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
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
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
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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