• Career Opportunities at I&M Bank

  • Posted on: 23 December, 2016 Deadline: 9 January, 2017
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  • I&M Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of I&M Holdings Limited, a publicly quoted company at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE). The bank possesses a rich heritage in banking. Started in 1974, it evolved from a community financial institution to a publicly listed major regional commercial bank offering a full range of corporate and retail banking services, 35 branches in Kenya and international operations in 3 other countries. I&M Bank is a dominant player in the Kenyan market that has been consistently growing, and is innovative in terms of the type and range of products and services it offers. CDC Group plc, a development finance institution wholly owned by the government of the United Kingdom owns approximately 10.68% of I&M Holdings, the holding company of I&M Bank Ltd. In addition, I&M Bank has a technical support agreement with International Finance Corporation for staff training, product development and risk management. I&M Bank also enjoys medium term foreign currency credit facilities from European Development Financial Institutions - Proparco, DEG and FMO. I&M Bank’s international correspondent banks include major multinational banks such as Bank One Ltd, Citibank NA, CommerzBank AG, Deutsche Bank AG, ICICI Limited Mumbai, Mashreq Bank PLC, Standard Bank of South Africa and Standard Chartered Bank NY. I&M Bank’s international network includes Bank One Limited (Mauritius), I&M Bank Tanzania Limited and I&M Bank Rwanda Specialties Banking Services, Commercial Banking, Asset Finance, Mobile Banking, Internet Banking, Investment Management Services, Diaspora Banking, Credit / Debit / Prepaid cards, Wealth Management
     

    Manager Procurement & Logistics Support

     

    Key responsibilities:

     The Incumbent will report to the Divisional Head-Business Support and will be responsible for:

    • Ensuring implementation and maintenance of Procurement, Logistic and Administration policies and procedures, including periodic review to ensure these remain relevant in response to changing market dynamics.
    • Active participation in all major Capital Projects to ensure all Financial aspects are well understood and adequately addressed, including cost/benefit analysis of various Purchase Options
    • Negotiation of Contract Terms for various Goods and Services procured to ensure the Bank obtains the best value for its money.
    • Reviewing of relevant Contract documentation to ensure all financial aspects are correctly captured therein in order to protect the Bank’s interest.
    • Proactive reviewing of the Bank’s Insurable Risks and ensuring implementation of the most cost effective Risk treatment.
    • Liaisoning with Third Parties on all major Projects to ensure these are delivered on Budget and within agreed timeframes.
    • Co-ordination and monitoring of outsourced Services to ensure agreed quality standards are maintained.

    Qualifications and Competencies:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or its equivalent from a recognized institution
    • Relevant professional accounting qualification.
    • Diploma from Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).
    • Member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies (CIPS).
    • The successful candidate must have at least five years experience at Manager Level in a large and busy Commercial Procurement and Logistics environment, with proven experience in the management of substantial Recurrent and Capital Expenditure budgets.
    • A strong background in Finance, with clear understanding of various Asset Acquisition Options and the implications thereof from an Accounting perspective.
    • Team player with ability to make independent strategic decisions.
    • Strong  negotiation skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to manage diverse internal and external relationships.
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Self motivated and able to work within strict deadlines.
    • High professional ethics and integrity.

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    Data Scientist

     

    The position will be responsible for mining information from vast amounts of data and providing necessary intelligence to deliver better financial products and services. The primary responsibility of the position will be the analysis of both internal and external data stored either in structured or unstructured form by using data analytics tools, applying data mining techniques and carrying out statistical analysis. The role will also be responsible for developing, maintaining, fine-tuning and re-using high quality predictive models to solve banking and financial problems.

    Key responsibilities

    The Incumbent will report to the Chief Information Officer and will be responsible for:

    • Supporting various business segments and enterprise-wide business goals through proactive data analytics and predictive modeling, which shall include data-based customer insights, customer behavior, cross-sell opportunities, performance accelerators, industry forecasts, economic forecast etc.
    • Ensuring scoping, designing and implementation of pilot projects and studies aimed at improving operational efficacy through innovative use of large data and advanced analytics.
    • Developing and implementing data analytics capability both on structured and unstructured data.
    • Establishing and implementing enterprise-wide data governance i.e. Availability, integrity, security, usability, correctness, and completeness of data.
    • Developing and implementing data collection and storage procedures to ensure source data from diverse internal applications/ systems and external data sources where appropriate.
    • Establishing and implementing data cleaning, de-dup, lineage and inter-relationship tools and techniques so as to ensure better use of data.
    • Developing, testing and implementing algorithms and machine learning capabilities to solve business problems.
    • Carrying out ad-hoc analysis on various business problems and presenting results in a clear and concise manner in collaboration with the business users.

