Jobs – Head of Debt Corporate needed at Barclays Bank

Barclays Africa encompasses Barclays Global Retail Banking, Corporate Banking, and Barclaycard operations in 10 countries organised in four geographic areas: North Africa (Egypt), East and West Africa (Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya),  Southern Africa (Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe), and Indian Ocean (Mauritius and Seychelles).

Barclays Africa serves its 2.8m customers through a network of 573 branches and service centres providing a variety of traditional financial products including retail mortgages, current and deposit accounts, commercial lending, unsecured lending, credit cards, treasury and investments.

Job Tittle: Corporate – 00131720

Organisation: Barclays Bank
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Corporate Director & Head Debt-BA
Deadline:  5th December, 2013

Job Summary: The Head of Debt will manage the Debt product at BBU Corporate and lead all the activities required to grow the franchise in an effective manner, including appropriate pricing (RORWA) and structuring, focus on cross sell, and becoming the leading bank in Uganda.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Business Management (75%):

  •  ‘Own’ the Debt Balance sheet and P&L targets – along with the relationship managers in each coverage segment
  • Formulate overall strategy across coverage segments including products, customer proposition, lending approach.
  • Assist RMs in originating and executing debt transactions across all teams.
  • Work with specialist product areas to offer clients a comprehensive and competitive package to meet their requirements.
  • Ensure arrangements with key internal product providers e.g. Absa Capital, Absa & operate in an efficient manner.
  • Implement Debt Pricing Policy and ensure appropriate product and relationship pricing.
  • Take lead in the NPA process for Debt products at a country level.
  • Be fully aware and compliant with all governance issues affecting Debt Finance and address these issues accordingly.
  • Attend team meetings on a regular basis to maintain dialogue / sharing of information to ensure up to date knowledge of market place, business development activity / initiatives, competitors and people issues etc.
  • Maintain an up to date Debt pipeline (weekly)
  • Understand dynamics of Debt portfolio and identify opportunities.
  • Identify and implement best practices across coverage segments
  • Ensure Mini ALCO is held and pipeline deals crystallise to Balance Sheet

2. People Development and Management (10%):   

  • Develop skills and knowledge, supporting RMS in country in understanding Debt products more comprehensively.
  • Grow capabilities in country.
  • Build collaborative network with Corporate Credit Director, Head Credit, CCMs
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant Barclays policies.
  • Establish and embed the values, behaviours and risk appetite that will under underpin the achievement of business objectives.
  • Provide opportunities for learning and development for the country teams.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • The applicant should possess good knowledge and experience in banking specifically Corporate Banking Debt products
  • Matured and results-orientated
  • Intimate knowledge of competitor skills and competencies
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead, coach, and supervise team members effectively
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and negotiation skills
  • Experience of working in a multinational, multi-segment, environment with matrix reporting.
  • Banking and Financial services industry related knowledge
  • Experience at a senior level, preferably in an international financial institution
  • Relationships Managing Skills
  • ‘Selling’, negotiating and influencing skills
  • Business awareness & business development skills
  • Strong credit risk analysis skills
  • Good teamwork skills
  • Strong performance management skills
  • Be creative/ Innovative
  • Good decision making skills
  • Strong formal presentation skills

How to Apply:

If you feel challenged by any of the above positions, and believe you can deliver on key deliverables as outlined above, upload your application letter, current curriculum vitae and photocopies of academic certificate to our recruitment website detail below:

Barclays is an equal opportunity employer that recruits, develops and promotes people on merit, and rewards outstanding performance, regardless of background and gender.

For queries contact us on 0417122453 or email:

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