Head of Category (Women)


Marketing | Cairo, EG

Jumia is the leading pan-Africa e-commerce platform. Founded in 2012, Jumia’s mission is to improve the quality of everyday life in Africa by leveraging technology to deliver innovative, convenient and affordable online services to consumers, while helping businesses grow as they use our platform to reach and serve consumers.

Our platforms consist of our marketplace, which connects sellers with consumers, our logistics service, which enables the shipment and delivery of packages from sellers to consumers, and our payment service, which facilitates transactions among participants active on our platform in selected markets. Through our online platforms, consumers can access a wide range of physical and digital goods and services, fashion, electronics, beauty products and also hotel and flight bookings or restaurant delivery.

With over 3,000 employees in 14 countries spanning across 6 African regions, 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 for Africa. Jumia offers unique opportunities in a vibrant and booming environment, creating new jobs, new skills, and empowering a new generation. We are looking for talented people with a passion for Africa to join our team and embark on our exciting journey!

Main Responsibilities


  • Conduct market scans and hunt for potential sellers to onboard on Jumia

  • Pitch Jumia’s value proposition to sellers, negotiate and close commercial agreements

  • Support Head of Category in meeting the monthly target of live sellers

Vendor Management:

  • Manage the relations with mid-sized vendors and develop business plans for them

  • Weekly communication with vendors and negotiating new deals ad offers

  • Negotiating the best offers on weekly basis to include in the weekly commercial plan

  • Support Head of Category in planning of periodical campaigns by collecting offers, managing onsite exposure and filling out required documents

  • Follow up with other departments on vendor’s issues resolution till problem is solved

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Very strong excel knowledge

  • Preferred to have 1-3 years of commercial experience. Fashion background is a plus 


We offer:

  • 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