ERP Platform Specialist(SAP Basis)

Location: Sandton, GT, ZA

Company: Sasol

Sasol is a global integrated chemicals and energy company with a 70-year heritage. Through our talented people, we use our expertise and selected technologies to safely and sustainably source, manufacture and market chemical and energy products globally. When you join Team Sasol, you are joining a company that puts people at the center of everything we do.

Sasol invests in its employees along every stage of the career path and offers development opportunities to help you cultivate your career in a culture that embraces diversity and inclusion.

Job Req ID


Closing Date

05 December 2023

Geographical Area



Information Management

Role Category


Purpose of Job

Maintain a set of SAP or related ERP technologies or a technology platform typically needed by multiple Portfolios. Engage and manage infrastructure partner from a technical perspective with regards to ERP specific solutions. Manage the SAP Basis team to ensure systems are available according to business requirements and that SLA is achieved. Manage the planning and execution of monthly maintenance for all ERP environments to ensure systems remain stable and compliant from a security perspective. Manage the planning and execution with the Basis team for any upgrades, patching, refreshes, new installations.  This includes assisting with sizing etc. Setting the standard in terms of architecture for ERP systems and ensure that the standard is rolled out globally Manage day to day incidents and request to completion for ERP Technical areas (Basis, Portal, PO/PI, Solution Manager, SAP on Azure).Drive innovation within the ERP technical environment to ensure Sasol always realises the benefit. Take ownership for the SOX and audit related controls in the ERP Technical space.

Recruitment Description / Key Accountabilities

Participate in design sessions with key Product stakeholders to create solutions aligned to the IM’s architecture standards and principles as well as SAP/ERP Best Practice, which leverage common solutions and services and meet financial targets. Within Sasol’s solution development lifecycle, in the Discover & Describe phase, the SAP/ERP Specialist Application Platform also participates in solution evaluation and selection, buy vs. build decisions from an SAP Integration and Solution perspective, and early-phase project estimates contributing to the business case. They will also share their expertise during the Mobilise, Plan, Engineer, Deploy and Transition phases, and re-evaluate benefits realisation as required on both run and change, with cross functional DevOps teams supporting and end-to-end service offering, responsible for all activities across the technology stack, from application to infrastructure specifically to SAP/ERP. Internally, the SAP/ERP Specialist Application Platform will need to work specifically with Service Integration & Orchestration and strategic suppliers to deliver change where required, ensuring that solutions are integrated. They are responsible to drive AI OPS on the platform. Contribute to high level roadmaps for solutions and to also ensure they align with SAP/ERP Strategic roadmaps. Be familiar with Agile methods in order to effectively and efficiently architect solutions to meet the business needs. Internal to the organisation, ensure SAP/ERP Front end software is correctly deployed and maintained to the end user base. Responsible key SOX controls are maintained and pass within the operations chapter. Provide input to the strategic direction for Platforms in terms of providing clear north star vision for Sasol’s business and technology. Work with Enterprise Architects, Senior Solution Architects and technology partners to ensure alignment of IM Platform visions and roadmaps with IM strategy and target Enterprise Architecture and Vendor Management. 

Recruitment Description Continued

Establish and provide platform maintenance roadmap and business case and ensures that proper knowledge management process and systems are in place for platforms and services. Manages the vendor ecosystem and is responsible for the TCO of platforms. Ensure Requirements Management, Service Design, Process Design and Solution design for Platform and Services. Prepare proposals for optimisation, upgrades, retirement and/or replacement of Platforms. Collaborate with Delivery Management to develop DevOps technology strategy and implementation frameworks to align with the different Platform roadmaps. Drive buy-in and adoption of platforms enhancements and upgrades. Collaborate with delivery management to ensure that all the solutions and changes adheres to Deployment, Transition & Change Management practices. Set Service Continuity, Capacity, Event and Availability Management standards for Platform and Services. Set standards for the support & implementation partners for SLA and KPI framework that is aligned with the vision for the Platforms. Ensure that all platforms related solutions and changes are tested in accordance with the Quality Assurance & Testing practices and policies. Drive adoption and implementation of quality assurance and test automation practices in the platforms and solutions. Work with the IT Hardware and Software Asset Management teams to ensure that there is proper inventory management and asset management for all platform assets. Collaborate with service providers and other platform managers to ensure configuration management completeness, compliance and correctness.

Formal Education

University Bachelors Degree

Min Experience

Experience: 6+ relevant years


SAP Basis


Sasol is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Inspired by our Purpose of “Innovating for a better world”, Sasol acknowledges that diversity is intrinsic to the fabric of our organisation and is the key to our growth and success.  Sasol is committed to the full inclusion of all suitably qualified individuals.  Preference will be given to applicants from designated groups and people with disabilities according to Sasol’s Employment Equity Plan.  This includes reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

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