Manager: Complaints Resolution

Manager: Complaints Resolution

Salt Employee Benefits | Johannesburg, GT, ZA

Posted 12 days ago

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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
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
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
Management of time
People Management
Analysis of data
Judgement/Decision making
Negotiation and Conflict Management
Persuasion, Prospecting,
Public Speaking
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