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  • Posted: May 4, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Absa Bank Limited (Absa) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group Limited. Absa offers personal and business banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking, wealth and investment management as well as bancassurance. Barclays Africa Group Limited is 62.3% owned by Barclays Bank PLC and is listed on the JSE Limited. The Group is one of A...
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    Digital Partnerships: Manager

    Job Description

    Partner Ecosystem

    • Support the general coordination of the Digital Partnerships Ecosystem, track matters affecting it to closure, providing regular updates to the wider DPE team
    • Identify and assess (via a desktop assessment) the suitability of potential ecosystem partners and present findings to the digital partnerships team for consideration
    • Assist with the onboarding of partners using the Salesforce platform, meeting agreed KPIs related to time taken to complete and ensuring adherence to all governance requirements

    Research and scouting

    • Execute a programme of research and scouting to identify and assess
    • leading Fintech / enterprise startups
    • best practices and new technologies
    • competitor activity
    • international trends
    • the impacts from adjacent industries (e.g. retail, telecommunications)
    • Write, edit and/or coordinate preparation of reports, briefings and presentations (e.g. desktop assessments, reporting to DIT ExCo, Digital Forum and Group ExCo); present material where required
    • Produce thought leadership material as and when required for distribution to stakeholders within our partner ecosystem

    Partner Dataset

    • Maintain the accuracy and completion of the digital partnerships dataset on Salesforce
    • Conduct annual reviews of the accuracy of the data, refreshing where required
    • Work with Head of Execution to design and have built a continuous pipeline of improvements that drive efficiencies and improvement around the management of the relationships and opportunities therein

    Reporting and Communications

    • Research, write, edit and/or coordinate preparation of reports, briefings and presentations (e.g. desktop assessments, reporting to DIT ExCo, Digital Forum and Group ExCo), to include:
    • Monitor and report on the performance of the partner accelerators/incubators against agreed objectives and KPIs
    • Prepare and distribute internal and external communications, taking steps to drive active engagement with the material and adjusting approach where required


    • Anticipate, identify, and troubleshoot issues of concern or significance; exercise discretion to provide timely information and necessary updates across multiple stakeholders
    • Be an example in all endeavours to promote an entrepreneurial culture throughout the organisation
    • Build and maintain successful working relationships with all members of the Digital Partnerships team

    Skills and Experience Required:

    • B-degree in Technology/ Finance/Mathematics/Economics/Statistics
    • 8+ years’ experience, majority FS, project management
    • Experience in programme/ portfolio management
    • Knowledge of Programme and Project Principles and approaches
    • Digital transformation experience
    • Experience working in FinTech’s/Big Technology Corporates 
    • Leadership skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Stakeholder management skills
    • Continuous learning and keeping up to date with research and trends
    • Note that we are flexible in terms of where you will be based, the role is not limited to only Gauteng, or only Cape Town


    • Bachelor`s Degrees and Advanced Diplomas: Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences (Required)
    • Absa Bank Limited is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. In compliance with the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile and add to the diversity of the Bank.

    Absa Bank Limited reserves the right not to make an appointment to the post as advertised

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Absa on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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