PowerPoint Specialist (Fixed Term Contract)

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Date: 23-Nov-2021

Location: Tygervalley, Western Cape, 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.

What will you do?


  • This role will be centered around the generation and maintenance of PowerPoint presentations as required by the business
  • You will be part of the graphic design team within Marketing
  • You will also be required to use existing templates to facilitate the design of communications, such as:
    • Email, web, Zoom, event digital banners
    • Top and tail of client webinars
    • Update / generate social medial content
    • Generate digital design elements (such as 1-pagers / brochures)
  • Attend to overall layout within PPT environment
  • Create master templates / items (Slide masters, presentations, graph origination, redesign of graphs)
  • Format graphs where possible from native source files like Excel
  • Develop full creative for themed presentations when requested
  • Ensure overall look and feel complies with Sanlam Investments CI and brand guidelines
  • Attend dry-runs for PPT presentations with speakers
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Indesign / Illustrator / Photoshop / After effects



What will make you successful in this role?

Technical competencies

  • An understanding of Microsoft Office (PPT, MS Word, Excel) is required
  • Good working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Overall graphic design function within a marketing environment
  • Development to learn Adobe After Effects, to do video production if required


Behavioural competencies

  • Ability to work independently
  • Be proactive
  • Strong team player
  • Solid interpersonal skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Willingness to work flexible hours when required
  • Results-focused
  • Ability to work within a pressurised environment and adhere to tight deadlines
  • Passionate and high energy
  • Demonstration of living the company values - being transparent, passionate and an innovator


Minimum requirements

  • Minimum 5 years' experience in PPT creation
  • Diploma in Graphic Design or Recognised industry related training 

Qualification and Experience

Degree or Diploma with 4 to 6 years related experience.

Knowledge and Skills

Define client requirements
Desktop publishing tools
Project management
Monitor quality and cost

Personal Attributes

Plans and aligns - Contributing independently
Optimises work processes - Contributing independently
Action orientated - Contributing independently
Interpersonal savvy - 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.