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Financial Advisor JHB

Sanlam LTD
Johannesburg Johannesburg, Gauteng Gauteng, South Africa
Closing date
May 31, 2024

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Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
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 products, as well as group schemes.

What will you do?

As a Financial Advisor, you will be selling Sanlam Retail Mass products and services. You will be promoting sales by introducing the products with use of presentation/display techniques. The successful candidates will need to keep informed of competitor action and customer status and will be required to achieve pre-set sales targets.

What will make you successful in this role?
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate strong entrepreneurial skills, target driven, self-disciplined, customer-centric and can build great client relationships.
  • To provide financial advice along with a financial plan in line with the customer value proposition and treating customers fairly framework.
  • To work in allocated key accounts and allocated markets.
  • To offer customer service to Sanlam clients.
  • To arrange appointments with potential customers within Key Accounts and Allocated Markets.
  • To update and inform customers and client public of our new products.
  • Develop and maintain an understanding of the range of Sanlam products. Keep up to date with any changes in products or regulations, as well as the impact thereof.
  • Ensure Continuous Professional Development (CPD) credits, accreditations and qualifications are up to date to maintain a quality and continuous service offering to customers.
  • Participate in knowledge sharing platforms and training opportunities, inside and outside of the organisation, where relevant.

Education and Qualification
  • Grade 12/Matric.
  • FAIS compliant in terms of 'fit and proper'.
  • English and any other official South African language.
  • Tech savvy and active on different social media platforms the following is an added advantage.
  • Post-matric qualification or RE5.
  • Previous experience in sales or client services.
  • Experience at a competitor company will be an added advantage.

Knowledge and Skills

Financial advice and support

Production target achievement and budgeting

Compliance and risk management

Client relationship management

Financial planning and recommendations

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 people 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

Collaborates - Contributing independently

Being resilient - Contributing independently

Drives results - Contributing independently

Cultivates innovation - Contributing independently

Customer focus - Contributing independently

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.

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