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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.

Western Cape

Position: Junior Product Specialist

Closing Date: 15 November 2019

Department: Product Development

Reporting Line: Executive: Product Development

Location: Newlands, Cape Town

 

Purpose of the Job:

To support the Product Development Team with research, analysis and modeling of various investment products and services, both locally and globally. Ensuring that the PPS Investments product range is structured in a way that is relevant to client needs and appropriately positioned and priced compared to the industry.

The successful candidate will provide analytical support, have a strong knowledge base of product rules, general legislation understanding on investment products and taxation to support team with the decision-making forums.

 

High level responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Executive: Product Development and other Product Specialist to investigate and analyse product opportunities and product features for existing and new product suites
  • Research and analysis of new product features and opportunities
  • Assisting the product development team with research, data segmentation and generating content for use in presenting to business stakeholders in decision making forums.
  • Responsible for driving certain smaller project strategies, new products or services from concept stage through design and ensure successfully roll-out to market
  • Supporting internal departments with complex and technical queries relating to the product suite or queries/deliverables that are analytically complex

 

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Assisting the Executive: Product Development and Senior Product Specialist with all product-related matters and analysis
  • Implementing and maintaining a structured process to review competitor products
  • Preparing draft reports that can be used for internal decision-making and converted to distribution supporting information documents/reports
  • Data segmentation to assist in identifying product and servicing opportunities
  • Maintaining product specification documents for all existing and proposed products and check product-related marketing content for product accuracy before roll-out
  • Participating in formative discussions with internal business departments and other external service providers on product matters
  • Modelling of various investment structures for review of existing and design of new product structures
  • Assisting with feasibility analysis on new product opportunities
  • Providing support to business on any product related queries or complex analysis

 

Formal Qualifications:

  • BCom/Bus Sci degree majoring in Statistics and/or Mathematics; other analytical focus will be considered

 

Experience and Knowledge:

  • 3 to 5 years’ experience within a LISP, an Asset Manager or a Life Insurance company, with strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • 1 to 3 years’ product development experience within a LISP, an Asset Manager or a Life Insurance company

 

System Knowledge:

  • Proficient in MS Office with strong MS Excel skills
  • Applicable LISP administration systems

 

Key success measurement:

  • Attention to detail, numerate and enjoys research and analysis, career-focused, fit with team.

 

Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills:

  • Analytical and problem-solving ability
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Investigative nature to unpack complicated products
  • Proactive and able to use initiative
  • Clear thinker
  • Self-starter with ability to multi-task
  • Highly organised and efficient
  • Evidence of being able to work collaboratively
  • Team player

 

Why this role?

  • Join a small focused team allowing for greater exposure and opportunity to all areas within product development team and investment business.

 

Based on the nature of our business, honesty and integrity is an inherent requirement for our roles, as the candidate will be exposed to financial transactions.”

 

Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates

Please apply via: http://pps.cloudrecruit.io/#/

 

Western Cape

Position: Administration Consultant

Closing Date: 15 November 2019

Department: Operations

Reporting Line: Team Leader Operations

Location: Newlands, Cape Town

 

Purpose of the Job:

This role is responsible for the complete validation of client instructions and requests. The incumbent is a Validations Consultant, ensuring accurate and efficient processing of instructions whilst strengthening and maintaining relationships between clients /intermediaries and the Company. Working across the operations team to meet the standard service level agreements.

 

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Validation for all PPS Investments LISP and Asset Management offerings
  • Processing applications for all product streams
  • Coordination of Section 14 and 37 transfers
  • Ensure that each intermediary is licensed to sell our Products
  • Handling enquiries from client intermediaries and broader distribution force with first time resolution
  • Maintenance of commission arrangements with intermediaries
  • Management of documentation in respect of FICA & FAIS legislation and other regulatory requirements
  • Ensuring our client and intermediaries comply with all regulatory requirements
  • Updating client information on CRM
  • Management of stakeholder relationships to ensure improved client experience
  • Ensuring all client instructions are processed timeously and accurately
  • Following up on all pending instructions
  • Ensuring our clients comply with the prudent investment guidelines
  • Managing allocated work allocated
  • Responsible for ensuring that all client documentation is stored electronically as per company policy
  • Prioritising all work allocated to administration and all client instructions within standard level agreements

 

Formal Qualifications:

  • Matric qualification a minimum requirement
  • Tertiary qualification advantageous

 

