Project Manager - Global Vendor Center - Jumia (Full Time)

About Jumia Cairo Tech Center

Want to be part of the biggest tech center in Africa and work in mixed teams with over 16 different nationalities? Join Jumia Cairo Tech Center where tech meets purpose. At Cairo Tech Center you will be managed by and mentored by top tech leaders in both Portugal and Egypt. You will also be working with state of the art technologies & methodologies, and using agile philosophy, all as means to improve the lives of millions of Africans across the continent by offering them convenient and affordable online solutions. And with that as our PURPOSE, innovation at Jumia NEVER stops and you will be moving from one exciting challenge to the next.

About Jumia

Jumia is the leading e-commerce platform in Africa. It is built around a marketplace, Jumia Logistics, and JumiaPay. The marketplace helps millions of consumers and sellers to connect and transact. Jumia Logistics enables the delivery of millions of packages through our network of local partners. JumiaPay facilitates the payments of online transactions for Jumia's ecosystem.

With over 1 billion people and 500 million internet users in Africa, Jumia believes that e-commerce is making people's lives easier by helping them shop and pay for millions of products at the best prices wherever they live. E-commerce is also creating new opportunities for SMEs to grow, and job opportunities for a new generation to thrive.

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 in Africa. Jumia offers unique opportunities in a vibrant and booming environment, creating new jobs, new skills, and empowering a new generation.
 

What you will be doing

  • You will develop the product vision, strategy, and roadmap for building the product suite of Jumia in concert with cross-functional peers.
  • You’ll become an authority on your project area. You’ll identify vendor needs and business opportunities through a combination of user research, collecting feedback from cross-functional teammates, diving into data, competitive analysis.
  • You’ll work with the Marketing, Vendor, Jumia Services, Finance, Internal controllers,Advertising and Customer Experience team to understand the current use of existing products to define and prioritize the features.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Having end to end understanding of the features being developed, caveats, risks and trade-offs.
  • Coordinate with Sellers/Product Team/Business Stakeholders on the rollout PMO of the phases of GVC
  • Identifying sellers to take part on Pilot (Beta tests) and training them
  • Gathering feedback and  following up with sellers who are part of the feature launches
  • End to end ownership of implementation of key projects developed on the roadmap
  • Providing vision and direction to the Agile development team and stakeholders throughout the project and create requirements in the forms of Epics, Themes and Stories
  • Identifying key success metrics, targets and following up on the evolution of the same until targets are met
  • Running PMO for each and every project of the roadmap - identifying key tasks, owners, aligning on timelines and seamless execution with multiple stakeholders (central and local owners)
  • Be able to unblock any roadblocks by pursuing on ground teams/tech/product team

 

Requirements:

  • 1-3 year(s) experience working in Jumia with Project management expertise.
  • Understanding of technology and products in Jumia
  • Proven ability to define a set of requirements that pinpoint business challenges and identify technical and business changes required to address them
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely across technology and the business teams
  • Experience supporting/rolling out initiatives to Jumia teams
  • Deep understanding of processes in Jumia / capable of quick learning

 

Expected personal skills :

  • Action oriented and results oriented
  • Strong analytical skill
  • Strong inter-personal skills
  • Fast learner
  • Well organized
  • Resistant to stress
  • Very independent with a strong ability to go further than the expectations

We offer:

  • A unique experience in an entrepreneurial, yet structured environment
  • The opportunity to become part of a highly professional and dynamic team working around the world
  • An unparalleled personal and professional growth as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders for our future internet venture