In line with enhancing career progression of staff and to support business growth, we seek to recruit a qualified, experienced, self-driven, highly motivated and passionate candidate to fill the following position in Food & Agriculture Sector.

FOOD & AGRICULTURE SPECIALIST

Job Purpose:

.Reporting to the Agriculture Sector Leader and being responsible for implementation of the growth strategy of the Agriculture sector at Equity Bank (K) Itd.

• Involved in developing agribusiness growth strategies for the agriculture sector and meeting the set targets set by the sector strategy at Head office

Prospecting for new SMAE

businesses or high net worth clients

in the agriculture sector

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• Participating in presentations to clients, partnership and marketing drives and other relationship management activities

. Customer service management as part of relationship building and actively responsible to the management of existing clients

Key duties & responsibilities for the new staff.

• Proactively map the allocated sectors and develop commercial approach for F&A department.

Continually identify opportunities under the sector of specialty and develop strategy to mine from such opportunities.

Identify & enroll new F&A Business clients under specific F&A sectors allocated.

• Build the capacity of all staff in the Bank to understand the allocated sectors and how to mine and manage those sectors’ businesses

Jointly with branch management,

develop business cases for F&A

client within the sector of specialty

and support on Relationship

Management for such clients • Perform due diligence and preliminary credit appraisal for F&A business within the allocated

sector(s) during onboarding Present credit business cases to F&A credit analysis team for allocated sectors

Growth of F&A business lines within the sectors of specialization;

1. Deposits

2. Loan book

3. Treasury

4. Trade finance

5. Insurance

6. Payments & payroll management

• Keep updated new developments

within the allocated F&A sectors

• Organize and participate in F&A business forums and events

Qualifications

Desired academic & professional qualifications.

Holder of a Degree in agricultural

economics/agriculture/agribusiness, Food sciences/technology, agriculture finance or related field.
• Professional background in Accounting, Finance, Financial Analysis and/or Economics will be an added advantage

• Proof of specific Agricultural Sector specialization

• At least six (6) years of relevant experience in the sector of specialization three (3) of which must be in technical level of the sector and three in mid- to senior management level within the sector.

• Experience in delivering high quality economic and technical analysis, research advice on specific F&A sector in support of the Bank’s business growth and development,

. Competence in the use of standard.

Microsoft Office applications (Word,

Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Sector

analysis tools, etc.).

Excellent communication skills

Skills/ experience required.

Self-motivated

Strong interpersonal skills

• Desire to succeed

Confident, commercial and outgoing • Demonstrated ability to analyse and

solve problems • Demonstrated ability to work with

minimum supervision

. Commitment to working with Agriculture based segment of the economy

• Flexibility to work in different geographical locations and to frequently travel.

• Previous experience in a similar working environment will be an added advantage

Employee Type: Regular Job
Level: Manager
Schedule: Full-time
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