    Qualifications and Competencies:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Physics and other quantitative disciplines or its equivalent from a recognized institution. Master’s degree in Computer Science, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Physics and other quantitative disciplines or its equivalent from a recognized institution will be an added advantage;
    • Proven competency with various advanced data analytics tools such as  SAS, SPSS, R, Weka, NumPy, MatLab, etc
    • Experience in data analytics techniques such as classification, association, clustering and prediction.
    • Experience with data visualization tools, such as D3.js, GGplot, etc.
    • Data governance experience in a financial institution.
    • Experience working with unstructured data
    • Proficiency in using query languages such as SQL and good cripting and programming skills
    • Experience with NoSQL databases, such as MongoDB, Cassandra, HBase
    • Hands on experience in advanced  statistics  analysis
    • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Banking and Financial Service Industry
    • Familiarity with banking business models and customer across different Business Segment.
    • Proven ability to solve complex problem with structured, hypothesis driven analysis
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills
    • Experience in development of KPIs and monitoring data insights to meet business goals

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    Graduate Management Trainees

     

    The Management Trainee program is designed to provide Trainees with a unique and valuable experience to develop into future leadership roles within the Bank. The Trainees will get the opportunity to gain practical insight of the financial Sector through an intensive two- year on-the-job training in various functions in the bank, coupled with external training programs as well as in-house coaching and mentoring programmes.

    Qualifications and Eligibility Criteria:

    • Fresh university graduates in their early twenties.
    • Students in their final year who will have successfully completed their studies by 31st December 2016.
    • A first class degree in Commerce, Economics, Finance, Actuarial Science, Engineering or any other business-related degree.
    • Keen interest in developing a career in Banking
    • Proficient in written and spoken English
    • Dynamic, Creative, Innovative and Energetic
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
    • Leadership potential

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    Relationship Manager Corporate Banking (Chinese Speaking )

     

    Job Summary:

    The position will be responsible for marketing to new and existing clients to help grow a quality loan and deposit book. The role is responsible for the retention and growth of clients, growing wallet share as well as effective & pro-active management of relationships aimed at ensuring a delightful client experience

    Key responsibilities:

    The Incumbent will report to the General Manager, Corporate and Institutional Banking and will be responsible for:

    • Prospecting for new business opportunities and offering the full range of Banking products and services such as  accounts, loans, fixed deposit accounts, card products, Internet Banking, Home Loans, Commercial Advances by way of Working Capital, Term Loans, STL’s, Hire Purchase, Asset Financing, IPF’s, Letters of Credit and Letters of Guarantees;
    • Documenting Account opening and executing all KYC documents to facilitate account opening and all Bank’s products and services;
    • Obtaining related financial documents to be able to put forward any new borrowing requests from the client;
    • Preparing Call reports with recommendations and submitting for consideration by approvers;
    • Mobilizing Deposits and growing the Bank’s Deposit Base in line with Branch targets;
    • Providing feedback to the client on the outcome of their request and providing other solutions which could be beneficial to them in the long run;
    • Processing and concluding transactions in a timely manner;
    • Making regular client visits to review business requirements, assessing assets under securities held or offered and submitting call reports;
    • Processing ad-hoc/additional/new requests/excesses under allotted portfolio and obtaining approvals where/when required;
    • Cross selling the Bank’s and Group’s products.
    • Conducting reviews and renewals for existing relationships for clients enjoying various Credit facilities by proposing and recommending Credit Appraisals;
    • Making follow ups with Credit department on the offer letter and other Banks contractual documents for the client to execute for facilities approved and following up internally and externally for processing of securities and marking limits;
    • Attending to the Credit Audit report and ensuring that ARPs are promptly attended to and resolved;
    • Making regular customer meetings and visits to build and grow the relationship;
    • Filling customer instructions/important loan related documents in the client’s respective dockets for safe custody as the information is private and confidential;
    • Reviewing Loan excess and arrears reports on a weekly basis and providing comments for all accounts listed. This involves making daily follow ups with clients to ensure that their accounts are conducted within their sanction limits and any irregular excess are regularized within the shortest time possible;
    • Approving excesses across Branches for relationship handled by the respective Relationship Managers especially in terms of excess drawing on their accounts; and
    • Reviewing and commenting on enhanced and new facilities at the end of every month as per the Central Bank of Kenya requirement to the CR HO department.

