Global Head Planning & Performance- Jumia Services

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 3,000 employees in 14 countries spanning across 6 African regions, 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. We are looking for talented people with a passion for Africa to join our team and embark on our exciting journey!    

Your main responsibilities will be to drive performance management for all countries, undertake budget & cost analytics and drive cost optimisation, own event preparations and performance, and create relevant toolkits. You will be supported by a world-class team that can bring experience and tools to ensure your success.

Main responsibilities:

  • Performance Management

  • Ensure the quality of the measurement of selected KPIs, and regular reporting on the same

  • Perform business modelling, including developing new business models, and analysis to monitor health of business and to facilitate sound business decisions

  • Conduct insightful, ad hoc analyses to investigate ongoing or one-time operational issues

  • Deep-dive and problem-solve with 11 countries (speaking 3 languages) on their performance over 1000 KPIs

  • Prepare weekly and monthly performance review for group management

  • Assign performance management tasks to countries and score the performance improvement

  •       Budget and Cost Management

  • Operational and Financial models like budgeting and cost control, resource planning, monitoring business health, variance analysis, etc.

  • Providing visibility into the performance of the business and proposing new ways data can be explored to improve the profitability of the business

  • Turn data into critical information and knowledge that can be used to make sound business decisions

  • Ensure that all financial processes associated with each financial month, quarter and year end are executed accurately and in a timely manner

  •       Event Planning and Management
  • Coordinate JS planning and execution of commercial events for all countries

  • Establish PMO methodology for event planning and execution

  • Establish milestones to ensure right capacity and flexibility established across JS teams

  • Create tools for planning capacity, monitoring progress in preparation for the event

  • Create dashboards for monitoring performance and backlog during the event

  • Establish a contingency plan to prepare for the worst

  • Work closely with country teams and central stakeholders, gather and structure information to facilitate the work between them

Required skills & qualifications:

  •       Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree (Business Administration, Economics, Engineering, Supply Chain Logistics); advanced degree preferred but not required

  • Relevant professional certification in Project Management, and/or Data Analytics will be an added advantage

  • Relevant Experience

  • Demonstrated success in cross-functional, global project/program execution

  • Demonstrated competency in data reporting and analysis

  • Familiarity with working in a culturally diverse environment

  • Experience working with senior decision makers

  • Relevant Experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in flawless English, French, and/or Arabic

  • Advanced spreadsheet skills for data modeling and analysis, including advanced knowledge of both Google Spreadsheets and MS Excel

  • Ability to leverage analytical work into action-oriented reporting and plans of action

  • Excellent People, Problem-solving, Time management and Coordination skills

  • Self-Driven and great independent follow-through ability

  • Strong entrepreneurial skills, leadership, and drive

  • Process oriented, well-organized with a high level of attention to detail

We offer:

  • A unique experience in an international, entrepreneurial, yet structured environment
  • An unparalleled personal and professional improvement as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders for our future internet service lines
  • The opportunity to be part of a team full of talented people with the best backgrounds