Head of Grocery - Jumia ( Full-time)

Jumia is a 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.   



  • Managing and steering the performance of our different value propositions while ensuring synergies between all (see synergies below **) Sourcing the 5K products+ necessary to cover all grocery consumer needs on ecommerce

  • Ensuring all retail supply is going through the revamped retail contract with the right economics for Jumia
  • Managing the assortment of our dark stores to cover 1,5K+ products (from ecom to dark stores)
  • Acquiring hypermarkets, supermarkets, chains of provision stores on our quick commerce to cover key areas
  • Ensuring 100% availability for ecommerce and dark stores by managing daily replenishment of our main warehouses and dark stores
  • Ensuring AAA customer experiences
  • Coordinating with marketing to enhance visibility on our different value propositions
  • Creating and maintaining the ecosystem of tools, processes
  • Launching Brand to Store with the key grocery brands

Required Skills:

  • 10 years buying experience in a leading Supermarket/Ecommerce platform

  • Knowledge of stock management

  • Knowledge of Supply Chain management 

  • Proficiency in Office 365 with an advanced level in Excel.

  • Master an English

  • A strong analytical sense and reasoning ability

  • Good resistance to stress

  • Good communication skills


we offer :

  • A unique experience in an entrepreneurial but structured environment;
  • The opportunity to be part of a highly professional and dynamic team working internationally 
  • Unparalleled personal and professional growth, as the long-term goal is to develop the next generation of leaders