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  • Posted: Oct 29, 2019
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    Santam Limited is the largest short-term insurer in South Africa, with a market share in excess of 22%, providing short-term insurance products through broker networks and direct sales channels. The company was established in 1918 and offers personal, commercial, and corporate insurance solutions. Santam is a subsidiary of Sanlam Limited and has been listed ...
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    Area Manager

    Responsible for increasing and protecting the organisations market share in the agricultural segment through a pro-active and planned marketing strategy. Required to attend various public functions, seminars, farmers’ days/shows. Research emerging farmer markets and investigate the feasibility of projects. Responsible to grow the agricultural credit book and provide technical, economic and financial information to the agricultural segment. Responsibilities include promoting crop insurance and assisting and advising brokers in the preparation of competitive insurance quotes.

    What will make you successful in this role?

    Portfolio Growth

    • Identify new potential clients/intermediaries.
    • Identify competitors and gather market intelligence.
    • Provide input into the broker business by sharing analysis, compile and manage intermediary clients’ prospect list.
    • Preparing and delivering quotes (direct and through intermediary).
    • Identify and facilitate opportunities to be part of industry forums and events.
    • Senior relationship manager also assists regional manager on regional level.
    • Grow the portfolio through direct sales and through intermediaries.

    Area Management

    • Execute relationship management with intermediaries and clients.
    • Attend/handle meetings with intermediaries to discuss performance statistics and growth.
    • Understand the business opportunities in the area and client segmentation.
    • Attend to ad hoc queries and resolution of issues from intermediaries and clients.
    • Promote Santam through marketing activities to intermediaries, clients and the community.

    Portfolio Management

    • Assist in developing the sales strategy for the area and/ or the region.
    • Identify intermediary training needs.
    • Manage realised rate levels according to minimum and target rates.
    • Identify cross and up-selling opportunities.
    • +B2* Monitor crop profitability.

    Business Planning

    • Contribute/participate/prepare area reports and presentations (can be regional as well as at a senior level).
    • Assist/drive profitability by improved cost managements (commission, management expenses, assessment cost).
    • Assist in/produce analysis of existing clients and segments.
    • Provide input to marketing ideas.
    • Identify opportunities to market the brand. Events budget, invite the intermediaries and participate.
    • Analyse of existing clients and segments.

    Loss Assessments

    • Performing assessments.
    • Manage part-time assessors.
    • Train assessors in collaboration with technical insurance services.
    • Performing control/inspection assessments and re-assessments where complaints are logged on assessments.

    Distribution Channel Management

    • Advise intermediary on appropriate channel selection.
    • Take ownership and manage channel solution implementation at intermediary level.
    • Manage sales function, quotes (large quotes), channel conflict or under quoting, NQR etc.

    Claims Resolution

    • Conducting claims estimates on allocated business/portfolio.
    • Facilitate resolution of queries at any point of claim by understanding end-to-end claims process (registration, assessment, settlement, repudiation, dispute handling etc.).
    • Interpret policy wordings against claim situations.
    • Analyse and report on claims drivers affecting portfolio growth and profit, such as frequency, average cost per claim (acpc), severity etc.
    • Manage ex gratia requests by assessing merits (loss against policy cover, policy and intermediary history) and create business cases for management consideration.
    • Maintain close network relationships with claims handlers, assessors etc.

    Internal Networking

    • Build relationships with business and insurance support, facilitate the resolution of queries and issues with claims.
    • Contract and monitor service levels with support units.
    • Build effective working relationships with RM, RU, assessors and advisors.
    • Attend and participate in quarterly distribution planning meetings.
    • Manage escalations, exceptions and service interruptions in the different channels.


    • Understand the climatic needs for each crop, as well as the genetic differences between cultivars.
    • Able to distinguish the problems regarding weeds, diseases, nutrition, insects etc.

    Farming Methods

    • Understand the need for, and the effective use of equipment and machinery.

    Qualification And Experience

    • Grade 12
    • H Dip degree in Agriculture (preferably with horticultureas a subject)
    • FAIS compliance: 60 credits Commercial Lines 30 credits and Personal Lines 30 credits
    • Driver’s licence
    • RE 1


    • 2 - 3 years’ specialised crop experience from entry level.

    Knowledge And Skills

    • Business management
    • Negotiation
    • Sales
    • Conflict management
    • Presentation skills
    • Writing skills


    • Analytical thinking
    • Information seeking
    • Conceptual thinking
    • Results driven
    • Takes initiative
    • Integrity
    • Emotional self-control

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    Relationship Manager

    • This job is focused on the retention and profitable growth of allocated broker portfolios through developing and management of strong relationships with intermediaries and internal business partners.
    • The position reports to the regional manager east coast.


    • Supporting Santam sales strategy & business plan in line with the regions Targets..
    • Establish and manage strong relationships with brokers including business managers.
    • Growth and profitability of allocated broker portfolio
    • Work with brokers in developing a business plan to grow business
    • Assist in identifying new potential brokers and opportunities for business growth
    • Awareness of competition and market information
    • Facilitate the sales process and ensure that brokers deal with correct channels
    • Facilitate sale of quotes
    • Monthly analysis of figures down to broker level
    • Report at Broker Services regional meetings.
    • People management ( service consultant )

    Qualifications And Experience

    • Matric Qualification
    • Insurance related qualification or business degree will be advantageous
    • FAIS Compliant (60 credits on NQF level 4)
    • Regulatory exam compliance.
    • At least 3 years personal lines and 5 years commercial experience in an Operational environment involving responsibility of a large portfolio of broker business.
    • Good Operational experience with regard to CPM commercial business
    • Sales experience in the short term insurance sector
    • Experience in maintaining and growing a profitable portfolio of Commercial and personal insurance.

    Knowledge & Skills

    Skills, Knowledge and Competencies

    • Technical product knowledge w.r.t. short term insurance
    • Technical underwriting knowledge
    • People management experience.
    • Good communication skills (verbal and written)
    • Excellent inter-personal and problem solving skills
    • Business skills
    • Negotiation
    • Selling
    • Conflict management skills


    • In-depth knowledge of financial analysis processes and statistics


    • Deciding and initiating action
    • Client service orientation
    • Building networks and good relations
    • Influencing
    • Applying expertise and technology
    • Problem solving
    • Planning and organising
    • Supporting change
    • Performing under pressure
    • Ability to work independently
    • Enterprising and commercial thinking
    • Teamwork and supporting
    • Analysing

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