Investor Relations Manager

Zando was founded in 2012 and since then has grown exponentially to become South Africa’s biggest online fashion store. Zando forms part of the Jumia Group, the leading e-commerce platform in  Africa. With over 1 billion people and 500 million internet users in Africa, Jumia believes that e-commerce is making people's lives easier by helping them shop and pay for millions of products at the best prices wherever they live. E-commerce is also creating new opportunities for SMEs to grow, and job opportunities for a new generation to thrive. With over 5,000 employees in more than 10 countries in Africa, Jumia is led by top talented leaders offering a great mix of local and international talents and is backed by high-profile shareholders. Jumia is committed to creating sustainable impact in Africa and offers unique opportunities in a vibrant and booming environment, creating new jobs, new skills, and empowering a new generation. 

What we are looking for

We are looking for a finance professional to join our Jumia Investor Relations team in the role of Investor Relations Manager. This role reports into the Head of Investor Relations & Corporate Development.

This person will be a key contact point for investors and research analysts and work in close partnership with a number of internal parties including Finance and FP&A, Business Intelligence, Legal and Public Relations. 

Main Responsibilities

  • Central role in the preparation of quarterly earnings materials including review and analysis of financial performance and drafting of all relevant communication materials: earnings release, presentation, script and Q&A
  • Monitor sell-side research and maintain analyst consensus model
  • Conduct peer reporting benchmarking analysis to identify trends and developments relevant to Jumia
  • Assist with investor targeting and engagement. Manage the Investor Relations calendar including the planning of investor conferences, non-deal roadshows etc.
  • Assist in handling investors and analysts’ enquiries, ensuring responses are timely, accurate and consistent with the agreed upon messages and disclosures
  • Assist in the preparation of internal materials to report on trading performance, investor feedback and shareholder register movements
  • Manage the Investor Relations website, including regular content updates. Monitor trends in online shareholder communication to identify developments relevant to the group and IR
  • Work with the Public Relations team to ensure consistent corporate messaging 

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Finance, Economics or similar field; CFA advantageous
  • 3-5 years experience working in financial services: investor relations, equity research, investment banking, private equity, audit or related work
  • Strong financial and investment analysis capabilities, including experience with financial modeling and valuation.  Experience with Factset or similar service is a plus
  • Excellent PowerPoint and Excel skills with strong attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English
  • Strong interest in Africa and Jumia’s mission on the continent. Positive, resilient and hard-working team player 

 We offer

  • A unique experience in an entrepreneurial, yet structured environment
  • A unique opportunity of having strong impact in building the African ecommerce sector
  • The opportunity to become part of a highly professional and dynamic team
  • An unparalleled personal and professional growth as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders

*This appointment will be made in accordance with the Company’s Employment Equity Plan and preference will be given to people from Designated Groups and people with a disability, provided such job applicants meet the inherent criteria of the vacancy.* Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

At Zando, we offer you the most comprehensive international & local footwear, apparel, homeware & fashion brands for sale online in South Africa.