives designed to nurture and improve the Company’s customer experience.
  • Digital Marketing co-ordination, including website, social media and email marketing platforms.
  • Research for general marketing and communications campaigns/content.
  • Data compilation, editing and maintenance relating to the Company’s CRM system.
  • Assistance with internal communications and initiatives (working with the HR department).
  • Graphic Design – editing and possible creation of designed materials, as required. 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Recent tertiary qualification in Marketing, Communications, PR, or related fields.
  • Excellent writing and language ability.
  • Strong inter-personal communication skills and work ethic.
  • Excellent time management.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Problem-solving ability.
  • The determination to see projects through from start to finish.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programmes.
  • Please note that this is an employment equity position. 

ADVANTAGEOUS, BUT NOT REQUIRED

  • Graphic design experience (basic Adobe Suite skills will be taught during the internship).
  • Exposure to website content management systems (CMS).
  • Knowledge and understanding of Social Media platforms (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter).

Closing date for applications is Friday 13 April 2018.

Kindly E-mail your CV and a cover letter to za-careers@mxns.com using reference "Vacancy Marketing Apprentice" in the subject line.  

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Should you not hear from us within 14 days please consider your application unsuccessful.

We currently have Technical Sales positions available in our Midrand and Durban branches. We are looking for dynamic go-getters with a qualification in Food Chemistry, Food Nutrition, Food Science or Food Technology. 
 
The incumbents will be required to plan and implement a personal sales strategy in order to increase the current client base for chemistry testing, win new business and all related services, in order to meet sales targets of the company. 

Must have Minimum Code 08 drivers' licence, computer literacy, and excellent people and sales skills. 

Closing date for applications is 26th May 2017.

Applications can be emailed to za-careers@mxns.com. Please use reference "Vacancy: Technical Sales + (city of application)"

If you have not heard back from us within 14 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

We currently have a vacancy for a Environmental Health Practitioner in our Midrand branch for a dynamic go-getter with a qualification in ND: Environmental Health or ND: Food Technology or similar qualification. 

  • The incumbent will be required to conduct hygiene inspections, problem solving and  sampling (swabs, air plates, water and food/product samples) at client premises.
  • Candidate must be fully bilingual, and be computer literate (proficient in MS Word and Excel) and fair typing speed and accuracy to type own audit reports.
  • Must have Minimum Code 08 drivers' licence,  and excellent people and communication skills are required. 
  • Industry experience in production, cleaning and pest control processes and report writing is advantageous. 

E-mail CV to za-careers@mxns.com or post to PO Box 22, Newlands, 7725, WC. Please use reference: "Vacancy EHP Midrand"

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should you not hear from us within 14 days please consider your application unsuccessful.

Mérieux NutriSciences' Chemistry Laboratory (Midrand, Gauteng) is looking for a Sample Registrar/Subcontracting Assistant.  

Responsibilities include:

  • Chemistry sample receival, registration and login into a Laboratory Management Information System
  • Packing samples for shipment to sub-contractors, both local and international 
  • Liaising with couriers in terms of shipment bookings and tracking of packages
  • Liaising with sub-contractors and following up on progress of work
  • Receiving and distribution of reports
  • General administrative duties

Minimum requirements include: 

  • Matric certificate
  • 2 - 3 years working experience in data capturing and/or administrative duties essential
  • Above-average skills in Excel, Word & Google Docs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Advantageous:

  • Working experience with the LabWare Laboratory Information Management System
  • Previous administrative experience in a chemistry laboratory
  • Experience in logistics administration (international and local shipments)

This position will suit a hard working, vibrant and enthusiastic individual with strong sense of team work, and attention to detail.  

Sound like you? Email your CV to za-careers@mxns.com, using the reference: "Vacancy Sample Registrar Midrand"

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should you not hear from us within 14 days please consider your application unsuccessful.

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