PPS For Professionals

We at PPS are proud of our unique and unmatched business model of “mutuality” in South Africa. Our financial strength and exceptional growth trends inspire a sense of confidence in PPS. Social responsibility is a fundamental part of who we are, and we are recognised as a company of value, integrity and repute. We are committed to transformation and believe in celebrating our dynamic and diverse workforce.​

We offer our employees the kind of environment where everyone matters. We recognise the value of work-life balance and have a genuine concern for the wellbeing of our people and their families. Collaboration is encouraged and rewarded.

We are dedicated to developing people in their roles and offer a stimulating and challenging work environment geared towards growth and innovation. Regular performance feedback is an integral part of our culture and our robust performance management system drives consistency and fairness.

We believe in rewarding our people fairly and offer competitive and flexible benefits. Our people are recognised through various programmes and initiatives, designed to acknowledge their contributions and incentivise exceptional performance.

Gauteng

Position: Graduate Advisor (3A)                                                                                                

Closing Date: 27 November 2020

Division: Graduate Division

Reporting Line:  Graduate Sales Manager

Location:  Johannesburg West

 

Purpose of the Job: 

This is a three-year internship position and is designed to be used as a springboard to launch a young graduate professional’s career in the financial industry. The successful candidate must have the desire and long-term vision to build a professional practice for professionals by marketing risk and investment products from a well-established platform. Because this period is recognised as the building period, the intern will have to be target-orientated and motivated by incentive remuneration, as the package is incentivised and linked to sales targets.

The Graduate advisor will be responsible for prospecting and building a client base within the young professional student base.

 

Main duties and responsibilities: 

  • Have a very focused approach towards becoming a professional financial planner
  • Host financial workshops to students and young professionals
  • Educate existing clients on sound financial principles
  • Guide students and young professionals to make the correct financial choices from the start
  • Liaise with a PPS Marketing Specialist on all marketing activities and workshops on campus
  • Make appointments with existing PPS student members to discuss the PPS student product range and benefits 
  • Build a client base by selling the PPS student product range to PPS student members
  • Adhere to the regulation and compliance process of the financial industry
  • Stay up to date and excel in terms of qualifications and knowledge of the financial industry
  • Must be willing to be mentored and trained by experienced managers in this newly developed model

 

Formal Qualifications: 

  • Matric
  • A relevant B degree or equivalent qualification
  • CFP would be advantageous

 

Experience and Knowledge:

  • Insurance industry related knowledge and experience would be advantageous
  • Knowledge of the PPS product range and PPS membership would be an advantage

 

Computer Literacy:

  • Computer Literate (MS Office Package) 

 

Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills:

  • Able to relate to customers within a diverse market
  • Customer Focused 
  • Good verbal and written communication skills       
  • Good presentation skills
  • Results Driven
  • Quality Orientated                       
  • Reliable                                         
  • Resilient

Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates

Please send your applications to recruitment@pps.co.za

Gauteng

Position: Graduate Advisor (3A)                                                                                                    

Closing Date: 27 November 2020

Division: Graduate Division

Reporting Line:  Graduate Sales Manager

Location: Johannesburg North

 

Purpose of the Job: 

This is a three-year internship position and is designed to be used as a springboard to launch a young graduate professional’s career in the financial industry. The successful candidate must have the desire and long-term vision to build a professional practice for professionals by marketing risk and investment products from a well-established platform. Because this period is recognised as the building period, the intern will have to be target-orientated and motivated by incentive remuneration, as the package is incentivised and linked to sales targets.

The Graduate advisor will be responsible for prospecting and building a client base within the young professional student base.

Main duties and responsibilities: 

  • Have a very focused approach towards becoming a professional financial planner
  • Host financial workshops to students and young professionals
  • Educate existing clients on sound financial principles
  • Guide students and young professionals to make the correct financial choices from the start
  • Liaise with a PPS Marketing Specialist on all marketing activities and workshops on campus
  • Make appointments with existing PPS student members to discuss the PPS student product range and benefits 
  • Build a client base by selling the PPS student product range to PPS student members
  • Adhere to the regulation and compliance process of the financial industry
  • Stay up to date and excel in terms of qualifications and knowledge of the financial industry
  • Must be willing to be mentored and trained by experienced managers in this newly developed model

 

Formal Qualifications: 

  • Matric
  • A relevant B degree or equivalent qualification
  • CFP would be advantageous

 

Experience and Knowledge:

  • Insurance industry related knowledge and experience would be advantageous
  • Knowledge of the PPS product range and PPS membership would be an advantage

 

Computer Literacy:

  • Computer Literate (MS Office Package) 

 

Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills:

