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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

Job Title: Graduate Marketing Specialist (3D)       

Closing Date: 30 April 2020

Reporting Line: Graduate Marketing manager

Business Unit: Graduate Division

Location: Cape Town South

 

Purpose of the Job:

The Graduate Division has an opportunity for a marketing focused professional with a strong need for financial independence to build relationships with universities, professional bodies and new intermediaries in order to grow the PPS Membership.

Reporting to the Graduate Marketing manager, the Graduate Marketing Specialist role involves working closely with the universities to build strong relationships, to liaise with professional bodies and to grow new intermediary relationships in order to build the PPS membership.

 

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • To work extensively on the Universities by doing the following:
    • Build sound long-term relationships with all stakeholders at the designated Universities.
    • Being a Brand ambassador
    • Building relationships with Deans, Professors, Class Captains and students.
    • Prepare and conduct Student presentations
    • Ensuring maximum penetration, conversion and access to eligible student members
    • Arranging class photos
    • Manage the bursary and refurbishment projects
    • Grow new intermediary relationships in order to build PPS Membership
      • Manage a budget
      • Identifying sales and support projects
    • Liaising with professional bodies to gain access to young qualified professionals
    • Identify and run appropriate youth sales campaigns
    • Coordinate the development of applicable marketing/sales material
  • Excel within the set PPS sales targets.
  • Build the existing Sales force and develop new markets.

 

Formal Qualifications:

  • Matric 
  • A relevant B degree or equivalent qualification (CFP) or studying towards this.
  • To qualify for a PPS Member or Student Member would be advantageous

 

Experience and Knowledge:

  • At least 2 years’ experience preferably in the financial services or Life Assurance industry
  • Driver’s license with own vehicle
  • Bilingual (English and a second language)
  • Intermediate knowledge of the Life Assurance or Financial Services Industry
  • Knowledge (and skill) in how to successfully influence and persuade others by understanding how their individual needs and motivations link to goals is essential.

 

Computer Literacy:      

  • MS Office package, particularly Internet, Outlook and Excel

 

Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills: 

  • Relating to Customers within a diverse market
  • Communicating in writing                   
  • Communicating Orally with Good presentation skills
  • 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

Job Title: Audit and Technical Specialist - Long-Term Claims (3E)                                          

Closing Date: 30 April 2020

Reporting Line: Manager: Research and Development

Business Unit: Research & Development

Location: Johannesburg, Parktown

 

Purpose of the Job:

The focus of this role is to deliver high standards of technical expertise is the assessment of claims-related activities and the development of claims collateral to mitigate risk and improve member experience. To meet these responsibilities, the Audit and Technical Specialist - Long-term Claims must demonstrate technical clinical skill, be able to apply business rules and guidelines, be able to build relationships and influence change, be an effective verbal and written communicator. This role reports into the Specialist Manager: Research and Development, within the Research and Development team in the Member Value Proposition structure.

The successful incumbent will be responsible for assessing claims operations adherence to established claims protocols and guidelines for the risk business through bi-annual audits of long-term claims. Concluding ad-hoc audits of the claims operations and claims verification areas as and when required. Contributing to the development of claims protocols, guidelines, training content and related claims collateral through the application of business, technical and clinical judgment to mitigate and control risk and improve member experience. 

 

Main duties and responsibilities:

Claims Reviews

  • Managing and participating in discussions with the Claims team to establish audit objectives and timelines, prior to conducting audits
  • Designing audit score cards for each planned audit to meet the audit objectives and align with the audit process document, ensuring that these can effectively evaluate the claim and case management principles
  • Effective auditing of Long-Term Claims including investigation, analysis of results and compilation of related reporting
  • Facilitating post audit remediation meetings with R&D and Claims management based on a bi-annual basis, conducting ad hoc audits
  • Providing remediation or improvement action items, responsibilities and timelines to address risk findings or improvement opportunities
  • Monitoring delivery of agreed actions items, ensuring that the desired outcomes are achieved
  • Active ongoing participation in conducting ad hoc audits to mitigate risk within claims -elated areas as and when required

