National Bank Head Corporate Credit Jobs in Kenya
National Bank Head Corporate Credit Jobs in Kenya Position ScopeReporting to the Director Credit the role holder will be responsible for credit approvals for corporate loans through analysis of credit applications in accordance with the Bank’s lending policies, CBK Prudential Guidelines and best practice to achieve quality growth in the retail asset book in line with the strategic plans.
Spearheading a team of Corporate Credit professionals, whilst supporting creation of Credit Policy, Strategy and Mandate
Support in development of risk appetite guidelines and policy/procedures and credit discretion with sign off approval/ signatory authority on top-end credit decisions
Develop and enhance the Credit Reporting & Monitoring framework which meets the requirements of various external & internal stakeholders
Assist the Director Credit in carrying out responsibilities pertaining to Board Credit
Committee which includes preparation of the information pack and responding to data/ analytical requests from the Committee
Assist the Director Credit in the review of Credit Policies & Standards in order to ensure that these reflect the best practice
Contribute proactively to various risk related projects and initiatives owing to synergies (e.g. stress testing, IFRS 9); especially on aspects pertaining to credit measurement
Contribute to system enhancement and implementation projects in the credit risk space (e.g. Credit Management System) by providing requirements and design inputs, particularly with regard to credit risk recognition and measurement.
Develop and implement sound credit risk measurement and monitoring frameworks throughout the Bank in a standardized manner.
Evaluate and approve credit proposals (new, renewals, one offs, permanent, amendments, cancellations, etc.) received from Corporate unit in line with specific credit guidelines as set within existing policy/manual/product documents, understanding of market, industry, economic factors, financial statements, etc., and recommending those beyond DLA for consideration.
Verify & analyze credit information, documentation such as bank statements, financials, etc. provided by RMs/Customers, and seek clarification, if needed from other sources, liaise with RM for queries, additional information / documents, business recommendations for deviations, if needed.
Visit clients/Centers/Branches, independently or with RMs/Manager as part of the evaluation of credit proposals for better understanding of the client, business and market
Review on a periodic basis, a sample of credit decisions made by Credit authority holders within the unit.
Attend to Audit requirements and provide responses to audit remarks/ensure rectification thereof in respect of Corporate Credit Department.
Monitor Corporate Banking portfolio for renewals, limits dropping, early vintage performance, migration and PAR
Monitor compliance with TAT and other service level agreements
Support creation of New Policy and Manuals, continuous streamline and update of existing Credit Policies and Manual
Support creation and update of new and existing product standards and guidelines for the corporate products
Manage and oversee team performance through performance planning, coaching and performance tools availed by the Bank to maintain a high performance culture
Motivate and inspire the team by providing information and tools needed to carry out their jobs and meet customer expectations.
Qualifications, Experience, Skills & Personal Attributes
Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science or related fields from a recognized institution.
Certified Public Accountant ( CPA- K) or its equivalent
Eight (10 years’ experience in Credit function out of which 5 years should be at Head or senior management level in a financial institution.
Strong understanding of Credit analysis and policies
Good understanding of Risk Management principles
Good understanding of Basel III and evolving regulatory guidelines in this space
Possess strong problem solving skills (hypothesis-driven thinking, analytical, quantitative etc.)
Business acumen/ commercial awareness; ability to thoroughly and independently assess business strategies, alignment and implementation plans.
Leading teams; capable of empowering and leading teams to meet Bank goals
Leading change; proven change management capability to drive and align teams to strategy.
Innovation; able to keep up with trends of meeting the demands of internal and external customers and controls thereof.
Collaboration; forms business partnerships that help drive the Bank’s agenda.
Multi-tasking; able to manage several concurrent assignments and prioritize demands
Flexibility and adaptability; ability to keep pace with latest industry trends
Excellent communication skills; articulate in communicating to both internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
Analytical; capable of managing numerous information sources and providing data analysis reports to multiple stakeholders.
Proven planning, organization and execution skills
Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
Excellent writing and presentation skills.
Excellent decision-making and leadership capabilities
Customer and Stakeholder management skills
Ability to work under pressure and within strict deadlines
How to Apply
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