  • Able to relate to customers within a diverse market
  • Customer Focused 
  • Good verbal and written communication skills       
  • Good presentation skills
  • Results Driven
  • Quality Orientated                       
  • Reliable                                         
  • Resilient

Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates

Please send your applications to recruitment@pps.co.za

Gauteng

Position: Financial Advisors (3D)                      

Closing Date: 30 November 2020

Department: Financial Advisory

Reporting Line: Regional Manager

Location: Johannesburg, Parktown

 

Purpose of the Job:

An exciting career opportunity has become available for a Financial Advisor in the PPS Financial Advisory department. The key purpose of this role is to provide professional financial services to a client or a member. The successful candidate will be responsible for sourcing, retaining and growing a membership and client base for eligible professionals by implementing PPS financial solutions in line with the client’s needs. The individual must have a valid driver’s licence and own reliable vehicle. The role is based in Johannesburg.

 

Main duties and responsibilities: 

  • Providing suitable advice to best fit the needs and requirements of professionals
  • Preparing and presenting proposals to existing and potential clients using state of the art financial planning tools
  • Meeting clients to understand their financial objectives
  • Explaining complex information relating to Financial Advisory in a clear and effortless way
  • Managing, maintaining and building new and existing client relationships
  • Growing a client book within the first 24 months and consistently thereafter
  • Adhering to compliance, operational procedures and practice management standards
  • Staying abreast of product information, performance and industry changes
  • Building a professional network and suitable business within the professional market

 

Formal Qualifications: 

  • Relevant Commercial/Financial Tertiary qualification (NQF 7)
  • RE 5
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning Advantageous
  • CFP Advantageous
  • Successful completion of supervisory process

 

Experience and Knowledge:

  • 2 years’ experience in the Financial Services industry in a Sales role within the risk and investment spaces
  • Knowledge and understanding of the dynamics of the professional client market
  • Experience and track record in high-performance sales environments
  • Knowledge of best practice in Financial Planning and Financial Advisory Services
  • Knowledge and understanding of financial planning through meaningful client engagements

 

Computer Literacy: 

  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Experience using a CRM system preferable
  • Experience using financial planning software

 

Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills: 

  • Strong sales, interpersonal and business-orientated person with the acumen to build client relationships
  • A passion for the financial planning environment
  • Relationship management and networking skills
  • Able to plan and manage time effectively
  • Analytical and numerical skills with the ability to analyse and interpret statistical information
  • Impeccable work ethic
  • Able to work independently
  • Strong communication
  • High attention to detail
  • Team-orientated
  • Self-motivated and highly driven
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Resilience and Tenacity
  • Emotional Intelligence

 

Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates

Please send your applications to recruitment@pps.co.za

Gauteng

Position: Junior Actuarial Analyst (3A)                                                                                            

Closing Date: 27 November 2020

Department: Actuarial

Reporting Line: Product Development Manager

Location: Johannesburg Parktown

 

Purpose of the Job: 

The Junior Actuarial Analyst will analyse risk evaluation data using appropriate models and statistical methods and creating relevant charts and graphs. Functions of a Junior Actuarial Analyst include assisting with the coordination, preparation of actuarial analyses, which is required by companies when developing new products, projecting future results and repricing existing products. 

This position will interact with other teams within the Actuarial department, as well as with other departments within the PPS Group.  It is also expected that the incumbent interacts with the Statutory Actuary, reinsurance partners and the Group’s external auditors as and when required.  

Main duties and responsibilities: 

  • Development of actuarial models for existing and future business and the implementation of these on the Prophet and other relevant system
  • Assisting with ensuring integrity of data for pricing work and experience investigations, and implementing processes and systems to improve on the quality of the data used
  • Providing actuarial support to various other areas, and the broader business
  • Analysing PPS data and experience to better support the broader business in its functions
  • Producing monthly reports on the business experience
  • Compiling management reports and special investigations from time to time
  • Alignment of PPS Actuarial functions with published ASSA Guidance notes, and other regulatory requirements

 

Formal Qualifications: 

  • Matric 
  • Completed University Degree majoring in Actuarial Science; Honours is preferable
  • Making good progress with actuarial exams, with at least 5 CTs

 

Experience and Knowledge:

  • Must have 2 years’ relevant experience
  • Minimum 2 years industry experience
  • Knowledge of actuarial principles and retail insurance products
  • Knowledge and background of the financial services industry
  • Key interest in developing a career in the valuation, balance sheet management and experience investigation
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Strong administration skills
  • Knowledge of MS Office
  • Prophet knowledge and use

 

Strategic Orientation:

  • Able to think strategically and execute quality proposals under multiple and competing deadlines, working extra hours as needed (evenings and weekends)
  • A driven and ambitious experienced self-starter with excellent business acumen

 

Communication:

