Job Details:
City: Sandton
Job Category: Insurance
Position Type: Permanent
Division: Sanlam
Business Unit: Santam
Education Required: Bachelors Degree


Position Details

Santam is the market leader in the general insurance industry in Southern Africa. We are a large, diversified, expanding and transforming company and whilst based in South Africa, we are rapidly moving into a number of emerging markets, both in Africa and Asia. Our success is rooted in our passion for our clients and everything we do is centred on our delivery of Insurance Good and Proper. We’re about people.

People drive our business so it follows that we want to recruit the best people possible whether they work for us permanently or for a short time as temporary employees. Are you keen to join Santam’s team of high performers? View available vacancies and apply online.

All appointments will be made in line with the Santam Employment Equity strategy. People with disabilities are welcome to apply.

Key Responsibilities

Provide efficient, criteria driven underwriting competency
Evaluate facility applications and prepare a convincing opinion on whether to accept or decline.
Administer the recording and allocation of transactions effectively on Santam systems in order to produce accurate and relevant reports and trending statements
Represent Santam at client meetings for both underwriting and review purposes
Provide excellent service to existing and new brokers and clients
Produce and present bi-annual reviews of all clients
Prepare various ad-hoc reports for management feedback
Administer Security files and annual audits
Implement Risk analysis and review of facilities and portfolio
Contribute to the development of a market risk platform
Audit KIT system information (with that of client GT’s and retained exposure)
Facilitate premium collection on outstanding debtors
Conduct web-based research in support of business underwriting
Provide operational underwriting resource to expand and complement the existing capabilities of the business.
Grow a portfolio of low risk clients that generate upwards of R5m GWP per annum
Underwrite on a zero loss expectation basis
Minimum Requirements


BSc (QS) / BTech (Building Surveying) / BCom (Hons)


5 years active in the construction field
Good prioritisation skills as well as resilience
Ability to work with accuracy and speed
Adept at Information technology
Good communicator
Advanced financial insights
Highly developed presentation capability
Research proficiency
Process orientated

Results focussed
Ability to reason and motivate (an argument / position)
Displays honesty and professionalism
Complies to rules and regulations
Self starter
Motivated and persistent