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Jun 19, 2017

SBM Bank Manager Trade Finance Job in Kenya

SBM Bank

Job Vacancy: Manager Trade Finance

SBM is a leading Financial Services Group present in Mauritius, Kenya, India, and Madagascar and with a representative office in Myanmar. With our entry to Kenya, the Group is expanding into the East African region. 

With a solid track record for over 43 years, we have been constantly building up our strength in innovation, flexibility, accessibility and reliability. These are the key attributes that have contributed to our reputation and trustworthiness.
SBM is one of the leading financial institutions in Mauritius, with total assets of USD 4.37 Billion (KES437 billion) as at December 2016. SBM Holdings Ltd is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius, with a market capitalisation of USD 593 M (KES 59.3 billion) as at 31st January 2017, representing third largest listed company in Mauritius.
As a Group, human capital is at the heart of our development. In our quest to be the Employer of Choice, we are laying increasing emphasis on developing and nurturing our talent pool. SBM is a reference for creating talent for the world of tomorrow.

Open your door to success by joining us in the following challenging position:
Manager Trade Finance

Ref: SBMK/MTF/10/17
Reporting to the Head of Centralized Operations and Alternate Cannels, the holder will be responsible for ensuring that all the trade finance activities are conducted strictly with banking credit line granted to the customer, organizing, supervising and directing activities of bills processing, import and export financing, establishment of letters of credit and attend to customer inquiries.
Core Responsibilities
  • Participate in drawing up annual business development plans in trade and corporate finance and to implement these plans with support from the Head of Centralized Operations and Alternate Channels and Branches.
  • Support structuring and processing trade finance transactions across a spectrum of sectors in liaison with the business teams and with support from the Head of Centralized Operations and Alternate Channels and Branches;
  • In line with the above, liaise with the Banking Operations department to ensure that once approval is received, disbursement is done within the required timelines and that the portfolio is managed according to the terms of the agreement and to the client’s satisfaction, until expiry of the same;
  • Deliver sound and efficient service in processing of trade finance transactions;
  • Supporting the credit department with information to facilitate the credit process and the legal department in the facilitation of transaction documentation;
  • Support review and pricing of trade finance transactions to ensure both profitability and competitiveness;
  • Support the operations teams in attaining processing efficiency in the unit.
Qualifications, Experience & Skills:
  • B.S. or B.A. degree in business related field from a recognized university;
  • Must be a Diploma in Banking/Finance or CPA (K) holder.
  • Impressive knowledge of trade finance products and infrastructure.
  • Experience in structuring and implementing trade finance transactions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • At least five (7) years relevant experience in trade finance
How to Apply

If you believe in taking new challenges with the right mindset and match the job profile, please send your application letter with your C.V. to:
The Manager, Human Resources,
SBM Bank (Kenya) Limited, 
Head Off ice, IPS Building,
6th Floor, Kimathi Street,
P.O. Box 34886-00160, 
Nairobi, Kenya 

or email to [email protected]

All applications should be received by latest, Friday 30th June, 2017. 

Kindly note: All applications will be dealt with in strict confidence.
The Bank reserves the right to call only the best candidates for interview and not to fill this position following this advertisement.
SBM Bank is a reference for creating talent for the world of tomorrow.
SBM Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
One step in the right direction and a giant leap for your career.

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