Insurance Consultant(Capetown)

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Date: 8 Feb 2024

Location: Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa

Company: Sanlam Group

Who are we?

Santam is the market leader in the general insurance industry in Southern Africa. We are a large, diversified, expanding and transforming company and whilst based in South Africa, we are rapidly moving into a number of emerging markets, both in Africa and Asia. Our success is rooted in our passion for our clients and everything we do is centred on our delivery of Insurance Good and Proper. 

Who are we?

 

Santam is the market leader in the general insurance industry in Southern Africa. We are a large, diversified, expanding, and transforming company and whilst based in South Africa, we are rapidly moving into several emerging markets, both in Africa and Asia. Our success is rooted in our passion for our clients and everything we do is centred on our delivery of Insurance Good and Proper. 

 

Santam Operations, Commercial Contact Centre have career opportunities available for Insurance Consultants (in the sales team) based in Cape Town. The insurance consultant role is focused on providing an end-to-end service and support to intermediaries.

 

 

This role is focused on, but not limited to;

•   Contribution to the net profit and growth targets for business.

•   Delivering exceptional service that exceeds customers’ expectations through proactive, innovative, and appropriate solutions.
•    Providing telephonic / email support to the intermediary on record, authorised representatives from the brokerage, and broker services.
•    Analysing the request from the intermediary and providing a quotation to secure the business (conversion).

•    Initiating out dials to intermediaries to discuss quotations and / or convert policies.
•    New business issuance.

•    Assisting to resolve all insurance queries within required timeframe and compliance requirements.
•    Managing client expectation on expected turnaround times for submitted requests;
•    Adhering to underwriting criteria and regional requirements.
•    Assist with profiling the client with the best suitable product and underwriting criteria;
•    Assisting in implementing solutions for improvement.

•    Adhering to workforce management principles to ensure that we optimize productivity.

•    Prioritise own workflow and ensure work in completed to the required standards of productivity, quality, and timelines; use performance manage systems to improve personal performance. Ensuring that business targets are met.
•    Standing in for consultants should they be absent or on leave during busy periods or absence of key resources, assisting where required. Ensuring that business targets are met.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
•    Matric / Grade 12
•    60 FAIS credits - Commercial lines

•    Minimum of 3 years’ experience in Short Term Insurance - Commercial Lines

•    Proven work experience in commercial underwriting within the short-term insurance industry
•    A relevant insurance related qualification (e.g., NQF level 4) would be advantageous 
•    Preferable work experience in agriculture would be advantageous

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS 
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Use of clear and effective verbal communication skills to request information and correspond with intermediaries.


•    Excellent interpersonal skills, collaborating with internal colleagues and external stakeholders / clients.
 

The Sanlam Group is committed to achieving transformation and embraces diversity.  This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace as we believe that these are key components to ensuring a thriving and sustainable business in South Africa.  The Group's Employment Equity plan and targets will be considered as part of the selection process.

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