Career Opportunities at Jumia Nigeria

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WHO WE ARE
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 Market, Jumia Travel, Jumia Food, Jumia Deals, Jumia House, Jumia Jobs, Jumia Car, Jumia Services. It is led by top talented leaders offering a great mix of local and international talents.

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 AIG steps in.

We want to create a well-balanced team of talented, truly dynamic and highly motivated country managers with a passion for emerging markets and Africa. We are currently looking for outstanding candidates interested in entrepreneurship and web businesses.

COUNTRY MANAGER

Your main responsibilities will be to develop the ventures in your market through operational and strategic actions. You will directly manage your operational and commercial team.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
Drive overall top line and profitability development
P&L ownership
Recruit and manage the team, in particular the local sales and operations team
Define and drive action plans to create strong relationships with local stakeholders
Coordinate your commercial team with the other services (Marketing, Partnerships, Finance, etc.)
Deliver measurable results linked to the project you are in charge of
Ensure regular reporting of your actions and results
Drive activity analysis
Manage the team efficiency and cohesion
Create an unparalleled environment for your team’s development and happiness
A successful candidate will fulfil the following requirements:

Strong entrepreneurial skills
Strong leadership
Strong drive
Impeccable communication skills
Ability to negotiate in flawless English
Ability to identify new business opportunity
Ability to work independently and in a team

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

FINANCE MANAGER, LOGISTICS AND OPERATIONS

OBJECTIVE

As Finance Manager, Logistics and Operations, you will be responsible for providing financial advice and support to the Company in order to make sound business decisions.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Inventory Management
Establish and monitor appropriate accounting practices to ensure all inventory activities are captured correctly in Inventory Management system and interface accurately into the accounting system
Establish inventory reconciliation procedures to ensure accuracy of all balances
Ensure accurate Inventory ageing and analysis and appropriate provisions are kept in the books for slow and obsolete stock
Ensure accurate book keeping for all initiatives regarding stock in transit and returns to Vendors

Financial Planning and Budget Management
Prepare the annual operating and strategic plan for the business unit (includes working capital and cashflow projections) to the right quality and to time.
Prepare unit budgets and consolidate for the business unit and ensure consistency of numbers in line with the Service Level Agreements with each venture.
Deploy best in class cost accounting tools to ensure clarity of cost bases and provide clarity on Cost optimization opportunities, and revenue generating schemes.
Ensure accuracy in invoicing
Ensure all unit heads are held to account to operate in line with the budget. Full variance analysis and corrective action plans are provided on a periodic basis (e.g. monthly)
Financial analysis as will be required from time to time too aid management decision making.

Financial Accounting and Reporting
Ensure completeness, correctness and accuracy of accounting records and transactions in the Financial accounting systems and in line with IFRS.
Prepare monthly reconciliation statements of accruals and analysis of expense and revenue heads.
Ensure proper filing of source documents and records relating to the operations of the business unit.
Prepare Monthly Business Review reports fully reconciled to the SLA and the Financial accounting systems.
Ensure internal control processes are working optimally.
Expedite all audit assignments and ensure that recommendations are implemented to time and risks identified are mitigated.
Adequacy of reconciliation with 3rd Party Logistics providers and completeness and accuracy of transactions embarked on with them.
Fixed Asset and CAPEX Management
Ensure the completeness and accuracy of the fixed asset register in line with IFRS.
Ensure the adequacy of controls over the additions and disposals of assets and physical verification.
Others
Provide leadership to finance team members and financial support to unit heads within the Business Unit.

COMPETENCIES REQUIRED
Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external affiliates and clients
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. We are building ventures from scratch, learning and solving problems along the way
Hands-on attitude. E-commerce is 50% operations, so you must not be afraid of rolling up your sleeves and getting your hands dirty
Proficiency in the use of ERP systems
Strong drive and ability to implement change in fast moving organizations
Willingness to make decisions as necessary and appropriate in accordance with company policies.
Self-starter who will take initiative to effect positive change
Ability to work independently, as well as with a team
Strong organizational skills
Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality of privileged information and professionalism at all times
Accuracy and attention to detail

QUALIFICATION & EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Banking and Finance, Economics from a reputable University or equivalent
Master’s Degree in similar role above is an advantage
Certification from any recognized professional body (ACCA, ACA, ICAN, CFA) is compulsory
Minimum of 5 years’ in supervisory role with Cost accounting and management experience
Relevant financial accounting and management experience in supply chain operations
Adequate knowledge of the Ecommerce Industry

HEAD OF FINANCIAL PLANNING AND ANALYSIS

OBJECTIVE

To ensure an efficient, effective and comprehensive process for developing financial plans and analysis that links to the strategic objectives.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Oversee the financial planning and analysis organization and work with Finance directors, management team, both local team and central team, to provide value-added insight into the business.
Prepare a monthly reporting package that includes full financial statements, comprehensive Key Performance Indicator (KPI) reporting, operational dashboard reporting, analysis of key business trends, actual versus budget variances and comprehensive executive level explanations of differences.
Drive an efficient, effective and comprehensive process for developing financial plans and analysis that links to the strategic objectives.
Develop and monitor the company’s annual budget and monthly forecasts, which shall include establishing budget tools, setting timelines and ensuring all budgets are accurate, comprehensive and completed on time.
Prepare and maintain an efficient and effective process of evaluating, tracking and monitoring all strategic planning activity for the company with appropriate links to the annual budget and strategic plan.
Provide a high level of thought process to drive improvement; recommend areas for improvement and lead projects to enhance the reporting and analytical infrastructure.
Supervise and manage the performance of a team of FP&A professionals.
Routinely communicate business unit and company financial and operational performance trends, historical and forecasted, using appropriate metrics, identifying risks and opportunities related to the achievement of the company’s financial plans.
Influence the accuracy and effectiveness of the corporate accounting consolidation and closing process through analytical review and trend analysis.
Develop and execute financial modelling tools to allow for routine analytical reviews of company financial and operational performance, new projects and decision making.

COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Tools (Word, Excel) and ERP systems
Great attention to detail, self-motivation, time management and a high level of discipline are key
Stakeholder management
Excellent Numerical and Analytical skills

QUALIFICATION & EXPERIENCE
A BSc in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or equivalent from a recognised and accredited University
Professional Qualification like ICAN, ACCA, ACA is an added advantage
Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a fast-paced corporate environment preferably in a similar role
Experience in preparing, analysing, and implementing accounting and reporting requirements
Solid FP&A experience (budgeting, forecasting, planning and analysis)

TO APPLY
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COUNTRY MANAGER
FINANCE MANAGER, LOGISTICS AND OPERATIONS
HEAD OF FINANCIAL PLANNING AND ANALYSIS

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