Monday, 8 June 2015

Jumia - Head of Buying Operations Job in Kenya

Head of Buying Operations 
Who We Are: Jumia is the largest online retail store in Africa with over 100,000 unique visitors a day, buying everything from Fashion to Phones. Founded in 2012 in Nigeria, Jumia's mission is to revolutionize the concept of shopping by providing customers with the best online shopping experience.

Jumia is part of Africa Internet Group, a leading global incubator of startups specialised in e-commerce. 

Africa Internet Group is Africa's leading internet firm, with already over 3,000 employees in over 20 African countries and huge successes such as,,,, and 

It is led by top talented leaders offering a great mix of local and international talents and is backed by MTN, Millicom and Rocket Internet.

Africa is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, offering excellent opportunities in a vibrant and booming environment. Its economic growth has enabled innovative businesses to flourish and this is where Africa Internet Group steps in.
We are currently looking for a talented individual to join our team and embark on an exciting journey under our Buying department. 

Job Description: 

  • Monitoring and analysing all Marketplace activity
  • Driving Marketplace growth by on-boarding and training the new suppliers on the seller platform
  • Following-up with existing Marketplace sellers and building a long-lasting relationship
  • Overseeing account management to ensure sellers grow to become active and independent
  • Monitoring Seller Support Team activity, to ensure sellers can consistently achieve their KPIs
  • Co-ordinating with other departments:
  1. Work with Operations team to monitor Marketplace orders
  2. Work with Production team for the upload of the products online
  3. Liaise with IT to ensure a good functioning of the Marketplace platform and internal systems
  4. Team up with Vendor managers and Category Managers to aid in commercial aspects of the business
  5. Follow up with Finance for payments and finance reconciliation
Qualification & Skills
  • Degree in Engineering/ Business/ Project Management/ Purchasing & Supply
  • At least 2 years in a process oriented Capacity
  • Excellent experience dealing with local & international suppliers
  • Knowledge of the retail industry
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Smart and able to think on ones feet
What we Offer
  • A unique education in scaling new internet concepts
  • Become part of a highly professional and dynamic team working around the world
Please send your resume to:  on or before the 1st of April indicating the Job Title on your Email Subject. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Join the journey!



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