South Africa

Manager: Customer Services ( Australia )

Company Telesure Investment Holdings
Reference # MC/2020/07/31
Published 31/07/2020
Contract Type Permanent
Location Fourways, Gauteng, South Africa
Telesure Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd (TIH), is the holding company of some of South Africa’s leading financial long and short term insurance providers. Our portfolio includes South Africa’s most loved and recognisable brands such as 1st
for Women, Auto & General, Budget, Dialdirect, Virseker and 1Life. Employee Benefits Administration via our Hippo Advisory Services, which includes health insurance, provident fund and group life administration. Hippo is South Africa's first comparison website and compares insurance, other personal finance products, travel, health, money, travel, cars from a range of South African
brands. We’re pioneers with a hunger for the best, bringing customer-focused innovation and service excellence to the financial services industry. We’re an undivided team of diverse thinkers and doers who believe in leading through technology and pushing beyond limits.
Job Functions Management
Industries Financial Services,Insurance
Manage the Claims and Customer Services teams. Ensure effective delivery of service to all levels of inbound and outbound customer interactions. Implement operational plans to assist in achieving the required operational results.

Operations Management
Oversee and manage different teams in the services and claims department. Ensure the operational function is in line with company
goals, objectives, policies and procedures. Implement, drive and monitor group strategy and operational efficiency.

Leadership and Direction
Collaborate, create and communicate the tactical plan and action needed to execute the function's strategy and business plan within the team; explain the relationship to the broader organization's mission, vision and values; motivate people to commit to these
and to doing extraordinary things to achieve local business goals.

Customer Service
Manage a medium-sized customer service area or several customer service sections, with guidance from senior colleagues. This will include solving complex issues in order to meet customer service standards. Manage within the team, the effective and efficient client queries and complaints. Review the customer services process and metrics. Ensure clients are treated according to the TCF principles; between managers, reps and clients.

Performance Management
Manage and report on the performance of a substantial, diverse team; set appropriate performance objectives for direct reports and hold them accountable for achieving these; take appropriate corrective action where necessary to ensure the achievement of annual business objectives. Ensure the right skill level, experience, qualifications of people are aligned to support service delivery,
achieving production and performance targets at all times.

Improvement / Innovation
Identify shortcomings in existing business practices, then suggest and implement improvements while developing and delivering projects or a work stream within the organization's change management program. Involves working with guidance from senior colleagues.

Operational Compliance
Monitor and review performance and behaviors within area of responsibility to identify and resolve non-compliance with the organization's policies and relevant regulatory codes and codes of conduct.

Stakeholder Engagement
Build and maintain effective relationships with all internal stakeholders. Identify and manage stakeholders up to management level, finding out their needs/ issues/concerns and reacting to these by leading and coordinating the development of stakeholder engagement plans to support the communication of business information and decisions.

Work Scheduling and Allocation
Develop short- or medium-term work schedules in order to achieve planned commitments. Approve or liaise with different areas in the business to acquire and use different resources as needed. Ensure adequate work allocation to the correct resource skill in order to achieve client satisfaction.

Insights and Reporting
Prepare and coordinate the completion of various data and analytics reports. Ensure accurate management information by analyzing trends and providing day to day and monthly reports to business.

Budgeting & Costing
Track budgets and implement tactics when there is a deviation from the budget and ensure operational costs remain within budget, while upholding service delivery standards.

Organizational Capability Building
Use the organization's formal development framework to identify the team's individual development needs. Plan and implement actions, including continuing professional development specified by professional or regulatory
institutions, to build their professional capabilities. Provide formal and informal training or coaching to managers and
others throughout the organization in own area of expertise to enable others to improve performance and fulfill personal potential.

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Data
Ensure that team lead and direct reports maintain up-to-date customer relationship management data, identifying and resolving issues to ensure that the organization has quality data to enable effective customer retention and business development activities.

Personal Capability Building
Develop own capabilities by participating in assessment and development planning activities as well as formal and informal training and coaching; gain or maintain external professional accreditation where relevant to improve performance and fulfill personal potential. Maintain an in-depth understanding of technology, external regulation, and industry best practices through ongoing education, attending conferences, and reading specialist media.
General Education
Matric / Grade 12/ SAQA Accredited Equivalent (Essential);
Relevant 3 year degree or diploma in relevant field (Essential);

5 or more years experience in a call centre and services environment (Essential); Experience in a Financial Services Industry (Advantageous);
Experience with Avaya related system (Advantageous)
Managerial Experience
3 or more years experience of planning and managing resources to deliver predetermined objectives as specified by more senior managers (Essential)

SAQA Accredited Equivalent* - It is the onus of the applicant to provide TIH and its subsidiaries with certified evidence that their qualification(s) meet the equivalent NQF level required for this role at time of application.

Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) competency requirements: FAIS recognized qualifications / Regulatory Examinations / Class of Business Certification and / or CPD according to your DOFA (where applicable) - As a registered Financial Service Provider, we are mandated to ensure that all our representatives are always and remain fit and proper at all times. By applying for this role, you consent to having your relevant qualification and or accreditation or confirm that you are working towards meeting the competency requirements. You further consent to the relevant information being verified.

Employment Equity

The Company's approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply. TIH is committed to an organisational culture that recognises, appreciates and values diversity & inclusion.

Internal Applications: Should you apply and you are currently employed at a higher grade and are found successful, your total reward package may be impacted.

Should you not hear from our team in 30 days, kindly consider your application unsuccessful.

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About TIH

Telesure Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd (TIH), is the holding company of some of South Africa’s leading financial service providers. Our portfolio includes short-term insurers, a long-term insurer, health insurance as well as an insurance and personal finance comparison platform. We’re pioneers with a hunger for best, bringing customer-focused innovation and service excellence to the financial services industry. We’re an undivided team of diverse thinkers and doers who believe in leading through technology and pushing past their limits.

What we offer

TIH offers an exceptional benefits programme, and competitive compensation packages. You have options for Life Cover, Disability Benefits, Provident Fund, Medical Aid, and more. Office benefits include free undercover parking, free Wi-Fi, ATMs, an onsite gym, subsidised meals, convenience store, coffee shop, an on-site Dischem store, free seasonal fruits – every day, and an Active Access walking programme
Job Closing Date 07/08/2020
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