Barclays Bank UK Jobs – Head of Commercial Asset Finance

Organisation: Barclays Bank
UK
About Barclays UK:
Barclays is a
British multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in
London. It is a universal bank with operations in retail, wholesale and
investment banking, as well as wealth management, mortgage lending and credit
cards. It has operations in over 50 countries and territories and has around 48
million customers. As of 31 December 2011, Barclays had total assets of US$2.42
trillion, the seventh-largest of any bank worldwide.
Job Summary: The Head of
Commercial Asset Finance will oversee the operations of the Asset Finance Unit
which delivers high-quality support to Corporate and Business Banking teams, by
providing Asset Finance expertise, sales advice, and administration of three
core products –FlexiRent, FlexiLease & Sale and Leaseback. The incumbent will
primarily ‘champion’ for Asset Finance, responsible for sales of Asset Finance
products, and also for managing the operations of the Unit as a whole. The key
responsibility will be driving sales in conjunction with Relationship Teams, to
assist Corporate and Business Teams to achieve their targets. The job holder will
also have responsibility for the Asset Finance Unit as a whole, including all
administrative processes, to provide leadership and accountability and manage
the day-to-day issues and activities of the team. In summary, the holder of
this highly innovative and challenging role will have ultimate responsibility
for embedding Asset Finance in Barclays Uganda, for the product line throughout
the whole country, and will be required to meet tough targets for developing
the Asset Finance book.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1.
Strategic Leadership: 40%
Administration
·        
Overall responsibility for the Asset Finance
administration department
·        
Responsible for monitoring functions to ensure
smooth running of day-to-day operations
·        
Complaints procedures, queries, escalation dealt
with effectively
Reporting
·        
Ensure compliance to monthly reporting requirements
and deadlines
·        
Identifying issues and escalating appropriately
Profit
centre:
Overall responsibility and
accountability for the unit’s cost centre and budget, and Asset Finance for the
entire country
Documentation:
·        
Overall responsibility for the preparation of
documentation, ensuring documentation is completed correctly and all procedures
have been adhered to
·        
Overall responsibility for the filing and safe
custody systems
Checks:
·        
Overall responsibility for adherence to Policy and Procedures
·        
Asset Register maintained and correct
·        
In charge of reconciling records with registration
documents
·        
Carrying out periodic checks to ensure adherence
with Policy and Procedures
·        
In charge of the verification that correct deal
procedures are undertaken
Arrears
– overall responsibility for:
·        
Reporting arrears to Relationship Managers
·        
Processing arrears and payment defaults on IFS
·        
In charge of monitoring arrears outstanding
·        
Responsible for the collection of arrears
·        
Manage and drive the business growth through
execution and implementation of the country strategy for Global Corporates
& Business banking
·        
Identify and engage all stakeholders, role players
and industry forums to understand changes to strategy, regulations and markets
·        
Deliver sustainable improvements in sales
performance in line with strategic plans of the Corporate Bank through customer
retention, acquisition and leveraging the potential of existing customer base
2.
Sales, Service and Customer Relationship Management:  (40%)
Managing
and leading customer relationships
·        
Managing all Asset Finance customer relationships,
dealing with issues proactively and reactively
·        
Working in close cooperation with Relationship
Teams, to provide a world-class Asset Finance offering to customers
·        
Managing dealer and supplier relationships
·        
Making product presentations to prospective
customers
Deal
structuring
·        
Supporting Relationship Teams, structuring deals
according to tax position to best advantage the Bank and customers
·        
The incumbent will negotiate transactions with
customers
Sales
·        
Delivering excellence in sales, developing new leads
from outside the Bank
·        
Using the existing corporate network to maximise
sales to Bank customers
·        
Performing to plans as agreed, to drive
profitability and increase market share
·        
Developing the profile of Asset Finance in Uganda
·        
The incumbent will be responsible for developing and
maintaining a leads database
·        
Achieving the Asset Finance targets set for the
entire country
·        
Steering the growth of the Asset Finance book from
time to time as agreed upon by the Business Strategy team
Liaison
with Relationship Teams
·        
Support Corporate and Business Teams in the
development and implementation of new Asset Finance products and services
·        
Hosting customer meetings to sell Asset Finance, to
ensure maximum taxation and structuring benefits are achieved
·        
Responsible for training and development, coaching
of corporate staff to ensure awareness of Asset Finance
Relationship
building:
·        
Building strong working relationships across the
business, both internally and externally
·        
Work closely with staff at all levels up to Managing
Director
·        
Building relationships with KBIs to encourage sales
of the product set
3.
Risk Management: 10%
·        
In charge of managing the portfolio of the Asset
Finance Unit, ensuring that risk profiles (book mix) are managed by sales of
the correct products within approved risk management criteria
·        
Working closely with the Risk and Relationship Teams
in drafting credit applications
·        
Ensure only quality and profitable business is
generated, in line with credit and risk guidelines and manage the effective
marketing within the country by sales and marketing staff. Drive the
maintenance of high levels of customer interaction with existing and potential
customers and other role players within the market
·        
Lead relationship manager on key client names
·        
Ensure, through sales management and staff, the
retention of top clients through the provision of appropriate customer
solutions within risk and pricing parameters. Country  client co-ordination and proactive client
solutioning (responding to RfPs) and execution
·        
The incumbent must understand client requirements or
opportunities and assists in providing innovative local solutions to clients
·        
Build strong working relationships with internal
stakeholders across the Barclays networks. This includes having a good
understanding of Cash Management, Debt, Trade and FX solutions, as well as KYC,
Compliance and Legal
·        
Take full accountability of the Sector’s budgets set
for the financial year and the achievement of the budget by formulating action
plans which provide clear direction to staff and ensuring achievement of plans
·        
Assist with client annual business reviews
·        
Work closely with the Corporate Director & Head
of Business Banking in driving and delivering business performance in the
country
4.
People Management: 10%
Staff
management
·        
Provide a point of leadership for Asset Finance operations
·        
Coach, develop and motivate staff in the Asset
Finance Unit
·        
Performance management of Asset Finance Unit staff
·        
While the team is not large, the ultimate
responsibility of the role holder is substantial
Training
& development
·        
Responsibility for training and development for
Asset Finance Unit staff
·        
Ensure that processes, control requirements and risk
management frameworks that impact the area are documented, understood and
implemented by all members of the team.
·        
Work closely with Team Members to achieve
sustainable business performance through continuous people development and
mentoring activities.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The Head of Commercial Asset Finance should have
adequate qualifications to execute the aforementioned duties and
responsibilities
·        
Excellent numerical skills
·        
Excellent sales and relationship management skills
·        
Strong communication skills
·        
Good leadership skills
·        
Good negotiation and structuring
·        
Good risk assessment skills
·        
Computer proficiency in MS Office especially Word
and Excel (spreadsheet building)
·        
Broad knowledge and understanding of taxation and
VAT in Uganda
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: barclays.uganda@barclays.com
Deadline: 
3rd September, 2015
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