Personal Assistant Wanted At Sanlam

Personal Assistant Wanted At Sanlam

Who are we?
Sanlam Emerging Markets is responsible for Sanlam’s financial services (life insurance, general insurance, banking, retail credit, health, bancassurance, and asset management) in emerging markets outside South Africa. We are a dynamic business with a culture of high-performance, innovation, thought leadership, proactivity and learning. Our diverse footprint spans 34 countries across Africa. This creates exciting opportunities to learn, grow and work as you interact with colleagues from different cultures and backgrounds. Our vision is to create the leading pan-African financial services business. We believe in creating and cultivating a positive, energised working environment that gives you every opportunity to achieve success. What will you do?
This Personal Assistant will support the Innovation and Growth Executive and senior management team with core Assistant functions as well as Project and Marketing coordination functions. What will make you successful in this role?
General Administration Support

  • Manage scheduling of meetings, video conferences, special events, information sessions etc.
  • Document preparation and distribution to all stakeholders (meeting agendas, board packs, minutes of meetings etc.)
  • Managing all travelling, accommodation and visa application arrangements
  • Receiving external clients and stakeholders at office (as and when required)
  • Managing all payments and related financial processes
  • Office and infrastructure management

Project and Marketing Administration

  • Management of PPO platform and keeping it updated
  • Provide project and marketing coordination support
  • Conduct research and draft reports
  • Preparation of presentations
  • Communication and liaison with relevant internal and external stakeholders Qualification and Experience
  • A relevant tertiary qualification
  • Additional certification in project management principles and processes will be advantageous
  • 3-5 years related experience
  • Experience in project management and / or marketing environment will be advantageous
  • Experience supporting multiple executives and senior managers
  • Experience in arranging local and international travel arrangements Knowledge and Skills
  • Ability to understand and speak French will be advantageous
  • Business communication methods and processes
  • Ability to sensitively manage organizational impact (red tape, protocol etc.)
  • Business knowledge and understanding of how organizational structures and processes work
  • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel & Power Point
  • Ability to manage various stakeholder queries and related support
  • Sound knowledge of etiquette that is followed or prescribed in a social and/or professional setting on an executive and senior management level. Personal Attributes
  • Excellent business communication skills in English (verbal and written)
  • Professional demeanor and “can do” attitude
  • High level of ownership and independence
  • Ability to successfully manage various activities simultaneously
  • Concern for accuracy and order
  • Solutions driven
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships
  • Influencing and gaining commitment
  • Stress tolerance
  • Display sound judgement Core Competencies
  • Cultivates Innovation
  • Client Focus
  • Drive Results
  • Collaborates
  • Flexibility and adaptability

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. 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 realize their worth. Through its business clusters – Sanlam Connect, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Sanlam Investments, Sanlam Corporate Santam, Miway, as well as the Group Office – the group provides many opportunities for growth and development. Our commitment to transformation
The Sanlam Group is committed to transformation and embracing diversity and our employment equity plan and targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse workplace with employment equity as a key goal to create an inclusive workforce, representative of the demographics of our society as well as people with disabilities.
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 the key components to ensure 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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