Senior Manager; Food and Agri Research (FAR) at NMB Bank | April 2024

Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Job Location : Head Office
Job Purpose:
The Senior Manager for Food and Agri-Research (FAR) will oversee and manage all activities within the Food and Agri-Research unit ensuring efficient and effective execution of thought-leading research projects aimed at enhancing agribusiness financing inside the bank.
The incumbent will play a key role in driving sustainable growth and maximizing the banks impact in agricultural finance and investment.

Main Responsibilities:
Strategic Planning – Develop and implement strategic plans to support the growth of agribusiness within the bank, identifying opportunities for market expansion, product development, and client engagement.
Research and Analysis – Lead research initiatives from inception to completion to assess market trends, industry dynamics, and emerging opportunities in the agricultural sector, providing insights to inform strategic decision-making.
Risk Management – Assess and manage risks associated with agricultural lending and investment activities, developing strategies to mitigate credit, market, and operational risks effectively.
Market Intelligence – Monitor industry developments, competitive landscape, and regulatory changes affecting the agricultural sector, providing regular updates and insights to senior management and relevant stakeholders.
Partnership Development – Cultivate strategic partnerships with key stakeholders in the agricultural value chain, including government agencies, industry associations, research institutions, and agricultural enterprises, to enhance collaboration and promote shared objectives.
Profiling – Lead the representation of NMBs efforts and initiatives in agribusiness financing at pertinent stakeholder events, both locally and internationally.
Product Development – Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design and launch innovative financial products and services tailored to the needs of agribusiness clients in respective Agri-value chains.
Team Leadership – Provide leadership, guidance, and mentorship to research staff, fostering a collaborative and innovative research environment for easy succession.

Knowledge and Skills:
Sound knowledge and understanding of Food and Agribusiness sector.
Proven experience in research, with a track record of managing research teams and projects.
Experience navigating large and complex organizations, including gaining access to key executives and stakeholders, and successfully managing relationship building dynamics and processes.
Demonstrate strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
Excellent presentation skills that encompass clear, compelling communications
Demonstrated passion for research related projects.
Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective relationships with diverse stakeholders.
Proficiency in relevant software and tools for data analysis (Basic Excel and Power-point skills are an added advantage)
Qualifications and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness, Economics, Statistics, Actuarial Science, or related fields; Masters in Economics or Agribusiness is preferred but not essential
5 to 7 years of experience in Research, Consultancy, Business Development, Project management or Food and Agri Banking.

NMB Bank Plc is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and achieving gender balanced workforce.
Female candidates and people living with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

NMB Bank Plc does not charge any fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Job opening date : 23-Apr-2024
Job closing date : 07-May-2024