Category Developer Home & Appliances -Jumia (Full Time)

  • Jumia
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Feb 10, 2019
Full Time Management Consultancy

Job Description

Category Developer Home & Appliances -Jumia (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!

What's this job all about?

As a Category Developer at Jumia, you will be expected to have the ability to design and execute cross-sell and up-sell strategies to drive revenue into existing customers.

The successful candidate will identify valuable partners, negotiate and close impactful deals, commercial and strategic business agreements, and manage the growth of resulting partnerships to drive revenue growth for Jumia and its vendors.

The main challenges are described as below:

Main Responsibilities

  • Engage with the existing sellers on Jumia
  • Enhance the vendors experience & vendor satisfaction
  • Provide regular (weekly & monthly or as required) detailed activity reports.
  • Develop and grow the category
  • Organizing key commercial events such as Black Friday and Jumia Anniversary
  • Always protecting and improving the customer and seller experience
  • Building a very friendly user interface for our vendors and our customers by being deeply involved in all our Tech developments
  • Work closely with the vendor support team & after sales to facilitate the vendor operations.
  • Coordinate with other teams within the organization to ensure good operations.
  • Track and route problems and requests and document resolutions.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Attention to details.
  • Ability to work hard and handle stress.
  • Good problem solving skills.
  • Prior industry experience in FMCG, tier 1 retail groups, top banking & consulting companies is a plus.
  • Top Engineering, Business Schools & Universities (top 5 of your field for your country)
  • Proficiency in MS Office and google 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).