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Carpe Diem mainly focuses on recruitment for the FMCG industry in the Western Cape although national and international placements have been done.

The company's client base includes the following:

Rhodes Food Group, Langeberg & Ashton Foods, Nibbly Bits (In2Foods), Libstar Group (Amaro Foods, Cape Herb & Spice, Finlar Foods), Ceres Fruit Processors, Ceres Fruit Growers, Laastedrif Farm, Tweespruit Farm, Delecta Fruit, Proxa, Ossur, Ovenstone Agency, Viking Fishing, Azoteq, Afgri  - Unigro, Giflo, MAN Wines, Mischa Wine Estate, Anthonij Rupert Wines, Cape Fruit Processors, Denny Mushrooms, Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Association, DIVA Nutritional Products, Durr Bottling, Grassroots Group, Mpact, Nampak, Afriplex, Doehler, MTO, Fruits Unlimited, Dew Crisp, Verticor, Tolcon, DHL

Carpe Diem recruits according to the needs of the client. Consequently the company recruits candidates for both junior and senior positions in the following job categories:
  • Production and Operations (General Managers, Unit & Plant Managers, Production Managers & Supervisors, Planners)
  • Technical / Maintenance (Fitters, Electricians, Millwrights, Millers, Seamer Mechanics etc)
  • Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial and Chemical)
  • Food Technology (Quality, R&D, Lab)
  • Risk & Loss Control / Occupational Health
  • Warehousing / Distribution / Logistics / Supply Chain / Purchasing / Exports / Shipping
  • Human Resources & Payroll
  • Agriculture
  • Finance (from CA's / Financial Managers to Junior Clerks)
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Admin (PA's, Secretaries, Receptionists)
Carpe Diem prides itself on personalized service. As we are a small company and because we restrict our client base to the food industry, we are able to build strong relationships with clients which allow us intimate knowledge of the client's needs. We believe that finding the suitable candidate requires more than just identifying an individual that meets the technical requirements of the position. The suitable candidate is in fact one that has both the technical competencies/qualifications and the personal characteristics to function in harmony with the company's specific and institutional culture.

Marizanne Young

Marizanne Young

marizanne-young-carpe-diem-recruitment2BA Hons (Industrial Psychology)


Accredited Behavioural Analyst

25 Years Experience


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