 

Process and Experience Improvements

  • Active participation in the research and design of R&D claims collateral such as claim forms and questionnaires
  • To make recommendations to improve the efficiency of claims processes as and when gaps are identified
  • To proactively provide recommendations to improve the member experience of the claims journey

 

Training and Skills Development

  • Facilitating the training of Claims assessors to improve skills, based on gaps identified through audits
  • Contributing to the design of training content using technical, business and clinical knowledge

 

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Providing specialist, technical support to Technical Marketing, Actuarial Business Solutions and Claims Operations, as and when required
  • Engaging with appropriate third parties in the industry to maintain knowledge of claims best practices and developments e.g. reinsurers
  • Providing constructive post-audit feedback to claims management and assessors
  • To provide support to R&D colleagues where expertise and experience allows

 

Formal Qualifications:

  • Matric
  • Degree in occupational therapy or physiotherapy
  • Postgraduate qualification in health sciences

 

Experience and Knowledge:     

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a Life Insurance medical claims assessing role
  • 3-5 years’ experience in auditing or business coaching in claims for medical aid or income disability or sickness
  • 2- 4 years’ experience in clinical claims management
  • 2-3 years disability claims assessment or review at an intermediate or senior level is a requirement
  • 1- 3 years sickness or income disability claims assessment at an intermediate or senior level is an advantage
  • Knowledge of PPS systems is an advantage

 

Communication:

  • Articulate and communicates in a logical way and structures information to meet the needs and understanding of intended audiences
  • Sound communication at all levels in the business
  • Expresses opinions, information and key points of view clearly and assertively
  • Anticipates and responds appropriately to the needs, reactions and feedback of all stakeholders
  • Facilitates ongoing engagement with key stakeholders

 

Commercial Acumen:

  • Demonstrates awareness of market trends and opportunities and keeps up to date with competitor developments impacting area of responsibility

 

Computer Literacy:

  • Proficient in the use of the latest MS Office package, particularly Excel, Word and Power-Point
  • Internal PPS Systems

 

Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills: 

  • Be in control: have self-control, manage your time, be courteous, be patient, be able to gain control of situations
  • Accountability
  • Logical and analytical
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Confident decision maker
  • Be curious: think outside the box, promote solutions, create and invent, be the pioneer
  • Be proud: be upright, be honest, be detailed, be particular
  • Be successful: be energetic, driven, passionate and enthusiastic
  • Be collaborative: supporting, encouraging, respecting others and work together

 

Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates

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

Gauteng

Job Title: Head of Operations (4C)                         

Closing Date: 30 April 2020

Reporting Line: Executive Customer Experience and Operations, PPS STI

Business Unit: Servicing, Underwriting

Location: Johannesburg, Parktown

 

Purpose of the Job:

Effectively leading, guiding and managing the functions essential to Servicing and Underwriting. The successful incumbent will be responsible for driving and delivering exceptional performance delivery through maximum effectiveness in the Underwriting and Service Administration areas to our customers. This entails planning, reporting, quota setting and management, Learning and Development programme implementation, design and administration and overseeing the recruitment and selection of talent.

 

Scope:

The Head of Operations will be responsible for building and leading professionals to manage PPS Short Term Insurance (STI)'s operational services with regard to customer acquisition and service delivery. The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring all solutions (Underwriting and Servicing function at best practice levels through disciplined daily operational procedures, capacity planning, performance analysis, contingency planning and monitoring strategies).

