DFCU Bank Career Jobs – Manager, Research & Innovation

Organisation: DFCU
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Head of
Strategy and Innovation
About dfcu:
DFCU Limited was started
by the Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) of the United Kingdom and the
Government of Uganda through the Uganda Development Corporation (UDC) under the
name of Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited. Later restructuring
brought in DEG (of Germany) and International Finance Corporation (IFC) as
equal partners with CDC and UDC, each having a 25% stake in the company. Its
objective was to support long-term development projects whose financing needs
and risk did not appeal to the then existing financial commercial lending
Job Summary: To
drive products innovation in collaboration with strategic decision-makers and
cross-functional teams to:
  1. Discover and evaluate unmet customer
    needs, important trends, and new opportunities for business growth;
  2. Design innovative customer solutions and
    business opportunities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Quarterly Reports: Perform trend analyses; scenario
    building; synthesize insights and identify opportunities based on
    competitors, customer, social and technological forces;
  • Research: Translate research findings into
    actionable communication for decision makers and other stakeholders and
    design prototype solutions for customer innovation, customer experience,
    and similar types of initiatives;
  • Technology: Leverage on technology to identify
    opportunities that can drive product performance through evaluation of competitor
    activity, product category performance and revenue
  • Product
     Work with
    the business units’ teams to maintain an overview of the products
    performance and to apply insights and design outputs to their work.
  • Liaise with
     Provide strategic
    direction for new marketing concepts and strategies. Also Coordinate with
    the marketing team to ensure that the Dfcu product library contains
    on-brand material for top products in range for direct implementation in
  • Idea Generation: Oversee internal and external
    ideation programs to generate continuous new and different products
    compared to what exists in the marketplace.
  • Product Development
    Committee PDC:
    to the PDC by executing unique and differentiating product concepts to support
    the approval of new products, plans, and test with customers. Work with
    the PDC to develop new product business case and recommend pricing
    guidelines for the new products.
  • Product
     Learn and
    understand the complete products processes, in order to directly manage
    development of sampling, specific sensitization formats, seasonal products
    and where necessary line extensions to ensure that individual products
    cumulatively drive incremental product income margin.
  • Other duties: To perform other related duties as
    assigned or requested.
 Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The candidate should possess a University
    Degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. Business Studies, Statistics,
    Economics) with three to five years working experience in the Banking
  • Experience of collating and analyzing
    information across various forms of data and able to absorb, analyze and
    interpret large amounts of complex information in high-pressure
  • Project management experience and
    effective presentation skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentation
    skills both verbal and written
  • Flexible approach to work with the
    ability to respond to changing business priorities
  • Ability to work cross functionally with
    a strong sense of Customer service 
  • Enthusiastic and highly motivated, and
    able to lead, inspire, network, foster relationships, both internally and
    externally and motivate others
  • Proficiency in qualitative,
    quantitative, and/or statistical methods;
  • Product or service design and
    prototyping expertise and experience;
  • Ideal facilitation experience.
 How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
candidates should visit the web link below and create a profile on the NFT
Consult website by entering their e-mail addresses
Please visit web link below and
click Apply now if convinced you have the job requirements

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