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Product Owner

About Us

JUMIA is an e-commerce startup with an aim to mimic Amazon’s success by delivering a wide range of items, from toys to generators across the African continent. Shortly after the startup of the business in Nigeria, JUMIA launched warehouses in four other growing countries which include: Egypt, Morocco, Kenya, and Cote d’Ivoire.

What you will be doing: 

  • The Jumia Food Product Manager will have the responsibility to define our Q-commerce Logistics vision, working closely with Senior Stakeholders, other Product Managers, and the tech team, 
  • Help define the overall strategy Q-commerce logistics, the roadmap, and business plan to achieve a best-in-class experience.
  • Actively prioritize product backlog and coordinate planning with Product Owners, Designers, and Data Scientists.
  • Work with clients and partners to define and create storyboards and user journey maps
  • Work with clients and partners to understand and address usability issues
  • Help unify the user experience of currently fragmented properties and products.
  • Foster a collaborative relationship between business product managers and the Data Science team, ensure productive engagements between the two teams.
  • Work with the technical product managers to ensure that the deliverables are well defined and understood in the overall project scope.
  • Work with PMO; help develop processes to ensure orderly, predictable execution of deliverables 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Drive one or more Scrum Teams as the Product Owner
  • Providing vision and direction to the Agile development team and stakeholders throughout the project and create requirements in the forms of Epics, Themes, and Stories
  • Backlog management, iteration planning, and elaboration of the user stories
  • Guiding the team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum best practices and values
  • Lead the planning product release plans and set expectations for delivery of new functionalities
  • Providing an active role in mitigating impediments impacting successful team completion of Release/Sprint Goals


  • ​Previous working experience as Product Owner/Project Manager in IT; Prior experience on e-commerce topics is a plus;
  • ​Exposure or knowledge of Agile development frameworks – Scrum, Kanban is mandatory (Certification is a plus);
  • ​Ability to actively manage competing priorities, requirements and meet deadlines;
  • ​Previous working experience in Q-commerce products is a plus (not mandatory)
  • ​Excellent interpersonal & communication skills;
  • ​Fluent in English (Mandatory).

Expected personal skills :

  • Action oriented and results oriented
  • Strong analytical skill
  • Strong inter-personal skills
  • Fast learner
  • Well organized
  • Resistant to stress
  • Very independent with a strong ability to go further than expectations.