Associate Benefit Consultant (Sandton)

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Date: 17-Jun-2022

Location: South Africa

Company: Sanlam Group


Sanlam Corporate forms part of Sanlam Life and Savings Cluster which offers retail and corporate life insurance, health and investment products in South Africa. Our vision is to be the preferred partner to Corporate and Public Sector by providing an awesome client experience and comprehensive solutions that enable the financial resilience and prosperity of those entities and their employees. We tap into over 100years of expertise to provide cost-effective Employee Benefits and Healthcare Solutions that enable financial confidence for our members. We enable our clients to make better retirement and risk decisions today through determined and passionate thought leadership and best-in-class people, innovative products and proven processes all designed to help people live a better life tomorrow. 


We believe in creating and cultivating a positive, energised working environment that gives every individual the opportunity to achieve success by embracing diversity and growing our talent. We do this through living our values of having the courage to be bold, care, collaboration and an intolerance for mediocrity. We’re all about building strong, lasting relationships with our employees. We know that you have hopes for your future –your career, your personal development and of achieving awesome things. We pride ourselves in helping our employees to realise their worth and live with confidence.

Build a successful career with us


We’re all about building strong, lasting relationships with our employees. We know that you have hopes for your future – your career, your personal development and of achieving great things. We pride ourselves in helping  our employees to realise their worth. Through its four business clusters – Sanlam Life and Savings, Sanlam Investment Group, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Santam, as well as MiWay and the Group Office – the group provides many opportunities for growth and development.

What will you do?


To consult to the trustees/management committees of funds, assist in the daily managing and logistical control of the funds, to co-ordinate and facilitate between departments, with the ultimate objective of providing overall assistance and backup to the Senior / Principal Consultant.

Key Responsibilities


•    Ensuring that a portfolio of clients is adequately serviced
•    Technical excellence in servicing corporate clients
•    Embodying TCF in client interaction
•    Demonstrating client centricity
•    Manage the communication plan of the Funds
•    Facilitating and co-ordinating internal departments
•    Self-development
•    Build client relationships and ensure client retention
•    Attend and coordinate Trustee Meetings and/or Joint Forum Meetings
•    Awareness of regulatory legislation and developments within the industry

Qualification and Experience


•    Bcom Degree or BA Law / LLB or equivalent NQF level
•    CFP advantageous
•    FAIS accreditation advantageous
•    Minimum of 1-3 years Benefit Consulting Experience is required

Knowledge and Skills


•    Knowledge of Employee Benefits and wider financial services industry and process
•    Computer literate with proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
•    Own car and Driver’s Licence 

Behavioural Competencies


•    Organisational Savvy – Maneuvering comfortably through complex policy, process and people related organizational dynamics.
•    Manages Complexity – Making sense of complex, high quantity and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.
•    Drives Engagement – Creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organisation achieve its objectives.
•    Business Insight – Applying knowledge of the business and marketplace to advance the organisation’s goals.
•    Displays Care – Showing care and consideration to our clients that extends beyond professionalism.

Core Competencies


•    Cultivates Innovation by creating new and better ways for the organisation to be successful.
•    Client Focus - Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
•    Drives Results - Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
•    Collaborates - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
•    Resilience - Rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations.

Turnaround time


The shortlisting process will only start once the application due date has been reached. The time taken to complete this process will depend on how far you progress and the availability of managers. 

Our commitment to transformation


The Sanlam Group is committed to transformation and embracing diversity and our employment equity plan and targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse workplace with employment equity as a key goal to create an inclusive workforce, representative of the demographics of our society as well as people with disabilities.