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  • Posted: Dec 2, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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    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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    Head: Project Management Office & Business Analysis

    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. There are four businesses within the SA Retail Mass cluster, namely; Group Benefits, Individual Life, Safrican Insurance and African Rainbow Life.

    What will you do?

    • Implementation of Project Management and Business Analysis methodologies, processes and systems.
    • Management of cross functional relationships and resource dependencies.
    • Contribution to the achievement of strategic objectives of the Business by facilitating delivery of projects.
    • Drive the prioritisation of projects, based on input from the relevant business cases.
    • Manage competing priorities with diplomacy and flexibility while paying close attention to timelines and expected results.
    • Review Business Requirement Specifications (BRS) to ensure accuracy and completeness.
    • Assist with issues related to business specifications, whilst ensuring the project objective and sokution is being clearly articulated and understood.
    • Assist with alignment between the business analysts (BA's) and the technical interpretation thereof.
    • Management of the project office and appropriate structure optimisation aligned to the project deliverables.
    • Roll-out planning and delivery monitoring against agreed timelines.
    • Critical Issue and Risk Management within programme management.
    • Careful monitoring of expense budgets as well as project budgets.
    • Portfolio reporting.
    • Centralised delivery resource planning and management.
    • Chair Steercoms, project forums and presentation at Exco meetings, workshops etc.
    • Assist with the escalation and resolution of critical project constraints.
    • Manages, mentors and develops a high performing team.
    • Complete performance appraisals, take corrective action when appropriate, and participate in the hiring process and decisions.

    What will make you successful in this role?

    • Matric and relevant tertiary education
    • Agile project management qualification e.g. Agile practitioner, Safe 4 agilest
    • Project Management qualification e.g. PMP, Prince 2
    • Minimum 5 years' project management and 2 years' business analysis experience
    • Programme/portfolio management experience in the financial services/insurance industry, with exposure to IT projects and business analysis will be advantageous

    Qualification And Experience

    • Degree or Diploma with 6 to 8 years related experience

    Knowledge And Skills

    • Project Planning, directing and co-ordination
    • Service standards and business requirements
    • Project Management Tools
    • Reporting and Administration
    • Quality, compliance and risk management

    Personal Attributes

    • Directs work - Contributing through others
    • Manages complexity - Contributing through others
    • Plans and aligns - Contributing through others
    • Balances stakeholders - Contributing through others

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Sanlam on careers.sanlamcloud.co.za to apply

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