29 Jan 2016

Full-Time Branch Manager at Standard Chartered Bank

Toni AdewunmiLagos, Lagos, Nigeria

Job Description

Branch Manager
Job ID: 15075
Job Sector: Banking
Closing Date: Feb 10 2016
Work Location Flexibility:
Country: Nigeria
Region/State/Province/District: Lagos
Location: Lagos Mainland
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Job Details
Standard Bank is the largest bank in Africa and our highly visible brand, award-winning service, and strong global presence helps us maintain our market-leading position. We place huge value on the talent of our people to drive our continued success, and to support our plans for growth. We now need a talented and resourceful Branch Manager to help fulfil our business objectives and build customer loyalty.

Job Purpose

Ensure that customers consistently receive a high quality service by efficiently managing, developing and using all available resources (i.e. staff, systems and processes) and ensuring that a strong, customer-focused service culture becomes entrenched in the service centre. To ensure that customers are migrated to more appropriate and cost-effective channels, that cross-selling opportunities are identified and actioned, based on customer needs. Proactively identify and assess the risks faced by the centres and reduce the overall exposure by maintaining an effective system of controls. Ensure the effective rollout of change management initiatives to the service centres. Maintain a high level of integrity and ethical standards.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities

Customer Service:

•Set and ensure that service standards are maintained, in line with differentiated requirements of the market segments.

•Ensure that customer needs are anticipated and met through provision of appropriate products and services via the most suitable channels.

•Ensure that the centres strive for continuous service improvement.

Management of Credit and Operational Risk

•Identify the major risks affecting the centres and ensure that the necessary steps are taken to measure, monitor and manage these risks.

•Recommend revision of internal controls to provincial operations where appropriate, to address new or previously uncontrolled risks.

•Manage assets, eg cash and cost accountabilities, with emphasis on the containment of controllable costs.

•Manage and ensure overall operational readiness/efficiency of the centres’ infrastructure (including premises, ATMs, systems), physical security, opening/closing procedures and operational issues such as fraud, losses and differences.

•Ensure irregularities highlighted in routine control reports are attended to.

•Co-ordinate the checking of centre tellers/treasury/blank forms.

•Complete monthly centre housekeeping checklist.

•Report premises/equipment issues to regional operations.

•Ensure that an effective control structure is maintained, with control activities defined at every level and duties appropriately segregated.

•Ensure that levels of authority and limits of access to information/systems are adhered to.

•Ensure that all routine controls relating to new business are effectively applied.

•Ensure compliance with OHS (Occupational Health and Safety) requirements

Management of Service Improvement

•Manage the customer problem resolution process and ensure the accurate logging of information.

•Set and monitor turn-around times for resolving customer queries and complaints.

•Ensure that problem root causes are resolved by facilitating corrective action and regular liaison with support entities (including issues relating to ATM and Auto E terminals).

•Ensure that service measurement is maintained and action adverse trends.

•Implement service recovery to facilitate customer retention.

•Ensure that customers provide/have provided documentation as required in terms of FICA/KYC legislation

Management of responsive sales and relationship management

•Develop sales and relationship management plans to achieve responsive sales targets for the centers.

•Manage the sales and relationship management tracking system and provide feedback and coaching to the team.

•Identify different local market segments prevalent in geographical area and keep up to date with changes/developments.

•Drive the lead referral system.

•Coach the responsive relationship management team on product knowledge, cross-selling opportunities and assist subordinates in generating meaningful and value-added solutions for customers resulting in maximum business development.

•Ensure the territory where the branch is situated has adequate feel of the bank and its products

Increased cross-selling ratios

•Effective migration of customers/transactions to more appropriate channels.

•Requisite stationery and cash supplies held.

•Effective, customer-orientated telephone management.

•Retention of satisfied, well-informed customers as measured by Customer Evaluation of Bank Service (CEBS) ratings.

•Staff effectiveness and motivation Postive findings of Inspection Compliance reports

Convene regular customer discussion forums and action the results

•Maintain awareness of serious customer complaints and attend to resolution.

•Ensure that opportunities for migration of customers to more appropriate/cost-effective channels and migratable teller/enquiry transactions are identified and actioned.

•Ensure efficient, customer-orientated telephone procedures.

•Discuss staffing requirements as predicted by Branch Scheduling Tool (BST) with Provincial Productivity

•Ensure BST schedule adherence for all reporting Service Centres

People Management

•Delegate authority and responsibility in line with business objectives and service standards to ensure the empowerment, motivation and effectiveness of all subordinates.

•Monitor and manage the performance and development of subordinates to ensure sustained profitability, compliance with the Code of Banking Practice, internal controls and overall well-being of staff.

•Prepare a flexible staffing plan to meet service/sales demands in the centres, taking into account local conditions, resourcing options and costs.

•Overall staff complement to be in line with productivity measurements. – Branch Scheduling Tool

•Visibly assist the centres in achieving targets and standards of performance by providing consistent encouragement and guidance.

•Ensure that equity requirements are met and transformation initiatives supported.

•Identify strengths and development areas and ensure tat subordinates receive the required coaching/training

•Turn-around times for processing and one-on-one customer interaction in terms of segment standards, efficient service.

•Control operational losses and minimise risk compliance with laid-down instructions and effective management of credit risk, physical security etc.

•Costs contained within budget.

•Availability of ATMs and within target, site cleanliness requirements met, minimal vandalism.

Preferred Qualification and Experience

A bachelor’s degree in any related field
Minimum 2 years Banking Operatons experience
Minimum 6-8 years Retail Banking, Business Development experience
At least one professional qualificiation, e.g CIBN, ICAN
Knowledge/Technical Skills/Expertise
Basic Financial Analysis – Ability to interpret income statement, balance sheet, cash flow statement and financial ratios.

Business acumen – Ability to spot opportunities and optimize revenue generation for the business
A thorough knowledge of standardised business banking transactional products and other core products relevant to small business enterprises.
A good working knowledge and understanding of behavioural credit scoring principles and practices, including an understanding of all SME product programs

Job Categories: Banking Jobs in Nigeria and Manager Jobs in Nigeria. Job Types: Full-Time. Job expires in Endless.

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