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  • Posted: Jan 20, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Since our establishment in 1918, Sanlam has been a prominent part of the South African business landscape. We have always held a long-term view of how business adapts to the demands of the environment in which it operates. Today, in a dynamic world, we see an evolving set of social, economic, political and environmental imperatives that require our skilful ...
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    Data Manager

    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. The cluster focusses on retail porducts, as well as group schemes.

    What will you do?


    • Lead and contribute towards the Data Governance implementation process, aligned to the Data & Integrity strategic priorities for development of information-based capabilities.

    • Implement policies and guidelines for data management. 

    • Provide technical oversight for integration new technology or new initiative into data standards and structure. 

    • Maintain internal data asset library i.e. using technologies such as AXON. 

    • Provide an organization wide data governance framework, focusing primarily on the improvement of data quality and the protection of sensitive data.

    • Provide thought leadership and participate with projects that involve any of the upstream or downstream data flows and processes.

    • Manage SLAs for policy fixes.

    • Work with business partners to manage data quality and provide scorecards/reports.

    • Ensure controls are in place over applications to ensure the data integrity by performing data integrity gap analysis

    • Define indicators of performance and quality metrics and ensure compliance with data related policies, standards, roles and responsibilities, and adoption requirements.

    • Contribute actively to the management and compliance of core data assets with the applicable policies, legislation and regulations e.g. POPI, GPPR etc.

    What will make you successful in this role?


    Qualification & experience 

    • Degree or Diploma with 8 to 10 years related experience.

    • Planning, Reporting and Performance Management experience.

    • Experience in stakeholder management, internally and externally.

    • CDMP and/or CIMP Certified (desirable).

    Knowledge and Skills

    • Understanding of Data & Information Privacy Laws and Regulations.

    • Self-motivated, able to handle tasks with minimal supervision or questions & ability to deliver acceptable customer service.

    • Solid Knowledge of SQL and JIRA.

    • Knowledge and understanding of technologies such as IDQ, AXON.

    • Provide input for the Data Governance Council.

    • Drive the Data Stewards Forum.

    • Drive best practice, iterative improvement and innovation at a strategic deployment level.

    Personal Attributes

    • Organisational savvy - Contributing through others
    • Manages complexity - Contributing through others
    • Strategic mindset - Contributing through others
    • Tech savvy - Contributing through others

    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 through others
    • Customer focus - Contributing through others
    • Drives results - Contributing through others
    • Collaborates - Contributing through others
    • Being resilient - Contributing through others

    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.

    Method of Application

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