Job at Stanbic IBTC Bank: Team Leader, Customer Service – South West

Stanbic IBTC Bank is a leading African banking group focused on emerging markets globally. It has been a mainstay of South Africa's financial system for 150 years, and now spans 16 countries across the African continent.Standard Bank is a firm believer in technical innovation, to help us guarantee exceptional client service and leading edge financial solutions. Our growing global success reflects our commitment to the latest solutions, the best people, and a uniquely flexible and vibrant working culture. To help us drive our success into the future, we are looking for resourceful individuals to join our dedicated team at our offices.We are recruiting to fill the following positions below: Job Title: Team Leader, Customer Service - South WestLocations: Oyo, Ogun, Ondo, Ekiti, Kwara, OsunJob Purpose Lead and supervise the Enquiries, Service Consultants and Frontline Support teams in order to meet and exceed customer service expectations in the Service zone.Where necessary direct customers to the correct department and/or migrate to more appropriate channels.Maintain a high level of integrity and ethical standards.Key Responsibilities/AccountabilitiesCustomer Service: Ensure that subordinates provide customers with appropriate information and services.Ensure that subordinates provide customers with exceptional service in the Service Express zone.Initiate steps to resolve issues/problems affecting customer service timeously, where issues are referred by subordinates or identified by the incumbent.Ensure identification of opportunities to cross-sell products and services and pass leads to the relevant sales departments.Ensure correct scheduling of staff to meet customer demands by using Branch Scheduling Tool (BST)In cases that have been escalated, refer customers to the correct department or migrate to a more appropriate, cost-effective channel, e.g. self-service banking.For complaints that have been referred to the incumbent by subordinates, listen to, empathise with and pacify irate customers by swiftly resolving their problems/complaints or when this is not possible referring queries/complaints to the appropriate area and follow up on referrals to ensure satisfactory resolution.Ensure workload fit is achieved.People Management: Lead the Service Express zone team in the provision of excellent service, providing guidance and coaching where necessary.Monitor service levels provided and initiate appropriate steps to address any concerns or below standard service.Identify and address staff training and development issues.Legislative Compliance: Conduct a needs analysis to identify customer needs effectively when opening new accounts or giving product advice, in line with Financial Advisory and Intermediary Service Act licence categories.Complete disclosure to the customers in terms of accreditation, service fees, and commission.Ensure proper record keeping in terms of Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act as well as the Financial Intelligence Centre Act and National Credit Act requirements.Key Performance Measures Prompt and efficient service, indicated by number of customer complaints in respect of service provided.An effective and motivated team – subordinate feedback.Queuing times within agreed standards.Turn-around times adhered to.Compliance with procedures.Accurate documentation.Positive findings of Internal Audit and compliance reports.Achievement of Sales Budgets that have been set for staff in the Express Service zone.Important Relationships Build and maintain successful relationships with new and existing customersBuild and maintain good working relationships with frontline and sales staff, other team leaders and management within the branch and in other business units in order to ensure smooth resolution of customer queries and referrals.Problem Solving, Planning and Decision Making: Deal with a wide range of queries from customers taking into account the customers requirements as well as the bank’s operational limitations.Problems tend to be operational issues that do not have set solutions and have been referred by either the Service Consultant or the Express Enquiries Officers, they typically require substantial work experience and knowledge to find the correct solution.In the case of complaints or difficult situations that are not clear-cut, incumbent recommends appropriate action to management, taking the individual customer history and circumstances into account.Works within laid down policy, procedures, system parameters and internal controls. 

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