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. 

 

Objective:

The Head of Third-Party Logistics (3PL) will ensure on time delivery and pickups through 3rd Party Logistics providers as per agreed Service levels. You will also be managing 3rd party Logistics providers as required by and demand of delivery and pick up of Jumia shipments.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Formulate a set of SLAs and Processes for the 3rd Party Logistics providers as per the requirement and load from time to time.
  • Managing 3rd party Logistics providers as per SLAs
  • Managing cost of delivery through 3PL vendors
  • Partner with 3PL vendors to identify and resolve issues in their delivery processes to ensure best performance for Jumia deliveries.
  • Structure and conduct analysis on 3PL performance data available to monitor and track performance.
  • Monitoring the performance of all 3rd party service providers on processes related to customer experience in SCM like timely delivery, completion of data entry to ensure data availability as agreed, return pick up and any process related to a customer’s experience.
  • Manage 3PL vendor portfolio by:
  • Constantly monitoring and evaluating vendor performance relative to each other to decide volumes and coverage areas given to each vendor.
  • Constantly keep new service providers in the pipeline to enhance the benchmark of services to customer.
  • Regular audit of data on deliveries and return pickups.
  • Mitigate any likely risks in SCM Processes / Practices and Customer Experience.
  • Regular and consistent feedback activities / mechanisms to ascertain the services levels of 3rd Party Logistics providers and encourage improvements.
  • Reiterate on Values of Jumia at all levels.

 

Qualification & Experience:

  • 8+ years’ experience in Logistics managing 3rd party logistics partners.
  • Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent work experience (an MBA will be a plus)
  • Strong analytical skills, managing and tracking KPI dashboards.
  • Customer Service/Account Management
  • Should have experience in SCM in online or offline retail formats / FMCG companies.
  • Should have experience in vendor management and have handled teams

 

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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