CEO

Jumia is a leading African Ecommerce marketplace (much like Amazon), backed by Africa Internet Holdings. It was launched in 2013 and is already active in Nigeria, Egypt, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Senegal, Ghana, Cameroun, Tanzania and Uganda. It is Africa’s largest and  fastest-growing e-commerce retailer.

The successful movemeon member previously worked at McKinsey and has a degree from INSEAD.

About the role

A unique experience to be part of a truly exciting, dynamic internet start-up in an emerging market. Things will move fast, with the backing  of one of the most well-known and successful companies in the world

Job requirements

  • Strong leadership abilities; ability to influence, motivate and lead a large organisation
  • Very good analytical and conceptual skills
  • Strong interest in retail and technology

If you are interested, here is the full job description:

About Jumia

Jumia is a leading African Ecommerce marketplace (much like Amazon), backed by Africa Internet Holdings. It was launched last year and is already active in Nigeria, Egypt, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Senegal, Ghana, Cameroun, Tanzania and Uganda. It is Africa’s largest and fastest-growing e-commerce retailer.

As Jumia expands to more countries in the region, and continues to grow in current markets, they are looking for a company CEO to be based in Paris, with 50% travel across Africa. They will have responsibility across the 10 countries, and for over 1,000 staff.

What we are looking for

We are looking for someone with experience at a top-tier consultancy (McK, BCG, Bain), and has then worked in a well known ecommerce brand for 3-5 years (ideally in a leadership role). They will be looking for their next challenge and will be able to evidence the following:

  • High performance throughout their career: top ranked university / business school; top tier management consulting, CPG/ retailer or work with entrepreneurial background
  • Strong leadership abilities; ability to influence, motivate and lead a large organisation
  • Very good analytical and conceptual skills
  • Strong interest in retail and technology
  • Entrepreneurial way of thinking and acting, independence, motivation, and ability to be a self-starter and get things done
  • Speak and write English fluently, other language skills are a plus

Jumia is part of Africa Internet Holdings

Africa Internet Holdings aims at supporting the evolution of the African online culture thanks to its 8 fast-growing ventures. The cornerstone of our success is our team: we recruit from the highest ranked universities and top-tier investment banks, consultancy houses and accountancy firms, as well as seasoned entrepreneurs, in order to create well-balanced teams of truly passionate, dynamic, highly motivated and talented individuals.

Our offer

A unique experience to be part of a truly exciting, dynamic internet start-up in an emerging market. Things will move fast, with the backing of one of the most well-known and successful companies in the world
Lead a highly professional and dynamic team
An attractive salary package depending upon experience

You can only apply for this job if you meet these requirements

  • Top-tier consultancy experience (McK, BCG, Bain) ideally at manager level
  • Experience in a well-known e-commerce brand for 3-5 years, ideally in a leadership role
  • To be based in Paris with 50% of time travelling across Africa

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