Business Development Manager

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Date: 20-Jun-2022

Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Company: Sanlam Group

Who are we?

Sanlam Developing Markets [SDM] (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sanlam Life Limited) is one of the top financial services providers in the South African entry-level and emerging middle market. It aims to understand the unique requirements of clients and offers a wide range of simple and affordable financial solutions that cover needs such as funeral insurance, savings for education, life cover and personal accident plans. In terms of the Sanlam Group Governance Policy, SDM is managed by the SA Retail Mass cluster, which is part of the Sanlam Life and Savings cluster within the Sanlam Group. The cluster focusses on retail porducts, as well as group schemes.

What will you do?

Group business is looking for an experienced business development manager to oversee the channels new business acquisitions and relationship management prospects. The ideal candidates will be in charge of creating effective business plans to grow operating profits by increasing revenue from group business, increase brand loyalty, and improve customer satisfaction.
The ideal candidate will be responsible for acquiring new corporate clients, growing and maintaining existing clients within a distribution channel, so he/she will be expected to be an experienced and efficient leader. If you also have excellent people skills, business acumen and exemplary work ethics, we’d like to meet you.
The objective of this position is to acquire new corporate clients, grow income and profits and build relationships with key stakeholders in order to drive extensive and sustainable growth.

What will make you successful in this role?

•A relevant Diploma/ Degree such as Finance/Marketing/Sales
•Relevant post graduate business or commercial degree
•Relevant industry related qualification/s

Qualification and Experience

Degree or Diploma with 6 to 8 years related experience

Knowledge and Skills

New business development concepts
Influence the execution of BAU
Change Management
Business Planning and viability studies
Assist with strategic business development plan

Personal Attributes

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

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 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.