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Co-operative Bank Jobs in Kenya

Are you looking for an employer who promotes individual excellence and mutual respect in a team-driven culture with a key focus on social empowerment? 

The Co-operative Bank of Kenya, “the Kingdom Bank” is the place for those looking to new horizons.

We are looking for dynamic, creative and self-oriented professionals to fill the position of:

Business Development Manager - Bancassurance

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Head, Co-op Consultancy and Insurance Agency, the Business Development Manager will be responsible for formulation and implementing the sales strategy for Bancassurance.

In addition, the role holder will spearhead the growth of bancassurance business across the Bank channels.

Main Duties:
·                     To drive growth in Bancassurance business across and outside the bank channels.
·                     Accountable for overall profitability of the sales team
·                     Work closely with branch managers and credit teams to generate leads and close business
·                     Monitor and review performance and take corrective actions
·                     Establish and sustain strong relations and network with all business units to identify Bancassurance opportunities
·                     To identify opportunities, develop and deploy new products.
·                     Ensure a high level of customer experience across all Co-op Bank delivery channels.
·                     Train the sales team on all the bank assurance products.
·                     Build bancassurance capacity in the Co-op Bank Group
·                     Ensure Bancassurance targets are met
·                     Ensure compliance with all regulatory and internal procedures in regard to bancassurance business
·                     Establish networks leading to business growth within the industry
Job specification:

The incumbent will be required to possess the following qualifications, attributes and skills:
·                     A bachelor’s degree in any business related field
·                     more than five years sales in insurance or banking
·                     Consistent high level performance in the current role will be a key consideration
·                     Diploma or certificate of insurance will be an added advantage
·                     Good understanding of the insurance business.
·                     Good management and leadership skills
·                     Very strong networking and relationship skills
·                     Interpersonal skill
·                     Negotiation skills


Job Summary:

Reporting to the Cost & Performance Manager, the Economist will be responsible for research on broad macroeconomic factors and how they influence our business and advise management accordingly.

Main Duties:
·                     Make predictions by examining past activity of the market and extrapolating information from the industry and applying it to Bank’s products and services based on preset conditions & factors that affect the market movement.
·                     Conduct research on behaviour of various actions in the economy in an attempt to better understand how markets move.
·                     Forecast upcoming trends in business, the economy and its impact on the cost of doing business.
·                     Assist the business to develop competitive pricing strategy and tariffs.
·                     Provide tools and techniques for managerial decision making including demand forecasting and profit planning.
·                     Support and provide critical business units with market intelligence to tap into new business areas.
·                     Assist the Manager, Corporate Planning in driving Corporate Strategy & Planning function of the Bank.
·                     Analyze changes in macro-economic indicators such as national income’ population, business cycles and their possible effect on the Bank’s functioning.
·                     Assist top management in preparing press releases and investor relation materials and conferences.
·                     Conduct on regular basis detailed research on Banking and Financial services industry including an elaborate statistical analysis.
Job specification:

The incumbent will be required to possess the following qualifications, attributes and skills:
·                     A bachelor’s degree in Economics, Commerce, Statistics or Business related course
·                     Masters degree in the above fields
·                     Certified Public Accountant (CPA-K) holder/ CFA added advantage
·                     Additional qualification in strategic management / research role will be an added advantage
·                     At least three years working experience in Banking / Financial Services / Research Sector
·                     Strong analytics (good at both using data and defining metrics required to measure success)
·                     Excellent communication skills (verbal, written & presentation)

Market Research and Development Manager

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Chief Manager, Marketing and Public Relations, will be responsible for collection and interpretation of data, formulating reports and making strategic business recommendations. In addition, the role holder will also be responsible for gathering market intelligence.

Main Duties:
·                     Collecting and analyzing data on customer demographics, preferences, needs and buying habits to identify potential markets and factors affecting product demand.
·                     Forecasting and track marketing sales trends.
·                     Preparing reports of findings, illustrating data graphically and translating complex findings into clear recommendations and strategies.
·                     Monitoring industry statistics and following trends and bank industry literature.
·                     Gathering data on competitors and analyzing their strategies, tariffs, customer service and policies.
·                     Devising and evaluating methods and procedures for collecting data
Job specification:

The incumbent will be required to possess the following qualifications, attributes and skills:
·                     A bachelor’s degree in any business related field.
·                     3 years in banking or financial markets experience.
·                     A minimum of 3 years experience within market research and analysis.
·                     Strong analytical, strategic and critical thinking skills.
·                     Excellent communication skills (verbal, written & presentation).
·                     Expertise with data analytics, excel and other data interpretation software.
Interested candidates meeting the above criteria should forward an application enclosing detailed Curriculum Vitae accompanied by copies of certificates and indicating the current remuneration to the address shown below by 29th March 2013.

We are an equal opportunity employer. 

Only the short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please quote this reference on your application and on the envelope: MRDM/3/HRD/2013

The Director
Human Resources Division
Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited
P.O. Box 48231-00100

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