Job Description

What will you do?
Provide leading underwriting competencies and apply a risk based evaluation mind set in the construction and financial sector.

What will make you successful in this role?

  • Provide efficient, criteria driven underwriting competency, a thorough understanding of accounting principals
  • 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
  • Market research for industry awareness, opportunities and threats

Responsibilities + Skills

Ability to work with accuracy and speedTechnical and Analytical SkillsStrategic relationship builder


BSc (QS) / BTech (Building Surveying) / BCom (Hons).Minimum 5 years experience in the construction industry.


Ability to evaluate incomplete data and scenarios and offer an insightful and confident opinionAbility to work with demanding stakeholdersAdvanced financial insights into construction

Job Summary

  • Published on: Wednesday, 13th November 2019
  • Designation: Underwriter
  • industry: Finance
  • Vacancy:
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: Johannesburg
  • Salary: on a call
  • Gender:
  • Application Deadline: Wednesday, 13th November 2019

About the Company

  • Company Name: Sanlam.
  • Address: PO Box 1. Sanlamhof 7532. Street address. Sanlam Head Office, 2 Strand Road
  • Website:
  • Company Profile:
  • Charlize Theron may have run away to Hollywood, but the Sanlam Group keeps its star power at home in South Africa. Targeting middle-market and affluent clients, the company provides insurance and wealth management services. Major segments are life insurance (including annuities and other investment products) and short-term insurance (property and casualty coverage sold through majority-owned Santam). The company has been expanding its investment business through segments including Sanlam Investment Management, its Octane hedge fund of funds, and its SIM Emerging Markets, which focuses on African economies.

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