 

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Analysing and interpreting all management information, recommending corrective actions though regular engagements.
  • Proactively identifies opportunities for process improvement within the area of responsibility
  • Making decisions with regards to complex underwriting matters and servicing queries
  • Working closely with service consultants to inspect servicing process quality and prioritising opportunities for improvement. Assisting management in understanding process bottlenecks and inconsistencies
  • Facilitating an organisation of continuous process improvement
  • Entrenching a culture of service excellence within the Operations area of responsibility with the aim of adhering to and improving timeframes

 

Formal Qualifications:

  • Matric (Grade 12) / NQF L4 (matric equivalent) and
  • NQF Level 5 - 120 credits (industry relevant)

 

Experience and Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated proficiency managing analytically rigorous initiatives
  • Leadership and Interpersonal Skills
  • BE able to do and instruct planning and organising
  • Do and instruct innovation
  • Do and check business communications skills

 

Strategic Orientation:

  • Coordinates forecasting, planning, and budgeting processes used within the unit.
  • Proactively monitors and strives to maintain high levels of quality, accuracy, and process consistency
  • Managing and overseeing the function
  • Ability to work accurately within tight deadlines and high workload whilst treating staff and clients fairly

 

Communication:

  • Building, maintaining and managing relationships with all stakeholders
  • Leading and managing the managers in the area of responsibility by providing both technical and interpersonal guidance to achieve performance targets, ensuring understanding through regular one-on-one discussions
  • Establishing close ties with internal support structures (IT, Finance, Quality Assurance, HR, etc), ensuring effective support

 

Commercial Acumen:

  • 10 years’ Short Term insurance experience
  • 5 years’ experience in a management role
  • A broader understanding of the regulatory environment in which the Organisation functions

 

Computer Literacy:      

  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Word and Excel is essential

 

Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills: 

  • High level of emotional intelligence
  • Able to build productive relationships at multiple levels (from Executive to Team Members)

 

Job Report Predictive Index:

  • Analyzer: intense, with high standards and a disciplined and reserved personality; or
  • Scholar: accurate, reserved, imaginative and seeks a high level of technical expertise; or
  • Specialist: a highly precise worker, who remains skeptical while respecting authority

 

Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates

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

Gauteng

Position: Graduate Advisor (3A)                       

Closing Date: 30 April 2020

Department: Graduate Division

Reporting Line: LBS Regional Manager

Location: Centurion

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.

 

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Building a client base by selling the PPS student product range to PPS student members
  • Guiding students and young professionals to make the correct financial choices from the start by providing them with sound compliance and financial advice
  • Hosting financial workshops to students and young professionals
  • Educating existing clients on sound financial principles
  • Have a very focused approach towards becoming a professional financial planner
  • Liaising with a PPS Marketing Specialist on all marketing activities and workshops on campus
  • Making appointments with existing PPS student members to discuss the PPS student product range and benefits
  • Willingness to be mentored and trained by experienced managers in this newly-developed model
  • Staying up to date and excel in terms of qualifications and knowledge of the financial industry
  • Adhering to the regulation and compliance process of the financial industry

 

Formal Qualifications:

  • 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:

  • MS Office package

 

Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills:

  • Relating to customers within a diverse market
  • Communicating in writing
  • Communicating orally with good presentation skills
  • 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: Graduate Advisor (3A)                       

Closing Date: 30 April 2020

Department: Graduate Division

Reporting Line: LBS Regional Manager

Location: Johannesburg North      

 

Purpose of the Job:

This is a three-year internship position that 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.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Building a client base by selling the PPS student product range to PPS student members
  • Guiding students and young professionals to make the correct financial choices from the start by providing them with sound compliance and financial advice
  • Hosting financial workshops to students and young professionals
  • Educating existing clients on sound financial principles
  • Have a very focused approach towards becoming a professional financial planner
  • Liaising with a PPS Marketing Specialist on all marketing activities and workshops on campus
  • Making appointments with existing PPS student members to discuss the PPS student product range and benefits
  • Willingness to be mentored and trained by experienced managers in this newly-developed model
  • Staying up to date and excel in terms of qualifications and knowledge of the financial industry
  • Adhering to the regulation and compliance process of the financial industry

 

Formal Qualifications:

  • 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:

  • MS Office package

 

Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills:

  • Relating to customers within a diverse market
  • Communicating in writing
  • Communicating orally with good presentation skills
  • 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

Job Title: Team Manager: Underwriting (4A)             

Closing Date: 30 April 2020

Business Unit: Underwriting

Reporting Line: Underwriting Manger

Location: Johannesburg, Parktown

 

Purpose of the Job:

The Team Manager: Underwriting will work primarily in the Financial Services and Insurance industries, providing management and oversight for the underwriting activities that include applications for insurance products. The Underwriting Team Manager provides support and approval for team members on standard underwriting projects and may conduct research, analysis, and underwriting for special or complex applications.

