About Jumia:

Jumia believes that technology has the potential to transform everyday life in Africa for the better. Jumia was built to help consumers access millions of goods and services conveniently and at the best prices while opening up a new way for sellers to reach consumers and grow their businesses.

Listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in 2019, Jumia is the leading e-commerce company in Africa, operating in 11 countries. The Jumia platform consists of a marketplace, which connects sellers with consumers, a logistics service, which enables the shipment and delivery of packages from sellers to consumers, and a payment service, JumiaPay, which offers a safe and easy solution to facilitate online payment transactions. The company offers goods across a broad range of categories, such as phones and electronics, home appliances, fast-moving consumer goods, fashion and beauty.

Jumia in Porto

At Jumia Porto Tech Center we boast over 16 different nationalities. We have around 350 employees from several business areas, from IT, to Finance, to HR. The IT team represents 75% of it, so as you can see we are a major tech company, and as a Tech company, we share an innovative spirit. At Jumia PTC you will work under the most updated technologies and work methodologies. We are great fans of Agile philosophy and we aim to keep things simple but smart. Also, for Jumia, technology relates with improvement for our world. We see technology as something we need to put purpose into. Our mission is to leverage technology to improve everyday life in Africa and we do it  by delivering convenient and affordable online services to consumers, helping them fulfill basic everyday needs. And while we’re present in Africa, we get to take African economy online, helping small and large businesses grow and reach new consumers. This is what drives our day to day decisions. :)

We are looking for great people to join our amazing teams and celebrate our achievements. At Jumia we work hard, but we do Tech With Purpose!

Are you eager to work in a great team and share knowledge? Do you like problem analysis and solving? Do you have a solution oriented and proactive attitude? Jumia Porto Tech Center is for you!

What you will be doing

Product Strategy and Vision:

  • Define and communicate a compelling product vision and strategy that aligns with company goals and market trends
  • Lead the development of product roadmaps, prioritizing features and initiatives based on customer needs, market opportunities, and business priorities
  • Drive consensus among stakeholders and ensure alignment on product direction and priorities

Cross-functional Leadership:

  • Lead cross-functional teams, including engineering, design, marketing, and sales, to execute product initiatives and deliver successful outcomes
  • Foster a collaborative and inclusive team culture, promoting transparency, accountability, and continuous improvement
  • Mentor and coach junior product managers, providing guidance and support to help them grow in their roles

Market and User Research:

  • Conduct market research and competitive analysis to identify market trends, customer needs, and opportunities for innovation
  • Gather and analyze user feedback, behavior, and metrics to inform product decisions and prioritize feature development
  • Stay informed about industry developments and emerging technologies relevant to the product domain

Product Development and Execution:

  • Manage the end-to-end product development process, from concept to launch, ensuring timely delivery of high-quality products
  • Collaborate with engineering teams to define technical requirements, prioritize features, and plan sprints and releases
  • Work closely with design teams to create intuitive and user-friendly product experiences that delight customers

Product Performance and Optimization:

  • Define key product metrics and KPIs to measure product success and track progress towards strategic goals
  • Analyze product performance data and user feedback to identify opportunities for optimization and enhancement
  • Conduct experiments, A/B tests, and usability studies to validate hypotheses and drive iterative improvements

Stakeholder Management and Communication:

  • Communicate product updates, milestones, and priorities to stakeholders, including executives, team members, and customers
  • Facilitate cross-functional collaboration and alignment by maintaining open lines of communication and managing expectations
  • Present product strategies and roadmaps to internal and external audiences, soliciting feedback and incorporating input into product planning

What we are looking for

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field. Master's degree or MBA is a plus
  • 5+ years of experience in Product Management, with a track record of successfully launching and managing products
  • Demonstrated leadership and mentoring skills, with experience leading cross-functional teams and mentoring junior product managers
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills, with the ability to translate business objectives into actionable product plans
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and collaborate effectively with stakeholders at all levels
  • English proficiency
  • Deep understanding of Product Management methodologies, tools, and best practices
  • Experience working in agile development environments and familiarity with agile methodologies (e.g., Scrum, Kanban)
  • Proficiency in Product Management tools and software (e.g., Jira, Confluence) and Microsoft Office suite

We Offer:

  • A unique experience in an entrepreneurial, yet structured environment
  • A unique opportunity of having strong impact in building the African e-commerce 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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