Senior Manager: Governance Support (Bellville/Sandton)

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Date: 14 May 2024

Location: Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa

Company: Sanlam Group

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 five business clusters – Sanlam Fintech, Sanlam Life and Savings, Sanlam Investment Group, Sanlam Allianz, Santam, as well as MiWay and the Group Office – the group provides many opportunities for growth and development.

Purpose of the role

First Line Strategic and operational oversight, guidance, management and coordination of Corporate, Risk & Regulatory Governance Assurance across the business; as well as strategic & operational oversight, direction and representation of the Data Governance environment and assurance levels, across the business.

Key roles and responsibilities

  • Alleviate the complexity & burden of compliance to the business, through effective 1st Line oversight and management of: 
    • Regulatory & Corporate Governance management & review, incl: Centralized Governance controls; Monitoring, Reporting & Analytics; and driving Sustainable Compliance Culture [within the aspects of Data Privacy; Anti-Money Laundering; Business Continuity Management; Treating Customers Fairly; FAIS; FIC; Medical schemes; etc.] 
    • Guide development & implementation of controls, incl: Governance findings Mitigation; Continuous Improvements; Regulatory changes implementation; Play a governance subject matter expert role on Business Projects at a cluster and group level 
    • Stakeholder Liaison & Advisory, including but not limited to; Internal & External Assurance Provider Business Representation; Business Commentary & Advisory on Regulatory changes; continuous guidance & advisory to business on governance matters. 
  • Responsibility for end-to-end oversight, management, resolution, tracking, remediation and analytics of the Cluster’s Data Governance capabilities (Data Privacy; Data Quality; etc.), including but not limited to: 
    • Efficient & effective Data Privacy Incident & Breach resolution and monitoring 
    • Consolidated Cluster Data Governance Reporting, Analytics and Insights 
    • Consolidated Cluster Data Governance Policy Assessments & Monitoring 
    • Continuous remediation & improvement opportunities (where applicable) 
    • Recognised 1st Line Governance Lead and source of truth feedback loop into 2nd and 3rd Line risk management functions 
    • Strategic direction, lead, implementation and embedding of the Cluster’s governance strategy vision within the business 
    • Manage sustainable relationships with key stakeholders, both internal and external 

Qualifications and experience

  • Bachelor’s in Commerce degree, preferably majoring in Finance, Accounting or Auditing 
  • Minimum 5 years Middle Management experience in Corporate Governance related roles 
  • Completed 3-year Auditing articles is advantageous 
  • Accounting fraternity qualification is advantageous [CA(SA); CIMA; ACCA; IIA-CIA; etc.] 

Knowledge and skills

  • Excellent Financial, Audit & Risk management skills 
  • Excellent Stakeholder management skills, both internal & external 
  • Change management skills 
  • Conflict management skills 
  • Presentation, Analytical & critical thinking skills 
  • Regulatory environment understanding and exposure is advantageous 
  • Employee-benefits related product exposure is advantageous 
  • Financial services industry exposure is advantageous 

Personal qualities

  • Agility with Leading & being leader-led 
  • Structured and results driven 
  • Strategic thinking with Problem-solving & attention to detail 
  • Accountable & Focussed 
  • Great Communication skills, both written and verbal 
  • Collaborative & Team player 
  • Self-mastery & Change Adaptive 

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. 

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