Ahead of the launch of its Nigeria office in 2023, the American e-commerce company, Amazon, has announced vacancies for at least seven positions in Lagos state.
Amazon will begin operations in Nigeria in 2023 as part of its plans to expand to five more African, South American, and European countries.
The e-commerce company will create a marketplace in all five countries, with access to Amazon’s fulfillment service called Fulfillment by Amazon.
Already operating in 20 countries, the development will see the e-commerce giant kick start operations in Belgium, Chile, Colombia, Nigeria, and South Africa in April 2023.
The entry of Amazon into Nigeria’s e-commerce space will further intensify competition in the sector dominated by Jumia, Konga, and Jiji, among others.
Despite being present in 20 countries with robust economies, Amazon’s presence in developing markets like South America and Africa has been relatively poor.
According to the company, the vacant positions include Associate Solutions Architect, Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) Startup Scaling Team; Startup Segment Leader, sub-Saharan Africa, Amazon Web Services (AWS) startups; Senior Partner Sales Manager, Nigeria, and Kenya.
The other available positions are Startup Account Manager, sub-Saharan Africa, AWS; Solutions Architect, startups, AWS (sub-Saharan Africa); Senior Solutions Architect, West Africa, WWPS; and Enterprise Account Manager, Nigeria.
All but one of the positions have locations based in Lagos, Nigeria.
The company made an exception for the position of Enterprise Account Manager, saying that it would be based in the UAE with a view to relocating to Nigeria.
Reports surfaced last week that the company, which is already active in 20 countries, is making plans to expand operations to five countries, including two African countries. The countries are Belgium, Chile, Colombia, Nigeria, and South Africa.
Checks by DAILY GIST revealed that no fewer than 5,089 people have applied through the LinkedIn portal.
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