The Team Manager Underwriting is a team leader, directing the activities of associate-level underwriters while supporting risk management and financial due diligence activities. Since the Underwriting Team Manager independently conducts risk assessments and underwriting, this position requires an excellent balance of team leadership, administrative, and financial analysis skills.

 

Main duties and responsibilities:

Staff

  • Managing resources in the Underwriting department, leave taken and absenteeism
  • Ensuring that the department is properly resourced in order to meet productivity levels
  • Ensuring that underwriters are informed and trained on any changes regarding the processing of work on IAA and Service Manager
  • Responsible for drawing up performance contracts for all underwriters
  • Conducting formal performance reviews bi-annually
  • Provide guidance to all underwriters and encouraging team building by holding monthly/weekly meetings and one-on-one sessions
  • Obtaining support from HR when managing non-performance and insubordination of staff
  • Arranging with HR/Training and Development to conduct workshops on performance management and conflict management
  • Ensuring that PPS values are understood and carried out by all underwriters

Production

  • Implementing improvements, new technologies and new processes in Underwriting
  • Creating and maintaining close relationships with other departments to deliver excellent service
  • Committed and constantly striving to deliver improved service through, amongst other factors, the improvement of the process and flows of work from the initial steps to underwriting
  • Liaising with team leaders and other managers in the production line regarding implementation of any changes and work volumes
  • Ensuring that underwriters meet their daily targets
  • Providing feedback on escalations
  • Maintaining and improving the SLA in Underwriting
  • Monitoring departmental and individual productivity and non-conformances, instituting a plan of action
  • Ensuring proper recordkeeping of all underwriting-related work and decisions
  • Reporting and following up with the Service Desk on errors
  • Ensuring that the department is properly resourced on close-off dates
  • Service Excellence - priority broker underwriting and escalations

 

Formal Qualifications:

  • Matric
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as Actuarial Science, Business Administration, Finance, or Accounting

 

Experience and Knowledge:

  • At least 3-5 years’ management experience
  • Underwriting experience essential
  • Exposure to the Financial/Life/Medical Aid/Insurance industry

 

Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills: 

  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong management capabilities, particularly planning and execution
  • Goal-driven with good decision making and problem-solving capabilities
  • Customer-focused and driven to deliver exceptional service to clients
  • Able to manage change
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills necessary to build and maintain relationships

 

Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates

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

Gauteng

Job Title: Group Management Accountant (4S1)       

Closing Date: 30 April 2020

Business Unit: Group Finance

Reporting Line: Senior Manager: Finance

Location: Johannesburg, Parktown

 

Purpose of the Job:

Performing the group consolidations (management accounts, budgets, annual financial statements); preparing the Group Management Accounts, with input from stakeholders, as well as the annual Group Financial Statements (AFS) in line with IFRS.

The incumbent will be responsible for preparing monthly management accounts and the reconciliation and commentary of financial information for various subsidiaries. The role also prepares the monthly inter-group invoices for subsidiary companies.

