HF Group Manager - Trade Finance Middle Office Jobs in Kenya

HF Group Manager - Trade Finance Middle Office Jobs in Kenya


Overall Job Purpose

The Manager, Trade Finance Middle Office will be responsible for: -

  • Support the day-to-day operational activities of Trade Finance unit and ensure trade finance transactions are processed promptly and accurately and within policy guidelines.

  • Trade finance portfolio management – both funded and non-funded facilities.

  • Management of agents to ensure adherence to the terms and conditions and actively monitoring the underlying contracts.

    Principle Accountabilities

  • Support the day-to-day operational activities of trade finance and ensure transactions are processed promptly and accurately and within policy guidelines.

  • Portfolio management and daily reconciliation of trade finance transactions i.e. guarantees, letters of credit, documentary collections and trade loans.

  • Processing of incoming and outgoing enquiries, instructions, physical documents with clients to fulfil the Service Level Agreement (SLA) standards agreed with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Attend to customers’ queries and advise on trade finance - related matters.

  • Liaise with both internal and external stakeholders i.e. Relationship Teams, Trade Operations, other Operational units and Clients.

  • Focus on transaction execution, facilitating enquiries and servicing clients’ requests, product development and maintenance, as well as reporting.

  • Act as control point to ensure all bank and regulatory requirements are fulfilled and post-transaction monitoring.

  • Ensure adherence to AML/KYC.

  • Provide support to other banking operational functions which include Treasury, Finance, Channels, Customer Service in relation.

  • Daily cash flow management, cash utilization, financing limits, margin calls, cash flow forecast.

  • Regular reports to management on cash positions, limit utilization, efficiency and analysis of costs of utilized lines.

  • Regular challenging of existing credit facilities, verification of commissions and bank charges, improvement of bank charges and costs.

  • Monitoring Performance of the underlying contracts for contract related transactions.

  • Management of
    agents to ensure adherence to the terms and conditions and actively monitoring the underlying contracts.

  • Coordinating with HFIA in regards to insurance matters such as placing covers and/or claim handling.

  • Ensure smooth deal implementation and while maintaining high levels of service quality.

  • Identify opportunities for cross selling and referrals to other HFC business lines through developing a good understanding of client needs.

  • Ensure customer service issues are addressed to maintain a high level of post sales service.

    Minimum Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience

  • University degree in a business related field.

  • Master’s degree in a business related field will be an added advantage.

  • Professional Qualifications in Trade Finance.

  • At least 5 years banking experience in Trade Finance Operations and Middle Office.

    Key Competencies and Skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.

  • Proficiency in Trade Finance Operations /Project Management.

  • Strong appreciation of banking operations, corporate, treasury, retail and transaction banking.

  • Analytical mind and the ability to solve problems.

  • Flexibility and good time management skills.

  • Team Work and Interpersonal skills.

  • Integrity and Professionalism.

  • Communication Skills.

  • Ability to work independently under strict deadlines.

  • Demonstrated good planning and organization skills.

  • Report writing and presentation skills.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; HF Group Manager - Trade Finance Middle Office Jobs in Kenya


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