01/03 Suvrajit Ganguly
Senior Manager - HRD - East at HDFC Bank Limited

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HDFC Bank - Branch Manager - Retail Branch Banking (4-8 yrs)

Odisha Job Code: 670713

BUSINESS UNIT : Retail Branch Banking

JOB TITLE : Branch Manager

Overall Goal:

- Responsible for meeting the branch targets set and that all guidelines and regulatory requirements are followed.

- Ensuring that customers get world-class services and their needs are understood and met through financial products that the Bank has to offer.

- Responsible for managing, training and motivating staff.

- Responsible to represent HDFC bank whenever required

- So that the branch becomes the top of the mind recall amongst the customers in the catchment for all their financial needs and services, thereby ensuring that the branch also achieves the key performance parameters set

Key Result / Responsibility Areas:

1. Business Achievement and Development :

- Ensure proper scoping is done and target/niche customers identified with ACTIVE collaboration from concerned Product/Sales Support Teams

- Ensure that the targets on liability accounts, through the channel (Branch and direct sales), are met under all parameters specified :

a) Attain SB nos and values- meet number and value targets

b) Attain CA nos and values in the area- meet number and value targets

c) Cross sell FDs to the customers of the Bank and achieve number and value targets

d) There is higher penetration of FD on individual customers of the branch

e) Salary accounts and NR accounts targets are also met

- Ensure quality of sourcing is maintained and depletion rates are controlled.

- Ensure that Salary credits reach or exceed the expect Salary Credit targets

- Ensure that all managed portfolios (Preferred/Classic/Imperia, etc) are effectively managed through PB- s, RM- s, Imperia RM, IRM, Investment Advisors etc. and that set targets on each of the portfolios is reached.

- Also, BM has to ensure seamless servicing of PBG & BBG raced HNW customers in coordination with the respective PBG/BBG RM & Supervisors.

- Staff is made aware of the targets on the portfolio (Preferred/Classic/Imperia, etc), which includes Customer To Group Ratio and Income Generating Product Holding.

- Ensure that the High Networth individuals are persuaded to avail the private banking products and services (advisory, etc)

- Ensure that following customer and business reports are generated, reviewed and commitments met :

a) CRA


c) CCM Updated

- Ensure cross sell of De-Mat and HSL product and services.

- Ensure that there is cross sell to the customer on asset products as offered by the Bank.

- Ensure that the customers get credit cards and start using the same for all their transactions- credit card activation push.

- Ensure that cross sell targets on Third Party Products is met for the branch

- Ensure Staff are trained on product knowledge and requisite certifications

- Review Daily Sales Report of the staff and provide guidance on ways to improve on the same

- Penetration of Saving Accounts on non liability customers and that staff call on the marketing analytics list and take appropriate action

- Managing and monitoring performance of all the sales resources :

a) Productivity of Liability and Non Liability sales staff

- Attrition control of customers :

a) Includes persuading the customer to continue and if required renew FD- s

b) Monitor large amount movements/account closure from the deposit accounts and ensure that customer does not attrite

c) Ensure that the marketing analytics list on possible attrite is called and retained :

- Ensure that there is no revenue leakage

- Ensure that the Branch reaches its contribution targets :

a) By focusing on cost management

b) By achieving NII, cross-sell, fee and commission and other income

- Ensure that the Branch achieves its assets target.

- Periodic meeting and review with Sales Managers on the branch performance

Customer Services :

- Ensure quality sourcing of accounts by all sales staff.

- Responsible for ensuring that customers get disbursals of amount against the loan as per the new initiatives in

- Financial Inclusion that they have availed of, within TAT

- Ensure that branch offers highest quality of service to the customer and meets expected Service Quality standard

- Ensure that high volume and low value customers are managed effectively :

a) Migrated to DBC's & ensure welcome desk staff migrates maximum number of customers to Direct banking channels.

b) Ensure cross sell done as per process

- Ensure that the lobby is not crowded and time norms set by the bank are met for prompt delivery of services over the counter

- Ensure that branch has good upkeep :

a) Lobby Management

b) Cleanliness of the Branch, Housekeeping

c) Merchandising

d) Queue handling :

- Recording complaints as per the specified process

- Resolving all complaints received (self, branch, other units) within the stipulated TAT :

a) Monitor all complaints received and ensure that they are closed within TAT

b) Improve customer communication on closures

c) Check with customers if the process of complaint has been managed well

d) Ensure no escalations happen

e) Preventive complaint management

f) Asking for feedback from customers, who are not complaining

e) Discussing with staff the importance of getting feedback from customers on a regular basis

- Promoting all direct banking channels and ensuring that the customer is utilizing the same :

a) Monitor and ensure that PB and PB-WD are selling and aiding customers and are actively selling DBC services

- Ensure Band 1 / Band 2 customers are moved to higher bands.

Operations :

- Conduct internal checks on a regular basis

- Monitoring of CH 106 and CH 126 calling

- As vault custodian is responsible for all related process checks

- Joint custodian for sys-admin and setup within the branch :

a) Ensure that password sharing does not happen

b) Ensure all hygiene factors are under control.

c) Ensure all AML alrerts are investigated and responded to within TAT.

