Country Markets Head Career Opportunity – Citigroup

Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Citigroup is
today’s pre-eminent financial services company and was built to create a highly
diversified financial services company that could act as one to deliver
solutions to clients throughout the world. With the most diverse array of
products and the greatest distribution capacity of any financial firm in the
world, our employees manage 200 million customer accounts across six continents
in more than 100 countries. Citi works tirelessly to provide consumers,
corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial
services and products. We strive to create the best outcomes for our clients
and customers with financial ingenuity that leads to solutions that are simple,
creative and responsible.
Job Summary: The Head of UG
Markets is a key partner to the country leadership in UG, creating a country
strategy and cross product delivery of the wider franchise. The job holder will
mainly be responsible for proposing and supporting our overall Markets &
Security Service client strategy, across segments: Corporates, Public Sector, Banking
and Non-Banking Financial Institutions, coordinating with the CCO, Banking,
Independent Risk and Finance, while also monitoring and managing the various
Markets risk taking activities performed in the country, through the dedicated
specialists (local markets traders, and RT managers). The Head of UG Markets is
responsible for managing and leading senior level Markets related regulatory
relationships in the country and for maintaining a strong governance,
compliance, risk and control environment. The role is also responsible for
leading a diverse team who play a key part in creating a strong risk management
discipline, client service delivery and culture. A key part of the role will be
in driving a revenue growth strategy that reflects the market opportunities in
the country. The primary objective over this time horizon for the UG Head of
Markets will be to leverage off the strongly established FXLM franchise, to
expand the whole suite of Markets and Security Services products and solutions
to the customer base in the Region.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Leading and Implementing Country Business Strategy:
In charge of developing a coordinated country
strategy across the Markets and Securities Services products to ensure optimal
client alignment
Responsible for managing senior external interfaces
with Markets related Regulators, market data, and industry groups, peers
Represent the Markets and Securities Services
franchise throughout Citi
The incumbent drives client value by leading reviews
of resource allocation and prioritization for country and cross product
business initiatives
Maximises organizational execution of key
initiatives and business review processes
Leading Strong Governance and Controls:
Creates appropriate governance, controls and
compliance including a culture of expense management discipline
Builds a culture of responsible finance
Works in close partnership with control functions to
ensure appropriate governance and control infrastructure
Ensures close partnership with Compliance to lead
productive interaction and dialogue with key regulators
Ensures partnership with Finance to deliver the annual
financial planning / budgeting process
Leads across products to facilitate optimal resource
allocation decision making by product and client segments
Human Capital Management:
Leads the UG Markets People Strategy including
talent reviews for critical roles
The incumbent partners with HR and regional product
heads to ensure the people strategy and organizational capabilities are aligned
to business strategy
Ensures cross-product oversight and governance of
headcount, hiring and workforce planning
Provides direction and oversight of talent processes
that underpin our meritocratic and high performance culture, including;
compensation, promotion, junior talent pipeline (MAs, Analysts &
Associates), internal mobility, talent reviews and succession planning.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate should preferably be educated to
Degree level or equivalent in Accounting, Economics, Engineering, Business,
Finance and similar degrees. Applicants with MBA, CFA or similar further
degrees will be accorded due preference.
The applicant should have detailed experience of
Citi’s Markets and Securities Services products, clients and risk management
Successful leadership of a diverse and multi-product
Excellent track record of leading and creating
momentum and a collective agenda across multiple products
Working knowledge of the industry and country and
with the ability to anticipate and lead the organizational response to future
Comprehensive technical knowledge of Citi Markets’
product suite including FX, FXO, Interest and FX Derivatives, Credit and
Strategic thinker with ability to translate vision
into executable plans
Leadership skills and intellectual capability to
bring together a broad range of Markets and Securities Services products
Credibility and gravitas to lead, motivate and
influence a diverse population across products and matrix reporting lines
Interpretive and problem solving skills; pragmatic
approach to ensure limited resources are directed appropriately
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
with ability to influence and create alignment at senior levels across multiple
products, clients, and competing priorities.
How to Apply:
All applicants
who to join Citi Group in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to apply
online at the web line below.
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