Trade Finance Manager Job Opportunity - Housing Finance Bank

Job Title:       Trade Finance Manager
Organization: Housing Finance Bank
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head, Business Banking

About US:
Housing Finance Bank was incorporated as a private company under the Companies Act in December 1967, the Bank has become a household name and has grown in leaps and bounds with a good track record among the pioneers of a mortgage lending. National Housing & Construction Corporation, a parastatal involved in real estate business has 5% shareholding and National Social Security Fund (NSSF) holds 50% and the Government of Uganda holds 45%. Today, the bank looks back with pride on the business accomplished in the mortgage lending business. Through innovation and placing emphasis on Honesty, Integrity, Efficiency and Customer care, Housing Finance Bank is the leader in the mortgage, holding a 90% market share.

Job Summary: The Trade Finance Manager will be responsible for progressing finance options geared to assist both importers and exporters in reducing the payment risk associated with international trade. The role involves looking after an existing portfolio of clients, developing a new suite of trade finance products and seeking opportunities to grow the Bank.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
         Define and execute an operational plan to support the department’s overall business strategies while delivering targets on trade finance transaction volume growth, fees / commission and interest income.
         Formulate and deliver a sales strategy and secure strategic internal support from stakeholders, in conjunction with the trade back office operations in order to identify and satisfy customer needs and to achieve revenue and asset growth/ asset quality targets.
         Proactively manage trade relationships within the portfolio of existing and agreed target clients in order to develop structure and review proposals that meet customer requirements.
         Prepare Trade Cycle Analysis papers (TCAs) and provide input to credit applications in conjunction with Relationship Teams, aligned with defined strategy and engage with colleagues in marketing, sales, credit and risk as appropriate.
         Maintain a well selected target market, the prospects of which will constantly feed into the Bank’s trade finance deal pipeline.
         Provide trade finance advisory to the relationship management teams across the Bank’s network, clients and whenever required as a product specialist.
         Conduct on boarding, KYC reviews and annual credit reviews on the Bank’s trade finance clients to ensure compliance to internal and regulatory standards.
         Working closely with the Head Office teams to develop and cross-sell new trade products and programs while continually keeping abreast of the development of new products and changes to legislations (local and international) relevant to trade finance products.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:                                                    
         The ideal candidate for the Housing Finance Bank Trade Finance Manager job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Economics or a comparable field of study from a recognized institution.
         Trade Finance professional qualification is an added advantage
         Broad knowledge and understanding of Trade finance products and a broad range of Transaction Banking products.
         Five years’ experience working within the commercial Banking industry in a Trade Sales role.
         Proficiency in the preparation and presentation of business proposals for new clients to highlight the key areas of the trade finance business, using common workplace applications.
         Broad understanding of the regulatory framework covering the Trade Finance environment
         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, relationship management skills

How to Apply:
All candidates who wish to join the Banking sector are invited to send their applications including an updated CV, certified copies of all academic transcripts, certificates and testimonials, daytime telephone contact, and email address of both applicant, and three competent referees addressed to:

Head Human Resources, Housing Finance Bank, Plot 4 Wampewo Avenue, P. O. Box 1539, Kampala. Uganda.

NB: Only successful candidates will be contacted. All applicants who will not have heard from us within five weeks of closing date should consider their application unsuccessful.

Deadline: 19th March 2018

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