Absa Group Limited – Branch Manager, Mombasa.

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With over 100 years of rich history and strongly positioned as a local bank with regional and international expertise, a career with our family offers the opportunity to be part of this exciting growth journey, to reset our future and shape our destiny as a proudly African group.

Job Summary

To drive and deliver exceptional Retail and Business Banking performance, through powerful branch
leadership, team development, excellent customer experience and achievement of Operational & Controls
rigor excellence in branches.
 Provide powerful leadership in the branch to deliver exceptional branch business growth and
profitability.
 Drive implementation of business and service strategies, deliver Retail and Business Banking
performance and growth targets in the branch.
 Maintain high level of bank standards and management controls to achieve operational & Controls
rigor excellence, through strict adherence to operations and compliance policies and guidelines
 Establish a high performance culture amongst the branch team.

Job Description

Key Accountabilities (Duties & Responsibilities)

Business Growth – 60%

  • Implement business strategic initiatives, create ownership of the branch performance targets. Agree branch execution plans/strategies and ensure they are aligned to the Banks overall strategy- Growth, Transformation and Returns.
  • Diligently monitor branch business performance and make adjustments to the execution strategies accordingly.
  • Manage branch portfolio risks in line with the bank’s portfolio appetite.
  • In conjunction with the Regional manager and products development, conduct product review and product development through constant feedback from the market.
  • Collaborate and coordinate the development and implementation of sales initiatives with other business functions such as CIB, Asset Finance, Bancassurance, Lead generation team to maximize on cross selling opportunities
  • Conduct market intelligence to identify new market opportunities, customer trends, existing geographical strength, emerging government directives and changes in policy by regulators. · Manage borrowing and non-borrowing accounts in the branch to enhance customer loyalty and retention.
  • Harness existing staff potential and create new competencies in order to achieve competitive advantage.
  • Lead the branch team to achieve its Customer retention objectives, Transaction migrations from the counter to alternate channels, balance sheet growth goals and acquisitions. Support will include : Achieving branch sales targets as well as participating and leading sales activations
  • Establish firm relationships with Top 200 clients and business influencers in the local area.
  • Provide regular feedback to staff (individual/corporate) on performance (Sales, NPS etc).
  • Provide clear direction and guidance to branch staff on business objectives, translating and prioritizing them into business performance measures at branch level.
  • Ensure proper controls, processes & procedures are adhered to at all time as per the laid down Absa bank policies.
  • At all times, ensure branch is opened and closed as per the approved regulatory timelines. Operations staff are ready and equipped to serve customers. This include opening and closing branch batch on the core banking system.
  • Branch must maintain the look and feel as per the Absa bank standards.
  • Ensure that Absa Bank’s policies are adhered to at all times when handling different products and solutions. Ensure adherence to all KYC & AML processes with regards to New to Bank business and acceptable TAT/Accuracy is observed at all times.
  • Ensure all relevant system reports are printed, appropriately reviewed, signed off on timely basis and filed as per Absa Records Management policy.
  • Ensure you and your team remain alert to the risk of financial crime and assist in the Banks efforts in combating it by adhering to the key principles in relation to: positively identifying your customers, knowing your customer, reporting suspicions, obtaining correct supporting documents in regard to LCT/OTT/FX Trades, safeguarding records and not disclosing suspicions to customers.
  • In conjunction with the branch manager, you are responsible for strict cost management in the branch by reviewing all service provider quotations before the work can proceed. In addition, BOM/BOO must conduct regular reviews of the following cost element

> Branch expenditure

> Branch expenditure

> Equipment maintenance

> Overtime approvals

> Stationery consumption, telephones, electricity, water, travel etc.

> Staff costs of Sundry losses

  • Ensure compliance with operational, Security, controls and process risks requirements to avoid losses and prevent fraud arising from operational lapses and to protect Bank and customer assets.
  • Ensure that the branch achieves a minimum of Satisfactory audit rating through continuous assessment and prompt closure of all audit exceptions sighted
  • Ensure that relevant approvals for all transactions are sort at all times as guided in the laid down policies.

