Executive Assistant: CEO SA Retail Mass

  • Full Time
  • Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Sanlam Group

Executive Assistant: CEO SA Retail Mass

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Date: 11-Sep-2020


Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Sanlam Group

Who are we?

Sanlam Developing Markets Limited (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. There are four businesses within the SA Retail Mass cluster, namely; Group Benefits, Individual Life, Safrican Insurance and African Rainbow Life.

What will you do?

Outputs will include but are not limited to:

  • General administrative duties such as diary management, travel arrangements, etc.
  • Document preparation for meetings
  • Preparation of monthly reports and powerpoint presentations when required
  • Foster excellent internal relationships in the business and across the Sanlam Group
  • Project Administration
  • Work closely with the Head: Strategy & Special Projects in certain deliverables
  • Draft minutes  from meetings and ensure that these are completed within reasonable and appropriate time
  • Prepare payments requisitions for goods and services
  • Provide administrative support by ensuring that time frames, policies and procedures are adhered to in respect of reports, performance management, etc and follow up on deadlines in respect of work processes/reports
  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders
  • General admin and ad hoc duties
What will make you successful in this role?


  • Proficient Microsoft Office Skills (Word, Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint)
  • Ability to interact with executives, senior management and staff at all levels in and across the business
  • Display utmost discretion as the candidate will have access to confidential information
  • Display a professional approach
Qualifications and experience


  • Grade 12
  • 5 years relevant experience in an executive assistant or similar role within the financial services environment
  • Business management degree or diploma will be a distinct advantage
Knowledge and Skills
Reservation Management
Secretarial Support
Manages various Stakeholder queries and support
Personal Attributes
Communicates effectively – Contributing independently
Plans and aligns – Contributing independently
Action orientated – Contributing independently
Optimises work processes – 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 business clusters – Sanlam Personal Finance, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Sanlam Investments, Sanlam Corporate, Santam, Miway, as well as the Group Office – the group provides many opportunities for growth and development.

Core Competencies
Cultivates innovation – Contributing independently
Customer focus – Contributing independently
Drives results – Contributing independently
Collaborates – Contributing independently
Being resilient – 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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