Experience and Knowledge:

  • 1 – 2 years’ experience in an administration environment within financial services / LISP / Asset Management
  • Relevant technical knowledge

 

System Knowledge:

  • MS Office – intermediate level of MS Word & Excel
  • Sales Logix or another comparable CRM application is an advantage

 

Key success measurement:

  • Strong interpersonal skills with enthusiasm for dealing with clients to deliver the best experience and outcomes to them

 

Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills:

  • Attention to detail
  • Planning & organising
  • Communication skills
  • Client centricity
  • Results-driven
  • Team success
  • Building and maintaining relationships
  • Resilience
  • Business acumen

 

Based on the nature of our business, honesty and integrity is an inherent requirement for our roles, as the candidate will be exposed to financial transactions.”

Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates

Please apply by sending your CV to: hr@pps.co.za

Western Cape

Position: Team Leader: Operations

Closing Date: 15 November 2019

Department: Operations

Reporting Line: Head of Retail Operations

Location: Newlands, Cape Town

 

Purpose of the Job:

Ensuring an exceptional client and adviser experience through efficient, effective and personalised servicing. Building a high-performing team that is focused on making it easy to do business with us (within the rules) with a focus on continuous improvement of people, processes and systems and continuously improving our service offering. To motivate and lead a team to success.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Active management of daily team functions and responsibilities through driving optimal levels of efficiency, quality and productivity, and in contributing to the creation of an optimal client experience
  • Effective performance management through setting and assessing team standards and in addressing non-adherence
  • Positively influencing team morale, commitment and engagement
  • Continuously assessing people, processes and systems to identify areas for improvement and initiating change initiatives
  • Managing change regarding new products, legislation, processes etc.
  • Supporting reporting and business intelligence for the operations area, analysing data to build business reports
  • Building and maintaining relationships with internal and external clients and stakeholders
  • Collaborating effectively with peers to achieve business results
  • Taking up and resolving administrative and service issues that hinder good relations and issuing of business
  • Effectively and efficiently managing and resolving escalations
  • Pro-actively identifying operational risk

 

Formal Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Grade 12
  • Relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent is preferable – Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma

 

Experience and Knowledge:

  • 3 – 5 years’ experience within the Financial Services / LISP / Asset Management industry
  • Minimum 3 years of proven people management experience
  • Knowledge of the Investment Platform industry with an understanding of all applicable regulations: FICA, FAIS, FSB sub category licensing, TCF, Section 14, Section 37C and other relevant legislation frameworks
  • Knowledge and experience in administration processing environments
  • Proven ability to affect change and improve effectiveness through analysis, innovation, people buy-in and leadership by example

 

System Knowledge:

  • Systems knowledge on MS Office with a CRM system exposure as an advantage

 

Key success measurement:

  • Leading the team to achieve success through improved proficiency in delivery of tasks and excellent client experience
  • Empowering the team with knowledge, learning and effective performance management
  • Creating an environment to energize and motivate team to work co-operatively and competitively with others to achieve a common work-related goal

 

Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills:

  • Leadership qualities
  • Accountability
  • Effective communication (written and verbal)
  • Analytical thinking
  • Client centricity
  • Building and maintaining relationships
  • Resilience
  • Results-driven
  • Business acumen

 

Based on the nature of our business, honesty and integrity is an inherent requirement for our roles,

as the candidate will be exposed to financial transactions.

Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates

Please apply via: http://pps.cloudrecruit.io/#/

Western Cape

Position: Regional Business Development Manager                    

Closing Date: 15 November 2019

Department: Business Development

Reporting Line: National Business Development Manager

Location: Cape Town

 

Purpose of the Job:

 

The successful candidate will form part of the national PPS Investments sales team. Primary responsibilities will be the provision of investment specific support to financial intermediaries, as well as the management of the Cape Town based Investments Specialists.

