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  • Posted: Mar 24, 2023
    Deadline: Mar 31, 2023
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    Equity Bank Limited (The "Bank”) is incorporated, registered under the Kenyan Companies Act Cap 486 and domiciled in Kenya. The address of the Bank’s registered office is 9th Floor, Equity Centre, P.O. Box 75104 - 00200 Nairobi. The Bank is licensed under the Kenya Banking Act (Chapter 488), and continues to offer retail banking, microfinance a...
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    Food & Agriculture Relationship Manager

    Job Purpose: 

    • Reporting to the Agriculture Sector Leader and being responsible for implementation of the growth strategy of the Agriculture sector at Equity Bank (K) ltd.
    • Involved in developing agribusiness growth strategies for the agriculture sector and meeting the set targets set by the sector strategy at Head office
    • Prospecting for new SMaE businesses or high net worth clients in the agriculture sector
    • Participating in presentations to clients, partnership and marketing drives and other relationship management activities
    • Customer service management as part of relationship building and actively responsible to the management of existing clients

    Key duties & responsibilities for the new staff.

    • Proactively map the allocated sectors and develop commercial approach for F&A department.
    • Continually identify opportunities under the sector of specialty and develop strategy to mine from such opportunities.
    • Identify & enroll new F&A Business clients under specific F&A sectors allocated.
    • Build the capacity of all staff in the Bank to understand the allocated sectors and how to mine and manage those sectors’ businesses
    • Jointly with branch management, develop business cases for F&A client within the sector of specialty and support on Relationship Management for such clients
    • Perform due diligence and preliminary credit appraisal for F&A business within the allocated sector(s) during onboarding
    • Present credit business cases to F&A credit analysis team for allocated sectors
    • Growth of F&A business lines within the sectors of specialization;
      • Deposits
      • Loan book
      • Treasury
      • Trade finance
      • Insurance
      • Payments & payroll management
    • Keep updated new developments within the allocated F&A sectors
    • Organize and participate in F&A business forums and events

    Desired academic & professional qualifications.

    • Holder of a Degree in agricultural economics/agriculture/agribusiness, Food sciences/technology, agriculture finance or related field.
    • Professional background in Accounting, Finance, Financial Analysis and/or Economics will be an added advantage
    • Proof of specific Agricultural Sector specialization
    • At least six (6) years of relevant experience in the sector of specialization three (3) of which must be in technical level of the sector and three in mid- to senior management level within the sector.
    • Experience in delivering high quality economic and technical analysis, research advice on specific F&A sector in support of the Bank’s business growth and development,
    • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Sector analysis tools, etc.).
    • Excellent communication skills

    Skills/ experience required.

    • Self-motivated
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Desire to succeed
    • Confident, commercial, and outgoing
    • Demonstrated ability to analyse and solve problems
    • Demonstrated ability to work with minimum supervision
    • Commitment to working with Agriculture based segment of the economy
    • Flexibility to work in different geographical locations and to frequently travel.
    • Previous experience in a similar working environment will be an added advantage

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Equity Bank Kenya on to apply

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