Market Product Specialist Job in Kenya

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Market Product Specialist Job in Kenya

Market Product Specialist

The Role Responsibilities


  • To provide professional FI product service and support to the CMPS Kenya team, Relationship Managers and Investment Advisors with a view to increase flows and growth in the country.
  • Segments Covered: CPBB
  • Regions Covered for FI: Kenya
  • Develop tools & calculators to improve efficiency on the FI execution desk
  • Generate new business by working closely with RMs, IAs.
  • Provide quality economic information to CMPS frontlines as part of education and promotion of Fixed Income.
  • Deal Execution on Fixed Income.
  • Update and Maintain FI MIS on an on-going basis.
  • Online Fixed Income – Channel development, enhancement and trouble shooting.

Start of Day

  • Send opening Foreign Exchange Rates to Frontline, GBS and clients (Mid rates, Counter rates, Special rates & revaluation rates)
  • Compose and disseminate the Daily Market Flash to Kenya & Uganda frontline – Execute Kenya
  • Send FX Revenue Tracker (EOD)

Book FX for CPBB clients.

  • Provide term sheet/pricing for LCY & FCY Fixed Income Securities to RMs & IAs
  • Execute FI transactions on Bloomberg.
  • Conduct auto FX set ups for Personal, Premium and Priority Clients (Proxy)
  • Settlement of FI trades through Custody and GBS.

People and Talent

  • Work closely with all stakeholders to ensure efficient pricing, speed of response and information sharing.
  • Co-ordinate with traders to keep abreast of Market movement.

Risk Management 

  • Ensure to highlight any potential risk if any.
  • Regular process reviews to pick key themes that may point to emerging risks
  • EOD sanity check on all deals booked to arrest anomalies


  • Ensure all laid down policies are adhered to in the execution of our business and highlighting areas of concern
  • Ensure Regulatory and internal compliance.

Regulatory and Business Conduct

  • Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group’s Values and Code of Conduct.
  • Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across Standard Chartered Bank. This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct.
  • Lead the Kenya CMPS team to achieve the outcomes set out in the Bank’s Conduct Principles: [Fair Outcomes for Clients; Effective Financial Markets; Financial Crime Compliance; The Right Environment.]
  • Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.

Key Stakeholders 

  • CPBB Frontline and Heads of Segment
  • Governance
  • Wealth Proposition Manager
  • GBS teams
  • Digital Channel Developers
  • Retail Analytics

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Regulations & Market Practice (Kenya) – Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment
  • International Introduction to Securities & Investment (Kenya) – CISI – Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment
  • ACI Dealing Certificate ACI – The Financial Markets Association
  • Degree or equivalent

Role Specific Competencies

  • ACI
  • CISI

About Standard Chartered 

We’re an international bank, nimble enough to act, big enough for impact. For more than 160 years, we’ve worked to make a positive difference for our clients, communities, and each other. We question the status quo, love a challenge and enjoy finding new opportunities to grow and do better than before. If you’re looking for a career with purpose and you want to work for a bank making a difference, we want to hear from you. You can count on us to celebrate your unique talents. And we can’t wait to see the talents you can bring us.

Our purpose, to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, together with our brand promise, to be here for good are achieved by how we each live our valued behaviors. When you work with us, you’ll see how we value difference and advocate inclusion. Together we:

  • Do the right thing and are assertive, challenge one another, and live with integrity, while putting the client at the heart of what we do
  • Never settle, continuously striving to improve and innovate, keeping things simple and learning from doing well, and not so well
  • Be better together, we can be ourselves, be inclusive, see more good in others, and work collectively to build for the long term
  • In line with our Fair Pay Charter, we offer a competitive salary and benefits to support your mental, physical, financial and social wellbeing.
  • Core bank funding for retirement savings, medical and life insurance, with flexible and voluntary benefits available in some locations
  • Time-off including annual, parental/maternity (20 weeks), sabbatical (12 weeks maximum) and volunteering leave (3 days), along with minimum global standards for annual and public holiday, which is combined to 30 days minimum
  • Flexible working options based around home and office locations, with flexible working patterns
  • Proactive wellbeing support through Unmind, a market-leading digital wellbeing platform, development courses for resilience and other human skills, global Employee Assistance Programme, sick leave, mental health first-aiders and all sorts of self-help toolkits
  • A continuous learning culture to support your growth, with opportunities to reskill and upskill and access to physical, virtual and digital learning
  • Being part of an inclusive and values driven organisation, one that embraces and celebrates our unique diversity, across our teams, business functions and geographies – everyone feels respected and can realise their full potential.
  • Recruitment assessments – some of our roles use assessments to help us understand how suitable you are for the role you’ve applied to. If you are invited to take an assessment, this is great news. It means your application has progressed to an important stage of our recruitment process.


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