Head of Engagement

Jumia

Marketing | Uganda

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:


As Head  of Engagement you will be responsible to utilize all Offline media channels & Social media to drive consumer adoption to Jumia.


You will also leverage PR to foster Jumia branding. Offline media channels will include TV, radio, out of home (billboards), print. Social media media will focus on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Google (ratings especially) as well as Twitter (potentially).


You will work across different functions to execute the offline and Social media marketing strategy and deliver plans in line with company strategy and objectives. You will be especially involved during Jumia s signature Tier 1 events - Black Friday, Jumia Anniversary etc - a key moment for customer acquisition and retention.


You will continuously drive the brand forward by owning and executing activity of the highest quality, carefully balancing between budget and actual spending yet not compromising Jumia s brand equity.

Other areas include



  • Plan, manage, and execute key offline activities to deliver on the company s objectives Focus especially on key Tier 1
    commercial events (Jumia Mobile Week, Jumia Anniversary, Jumia Black Friday)

  • Define and execute the customer centric marketing approach of Jumia drive focus, gather key data to provide marketing insight, execute brand health trackers with partners, etc.

  • Monitor implementation and scale up Jumia influencer program - the cornerstone of our influencer strategy

    • Ensure growth on # vendors participating to the program

    • Assess the quality of the influencers and emulate the community

    • Frequently interact with them to ensure they are excited to be part of the program

    • Design and implement tool to better monitor the impact of their posts on some performance indicators

    • Engagement levels on their posts, # app downloads, etc



  • Assess and improve the quality of our posts

    • Make checks on all our SoMe on a daily basis

    • Provide guidance to ensure posts generate the right level of engagement

    • Be ahead of the curve for all the viral trends Memes, challenges, reposts, news

    • Share best practices across countries



  • Foster genuine user-generated content - with a clear focus on YouTube

    • Emulate our followers and users so they frequently post content

    • Promote user-generated content

    • Create virality / give it visibility



  • Review Social Media Sentiment through Social studio

    • Understand the drivers & design actions to correct any negative trajectory

    • Support Jumia SoMe team interacting with our followers and customers on a daily basis



  • Develop branding of Jumia as well as customer understanding

    • Develop & execute long & short-term PR strategy to be aligned with country CEO vision, and building a sustainable relation with media, influencer & public figures

    • Act as Brand Ambassador by presenting & guarding the brand

    • Contribute to building the annual yearly marketing calendar with Online Marketing and commercial team Manage frequent surveys and focus group

    • Manage & own the offline marketing budget, ex budget split across different channels, and end of month finance reporting 

    • Set specific KPIs for each activity and evaluating its ROI



  • Develop Jumia talent pool by recruiting and managing team

    • Setting their KPIs, and continuously develop positive spirit


     




 Required and skills qualifications:



  • Ability to think out the box

  • Relationship within the media / offline marketing landscape in Uganda.

  • Management skills and strong leadership

  • Minimum 5 years experience in advertising agencies/B2C company or successful entrepreneurial backgroun



We Offer:



  • A unique experience in an entrepreneurial, yet structured environment

  • A unique opportunity of having strong impact in building the African ecommerce sector

  • The opportunity to become part of a highly professional and dynamic team

  • An unparalleled personal and professional growth as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders