Nov 03, 2017

Manager Planning

  • Barclays Africa Group Limited
  • Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Full time Banking Management

Job Description

To manage and maintain the detail of the 5 year network optimisation plan as proposed and updated by the branch placement team across all regions in South Africa.
To maintain, update and publish the new development schedule of all new retail developments as well as refurbished centres, with instructions to leasing pertaining to branch and/or ATM placement across South Africa.
To act as liaison between network planning and placement department and CRES leasing team and manage the lease renewal diary with special instructions from the branch and ATM placement teams.
To act as liaison between network planning and placement department, project management office and regional operations teams in the execution of network optimisation projects.
Maintain the network planning status dashboards and regularly report on all metrics required by the retail and business bank investment council.
Work with the manager branch placement to balance network optimisation projects to available capex budget within any given financial year.
Preparation of the RBB Investment Council pack that’s presented at the monthly RBB Investment Council, this also includes documentation of decisions made during this session in the form of minutes and distributing thereof.
    Ensure a database schedule of past and planned branch optimisation projects is maintained and regularly updated.
    Work with the location intelligence team to ensure that all required attribute fields on past and planned projects are accurate and updated including project types, strategic motivations, branch VI, actual capex spend, estimated budget and project dates.
    Ensure an efficient reporting capability on past and future network optimisation projects.
    Receive and document all proposed new developments including key descriptive attributes and relevant dates from developers and leasing partners.
    Facilitate monthly meetings with Branch and ATM placement managers to scrutinise new developments and make principal decisions around further investigation for Branch or ATM placement.
    Ensure all placement decisions regarding new developments and subsequent instructions to placement and leasing are documented.
    Ensure follow-up where decisions are made to investigate branch and ATM placement.
    Collaborate with key stakeholders across the value chain to ensure that changes in the network optimisation plan is communicated and changes pulled through into the projects office’s schedule.
    Ensure that project scheduling i.e. BO, start on site, hand-over and opening dates are optimal and agreed between the key stakeholders.
    Ensure branch activation proposals, time-lines and open & closure notices are distributed timeously to all relevant stakeholders.
    Facilitate regular meetings between network planning and leasing to discuss upcoming lease renewals within the context of network optimisation.
    Ensure lease renewal diaries are up to date, circulated to the placement team and that proposed lease actions are received from placement specialists and documented.
    Document lease renewal terms and special instructions issued from the network planning to the leasing team.
    Follow-up regularly on the status of lease renewal instructions and concluded leases.
    Maintain, continuously improve and publish monthly reports on progress made on network optimisation including projects approved and planned, capex committed and planned and optimisation metrics against targets.
    Assist the manager branch placement in the preparation of the investment council agenda packs.
    Attend the investment council, record and publish minutes of network optimisation issues discussed and business cases approved.
    Support the head network planning with ad-hoc planning task requests as directed.

Education and Experience Required
    3 year B-Commerce or equivalent qualification would be an advantage.
    Management training would be an advantage.
    Computer skills – intermediate to advanced use of MS Office suite and Geographic Information Systems.
    Preferred 2-3 years branch banking experience.
    Preferred 2-3 years branch operational support experience
    Required 3 – 5 years network planning experience.

    Planning and Organising
    Information management and reporting
    Stakeholder management and networking
    Persuading and Influencing
    Presenting and communicating information
    Delivering results and meeting customer expectations
    Adapting and responding to change

    The appointment will be made in line with the Divisional Employment Equity strategy

Minimum Requirements
    No criminal record

Preferred Requirements
    Preference will be given to South African Citizens and Permanent residents of South Africa in possession of proof of permanent resident status

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