Sanlam Job Vacancies: Development Manager

Posted on :

29 Jul, 2010

Category :

Management Jobs in South Africa

Sanlam Limited is a financial services group in South Africa with its head office in Bellville in the Western Cape. Established in 1918, the Group demutualised in 1998 and Sanlam Limited then listed on the JSE Limited in Johannesburg and the Namibian Stock Exchange. The Sanlam Group conducts its business through Sanlam Limited, the corporate head office and four business clusters. The corporate head office is responsible for the Group’s centralised functions such as strategic direction, financial and risk management, marketing and communications, Group human resources and corporate social investment (CSI).

During the nineties Sanlam’s focus gradually shifted from life insurance to providing a broader range of financial products and services and in 1998 Sanlam was demutualised, listing on the JSE Securities Exchange, as well as the Namibian Stock Exchange on 30 November 1998. This changed Sanlam from a mutual entity into a public company with a share capital, namely Sanlam Life Insurance Ltd. At the same time a separate company, Sanlam Ltd, was installed as the parent company of the Sanlam group of businesses. The Group was also restructured into several independent businesses within a federal business structure.

JOB TITLE: Development Manager

DEPARTMENT: Advisor Channel : SFA : KZN : Durban

CLOSING DATE: 4 August 2010 before 12:00 (No late applications will be accepted)




1.Activity productivity and performance management of Financial


2.Facilitate Financial Advisers to on-the-job and formal training.

3.Undertake focused Coaching and vesting of Financial Advisers with

regards to the sales process.



Minimum qualifications:

1.Matric or equivalent qualification.


3.Management / Coaching Diploma.


1.Extensive experience in marketing / sales.

2.Previous management role.

3.Financial Services experience preferably having been a FA.


1.MS-Office (Excel Word Powerpoint); S.Net and other sales related

applications / software (i.e. : Investor Sanquote Officequote

Linkquote Alpha Client Spotlight Santax Santrust etc.); Lotus


2.Business / Management:

-Financial Services Industry knowledge.

-Financial Services Product knowledge.

-Legal technical knowledge (product related).

-Financial / Assurance products (broad and background).

-Management skills to manage / coach staff.

-Budgets and expense management.

-Relevant regulatory legislation and compliance knowledge (FAIS


-Marketing / selling knowledge / skills (including 6 step sales cycle).

-Activity and performance management.

-Analyse new business trends.

-Distribution Academy training program / courses.



2.Task Structuring.

3.Work standards.

4.Results driven.

5.Technical knowledge.


7.Business Acumen.

8.Team success.

9.Continuous learning.

10.Decision making.

Application process:

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Should you not hear from us within three weeks after the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

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