Relationship Manager – Corporate Banking at Co-operative Bank of Kenya

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  • Company: Co-operative Bank of Kenya
  • Location: Kenya
  • State: Nairobi
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: - - Banking Jobs in KenyaCo-operative Bank Jobs in KenyaSales/Marketing Jobs in Kenya
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Job Description

The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited is incorporated in Kenya under the Company Act and is also licensed to do the business of banking under the Banking Act. The Bank was initially registered under the Co-operative Societies Act at the point of founding in 1965. This status was retained up to and until June 27th 2008 when the Bank’s Special General Meeting resolved to incorporate under the Companies Act with a view to complying with the requirements for listing on the Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE)

Summary

The Relationship Manager will be charged with the responsibility of establishing and deepening value-driven cordial banking relationships with key corporate clients within the target market segments. He/she will aim to increase the Bank’s market share in Corporate Banking to achieve the profit targets as set by the bank, and work closely with product teams to identify cross-selling opportunities and undertake the preparation of analysis or credit proposals as required.

The Role

Specifically, the successful jobholder will be required to:

  • Develop and nurture strategic relationships with the corporate clients to ensure that the Bank maximizes on the Business potential / wallet size of the customer.
  • Continually recommend improvements and adaptations to existing systems, processes and structures in order to ensure current and future viability of the relationships.
  • Acquisition of new corporate clients and continuous monitoring and nurturing of the relationships to ensure that clients are always satisfied with the Bank’s services and solutions.
  • Develop forecasts/quantify the expected business from prospective clients based on comprehensively done and updated account plans.
  • Develop and package winning value propositions targeting major relationships with huge potentials for cheap deposits, quality assets, and substantial Non -funded revenues.
  • Identify key contacts and key business influencers’ within the clients’ business and foster a relationship to ensure cutting edge information about the client’s business objectives, opportunities and threats for proactive management.
  • Develop an intimate understanding of the client’s industry and business; analyze their modus operandi, management practices and market conditions affecting the long term sustainability and viability of the business and sector.
  • Introduce specialist skills on specific products and product mix at the appropriate time and level in order to create solutions that effectively satisfy client needs.
  • Initiate and monitor customer/Bank contact at all levels, ensuring that customers enjoy the highest standards of service.
  • Proactively monitor markets and pre-empt risks for both the Bank and the client with timely identification of potential problem accounts and formulating appropriate risk mitigating strategies
  • Keep abreast of developments in the market; be aware of projects to be carried out by parastatals, government ministries and developmental agencies and their various sources of funding with a view to market for collection business from cash-rich corporates with large collections volumes.
Desired Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will be required to have the following skills and competencies:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business related field: Marketing, Economics, Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or any other relevant field from a recognized university.
  • A minimum 5 years’ experience as a Relationship Manager managing large corporate clients.
  • Knowledge of various bank’s products and services including those that are being developed.
  • Knowledgeable in Trade Finance transactions and its associated processes with experience in corporate lending especially to state-owned institutions.
  • Experience in Corporate Mortgage and project management and other industry-associated risks evaluation and management.
  • Analytical and presentation skills for pitching proposals and responses to request for proposals locations.
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