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About Candide
The Candide team works as a services company with the mandate of consolidating all technology and data services across our group of companies – Babylonstoren (Cape Winelands, South Africa), The Newt in Somerset (Somerset, United Kingdom) and other sister estates in Europe. The team’s current responsibilities include data management and warehousing, e-commerce platform and website development, app development, and hospitality technology.
The Candide team is currently based in Paarl (on-site at Babylonstoren, South Africa) and in Bristol (United Kingdom) and consist of approximately 20 people specialising in engineering, product, design, and data.
Key Purpose
Candide offers an exciting opportunity for someone that has a passion for data, analytics, AI, and software development. You will lead the data and technology team and drive the global group-wide strategy.
You will further coordinate the integration of various software systems and work with teams across business units and countries to enable data-based solutions, improve business processes, and ensure data-driven decision-making.
  • A degree in an appropriate field of study: Data Science, Statistics, Engineering, or Computer Science
  • Substantial experience in relevant fields, including data, analytics, data science, software development, and/or engineering
  • Experience in people management or leadership
  • Familiar with CRM software (e.g., HubSpot, Salesforce)
  • Advanced understanding of BI and analytics tools (e.g., Tableau, PowerBI, GA)
  • Familiar with data science tools and programming languages (e.g., R, Python, MATLAB, pandas) and database languages
  • Knowledge of data pipelines and data integrations
  • Proven experience of building a data strategy and subsequent project execution, including data science and AI applications
  • Experience of managing technology projects and product development
  • Ability to identify and communicate value-adding and data-driven insights to influence marketing, e-commerce, and wider business decisions
  • Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the organisation
  • Willingness to travel internationally
  • Exposure to GDPR/POPIA and implementation thereof across all business aspects
  • Experience in e-commerce will be beneficial
  • Must be able to take initiative and be creative
Working as part of a high-performance and service-driven group that prides itself in attracting the finest talent, our environment is always buzzing with energy and smart, motivated people working on finding the best data and technology solutions.
Please send your application, accompanied by a CV and an indication of your salary expectation, to

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