First Bank of Nigeria Limited Job Recruitment

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First Bank of Nigeria Limited (FirstBank) is Nigeria’s largest financial services institution by total assets and gross earnings. With more than 10 million customer accounts, FirstBank has over 750 branches providing a comprehensive range of retail and corporate financial services. The Bank has international presence through its subsidiaries, FBN Bank (UK) Limited in London and Paris, FBNBank DRC, FBNBank Ghana, FBNBank Gambia, FBNBank Guinea, FBNBank Sierra-Leone and FBNBank Senegal, as well as its Representative Offices in Johannesburg, Beijing and Abu Dhabi.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

Job Title: Project Team Lead

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Job Identification: 124
Location: Lagos

Job Objective(s)

  • Lead the day to day execution of a project while guiding and developing individual team members.
  • Make important contributions to the analysis, design, and implementation of business performance approaches, developing tailor-made solutions and working closely with internal project stakeholders to ensure positive impact and sustainable results
  • To be first point of contact, and ensure that Corporate Transformation interactions and collaborations with our internal customers are strong, productive and enduring.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • To develop work plans and manage multiple project work streams to support the implementation of strategic objectives, within budget and within the agreed timelines.
  • Identify and validate key business requirements for assigned workstreams
  • Estimate the resources (human, financial and technical) needed to achieve goals.
  • Analyze business data to assess situations, assigning tasks to team members, and problem-solving when issues arise.
  • Ensure adequate documentation and record keeping for project activities
  • Document standard processes to ensure consistency in execution in line with agreed timelines
  • Develop a Business Readiness and Change Management Plan to disseminate information to all stakeholders throughout the Project life cycle for assigned work streams
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to all stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion
  • Provide solutions, improvements and take corrective action on challenges that may arise
  • Identify and manage dependencies and critical path.
  • Ensuring that required approvals are obtained and that adequate documentation is maintained for all project expenditures
  • Helping solve end-user problems and managing financial aspects of contracts
  • Ensuring contract terms and conditions are met and that contracts are carried out according to agreed terms
  • Assist the engagement team in analyzing engagement data to identify incorrect coding, excessive time and expense items
  • Monitor and track project milestones and deliverables, and provide reports on a periodic basis.
  • Proactively manage changes in assigned Project scope, identify potential crisis, risks, devise contingency plans to provide solutions and take corrective action.
  • Develop presentations, reports and provide briefings on assigned tasks
  • Provide engagement management support to assigned Project sponsors, including project set-up, managing key performance indicators, and monitoring investment

Qualities:

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  • Ability to manage relationships with internal and external customers
  • Ability to make objective and well-informed decisions; perceive the impact and implication of decisions
  • Ability to show flexibility – open to change and adapt behavior or work methods in response to new information or unexpected obstacles
  • Ability to implement best practices and tools for Project execution and management
  • Ability to efficiently conduct analysis and produce high quality insights
  • Ability to ensure full adoption and sustainability of project initiatives
  • Proficient in MS Office and CRM/project management software
  • Excellent verbal and written communication abilities
  • Solid functional knowledge, including but not limited to the Bank’s key transformation pillars and capabilities which include Customer & Innovation, Operations Improvement, Organization and People and Process and Enterprise IT
  • Exceptional analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated leadership ability in a team environment
  • Initiative taker, eager to break new ground, create opportunities for others
  • Willingness to take personal risks – as seen through leadership roles – in work environment and extracurricular activities
  • Ability to work effectively with people at all levels in an organization
  • Strong time management and organizational skills, detail oriented with the ability to work on multiple concurrent assignments
  • Ability to be proactive in day-to-day interactions, formulate solutions to problems and work in a fast-paced environment; travel may be required

Job Requirements
Education:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree, with a minimum grade of 2.2
  • Project Management certification will be an added advantage

Experience:

  • Minimum of five years of banking experience, covering a range of functional areas
  • Experience with managing transformation, change management or other strategic projects
  • Experience with Program Management Office or Project Management Office desirable
  • Supervisory or leadership experience.

Application Closing Date
9th April, 2021.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Category Manager

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Location: Lagos

Job Objective (s)

  • To develop and implement a category management approach and strategy in line with the Bank’s Procurement Strategy.
  • To drive strategic category sourcing, procurement and internal stakeholder management activities in a bid to deliver total cost of ownership savings for procurement categories.
  • To ensure efficient implementation of the Bank’s expenditure budget (CAPEX and OPEX) for category related procurement.

