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Job Purpose Statement

Reporting to the Head of Commercial Services; the purpose of the role is to provide an enabling physical environment for effective and efficient support to the business units, increase in shareholder asset value, maximizing of returns from company property assets and projection of good company image through appropriate policies, systems and line management functions essential for supporting the unit’s functions.


Manager, Facilities
Main Activities
  • Develop, implement and continuously review professional best practice quality property management systems (policies, processes and tools).
  • To obtain quality business premises at competitive rentals.
  • To lease company properties on competitive terms.
  • To facilitate development of lease agreements with tenants and landlords within agreed/acceptable timelines.
  • To manage tenant and landlord relations including observing the agreed lease contract terms.
  • To oversee repairs and maintenance schedules of company properties.
  • Uninterrupted supply of utilities like water and electricity including back up power systems.
  • Participate in property market intelligence on rentals and maintenance costs and identify opportunities for continuous improvement.
  • Implement the strategic selection of suppliers to maximize quality, service and cost.
  • Develop and maintain accurate and authentic data on properties including landlord and tenant information, company property assets schedules and equipment schedules.
  • Develop and implement safety compliance regulations for tenants and suppliers.
  • Develop and manage property related supplier relationship which includes development and review of quality service level agreements.
  • Maintain reliable and accurate property management supplier list and relevant data on suppliers.
  • Monitoring property related supplier performance to optimize on cost, quality and service.
  • Achieving internal customer satisfaction through proper and effective maintenance of business premises.
  • Statutory compliance on all property related legislations, decrees and notices.
Competence Requirements
  • Knowledge and experience in property management and modern legal property practices to initiate and implement tactical changes to support business performance.
  • Interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with and manage customer expectations (internal and external), and other stakeholders who impact performance.
  • Understanding on development and management of contracts including lease contracts and service level agreements.
  • Understanding of the safety and health regulations and applications at the work place
  • Knowledge and effective application of all relevant banking policies, processes, procedures and guidelines to consistently achieve required compliance standards or benchmarks.
Qualification & Experience Requirements
  • BA (Land Economics) or its equivalent – Upper Second or GPA 3.0.
  • Member of the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (Valuation and Estate Management Chapter)
  • 5 years post-qualification experience in property management.
  • Practical experience in use of relevant MS Office applications.

Manager, Purchasing & Vendor Management

Job Purpose Statement

Reporting to the Head of Commercial Services; the purpose of the role is to lead and manage procurement and vendor management processes and activities to deliver optimal cost and quality services and company assets to support company business objectives.
  • Develop, implement and continuously review professional best practice quality procurement systems (policies, processes and tools).
  • To procure quality of goods and services at competitive costs.
  • To dispose obsolete and or other approved company assets at maximum returns.
  • Lead supply market intelligence on suppliers and goods to identify opportunities for continuous improvement.
  • Quality of ergonomics and staff comfort through by availing appropriate quality office equipment and stationery supplies through effective inventory management and procurement process.
  • Implement the strategic selection of suppliers to maximize quality, service and cost.
  • Develop and manage supplier relationship which includes development and review of quality service level agreements
  • Maintain reliable and updated supplier list and relevant data on suppliers.
  • Monitoring supplier performance to optimize on cost, quality and service.
  • Achieving internal customer satisfaction through effective and efficient service delivery.
Competence Requirements
  • Knowledge and experience in demand and supply chain management and modern procurement practices to initiate and implement tactical changes to support business performance.
  • Interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with and manage customer expectations (internal and external), and other stakeholders who impact performance.
  • Knowledge and effective application of all relevant procurement policies and procedures and relevant banking policies, processes, procedures and guidelines to consistently achieve required compliance standards or benchmarks.
  • Interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with and manage customer expectations (internal and external), and other stakeholders who impact performance.
Qualification & Experience Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Procurement or its Equivalent – Upper Second or GPA 3.0
  • Postgraduate diploma in supplies/procurement management (CIPS)
  • Member of Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM)
  • Five years’ experience in middle level management role in a similar capacity.
  • Practical experience in use of relevant MS Office applications.

Legal Officer

Job Purpose Statement

Reporting to the Head of Legal; the purpose of the role is to provide legal advice and support to the Bank and its various departments on all matters, to ensure the efficient and proper perfection of all Bank securities, to liaise with external legal counsel on all matters affecting the Bank.

Main Activities
  • Manage the timely and proper perfection of all Bank securities for customers and staff by liaising with external advocates to ensure that all documents and information necessary for perfection of securities are provided, reviewing the draft security documents, ensuring proper execution by the parties and reviewing the registered documents to confirm proper perfection.
  • Analyse and assist Business units in structuring financing and other business deals, advising on the security structures for the different arrangements.
  • Review of all agreements and documentation relating to any ventures being considered by the Bank.
  • Continuous review of the Bank’s standard documents/forms and existing security documents to ensure compliance with current legislation and other changes in the regulatory environment
  • Manage in conjunction with the Credit Risk Management team the recovery process on loans
  • Provide general legal advice to all bank departments on Banking issues from account opening to operation of court orders and URA demands on bank accounts, legal advice/support to staff on general legal matters and facilitate the training of staff on securities and legal issues relating to lending.
  • Assist the Group Head of Legal in sealing of documents, witnessing of execution by the Bank on Facility Letters and other contracts, taking minutes at sittings of various Management Committees), preparing the Board Paper on legal matters, including litigation by and against the Bank, managing of statutory duties for the Bank.
Qualification & Experience Requirements
  • Law Degree from a recognized University – Upper Second or GPA 3.0.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in legal practice, particularly in security perfection and review of commercial transactions.
  • Working knowledge of the legal environment for Banking and general business/commerce.
  • Working knowledge of the lending practice for financial institutions, particularly lending to the different market segments – corporate, SMEs and retail banking.
  • Working knowledge of business management and banking acquired through practical experience in a work environment, seminars and courses on business and banking related subjects.
  • Participant in Continuous Education programs.

Head of Commercial Services

Job Purpose Statement

Reporting to the Group Chief Operating Officer, the purpose of the role is to strategically manage the Commercial Services function of the Group so as to ensure best practices are adopted and observed in corporate property management, Group sourcing and acquisition, outsource vendor management and health and safety functions. 

The role also has management of construction projects, major renovations to premises, and general administration activities oversight.

Main Activities
  • Formulate Group property management, procurement and administration policies and systems
  • Manage Group sourcing and value optimisation
  • Responsible for property availability intelligence
  • Ensuring quality of contract and income from leased properties
  • Outsource policy and service provider management
  • Offer high quality project leadership and management during construction, acquisition or disposal of Group properties
  • Ensure statutory compliance to property regulatory framework
  • Quality of Group administrative systems, processes and procedures
  • Team leadership.
  • The role is responsible for the effectiveness of the Commercial Services team structure and application of established systems (policies, processes and tools) in achieving compliance requirements, optimal efficiency, resource utilisation and cost containment.
Qualification & Experience Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree – Upper Second or GPA 3.0
  • Membership of related professional body
  • Five years relevant post-qualification experience in a medium to large corporate organisation.
  • Proficiency in use of relevant MS Office applications.
If you feel that you are up to the challenge and posses the necessary qualification and experience please send your resume and application letter indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role, quoting the Job Title as the subject of your email to: jobs.cba@cbagroup.com by the 18th October 2012

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and do not ask individuals to supply funds as part of the recruitment process.

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