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Corporate Salesperson At Citibank Nigeria Limited

Date Posted: 27/Oct/2016
Deadline: Not Specified

Citi has been doing business in Nigeria since 1984. The bank formerly operated under the name Nigeria International Bank Limited, but was renamed to Citibank Nigeria Limited (Citi Nigeria) in 2008 to fully align with Citi's global brand and identity.

The bank has a strategic business focus in Nigeria specializing mainly in Corporate Banking and servicing mostly corporate clients. Citi Nigeria offers a broad range of services, including global transaction services, sales and trading, corporate finance and investment banking services to corporate and commercial customers, financial institutions (including other banks) and public sector organizations.

Job Title: Corporate Salesperson

Job ID 16071874

Job Description
Job Purpose:

  • Ensuring that coverage benchmarks are met for assigned customer names
  • Nurture client relationships. Support RMs to devise and develop treasury based solutions to meet corporate clients’ needs
  • Ensure Citi remains in the dominant position in the market by leveraging on the Citi brand, product depth and professionalism
  • Focus on the ecommerce business with a view to embedding the CitiFX Pulse product with corporate clients, and increasing revenue and volumes across online modules.
  • Ensuring that all internal process and requirements that relate to customer acquisition and transaction processing are efficiently managed.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for originating ideas, working closely with the relationship managers and regional product specialists to deliver value added products and services to key priority customers of the bank
  • Ensure that Citi remains in the dominant position in the FICC business in this market by leveraging on the Citi brand, product depth and professionalism, while guiding the introduction of new products to the market to add depth, breadth and future revenue streams for the business
  • Formulate and implement all short and medium term strategies for the sales of structured solutions to key priority bank customers. Generate fresh trade ideas, arising out of an understanding of bank customer exposures and implement and sell products to mitigate these.
  • Ensure that all derivative sales practices meet all Citi standards and comply with local regulations and guidelines, this includes suitability and appropriateness testing of derivatives customers
  • Focus on the ecommerce business with a view to embedding the Citi treasury product with corporate clients, and increasing revenue and volumes across the foreign exchange, money market and subscription modules.
  • Support RMs to devise and develop treasury based solutions to meet corporate clients’ needs.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all back office operations are seamless through to the regional booking center, to ensure that all derivative and structured product sales are captured and monitored appropriately on regional trade and credit systems.

Business Relationships:

  • RMs/Corporate Finance for marketing structured product ideas to key customers.
  • Trading Teams to place customer orders in the market
  • Regional hubs for structured sales support and introduction of trade ideas in this market
  • Back and middle office to ensure appropriate booking, measurement and compliance with regulations as they relate to derivatives sales


  • Direct marketing of large priority  customers to identify exposure and sell derivative ideas
  • Liaising with customers and Corporate finance teams to embed hedge solutions in Corporate Finance Pitches
  • Customers both on and offshore will rely on the sales team for market analysis, forecasts and trends

Person Specification

  • University Undergraduate Degree
  • Relevant Professional Qualification e.g. CFA, ACA, MBA etc.
  • Candidate must be numeric with proven analytic skills, decisive, quick thinking and have high energy levels and drive
  • Strong organizational skills and must be able to multitask
  • Must be highly motivated and have a very competitive nature.
  • Strong communication skills (both written & verbal)
  • Strong knowledge of markets, local regulations and CBN guideline
  • Strong knowledge of Citi operational processes and an understanding of market risk policy and limit monitoring 

Operating Environment:
This is a tough operating environment with strict local regulations that limit the introduction of more sophisticated products
Counterparts are limited with stiff competition from banks, necessitating the need for product differentiation.

Exceptional candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered for the role provided they have the necessary skills and experience.

Valuing Diversity:
Demonstrates an appreciation of a diverse workforce. Appreciates differences in style or perspective and uses differences to add value to decisions or actions and organisational success.

Citi is an Equal Opportunities Employer
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: No

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