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Regional Human Capital Business Partner - Free State and Northern Cape

Bloemfontein Bloemfontein Mangaung, South Africa
Closing date
May 3, 2024

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Job Role
Finance Business Partner
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 make you successful in this role?

This role is required to operate at a tactical level, dealing with difficult and somewhat complex challenges under limited oversight, but leveraging of existing frameworks, policies, guidelines, and practices to address those challenges. The role is required to influence decision-making related to people matters at business unit level and leverage of the HC network to deliver on the business needs.

These are the key outcomes expected from this role:

Be a trusted advisor to the business and managers on all people matters.
Support the business in their people needs, including talent acquisition, talent management and development, performance management, rewards, and recognition.
Drive awareness and understanding of Sanlam's people strategy, policies and practices and ensure adherence to HC frameworks and guidelines.
Ensure regulatory compliance across the people practices.
Be an agent of change and support the implementation of change and transformation programmes across the business unit.
Accountable for all reporting, analytics and measurement related to HC in the business unit.

Detail Deliverables:

Business Partnering:

Act as a trusted liaison between business and human capital, by having a good understanding of the business and how it generates value for the various stakeholders and broad experience and understanding of human capital practices and disciplines, to provide sound advice to business and managers on how to drive engagement and performance of their people, leveraging of Sanlam's people practices and policies.

Strategy Execution:

Support the Human Capital Strategy execution at business unit level,

Policy Implementation:

Keep abreast of all Human Capital policies and policy changes and ensure that business and employees are aware and have a good understanding of the Sanlam HC policies, driving and monitoring adherence to policies.
Regularly engage with business to understand the effectiveness of HC policies in the business unit and provide recommendations to Human Capital leadership on policy changes/enhancements that will better support the business and talent management.

Transformation and Change:

Drive the implementation of diversity & inclusion, transformation and change processes and plans, engaging with business to get buy-in and facilitate the change and transformation processes.
Act as a change and transformation champion to the business unit, monitoring the progress and effectiveness of the programmes, plans and processes and providing regular feedback and updates to HC Leadership and CoEs.


Ensure adherence to labour regulations and legislation, by engaging with business on a regular basis to create awareness of regulatory requirements, monitoring compliance across the different human capital processes and taking action either directly or through escalation in case of non-compliance.

Talent acquisition and Onboarding:

Leverage Sanlam's job architecture and talent acquisition frameworks and assessment tools to ensure business needs are met, in terms of skills, capabilities and fit.
Support business in onboarding new employees, to ensure a smooth integration within the business unit and awareness and understanding of the Sanlam's employee value proposition, rewards and benefits programmes, people processes and policies.

Qualification and Experience:

Tertiary qualification with at least 5 years related experience
A post-graduate qualification will be advantageous

Knowledge and Skills

HR Consulting and Solutions orientation

Data analysis and interpretation and trend analysis within complex business environment

Business understanding

Complex HR Support

Personal Attributes

Courage - Contributing through others

Manages complexity - Contributing through others

Ensures accountability - Contributing through others

Plans and aligns - 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 five business clusters - Sanlam Fintech, Sanlam Life and Savings, Sanlam Investment Group, Sanlam Allianz, 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

Being resilient - Contributing through others

Collaborates - 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.

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