Sasol Snr Manager Risk-based SHE Assurance Jobs in South Africa

Sasol Snr Manager Risk-based SHE Assurance Jobs in South Africa

Short Description / Purpose of Job

• Maintain and improve SHE combined assurance business processes. Coordinate the implementation of an enabling system for SHE combined assurance, providing assurance on the effectiveness of the SHE risk and incident management, 1st levels of assurance, critical controls, Life Saving Rules (LSRs) and compliance to management system standards which include international standards on Health & Safety, Quality and Environment as well as Responsible Care.

• Provide thought leadership, set standards, processes, procedures, tools, and share best practices on SHE combined assurance and assist business in practical implementation by means of appropriate guidance documents and on-site coaching.

• Develop and maintain an optimised certification strategy.

• Develop & execute an annual plan for 2nd and 3rd party audits, the outcomes of which will inform effective management of SHE risks & incidents, and improvements in SHE performance.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience required

• Relevant University degree with 13 years’ experience OR

• Honours degree with 12 years’ experience

Recruitment Description / Key Accountabilities

• Develop and implement a medium-term strategy to establish and maintain a second party auditing team capable of effectively auditing both the petrochemical and mining sectors.

• Ensure that the SHE combined assurance standards, audit framework, processes, procedures, tools and maturity assessments are co-developed, translated, implemented and integrated into the processes of the business. Support business to improve the SHE combined assurance process and provide business with practical support to implement.

• Benchmark best practices facilitate standardisation forums and develop toolkits to execute on a standardized SHE combined assurance process.

• Coach & mentor business stakeholders on gaining the necessary competence to effectively perform 1st levels of assurance process inclusive of the implementation of improvements and tracking the effectiveness of the 1st levels of assurance process. Ensure reliable assurance is provided by 2nd and 3rd party audits including regular risk-based approach training of second and third party auditors.

• Manage risk-based 2nd and 3rd party auditing ensuring a continued focus on critical controls, LSRs and top SHE risks known as Key Undesirable Events (KUEs). Assure selected SHE and Sustainable Development (SD) data, SHE Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), SHE Short Term Incentive scheme (STIs).

• Ensure continued alignment between the petro-chemical auditing teams regarding audit planning, execution, reporting and data analysis.

• Provide input into the scope of Sasol Assurance Services annual assurance plan.

• Identify outsourcing needs, define scope of work, identify suitable service providers & manage relevant contracts.

• Establish, analyse and report on outcomes of 2nd and 3rd party audits covering all audits referred to throughout this document and any other ad-hoc SHE reviews.

• Develop lead/lag KPIs for SHE combined assurance in consultation with stakeholders. Support business in the implementation of these KPIs. By monitoring these KPIs, facilitate identification of focus areas and priorities related to the effectiveness of SHE combined assurance and propose improvement actions.

• Provide input into the annual SHE game-plan & the annual SHE training plan of business, as it relates to SHE risk-based assurance.

• Co-develop requirements for an enabling system for SHE combined assurance to provide assurance on the effectiveness of the SHE risk and incident management processes, 1st levels of assurance, critical controls, Life Saving Rules (LSRs) and compliance to management system standards which include international standards on Health & Safety, Quality and Environment as well as Responsible Care and coordinate the implementation of such enabling system.

• Ensure that SHE sub-functional specialists (e.g. occupational and process safety, environment, health & product stewardship, gain the necessary expertise with respect to SHE combined assurance
requirements (e.g. developing the ability to inform 1st levels of assurance processes to assure specific sub-functional risks and also continuously meet certification requirements etc.).

• Provide SHE combined assurance change and communication requirements into the business SHE change and communication plan as and when required.

• Review outcomes of SHE performance and SHE combined assurance trends & advise on improvement areas for all levels of assurance, critical controls, learning & training.

• Analyse and report on effectiveness of the SHE combined assurance process & implemented practices to ensure improvement.

• Keep up-to-date with industry trends & best practices for SHE assurance inclusive of auditing and engage in appropriate industry forums.

• Effective management of service providers with respect to contracts and service delivery.

• Effectively manage external stakeholder’s engagement, handle complaints and conflict management. Ensure, monitor and enable service delivery to relevant stakeholders.

• Engage and guide 2nd and 3rd party supporting Sasol Energy to ensure effective assurance provision by aligning audit scope with risk profile and SHE performance.


• Collaboration: The action of working with someone to produce something

• Compliance: Understanding the rules, regulations, sanctions and other statutory requirements, guidelines and instructions relating to governing bodies and organizations, both internally and externally.

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

• Critical reasoning: The action of critically thinking about something in a logical, sensible way and taking all factors into consideration.

• Problem Solving: Is a step-by-step process of defining a problem, searching for information, and testing a series of solutions until the problem is solved. In involves critical thinking, analysis and persistence.

• 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


• In addition to a pre-employment medical examination, some positions may require a physical fitness assessment as part of the normal selection criteria.

• Whilst we would ideally like to respond individually to all candidates who contact us applying for positions, we acknowledge that this is not always possible due to the large number of applications we continually receive. If you have not heard from us within 30 days after applying, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

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