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Innovation Manager

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.

The Innovation Hub, a key function within Business Change Management, is tasked with identifying, assessing and exploiting emerging capabilities and technologies to allow the bank to continuously innovate in order to provide the best solutions for our customers. 
The learnings from these developments will help shape the future direction of the Bank’s digital offerings and ensure the bank continues to put the customer at the center of everything we do.

To this end, we seek individuals who are lateral, visionary, and creative thinkers with excellent solution design and architecture skills. 

Candidates with a high understanding of latest information technologies in financial services & new products and who demonstrate solid skills in process innovation and process management are encouraged to apply.

Reporting to the Head - Business Change Management, the ideal candidate is an entrepreneurial executer and doer. 

He/she is able to anticipate disruptive innovations and changes and turn those into opportunities deriving to real company value. 

The Innovation Manager will be required to source for new ideas and coordinate insights of the market, customers, vendors and other partners.

The Role
Specifically, the successful jobholder will be required to:
  • Elicit, develop, analyze and validate ideas that lead to a competitive advantage and future business for the Bank and also champion for organizational innovation in a bid to improve the bank’s innovative capability.
  • Establish an innovation hub and team to expand the depth and scope of innovation in the bank.
  • Educate supervisory leadership as to the projects in place and navigate teams through the approvals process.
  • Stay up to date with best practices in the market for product and technology innovations, and new knowledge/patent environment as well as monitor emerging trends and best practice in technology (especially disruptive technologies, social platforms, etc.) and development methodologies and influences in financial services.
  • Design and establish an innovation process for the bank and manage the product development process from concept to launch as well as define and deliver a repeatable innovation methodology with measurably positive business outcomes.
  • Develop products/services/business models through the innovation funnel and market introduction.
  • Scout and monitor innovation topics to fill the 'Innovation Funnel' as well as derive creative ideas and concepts and develop them to the implementation stage.
  • Identify and evaluate new business opportunities derived through radically new features in existing products or completely new products or services as well as turn innovative concepts/ideas into product or service innovations leading to additional new commercial opportunities and competitive advantage.
  • Assemble, develop and maintain alliances to gain competitive advantage and execute commercial opportunities.
  • Provide insight and pipeline of possible vendor/partner relationships through the building and maintaining of an external network for the product families under consideration.
  • Accelerate the speed, impact and implementation of new product developments by coordinating internal briefing to ensure that the proposition/product remains front of mind and ready for execution while managing horizontal and vertical communication lines.
  • Establish an operating model with technology partners such that successful innovation prototypes can be speedily deployed to customers.
  • Achieve cost improvements though making internal processes more efficient.
  • Actively participate in innovation workshops, conventions and tech scouting including start-up watch, hackathon around technology and financial services to identify innovative ideas and partners.
  • Maintain Innovation and Insight databases where insights, ideas generated, vendors & service providers, competitive landscape, market assessments, external research and other relevant information can be accessed. 
Desired Skills and Experience.
  • A Bachelors’ degree in computer science or an IT related field from a recognized university is required. Possession of a Masters in a business or IT course will be an added advantage.
  • 2+ years of relevant innovation development and innovation management experience through concept ideation and design strategy working across multiple mediums.
  • Ability to work in a challenging environment handling the management of issues in a calm, professional and controlled manner.
  • Ability to deal with and resolve conflicting as well as competing demands. Flexibility to handle work beyond defined responsibilities.
  • A proactive attitude with an ability to work independently and a desire to continuously learn new skills and technologies.
  • Excellent skills in project management principles coupled with the ability to direct, moderate and negotiate with groups.
How to Apply:

If you are confident that you fit the role and person profile and you are keen to add value to your career then please forward your application enclosing detailed Curriculum Vitae to indicating the job reference number IM/BCM/2015 by 11th December, 2015. 

Fixed Income / Equities Trader (KSL)

Are you outgoing, enthuastic and a highly motivated professional with a genuine interest in financial markets and looking for an opportunity to build a career in a fast-paced environment? 

If yes, Kingdom Securities Ltd, a subsidiary of the Co-operative Bank of Kenya is the ideal place that will give you an opportunity to grow and develop an exciting career that will allow you to utilize your knowledge of the financial sector and capital markets.

The role holder will be in charge of sourcing and dealing fixed income instruments. 

The role holder will also be responsible for managing the Company’s institutional and high net worth clients and increase the trade volumes in the fixed income segment.

The Role
Specifically, the successful jobholder will be expected to:
  • Drive and deliver exceptional sales performance by identifying and meeting high net worth customers through marketing of products & services.
  • Manage customer requests/transactions in compliance with the policies, procedures and guidelines of the company with zero tolerance to operational risk & frauds.
  • Ensure the existing customer relations are well maintained to achieve high customer retention as well as building effective relationships with key support functions.
  • Develop and implement initiatives for maintaining strong relationships with existing customers as well as develop new relationships that guarantee a portfolio of customers.
  • Prepare and dispatch to clients’, regular investment reports that incorporate economic and market over view, current portfolio valuation, transactions and performance during the period and strategy for the following period.
  • Familiarize with various investments held and be able to offer justification to the clients on purchase, hold or sale decisions as well as providing financial advice on market performance, trends and outlooks.
Qualifications, Skills & Attributes 

The successful jobholder will be required to possess the following skills and competencies:-
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a Business, Economics, Finance or related field with at least 1 year experience in a financial/investment services institution in a marketing/sales role.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills with ability to set and meet stretched targets and strict deadline.
  • Result driven with a track record of demonstrable networking, selling and influencing skills as well as ability to identify new opportunities.
  • Good knowledge on bonds, shares, trading and various stock pricing methodologies.
  • Team player with the ability to build long term, high quality and trusted relationships.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates meeting the above criteria should forward an application enclosing a detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of certificates and indicating the current remuneration to by 11th December, 2015. 

We are an equal opportunity employer. 

Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Please quote this reference on your application: FIT/01/KSL/2015 for Fixed Incomes Trader or ED/02/KSL/2015 for Equities Dealer.

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