Team Lead Scheduler

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.

Closing date

29 November 2023


Sasol Energy, Supply Chain, Logistics Command and Customer Centre

Purpose of Job


  • The purpose of the role is leading and directing a team of Schedulers to ensure coordination and management of the order management and optimisation process while ensuring that customer demand is met within stock, fleet, order and delivery constraints across all market streams (Retail, Commercial and Wholesale Marketing) by well trained and motivated resources (Ways of working).
  • To facilitate engagements with internal and external stakeholders in order to identify, analyze and implement mitigations and continuous improvement opportunities for the operation against the key objectives of Customer centricity and reliability of supply. The Team Lead: Scheduling is responsible for analyzing, interpret and translating LCCT standard reports and KPIs into useful information that can be used to initiate continuous improvement interventions. The Team lead is also responsible for the management of performance as well as continuous coaching of the team.

Recruitment Description / Key Accountabilities

  • Manage customer volume allocations according to agreed/reviewed commitment or ERP decisions
  • Analyze and review a set of data to find patterns and issues that can lead to insights for improvement opportunity.
  • Calculate value-at-stake for changes in behaviour or operation.
  • Monitoring, performance utilizing leading and lagging indicators through various daily, weekly and monthly reports and applying the required corrective actions.
  • Build strong and influential relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Identify development and competency gaps within the team; and lead and facilitate applicable interventions that will close the identified gaps
  • Participate and implement Continuous improvement project initiatives and plans utlising an Agile philosophy through data analysis and communicating plans and outcomes.
  • Engage stakeholders through constant communication on service status, customer complaints and challenges in order to develop mitigations; conduct continuous improvement by facilitating effective root-cause analysis; and provide prompt feedback to stakeholders with regards to incident resolution and implement corrective actions

Recruitment Description / Key Accountabilities

  • Review and update all SOP’s and work instructions for the scheduling team and ensure all schedulers are trained as per required change management practices.
  • Ensure performance agreements and PDP’s are aligned with the team and departmental performance targets.
  • Ensure performance discussions take place on a monthly basis and that the formal bi-annual and annual discussions are conducted with direct reports.
  • Implement safety operational game plan and ensure adherence to all safety procedures and facilitate implementation of corrective and preventative actions.
  • Ensure execution of administrative housekeeping tasks eg open orders, inaccurate master data etc
  • Manage and ensure the Release of Release the replenishment plan to the relevant stakeholders on the specified platform and timeline

Formal Education

University Bachelors Degree in Business Logistics or Transportation Management

Min Experience

Experience: 7+ relevant years in Logistics

Min Experience

  • Understanding/Experience with Linear Programming or a Transportation Management System
  • Strong Replenishment Planning and SAP system knowledge required

Professional Membership



Behavioural (BC) |Technical (TC) |Leadership (LC)

TC_Production Scheduling

TC_Production Resource Management

TC_Strategic Planning

TC_Planning and Organisation

LC_Commercial Agility

LC_Business Ownership

LC_Drives Innovation

LC_Customer Centricity


TC_Production Planning


LC_Builds Talent

LC_Developing Self


LC_Delivery Excellence

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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