Overview

Lead Generator

Job Summary

To achieve agreed targets in line with the business objectives through pro-active selling of all the bank’s product and provision of excellent customer service

Job Description

SALES TO RETAIL CUSOTMERS    

Deliver exceptional sales performance by identifying and meeting customer needs                     through selling & cross selling of all Absa Bank Retail products and services.
Provide direct “hands on” sales support (quality lead generation and effective follow-up)         to generate and convert quality leads into sales.
Participate in specific product campaigns by ensuring that the products are explained to customers.
Agree, meet and exceed targets for specific sales campaigns.
Maintain own sales performance statistics for management information usage.
Own and manage personal products & channel sales targets to contribute towards the direct sales objectives and targets.
Refer to the appropriate area of delivery for specialist product help or advise (e.g. Schemes or Mortgage) when uncertain about the product delivery or application process.  Respond directly to the customer.
Complete account opening documentation together with customers and submit to Line Manager for review before submitting to operations for processing.
When selling loans to Retail customers, complete the financial analysis and statement review on customer accounts.  Where customers do not meet the minimum criteria, advise the customer verbally or in writing as the customer requires.  Report such denials to the Line Manager on a daily basis.
Call customers when their accounts have been opened and provide the customer with contact information for the branch at which their account is held.
CUSTOMER SERVICE   

Own customer queries and complaints around account opening, loans and card applications and resolve in a timely manner.  Escalate any unresolved queries, or queries not resolved in a short period of time to the Line Manager.
Build relationships with internal service providers (Operations and the KYC Helpdesk) to ensure a quick turnaround time of escalated queries and complaints.
Advise customers as soon as new loans are approved and encourage draw-downs on the new loans
Open scheme loan accounts referred by the Scheme Loans Relationship Managers

OPERATIONAL RIGOUR, COMPLIANCE AND CONTROLS 

“Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with regulatory requirements, Enterprise Wide Risk Management Framework and internal Absa Policies and Policy Standards. Understand and manage risks and risk events (incidents) relevant to the role.”

Ensure accuracy of each new account application, loan document, Barclaycard application and all other customer documents. Lead Generators (LGs) are held personally accountable for accuracy and quality of these and supporting documents that they complete and submit.
Achieve operational rigor excellence in all aspects of procedures and processes personally undertaken to ensure green audit.
Follow the Retail end to end account opening ensuring new accounts are authorized and KYC compliant. Escalate any items that exceed the agreed service level time lines or where there are unresolved KYC requirements, to the Line Manager.
Comply with general Absa operational risk & rigor requirements e.g. Health & Safety standards and security of premises, KYC and anti-money laundering regulations.

CONTRIBUTE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE TEAM 

Share knowledge and experience with other Lead Generators in the team.
Provide cover for other Lead Generators in case of excessive workload or absence.
Deputize for the Line Manager whenever required.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT           

Agree annual performance objectives with the Sales Manager, including specific sales targets.
Pursue continued improvement in personal development by participating in development programs and training.

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About Absa Bank Limited

Absa Bank Limited (Absa) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group Limited. Absa offers personal and business banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking, wealth and investment management as well as bancassurance. Barclays Africa Group Limited is 62.3% owned by Barclays Bank PLC and is listed on the JSE Limited. The Group is one of Africa’s major financial services providers offering personal and business banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking, wealth and investment management as well as bancassurance. The Group was formed through combining Absa Group Limited and Barclays’ African operations on 31 July 2013. Reflecting the enlarged group’s pan-African focus, the Group's name changed from Absa Group Limited, to Barclays Africa Group Limited on 2 August 2013. Registered head offices are in South Africa and the Group has majority stakes in banks in Botswana, Ghana,Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania (Barclays Bank Tanzania and National Bank of Commerce), Uganda and Zambia. The Group has representative offices in Namibia and Nigeria, as well as bancassurance operations in Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa and Zambia. Barclays Bank Kenya and Barclays Bank Botswana continue to be listed on their respective stock exchanges.Barclays Bank PLC has operations in Egypt and Zimbabwe, which are part of the African business and continue to be run by Barclays Africa Group’s management