Regional Manager

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Date: 23-Feb-2021

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. There are four businesses within the SA Retail Mass cluster, namely; Group Benefits, Individual Life, Safrican Insurance and African Rainbow Life.

What will you do?

Assigns and guides the work of a group of clerks that may include Section Heads. Makes decisions on queries raised by subordinates. Advises on the recruitment and development of staff. Handles claims, renewals, new business, records, policy servicing, valuations, quotations and technical documentation.

What will make you successful in this role?


Certificate of Wealth Management.

Diploma in Sales Management advantageous

RE 5 and/or 1

At least 10 years relevant experience within the insurance industry of which at least 3 years in a management role.

MS Office Intermediate knowledge

Financial acumen

Well-developed management and leadership practices 

Knowledge and Skills

General administrative practices
Budgeting and risk administration
Logistical and events/meeting co-ordination
General Communication
Management of employees

Qualification and Experience

Grade 12 with at least 6 years related experience.

Personal Attributes

Communicates effectively - Contributing independently
Plans and aligns - Contributing independently
Directs work - Contributing independently
Decision quality - Contributing independently

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 independently
Customer focus - Contributing independently
Drives results - Contributing independently
Collaborates - Contributing independently
Being resilient - Contributing independently

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.