Chief Product Owner - Jumia (Full Time)

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

  • You will develop the product vision, strategy, and roadmap for building the product suite of JumiaPay in concert with cross-functional peers. 
  • You’ll become an authority on your product area. You’ll identify customer needs and business opportunities through a combination of user research, collecting feedback from cross-functional teammates, diving into data, competitive analysis, and existing fintech payment players in the world. Goal is to have the JumiaPay tomorrow!
  • You’ll work with Risk & Compliance authority to understand the current use of existing products to define and prioritize the features that would allow build this new generation of product.
  • You’ll contribute to defining the make-or-buy strategy for JumiaPay, representing the IT side in the discussions with business.
  • You’ll assess the impact and dependencies of these products on the existing products (notably but not only ecommerce).
  • You’ll own features and experiments end-to-end, including writing product specs, driving cross-functional execution, making thoughtful product decisions along the way, and sharing insights and results throughout the company.
  • Main KPIS for this function would be:
    • Payments Success Rate
    • Stickiness rate
    • Penetration rate
    • Risk rejection rate
    • ATO rate
    • interchange revenue
    • MAU (for business area)
  • Build and deliver JumiaPay Roadmap
  • Drive a Product Manager Teams 4 - 8 PO / PM
  • 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
  • Backlog management, iteration planning, and elaboration of the user stories
  • Guiding the team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum best practices and values
  • Lead the planning product release plans and set expectation for delivery of new functionalities
  • Providing an active role in mitigating impediments impacting successful team completion of Release/Sprint Goals

What we are looking for:

  • 5-8 year(s) experience working as a Product Manager in a technology environment
  • Solid Experience in Management of Product Team 
  • Solid Agile experience
  • Understanding of technology, language and applications
  • 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 commercial teams
  • Experience with demand generation, account/territory management, opportunity management and contact management capabilities, functionality and workflows

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

About Jumia

Jumia is a leading e-commerce platform in Africa. Our marketplace is supported by our proprietary logistics business, Jumia Logistics, and our digital payment and fintech platform, JumiaPay. Jumia Logistics enables the seamless delivery of millions of packages while JumiaPay facilitates online payments and the distribution of a broad range of digital and financial services.

We are fueled by the belief that technology has the potential to transform everyday life in Africa, for the better. We built Jumia 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.

Jumia counts over 5,000 people across more than 10 countries, a diverse group of talent with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, driven by a common ambition to help build the digital future of Africa.

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 Jumia steps in. We are currently looking for talented people with a passion for emerging markets and Africa to join our team and embark on our exciting journey.

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!

We offer you a career with

  • 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 ventures 

And even more for our Jumees

  • Attractive bonus scheme
  • Free access to Udemy for Business for an unlimited training experience
  • A great work life balance: hybrid work week; additional vacation day in December
  • Caring perks: individual private health insurance, dental insurance, discounted gym membership, parental bonus
  • Fun at work: company events, quarterly team building, drinks and snacks.