Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Daraja DTM General Manager Job in Kenya

Summary: Daraja DTM is a deposit taking microfinance which aims at supporting small enterprises to grow their businesses. 

We are  currently implimenting a strategic plan to grow into  a nation-wide network with specialist products developed for small businesses. 

We are looking to hire a General Manager to support this growth!

Reporting to the Board of Directors, you will be responsible for managing Daraja DTM in a manner that ensures the effective utilization of the organization’s resources, maximization of shareholder value and compliance to the regulatory authority. 

You will also be responsible for developing and implementing a business plan, organization of structures as outlined in the strategic plan as well as developing of operational policies, systems, processes and service standards to guarantee business growth.

Key Responsibilities

  • Serve as a key contributor to the development of a dynamic business strategy that is able to deliver sustained growth in respect to both turnover and profitability.
  • Take a lead in the staffing of the organization, ensuring that there exists the requisite skills to execute the business strategy.
  • Play a leading role in the development of a business plan that is aligned to the strategy and market requirements, set targets for team members, continually monitor performance against that plan and take action to remedy underperformance.
  • Ensure that there are appropriate systems, processes and tools, including branch operations, to support the effective execution of the company’s business operations, and ensure that these are applied consistently and are in compliance with CBK regulations
  • Stay abreast of market developments and competitor activity and ensure that the company is well positioned to compete effectively in respect to its product range and quality, pricing and in service standards.
  • Develop a keen understanding of the target market and make sure that the strategy, business plan and marketing and promotion activities address that market.
  • Set up the first branch for the organization which will serve as the model branch for all others to be opened later as per the business plan
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with the Company's key customers and ensure that they receive outstanding and consistent service.
  • A strong business driver, with a degree in business management, banking, finance or other relevant field
  • Specialized training in banking, in particular structured SME lending, micro-credit, and trade finance.
  • 8 – 10 years’ experience in the banking sector, 3 of which should have been in a branch management role
  • Thorough knowledge and experience of the banking regulatory framework
  • Proven leadership and business growth abilities
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and customer service skills
  • A strong business understanding and an appreciation of financials
How to Apply: 

Interested individuals should send their applications to the address below. 

Your application should include a covering letter that demonstrates why you are the best candidate for this position, an up-to-date CV, current and expected remuneration package, and the names and addresses of three professional referees. 

Closing date: Friday 27th September 2013
Adept Systems
Management Consultants
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100
Email: recruit@adeptsystems.co.ke

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

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