Training Manager: Distribution

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Date: 13-Jan-2021

Location: Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa

Company: Sanlam Group

Who are we?

Sanlam Emerging Markets is responsible for Sanlam's financial services (life insurance, general insurance, banking, retail credit, health, bancassurance, asset management) in emerging markets outside South Africa. Our vision is to a leading Pan-African diversified financial services player and have a meaningful presence in India, Malaysia and Lebanon.

What will you do?

  • Develop a training strategy for SPA Life Distribution.
  • Ensure every life business has a training strategy for all distribution staff involved with Individual Life, Group Life and Banca business, including Sales Agents, Sales Staff, Sales Managers and Trainers.
  • Assist the SPA life businesses in the execution of their distribution training strategies.
  • Ensure distribution training resources/champions are in place in all the Life subsidiaries.
  • Up skilling of life subsidiary training resources in order to execute on the strategy and SPA Life Distribution training requirements.
  • Identify and develop distribution training content required in line with SEM Learning and Development training content and e-learning requirements. Work with and align with SEM Learning and Development Specialist when outsourcing content vendors for development.
  • Assist with the customization of distribution training in Life subsidiaries.
  • Identify distribution training needs.

What will make you successful in this role?

  • Have the necessary insurance sales experience in order to be regarded as an expert with credibility 
  • Possess strong multicultural skills
  • Be a highly pro-active individual with the ability to work independently as well as a member of a team.
  • The ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet stringent deadlines.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • The ability to speak French will be advantageous for the application.
  • Excellent presentation and powerpoint skills.
  • Be able to take ownership for problems and have sound problem solving skills.
  • Have an energetic and proactive attitude.
  • Have strong technical skills to support the delivery mechanisms for training content.
  • Need to be comfortable and able to travel when required

Qualification and Experience

Degree with 5 to 6 years related experience.

Knowledge and Skills

Learning Needs Analysis
Learning development, research and benchmarking
Learning Delivery and Evaluation
Nomination, scheduling and co-ordination of learning
Management of employees

Personal Attributes

Interpersonal savvy - Contributing through others
Plans and aligns - Contributing through others
Decision quality - Contributing through others
Business insight - Contributing through others

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 business clusters – Sanlam Personal Finance, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Sanlam Investments, Sanlam Corporate, Santam, Miway, as well as the Group Office – the group provides many opportunities for growth and development.

Core Competencies

Cultivates innovation - Contributing through others
Customer focus - Contributing through others
Drives results - Contributing through others
Collaborates - Contributing through others
Being resilient - Contributing through others

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 commited 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 the key components to ensure 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.