Pipeline 2018: Area Head
Barclays Africa Group Limited
Johannesburg, ZA
9d ago


  • The appointment will be made in line with the Absa Employment equity strategy
  • Preference will be given to South African Citizens and Permanent residents of South Africa with proof of permanent resident status
  • Education and Experience Required

  • A minimum of a B.Com Degree or an equivalent NQF level 7 qualification
  • Post Graduate qualification preferred
  • 5-8 years' retail banking experience that includes management responsibilities, strong team leadership & risk management
  • Multiple branch / location management experience
  • Overall Responsibility and Accountability

  • The Area Head is responsible for the leadership of a defined number of branches within a Region.
  • Owning & delivering on all performance targets for the allocated area within the region (Full Accountability)
  • Identify, develop and grow the business in the defined area growth includes sales growth, financial performance, customer attraction and retention (service), brand reputation, credibility and awareness (reputation) and community (Citizenship)
  • Leveraging local market knowledge and a local market mind-set, managing and taking accountability for area performance by identifying and capitalising on market opportunities to deliver multi-
  • channel customer experience and cross product growth

  • Identifying and building local market relationships ensuring Absa is positioned as a credible business partner in the local market
  • Actively scan for and pursue market opportunities for the area
  • Responsible for cross business engagements at an area level to ensure cross business collaboration and coordinated external market representation.
  • Ensure area relevant issues escalation
  • Ensure efficient and effective resource planning that delivers on both customer & financial business objectives
  • Implement regional business plans and actively coach branch teams toward successful implementation of plans at branch level
  • Actively growing and developing branch teams to continuously and competitively improve sales and service delivery & community development across the defined areas within the region
  • Deliver a strong and aligned customer & employee experience in the local market that creates an attractive value proposition for talent to join our organization
  • Knowledge & Skills Required

  • Business Planning
  • Regulatory (including legal, risk and compliance)
  • Capacity Planning & Strategic Workforce Planning
  • Financial Management
  • Product & Retail Banking
  • Sales & Sales Management
  • Performance Monitoring / Scorecard
  • Customer
  • Competitor analysis and insights
  • Competencies Required

  • Working with People
  • Entrepreneurial and Commercial Thinking
  • Persuading and Influencing
  • Adapting and Responding to Change
  • Deciding and Initiating action
  • Leading and supervising
  • Relating and networking
  • Presenting and communicating information
  • Apply
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