    Qualifications and Competencies:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Marketing or its equivalent from a recognized institution.Master’s degree in Business Administration or its equivalent from a recognized institution will be an added advantage
    • Chartered Institute of Marketing diploma or its equivalent;
    • Member of Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) or equivalent professional body.
    • At least 5 years relevant experience
    • Ability to write complex letters, comprehensive reports and to perform complex calculations.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
    • Good financial analysis skills;
    • Excellent problem solving and decision making skills;
    • Knowledgeable in credit, legal (conveyancing) and lending knowledge;
    • Basic understanding of Banking Law; and
    • Knowledgeable in the Banking Act, CBK prudential guidelines and credit policies.
    • Good networking skills
    • Ability to speak Chinese language will be an added advantage

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    Senior Transactional Banker ( Senior Manager)

     

    Job Summary:

    The job holder will report to GM Corporate & Institutional Banking and will be responsible for.

    • Extending Corporate & Institutional Banking’s sales penetration/ reach in Transactional banking with specific focus on Collections & payments, liquidity management, channel services – mobile & connectivity solutions, cards -commercial , pre-paid & bespoke solutions
    • Providing support to Corporate & Institutional Relationship Managers to help deepen our share of Transactional Banking share of wallet with focus on pipeline wins and rapid conversions/ implementation. This will entail client meetings and presentations, analyzing present customer processes and providing solutions
    • Developing – in conjunction with Product, Marketing & Technology teams – campaigns to increase the uptake and utilization of the bank’s digital channels.
    • End to end implementation of the client on-boarding process onto the bank’s Transactional banking platforms.
    • Ensuring rollout & rapid commercialization of Products in liaison with Product, Marketing & Technology teams and thus provide a primary linkage with Corporate & Institutional Banking team.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Executing against approved budget/ Account plans for target clients with a specific focus on the client and cash management revenues.
    • Client Implementation – completing customer implementations of electronic channels and other Bank projects, within the agreed timelines. Meeting the key milestones agreed with the customer on time. Achieving all the customer’s expected benefits & communicate implementation progress to Stakeholders.
    • Sales Support – providing sales support to Relationship Managers (RMs) so as to secure the business of potential customers by working closely to propose and refine customer solutions. Support ing RFP/ Client requests processes. Identifying opportunities to differentiate I&M in the marketplace.
    • Channels Development – Providing updates to the Channels team on customer feedback and requests for enhancement. Supporting new functionality testing. Identifying opportunities to develop Channels functionality to add value to customers.
    • Transaction Banking Channels Commercialization – participating in Channels roll out and utilization campaigns. Contributing to and driving conversion campaigns.
    • Client servicing – Responding to issues/requests escalated by Customers when using Cash Management Products. Providing advise to customers post implementation of Transaction Banking Products. Developing additional solutions for the customer and identify further opportunities to deepen our relationship/ wallet with clients.
    • Tracking  MIS on Cash Management Products and managing utilization against Account plans/ client targets to ensure maximum benefit is obtained from using Cash Management Products.

    Qualifications and Competencies:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or a Business related field from a recognized institution (Master’s degree in Business, Finance or its equivalent from a recognized institution;- will be an added advantage)
    • Chartered Institute of Marketing diploma (CIM); and Member of Associate of Kenya Institute of Bankers (AKIB) or its equivalent professional body.
    • At least 8 years relevant experience, 3 of which should have been at supervisory level.
    • Strategic and analytical thinking skills;
    • Excellent communication, leadership and interpersonal skills;
    • Strong people management skills;
    • Strong negotiation and networking skills;
    • Knowledge of banking processes, Bank’s products and services;
    • Knowledgeable in accounting and credit analysis.
    • Knowledge of the relevant markets
    • Good performance track record in business development
    • Excellent problem solving and decision making skills;
    • Ability to drive performance and manage resources.
    • Strong innovative and creative thinking skills;

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) / email(s) below to apply on company website.

    If you believe you meet the above requirements, send your application together with a comprehensive curriculum indicating your qualifications, present position, contact and names of three referees. Your application should reach the below address on or before 9th January, 2017. Please quote reference number followed by the position applied for in the application

    The General Manager-Human Resources

    I&M Bank Limited

    I & M Tower, Kenyatta Avenue

    P.O Box 30238 – 00100, Nairobi

    Or email: recruit@imbank.co.ke (preferred)

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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