 

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Preparing the group annual financial statements (IFRS) including liaison with auditors, subsidiaries and printers. This includes:
  • Preparing and coordinating working packs for group and the subsidiaries
  • Reconciliation of all numbers to reporting system
  • Updating financial and non-financial information for integrated AFS
  • Coordinating and preparing monthly management accounts for the group and various subsidiaries/entities for Exco. This includes:
  • Completion of consolidation workings and uploading onto reporting system
  • Reconciling / providing proof of various key balances
  • Preparing the I/S, KPIs and reviewing and updating commentary for various subsidiaries
  • Preparing key graphs
  • Preparing quarterly board reports for group and various entities
  • System administration: PM 10 (Financial Reporting system) (training provided)
  • Preparing various budget presentations (ExCo, boards), including:
  • Coordinating input on the system and the administration thereof by cost centres
  • Preparing variance reports analysis for budget meetings
  • Budgeting and forecasting consolidation entries
  • Commentary on presentations for the subsidiaries and group
  • Assisting with technical IFRS queries and assessing the impact of new IFRS statements on group
  • Various ad-hoc / project work relating to Group Finance

 

Formal Qualifications:

  • CA (SA) with 2 years’ post article working experience
  • Previous experience in an Insurance company would be an advantage

 

Experience and Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of the Insurance industry an advantage
  • Above average technical knowledge of IFRS and be able to implement
  • Good knowledge of consolidations
  • Proven track record of being involved in the preparation or audit of annual financial statements

 

Strategic Orientation:

  • Giving technical input into accounting for all entities
  • Responsible for the preparation of key management reports to the ExCo and Board
  • Key person ensuring reporting is accurate, timely and of a high standard

 

Communication:

  • Articulate and communicates in a logical way and structures information to meet the needs and understanding of intended audiences, including senior management/executives
  • Expresses opinions, information and key points of view clearly and assertively
  • Confident in conceptualising, building and presenting plans related to presentations
  • Anticipates and responds promptly and appropriately to the needs, reactions and feedback of various stakeholders internally and externally

 

Commercial Acumen:

  • Able to prioritise and work under pressure
  • Able to meet strict deadlines
  • Able to gain an understanding of the various group companies, analyse reports / data, and ask informed questions
  • Managing process and people to meet strategic objectives

 

Computer Literacy:

  • MS Office package, particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Exposure to various software solutions 
  • Knowledge of PM10 advantageous

 

Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills: 

  • Confident
  • Self-starter
  • Persuasive and influential
  • Good project management skills
  • Good networking skills
  • Good at multi-tasking
  • Good presentation skills
  • Manages expectations
  • Self-aware
  • Professional
  • Responsible & accountable
  • Attention to detail

 

Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates

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

Gauteng

Position: Intermediate Java Developer (3D)         

Closing Date:  30 April 2020

Department: IT

Reporting Line: Manager: Applications Development

Location: Johannesburg, Parktown

 

Purpose of the Job:

The Intermediate/ J2SE & J2EE Developer will be responsible for designing and implementing executable source code of high quality and maintainability, according to functional specification efficiency in alignment to PPS’s development standards. The role encompasses understanding, implementing, supporting, upgrading, training and maintaining the technology aspects that support project deliverables. This includes developing data rich applications within a Scrum development framework.

 

The incumbent will be required to fix defects and develop, test and release Java applications as per the defined architectural and design standards.

 

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Software Development and testing
  • Engaging in technical scoping sessions with a clear mandate of defining and agreeing the technology, design & tools
  • Responsible for producing working implementation (code) from functional / technical documents like a functional specification
  • Ensuring appropriate use of tools and applications that is in place to support the development process and Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Database administration & manipulation to create SQL statement, etc.
  • Unit testing
  • Integration testing of code
  • Demonstration of knowledge of best practice and project standards for coding
  • Interacting and maintaining good relationships with business stakeholders (business users, project management resources, testing and training teams)
  • Engaging leadership and take initiative around career growth, training and performance management

 

Formal Qualifications:

  • Matric
  • Oracle / Sun certification or related qualification
  • A Relevant 3-year degree or related diploma is an advantage 

 

Experience and Knowledge:

  • Minimum 3 – 5 years’ experience on Java and JEE (Servlets, JSP, EJB, REST and SOAP, JPA/Hibernate)
  • Spring Boot, Spring, JBoss / Wildfly
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience on MSSQL and Postgres DB.
  • Good understanding and experience (4 - 6 years) in using JEE application server i.e. JBoss & Tomcat
  • Worked in a multi-project environment
  • Knowledge of and exposure to SDLC / Change Control / Release Management
  • Solid understanding of versioning software ie. SVN and Git
  • 3 - 5 years’ experience with Maven
  • Experience with Event Driven Architecture
  • Experience with building Microservices

