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  • Posted: Feb 9, 2023
    Deadline: Feb 15, 2023
  • Absa Bank Limited (Absa) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group Limited. Absa offers personal and business banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking, wealth and investment management as well as bancassurance.
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    Assistant Relationship Manager

    Job Purpose

    The primary objective is to support in the maximisation of sustainable Economic Profit derived from a portfolio of Corporate Customers on both individual and aggregate team basis via Customer Service, effective Business Development and Risk Management including controls and governance.

    Key Accountabilities

    Customer – 50%

    • Develop and maintain own contacts with individuals within Customers’ organisation.
    • Act as principal point of contact in the Relationship Managers’ absence.
    • Co-ordinate introduction to and from other areas of the Absa Group where appropriate and monitor outcome.
    • Assist in development of and revision of Customer Relationship Plans.
    • Monitor Customer Relationship Plans with the Relationship Manager.
    • Monitor level of Customer service and satisfaction based on Corporate Banking Service standards.
    • Develop and maintain links with local business community and support Relationship Manager in same activity.
    • Participate in business development presentations where appropriate.
    • Conduct research to identify potential new customers and maintain a database.
    • Arrange and undertake product presentations where appropriate.
    • Develop and maintain contacts with specialists in other sectors and areas of the Bank and Group.
    • Monitor leads and update lead tracking systems.
    • Support set up of products from other areas of the Absa Group.
    • Attend Corporate Banking team meetings and contribute fully including suggestions on ways to improve customer service.
    • Update and maintain proper customer information for efficient customer service.
    • Take up end to end relationship role for a few clients through an assigned portfolio that will be determined from time to time.

    Controls & Governance – 45%

    • Keep product knowledge up to date for products from other areas of the Absa Group.
    • Conduct full customer due diligence on customers during on boarding and on a regular basis as per the requirements of the business and compliance teams.
    • Act as a liaison for risk management information purposes with customers, accountants, solicitors and other relevant people.
    • Collate customer produced financial information and co-ordinate input on the relevant credit systems by the corporate credit team.
    • Use analysed financial and non-financial information to identify key issues prior to discussion with the Relationship Manager for new and existing business in conjunction with the corporate credit team.
    • Assist with creation of Credit Applications.
    • Support the review of facility letters and co-ordinate execution of documentation and drawdown of facilities.
    • Provide technical input and undertake research for the Relationship Manager in connection with proposed security and liaise to arrange preparation and execution of security documentation.
    • Review of refer list and other risk reports.
    • Attend joint credit and relationship team meetings and contribute fully including suggestions on ways to improve governance and controls on the portfolio.
    • Help to minimise Operational Risk in delivery of Corporate Banking Products and Services by adhering to the procedures and guidelines within Corporate Banking.
    • Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with regulatory requirements, Enterprise-Wide Risk Management Framework and internal Absa Policies and Policy Standards. Understand and manage risks and risk events (incidents) relevant to the role

    Self-Development and others – 5%

    • Identify own strengths and weaknesses in skills and attributes, review self-development plans and ensure training and development are accommodated.
    • Being receptive to feedback and constantly striving to develop new skills and knowledge.
    • Work to enhance the capacity of the organization by getting the best out of people.

    Required Performance Imperatives.                                                                                                                                                                    

    • Striving to understand and meet internal and external customer needs.
    • Being creative and flexible in overcoming Customers’ problems and complaints
    • Owning problems and taking responsibility for solving them.
    • Being proactive in selling the Bank’s products.
    • Delivering against expectations and on time.
    • Focusing on tasks that genuinely add value to the Bank and customers.
    • Communicating opportunities to others for achieving result.
    • Being efficient without reducing customer service or quality of delivery.
    • Being aware of what the competitors are doing and bringing this knowledge back to the bank.
    • Dealing with people in a positive and enthusiastic manner.
    • Being energetic, resourceful, and flexible when dealing with others.
    • always Acting professionally.
    • Getting basic things right first time.
    • Working with a strong sense of quality and efficiency.
    • Following key processes that are necessary for maintaining standards and quality.
    • Having an up-to-date knowledge of your job.
    • Keeping abreast of new developments.
    • Constantly pushing yourself to develop skills.
    • Being receptive to feedback and coaching.
    • Working outside your “box” and collaborating with others.
    • Being an active and constructive member of teams.
    • Helping others achieve their objectives.
    • Showing pride in the brand and our products.
    • Being open and honest.
    • Communicating succinctly and directly.
    • Having the confidence to voice opinions in front of others.
    • Adopting a positive attitude to new ideas.
    • Taking the initiative and making suggestions to improve performance.

    Knowledge, Expertise & Experience

    • Business Degree 
    • Understanding of Banking Products
    • Sales & Service Work Experience
    • Multicultural experience

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Absa Bank Limited on to apply

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