Nov 03, 2017

Branch Manager

  • Barclays Africa Group Limited
  • Absa bank, George, South Africa
Full time Banking Management

Job Description

Absa is an employer of choice represented in 12 African countries.  The organisation is vibrant, human, smart and committed with open communication channels.  We put people at the centre of what we do, therefore our relationships with colleagues and clients are not separate activities, but part of the bigger business picture and our drive to become the bank of the future. It is no coincidence that our business are inspired and informed by our central purpose which is ‘helping people achieve their ambitions – in the right way’.
What’s in it for the successful candidate?

    Challenging work that makes a difference to people
    Clear leadership and an open, values-driven culture.
    Opportunities for learning and personal growth.
    The tools, teamwork and support you need to do a great job.
    Recognition of your potential and reward for your contribution.
    Assistance to build the career that is right for you.

More about the role:

Reporting to the Area Head, the Branch Manager is responsible for leading a specified branch within an Area with regards to customer service and profit.
Key Responsibilities

    Delivering on all performance targets for the allocated branch (end to end accountability across scorecard elements)
    Manage commercial, sales and service agenda for the branch by leveraging market understanding and digital banking priorities to provide input into target setting and business planning processes
    Drive Customer Experience within the Branch
    Identify opportunities for business growth within the branch, across the area and across channels outside of the branch network e.g. self-service channels, external sales
    Identify opportunities across business units (product lines) and on identified opportunities
    Identify and integrate risk in the branch by managing and integrating the day to day operations and identifying operational risk issues and opportunities for improvement, acting on these in a timely manner to deliver against key metrics of service, productivity (cost to serve), conduct etc.
    Manage effective resource / capacity planning and a multiskilling plan and approach for the branch that ensures a consistent balance between service, delivery and cost to serve
    Facilitate collaboration between team members and across the customer network to effectively deliver on market opportunities presented for multichannel and cross product line growth in the interests of One Absa
    Coach sales and service teams towards the effective delivery of branch performance and service excellence targets
    Create a high performance culture and high engagement work environment within the branch leveraging routine and effective coaching for performance techniques
    Actively engage customers and community by effectively building networks & network engagement routines


It is more important than ever to attract people who have the right skills, values and behaviours to take our business forward.  If you comply with the requirements below, this opportunity may be for you.

    Leading and Supervising
    Persuading and Influencing
    Entrepreneurial & Commercial thinking
    Deciding and Initiating Action
    Planning & Organising
    Adopting and responding to Change

Education and Experience required

    A minimum of a B Comm Degree or an equivalent NQF level 6 qualification
    FAIS Compliant (Qualification and Regulatory Examinations passed)
    Post Graduate qualification is preferred
    5-8 years' retail banking experience that includes management responsibilities, strong team leadership and risk management
    Branch/location management experience is preferred
    Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and the Internet
    No criminal record
    Preference will be given to South African Citizens and Permanent residents of South Africa with proof of permanent resident status


The appointment will be made in line with the Absa Employment Equity and Transformation strategy.

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