Head of Product - Mobile - 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!

We are looking for someone who will have the responsibility to help define the User Experience for Jumia Apps and coordinate with Product Managers and Designers to implement a best in class User Experience for clients and partners.

What you will be doing:

  • Help define the overall strategy for UI/UX, the roadmap, and business plan to achieve a best-in-class User Experience

  • Actively prioritize product backlog and coordinate planning with Product Owner and Designers Drive UI/UX best practices across the organization, including accessibility and usability

  • Work with clients and partners to define and create storyboards and user journey maps

  • Work with clients and partners to understand and address usability issues

  • Help unify the user experience of currently fragmented properties and products

  • Participate in UX demos and sign off UX deliverables to ensure high quality

  • Foster a collaborative relationship between business product managers and the UI/UX team, ensure productive engagements between the two teams

  • Work with the technical product managers to ensure that UX deliverables are well defined and understood in the overall project scope

  • Work with PMO; help develop processes to ensure orderly, predictable execution of deliverables

  • Advocate UX research; assist with the planning and execution of usability studies

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Drive one or more Scrum Teams as the Product Owner

  • 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:

  • 6-7 years experience working as a Product Manager into Apps and Mobiles technology environment

  • 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

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.

Please send your CV in English. CV in other languages will not be considered.