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Financial Advisor - Queenstown

Sanlam LTD
Mthatha Mthatha King Sabata Dalindyebo, South Africa
Closing date
Jul 13, 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?

The purpose of the role is to provide new and existing clients with professional and relevant financial advice, planning and products (sales) that are suited to their needs and requirements. Undertake the procurement of sustainable business of a high quality, in accordance with the business targets set. Maintain and service these clients as part of a long- term relationship which builds loyalty to the brand and generates ongoing advice and sales. Undertake these activities within a compliant and ethical manner which results in the building and sustaining the Sanlam Group business and brand.

What will make you successful in this role?
  • Assist in growing the Sanlam Adviser Business
    • Be committed to the marketing plans and targets set for growing and developing the business as set forward by the distribution strategy.
    • Apply knowledge and understanding of market segmentation and customer profiles to support sales and growth within the defined market.

    Undertake relevant behaviours to attain targets relating to:
    • Revenue generation (Single and recurring premiums)
    • Activity quotas
    • Promote the Sanlam brand
    • Treating customers fairly to be applied to all client engagements
    • Role is aligned to your personal career aspirations
  • Networking, prospecting and leads generation
    • Face to face interactions, social or business, to create business opportunities.
    • Prospecting of new clients through creative opportunities such as business/social networks, associations or ad hoc presentations.
    • Turning trusted relationships into business relationships.
    • Strengthening existing relationships by increasing the current service.
    • Use existing sources to establish opportunities across Sanlam businesses.
    • Personalised client value propositions.
    • Marketing on social media.
    • Undertake selected client focused activities to generate leads and informal prospecting opportunities.
    • Mining of existing client base to identify marketing gaps and sales opportunities within the middle-high and affluent market.
    • Structuring and implementing focused campaigns with new or existing clients in the defined market.
    • Requesting active and ongoing leads and referrals from others.
    • Monitoring and respond to client activities such as maturities, cancelations or surrenders within the defined market.
  • Client consultations and sales
    • Ensure all client interactions are compliant in terms of disclosures and advice given (provide written/ electronic information required for compliance).
    • Undertake comprehensive fact finding with each client to lift needs and priorities. Document these findings.
    • Conduct a financial needs analysis, using the relevant e-tools / instruments or systems, to ascertain the clients full financial situation; or utilise the services of a Para-Planner for this. (Draw policy history).
    • Provide sound personal financial planning advice.
    • Apply financial knowledge in putting together a plan that meets the needs of the client for a balanced portfolio.
    • Present financial solutions to the client in a professional and competent manner aligned to Treating Customers Fairly.
    • Use relevant processes and system tools to capture analysis information and update records accordingly.
    • Review clientââ¬â¢s portfolio annually by undertaking the above steps.
  • Client Service
    • Ensure all client interactions are ethical, courteous and professional.
    • Follow-up or refer all existing business queries to be resolved timeously through support.
    • Strive for excellent, value-added service to clients so that they do not seek competitor products or services.
    • Undertake continuous learning in terms of knowledge, skills and market/industry issues so as to service clients within the defined market.
    • Initiate long term client relationships and maintain a relational focus.
  • Monitor, update and reporting (weekly/monthly)

  • Document and present the following activities:
    • Number and profile of contacts, appointments, consultations.
    • Issued business and revenue against targets.
    • Update client details on records.
    • Appropriate workflow and activity monitor system entries.

    Qualification and Experience

    Grade 12

    Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act (FAIS) "Fit and Proper" requirements and Regulatory Examination successfully completed if registered with Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) for more than 24 months.

    Knowledge and Skills

    Financial advice and support

    Production target achievement and budgeting

    Compliance and risk management

    Client relationship management

    Financial planning and recommendations

    Personal Attributes

    Communicates effectively - Contributing independently

    Tech savvy - Contributing independently

    Action orientated - Contributing independently

    Interpersonal savvy - Contributing independently

    Persuades - Contributing independently

    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

    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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