Thursday, August 20, 2020

New Job at ABSA Bank Ltd South Africa - Product Manager Propositions & Alternative Revenue (Transaction Banking)

  AjiraLeo Tanzania       Thursday, August 20, 2020
AJIRA LEO TANZANIA
ABSA Bank Ltd South Africa
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About Us 
Truly African
We are a diversified standalone African financial services group, delivering an integrated set of products and services across personal and business banking, corporate and investment banking, wealth, investment management and insurance.

Absa Group Limited is listed on the JSE and is one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services groups with a presence in 12 countries across the continent and around 41 000 employees.
Absa Group Limited is listed on the JSE and is one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services groups with a presence in 12 countries across the continent and around 41 000 employees.
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We own majority stakes in banks in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, the Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania (ABSA Bank in Tanzania and National Bank of Commerce), Uganda and Zambia. We also have representative offices in Namibia and Nigeria, as well as insurance operations in Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia.

Position: Product Manager Propositions & Alternative Revenue (Transaction Banking)
Location: Johannesburg
Bring your possibility to life! Define your career with us
With over 100 years of rich history and strongly positioned as a local bank with regional and international expertise, a career with our family offers the opportunity to be part of this exciting growth journey, to reset our future and shape our destiny as a proudly African group.

Job Summary
The purpose of this role is to be accountable for the product design, development, deployment and management of the respective product portfolio for propositions and alternative revenue. To enable the fulfilment and implementation of the respective value propositions and ongoing implementation and management of new and existing products in the respective product portfolio.
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Job Description
Key Accountabilities
  • Accountability: product design and development
  • Provides the design and development of new and existing products, taking to market and run of compelling and commercially viable product propositions spanning the product lifecycle;
  • Drives innovation around the product development and management cycle.
  • Prepare business cases for new product developments.
  • Manage marketing collateral of wealth-owned banking and credit products.
  • Responsible for the operational query resolution on all aspects of the respective product portfolio relating to product propositions

Accountability: Product Management
  • Collaborates with the respective stakeholders in ensuring that product value propositions seamlessly integrate into segment and sector value propositions to support “golden baskets” and enable the acquisition and retention of customers in specific segments and sectors to support the targeted commercial and customer shapes.
  • Management and coordination of activities relating to roll out of new products and product enhancements.
  • Responsible for updates and change of product and process documentation.
  • Provides exception reporting on rate and fee deviations and revenue leakage in maintaining key product performance indicators for the respective product portfolio
  • Implementation of new product or changes to existing products into the business.
  • Manage specific product back-book and clean-up initiatives
  • Leverages the pricing team for implementation of annual re-pricing processes, maintaining pricing tables drafting of communication and related marketing material.
  • In collaboration with the pricing team conduct annual (bi-annual) review of product pricing and recommends pricing guidelines to ensure market competitiveness
  • Provide recommendations for the review cycle of pricing changes and communication thereof.

Accountability: Control
  • To ensure optimal and compliant control environment within the respective product portfolio that appropriately balance risk appetites and customer demand with the need to grow to achieve the financial ambitions and balance sheet aspirations of rbb.

Accountability: Stakeholder Management
  • Responsibility for service monitoring from product providers and monitors client experience with particular emphasis on banking products.
  • Ensures service delivery is in line with sla’s.
  • Drive interaction with all relevant infrastructure areas across the business in addressing product management requirements and priorities.
  • Drive relevant communication related to product changes or new product implementations.
  • Participate in group-level activities and forums that impact the respective product portfolio.
  • Effectively communicate developments within areas of activity to all relevant internal and external stakeholders.

Accountability: Finance

  • Monitor financial performance of products within the bank by reviewing financial KVD’s
  • Compile medium term plans (MTP) and short term plans (STP) budgets on an annual basis and track performance against these budgets
  • Quarterly compilation of revised annual forecast (RAF)
  • Understand financial impact of product development and marketing activities in order to align with budgets available

Accountability: Product Strategy
  • Develop and implement new products that meet the defined retail bank target market, customer segment needs and strategic and operational requirements which have been established via regular customer needs analysis and strategic reviews
  • Manage the respective products by aligning to the product lifecycle stage i.e. from concept to back booking
  • Understand and interpret products based on robust analysis and aligned with the respective portfolio strategy i.e. financial models, customer survey findings and overall product strategy resulting in informed recommendations as to the future direction ⁄strategy of the product portfolio across the bank
  • Assume responsibility for performance monitoring and proactive management of the products by understanding the key performance drivers including behavioral trends, financial indicators and growth ⁄performance metrics
  • Report to EXCO and relevant product head on the performance of the specific product portfolio, via the monthly EXCO and product dashboard report on the individual products' performance and trends in the market
Perform all other duties as reasonably assigned
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Knowledge & skills:

  • Competent problem solving
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Knowledge of life insurance products
  • Knowledge of life insurance market
  • Innovative “out of the box” thinking
  • Project management skills
  • Working knowledge of product environment
  • Cross functional influence and engagement
  • Good stakeholder management and communication skills required
  • Knowledge of competitor products
General
  • The appointment will be made in line with the Absa Employment Equity strategy

Competencies:
Problem solving leadership
  • The ability to analyze - and quickly grasp the implications of a situation, relating data from different sources, critically evaluating and integrating information or facts, and diagnosing a problem.
Results orientation
  • The ability to set ambitious goals maintain a bias for action, drive delivery and take accountability for the outcome.
Customer focus
  • Extensive understanding of best practices for a customer focused culture and the management of customer experiences.
Business acumen
  • The ability to understand financial and economic concepts ⁄drivers; to identify, create and ⁄or exploit opportunities.
Innovation leadership
  • Demonstrates ingenuity and curiosity to do things better and fosters an environment of disruptive thinking and action
Collaboration and influencing
  • Ability to build an extensive collaborative network amongst different stakeholders within and externally of the organization (at the most senior levels) that supports the achievement of business goals
Strategic Capability
  • The ability to continuously evaluate and redirect business strategy and value proposition thereby promoting the competitive viability of the organization.
Inspirational people leadership
  • The ability to build, inspire, and develop teams towards high performance
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Qualification requirement
  • Commercial B Degree in Business, Commerce and/or Marketing or equivalent NQF level 7 or higher qualification
  • At least 3 (three) years Banking experience
  • At least 3 (three) years’ experience in Banking products development and⁄ or management
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and the Internet
  • No criminal record

Preferred requirements

  • Post graduate degree or MBA or equivalent NQF level 8 or higher qualification
  • At least 12 months experience in Banking products
  • Preference will be given to South African Citizens and Permanent residents of South Africa with proof of permanent resident status

Education
  • Bachelor`s Degrees and Advanced Diplomas: Business, Commerce and Management Studies (Required)
Deadline: 2020-08-26.
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