Divisional Director Strategy Research and Innovation

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KCB is a leading Banking Group in the Eastern Africa Region.

It is seeking to strengthen its Strategy, Research and Innovation capability, and to this end the following challenging position has arisen.

Candidates with the requisite competencies and qualifications are invited to apply.

The position :

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Strategy, Research and Innovation will play a key role in developing the Bank’s comprehensive Vision, Mission and Strategic Objectives and will work closely with all other Bank Divisions and subsidiaries in this process.

This position provides leadership and oversight, monitors, communicates and administers Research and, Innovation activities, co-ordinates the development and monitors implementation of the Bank Strategy throughout the Organization.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Lead enterprise wide Research and Innovation activities to drive growth in Market share, and efficiency in bank operations across the KCB Group.

  • Coordinate development of the organization’s Vision, Mission, Values, Strategic Goals and financial objectives.

  • Develop a “think tank” unit within the Bank to ensure the Group is abreast with current and future industry trends to drive business.

  • The position has sight of the implementation and monitoring of all new initiatives originating from the Chief Executive Officer and the Board by directing the implementation of annual and long-term goals and objectives, working closely with all parts of the Group.

  • Develop and coordinate regular input from the Bank’s external stakeholders regarding industry trends.

  • Act as an internal consultant to bring attention and solutions to ensure the achievement of the Bank’s strategic outcomes.

  • Drive the creation, evaluation and analysis of strategies for leading-edge Banking services.

  • Produce regular economic, statistical, industry and competitor analysis for use across the Group.

  • Represent the Bank in High level external forums to articulate the Bank and Industry position on matters as may be delegated by the Chief executive.

  • Conduct feasibility studies and make recommendations on new business opportunities for the Group.

    The successful applicants should have :

  • A University Degree from a recognized institution and a postgraduate degree in a related field.

  • At least 10 years proven Leadership experience in a similar size organization with evidence of progressive responsibility and interdisciplinary approaches to strategic management, research and innovation involving problem solving and decision-making.

  • Experience in Related Industry and/or Banking Sector Research and Innovation.

  • Experience in Project Management.

  • Possess strong interpersonal skills to inspire excellence with a diverse staff in an ever changing regional environment.

  • Ability to develop Strategic Plans, Business understanding and Application of Change Management Concepts.

    The above position is a senior and demanding role for which the bank will provide a competitive remuneration package.

    If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to deliver this challenging role, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, remuneration level, e-mail and telephone contacts quoting the respective job title in the subject field to recruitment@kcb.co.ke.

    For more information and application, see: KCB Website

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