- Error free documentation for all account opening and all customer instructions (Stop payments, FD Closure, etc) :

a) Monitor and audit internally if this is being followed by all concerned sales staff

- Maintaining Tatkal kits as per laid down process

- Monitor lockers allocation and all other related operations

- Updation of LTS for the asset leads generated

a) Monitor the same for all PB- s :

- Updation of weed-out database on the portal

- Monitoring of Activation and Depletion of accounts

- Check all finware reports and action the same (CH 123, CH 167, BA 001, SM reports, ST 044, ST

Audit and Service Quality :

- Ensure all laid down system and process are followed as stipulated by Audit and Senior Management

- Monthly / Periodic Verification of Auditable items at branches

- Review of Daily Reports at branch

- Review of suspense, TOD, large transaction and suspicious transaction reporting / registers at the branch on a fortnightly basis

- Ensure Satisfactory Audit at the branch

- Ensure all Audit comments are quickly attended to and report compliance therof

- Maintenacnce of all mandatory displays and Service Quality requirements

- Ensure that 5-S norms are adhered to, maintained and sustained at all counters at the branches.

- Ensure there is NO repeat rating of - Average- or - Below Average- .

Additional Responsibilities as part of new Initiatives incorporated in Retail Branch Banking. :

1. Single City Initiative - Wbo :

- Responsible / Oversee all clearing operations at branch under Single City Initiative

2. Gold Loan :

- Responsible for generation, follow up and closure of all gold loan leads

- Help in in assayer empanelment.

- Ensure KYC complaince for all gold loans and disbursement at branch for loans within one lac

3. LAS :

- Responsible for generation of leads for LAS under Financial inclusion, follow up and closure .

- Ensure KYC compliance for all LAS loans and disbursement at branch for loans within one lac

4. Single City Initiative- FIG :

- Responsible for follow up for all leads pertaining to Single City Initiative - FIG

- Submission of offer letter to the customers for opening accounts

- Documentation of the new accounts as required by the bank

5. Remote Branch Co-ordination Model :

- Under Remote Branch co ordination model Branch Managers are being empowered to tap business at locations where dedicated RM's are not present. The following business are covered under this model

- Business banking


- Retail -Agri

- Com-fin,

The additional responsibilities under this model include :

- Lead Generation

- Customer Meeting

- Pre-sanction documents

- Processing & Sanction

- Post Sanction documentation

- Disbursement, Takeovers & Deferral Clearance

- Creation of Securities

a) Deposit of title deeds (in case of EM)

- Servicing

a) Transaction related servicing requirements

- Monitoring

a) Visits Reports (for biz.)

b) Stock Statements

Financial Inclusion :

- Ensure attendance for all DCC and SLBC meetings as required by the lead bank

- Adoption of the allocated villages and providing services to these villages are required by RBI

- Interaction with BC's wherever required for meeting the set targets

- Meeting Panchayats and local bodies for sarpanch accounts and for accounts under Financial Inclusion

Auto Loan (Proposed and under discussion) :

- In Category D centres wherein Unit Sales is very low

- Responsible for CPV at residence and office premises for all auto loan cases

- Collection of post disbursement documents

Personal Loan (Proposed and under discussion) :

- Collection Followup

- Bounce Followup

- Recovery in case of Bounce (by means of debit to the borrower's account). This can be done centrally via upload

- Information to Seniors in the Police Department

- Followup with the Seniors (SSP) post informing them about the default.

- Customer visits for followup for recovery

Staff Management :

- Ensure that all staff are adequately trained on the Products of the bank and sales process

- Ensure that all staff are trained on the process to be followed (including amendment with new circulars)

- Be aware and make staff aware of various policies of the bank with regard to customer service and compliance such as :

a) Complaint management policy - 2010

b) AML policy - 2007

c) Vigilance policy - 2009

d) Grievance redressal policy - 2009

e) Customer retention policy - 2007

f) Customer compensation policy - 2007

g) Cheque collection policy - 2007

h) Conduct monthly customer service committee meetings and record its findings

- Monitor Staff productivity and give guidance on improving the same in conjunction with the BM

- Ensure that all PB's are sent for class room training on a regular basis

- Ensure that nominated staff attend training sessions, without fail.

- Staff is encouraged to leave Branch by 7:30 p.m. daily.

Internal Interactions :

- CSE- s;

- Product representatives;

- Auditors;

- QIG Auditors;

- Merchandising Audit;

- Marketing Dept.

- WBO;

- ATM Co-ordinator;

- Admin Representatives;

- Disaster Management etc.

- CAM Channel (Current Account)

- IT Department for system related software/hardware issues

Administration :

- Approving of vendor bills

- Supervision of outsourced resources (Courier boys, Security guards etc)

- Management of off-site ATM- s

External Interactions :

- Other banks for cash requirement / offloading

- Lead bank for clearing / all banking information

- Lead Banks at SLBC for Financial Inclusion

- Liaise with Post Office / Courier for deliverables related issues

- Vendor Representatives / Supervisors;

- Insurance Sales Managers;

- Mutual Fund House Representatives;

- Police Dept.

- Income Tax Dept.

- Banking Ombudsman

- BCSBI / RBI Officials - Incognito visits

- Landlord

- Telephone Service Providers

- Electricity Service Providers

- Municipal Authorities

- Customer Service meets

- Local welfare societies for promotional activities

- Labour Office representatives

- Legal Cases

- Media

Supervision Received: Cluster Head/Zonal Head/Regional Head


- Banks Product Knowledge

- Planning and Organizing Skills

- Team Management / Interpersonal Skills

- Sales and Influencing Skills

- Communication

- Knowledge of Competition

- Awareness of Banking regulations

- Credit knowledge when required

- Good Administrator

- Good at net-working

- Ability to develop contacts in the local area


- NCFM Certification


- Internal Certification

- AMFI Certification

Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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