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Equity Bank Kenya    |   Nairobi, Kenya   |   Log in or register to see the closing date

Head of Derivatives Sales

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Sales, marketing, promotion
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary


• Graduate degree from a well-recognized University with a Bias to a Business related field or Marketing
• Expert knowledge; exhibits an exceptional degree of ingenuity, creativity and resourcefulness.
• Excellent business acumen and strategic thinking
Key Critical Competencies
• High level negotiation to get new and additional business
• Preparation of various reports including customized client proposals according to the client’s need
• Coordination with various key departments for delivery of seamless service to clients
• Competitor and Industry analysis - actively review and monitor competitor product offerings and monitor industry trends


• Building the banks treasury derivative sales capabilities in all the subsidiaries

• Designing policies to guide the operations and establishment of a Treasury derivative sales desk.
• Writing the appropriate board approval papers and credit limit approval papers needed for authorization to undertake derivative trades.
• Identifying end engaging clients on uptake of treasury derivative products.
• Liaising with the Treasury Sales and Corporate banking relationship managers in identifying and selling derivative products to clients.
• Ensuring that the synergy between the FX sales traders, FX interbank traders is achieved when selling derivative products.
• Ensuring that the target budget for derivative sales is achieved and surpassed every year.
• Liaising with legal department, finance, and treasury operations e.t.c, to ensure that the derivative trades are appropriately booked.
• Ensuring that client appropriateness before selling derivatives is assessed.
• Ensuring that all the legal documentation protecting the bank’s interest is signed by the clients before engaging in derivative trades.
• Ensuring that there is appropriate supervision of the derivative sales trader.
• Ensuring that the derivative sales unit has the appropriate systems and technology to undertake its functions.
• Liaising with compliance, market risk and credit risk departments to ensure that the bank does not miss-sale derivative products to clients.
• Providing leadership and a differentiated thinking in making sure that the bank takes a leadership position in derivative sales in the Africa region.
• Developing banking partnerships with large offshore banks which will enable the bank offset any derivative positions.
• Ensuring the bank does not run any derivative positions in its balance sheet and that all derivative trades are done on a back-to-back basis with other banks.
• Reporting any issues in the derivatives sales unit to the Group Director of Treasury

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Sales, marketing, promotion
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Compliance; Credit handling; Customer service; Risk analysis; Direct sales; Sales performance tracking and reporting; Sales strategy
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Equity Bank Kenya

Banking, microfinance, insuranceCompany size: 1000+ people

Equity Bank Kenya Limited, is a financial services provider headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. It is licensed as a commercial bank, by the Central Bank of Kenya, the central bank and national banking regulator.

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