Sanlam Recent Employment Opportunity – Apply Now!

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18 May, 2020

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Management Jobs in South Africa

Sanlam was established as a life insurance company in South Africa but has since transformed into a diversified financial services group that operates across the African continent, India, Malaysia and selected developed markets, with listings on the Johannesburg, A2X and Namibian stock exchanges. In 2018 the Group celebrated its centenary as well as 20 years since demutualisation and listing in South Africa and Namibia. Sanlam is one of the 50 largest internationally active insurance groups in the world with a presence in 44 countries and has the biggest non-banking financial services footprint on the African continent.


Job Title: Foundation Operations Manager – Group Brand
Location: South Africa

The five business clusters (Personal Finance, Investments, Emerging Markets, Corporate, and Short-term insurance) house the Group’s business operations. The Group Office serves as the ‘glue’ that keeps the Group together by providing strategic direction and support to the five clusters to assist them in meeting their business objectives. The Group Office is responsible for the Group’s centralised functions, which include: Finance, Actuarial and Risk Management, Information Technology, Human Resources, Market Development and Brand Services, which includes the Sanlam Foundation.
Based in Belville, Sanlam Foundation seeks to appoint:


The Foundation Operations Manager is a supportive role to the Foundation Head. This position focuses on assisting with the successful implementation of the Foundation’s strategic objectives and its measurement of impact, as well as managing the execution and adoption of all activities within the Foundation. The role is responsible for the day-day operations of the Foundation, including quality assurance & non-financial regulatory reporting, IT and operational risk management. The role is responsible for the management of the Project managers and project administrator/s in the Foundation to ensure that all programmes are delivered within scope, time and budget.

Key responsibilities for this position include:

  • Preparing work schedules and assigns specific duties
  • Reviewing financial statements, sales, activity reports and other performance data to measure productivity and goal achievement
  • Determining areas needing cost reduction and program improvement
  • Establishing and implementing departmental policies, goals, objectives, procedures and may confer with board members, organisation officials and staff members as necessary
  • Determining staffing requirements and oversees the human resources processes
  • Monitoring business to ensure that they efficiently and effectively provide the needed services while staying within budgetary limits

The Foundation Operations Manager must possess and be able to demonstrate:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, and a Project Management qualification (PRINCE 2 or Project Management Practitioner (PMP)
  • 5-7 years’ experience at management or supervisory level
  • 5-7 years’ experience in Project and/or Programme management, preferably in the NPO/Development sector
  • An understanding of Risk Management and Internal audit principles will be to your advantage
  • Knowledge and understanding of King IV Report (Triple bottom line)
  • Knowledge and understanding of the regulatory and fiduciary requirements (DTI codes of good practice) for Trusts and NPOs
  • Knowledge of Schedule 9 of Income tax Act, as well as VAT act and other relevant financial legislation and fiduciary requirements.
  • Deep knowledge of Sustainability and Socio-economic development, as well as the not-for-profit sector

The following will an advantage:

  • 1-3 years’ experience in IT and/or digital channels
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a business/financial services environment

To apply

View the full job description and application instructions on the Vacancies page at and email your application  to [email protected]   

Application Deadline:  Friday 22nd May 2020

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