VdE | Gerente de Área de Processo | SASOL


Job Profile: Process Area Manager

Reference: 114041

Org Structure No. 80033270

OME: Energy Business

Business Unit: EBU: Gas Sourcing & Ops

City/Town: Temane

Job Role Category: Optimisation



Short Description / Purpose of Job

  • Manage and enable production operations and make appropriate adjustments to deliver agreed production volumes at optimal productivity and cost.
  • Manage/ leaders the process and lab teams, coaches and guide team members including operation team members, provides process technical direction to ensure desired production is accomplished in conformity of process specifications
  • In alignment with Snr. Technical Manager, he/ she sets, reviews departmental and individual KPIs/PIs, follow-ups with teams, members and active necessary action plan to correct deviations
  • Develop new strategies to increase production within safety, health and environmental guidelines.


Recruitment Description / Key Accountabilities

  • Execute on the production strategy by developing and cascading a production plan in line with the strategy, objectives and plan. Cascade operational goals and long-term plans through effective two-way communication.
  • Ensure the agreed production volumes and quality is achieved in an efficient and safe manner.
  • He/ She implements/ drives business systematic approach across all teams and stakeholders
  • He/ she calls and leads process related investigation and helps the organization to learn and improve by avoiding recurrence of similar issues
  • He/ She is responsible/ accountable for the equipment best combination to meet optimum desired production/ nomination.  
  • Drive continuous improvement by identify improvement opportunities and implementing improvement solutions.
  • Implement and manage processes and activities associated with planning, scheduling, measuring, allocating, optimising and reporting production system volumes.
  • Identify and recommend improvements to support the realization of the production hubs strategy.
  • Compile and monitor annual budgets including volume, and production budgets to ensure adequate cost control cost.
  • He/ She MUST constantly review, ensure accuracy of the mass balance and immediately take corrective and preventative actions   
  • Establish and run the operation within agreed envelope conditions ensuring sound management of products, process materials, assets, waste and pollutants.
  • Manage operations risks by ensuring all risks are identified, analysed and mitigated to acceptable levels in order to maintain the OME's (Operating Model Entity) license to operate.
  • Apply evidence based SHE (Safety Health and Environment) practices, in alignment with set standards, to ensure safe operations.
  • Implement Sasol's risk philosophy and enterprise risk management framework.
  • Contribute to the formulation of workforce planning reports and budgets for the within the function, to optimise staffing and operations.
  • Foster a work environment that actively develops and encourages employees to achieve their maximum potential and overcome deficiencies through feedback, coaching, on-the-job training, and succession planning program.


Formal Education

University Bachelor’s Degree Chemistry/Processing Engineering


Min Experience

11+ years in production or processing in Chemical Industry/ Aluminium/ extractive/ mining/ metallurgy or related fields (with 2+ years in leadership role)



Competencies [Talent team will assist]

Business Leadership: Demonstrates commercial acumen, a global mind-set and exercises sound judgement. Achieves results through others and holds them accountable.

Continuous Process Improvement: The methodology followed for increasing the effectiveness and/or efficiency of a business process, often through automation.

Partnership Leadership: Persuades and influences stakeholders; builds relationships and partnerships for win-win outcomes. Builds teams and creates synergies through working across boundaries.

People Leadership: Authentically and inclusively engages people to follow; leads culture transformation. Builds capability and leverages diversity for competitive advantage.

Relationship Management: The conscious aim to develop and manage long-term and/or trusting relationships with internal or external customers, distributors, suppliers, or other parties in an environment which can include marketing, selling, servicing and other areas where a relationship is crucial to on-going success.  At a senior level, it includes C-level relationships with senior management such as CEO [Chief Executive Officer], CIO [Chief Information Officer], and CFO [Chief Financial Officer].

Risk Management: The process of measuring or assessing risk and then developing strategies to manage the risk.  Strategies employed may include transferring the risk to another party, avoiding the risk, reducing the negative effect of the risk, and accepting some or all of the consequences of a particular risk.

Self-Mastery: Takes accountability for driving own growth through developing self-awareness, reflecting, seeking feedback and self-correcting

Total Quality Management: The strategy for continuously improving the quality of process output, based on five fundamental principles of Customer Focus, Continuous Improvement, Measurement, Total Involvement and Systematic Support.



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