Debt Manager Needed At Absa

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Job SummaryTo provide specialist advise & support in the maintenance & analysis of banking activities & initiatives in order to provide accurate reports & information to relevant stakeholders, through the execution of predefined objectives as per agreed SOPs.

Job Description

Debt Manager

Job Purpose

Execute strategy for the business through originating, structuring, and executing loan transactions in Kenya. Work closely with and support Absa businesses in country.

Key Accountabilities:

Transaction Management

  • Work with VPs on team to originate, structure and execute transactions in-country and in the region whilst demonstrating key business competencies.
  • Support regional Debt hubs and in country businesses.
  • Contribute to the maintenance and development of client relationships through the origination of value-added, creative ideas and solutions.
  • Set clear direction for projects and deal teams by establishing and communicating realistic goals and timelines and ensuring effective execution.
  • Drive transaction origination; focuses on revenue-generating opportunities.

Risk Management

  • Ensure that processes, control requirements and risk management frameworks that impact the area are implemented.
  • Ensure full understanding of all compliance requirements and call for the area’s Compliance Officer to conduct briefing sessions if gaps are identified.
  • Ensure that all regulatory requirements are adhered to.
  • Understand and adhere to governance and compliance policies and procedures. Demonstrate sound judgment and act in accordance with responsible risk management principles.
  • Escalate identified issues in a timely manner to management. Where applicable, demonstrate awareness and understanding of the relevant control principles and is committed to applying them to working practices as required.
  • Act with integrity in all dealings with internal and external stakeholders. Build sustainable relationships with clients based on transparency and honesty.

Business Management

  • Contribute to the development of business unit strategy.
  • Deliver agreed targets and take accountability for the overall achievement of performance objectives in the business area.
  • Perform within agreed SLAs with infrastructure.

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Cultivate relationships with ‘high priority/largest fee paying’ clients.
  • Proactively develop relationships with key stakeholders internal and external
  • Build and develop relationships across the firm with various stakeholders with the intention of breaking down silos to maximise business growth.

Education and Experience Required

  • Relevant Front Office banking experience
  • Bachelor’s degree

Preferred Experience

  • Min 3 years relevant experience
  • Experience in structuring, negotiating transactions, financial modelling is key.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Minimum business skills as per attached to include:
  • Loan product knowledge.
  • Presentation skills


  • Deciding and initiating action
  • Learning and researching
  • Entrepreneurial and commercial thinking
  • Relating and networking
  • Adapting and responding to change
  • Persuading and influencing
  • Creating and innovating

***Application Deadline – 24th July 2023***


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