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Area Sales Manager

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An eminent financial services organisation is currently seeking an individual to assume the role of Area Sales Manager. The successful incumbent will be responsible for recruiting, developing, motivating, guiding and leading a team of financial advisers to achieve the organisations objectives and agreed sales targets in an effective and efficient manner.


  • Manage the expense budget for the Sales team/branch to remain within the agreed expense budgets.
  • Provide monthly detailed Expense Reports to reflect budget vs actual and provide commentary on variances.
  • Drive cost containment and efficiencies within team and branch.
  • Ensure adherence within allocated mandates.
  • Ensure successful implementation of the team and branch’s set and agreed business plan.
  • Action, monitor and report on progress and or risks in the successful achievement of the team’s business plan and objectives.
  • Support worksite managers in marketing and sales initiatives aligned to identified worksites.
  • Take ownership of the relationships with all relevant stakeholders within allocated worksites.
  • Identify and allocate suitable financial advisers to current and new worksites to successfully support the worksite sales plan and drive achievement of penetration targets.
  • To drive marketing and sales initiatives in the Sales Team to help financial advisers identify and penetrate new markets.
  • To ensure the effective fulfilment of sales through management of the premium collection processes within allocated worksites.
  • Build and maintain quality and sustainable business relationships within identified markets and worksites.
  • Ensure all relevant legislation is adhered to, e.g. FICA, FAIS, Anti-Money Laundering, TCF, POPI, RDR, PPR, OHSA, etc.
  • Ensure all Worksite regulatory requirements and agreements are adhered to.
  • Ensure financial Advisers comply with a FAIS compliant Sales process, i.e. providing clients with appropriate advice and/or intermediary service to relevant solutions.
  • Ensure ECM Sales and new business processes and standards are adhered to.
  • Effective implementation and monitoring the adherence of standard operating procedures and principles, e.g. Activity Management, Fit and Proper Supervision, Financial Expenditure Control, etc.
  • Achieve specific and agreed sales and business quality targets.
  • Conduct daily monitoring of sales targets actual and implement effective corrective measures to close gaps and mitigate potential risks of non-achievement.


  • Grade 12.
  • Post Matric financial qualification.
  • Relevant FAIS recognised qualification.
  • Regulatory Exam (RE 5 and RE 1).
  • Code 10 Driver's License.
  • Language fluency in English and Regional Vernacular.
  • 2-3 years Sales Management experience (within the financial industry).
  • Leading and Supervising a Sales team.
  • 1-2 years Life Insurance experience.
  • In-depth exposure to the entry level market (preferred).
  • 1-year Long-term Insurance subcategory A, B1 - A and B2 - A sales experience.

Kindly note, if you have not heard from us within two weeks of your application please consider it unsuccessful.

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Geographic Location

Eastern Cape