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), we 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, we embarked on the journey to build a company that has a very simple mission: expand your horizons.
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Jumia is the number one e-commerce platform in Africa and intends to stay in that position. The young and fast-growing company is already active in 10 countries across the continent, including Uganda, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, and Tanzania. Supported by Rocket Internet and AIG, the company is growing rapidly and benefits the famous Berlin incubator’s expertise in web applications. The Jumia concept is simple: allow every retailer to bring their activity online easily, at a limited cost.
Jumia is an e-commerce start-up delivering a wide range of items across Africa. The business was founded in 2012 by Tunde Kehinde and Raphael Afaedor with funding from Rocket Internet. The company started up in Nigeria and soon launched warehouses in four other countries: Egypt, Morocco, Kenya, and Côte d’Ivoire. The young start-up raised 35M USD in 2013 in its series B round from Millicom, a major telecommunications and media company in Africa and Latin America. The website went mobile when it released its mobile application in August 2013 to support its strong growth. As of today, over 1800 people are working for Jumia in over 10 countries.
Jumia helps local offline companies bring their products online by providing them with a retail platform. Using targeted marketing, the company boasts over 7,5M visits every month in Côte d’Ivoire, and 12,5M monthly visits in Kenya. For the user, Jumia brings together products into a comprehensive and user friendly interface, allowing them to shop easily over the internet. But more importantly, Jumia brings its technical know-how and operational excellence to allow any company to get its product delivered all over the country, and for the user to receive any product on the portal within a short timeframe. The company also allows the user to pay online or upon delivery, and to track the packages to be delivered to know exactly where they are in real time.
Using speed to bring local products to anyone with the help of high technology and operational know-how is Jumia’s mission. The company is a start-up and is looking for driven people with an entrepreneurial mindset and a hands-on attitude, at every level of the hierarchy. Furthermore the company is part of the Rocket Internet Group, which means that starting a career at Jumia, you will have many opportunities to move across countries, and up the hierarchy. In a fast-paced environment like the one in which Jumia operates, careers tend to grow very rapidly.
Rocket Internet is a Berlin based start-up incubator, and Rocket start-ups usually host their support teams in Berlin, working closely with local sales and offline marketing teams. Working for Jumia therefore means that you will work with very international teams, spread all over the globe. Moreover, Rocket Internet is famous for its speed in scaling companies. The typical Rocket Internet start-up launches in a new country at least once a year. As a result, starting a career at Jumia puts you on the fast track to success.
It is no secret that the digital economy is on the rise all over the world, and Africa is no exception. One could even argue that Africa will see digital solutions develop at a faster rate in some years, given that the continent has little heavy infrastructure heritage. The typical example is mobile payment: it is safer, faster, and cheaper than traditional cash transactions and some might point out that the Western World’s heavy infrastructure in terms of banking and cash withdrawal has slowed down its growth, whilst Africa saw mobile payment become a standard in a very short time span. As more of these smart and connected solutions are created in Africa, the digital ecosystem is likely to grow at a faster rate than in older economies that are slowed down by previous investments that need to be amortized.
Internet penetration rates in Africa have been soaring over the past decade, and as more and more services are brought online, and on mobile, this trend is likely to accelerate. Moreover, Africa is increasingly becoming a continent-wide ecosystem, with fast economic growth and development, a young, dynamic and innovative population, and improving health and educations systems. As a result, Jumia is likely to enter more African markets in coming years and become the Amazon of Africa, with operations adapted to the continent’s lack of infrastructure and user-friendly interfaces.
If you’re looking for a job in operations, sales, or marketing in an exciting and fast-paced environment; if you are self-driven, ambitious, and love bringing innovative solutions to old problems, apply now to Jumia and land your dream job in one of the most respected internet services start-ups in Africa.