Actuarial Manager Jobs in Bellville

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About the job

Who are we?

Sanlam Life and Savings (SLS) is focused on serving our retail and corporate clients in South Africa and further developing our strategic advantages in the South African market. Sanlam Life and Savings consists of three clusters – Sanlam Corporate, Sanlam Retail Mass and Sanlam Retail Affluent. The Sanlam Life and Savings Office provides strategic direction, coordination and support to the three clusters, as well as performing governance oversight that includes assurance provided by second line of defense functions in SLS, to enable us to meet our business objectives.

What will you do?

Key result areas

Data Preparation

  • Acquire data from various data sources
  • Assess the effectiveness and accuracy of data sources
  • Process, cleanse and verify the integrity and suitability of data used for analysis
  • Combine and transform the data into interpretable datasets, reports or dashboards
  • Ensure that business requirements and subsequent activities are supported by accurate information

Analysis and Visualisation

  • Interpret data and analyse outputs using relevant analytical techniques
  • Identify, analyse, and interpret trends or patterns in data sets
  • Use data to answer key questions about the business
  • Present information as reports and/or dashboards using best practice data visualisation techniques
  • Maintain, expand and optimise dashboards and ongoing reports
  • Respond to ad hoc business requests

Stakeholder engagement

  • Gather requirements from different business stakeholders & product owners
  • Present information, solutions and dashboard back to stakeholders
  • Facilitate requirements gathering workshops with the bussiness
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to analyse information needs,functional requirements and business processes

What will make you successful in this role?



  • Bachelors degree (information systems/statistics/data or computer science/engineering) or equivalent
  • Functional experience in analytics, data visualisation or reporting.

Knowledge And Experience

  • 1-2 years of experience manipulating data sets and building dashboards
  • Business experience in financial services would be advantageous
  • Strong analytical-thinking and problem-solving abilities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working with data in various data sources and databases
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with reporting packages (Business Objects), databases (SAP HANA, Cloudera), querying (SQL)
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyse, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Adept at queries, report writing and presenting findings
  • Ability to translate business requirements into non-technical terms.
  • Demonstrated experience in handling large data sets and relational databases.
  • Experience working in an agile environment
  • Excellent attention to detail


  • Analytical thinking
  • Results driven
  • Accuracy
  • Communication skills
  • Accountability
  • Innovative thinking
  • Building and maintaining relationships
  • Team success
  • Adaptability

Personal Attributes

Interpersonal savvy – Contributing independently

Decision quality – Contributing independently

Optimises work processes – Contributing independently

Plans and aligns – 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 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.

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.

Closing Date : 17 March 2023

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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