About Jumia:

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 5,000 employees in more than 10 countries in Africa, 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. 


About the role:

The Category Analyst is the owner of the P&L of his managed categories. 

As part of his job, the Category Analyst will have to show a great expertise of his categories with a great knowledge of the dynamics of the market.

The Category Analyst will be interacting mostly with Account Managers at Jumia. He is responsible for defining the assortment strategy, ensuring that key products are always available with the best market prices.

The Category Analyst will be working on identifying consumer insights in order to unlock growth. He will be responsible for defining and steering the promotional campaign covering his categories.

Based on his expertise, the Category Analyst will also be the owner of allocating of the key sellers that are leading his category.


  • Steer the full P&L of the category and performance of key JBP
  • Leading the commercial plan and taking an active role in the definition and execution of Jumia’s category strategy. 
  • Understanding the market, vendors, and customers to bring valuable insights and convictions to support your data driven commercial recommendations. 
  • Monitoring daily performance to achieve present targets and objectives. 
  • Delivering smart reporting on the performance/KPIs across multiple markets leading to action-oriented recommendations including:
    • Building reports from large data sets to provide key insights for the teams.
    • Building detailed monthly projections and allocations at category level. 
  • 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-functional initiatives. 
  • Constantly working toward improving and simplifying our tools and processes

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Action and results oriented. 
  • Very strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to analyze large data sets to make strategic decisions.
  • Strong interpersonal skills: ability to convince the people and your team that you are making the right decisions and recommendations to drive the business. 
  • Fast learner and well organized. 
  • Resistant to stress: strong ability to work under pressure to deliver results in short deadlines
  • Very independent with a strong ability to go further than the expectations.

We Offer 

  • A unique experience in an entrepreneurial, yet structured environment
  • A unique opportunity of having strong impact in building the African ecommerce sector
  • The opportunity to become part of a highly professional and dynamic team
  • An unparalleled personal and professional growth as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders 

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