STANDARD BANK CURRENT VACANCIES


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 individual to help us fulfil our business objectives and build customer loyalty.
JOB TITLE: HEAD, AGRICULTURAL BANKING
JOB ID: 10006
LOCATION Nigeria
MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB
To articulate and co-ordinate the delivery of the agricultural segment strategy and value proposition within Stanbic IBTC, through the provision of a specialist agricultural business support service on customer growth, retention and segment profitability.
PROBLEM SOLVING
Is required to think within overall Business Banking and Agricultural Segment strategies to negotiate direction and objectives for agricultural business
There is an ongoing requirement to scan the environment, to think laterally and generate feasible and innovative business solutions for the future that take into account the many complex and diverse variables inherent in the Agricultural Segment.
Understands the inter-dependencies between industry knowledge, pricing and taxation, to determine feasible operating strategies and tactics to maximize profit and minimize loss. Problem solving demonstrates the holistic analysis, interpretation and modelling required to produce workable solutions.
There is on going requirement to scan the environment, create scenarios, to think laterally and to generate feasible and innovative business plans for the future (medium to long term) taking into account the many complex and diverse variables inherent in the Agricultural industry.

DECISION MAKING
Under the general management direction of Stanbic IBTC PBB, the incumbent is able to make decisions regarding the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of the tactical Agricultural business growth strategy. The incumbent has prime accountability to monitor and manage the successful execution of these plans in collaboration with countries.
AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS CUSTOMER STRATEGY
Set the short, medium and long term startegic objectives for building agricultural banking business.
Develop innovative ways to develop the small scale farmer business.
Oversee project management and successful implementation of agricultural segment proposition.
Continuously evaluate relevance and effectiveness of the segmentation and value propositions.
Development, implementation and monitoring of Agricultural Business
Ensure suitable organisational structure to deliver agricultural value proposition.
Provide input into product, channel and marketing strategies, design and development to ensure alignment with agricultural segment strategies.
Take ownership of all Agricultural Banking Segment projects and initiatives and ensure effective project management and completion within agreed timelines and budgets including managing all stakeholders on which the projects are dependent.
Providing guidance on promoting, selling and structuring a wide and diverse range of financial solutions customised to best meet the financial needs of high value agricultural customers.
Work with and build relationships with the Agricultural teams in Stanbic Africa and SBSA to ensure appropriate levels of alignment.
Co-ordinate the development of suitable Agricultural Segment reporting and then monitor performance and take actions where necessary.
Provide input into formulating, driving, measuring and managing the implementation of sales performance budgets and strategies to grow agricultural market share and share of wallet in the country.
Preparing financial budgets/ forecasts for the agricultural market segment in line with strategic objectives, business, economic, operational, climactic, sociopolitical risks and market forces.
Report on segment performance and issues on at least a monthly basis.
Conduct segment audits, identify and analyse deficiencies and under-performing areas and develop solutions that will close the gaps and optimise return.
Develop and sustain international relationships, identify trends, benchmarks and best practises in Agricultural banking and take the lead in this regard.
LENDING AND RISK MANAGEMENT
Facilitating a sound working partnership with Credit to stimulate growth without compromising risk and the quality of lending.
Supporting the AE’s in structuring/customising credit loan facility options and parameters for credit approval.
Supporting credit in managing and controlling total agricultural industry and client exposure.
PEOPLE MANAGEMENT
Ongoing guidance, coaching, training and mentoring (product prices, yields per hectare, valuation of land, cash-flows, complexity of agriculture etc)
DUE DATE: 5th November, 2012
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