Jun 30, 2020

Head: Group Talent: Group HR (Senior Management)

  • Sanlam Group
  • Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa
Full time Executive

Job Description

Who are we?

Sanlam was established as a life insurance company in South Africa but has since transformed into a diversified financial services group that operates across the African continent, India, Malaysia and selected developed markets, with listings on the Johannesburg, A2X and Namibian stock exchanges. In 2018 the Group celebrated its centenary as well as 20 years since demutualisation and listing in South Africa and Namibia. Sanlam is one of the 50 largest internationally active insurance groups in the world with a presence in 44 countries and has the biggest non-banking financial services footprint on the African continent.

The five business clusters (Personal Finance, Investments, Emerging Markets, Corporate, and Short-term insurance) house the Group’s business operations. The Group Office serves as the ‘glue’ that keeps the Group together by providing strategic direction and support to the five clusters to assist them in meeting their business objectives. The Group Office is responsible for the Group’s centralised functions, which include: Finance, Actuarial and Risk Management, Information Technology, Human Resources, Market Development and Brand Services.

What will you do?
This role is responsible to lead Group Talent Management, in partnership with the Human Capital (HC) Leadership Team and business leaders. Ensure alignment of the talent management strategy with the business priorities. Accountability for this role includes Centre of Expertise (COE) for Employer Branding, Talent Acquisition, Onboarding, Performance Management and Organisation Design. Ensures integration of the talent management strategy with the moments that matter and employee experience.

This role resides in the Group Office and reports to the Group Human Resources Director.

What will make you successful in this role?
These are the key outcomes expected from this role:

Develop Group Talent Management Strategy to support delivery of the Group Business Strategy
Ownership of the Organisation Design and strategic workforce planning practices, in partnership with the Head of Reward, Cluster HC Executives and business leaders
Ownership of the Employer Branding, Talent Attraction and Acquisition practice
Establish a Group approach to Assessments and contract appropriate providers to deliver on the mandate
Develop employee centric Onboarding strategy and practice
Custodian of the Group Performance Management framework to drive delivery of the business strategy and culture of high performance
Drives the delivery of the required talent pipeline through robust Succession Planning in partnership with the business clusters
Drive talent mobility across the Group (cross boarding and offboarding) through the Cluster HC Executives and business leaders
Reporting and measurement related to area of accountability
Develop and drive the employee experience roadmap, measurement and feedback
Qualification and Experience
Tertiary qualification with at least 10 years related experience
A post-graduate qualification will be to your advantage
Knowledge and Skills
Strategic level knowledge and experience in the following core areas:

• Extensive experience in Talent Management, Talent Acquisition and Organisation Design
• Prior experience in leading a Talent Management team

Personal Attributes
Organisational savvy - Contributing strategically
Manages complexity - Contributing strategically
Drives engagement - Contributing strategically
Business insight - Contributing strategically
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 strategically
Customer focus - Contributing strategically
Drives results - Contributing strategically
Collaborates - Contributing strategically
Being resilient - Contributing strategically

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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