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Equity Bank Branch Managers, Relationship Managers and Dealers Job Vacancies

Equity Bank is one of the leading banks in the region. The Bank’s purpose is to transform the lives and livelihoods of the people of Africa socially and economically by availing them modern, inclusive financial services that maximize their opportunities.

With a strong footprint in Kenya, Uganda and Southern Sudan, Equity Bank is now home to more than 5.7 million customers, the largest customer base in the Eastern African Region. In line with the Bank’s expansion strategy, the Bank is seeking additional talent to serve in the roles outlined below:

1. Branch Managers - Business Growth and Development Managers

The Role

Reporting to the General Manager- Operations, the role holder will be in charge of the overall leadership of a branch.

He/she will be expected to aggressively drive the branch growth and profitability targets by identifying, developing and maintaining relationships with customers as well as providing leadership to the branch staff.

Key Responsibilities
  • Business growth and development for the branch
  • Mobilize deposits to exceed branch targets
  • Oversee growth of a high quality asset portfolio in the branch
  • Ensure 100% compliance to the Bank’s policies and procedures
  • Budget planning, control and evaluation for the branch
  • Champion customer service provision at the branch level
  • Promote the Bank’s corporate image at the branch level
  • Build and develop a high performing team through embedding performance development and coaching
  • Understand and provide clear direction to the branch based on market analysis and local area customer trends and competitor offering
  • Manage staff issues at the branch level
Candidate’s Profile and Qualifications
  • Business related degree from a recognized University
  • Over 5 years working experience in the banking sector and of which 2 years must have been as branch manager of a commercial bank.
  • Holders of banking professional qualifications such as AKIB, ACIB will have an added advantage.
  • 2 years working experience in credit / lending in banking sector.
Desired Knowledge, Skills and Ability
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the banking industry
  • Strong Sales/Marketing skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Proven track record in leading and managing teams
  • World class customer service skils
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good knowledge of MS Office suite
2. Relationship Managers - Credit

The Role

Reporting to Business Growth and Development Manager, the role holder will be responsible for the daily coordination of the credit function at the branch level, ensuring high customer service standards are maintained and that loan applications are within acceptable risks to the Bank.

Key Responsibilities
  • Growing high quality asset portfolio in the branch
  • Review of the existing business facilities
  • Management of portfolio by monitoring adherence to set conditions of sanction
  • Ensuring 100% compliance to the Bank’s lending policy
  • Ensuring that all securities/collateral are perfected, recorded and maintained
  • Preparing, analyzing and submitting credit reports and prudential returns as required
  • Chair the credit committee at the branch level
  • Manage credit staff at branch level.
  • Ensure excellent customer service
Candidate’s Qualifications and Experience
  • Holder of University degree from a recognized University
  • 5 years working experience in creditilending in banking sector and of which 2 years must have been at management level
  • Holders of diploma in Credit management, ACIB, AKIB, CPA, or ACCAs will have an added advantage
Desired Knowledge, Skills and Ability
  • Strong analytical skills to interpret and evaluate financial statements
  • Good understanding of the Banking industry
  • Proven leadership skills
  • World class customer service skills
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Working knowledge of financial spreadsheet applications
3. Dealer - Money Market & Fixed Income Unit

The Role

Reporting to the Head of Treasury, the successful candidate will engage in Money Market and Fixed Income trading with a view to managing a portfolio profitably through market operation.

Key Responsibilities
  • Participate in the Money Market operations with a view to either funding the Bank or investing excess funds
  • Mobilize deposits through interactions with dients and applying the deposits in ways that generate income to the Bank.
  • Generate revenue for the Bank through stipulated investments.
  • Churn the Fixed Income trading portfolio to attain respectable market share and set out profit targets
  • Advise the Bank on the viability and suitability of various investment products in the market.
  • Ensure that the Bank operates within stipulated risk parameters.
  • Ensure increase in income and volumes from customers by availing innovative solutions and profitable trading in Fixed Income Market.
  • Contribute to the development of Treasury products delivery process.
  • Make client visits and calls with a view to ensuring client delight and make call reports.
  • Keeping customers informed of the market developments and closing deals with them.
Candidate’s Qualifications and Experience
  • A University degree from a recognized University in a business related field, preferably with an MBA or other relevant qualifications
  • At least 3 years banking experience, 2 of which should be in the front office of a busy Treasury department
Desired Knowledge, Skills and Ability
  • Good analytical skills and understanding of micro and macro economics
  • Excellent knowledge of banking products and services
  • Comprehensive understanding of the Treasury products and end to end processing of the same
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Team player
  • World class customer service skills
  • A strong grasp and appreciation of risk management
  • Good knowledge of MS office suite
4. Dealer - Corporate Dealing Unit

The Role

Reporting to the Manager — Corporate Dealing Unit, the successful candidate will engage in Foreign Exchange Trading with a view to meeting client needs and generating income for the Bank.

Key Responsibilities
  • Manage defined relationships with clients with a view to channeling Treasury related business through the Bank
  • Support the Corporate Dealing Unit by implementing the Treasury Sales Plan covering all Treasury products and customer segments.
  • Deliver market information and insight to customers through the various designated channels
  • Generate revenue for the Bank through sale of Treasury products
  • Ensure increase in income and volumes from customers by availing innovative solutions and profitable trading in foreign exchange
  • Make client visits and client calls with a view to ensuring client delight
  • Keep an accurate schedule of customer visits and calls and highlight any issues raised and the actions taken to address the issues
  • Advise the Bank on the viability and suitability of new FX products in the market.
  • Ensure that the Bank operates within stipulated risk parameters.
  • Contribute to the development of Treasury products delivery process
  • Keeping customers informed of the market developments and closing deals with them
Candidate’s Qualifications and Experience
  • A University degree from a recognized university in a business related field, preferably with an MBA or other relevant qualification.
  • At least 3 years banking experience, 2 of which should be in the front office of a busy Treasury department
Desired Knowledge, Skills and Ability
  • Good analytical skills and understanding of micro and macro economics
  • Excellent knowledge of banking products and services
  • Comprehensive understanding of the Treasury products and end to end processing of the same
  • Team player
  • World class customer service skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A strong grasp and appreciation of risk management
  • Good knowledge of MS Office suite
If you meet the above criteria, please submit your application with detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of the relevant certificates, testimonials stating your current pay, e-mail address and daytime telephone contact by 27th October 2010.

All applications should be in soft and through the email address indicated below.

Tanzania nationals are also encouraged to apply.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Email to: jobs@equitybank.co.ke

Equity Bank is an equal opportunity employer.

We value the diversity of individuals, ideas, perspectives, insights and values, and what they bring to the workplace.

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www.equitybank.co.ke

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