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Who We Are: Jumia is the largest online retail store in Africa with over 100,000 unique visitors a day, buying everything from Fashion to Phones. Founded in 2012 in Nigeria, Jumia's mission is to revolutionize the concept of shopping by providing customers with the best online shopping experience.

Jumia is part of Africa Internet Group, a leading global incubator of startups specialised in e-commerce. Africa Internet Group is Africa's leading internet firm, with already over 3,000 employees in over 20 African countries and huge successes such as,,,, and 

It is led by top talented leaders offering a great mix of local and international talents and is backed by MTN, Millicom and Rocket Internet.

Africa is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, offering excellent opportunities in a vibrant and booming environment. Its economic growth has enabled innovative businesses to flourish and this is where Africa Internet Group steps in.

Job Description: Category Management Associate (Catman)
Job Description:
 Responsible for delivering a world-class customer experience thanks to the right assortment, a perfect online ergonomics, the best prices and the most innovative marketing campaigns.

Taking the lead on the category strategic orientation, the Category Management Associate will have to bring an exceptional growth for the sales volume, the margin and the conversion rate. 

He will be responsible for the decisions he makes and will have to monitor his performance.

Your position as Cat Man Associate entails:
  • Delivering a strategy for future growth by building the most pertinent assortment of products, asking the buyer teams to follow up on your instructions
  • Increasing the gross margin by being responsible for Jumia’s price position and asking the buyer teams to renegotiate the costs on strategic brands, categories and products
  • Meeting the main suppliers
  • Building a very friendly user interface, working closely with the shop management teams (marketing) – It includes the creation of banners, new filters, enhancing the category tree, selecting the products you want to see at the top of the page, etc.
  • Establishing plans that will be presented to the top management on the strategic decision you make (which price point do we target for this category, which marketing strategy I want to implement, which products do I want to source, what will be the upcoming best sellers).
  • Managing all the replenishment and inventory tools for stock monitoring
  • Creating campaigns and deciding through which marketing channel you will push them
  • As a whole, you have to identify and to promote the best sellers that will lead the market and strengthen Jumia’s position as the leader of online retail
Qualification & Skills
  • Degree from top Business Schools and Universities
  • A previous experience in management consulting, venture capital, company creation or category management (retail) would be appreciated
  • Proficiency in MS Office and Excel (VBA would be plus)
  • Ability to analyse large data sets to make strategic decisions
  • Action oriented and results oriented
  • Strong analytical skill
  • Strong inter-personal skills: Convince the people and your team that you are making the right decisions
  • Fast learner
  • Well organized
  • Resistant to the stress
  • Very independent with a strong ability to go further than the expectations
As a whole, we expect someone passionate, creative and able to work efficiently. The Category Management Associate is the CEO of his category and is playing a key role within the company, interacting with roughly all the departments and the top management. We expect a leader.

Head of Buying Operations 
Job Description: 

  • Monitoring and analysing all Marketplace activity
  • Driving Marketplace growth by on-boarding and training the new suppliers on the seller platform
  • Following-up with existing Marketplace sellers and building a long-lasting relationship
  • Overseeing account management to ensure sellers grow to become active and independent
  • Monitoring Seller Support Team activity, to ensure sellers can consistently achieve their KPIs
  • Co-ordinating with other departments:
  1. Work with Operations team to monitor Marketplace orders
  2. Work with Production team for the upload of the products online
  3. Liaise with IT to ensure a good functioning of the Marketplace platform and internal systems
  4. Team up with Vendor managers and Category Managers to aid in commercial aspects of the business
  5. Follow up with Finance for payments and finance reconciliation
Qualification & Skills
  • Degree in Engineering/ Business/ Project Management/ Purchasing & Supply
  • At least 2 years in a process oriented Capacity
  • Excellent experience dealing with local & international suppliers
  • Knowledge of the retail industry
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Smart and able to think on ones feet
What we Offer
  • A unique education in scaling new internet concepts
  • Become part of a highly professional and dynamic team working around the world
Please send your resume to:  on or before the 1st of April indicating the Job Title on your Email Subject. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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