 

Strategic Orientation

  • High standard of integrity, service excellence and a passion for the industry
  • Ability to think strategically, execute quality proposals under multiple and competing deadlines and work extra hours as needed (evenings and weekends)
  • High level of creativity, inspiration, innovation and ability to think "outside the box"
  • You will be a driven and ambitious experienced self-starter with excellent negotiation skills and business acumen

 

Communication:

  • Articulate and communicates in a logical way and structures information to meet the needs and understanding of the stakeholders

 

Commercial Acumen:

  • Demonstrates awareness of market trends and opportunities and keeps up to date with competitor developments impacting area of responsibility

 

Computer Literacy:

  • Good computer literacy (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio/Aris, Project)
  • Java and JEE (Servlets, JSP, EJB, REST and SOAP, JPA/Hibernate)
  • Spring Boot, Spring, JBoss / Wildfly
  • MSSQL and Postgres DB.
  • Versioning software ie. SVN and Git

 

Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills:

  • Self-motivated with ability to use own initiative, with ability to work without supervision
  • Quality Orientation
  • Analytical thinking & decision-making ability in a moderately complex environment
  • Problem solving skills (analysis and business / process solution design)
  • Interpretation of information in a clear and concise manner
  • Interpersonal communications skills and presentation skills
  • People networking and good, rapid relationship & team building.
  • Innovative
  • Troubleshooting
  • Delivery focused
  • A professional approach and conduct.
  • Strong personal characteristics, energy, drive, focus, motivation, responsibility
  • Strong aptitude for teamwork (Contributes to the team’s success)
  • Service delivery orientated (Possess sense of urgency)
  • Self-motivated with ability to work without supervision
  • Outcomes-driven

 

Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates

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

Gauteng

Job Title: Senior Compliance Specialist (3E)         

Closing Date: 30 April 2020

Reporting Line: Group Compliance

Business Unit: Manager: Group Compliance

Location: Johannesburg, Parktown

 

Purpose of the Job:

Reporting to the Manager: Group Compliance, the successful incumbent will be responsible for proactively and constructively assisting business in managing its responsibility to comply with all regulatory items and minimise compliance risks through the providing of advice and guidelines to operational management through the application of risk management principles, policies, processes and procedures.

 

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Identifying   gaps or potential deficiencies in compliance and other business areas and resolving them;
  • Risk Assessment of Regulatory items;
  • Providing commentary on draft bills and other draft regulatory requirements;
  • Maintaining   compliance risk assessments and compliant risk management plans for prioritised regulatory items on CURA;
  • Developing and maintaining compliance monitoring plans;
  • Compliance monitoring activities;
  • Recommending corrective actions – prescribing and escalations;
  • Managing corrective action;
  • Managing complaints;
  • Managing breaches and risk exposures;
  • Implementing requirements arising from new and amended regulatory items;
  • Compliance training on regulatory items;
  • Training on compliance methodology;
  • Compliance reporting;
  • Providing advice to business on compliance matters and implementation of controls, including control effectiveness assessments; and
  • Supporting business in providing necessary updates on CURA

 

Formal Qualifications:

  • Matric
  • LLB degree (completed)
  • Certificate in Compliance Management

 

Professional Designation/s:

  • Licenced FAIS Cat 1 compliance officer

 

Experience and Knowledge:     

  • At least 2 years’ experience in Financial Services Compliance, Long-Term Insurance and/or Short-Term Insurance experience (essential)
  • Knowledge of Financial Services Regulatory Environment
  • Legislative Knowledge
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Compliance Risk Management Methodology
  • Working knowledge of CURA (advantageous)

 

Computer Literacy:      

  • Latest MS Office packages, particularly Excel, Word and Power-point

 

