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This banking group is one of the leading financial services institutions in Nigeria. Headquartered in Lagos, this publicly listed banking group has over 2,500 employees, 220 branches in Nigeria, and offices in UK and South Africa. With over 5 million customers, this banking group offers retail banking, corporate banking and investment banking services to large corporations, small and medium enterprises, as well as individuals. This banking group aims to be the premier financial services group of African origin through providing world-class financial services and products, a customer-driven focus, and constant innovation. However, this is only one aspect of this banking group’s identity, as they also strive to be the best place to work on the continent. This bank is aggressively expanding their digital presence both internally through processes, and externally through new product launches and distribution channels. To succeed in this journey, the bank is seeking innovative professionals across the Group, with the ability to use technology to drive business growth and commercial success. 


This banking group are seeking new Innovation Leaders to join their team. Working collaboratively with project teams across the organisation, you will identify innovative opportunities and drive the execution of new initiatives. You will support the design, development, and execution of innovation projects to enable the bank to continue to deliver superior and sustainable returns. These initiatives will include the innovation of new products, processes, new business models and marketing/distribution innovation. There are many good ideas flying around within the bank, and the team require a group of people to take charge, move ideas forward, and translate these good ideas into value for their customers.


Role Responsibilities:

  • Work with project teams to identify opportunities behind ideas and create radically new products, process improvement, service and distribution concepts etc.
  • Discover new ways to improve functional or organisational effectiveness
  • Solve technical or operational problems


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  • 6+ years experience in a related field, such as management consulting; project management; financial advisory; consulting; Fintech strategy experience
  • Degree educated - Bachelors degree, minimum
  • Professional Competencies:
    • Rigor in analysis
    • Strong bias for execution
    • Operational knowledge
    • Ability to coordinate multiple functions
    • Sense of urgency created by a strong desire to go to market
    • Speed in decision making
    • Project Planning & Control
  • Behavioural Competencies:
    • A high degree of passion for innovation
    • Tech Savvy
    • Entrepreneurial Mind
    • Extreme openness to new ideas
    • Insatiable curiosity about the outside world
    • Willingness to experiment and learn
    • Good leadership potentials
    • Good work ethics
    • Strong EPIC values


  • Globally competitive salary
  • Unique opportunity to be an innovator in one of Nigeria's leading corporations


About First City Monument Bank

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