Vendor Manager – Home and Living at Jumia

On Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
Jumia is the #1 leader of E-commerce in Africa. Our company is part of Rocket Internet, a global and leading incubator of start ups specialized in e-commerce. We have already built in France successful companies like Groupon, Zalando, Wimdu, EDarling, Glossybox… 
We are present in more than 20 countries in Europe, Middle East, Asia and Latin America and this accumulated experience has allowed us to develop a strong platform, which can support new ventures with both advice and capital on a truly global basis.
Jumia has expanded its activities in Kenya. To support our development we are currently looking for outstanding candidates interested in entrepreneurship and e-commerce to join us. 

This is a perfect opportunity to participate in an entrepreneurial adventure that will lead to the future stars of the web universe.

The role of the Vendor Manager includes but is not limited to:

  • Handling relationships with new and current suppliers (includes talking to them every day and developing a rapport).
  • Getting the weekly promotion items from the suppliers.
  • Negotiating costs and payment terms with the suppliers.
  • Getting new releases as soon as the suppliers have them.
  • Shortlisting and prioritizing key suppliers.
  • Finding new suppliers with no limits, try to source and sell every product within your category.
  • Monitoring stock levels and planning the purchasing policy well in advance.
  • Having an accurate knowledge of competition: who they are, what prices they have and their products.
  • Analyzing consumer buying behavior and predicting future trends.
  • Attending trade fairs / events and sourcing for new products.
  • Producing Monthly sales reports.
  • Liaising with various teams within the organization to ensure a smooth flow of operations.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Purchasing and supplies qualifications.
  • 2 years and above work experience
  • Prior experience with household electronics/ furniture suppliers
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Knowledge of Home and Living products will be an added advantage.
  • Exceptional analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Proactive, Entrepreneurial and proven ability to deliver exceptional results.
Please send your resume to: [email protected]

Join the journey!

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