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  • Posted on: 10 January, 2019 Deadline: 10 January, 2019
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    Jumia is Africa’s leading internet company, with over 4,000 employees in 14 African countries. We have built winning businesses such as Jumia,  Jumia Food, Jumia Travel, Jumia Pay and Jumia Services. It is led by talented leaders with a mix of local and international experience and is backed by MTN, Millicom, Rocket Internet, Axa, Orange, Goldman Sachs & CDC.

    Founded in 2012, Jumia’s mission is to change people’s lives through the internet. We do this by building marketplaces that save customers money and time and create opportunities for vendors, and our other partners. At Jumia Ecommerce, we are building the largest & most loved shopping destination for Africans.

    Africa is home to the fastest growing economies in the world, offering huge opportunities in a vibrant and booming environment. This growth has enabled innovative businesses to flourish and this is where Jumia plays its role.

    We are looking for talented people with a passion for building businesses and for Africa, to join our team and embark on this exciting journey.

     

    Head of Category Computing

     

    The job we are offering: Head of Category (Appliances and Home, Fashion and Baby Kids and Toys, Computing) As a Head of Category 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: 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, to 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

    Key Responsibilities

    • Building strong links with C-Levels and account managers of our top brands and vendors. You should justify 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 road-maps 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 plans for your category(ies) to ensure we grow them in a structured way. Those BPs will be presented to Jumia local CEO & CCO as well as Jumia Group CCO

    Required Skills and Qualifications

    • Experience over 6+ years either in Computing, 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 (excel & PPT, Salesforce.com would be a plus)
    • Familiar with relationship management tools
    • Strong commercial skills
    • Good analytical skills
    • Great capacity to handle high stake negotiations
    • Structured and organized
    • 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

    We offer

    • A unique education in scaling new internet concepts
    • Become part of a highly professional and dynamic team working around the world
    • An unparalleled personal and professional growth as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders for our future internet ventures

    Method of Application

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