SME Relationship Manager at Absa Bank Limited

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Absa Bank Limited (Absa) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group Limited. Absa offers personal and business banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking, wealth and investment management as well as bancassurance.

Job Summary

  1. To manage and sustain a relationship with Business Banking customers, building long-term relationships founded on efficient and reliable support for their business. This is achieved particularly through quick risk decisions and managing consistency and quality of operational service.
  2. The primary objective is to maximize sustainable risk-adjusted / EP portfolio contribution.
  3. The jobholder will additionally be responsible for business development both with new customers and with his/her existing portfolio.

Job Responsibilities

Sales and Service

  • Conduct annual review of customers’ borrowing facilities (and interim review if customer circumstances [risk profile] dictate).Consult customer owners/managers on financial/credit issues and general business practice/ideas.
  • Determine the key messages, e.g. agreed service standards, negotiated pricing, relationship team contact points (including introductions to new personnel) and new product changes. Calculating the most appropriate means of communicating them to customers.
  • Deal with, and find resolutions for, customer complaints.
  • Determine the products that are most effective in meeting customers needs and be able to sell these, at short notice, both reactively and proactively.
  • Plan and co-ordinate any marketing approaches for new business and actively develop existing relationships. Co-ordinate approaches to the portfolio by businesses across the Group.
  • Monitor and ensure adherence to risk service standards.

Business Management

  • Research, create and follow up on a target list for potential new business.
  • Identify priority customers using the Customer Prioritization Guidelines to assess their present and potential contribution.
  • Gather all the required information that is needed to prepare and assess credit applications. Role holder will be expected to input certain key information such as judgmental information (They will work closely with SME Credit).
  • Monitor and control the quality of the portfolio using “Condition of Sanction” triggers where possible and in accordance with RM guidelines and Bank policy.
  • Manage “Early Warning List” customers to reduce risk, following H.O. and Regional guidance provided.
  • Adhere to procedures and guidelines within the BB RMCD.

Staff Management

  • Day-to-day support to Enterprise Bankers and branch staff in provision of consistent service quality and risk.
  • Manage own leave plan.
  • Offer support as per business request.

Risk & Control Objective

  • Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with regulatory requirements, Enterprise Wide Risk Management Framework and internal Absa Bank Kenya Plc Policies and Policy Standards. Understand and manage risks and risk events (incidents) relevant to the role.

Requirements

Technical skills / Competencies

  • Delivering results and meeting customer expectations.
  • Managing relationships
  • Personal organization and Self development
  • Adaptability
  • Team work

Skills required to undertake the role:

  • Relationship skills
  • Risk skills
  • General Corporate skills
  • Leadership and team skills
  • Product skills

Knowledge of the bank’s products, services and policies required to undertake the role:

The jobholder will be required to have a detailed knowledge of the core set of Business Banking products.

Education

Higher Diplomas: Business, Commerce and Management Studies (Required)


Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here

Closing Date : 15 November. 2021



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