Senior Product Manager – Trade Finance at KCB Bank Kenya – May 2024

Senior Product Manager – Trade Finance


  • Drive product monitoring and control of all trade finance products in liaison with Trade finance BDMs, Relationship Managers and Trade operations team.
  • Ensure implementation and cascade of all appropriate procedures in line with the requirements and process in ‘user’ units.
  • Ensure adherence to and application of established policies, processes, procedures and tools to achieve optimal efficiency, compliance and cost containment.
  • Tracking and regular review of products and channels from client feedback and market trends to increase utilization of Trade Finance products by current and prospective customers.
  • Restructuring products when necessary and Managing the restructuring process
  • Formulate effective product documentation, policies and procedures, SLA’s to effectively deliver the envisaged propositions
  • Contribute to the formulation of the sales budget/pricing process including concessions.
  • Conduct regular portfolio reviews to identify areas of improvement and develop tactical plans towards achieving set risk and compliance criteria.
  • Responsible for the implementation and adoption  of all Compliance, Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions related requirements contained in policies, procedures and processes within Trade finance department, and trade finance product audits
  • Ensure the implementation and regular review of product programme guides for all Trade Finance product sets.
  • Represent the Bank at sales forums and industry events.


  • A Bachelors’ Degree in Business Management with a bias in Commerce, Accounting, Economics or Finance
  • Possession of MBA/ MSc. in a relevant field will be an added advantage


  • Certified Documentary Credit Specialist (CDCS) or ACIB/AKIB Banking qualifications will be an added advantage.

Desired work experience:

  • At least 10 years’ experience in business management/trade finance product development & management
  • At least 4 years banking operations experience
  • Experience in leading teams
  • Critical –operational knowledge of Trade Finance products
  • Previous management experience in a sales or operational role
  • Experience in customer service and Value Chain Finance products
  • General Branch Banking Operations
  • Experience in relationship management and service delivery.
  • Proficient in Ms Office Suite – Ms Word, Power Point, Ms Excel

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