Strategic Orientation

  • Knowledge and understanding of the Financial Services regulatory environment
  • Acts with confidence and works independently within a team environment
  • Provides input to Compliance strategies and plans

 

Communication

  • Articulate and communicates in a logical way and structures information to meet the needs and understanding of audiences on all levels
  • Expresses opinions, information and key points of view clearly and assertively
  • Must be able to speak, read, understand and write Afrikaans

 

Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills: 

  • Excellent verbal, presentation and written skills
  • Facilitation
  • Conflict Handling
  • Influencing
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Judgments
  • Operational Management
  • Collaborative
  • Sense of urgency
  • Results & Learning orientation

 

Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates

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

Gauteng

Position: Senior Java Developer

Closing Date: 30 April 2020

Reporting Line:  Manager: Applications Development

Department: IT

Location: Johannesburg, Parktown

 

Purpose of the Job:

 

The Senior / J2SE & J2EE Developer will be responsible for designing and implementing executable source code of high quality and maintainability, according to functional specification efficiency in alignment to PPS’s development standards. The role encompasses understanding, implementing, supporting, upgrading, training and maintaining the technology aspects that support project deliverables. This includes developing data rich applications within a Scrum development framework.

The incumbent will be required to fix defects and develop, test and release Java applications as per the defined architectural and design standards.

 

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Engaging in technical scoping sessions with a clear mandate of defining and agreeing the technology, design & tools
  • Producing working implementation (code) from functional / technical documents like a functional specification.
  • Ensuring appropriate use of tools and applications that are in place to support the development process and SDLC
  • Software development and testing
  • Database administration & manipulation to create SQL statements, etc.
  • Unit testing
  • Integration testing of code
  • Interacting and maintaining good relationships with business stakeholders (business users, project management resources, testing and training teams)
  • Engaging leadership and taking initiative around career growth & training (performance management)

 

Formal Qualifications:

  • Matric
  • Oracle / Sun certification or related qualification
  • A relevant 3-year degree or related diploma is advantageous 
  • Frontend development on any of these technologies (Web: Angular, HTML, HTML5, XML, CSS)

 

Experience and Knowledge:

  • Minimum 4 – 6 years’ experience using Java 6 and JEE (Servlets, JSP, EJB, REST and SOAP, JPA/Hibernate), JBOSS, Tomcat and MS SQL Server
  • 4 - 6 years’ experience with Maven 
  • Demonstrated of knowledge of best practice and project standards for coding
  • Experience working in a multi-project environment
  • Knowledge of and exposure to SDLC / Change Control / Release Management
  • Solid understanding of versioning software ie. SVN and GitLab

 

Strategic Orientation:

  • Ability to think strategically, execute quality proposals under multiple and competing deadlines and work extra hours as needed (evenings and weekends)
  • High level of creativity, inspiration, innovation and ability to think "outside the box"
  • A driven and ambitious experienced self-starter with excellent negotiation skills and business acumen

 

Communication:

  • Articulate and communicates in a logical way and structures information to meet the needs and understanding of the stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal communications skills and presentation skills
  • Interpretation of information in a clear and concise manner
  • People networking and good, rapid relationship & team building

 

Commercial Acumen:

  • Demonstrates awareness of market trends and opportunities and keeps up to date with competitor developments impacting area of responsibility

 

Computer Literacy:

  • Good computer literacy (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio/Aris, Project)

 

Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills:

  • The candidate should display team spirit and display openness to innovation and keeping up to the latest technology trends
  • High standard of integrity, service excellence and a passion for the industry
  • Quality orientation and outcomes driven
  • Analytical thinking & decision-making ability in a moderately complex environment
  • Problem solving skills (analysis and business / process solution design)
  • Innovative
  • Troubleshooting
  • Professional approach and conduct
  • Strong personal characteristics; energy, drive, focus, motivation, responsibility
  • Strong aptitude for teamwork (Contributes to the team’s success)
  • Service delivery orientated (Possesses a sense of urgency)
  • Self-motivated with ability to work without supervision

 

Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates

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

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