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Recours 4 Kenya
KENYA
Full Time


Jumia is the leading pan-Africa e-commerce platform. Founded in 2012, Jumia’s mission is to improve the quality of everyday life in Africa by leveraging technology to deliver innovative, convenient and affordable online services to consumers, while helping businesses grow as they use our platform to reach and serve consumers.

Our platforms consist of our marketplace, which connects sellers with consumers, our logistics service, which enables the shipment and delivery of packages from sellers to consumers, and our payment service, which facilitates transactions among participants active on our platform in selected markets. Through our online platforms, consumers can access a wide range of physical and digital goods and services, fashion, electronics, beauty products and also hotel and flight bookings or restaurant delivery.

With over 3,000 employees in 14 countries spanning across 6 African regions, Jumia is led by top talented leaders offering a great mix of local and international talents and is backed by very high-profile shareholders. Jumia is committed to creating sustainable impact for Africa. Jumia offers unique opportunities in a vibrant and booming environment, creating new jobs, new skills, and empowering a new generation. We are looking for talented people with a passion for Africa to join our team and embark on our exciting journey!

1.Head of Commercial Planning

What’s this job all about?

The Head of Commercial Planning manages and coordinates the work of the commercial planning team. Interacting with all the departments and C-Levels internally, the Head of Commercial Planning is playing a key role within the company, driving performance, leading commercial planning and delivering data driven commercial analysis.

Taking the lead of the commercial strategic orientation and the responsibility for delivering the Business Plan, the Head of Commercial Planning will bring an exceptional growth for the sales value & volume, the margin and the conversion rate. She / He will be responsible for the decisions she / he makes and will monitor her / his performance.

The Head of Commercial Planning will be responsible for delivering a world-class customer experience and ensuring Jumia becomes the most beloved shopping destination for Africans, thanks to the right assortment, the best prices, addictive promotions and the most innovative merchandizing strategies.

The main challenges are described as below:

Main Responsibilities 

  • Managing a team of Commercial Planners and Merchandizer ensuring the team is properly structured, motivated and performing.
  • Delivering growth, ensuring pro-active turn around plans leveraging on the power of the marketplace, bringing direction, feedback and support to the whole commercial team.
  • Ensuring all Jumia websites always have for the customer, the right products at the best price, at the right position.
  • Being within Jumia leadership, an early adopter, a leading ambassador and a relentless missionary of Jumia’s strategic commercial orientation.
  • Understanding all your market segments, vendors and customers, bringing valuable insights and convictions to support your data driven commercial recommendations.
  • Building analysis, flying high and diving deep, to ensure smart reporting on the performance of the categories, leading to action oriented recommendations.
  • Owning the merchandising of our websites, optimizing the placement of our products to deliver on every levels of Jumia’s strategy.
  • Working seamlessly with all departments (Commercial, Marketing, Onsite, Operations), enabling decision making, problem solving and ensuring laser focus execution.
  • Leading massive and complex commercial operations and project management initiatives, coordinating effectively cross functions initiatives.
  • Constantly working toward improving and simplifying our tools.

Required Skills

  • 7+ years’ experience in Retail / FMCG, 5+ years’ experience in consulting (BCG, Bain, McKinsey), 5+ years’ experience in ecommerce (Amazon, Alibaba, etc.)
  • Top 1% Business / Engineering Schools and Universities
  • Action oriented and performance driven
  • Strong management and inter-personal skills
  • Strong analytical and data management skills
  • Ability to anticipate, structure and organize
  • Well organized and very detail oriented
  • Resistant to stress
  • Autonomous
  • Finding simple solutions to complex problems

We Offer

  • A unique experience in an entrepreneurial, yet structured environment
  • A unique opportunity to help build & shape a growing African ecommerce giant
  • The opportunity to become part of a highly professional and dynamic team
  • Unparalleled personal and professional growth (our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders for our future internet ventures).

2.Head of Category Mobiles and Tablets
What’s this job all about?

As a Head of Category Mobiles and Tablets at Jumia, you will be responsible for designing and implementing the strategy of the category. You will be accountable for the most important of Jumia KPIs i.e growth and profitability.

This position is currently one of the positions where Jumia Group is investing the most to grow the pool of talent. We expect the best performers to be the next wave of CCOs, MDs and Category Directors across the group.

You will focus on one or several categories, managing c-levels end-to-end relationship for our top brands and vendors. From the very essence of commercial, operations or even co-organization of Jumia key commercial events. Your scope will provide you with all levers to drive your categories toward the right direction. This position justifies a high exposure to Managing Directors, CCO up to Jumia CEOs.

The main challenges are described as below:

Main Responsibilities

  • Building strong link with C-Levels and account managers of our top brands and vendors. You should justify of a flawless understanding of the entire ecosystem as well as a tremendous network. You will be the only one along with country managing director & CCO to represent Jumia in front of those key accounts
  • Driving the growth by ensuring we have the right products at the right prices
  • Making sure your accounts are matching key operational KPIs (out of stock and time for having the products ready to ship).
  • Ensuring we anticipate sourcing through brand product roadmaps as well as we replenish fast enough missing strategic assortment.
  • On-boarding 100% of your account’s products available
  • Organizing key commercial events such as Black Friday, Jumia Anniversary, etc.
  • Building business plan for your category (ies) to ensure we grow them in a structured way. Those BP will be presented to Jumia local CEO & CCO as well as Jumia Group CCO

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Strong commercial skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • Great capacity to handle high stake negotiations
  • Structured and organized
  • Good with tools (excel & PPT, Salesforce.com would be a plus)
  • Resistant to stress
  • Strong inter-personal skills: Convince the people and your team that you are making the right decisions
  • Great ability to work in a fast paced and competitive environment
  • Flawless English communication
  • Experience over 6+ years either in FMCG, tier 1 retail groups, top banking & consulting companies
  • Top Engineering, Business Schools & Universities (top 5 of your field for your country)
  • Proficiency in MS Office and google tools
  • Familiar with relationship management tools

We Offer

  • A unique experience in an entrepreneurial, yet structured environment
  • A unique opportunity to help build & shape a growing African ecommerce giant
  • The opportunity to become part of a highly professional and dynamic team
  • Unparalleled personal and professional growth (our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders for our future internet ventures).

Method of Application

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