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  • Posted: May 17, 2021
    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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    Trainee Manager : SanlamConnect Gauteng North: Lynnwood

    Who are we?

    Sanlam is dedicated to supporting, growing and empowering clients with affordable, easy and suitable solutions, primarily through face-to-face intermediary channels, but also directly. This role is within the financial planning business of Sanlam, which comprises a large force of both tied and independent intermediaries as we as the staff who support them. We are dedicated to meeting the financial needs of our clients. Our vision: We aspire to be the best at building enduring relationships by connecting clients with Sanlam through intermediaries and directly. We create sustainable value by attracting new clients, supporting ongoing client engagement and providing adaptive solutions designed to answer life’s financial questions. Ultimately we grow and protect wealth.

    What will you do?

    We currently offer successful candidates an opportunity to enter the Financial Services Industry to be trained as a Manager to be part of our dynamic management team.

    We are looking for candidates with leadership potential, seeking experience and mentorship from established individuals in the Financial Services Industry.

    The programme is structured over a 12 month period and will guide the candidate through a process of training, mentorship, on- the- job coaching, functional assignments and focused business exposure within a dynamic and fast paced environment in order to groom and prepare the candidate for success.

    Output/Core Tasks:

    Your success will come from:

    • Successfully completing training related to position of financial adviser
    • Successfully completing training on support structures and processes
    • Successfully completing (first line) formal management training
    • Undergoing rotation and exposure to different positions within the region
    • Receiving coaching and mentorship by existing management
    • Successfully completing specific assignments and projects
    • Receiving exposure to executive management team.

    What’s in it for you?

    • Unique remuneration structure that will see you well rewarded for your success
    • Get to manage your own income
    • Work with visionaries in the industry who value entrepreneurship and creativity
    • Represent one of the top well-respected South African companies
    • Be invested in and grow your talents                                                               

    What will make you successful in this role?

    Qualification & Experience

    • Matric or equivalent qualification
    • A valid driver’s license is a requirement for this position
    • Fluent in English
    • Commerce or Legal degree is a prerequisite
    • Previous business experience in the industry, preferably within the distribution environment
    • Previous management experience within the industry and/or a leadership qualification (e.g. MBA, Management diploma, etc.) can be an added advantage, but is not a pre-requisite (should you have previous industry related experience, you must meet FAIS requirements)

    Knowledge and skills

    • Leadership skills, including the ability to motivate and develop people
    • Exceptional interpersonal, communication and relationship building skills
    • Confident, assertive and persuasive ability
    • Target driven and a self-starter with an entrepreneurial mind set
    • Sales skills/orientation

    Personal qualities

    • Cultivates Innovation
    • Client Centricity
    • Drives Results
    • Collaborates
    • Flexibility and Adaptability
    • Develops Talent
    • Business Insight
    • Communicates Effectively
    • Decision Quality
    • Treating Customers Fairly

    Process for applications:

    • The closing date for applications is 20 May 2021.
    • The recruiter reserves the right to withdraw the advertisement prior to the closing date or to allow further applications to be submitted after the closing date indicated. 

    Turnaround times

    • 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 aim is to help you 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 business clusters – SanlamConnect, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Sanlam Investments, Sanlam Corporate Santam, Miway, as well as the Group Office – the group provides many opportunities for growth and development.

    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

    Interested and qualified? Go to Sanlam on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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