Project Administrator - 12 Month Fixed-Term Contract

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Date: 23-Nov-2021

Location: Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa

Company: Sanlam Group

Who we are?

Sanlam Investments Group is one of South Africa’s largest investment management companies. We have a performance history spanning over 100 years, and offer a range of investment and financial planning solutions to protect and grow the long-term wealth of our clients.

We take particular pride in:

•             Sanlam’s longevity and innovation

•             People, teamwork and values

•             A culture of diversity and commitment to growing our own timber

•             Our robust, tested and proven pragmatic investment process and philosophy

Our local and offshore investment products cover the full investment spectrum: active and passive; single and multi-manager – both locally and internationally. Our active funds range are managed according to our pragmatic value investing style.

Objective of the role

To provide support and project administration to project managers as well as general administration support to the IT division.

What will you do?

•    Provide support and guidance on project management processes, procedures, tools and techniques to the project managers and their team
•    Ensure that financial information such as invoices are managed according to the agreed standards
•    Filing, documentation and ensure that files are kept up to date for all the projects
•    Take and draft minutes of meetings
•    Arrange meetings, schedules and diaries
•    Manage project suppliers and stationery
•    Able to work with multiple reporting lines and ambiguity

What will make you successful in this role?

•    Grade 12
•    2 years of experience in a project administration or office administration
•    Proficient in MS Office and Outlook
•    Project management methodologies, tools and techniques working knowledge
•    Experience with project management software such as MS Project
•    SAP PS and MM module experience is desirable
•    Project Management principles and Methodologies
•    MS Project
•    Financial systems and procedures
•    Project administration function

Qualification and Experience

Grade 12 and Diploma/Certificate with 2 to 4 years related experience.

Knowledge and Skills

General Project Coordination and Administration
Project management tools
Project scheduling
Quality, Compliance and Accreditation

Personal Attributes

Interpersonal savvy - Contributing independently
Decision quality - Contributing independently
Action orientated - Contributing independently
Optimises work processes - 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 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.

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 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.