Jobs at McCain Foods

McCain Foods (SA), a wholly owned subsidiary of McCain Foods Limited, has become a giant in its own right, growing its operations and production capabilities to meet the demands of the market over the last decade. In the consumer-driven market which characterises the retail and foodservice sectors in South Africa, the demand for convenience foods is increasing.

More recently, the company’s original production facilities in Delmas were expanded at a cost of over R600 million, doubling the production output and cold storage capacity and installing state-of-the-art technology that has enabled the production of an innovative new line of products previously never seen in South Africa before. The coated potato chips and wedges which went into production in 2009 have become known as the ‘perfect’ chip, an achievement which was recognised in 2009 with a retail award for Best Product of the Year.

Think McCain, think innovation. McCain SA has become synonymous with innovation, launching a gourmet plant producing a range of products including McCain Steam-It Vegetables, McCain Roast-It, and a range of McCain Ready-Meals.

Within the food service sector, McCain has developed an innovative product categorisation to make product selection and buying processes easier, segmenting their products into McCain Classics, McCain Alternatives and McCain Signatures. The Food Services division ensures that South Africa keeps abreast of worldwide trends, with the development of innovative products for restaurants, quick service restaurants and contract caterers, such as the Potato Cake, Vegetable Burger and top-quality Creamed Spinach to name but a few.

Think McCain, think health and hygiene. McCain employs a strategy of continuous improvement and not only complies with South African food legislation, but the Springs factory has the distinction of being the best vegetable plant in the McCain world. All McCain’s South African factories are HACCP-accredited via the American Institute of Bakeries, one of the most stringent food safety auditors in the world.

Internationally, the company also subscribes to the Good Manufacturing Practice programme in the food environment.

Think McCain, think environmentally aware. McCain Foods SA remains cognisant of its environmental responsibilities, with the new Delmas plant employing waste clarifying and pre-treatment plant technology, as well as a design that enables not only water conservation and re-use, but low-energy use, all in line with the energy consumption requirements inherent in South Africa today.

Think McCain, think accolades. Among the numerous achievements and awards bestowed on McCain since the company’s launch in South Africa in 2000, are the following: * Retail Supplier Awards in 2004 from Spar (Logistics Support Award), PNP Eastern Cape; in 2005, the Supplier of the Year award from Shoprite/Checkers national, Western Cape and Eastern Cape; and in 2006, the Shield Supplier of the Year award. * The Harrison McCain Leadership Award for the Best Emerging Market Country from McCain in 2006 * A Loerie Award (bronze) for the McCain Real Ovenbake Chips advertising campaign * A QSR Award from McDonald in 2007 recognising McCain as their Supplier of the Year * A Packaging Innovation Award from Food Review in 2009 for the different laminate and stand-up packaging for the McCain HomeFries range * A Product Innovation Award from Food Review in 2009 for the McCain HomeFries * A Brand Awareness Award from MWB Research in 2009, for achieving spontaneous awareness of 94% for McCain Frozen Vegetables,A

Fostering talented people. McCain’s Graduate Trainee Programme was designed to support and develop previously disadvantaged individuals and to create a pool of talented resources in categories where skills are scarce.


2 Jobs


Area Leader Engineering at mccain

  • Permanent Senior position

  • Mpumalanga

  • Market Related cost to company Neg

  • Job 2216985 | Ref 34419BR.40843

  • Posted 17 May 2018 by McCain Foods

Expires in 27 days

Export Manager at mccain

  • Permanent Senior position

  • Johannesburg, Gauteng

  • Market Related cost to company Neg

  • Job 2211172 | Ref 33282BR.56262

  • Posted 25 Apr 2018 by McCain Foods

Expires in 5 days

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