Category Director Electronics


Engineering | Casablanca, MA

Jumia is Africa's leading internet group, with already over 3,000 employees in more than 20 African countries and huge successes such as Jumia, Jumia Travel, Jumia Food, Jumia Deals, Jumia House, Jumia Jobs and Jumia Services. It is led by top talented leaders offering a great mix of local and international talents and is backed by MTN, Millicom, Rocket Internet, Axa, Orange, Goldman Sachs & CdC.

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.

Role Description 

The Category Director Electronicsis owner of the P&L of one or several categories across all our markets.

The Category Director Electronicsis interacting with Head of Sales and CCO internally as well as managing a team of key accounts. He / she will also have to build tremendous relationships externally with top executives at brand and distributor side.

The Category Director Electronics is responsible for delivering a world-class customer and vendor experience thanks to the right assortment, a perfect online ergonomics, the best prices and the most innovative marketing campaigns.

Main Responsibilities 

    • Achieving the targets of revenue, items sold, gross margin, assortment, vendor base

Building, managing, animating key account manager

    • Developing tight professional / personal relationships with Country manager and of key brands (Lenovo, Intel, etc)

Being recognized as an expert on your category in MA by all stakeholders

    • Organizing key commercial events such as Black Friday, Jumia Anniversary, Mobile Week.

Becoming an expert of your category with a perfect knowledge of the different products / pricing / market trends

    • Handling pricing and assortment strategy.

Building a very friendly user interface for our vendors and our customers by being involved in our Tech developments

  • On board new Key Account and new brand on Jumia.

A successful candidate will fulfil the following requirements:

    • Strong management and inter-personal skills

Exceptional commercial skills

    • Very detail oriented

Ability to anticipate, structure and organize

    • Autonomous

Resistant to stress & finding simple solutions to complex problems

Expected background and technical skills:

  • 5+ years’ experience in Retail / consulting

  • A master degree from Engineering Schools / Universities

We Offer

You will belong to an international talented team, evolving in a fast-paced environment. Our people are inspiring, ready to take challenge, and will support you in working on an international scale impacting tens of millions of revenue and users. Our commitment to our teams is to turn everyone into the finest in their area by providing constant support.

We will offer you a second home where you will find opportunity for growth and career development. 

 We are passionate about what we do, and we have fun while doing it. And above all, we believe that Nothing is impossible.