 

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Managing a team of investment specialists, to a specific target within the region
  • Positioning PPS Investments as the niche LISP for intermediaries in your region
  • Delivering on a very specific flow targets for your region, including both LISP and all asset management capabilities
  • Providing PPS Investments National BD Manager with detailed reporting on leads and opportunities per Investment Specialist and region
  • Excellent client service, including proactive responses to intermediary needs
  • Supplying intermediaries with accurate investment, product, fund, service and investor information
  • Training and developing the intermediary and support staff
  • Supporting investment projects and campaigns, with the ability to deliver investment presentations
  • Participating in investment product implementation
  • One-on-one engagements presentations and around investments, from a 101 level to discussing the multi-management value proposition
  • Regular formal report-backs to PPS Investments management

 

Formal Qualifications:

  • Related tertiary commerce qualification(s)
  • CFP and/or investments related honours degree an advantage
  • RE5

 

Experience and Knowledge:

  • At least 5 years’ proven track record and experience within the IFA, investment or linked product markets, preferably working at a LISP or retail asset management business
  • Knowledge around Discretionary Fund Manager’s, ASISA categories and related asset managers is a pre-requisite
  • Sales Management experience would be advantageous
  • Discretionary Fund Manager’s and/or multi management experience would be advantageous

 

System Knowledge:

  • MS Office – specifically a good understanding of both PowerPoint and Excel
  • CRM experience
  • Client database experience an advantage

 

Key success measurement:

  • Proven track record of sales ability and ability to expand the PPS Investments business in the region by building long-term relationships with high net worth intermediaries.

 

Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills:

  • Technical knowledge of investments, the investment industry & trends
  • Demonstrable training delivery skills are essential
  • Self-discipline to work unsupervised and to maintain CRM system
  • Resilience and tenacity
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Relationship management – networking
  • Communication - verbal & written
  • Performance driven
  • Innovative thinking and problem-solving

 

Based on the nature of our business, honesty and integrity is an inherent requirement for our roles, as the candidate will be exposed to financial transactions.”

Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates

Please apply via: http://pps.cloudrecruit.io/#/

Western Cape

Position: Client Service Consultant                                       

Closing Date: 15 November 2019

Department: Operations – Contact Centre

Reporting Line: Team Leader: Client Services

Location: Newlands, Cape Town

 

Purpose of the Job:

To ensure that a high level of client service is provided to the investor and financial intermediary that interacts with PPS Investments. The Client Service Consultant will be responsible for all incoming client queries in the form of written as well as telephonic interactions.

 

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Providing client services to intermediaries / PPS Insurance distribution channels / Clients and broader distribution force relating to and within the financial services /LISP / Asset Management environment
  • Handling all client queries and/or complaints (telephonic /written /social media) and resolving issues to completion in a timely manner
  • Applying technical knowledge and understanding to secure an end to end finalisation of client requests
  • Working across organisational boundaries to obtain outstanding information and clarify instructions received to improve client experience
  • Evaluating problems regarding service issues and enquiries to determine their importance and urgency
  • Performing investigations where necessary to facilitate problem resolution timeously
  • Responsible for ensuring service excellence to clients /intermediaries remains within best business practice and standards
  • Responsible for managing reputational risk ensuring compliance with regulatory requirement, procedures, service standards and complaints
  • Promotion of PPS Investments technology offering and responsible for administration of client onboarding
  • Remaining updated and informed on legislative and industry changes
  • Responding to all enquiries in a professional and timely manner
  • Liaising with administrator/admin support to provide best client experience
  • Technical understanding of all PPS Investments offerings and the ability to apply that understanding to daily outputs

 

Formal Qualifications:

  • Grade 12
  • Relevant tertiary qualification is an advantage

 

Experience and Knowledge:

  • 1- 2 years’ experience in a client services environment within Financial Services / LISP/ Asset Management environment
  • Excellent language skills (written & verbal) in English & Afrikaans – a third language would be an advantage

 

System Knowledge:

  • MS Office – intermediate level of MS Work & Excel
  • Sales Logix or another comparable CRM application is an advantage

 

Key success measurement:

  • Passionate, ambitious and energetic individual, constantly looking for opportunities to exceed client expectations. Strong interpersonal skills with enthusiasm for dealing with clients to deliver the best experience and outcomes to them

 

Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills:

  • Technical knowledge
  • Client Centricity
  • Communication skills
  • Results-driven
  • Building and maintaining relationships
  • Planning and organising
  • Attention to detail
  • Resilience
  • Business acumen
  • Team success

 

Based on the nature of our business, honesty and integrity is an inherent requirement for our roles, as the candidate will be exposed to financial transactions.”

Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates

Please apply by sending your CV to: hr@pps.co.za

Gauteng

Job Title: Development Life Specialist (3D)              

Closing Date: 15 November 2019

Reporting Line: Regional Sales Manager

Business Unit: Life Broker Services

Location: Johannesburg West

 

Purpose of the Job: 

PPS Life Broker Services has an opportunity for a service driven professional with a strong need for financial independence to build our base of intermediaries. The role involves business development and relationship management within a base of Life Assurance Intermediaries that we are intending to grow.  The Development Life Specialist must work with and through others to build and maintain relationships. Working closely and accurately within established guidelines is essential in this role.  The Development Life Specialist must be aware of and responsive to the needs and concerns of customers.  

 

Main duties and responsibilities: 

  • Support and service intermediaries in their sales efforts by preparing quotes, statement of benefits and other relevant supporting information
  • Constant communication and feedback to advisers relating to all aspects of intermediary operations
  • Plan, organise and control liaisons with intermediaries and their managers
  • Ensure continuous improvement of service standards to clients
  • Ensure alignment to Treating Customers Fairly (TCF), in all business practices 

 

Formal Qualifications: 

  • Matric 
  • A three year or higher bachelor's degree, national diploma or a completed NQF 5 – Wealth Management
  • RFP 3 would be advantageous 

 

Knowledge and Experience: 

  • At least 2 years' experience in the financial services or Life Assurance industry in a sales and/or service related role
  • Intermediate knowledge of the Life Assurance or Financial Services Industry
  • Knowledge and skill of how to successfully influence and persuade others by understanding their individual needs and motivations  

 

Computer Literacy: 

  • MS Office package, particularly Internet, Outlook and Excel 

 

Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills: 

  • Relating to customers             
  • Written Communication                      
  • Verbal Communication
  • Quality Orientated                       
  • Reliable                                               
  • Customer Focused
  • Resilient
  • Results-driven  

 

Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates

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

 

Gauteng

Position: Senior Human Resources Business Partner (4S1)    

Closing Date: 18 November 2019

Department: HR

Reporting Line: Group Head of HR Business Partnership

Location: Johannesburg, Parktown

  

Key Responsibilities  

  • Consult with the Executive and Leadership Team within the dedicated business units to identify specific HR initiatives that are required to deliver the strategic intent of the business.
  • Provide expert assistance and guidance for all business change related initiatives through the implementation of relevant change management programmes and processes.
  • In conjunction with the Management team, ensure organisational design and resource capability are in place to enable the achievement of business goals.
  • Support and coach managers to enable them to effectively manage their teams and ensure effective management of employee relations.
  • Act as a contact for employees, to provide professional, pragmatic and effective advice. 
  • Effectively implement and enhance HR practices across the HR value chain (Performance Management, Talent and Succession Management), ensuring alignment to the desired organisational culture, compliance with South African regulations and internal consistency.
  • Make compensation analysis and recommendations in line with the national and skill market.
  • Work in partnership with business managers to drive the PPS transformation strategy.
  • Drive various HR projects within the dedicated business units.

 

Formal Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent tertiary or NQF 6 qualification in Psychology, Human Resources, Social Sciences/ Commerce/Business Management or related field.
  • A post graduate Honours and/or Master's qualification would be an added advantage.

 

Experience          

  • At least 3-5 years proven Human Resources Business Partnering experience across various HR disciplines.
  • Proven track record of conducting client needs analysis and identifying HR requirements to support business challenges.
  • Ability to manage client relationships effectively and to establish a good network and / or collaborative relationships.
  • Extensive experience in facilitation to enhance team effectiveness (workshops/ training sessions etc).
  • Experience in leading organisational design and change programmes.
  • Financial services or similar background would be preferred.

 

Knowledge     

  • Knowledge and understanding of the Human Resources Value Chain and all processes contained therein.
  • Knowledge of best practices in the field of human resources. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of workforce planning and organisational design.
  • Knowledge and understanding of implementing large scale change interventions.
  • Knowledge and in-depth understanding of Talent and Succession Management and People Development.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Employee Relations within a South African environment.
  • Knowledge and understanding of South African Labour legislation.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Transformation and HR processes to support effective transformation.

 

Computer Literacy     

  • Is adept in the use of the latest MS Office package, particularly Excel and Word, Internet and Outlook

 

Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills         

 •     Confident

•     Self-starter

•     Assertive

•     Persuasive and influential

•     Customer Orientation

•     Target-Driven

•     Manages expectations

•     Self awareness

•     Resilient

•     Responsible & accountable

•     Resourceful problem solver

•     Change agility

•     Professional and ethical

•     Values diversity

 

Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates

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

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