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

As Country Manager for Senegal, you will,

  • Drive overall top line and profitability development
  •  P&L ownership
  • Develop strategic development plans to drive the growth of emerging verticals; as well as other opportunities for scalability and growth
  • Maintain strong relations and partnerships with the wider ecosystem: strategic brands, vendors, logistics partners and regulatory bodies
  • Deliver measurable results linked to the project you are in charge of,  ensure regular reporting of your actions and results and drive activity analysis
  • Manage the team efficiency and cohesion and create an unparalleled environment for your team’s development and happiness
  • Lead and coach the next generation of leaders to inculcate the next phase of a high-performance culture that drives scale, impact and opportunity across Jumia Senegal


Requirements for the role

  • Strong experience (minimum >8 years) in managing complex projects / objectives / business units / functions
  • Strong local knowledge and deep understanding of consumers
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Developed management and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage multiple teams efficiently
  • Hands-on & results oriented
  • Highly organized
  • Independent and entrepreneurial, yet confident in working in a matrix organization
  • Long-term strategic mindset


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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