Basis Specialist K3 or 4 Rating SAP - Cape Town

Key Purpose

To engage in the operational delivery on the adoption, use, exploitation of systems and software to enable business delivery.

Key Responsibilities

Information Management

  • Provide input into possibilities of adoption cycles

  • Conduct trend analysis to provide high level input into technology adoption 

Technology & Process Management

  • Advise on application of technology to enhance business delivery

  • Provide input into adoption cycles that grow IS capability and meet the current and future needs of the business

  • Delivery on Core & Divisional SLAs: within budget, on time, to the customer’s satisfaction and within quality parameters

  • Ensure uptime meets the agreed SLA: system available on a continuous basis with minimal disruption or downtime

  • Problem Management according to agreed turnaround times

  • Current back-up system is available at all times

  • Report indicating maintenance levels are current

  • No unscheduled outage because of integration incompatibility

  • Version management comparisons done and discrepancies identified

  • Audit report indicating no security violations

  • Ensure recovery procedures meet objectives

 Project Management

  • Lead operational projects: to deliver on budget, on time, to the customer’s satisfaction and within quality parameters

 People & Relationship Management

  • Guide peers in workgroup

  • Interaction with business

  • Vendor escalation 

Continuous Improvement

  • Technology exploitation of current systems and software ensuring business is deriving maximum benefit.

  • Ensure service delivery is improved to meet the needs of the clients.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes


  • In depth knowledge of 1 or more of the SAP products that are supported specifically by basis

  • Understanding and knowledge of SAP technical infrastructure and interfaces


  • Excellent communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills


  • Self-motivated, self-management and effective planner even in stressful environments 

Qualifications and Experience

  • K3/4 rating SAP certification

  • IT Diploma or equivalent experience

  • Minimum 8 years’ IT experience

  • 2-4 years SAP BASIS experience 

  • 4 years exposure to working in a Projects environment in a diverse implementation

  • Detailed BASIS experience in at least 1 of the following (ERP, CRM, PI, SCM, EP, MI, BI, Solution Manager, GRC)

  • Experience in SAP TMS and CTS+

  • Proficient in a DBMS product (Preferably SQL, DB2 or Oracle)

Closing Date: 23 May 2012

Equity Requirements: Open, however, first preference will be given to Equity Candidates. 

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