Overview

Manager– Strategic Insights and Knowledge Management

PURPOSE:

Responsible for supporting the strategy & transformation office to develop world class strategies aligned to market and economic dynamics. The Role holder will be responsible for conducting macro and micro economic research to support the strategic choices taken by the Bank and Group. The role holder will work with other stakeholders to define key trends in our operating environment that are likely to impact our strategic priorities.

The Role holder will also support in building the corporate profile of I&M by supporting the Investor relations team.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leading the research process and consolidation of research in Financial Services and economic issues important to Kenya and the key markets where we play as well as their policy and business implications.
Leading the monitoring and collation of key economic data covering the globe, Africa and our key markets into suitably organized information to inform and guide the Bank’s Strategy.
Leading the conduct of cutting-edge research in economics that will initially be consumed by the bank but with the potential for commercialization.
Leading the production of regular reports which monitor developments in global and regional economic landscape as well as the Bank’s key markets and products, risk-based sector and country reports and providing timely analyses on their likely impact on our target countries and the Bank’s operations.
Work jointly with the Innovation tribe to conduct market analysis to support product development. Will act as an eye for the organization on product trends across the market.
In future, the role holder may be expected to support in the development and dissemination of best practice and or economic material that will contribute to building the bank’s profile.
Support the Investor Relations team to build the profile of I&M Group
Any other duties as may be assigned by Senior Management.

 

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATOR

Quality and usefulness of insights provided and adopted.
Frequency of Reports
Knowledge and Experience

At least 5 years’ experience in management consulting or private equity space
Degree in Finance or Economics
Ability to translate data into useful insights for strategic decision making
Strong analytical and numerical skills
Effective communicator & good relationship management skills
Excellent negotiation and influencing skills
Good interpretation and decision-making ability

MODE OF APPLICATION

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About I&M Bank

I&M Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of I&M Holdings Limited, a publicly quoted company at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE). The bank possesses a rich heritage in banking. Started in 1974, it evolved from a community financial institution to a publicly listed major regional commercial bank offering a full range of corporate and retail banking services, 35 branches in Kenya and international operations in 3 other countries. I&M Bank is a dominant player in the Kenyan market that has been consistently growing, and is innovative in terms of the type and range of products and services it offers. CDC Group plc, a development finance institution wholly owned by the government of the United Kingdom owns approximately 10.68% of I&M Holdings, the holding company of I&M Bank Ltd. In addition, I&M Bank has a technical support agreement with International Finance Corporation for staff training, product development and risk management. I&M Bank also enjoys medium term foreign currency credit facilities from European Development Financial Institutions - Proparco, DEG and FMO. I&M Bank’s international correspondent banks include major multinational banks such as Bank One Ltd, Citibank NA, CommerzBank AG, Deutsche Bank AG, ICICI Limited Mumbai, Mashreq Bank PLC, Standard Bank of South Africa and Standard Chartered Bank NY. I&M Bank’s international network includes Bank One Limited (Mauritius), I&M Bank Tanzania Limited and I&M Bank Rwanda Specialties Banking Services, Commercial Banking, Asset Finance, Mobile Banking, Internet Banking, Investment Management Services, Diaspora Banking, Credit / Debit / Prepaid cards, Wealth Management