Head of International Sales & Distribution

Ecobank Nigeria

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Ecobank Development Corporation (Ecobank Capital) is the investment banking and securities trading company of Ecobank Transnational Inc., the Pan African financial institution with banking and financial services operations across 34 countries in Africa, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. We operate across 5 regional offices in Africa namely: Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Cameroun and Ivory Coast. 

Ref No: 

  • 18000016

Reports to

  • Group Head, Securities Wealth & Asset Management (SWAM)

Job Purpose

  • To sell securities products such as DCM/Private Placement across all countries in Ecobank footprint by implementing sales plans and supervising country sales managers.
  • To be in charge of International Distribution efforts for securities transactions (primary placement, capital raising, secondary market sales, balance sheet sell down, and others)

Key Responsibilities

Sales (DCM/Private Placement)

  • Determines annual sales plans by implementing marketing strategies.
  • Establishes sales objectives by forecasting and developing annual sales targets for countries; projecting expected sales volume and profit for existing and new products.
  • Implements sales programs by developing field sales action plans.
  • Maintains sales volume, product mix by keeping current with market potential, changing trends, economic indicators, and competitors.
  • Works closely with country sales managers on achieving sales targets.
  • Maintains sales staff results by counseling and disciplining sales managers; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.
  • Contributes personally to team effort by accomplishing personal sales targets.

Distribution:

  • Fully involved in the CIB Distribution Vertical
  • Works closely with Securities Business to distribute all transactions (primary and secondary) with Internal (Ecobank affiliates) or External investors (Banks and Non-Bank Financial Institutions).
  • Partner with Investment Banking business in syndication and distribution efforts for all transactions
  • Assist Corporate Bank for all syndication/secondary sales/balance sheet sell-down efforts.

Selection Criteria

  • Meeting Sales Goals, Negotiation, Selling to Customer Needs, Motivation for Sales, Sales Planning, Building Relationships, Coaching, Managing Processes, Market Knowledge, Developing Budgets, Staffing.
  • Ability to proactively manage and motivate sales staff.
  • Understanding of sales cycles and customer service and the ability to transfer that knowledge into business plans.
  • Ability to develop benchmarks and measurements that will support the business plan.
  • Understanding of the Securities and Banking industry, product knowledge, investment management, and client-service strategies.

Job Requirement:

  • A strong track record gained including a minimum of 7-10 years' business development experience in Securities & Asset Management business and/or within Financial Institutions (FI) departments in the banking industry.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and a sales-oriented character.
  • Good academic background, minimum university degree or equivalent qualification.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken French and English.
  • Think like an entrepreneur - Action driven
  • Earn the client's trust and act with Integrity
  • Make-It-happen and Can-Do attitude

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Summary

Company

Ecobank Nigeria

Job Level

Manager (Staff Supervisor/Head of Department)

Location

Lagos

Specialization

Sales/Business Development and Building Design/Architecture

Job Type

Full-Time

Minimum Qualification

Degree

Preferred Years of Experience

7 - 10 years

Application Deadline

Today