Job Title: SME Manager
Department: Credit
Reports to: Chief Credit Officer (CCO)
Location: Head Office

Monitoring credit portfolio growth
-  Ensure that all steps of the loan cycle are executed according to credit procedures and SME best practices
-  Ensure especially the highest standards of loan assessment, loan supervision and credit committee,
-  Monitor and analyze the SME credit team’s performance
-  Measure and evaluate the quality of the credit portfolio
-  Oversee the monitoring of arrears and the measures needed to be taken to improve recovery and ABR’s NPL level
-  Manage hand overs following the resignations, transfers, convalescence etc.
Learning and developing necessary skills for loan disbursement and customer assessment under the supervision of the Chief Credit Officer (CCO). This includes:
-  Support the CCO by assuring smooth flow of operations in the credit department
-  Assure synchronized and well-coordinated credit work-flow in coordination with the Branch Managers
-  Supervise the recruitment process of new loan officers and Credit training
-  Manage the SME loan portfolio and results
-  Report to the CCO on a regular basis regarding the credit-related issues in branches

Monitoring of procedures and update for best performance and risk management.
-  Monitoring the implementation of SME credit procedures
-  Ensure the update, implementation, and archiving procedures.
Human Resource Management
-  Coach, mentor, and train the Group Leader(s) and all other members of the SME credit team;
-  Ensure business continuity and succession planning
-  In close collaboration with the training center and HR, set criteria for promotions and implement career path for Credit SME staff.
-  In collaboration with HR, follow up the quarterly and yearly performance assessment
-  Management of SME credit staff leave in collaboration with Branch Managers, GLs and HR.

Results Expected to Achieve
-  Growth and profitability
-  Set and distribution of individual targets
-  Effective implementation of bank procedures and instructions from the Management Board.
-  SME Business Development

Education and other requirements
-  At least Bachelor degree in Management/ Finance/ Banking, or any related course; Master’s degree a plus
-  Requires a minimum 3 years of experience managing SME unit in a bank or any licensed financial institution:
o With experience managing a minimum portfolio of RWF 1 billion
o With average NPL ≤ 7%
-  Excellent knowledge of bank credit procedures and regulations
-  Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills inEnglish and Kinyarwanda, paired with organizational and time management skills
-  Good negotiating & analytic skills.
-  Quality, Quantity & Accuracy of Work: This includes meeting deadlines, keeping agreements, compliance with formalities
-  Diligence and reliability at work
-  Client Orientation: Understands client needs and concerns and responds promptly and effectively, customizes services and products appropriately
-  Business development drive and knowledge with keen strategic vision.
-  Team Work: Collaborates & cooperates with others, acknowledges others’ contributions
-  Planning and Organizing: Organization of own work, control, project planning
-  Problem Solving & Decision Making

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