Internal Controls, Governance, Processes & Procedures – 15%

  • Ensure proper controls, processes & procedures are adhered to at all time as per the laid down Absa bank policies through the Assistant Branch manager.
  • At all times, through the Assistant Branch manager, ensure branch is compliant with all regulatory requirements i.e. opened and closed within the approved regulatory timelines, all approved licenses are in place and up to date etc.
  • Ensure that Absa Bank’s policies are adhered to at all times when handling different products and solutions. Ensure adherence to all KYC & AML processes with regards to New to Bank business and acceptable TAT/Accuracy is observed at all times.
  • Ensure all relevant system reports are printed, appropriately reviewed, signed off on timely basis and filed as per Absa Records Management policy.
  • Ensure you and your team remain alert to the risk of financial crime and assist in the Banks efforts in combating it by adhering to the key principles in relation to: positively identifying your customers, knowing your customer, reporting suspicions, obtaining correct supporting documents in regard to LCT/OTT/FX Trades, safeguarding records and not disclosing suspicions to customers.
  • Responsible for strict cost management in the branch by reviewing all service provider quotations before the work can proceed. In addition, BOM/BOO must conduct regular reviews of the following cost elements:

>Branch expenditure

> Equipment maintenance.

> Overtime approvals

> Stationery consumption, telephones, electricity, water, travel etc.

> Staff costs

> Sundry losses

  • Ensure compliance with operational, Security, controls and process risks requirements to avoid losses and prevent fraud arising from operational lapses and to protect Bank and customer assets. · Ensure that the branch achieves a minimum of Satisfactory audit rating through continuous assessment and prompt closure of all audit exceptions sighted · Ensure that relevant approvals for all transactions are sort at all times as guided in the laid down policies. · Ensure all fees and commissions due to the bank are collected. · Drive quality sales through actioning of unfunded accounts, uncollected credit cards and delinquency. · Ensure Data privacy policies are adhered to at the branch at all time.

Customer Experience Time split 15%

  • Branch must maintain the look and feel as per the Absa bank standards.
  • Ensure excellent customer experience is maintained at all times.
  • Ensure set TAT is achieved at all times. · Appraise and promptly act on customer issues /complaints escalating as necessary to ensure timely resolution.
  • Ensure set TAT on response to customer queries on phone, email or by letters is strictly adhered to.
  • Ensure customer data is up to date.
  • Ensure branch NPS score are maintained as per the set standards
  • Co-ordinate branch initiatives aimed at gathering feedback from customers on service standards and advise leadership for improvements
  • Provide leadership around customer experience at the branch · Monitor the counter service to ensure customers are served within acceptable waiting time

Capacity Building & People Management 10%

  • Build and develop a high performing and motivated staff team in the branch by creating a conducive work environment, team work, regular duty rotations and effective succession opportunities to ensure maximum productivity.
  • Help in resource planning, setting performance objectives and measures of success for direct reports and providing regular feedback on performance.
  • Provide leadership by constantly offering training and guidance on the colleague’s expectations. Adequate coaching and mentoring of branch staff.
  • Effectively manage, mobilize and coordinate branch resources (Staff, equipment, safe environment etc.) to achieve the common goals.
  • Ensure the assigned e-learning and internal training activities for self and direct reports is undertaken within set timelines.
  • Determine and manage Training Needs Analysis and Succession plans for direct reports and ensure they do the same for all their staff
  • Manage performance/disciplinary issues/grievances for branch staff · Management of leave/sickness

Work Cycle and Impact:

  • Incharge of branch strategic initiatives
  • Branch leave management
  • Review and testing of offsite bank keys
  • Management of E-Learning for self and other branch staff.
  • Ensure that Snapchecks are undertaken strictly as per the laid down bank procedures (Monthly, quarterly, annually)
  • Routine testing of control application and effectiveness

Education

National Diplomas and Advanced Certificates: Business, Commerce and Management Studies (Required)

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Closing Date: 2021-11-17

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