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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.

Gauteng

Position: Head Reward: Performance & Analytics (4S2)     

Closing Date: 02 June 2020

Department: Human Resources

Reporting Line: Group HR Executive

Location: Johannesburg, Parktown

Purpose of the Job:

As a senior role in the HR Management team, provide thought leadership and expert support in the design and execution of a total reward framework and performance management strategy for the PPS Group.  Lead the application of reward, benefits and performance management policy framework, standards and practices that optimises employee contribution to the business. Own the HR systems and act as the HR business intelligence expert especially in relation to workforce data and reporting; and oversee the development and provision of reports to internal and external stakeholders.

Main duties and responsibilities:

Reward and Benefits

  • Define the total reward strategy, framework and benefits proposition.
  • Lead and provide strategic direction to the development of pay, reward, recognition and benefits
  • strategies to ensure the adoption of best practice and alignment to the strategic objectives of PPS
  • Ensure reward and benefits strategies (both tangible and non-tangible) and policies and reporting comply with regulations, governance and are legally compliant.
  • Develop and lead the implementation of tactical plan, related policies and procedures and systems to support the growth of the business.
  • Develop fit for purpose incentive strategies and recognition programmes that strengthen the employee value proposition.
  • Provide specialist advice to the Exco and leadership teams on the annual remuneration processes ensuring the processes are fair and equitable and in line with the total reward strategy.
  • Provide oversight of the approach to job evaluation to maintain consistency and fairness and assess appropria6te methodologies.
  • Conduct salary and labour market research to define benchmarks
  • Ensure regular benchmarking and market related pay research is undertaken when necessary to enable the competitiveness of the business and an employer of choice.
  • Create a consistent compensation guideline that matches our work and organizational culture
  • Create and analyze job descriptions evaluations and classifications
  • Maintain oversight of Pension and Payroll operations and ensure reward and benefits policies are aligned with required regulations.

 

Performance management

  • Design and development of the performance management strategy, framework and policy aligned to PPS ’strategic objectives
  • Ensure thorough alignment of the PPS strategy, business plan and balanced scorecard objectives
  • Lead and communicate the PPS performance management strategy and plan to the HR Business Partner teams within the Group, which includes outlining the performance management philosophy, process and enabling technology.
  • Support the effective translation of the business scorecard into individual performance objectives may be a requirement
  • Obtain insights and input in the ongoing maintenance and enhancements of the performance management framework and plan to support the overall business performance.
  • Proactively establish a quality assurance approach (quality checks and reviews)
  • Partner with the HRBP teams to embed effective implementation of the annual performance management plan and provide specialist advice to support the business achieve their objectives
  • Support the business and HR teams to help transition from operational performance management to strategic, value adding performance practices
  • Coach, guide and advise the HRBP teams on the performance process and how to enable line managers to have developmental and uplifting performance conversations
  • Ensure performance capability build are well planned and implemented
  • Track, monitor, analyse and report on the objective setting process in order to develop and recommend process enhancements and improvements
  • Manage the performance management governance framework and ensure processes, controls and risk management are in place and understood by relevant stakeholders

 

HR Systems & Analytics

  • Provide leadership and direction to the introduction of a new HR system and ensure existing HR systems are maintained and compliant until the new system is in place.
  • Lead the change process and enable digitalisation with the implementation of Agile Way of Work
  • In collaboration with IT, drive seamless integration of new systems in the business to maximise the end user experience
  • Proactively drive the HR data management capability and processes
  • Act as a thought leader in defining the digital roadmap and priorities for HR
  • Design, implement and test new data, capture and report delivery systems
  • Ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of HR digital capabilities and processes are continuously enhanced and improved
  • Research industry leading trends and new technologies to enhance HR
  • Keep abreast of the external environment and ensure the HR systems continue to be compliant with data protection principles and related legislation.
  • Define and implement a strategic approach to HR data analytics for HR and the business.
  • Ensure the provision of Strategic HR management information and performance data
  • Analyse and interpret data and information from all available sources to identify opportunities to enhance HR processes and create value for the business
  • Ensure timely delivery of data-driven insights and recommendations
  • Create accurate, effective and efficient reporting cycles
  • Set-up and maintain standardised reports and dashboards
  • Design and implement reporting dashboards that track key metrics and trends in HR
  • Establish and diagnose reasons for reporting irregularities and provide recommendations for improvement
  • Develop an audit schedule to review the integrity of data
  • Ensure data integration across all systems
  • Provide guidance on data storage, analysis and exploitation for HR’s benefit

 

Stakeholder and team management

  • Effectively communicate the strategic performance and reward narrative aligned to business requirements; uses varied communication vehicles and opportunities to promote dialogue, shared understanding and consensus
  • Collaborates with key stakeholders to optimise business performance
  • Managing a specialist team to deliver on objectives aligned to the HR and business strategy

 

Formal Qualifications and Experience:

  • B Degree in a HR, Commerce or Business Administration
  • Hons or Masters degree in related field would be advantageous
  • South African Rewards Association (SARA) membership preferred
  • 5 -10 years’ experience in design and delivery of performance management strategies within complex and diverse business environments
  • 5 -10 years’ experience in design and delivery of total reward strategies within complex and diverse business environments
  • 5 years of managerial experience in a similar environment
  • Prior experience in job evaluation and job grading experience
  • Prior experience in HR operations and knowledge of best practices
  • Proven experience in HR analytics

 

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Excellent knowledge of the developments and trends in Reward and Benefits.
  • Excellent knowledge of performance management frameworks, policies and best practices
  • Salary benchmarking and job evaluation
  • Thought leadership and the development of innovative approaches to complex problems.
  • Advanced computer skills and experience with specific software and web-based systems, used for report writing, project management and benefits management.
  • Knowledge of current employment law, compliance and regulations
  • Working experience on HR software and Sage system
  • Be familiar with latest trends regarding HR analytics

 

Behavioural Competencies:  

  • Complex problem solving and analytics
  • Adapting and responding to change
  • Innovation and Forward Thinking
  • Commercial Acumen
  • Deciding and Initiating Action
  • Collaboration
  • Customer orientation
  • Leading and managing people

 

Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills:

  • Problem solver
  • Creative and innovative
  • A confident self-starter
  • Responsible and reliable
  • Results driven, fast and intense
  • Good communication and stakeholder engagement skills on all levels
  • Conflict handling skills

 

Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates

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

Gauteng

Position: Professional Compliance Administrator (3A)       

Closing Date: 29 May 2020

Department: LBS Graduate Division

Reporting Line: Graduate Operational Manager

Location: Johannesburg, Parktown

Purpose of the Job:

The Compliance Administrator will be responsible for proactively and constructively assisting business in conducting its responsibility to comply with all regulatory items and minimise compliance risks. This involves providing advice and guidelines to Financial Planning distribution and operational functions through the application of risk implementation and monitoring principles, policies, processes and procedures. 

The incumbent will ensure the quality of advice provision within the Life Broker Services (LBS) Graduate Division by implementing and maintaining compliance risk management guidelines and policies. This includes facilitating the monitoring and reporting of all compliance-related functions, including breaches within the Business Unit through application of risk management principles.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Monitoring of and feedback on the risk matrix
  • Integrating and applying compliance risk assessments and compliant risk management plans for prioritised regulatory items and business practices
  • Reviewing and maintaining compliance and supervision monitoring
  • Compliance monitoring activities
  • Recommending corrective actions – prescribing and escalations
  • Assisting with and guiding on the handling of complaints
  • Implementing requirements arising from new and amended regulatory items
  • Compliance training on regulatory items and business requirements
  • Compliance reporting
  • Providing advice to business on compliance matters and implementation of controls, including business effectiveness assessments
  • Supporting business in providing necessary updates
  • Managing, maintaining and reporting on representative Fit and Proper status through internal record keeping and systems

 

Formal Qualifications and Experience:

  • Matric
  • Bachelor’s degree (Law or Commerce) or Compliance Officer occupational qualification or related three-year tertiary qualification
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Compliance Risk Management or Financial Planning (advantageous)

 

Knowledge and Skills:

  • At least 2 years’ experience in Financial Services Compliance
  • Knowledge of the Financial Services regulatory environment
  • Legislative knowledge
  • Risk management methodology
  • Compliance management
  • Working knowledge of CURA (advantageous)

 

Strategic Orientation:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the financial service’s regulatory environment
  • Provides input relating to the improvement and efficiency of the Financial Planning Compliance process.

 

Communication:

  • Articulate and communicates in a logical way and structures information to meet the needs and understanding of intended business requirements
  • Expresses opinions, information and key points of view clearly and assertively

 

Computer Literacy:

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

 

Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills:

  • Acts with confidence and works independently within a team environment
  • Facilitation skills
  • Conflict handling and resolution
  • Influencing
  • Analytical thinking and detail orientation
  • Time management
  • Prioritising
  • Collaborative
  • Sense of urgency
  • Results and learning orientation
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Resilient

 

Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates

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

Gauteng

Position: Social Media Analyst (3A)                       

Closing Date: 29 May 2020

Department: Marketing

Reporting Line: Senior Manager: Communications

Location: Johannesburg, Parktown

Purpose of the Job:

The Social Media Analyst will collect and analyse data related to social media marketing campaigns. They will assist in identifying appropriate social media channels for their specific business needs, tailoring campaigns to the target audience to drive leads volume and quality to maximise commercial value for the business.

