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  • London , United Kingdom

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Following their groundbreaking IPO, leading eCommerce company, Jumia,

are looking for their next top 15 leaders

Meet Jeremy Hodara, co-CEO & Pauline Bouteiller, Head of HR,

June 18th - 19th 2019 in LONDON 


Jumia is the leading e-commerce player in Africa. Jumia was founded in 2012 in Nigeria with a clear mission, to relentlessly build the most effortless and reliable online shopping environment, providing consumers with the widest range of genuine products at fair prices. Jumia’s platforms consist of their marketplace, which connects sellers with consumers, their logistics service, which enables the shipment and delivery of packages from sellers to consumers, and their payment service, which facilitates transactions among participants active on the platform in selected markets. Through their online platforms, Jumia’s 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 talented leaders offering a great mix of local and international talents and is backed by 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. Jump into an intense and game changing adventure. You will be involved in top priority projects, making concrete decisions on the ground, impacting the business almost instantaneously. Test & learn, feel free to explore, grow your skills at internet speed. Join amazing people who value collaboration, a flat hierarchy, agility, trust, care and fun.


A little about Jeremy & Pauline:

  • Jeremy Hodara: Together with Sacha Poignonnec as Co-CEOs, Jermey has overseen the successful launch and expansion of Jumia across Africa. Previously, he worked at McKinsey in France, India, and the USA, consulting clients in retail and e-commerce for seven years.
  • Pauline Bouteiller: Is the Head of HR for Jumia. She joined McKinsey after graducation, first as a mangement consultant, then leading the EMEA recruiting arm of McKinsey’s Women Initiative and recruiting for the French office. Before joining Jumia she managed the Chinese daughter company of a French brand and design consultancy in Shanghai for 2 years.


More on the type of work you will do:

Take your career to the next level and seize major leadership opportunities from Country Department Heads to country CEO's, or cross-country leaders in sales, marketing, logistics,operations, finance or human resources. You will be based in one of Jumia’s 14 offices throughout Africa: Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, United Arab Emirates.


The challenges you will face will be exciting and you will be offered the chance to build and impact the future of Jumia and e-commerce in Africa, in different fields:

  • Commercial  - bring the best products to Africa at the best prices. You will be leading the company’s sales performance and have direct oversight of commercial activities in the country;
  • Marketing - become the digital growth engine of the company and participate in building a strong international brand, helping brands get digital and partnering with diverse brands across the globe. You will be responsible for leading the company marketing performance, including in particular Online and Offline Marketing, Social Media, Partnerships, Branding and JForce Development;
  • Logistics - build the N°1 logistics partner in Africa. You will be responsible for creating and growing an ecosystem of logistic services providers which will serve our vendors and customers;
  • Operations - put in place strong and efficient operational processes to support our exponential growth. You will be responsible for leading the improvement of the Customer Experience, Vendor Experience & Operational Profitability in your country;
  • Finance - professionalise the finance department, scaling up our processes and systems, supporting Jumia’s compliance requirements (SOX) in parallel. You will also be defining and implementing Jumia’s financial strategy in collaboration with the CEO, as well as managing and maintaining the financial accounting system;
  • Human resources - bring our HR operations, recruitment and development capabilities to the next level in order to nurture a strong blend of local and international happy/engaged top talents and grow the business.

Here are a few examples of job opportunities currently available at Jumia:

  • Head of Vendor Experience - Africa wide
  • Regional Head of Jumia Services - Africa wide (7 countries)     
  • Commercial Managers (Cameroon, Senegal, Ivory Coast) - Africa wide  
  • Head of Jumia Global - Kenya       
  • Head of Vendor Success - Kenya       
  • Fashion Commercial Director - Egypt       


  • Master’s degree or MBA from top international universities;
  • Strong local knowledge and deep understanding of business environment;
  • Ability to manage efficiently multiple teams;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Leader and fast learner, enthusiastic about online business;
  • Highly analytical;
  • Street smart, energetic and willing to take field work;
  • Agile and strong ability to deal with ambiguity in a multicultural context;
  • Proven project management skills;
  • Experience in Africa is an advantage;
  • Previous relevant experience in the field you’re applying for is preferred.


  • A unique experience in an entrepreneurial, yet structured environment, growing at a very high rate
  • A unique opportunity of discovering Africa and having strong impact in building the African e-commerce sector
  • An unparalleled personal and professional growth as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders.

About Jumia Group

Jumia was founded in 2012 on the basis of a very strong belief: Internet can improve people’s lives in Africa. Observing the challenges that people face every day (poor infrastructures, bad traffic, limited choice, limited information, expensive products and services just to name a few), Jumia saw a huge opportunity to leverage Internet and use it to connect people and provide them with a solution to fulfill their daily needs. Therefore, Jumia embarked on the journey to build a company that has a very simple mission: expand your horizons.

Giving access to new services to customers: Internet has the power to transform everyone’s life. This is all possible because people connect to the Jumia platform to access services and products they need, in an environment that they have designed for them, addressing their needs and expectations on quality, choice, price, trust and convenience.

Enabling African companies to grow: Hundred of thousands local African companies are making business on Jumia every day. Jumia are taking the entire economy online and enabling small, medium and large African companies to find new customers and serve them in a new way.

Creating sustainable impact for Africa: Internet also opens new horizons for African talents. Jumia are creating new jobs – directly and indirectly, new skills which did not exist before on the continent. Internet allows Jumia to empower a new generation to build their life and make their countries better.

Founded in 2012, Jumia has created a sustainable ecosystem of digital services and infrastructures through online and mobile marketplaces and classifieds.