15 August 2022

Job Opportunity at Sanlam, Contact Centre Consultant

  Nasseb Abdallah       15 August 2022

Job Opportunity at Sanlam, Contact Centre Consultant

Contact Centre Consultant

Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Company: Sanlam Group

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?

  • Receive client queries and complaints
  • Handling >75 calls per day with an average handling time of 286 seconds  ( 65 inbound and 10 outbound minimum)
  • Client queries resolved within agreed timelines
  • Client queries escalated to next level of expertise
  • Improved 1st call resolutions when handling queries
  • Perform operational transactions
  • Ensure that 100% of work(policy information and simple changes) is accurately processed within agreed SLA
  • Handling client emails within the agreed SLA
  • Achieve > 95% on all evaluation transactions
  • Ensure that work complies with set standards (100% interactions logged timeously and accurately on Athena and Pavlov)
  • Adherence with Contact Centre and HR policies and procedures (Working Hours and Shifts, Leave etc)
  • Adherence to all SOP’s (Inbound, Outbound, Hospital Claim, Death Claim, Policy changes, Non-risk Claims, Complaints etc)
  • 100% attendance of scheduled training on product, process and systems
  • A pass rate of 90% achieved on all product assessments
  • 100% competence on all systems
  • Ensure error rate of 1% on all interactions

Contact Centre Consultant Job Vacancy at Sanlam

What will make you successful in this role?

Qualification and experience 

  • Matric
  • Diploma or Degree is an advantage

Knowledge and Skills

  • COP is an advantage.
  • At least 2 year experience in Contact Centre and Policy Servicing environment preferable within financial sector.
  • Computer literacy
  • MS Office
  • Basic Insurance understanding
  • Be able to speak English, Afrikaans and at least 2 other national African languages
  • Product knowledge


  • Analysing
  • Adapting and responding to change
  • Coping with pressures and setbacks
  • Interpersonal sensitivity
  • Client service orientation
  • Teamwork
  • Decisiveness
  • Pro-activity
  • Listening skills
  • Telephone etiquette

Written and verbal communication skills (Speaking knowledge of English, Afrikaans and at least 2 other national African languages

Qualification and Experience

Grade 12 with 1 to 2 years related experience.

Knowledge and Skills

Processing transactions and conduct simple calculations
Data collection and analysis
Record keeping, filing and maintenance of databases
Maintain work standards and quality verification

Personal Attributes

Plans and aligns – Contributing dependently
Communicates effectively – Contributing dependently
Action orientated – Contributing dependently
Optimises work processes – Contributing dependently

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 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

Being resilient – Contributing dependently
Customer focus – Contributing dependently
Collaborates – Contributing dependently
Cultivates innovation – Contributing dependently
Drives results – Contributing dependently

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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