Head of Design
Rocket Internet
Accra, GH
1d ago

Jumia is the leading pan-Africa e-commerce platform. Founded in 2012, Jumia’s mission is to improve the quality of everyday life in Africa by leveraging technology to deliver innovative, convenient and affordable online services to consumers, while helping businesses grow as they use our platform to reach and serve consumers.

Our platforms consist of our marketplace, which connects sellers with consumers, our logistics service, which enables the shipment and delivery of packages from sellers to consumers, and our payment service, which facilitates transactions among participants active on our platform in selected markets.

Through our online platforms, 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 top talented leaders offering a great mix of local and international talents and is backed by very 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.

We are looking for talented people with a passion for Africa to join our team and embark on our exciting journey!

Main Duties & Responsibilities :

As the head of design, you will lead a team of creative, enthusiastic, multidisciplinary designers. You should be an ambitious advocate for team growth, productivity, & engagement, with a spike in creative tempo and targets.

You will also be responsible for creating and managing all Jumia's creative touch points, ensuring that creative deliverables are of the highest quality and executed within the given timescales aligned with the business goals of Jumia.

You’ll play a big part designing vision and elevating creative outputs that touch millions of people.

  • Lead adaptation of design guidelines, inspire and influence designers on the team to deliver seamless designs for customers that rise above org boundaries
  • Creating and adapting visual identities across multiple platforms, and ensuring all adaptations are consistent with the visual theme
  • Identify & champion opportunities for design to accelerate cultural impact in the organization
  • Keeping your designs relevant in an ever-changing market
  • Creating something amazing from nothing as the situation dictates.
  • Regularly present strategies, concepts and ideas to management and the design team
  • Champion normalization of core tools, resources and methods related to design
  • Collaborate with HR, commercial, and marketing to drive Jumia brand expression
  • Create, edit, & assign briefs on daily projects and give feedback on work done
  • Manage & motivate a team of enthusiastic designers
  • Required Skills & Qualifications :

  • 4+ years of experience leading creative experience design
  • Qualifications in design / graphics / IT or any related course.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • A keen eye for aesthetics and simplicity in consumer experiences along with the willingness to take chances
  • Comfortable working in a high impact, high energy, fast-paced environment
  • Excellent knowledge of design software e.g. Adobe Softwares (experience in Motion design, UX is a plus)
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Organized enough to manage a busy and varied workflow and deliver on time
  • Ability to work on a tight brief / schedule
  • Ability to think creatively and produce new ideas and concepts
  • Patient, fast, accurate and neat
  • A strong portfolio showcasing your best / convenient projects
  • 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 given the challenges that we propose you to take .
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