Duties & Responsibilities

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  • Develop and implement category management strategies utilizing an end-to-end value chain approach to increase market competitiveness and sustain ongoing category improvements
  • Maintain deep category expertise through understanding and application of industry developments, marketplace trends, emerging technology, new techniques, leading practices, and shared experiences
  • Plan category related procurement activities for the financial year and periodically review category spend to identify and pursue strategic sourcing and demand management opportunities
  • Ensure compliance to the Bank’s Procurement Policy for procurement categories and activities  
  • Develop and maintain a Category Sourcing Plan to coordinate sourcing and contract management activities
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to implement and monitor category sourcing and supply plan for the various categories to ensure appropriate alignment and customer satisfaction
  • Lead cross-functional sourcing teams during sourcing events and negotiations for applicable categories to ensure best value with regard to pricing and quality
  • Oversee execution of procurement purchases utilizing an end-to-end value chain approach
  • Drive development of sustainable partnerships with strategic suppliers for procurement related categories
  • Active involvement in the contractor / vendor pre-qualification process for approved category related projects
  • Manage influence-able spend via demand management and flagging of maverick spend to ensure costs are managed properly under procurement related categories
  • Ensure adherence to defined parameters for quality assurance of goods / services received as well as the escalation route for complaints / rejection
  • Prepare and review periodic reports of trend analysis for category spend
  • Identify and drive implementation of procurement process improvements related to the category
  • Develop impact assessments and analyses based on internal market forecasts and internal requirements, external benchmarking studies and / or market trends including, but not limited to, future spend opportunities, category risks, and supplier sustainability
  • Conduct periodic appraisal of supplier performance to validate ability of suppliers to meet defined standards and rate suppliers accordingly
  • Develop and implement appropriate reporting and monitoring mechanisms that clearly highlight cost savings achieved by category / supplier
  • Support achievement of procurement performance objectives
  • Support in analysis and preparation of Executive Management reports and Board papers on procurement spend, cost savings and ongoing projects as required
  • Supervise and provide leadership direction for Category Specialists and Procurement Analysts
  • Undertake any other responsibilities as requested by the Head of Department, in accordance with the scope and responsibilities of the role
  • Comply with the principles and policies in the Information Security Hand book of the Bank

Job Requirements
Education:

  • Minimum Education:  A good first degree in any discipline from a reputable institution.
  • Higher Degrees / Professional Certifications (an added advantage).

Experience:

  • Minimum experience:  8 years’ relevant experience.

Application Closing Date
4th April, 2021.

How to Apply
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Job Title: Finance Business Partner Lead

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Job Identification: 139
Loaction: Lagos

Job Description
The Business Partner Lead‘s responsibilities are to:

  • Maintain an accurate, creditable and reliable MIS (Management Information System) system for the SBU performance reporting and ensure the integrity of account segmentation & ownership
  • Monitor and review the SBUs performance against budget, historical trend, and competition, provide appropriate insight to support required action and make recommendations for business improvement
  • Deliver all performance reports and analytics required to monitor the BU performance, across channels, products, customers, locations etc.
  • Facilitate periodic performance review sessions in the business areas overseen
  • Drive and implement budgetary control and cost optimization initiatives
  • Support the SBUs in crafting, defending and cascading their budgets and forecasts
  • Support the establishment of clear, fair and measurable performance metrics, targets and accountabilities for all functions in the area of oversight
  • Facilitate engagements on scorecards and other performance initiatives.
  • Deliver periodic individual performance reports using Balanced Scorecard framework and resolve all issues arising from Scorecards, MIS and Budget within the BUs
  • Identify and drive processes for efficiency improvement and provide decision support to the Group Executives in the SBUs as may be required from time to time
  • Any other responsibilities as may be assigned by Head, BPM.

Qualifications

  • A finance professional with minimum 15 years’ experience, including at least 5 years in a similar managerial role. FCA, CFA or similar professional qualifications will be advantageous.

Application Closing Date
5th April, 2021.

How to Apply
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Job Title: Program Manager

Job Identification: 123
Location: Lagos

Job Objective(s)

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  • Drive the implementation of strategies and  focus on the business readiness, business alignment, solution adoption and sustainability side of organizational change, including changes to business processes, systems and technology, job roles and organization structures.
  • Drive faster adoption, higher ultimate utilization and proficiency with the changes that impact employees. These improvements  are expected to increase benefit realization, value creation, ROI and the achievement of results and outcomes.

Qualities:

  • Ability to think analytically and see the big picture from small perspectives.
  • Ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal
  • Ability to understand the importance of aligning engagement and communication messages with what people care about and the problem they are trying to solve
  • A solid understanding of how people go through a change and the change process
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships
  • Problem solving and root cause identification skill
  • Ability to create original ideas to simplify complex concepts, breaking large efforts into small pieces in order to make the end results more attainable.
  • Excellent active listening skills
  • Must be a team player and able to work collaboratively with and through others
  • Flexible and adaptable to work in ambiguous situations
  • Experience and knowledge of change management principles, methodologies and tools
  • Ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences
  • Familiarity with project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle
  • Ability to influence stakeholders across all levels and move towards a common vision/goal
  • Ability to facilitate focus sessions for specific issues

Job Requirements
Education:

  • Minimum Education: First degree in related discipline, Higher Degrees/Professional Certification (Project Management/Change Management), etc .

Experience:

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  • Minimum experience –  10-years relevant experience in the Banking or other relevant Industry
  • Experience with large-scale organizational change efforts

Application Closing Date
9th April, 2021.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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