  • Confident in conceptualising, building and presenting plans-related presentations
  • Articulate and communicates in a logical way and structures information to meet the needs and understanding of intended audiences, presenting ideas in user-friendly language, both verbally and in writing
  • Anticipates and responds appropriately to the needs, reactions and feedback of an audience
  • Expresses opinions, information and key points of view clearly and assertively
  • Exceptional networker

 

Computer Literacy:

  • Latest MS Office package, strong Excel skills required, Access, SQL skills would be of benefit

 

Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills:

  • High standard of integrity, service excellence and a passion for the industry
  • Able to prioritise and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment and is comfortable operating in a changing environment
  • Has a pleasant manner – even under pressure
  • Teamwork – must be able to work as a member of a team
  • Good understanding of the organisation’s goals and objectives
  • Self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail

Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates

Please send your applications to recruitment@pps.co.za

Gauteng

Position: Senior Information Security Specialist (3E)                                                          

Closing Date: 13 November 2020

Business Unit: IT Security

Reporting Line: Manager: IT Security

Location: Johannesburg, Parktown

 

Purpose of the Job:

Reporting into the IT Security Manager, The Senior Information Security Specialist will be responsible for planning and implementing security measures to protect PPS IT infrastructure which include: the computers; networks; systems and data against threats, such as security breaches; and  computer viruses or attacks by cyber-criminals.

 

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Developing and maintaining Information Technology (IT) security policies, standards and procedures to ensure IT security governance
  • Promoting awareness of applicable regulatory standards, upstream risks and industry best practices across the business
  • Participating in internal audits through the provision of relevant information
  • Identifying and categorising new IT security threats, vulnerabilities and risks to ensure that PPS’s threat landscape is reduced
  • Proactively and timeously assess the vulnerability of infrastructure to threats, diagnosing problems and customising solutions to address problems, where necessary
  • Providing meaningful IT security metrics and reporting to inform decisions based on accurate up-to-date measurements of IT threats and risks
  • Participating in IT security projects aimed at improving IT security in the PPS environment
  • Operating independently to deliver work that meets time and quality standards, and customer needs
  • Recovering IT in the planned and unplanned IT systems recovery process
  • Keeping up to date with regards to IT security knowledge and skills to maintain professional expertise and relevance

 

Formal Qualification: 

  • Matric
  • BSc (Computer Science or Information Systems) - essential
  • CISSP/CISA/ CCSP - advantageous

 

Experience and Knowledge:

  • 5 years’ working experience in Information Security
  • Knowledge of IT Security and Risk Management frameworks, policies, standards and technologies – ISO27001/2
  • Good understanding of Infrastructure Security controls and how to monitor and measure effectiveness.
  • Able to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
  • Malware Management Knowledge
  • Knowledge in Vulnerability and Patch Management
  • Understanding of Identity and Access Management processes and controls
  • Knowledge and understanding of Global Threats
  • System and network exploitation, attack pathologies and intrusion techniques (such as denial of service, sync attacks, malicious code, password cracking, etc.)

 

Strategic Orientation:

  • Creative and innovative
  • Astute knowledge and understanding of the PPS vision, strategy and customer/member value proposition

 

Communication:

  • Strong ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders face-to-face or electronically
  • Articulate and communicates in a logical way and structures information to meet the needs and understanding of intended audiences, both verbally and in writing
  • Always seeking opportunities for ongoing improvement of the relationship between the team and various stakeholders
  • Expresses opinions, information and key points of view clearly and assertively
  • Confident in conceptualising, building and presenting plans-related presentations
  • Anticipates and responds appropriately to the needs, reactions and feedback of an audience
  • Good networker
  • Open, flowing communication is important
  • Position requires working with and through others, especially in a helping role
  • There is a need for a persuasive, "selling" (rather than "telling") communication style

 

Commercial Acumen:

  • Strong knowledge of IT Security standards and best practices

 

Computer Literacy:

  • Effective use of MS Office applications (Outlook, Visio, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Projects)

 

Computer Literacy:

  • Good computer skills in Microsoft Word, and Excel is essential

 

Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills:

  • Able to manage multiple priorities effectively within a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills with strong attention to detail; able to apply innovative and effective administration techniques
  • Analytical skills
  • Able to collaborate with others and work in a team
  • Accuracy
  • Initiative
  • Monitoring

 

Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates

Please send your applications to recruitment@pps.co.za

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PPS offers tailor-made insurance, investment and healthcare solutions exclusively for graduate professionals with an honours level*/equivalent or higher qualification, from a public institution or certain listed private institutions.

*Honours level equivalent qualification includes certain BTechs, 3 year undergraduate degrees or diplomas plus a postgraduate qualification or professional designation.
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