The incumbent will be required to do strong social media analysis using audience research to generate assessment reports which are then used to enhance the performance of marketing campaigns.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Evaluating user engagement, reporting on web traffic from all platforms
  • Identifying our target audience’s behaviour and recommending ways to increase our target audience
  • Establishing a cohesive strategy across all social networks to increase brand awareness
  • Tracking emerging social media trends and tools to determine how they can be integrated into our company’s strategies
  • Setting up and nurturing social media platforms and their specific communities and audiences
  • Researching and implementing social media tools, updating whenever necessary
  • Overseeing and helping with the creation of content for use on social media channels such as video briefs and consumer case studies
  • Analysing which content should be promoted based on audience interaction and presence on company sites, encouraging audience participation
  • Proposing new ideas and concepts for social media content
  • Analyses and reports on audience information and demographics, monitoring the success of existing social media projects
  • Targeting
  • Research and understand Social Media Trends

 

Design and Social Media

  • Assisting with and having input into the design strategies for social media to drive the targeted audience to a business’ site
  • Experimenting with different tactics that can leverage social media activities
  • Monitoring social media trends and trend changes
  • Utilising social media tools and marketing knowledge appropriately to form effective online marketing strategies
  • Educating the Marketing team on incorporating various social media tactics for the company’s products and services into the marketing strategy
  • Reviewing the monthly performance of social media activity; analysing any shortfalls, providing suggestions for improvement and choosing the best viable alternative in accordance with best practice and trends
  • Adhering to the social media policy

 

Set priorities and monitors work associated with the PPS website pertaining to Social Media

  • Establishing and maintaining a work tracking system

 

Leads

  • Maximising leads generated via digital platforms
  • Optimising and managing the leads process
  • Analysing the leads sources
  • Developing a leads quality assessment system
  • Monitoring leads utilisation and quality of contacts.
  • Collecting feedback on leads utilisation effectiveness
  • Optimising campaigns to drive quality leads
  • Identifying opportunities for leads generation from the existing base

 

Reporting

  • Weekly and monthly reports
  • Opportunity reports
  • Contact reporting
  • Leads volume, quality and strike rates
  • Recommending actions to be taken to increase commercial value

 

Formal Qualifications and Experience:

  • Matric
  • Recommended: A degree or equivalent tertiary qualification; or NQF 6 qualification in Marketing / Computer Science 
  • Studying towards a Mathematics or Statistics Qualification will be advantageous

 

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Experience in using social media platforms essential
  • 2 years’ experience in a leads or social media environment
  • Knowledge and understanding of marketing management principles and practices
  • Knowledge and experience in a Financial Services environment would be advantageous
  • Strong quantitative and analysis skills
  • Understanding of business processes related to leads

 

Strategic Orientation:

  • A social media analyst should be analytical enough to constantly assess the strategy with that of its outcome. He or she may then need to change the strategy to improve results
  • Execution of the social media strategy that includes programmes that define the best possible use of social media marketing techniques that helps in increasing visibility, followers, and traffic

 

Communication:

  • An exceptional worker who has a strong ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders
  • Articulate and able to communicate in a logical way, structuring information to meet the needs and understanding of intended audiences
  • 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

 

Commercial Acumen:

  • Demonstrates awareness of market trends and opportunities and keeps up to date with competitor developments impacting area of responsibility
  • Social media professionals need to be knowledgeable about the pros and cons of social media tool

 

Computer Literacy:

  • Latest MS Office package, particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Working knowledge of Power BI

 

Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills:

  • Confident
  • Self-starter
  • Persuasive and influential
  • Good networking skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Manages expectations
  • Self-aware
  • Professional
  • Responsible and accountable

 

Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates

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

Gauteng

Position: Financial Advisor                                                                                

Closing Date: 31 May 2020

Division: Advisory Services and Enablement

Reporting: Regional Manager

Location: Johannesburg, Parktown

Purpose of the Job:

An exciting career opportunity has become available for a Financial Planner in PPS Financial Planning 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 though implementation of PPS financial solutions in line with the client’s needs.  The individual must have a valid driver’s licence and own reliable vehicle. The roles are based in Durban and Cape town.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Meet clients to understand their financial objectives
  • Prepare and present proposals to existing and potential clients using state of the art financial planning tools
  • Explain complex information relating to financial planning in a clear and effortless way
  • Provide suitable advice to best fit the needs and requirements of professionals
  • Manage, maintain and build new and existing client relationships
  • Ability to grow a client book within the first 24 months and consistently thereafter
  • Adhere to compliance, operational procedures and practice management standards
  • Stay abreast with product information, performance and industry changes
  • Build a professional network and suitable business within the professional market
  • Ability to function independently

 

Formal Qualifications:

  • Financial Tertiary qualification
  • RE
  • NQF 6
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning Advantageous
  • CFP Advantageous
  • Successful completion of supervisory process

 

Experience and Knowledge:

  • 2 years’ experience in Financial Services industry in a sales role within risk and investment spaces
  • Strong sales, interpersonal and business orientated person with an acumen to build client relationships
  • Knowledge and understanding of the dynamics of the professional client market
  • Experience and track record in high performance sales environments
  • Knowledge of best practices in the financial planning and financial advisory services
  • Knowledge and understanding of financial planning through meaningful client engagements
  • Ability to plan and manage time effectively

 

Computer Literacy:

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

 

Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills:

  • Impeccable work ethics
  • Strong communication
  • Analytical and numerical skills with the ability to analyse and interpret statistical information
  • High attention to detail
  • A passion for the financial planning environment
  • Team orientated
  • Self-motivated and highly driven
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Relationship management and networking skills
  • Resilience and Tenacity
  • Emotional Intelligence

 

Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates

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

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