Jabu Technologies Zambia
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City Manager

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What’s JABU?

JABU is a B2B e-commerce & distribution marketplace, offering tech-enabled, route-to-market development & merchandising for FMCG brands in undeveloped areas while helping unbanked businesses grow through efficient delivery, an affordable product basket, inventory management and credit facilities.

Job description:

City Manager: You will be reporting to the Country Operations Manager

Operational tasks

  • Prepare and manage monthly budgets and projections for the Finance team.
  • Record / track expenses (petty cash and money transfer) and upload any payment requests onto the payment form.
  • Reconcile accounts daily with retailers.
  • Track cost against selling price daily to ensure the take rate defined by senior management is kept.
  • Hire, onboard, and regularly train the different city team to ensure maximum performance.
  • Monitor and maintain inventory levels and minimize “out of stock” orders.
  • Schedule purchase / arrival of stock alongside the depot supervisor and the sourcing team.
  • Ensure a minimum 90% presale vs. delivery baseline (i.e., 90% of orders are delivered)*
  • Ensure a minimum 95% picked vs. delivery baseline (i.e., 95% of items loaded on the vehicles are delivered)*
  • Ensure a minimum revenue growth percentage of 30% month-over-month*
  • Ensure all strategic roles are filled by recruitment the best candidates possible for each vacancy*

Thematic tasks

  • Coordinate all business activities with retailers and our team.
  • Ensure a constant growth in sales through months in all the city branches.
  • Measure performance of team members, and manage KPI and development.
  • Lead and establish a customer centric approach on the team.
  • Pay attention to team reports on our products/prices and improve our offer.
  • Communicate with the Marketing and IT department to run promotions.
  • Develop marketing campaigns and activities to boost sales.
  • Maintain supplier relationships.
  • Implement sourcing strategies and processes.
  • Lead efforts to implement strategies, processes and enforce compliance at the city level.
  • Communicate and collaborate with your peers: City Managers.

Culture tasks

  • Shows initiative, and excitement and promotes JABU brand.
  • Proactive and self-organized.
  • Takes ownership of the job position and ensures to complete given tasks in time and in full


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Sales, or related field.
  • Minimum 8 years of relevant work experience.
  • An MBA from a Tier 1 institute is a plus.
  • Exceptional communication skills, writing and speaking.
  • Proven ability towards constructive networking.
  • Team player and multitasker with exceptional organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of the FMCG industry
  • Well-versed with various software and digital tools such as SAP, Google Workspace apps and Microsoft Office.

Method of Application

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website.

Closing Date : 12th September , 2022.