Manager: Complaints Resolution
SALT Employee Benefits
Johannesburg, South Africa
4d ago
source : Job Placements


  • The ability to investigate and apply expertise to data with an intended objective to deliver on the specific area of expertise.
  • The ability to analyze data and extract trends to ensure improvement of processes and or customer satisfaction. This could be in the form of innovative ideas as well as the task of compiling reports.
  • Engage and list to current challenges in the team / business and use expertise to Trouble shoot issues in order to provide workable solutions
  • The ability to tackle a Problem with the intent of using expertise / capability and or experience to resolve speedily
  • Perform quality assurance based on the specialized requirements of the role.
  • Should be able to ensure strong stake holder management ito Communication i.e. feedback to clients, managing clients, responding to clients, attend to queries timeously
  • Engage in a professional manner whether it be verbal or face to face
  • Have the ability to communicate via different communication channels
  • Ensure that the brand or image of SEB is always maintained by adhering to the values (in keeping in line with the KPI and values of the company)
  • Be a strong team player
  • Have both both industry knowledge and experience
  • Ensure that the role is carried out with the relevant accuracy, attention to detail and following instructions.
  • Ensure that judgement and attention to detail is applied to the role
  • Ensure that the role is completed within required deadlines and should have the ability to organize, plan, set goals and deliver accordingly.
  • Strong interpersonal skills as cross team collaboration is required.
  • Have the ability to innovate in the role
  • Quality of work should be thorough
  • Conscious of the abuse of company resources

    Implement the culture transformation programme that will enable the delivery of Salt’s strategic intent and identified ideal behaviors to improve employee engagement and reduce employee turnover.

    Develop a high performing team by embedding formal performance development and informal coaching. Implement talent acquisition, engagement and recognition process in line with this.


    Attract, develop, retain and deploy quality employees to realise their full potential

    Develop a high performing team by embedding formal performance development and informal coaching. Implement talent acquisition, engagement and recognition process in line with this.

    Establish and maintain a succession plan for the team. Ensure that poor performance in the team is addressed through the formal Programme and that continued poor performance is appropriately dealt with.

    To ensure that talent sourcing should be aligned to Employment Equity targets.


    Build of new world in conjunction with being the best pensions administration company in SA

    Skills gap analysis and skills development for affected to ensure change readiness for operating environment.

    Determine and analyze development needs for the team and ensure that identified training requirements are budgeted for and executed

    Take accountability for maintaining and monitoring the people risk within the business area

    Adherence to HR policy and review of existing policies and procedures and managing people in line with this.


    Timeous Reponses to Queries

  • Management of identification in the team to source of the complaint by identifying all parties to a complaint, and direct that the relevant information be sought from all parties
  • Manage the team to provice accurate query response within the stipulated timelines
  • Have good problem solving capabilities to solution end to end
  • Record Keeping / Filing

  • Ensure reporting and to Record / track complaints and determinations received from the PFA, FSCA and other sources and to provide Exco with risk and completion
  • Have a systematic filing system for all complaints, queries, responses and determinations issued by the PFA and other relevant Authorities
  • Reporting

  • Controlling the outcome of PFA determinations issued and ensuring adherence
  • Provide a weekly report / update of all complaints to Management
  • Provide monthly reports for the relevant stakeholders
  • Be able to deal with Board of Trustees and other stakeholder enquiries
  • Time and Quality Management

  • Meet production standards in terms of quality and quantity
  • Ensure written and verbal communication (internally and externally) is dealt with professionally and within the agreed service level agreements
  • Investigation of Pension Funds Adjudicator (PFA) complaints
  • Respond to PFA / FSCA complaints in respect of the different Funds Administered by SALT EB within the prescribed timeframes.
  • Draft eight responses per day, forty per week and one hundred and sixty per month
  • Timeous implementation of OPFA determinations.
  • Ensure that responses to PFA and other stakeholders are of high-quality standard, furthermore, to ensure that supporting documents relate the drafted response
  • Attend to PFA queries relating to responses / Attorney and member queries
  • Ensure that all the matters are attended to timeously and deliver high quality work

    Recording of new complaints and determinations for reporting purposes to EXCO and relevant stakeholders.


  • Matric and Bcom Advantageous
  • Excel
  • Communication (Written and Verbal)
  • English (Business writing and email etiquette)
  • Stakeholder management (CRM)
  • Industry knowledge and experience
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Working under pressure And Deadline driven
  • Organizational skills / Planning and prioritizing
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Settings goals
  • Cross team collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Management of time
  • People Management
  • Analysis of data
  • Judgement / Decision making
  • Innovation
  • Negotiation and Conflict Management
  • Networking
  • Persuasion, Prospecting,
  • Public Speaking
  • Research
  • Computer literacy.
  • Pensions Law knowledge, particularly the Pension Funds Act 24 of 1956
  • Knowledge of other SA Laws relevant to the Retirement Fund Industry
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in PFA case management or complaints resolution
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in the Retirement Fund Industry / Employee Benefits

  • Relevant BCom, or Bachelor’s Degree, MBA Preferable
  • 10 years’ experience in a similar position
  • Employee Benefits experience
  • Financial Acumen
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