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POSITION: CATERING SUPERINTENDENT GRADE: D1 OFFICE: CAPE TOWN MARITIME SPECIAL PROJECTS
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POSITION:     CATERING SUPERINTENDENT

GRADE:          D1

OFFICE:         CAPE TOWN MARITIME SPECIAL PROJECTS

TYPE:           FIXED TERM UNTIL 31 OCTOBER 2026

 

The above position will report to Operations Manager.

 

SAMSA is seeking the expertise of a Catering Superintended to manage the catering function within the MSP managed fleet. 

MAIN ACTIVITIES

1.     Catering Management

  • Review and update Company Catering Policy in terms of nutritional requirements, feeding rates, preferred suppliers, menu standards and stock levels.
  • Establish and ensure compliance with Company Catering policy in terms of feeding rates, preferred          suppliers, menu standards and optimum stock levels by vessel type and operation.
  • Establish and ensure compliance of catering staff on board Company Owned/Managed Vessels to         acceptable catering standards in terms of dress, cleanliness/hygiene, food preparation and presentation as well as service levels.
  • Responsible for procurement of all catering aspects including victualling and cooking / catering equipment / utensils utilized on board the Company owned or managed vessels.
  • Oversee and assist with menu preparation and planning.
  • Ensure that Catering Staff perform regular stock takes on board all Company owned or managed vessels and ensure that all vessels maintain optimum stock levels on board.
  • Ensure that an effective stock rotation program is in place to avoid wastage;
  • Ensure that there is an audit process, including regular audit dates, in place to guarantee the cleanliness/hygiene of Company owned or managed vessels;
  • Conducts routine / unannounced audits and stock takes when vessel(s) are alongside;
  • Management of all catering Subcontractors / Service providers.
  • Authorize and code all catering invoices; and
  • Ensure that all catering administration reports are timeously submitted to the relevant party(s);
  • Assist the crewing department to arrange suitable stand in / replacement for periods of leave / training;
  • Develop an efficient system to be used by the vessels for the ordering of victuals. This should strive towards catalogue buying to ensure a cost-effective catering solution. 

     

2.     Purchasing

  • Vet and approve all catering requisitions received from vessels according to budget and company catering standards.
  • Ensure that catering requisitions are captured on to the SAMSA Purchasing System.
  • Follow the Procurement Process in terms of sourcing alternate quotes, when appropriate, and approving and expediting orders;
  • Develop and maintain a Supplier / Service Provider performance monitoring database.
  • Engage with the appointed catering suppliers on a regular basis in order to ensure cost effectiveness and quality of services that are being provided.

     

3.     Personnel Selection, Development and Training

  • Assist the Crewing Department with training and development programs that are required to improve the selection and performance of catering personnel.
  • Personnel Development Plan to be maintained in support of the succession plan.
  • Assist the crewing department in managing or carrying our performance management for the catering personnel.

4.     Financial Input /Budgets /Bond Store

  • Assist Superintendents in the preparation of their Annual Budgets.
  • Monitor catering/victualling expenditure in terms of the available budget.
  • Compile a monthly victualling expenditure report per vessel for presentation to the Operations Manager clearly indicating expenditure against budget.

5.     General

  • Organise and control any on board catering functions.
  • Provide input with regards to Catering / Hospitality / Hygiene when required.
  • Advise Operations Manager / Superintendents and/or DPA on aspects of nutrition.
  • Carry out any other reasonable work instruction that is within the incumbent's scope of duty.
  • Carry out investigations into the performance and cost effectiveness of onboard catering departments.
  • Ensure that an efficient stock rotation program is put in place to ensure cost effectiveness on board the vessels.
  • Responsible for the efficient running of Quay 500 with regards to:
  • Assist the CSO in ensuring that security duties (by designated company) are carried out.
  • All signage on Quay 500 is maintained and serviceable.
  • Ensure all services on Quay 500 (i.e.: water, electricity, and lighting) is functional.
  • Liaise with TNPA for personnel entry permits.
  • Monitor parking behaviour and report any unsafe violations to the DPA.
  • Any other catering function as detailed by the Fleet Operations Manager. 

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Grade 12
  • NQF level 7: Bachelor's degree/ Advanced Diploma in Hospitality/Catering
  • Efficient Cook's Certificate (STCW)
  • 7 years related work experience in the field of expertise.
  • 3 of which should be at supervisory/management level

 

​DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLSN AND COMPETENCIES

  • Catering
  • Food and Beverage Essentials.
  • Dietary requirements and benefits.
  • Stock Control and Rotation.
  • Menu Planning.
  • Must be attentive to details and accurate.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • The ability to work under pressure.
  • Manage confidential information.
  • Catering and hospitality budgets for ships.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Proactive individual able to use his/her initiative.
  • Loyalty
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Problem solving

 

Should you meet the requirements as set out above, please e-mail your CV to: Masiye Pilusa at recruitment3@samsa.org.za CLOSING DATE: 19 July 2023

As we are committed to Employment Equity in our employment practices, it is our intention to appoint individuals with the aim of meeting our Equity objectives. Preference will be given to members of the designated groups to achieve the objectives of Employment Equity. Preference will be given to African Female, Coloured Female and people living with a Disability.

 

Please note: SAMSA reserves the right not to make an appointment to any advertised position. No late applications will be considered. Psychometric and other assessments may be used as part of the selection process and all shortlisted candidates will be required to be available for the tests. If you have not been contacted within 1 month of the closing date as mentioned above, kindly deem your application unsuccessful.

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