Careers in Banking – Manager Product Development and Research at Centenary Bank

Organization: Centenary Bank
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Chief Manager
Business Development and Marketing
About US:
Centenary Bank is the leading Commercial Micro Finance Bank in Uganda
serving over 1,300,000 clients (a quarter of the banking population) in 58
branches spread countrywide. We are one of Uganda’s top three financial
organisations, employing more than 1,900 people. Joining Centenary Bank is an
opportunity to use your skills and experience in tackling real world problems.
Job Summary: The Centenary
Bank Manager Product Development and Research will be responsible for
administering and managing the Bank’s Product Development and Research Unit
based at Head office.
Key Duties and
  • The incumbent will design  and review prototypes for new financial
    products and services, present prototypes to the Bank’s Product Steering
    Committee for review and approval and participate in testing the prototypes
    with the targeted customers..
  • Prepare product proposals complete with
    financial projections and set targets and draft product pilot test and
    rollout protocols and submit for review and approval.
  • Draft Executive Committee and Board papers
    for soliciting new products approvals, prepare/ review product FAQ’s and
    Answers Write-up’s for both existing and new products.
  • Responsible for the development of cost
    effective and efficient Collaborative Credit Schemes for delivering the
    Bank’s credit products in partnership with organizations and/or companies.
  • Carry out feasibility studies for
    establishment of new service outlets including Branches, Service Centers
    and off-site ATMs in line with BOU guidelines and the Bank standards.
  • Conduct Business and Market intelligence
    and reviewing the market events monitoring reports.
  • Actively participate in the preparation of
    the Bank’s product development and research strategic and annual operating
  • Manage the performance of the Bank’s
    Product Development and Research Team ensuring that each team member is
    appraised and mentored/coached to bridge identified skill gaps.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The candidates should hold Bachelor’s
    Degrees in Economics, Finance and Accounting or Business Administration
  • A minimum of five or more years in the
    banking industry and two years in a Product Development and Research Unit
  • Possess the ability to thoroughly
    interpret financial statements and perform financial projections using
    conventional and or best practice methods
  • Project planning and management skills
  • Excellent communication skills (Verbal and
  • Strong people management and leadership
  • Data analysis using computer applications
    such as SPSS and Stata will be an added advantage
  • Budgeting and strategic planning skills.
  • Possess the ability to manage stakeholder
    expectations and pursuasive in soliciting buy-in of ideas.
How to Apply:
All candidates who desire to join Centenary Bank should send their
applications by following the instructions below; downloading an application
form for employment, download
, filling it and enclosing an application letter, Curriculum Vitae
(CV) with three professional referees and copies of academic
testimonials/certificates and send the application to:
General Manager, Human Resources Centenary Bank, P.O. Box 1892 —
Kampala, Uganda.
Note: While we thank all
applicants for your interest. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Deadline: 19th December
2014 by 5:00 pm
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