National Appointments
National Appointments is a generalist recruitment company that handles all levels of professional staff placing within most industries throughout South Africa and Africa.
We do however specialize in the Mining, Medical, Construction, Manufacturing and Finance industries.

BIS Practitioner (SAP BI & General Support)
Posted date [2018-Oct-08] (ID: 70104)

Our client, a leading Chrome Mining Group is looking for a highly experienced and qualified BIS Practitioner (SAP BI & General Support) at their Operation in Witbank in Mpumalanga.



To provide technical, functional and integration expertise for BIS through planning, designing, building, implementing, continuous improvement, supporting and providing training across the relevant technical areas:


Custom Solutions

SAP Portals and upgrades


Reporting & analysis

SAP Archiving

SAP Workflow support



Comply with SHEQ requirements (SHEQ Toolbox)

Utilise the Information Management System (IMS) to initiate, investigate and report SHEQ status



Ensure Customer Satisfaction throughout the Samancor Chrome environment.



Solutions Architecture:

Maintain and support a standard process solution throughout the Group, taking into consideration the specific requirements and dynamics of each Business Unit in the Group

Identify or clarify Business Unit specific requirements and constraints, governance decisions and policy into systems solutions and enable the development, maintenance and continuous improvement of the solution.

Maintain and improve the latest Business System solution design and Documentation to deliver an excellent level of functionality as well as complying with business standards and good governance

Maintain all processes into an enterprise business process mapping tool or model and continually synchronise between systems and all levels of business processes

Identify and justify site-specific variations including reports, developments, interfaces etc

Manage and execute testing of changes such as: Upgrades, etc.

Manage and provide technical leadership regarding Systems integration and – interfacing.

Maintain all relevant system, application, functional, technical and process material and documentation according to ISO 9000 standards

Provide training where required




Maintain compliance and governance of the Samancor Chrome Business System frameworks, architecture and solutions, including the review and Sign off at key control points: Planning, Business Blueprint, Realization, Testing, Integration, Training and Go Live

Ensure the compliance with governance of Change Control, Risk Assessment and internal procedures throughout solution delivery.


Business Systems Support:

Provide Technical, functional and process support and expertise for SAP and related Business Systems

Ensure effective utilization of Applications and Business System functionality and - integration

Manage initiatives for focus group discussions, operational issue resolution and build a good working relationship with all relevant role players / super users

Provide specialized training to stakeholders (telephonically, user groups, etc.)


Subject Matter Expert:

Provide relevant architectural, configuration and business process expertise for business solutions across specific process domains based on system constraints and functionality

Extend Business System solutions expertise down to Business Unit level

SAP BI (Business Intelligence):

Provide Business Intelligence Solutions and processes to key and end users

Assess Business Unit, Application, functional and Process requirements




Continuous Improvement:

Drive improvement initiatives to further enhance best practice use of the system at Group and Business Unit level, communications, agreed common business processes, data integrity and related integration for other solutions Research and develop Business System best practices and solutions and continually assesses the usability and value-add for Samancor Chrome.



Continually assesses the usability and value-add for Samancor Chrome



SAP BI/BW (Mandatory)

SAP BPC (advantageous)

SAP HANA (advantageous)


Advanced Excel VBA Programming and analysis

SAP Solution Manager

SAP Authorisations




Quality Technical Knowledge of SAP and BI

Mining Processes and Industry Standards

Process Automation

IMS & MES System knowledge (advantageous)

Relevant Business experience

SAP HANA (advantageous)



Minimum Requirements:


SAP BI Certification

3 years relevant business experience

SAP BI/BW minimum 2 years’ experience

Relevant degree or Diploma (Finance, Procurement, IT, management)

Knowledge of the following will be advantageous:


SAP archiving and workflow

MS Office integration

Job Title BIS Practitioner (SAP BI & General Support)
Post Details
Posted By National Appointments
Job Function Business Info Systems SAP Duties
Start Date Asap
Salary Negotiable depending on experience
Location Witbank
Phone No 0827907022
Email nationalapp(at)
Deadline 2018-Oct-30
Region Location -> Mpumalanga
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time Jobs
Classification Job Classification -> Information Technology

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