Agri Specialist: Business Banking (m/f)

Bank Windhoek

Bank Windhoek is recruiting a Agri Specialist: Business Banking (m/f), to be based in Windhoek, Namibia.
  • To manage the banks overall Agriculture portfolio by means of establishing well thought through agric strategic initiatives approved by Board
Profitable growth in new business sales
  • Customize a range of appropriate product offerings/financial solutions that meet the financial needs of Agric customers
  • Sources and takes ownership of sales leads from other divisions within the bank
  • Conducts a thorough value chain analysis on clients in the Agric market segments, in line with the business risk appetite and converts the opportunity
Legislative compliance
  • Explains credit loan facility options, parameters and qualifying criteria to customers
  • Motivates and processes non-scored credit applications and explore alternative solutions in the event of declines from Credit
  • Supports Business Banking to ensure compliance to all applicable legislative requirements
Client Engagement and Support
  • Provides a central advisory/information handling service point for new Agric Business customers before handover of the relationship
  • Performs a proactive liaison role between customers and branch back-office service fulfilment and credit functions to get new business onto the books
  • Provide technical support to new and upcoming clients related to Agric and sustainability finance
  • Educates customers on the benefits of utilizing self-service channels
Value Proposition
  • Design and develop Agric value proposition which includes commercialization of the customer value proposition, implementing processes, developing of products and ensure the selling of the correct products to customers while offering superior service to Agric and Business Banking customers
Market Segment Insight
  • Develop and implement appropriate action plans to increase market share and revenue to desired level
  • Formulate, drive, measure and manage the Agric Sales Performance strategy for Business Banking in support to the Branch Managers
  • Influence sales and service target setting, financial budgets, marketing spend and sponsorships of the Agric sector within Business Banking
  • A minimum of 3 years’ Banking experience or actual farming experience
  • Demonstrate Business Acumen, understanding of various market and financial risks, understanding of Agric value chain and various industry risks pertaining to the Agric Sector
  • Experience within the agricultural sector to provide continuous market astuteness to best serve our customers; develop exclusive value-added solutions to customers by understanding cycles, seasonality and competitive pressures faced by agribusinesses
  • Support domestic agricultural enterprises to obtain capital and maximize economies of scale through consolidation
  • Extensive experience with the varied requirements of modern agricultural practices. i.e purchasing farms, providing working capital, insurance, or financing livestock or irrigation
  • Understanding and analyzing of cash-flow cycles pertaining to the Agriculture markets
  • Knowledge of multi-level products available to Business Banking customers and understanding of credit principles and practices
  • Knowledge of financial investment options, vehicle and asset finance and electronic banking options for lead generation purposes
  • Knowledge of competitor offerings and structures
  • A working knowledge of the terms and conditions of multiple legal entities (companies, close corporations, sole proprietorships etc.) in the commercial market and the legislative restrictions and requirements governing these from a financial services perspective
  • Qualifications: Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science and Agricultural Business and Management; or relevant qualification
  • Competencies required:
  • Relating and Networking
  • Persuading and Influencing
  • Presenting and Communicating Information
  • Learning & Researching
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts
  • Deciding and Initiating Action
  • Entrepreneurial and Commercial Thinking
  • Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
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  • Published 23.09.2022
  • Expires 07.10.2022
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