Sasol Is Hiring: Buyer – Mpumalanga

 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

23 November 2023


Energy Biz – Business Services



Purpose of Job

To ensure the delivery of a more complex portfolio of Services Procurement in order to meet Sasol stakeholder requirements.

To achieve the lowest total cost supply base and sourcing competitiveness for a portfolio, through the procurement process.

To proactively ensure that critical services are procured in time whilst ensuring proper governance and compliance requirements are met.

Recruitment Description / Key Accountabilities

Execute the procurement process to ensure that cycle time requirements are met, and bottlenecks resolved

Execute the procurement process to ensure average PR to PO conversion time is met

SOX and Supply Chain policy and procedure compliance

Adherence to Sasol’s procurement policies, procedures, and guidelines

Interpret demand signals to create purchase orders for services and ensure timely PO closeout.

PO ‘health’ in terms of PO tracking, and closeout

Execute all expediting activities for POs created Critical / key services proactively expedited

Late / overdue deliveries (noncritical services resolved in a timely manner)

Be accountable for timely escalation with suppliers in cases of delivery time or quality breaches

Issues identified, recorded, mitigated and where applicable escalated appropriately

Enforce collaboration & integration amongst suppliers and, where applicable with services  end users to embed and reinforce a perception of a single supply chain OTIF delivery across multiple suppliers, potentially outside of portfolio

Ensure suppliers are adequately aware of all requirements and protocols (SHE, risk etc. to enable them to service Sasol). No supplier breaches or non-conformance incidents as a result of suppliers not being aware of requirements and protocols

Draft simple once off contracts aligned to POs, leveraging tools and templates provided within the extent of Sasol’s commercial risk exposure related to specific POs

Release Purchase Orders within established DoA framework

Release within lead times and governance framework

Manage suppliers within portfolio of work

Ensure suppliers deliver and adhere to quality, legislative and/or SHE requirements

Formal Education

University Bachelor’s Degree

Min Experience

4+ relevant years relevant procurement experience

Very proficient in Excel

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


BC_Optimizes Work Processes

BC_Communicates Effectively

TC_Policies and Procedures

TC_Inventory and Materials Management

BC_Decision Quality

TC_Logistics Interfaces

BC_Ensures Accountability

TC_Demand Management

TC_Logistics Administration and Analysis

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.

Our automated process is designed to efficiently assess a large volume of applications. Should you not hear from us within 60 days of the advert closing then kindly consider your application unsuccessful. Thank you once-more for your interest in Sasol as your employer of choice, and we wish you all the best with your career aspirations and future applications with us.

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