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Consumer Credit Specialist At Safaricom Kenya – APPLY NOW

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND , MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience6 years
  • LocationNairobi
  • Job FieldProduct Management 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Reporting to the Credit Tribe Lead, the Consumer Credit Specialist will be responsible for leading the development of Consumer Credit propositions, identifying potential consumer products and services, conducting market research; generating product requirements; determining specifications, pricing, and go to market planning for assigned consumer credit products and services. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Insights, Research and Analysis

  • Determine customers’ needs and desires by specifying the research needed to obtain market information.
  • Articulate market requirements, consumer trends and opportunities. 
  • Identify opportunities for product innovation and enhancements.
  • Assess and benchmark to competition, and drive market leadership through best-in-class consumer credit products and customer experience.

Product Planning and Management

  • Recommend the nature and scope of present and future consumer credit products by reviewing product specifications and requirements, appraising new product ideas and/or product changes.
  • Bring new consumer credit products to market by analyzing proposed product requirements and product development programs.
  • Define the long-term strategy of consumer credit products and create and manage product road map.
  • Prepare market requirement documents and product use cases to drive product activity.
  • Work with commercial team to develop pricing strategies and product policies.
  • Provide technical & thought leadership throughout various stages of product lifecycle – planning, design, specification, implementation and launch.
  • Create user cases and detailed consumer credit product roadmap documents to articulate desired features and functionalities to the Consumer Credit Squads
  • Build relationships with, onboard and manage partnerships required for the execution of the consumer credit products.

Customer and End-User Support

  • Manage consumer credit product-related support, feedback, and inquiries from users.
  • Co-ordinate market research to track customer and end-user feedback.
  • Use market feedback to inform consumer credit product refinements and ongoing development.
  • Build awareness and understanding of the products across the company – be consumer credit evangelist.’

Post Launch governance 

  • Track and analyze metrics compared to industry benchmarks, publish reports on product performance, trends, and risks/opportunities for both short and long term.
  • Support teams that track and manage business case metrics and financial planning models ensuring that product delivery stays on track and on budget.
  • Monitor impact of product features on key metrics

Core competencies, knowledge and experience

Customer Obsession

  • Deepen team connection to our customers and communities.
  • Foster authentic relationships with customers and partners that build trust.
  • Explicitly take customer-centric decisions and take personal ownership to achieve results.
  • Simplify processes through digitalisation and promote a digital mindset and digital first customer experience.
  • Stay focused on the big priorities, know when to make meaningful trade-offs and demonstrate brilliant execution.

Purpose

  • Create an inspiring vision for your team to drive strategy and performance.
  • Show ambition and courage, empowering others to go beyond the plan.
  • Bold and challenge teams to reimagine how things are done.
  • Prompt new thinking and ideas by asking “what if” questions.
  • Use knowledge of the external environment (customers, partners, competition, external bodies) to identify and act on opportunities for growth at pace.

Innovation

  • Create psychological safety so everyone can have an impact.
  • Fuel innovative ideas from others and test them to enable growth.
  • Explore successes and failures with curiosity and resilience; fearlessly recognizing lessons learned.
  • Share your ongoing learning and personal purpose with others.
  • Learn fast from digital adoption, using learnings to drive simplicity, scale and efficiency.

Collaboration

  • Articulate your team’s role in making our strategy happen, prioritizing and aligning resources with current and future needs.
  • Actively collaborate to break silos and hold your team accountable to do the same.
  • Develop others to make the most of their talents and coach them to take ownership to get things done.
  • Create an inclusive environment ensuring the safety and wellbeing of others.
  • Live our Purpose and demonstrate the highest Standard of integrity.

Direct reports: 

  • Will serve as PO to the Consumer Credit squad. 

Key performance indicators

  • Adherence to set Credit Tribe business OKRs and commitments.
  • Successful roll out of new consumer credit products and services in time, and most efficient manner
  • Driving achievement of Mission budget for products in Consumer Credit
  • Optimization of existing consumer credit products and services.
  • Delivery schedule of all consumer credit products based on their priority.
  • Growth and retention of set consumer credit customers 
  • Provide guidelines and process for the implementation of reward and recognition activities. 
  • Delivery of relevant target digitization projects/Initiatives. 
  • Compliance with all relevant regulations and internal policies and procedures. KPIs could include regulatory compliance metrics, audit results, and risk management metrics.
  • Agile Maturity rating, Employee Engagement (eNPS) and Productivity.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least six (6) years’ knowledge and experience in a relevant field with at least three (3) in product management, product development, sales or business development
  • Experience in Consumer Credit within financial services.
  • Relevant Business or IT Undergraduate Degree or relevant field along with professional qualifications, or equivalent qualification(s) from a recognized institution of higher learning. 
  • MBA or relevant Master’s degree is an added advantage. 
  • Member in good standing of a recognized professional body. 
  • Superior business understanding, with the ability to leverage technology to solve business and technical issues.
  • Strong stakeholder and strategic partners acquisition skills.
  • Possess high professional and ethical standards. 
  • Be a strategic thinker with an analytical mind.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Safaricom Kenya on egjd.fa.us6.oraclecloud.com to apply

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