Information Manager
Santam
Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa
4d ago

CAREER OPPORTUNITY

A position for an Information Manager exists in the Actuarial and Data Analytics team, based at Santam Bellville (Cape Town) offices.

JOB DESCRIPTION

This role will be responsible for supporting Actuarial and Data Analytics in coordinating and driving the implementation of the Information Management (IM) agenda of the Santam Group.

We are looking for an individual with experience in the development of data related solutions to improve the Business Unit’s (BUs) data quality and financial / operational performance.

This includes analysing business processes and determining how they can be improved or better supported by data.

They will lead / support data and information initiatives, facilitate the data governance framework application and serve as a change agent to promote data and information policy, standard, principle and process adoption, including the management of Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and Data Delivery Agreements (DDAs).

The Information Manager must have a keen sense of how to problem solve and must be familiar with data and information domains native to the Reinsurance field to assist Data Owners and Data Stewards in the resolution of data and information issues.

Issue resolution may involve interfacing BUs, therefore, they need to understand and continuously seek to build knowledge of the Santam Group landscape and how & where data and information are generated, used and shared across teams.

PRINCIPLE ACCOUNTABILITIES INCLUDE :

  • Identifying Data Owners and Data Stewards for each agreed initiative, engaging with HR on the impact of Data Roles on existing job profiles
  • Onboarding new Data Providers, management of SLA and DDA
  • Leading / supporting data and information projects, which includes defining and participating in User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
  • Performing impact assessment of proposed policies, standards, processes
  • Facilitating the data governance framework application and serve as a change agent to promote data and information policy, standard, principle and process adoption, including management of SLAs, based on agreed business rules.
  • This includes driving processes to define people, process and system changes required.

  • Supporting the process of business term & rule definition, changes, retiring and consistent use.
  • Promoting the use of data sources that are fit for purpose and encourage their use in all reporting. This includes monitoring, reporting and escalating the use of tools that inhibit data insights enablement
  • Facilitating the definition of quality criteria, performing baseline analysis against criteria and compliance to criteria;
  • drive initiatives to improve data quality

  • Analysing issues & their impact and facilitating issue resolutions through creating resolutions or logging & escalating issues to the appropriate forum.
  • Chair Enterprise Information Forum (EIF), between own and one or potentially more other BU / Division
  • Conduct data-related audit reviews for BU, develop improvement plans and monitor the execution of plans
  • Author and distribute required reports
  • QUALIFICATIONS

  • Relevant Bachelor’s Degree
  • DAMA Certified Data Management Professional Practice (CDMP), preferably practitioner level, would be highly recommended
  • KNOWLEDGE and EXPERIENCE

    Minimum requirement of :

  • 3 years or more relevant experience and operational skills in data / information governance
  • 3 years or more experience in data quality management, operations and tools
  • 2 years relevant experience as a Project Manager
  • 2 years relevant experience in Business Process Management
  • 3 years relevant experience as a Change Management Associate or manager of teams in a high-change environment
  • Experience in the use of Jira and Confluence will be beneficial
  • Experience in a short-term insurance environment would be highly recommended
  • MS SQL knowledge advantageous
  • Business Analysis knowledge / qualification advantageous
  • SKILLS

  • Advanced operational skills in data / information governance
  • Advanced data quality management, operations and tools
  • Expert verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Advanced Interpersonal skills, to lead, influence and motivate
  • Proficient People management and relationship building skills
  • Advanced Problem-solving skills the ability to identify problems and finding / developing / facilitating solutions
  • Pro-active, self-starter
  • Proficient Presentation skills
  • Advanced Stakeholder Management
  • Advanced Computer literacy (MS Office) while MS SQL, Confluence and Jira skills will be highly beneficial
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Problem Solving
  • Process Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Data Analytics
  • Influencing Skills
  • Adhering to principles and values (living the Santam Way)
  • Analytical Thinking
  • COMPETENCIES

  • Business Analysis
  • Change Management
  • Client Focus - building strong internal client relationships and delivering internal client-centric solutions
  • Collaboration and effective communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Curiosity & Creativity
  • Data & Technology Literacy
  • Drives Results, even under tough circumstances
  • Flexibility and Adaptability Being resilient
  • Insurance & Business Acumen
  • ABOUT THE COMPANY

    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 centered 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.

    At Santam we are committed to transformation and embracing diversity. This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse workplace with employment equity as a key goal to create an inclusive workforce, representative of the demographics of our society.

    In achieving our employment equity goals, we give preference to applicants from the designated groups in alignment with the Divisions Employment Equity targets.

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