Tushop Pricing Intern Career Opportunity in Kenya


We are looking for a Pricing Intern.

Who we are: Tushop’s mission is to reduce the cost of living for Africans, together. Tushop is made up of an impact-driven team striving to build something of value in this world. We persistently dream big yet are energized by the small.

As a social commerce company, we seek to make food and groceries cheaper for our customers, while adding convenience, and helping farmers and manufacturers to sell their goods and grow.

Tushop is at an early but exciting stage – supported by a cadre of eminent investors.

What we do has great impact:

  • we help farmers and suppliers make products people want; we empower stay-at-home moms without formal employment to make incomes on the side and feel pride with how they support their communities and neighbors;
  • and we help young entrepreneurs who run cyber cafes, beauty shops, and kiosks to provide more value to their customers. We help anyone who buys food to be able to do so more cheaply and conveniently.
  • And we help our own employees learn what they want to learn, build what they want to build, and become who they want to become (and get paid doing so!)

Your role:

Title: Pricing Intern

Reports to: Head of Finance

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

The Pricing Intern will support Tushop’s efforts to build best-in-class pricing capabilities.

They will be charged with sourcing offline and online market pricing data on an ongoing basis, alongside other relevant market intelligence.

The ideal candidate will be able to use internal tools and systems to effectively and efficiently collect, compile and analyze relevant market data and related information.

This being a very operational role, the ideal candidate will be a proactive and self-driven individual, who is innovative, insightful and thorough in their execution.

Your responsibilities:

  • Collect and compile market pricing data from both offline and online sources on a regular basis
  • Assess data from a variety of sources to gain insights into pricing strategies and market trends
  • Using internal tools and systems, effectively and efficiently analyze market data and related information
  • Collaborate with the Procurement and Logistics teams on pricing data collection, to ensure the relevance and usability of data collected
  • Prepare and present market price analysis findings to the Finance, Procurement and product teams.
  • Work with Finance Team to perform market price analysis, identify changes and trends on similar products and services
  • Validate the category of market prices to determine if they are one-offs, promotional setups or prevailing prices
  • Provide insights that guide the procurement and product teams in improving our product offering
  • Stay up-to-date with new products/services and pricing in the market

Who we’re likely to hire:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field such as Statistics, Finance, Economics or Data Analysis
  • 1+ years of relevant experience
  • Exposure to Sales, Finance, and/or Procurement operations is a big plus
  • Familiarity with Google suite (docs and sheets) and/or ERP tools
  • Excellent analytical and reporting skills
  • Ability to keep abreast of industry trends and develop dynamic data collection and analysis tools.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time effectively
  • Active listening, and great communication and presentation skills

Our Core Values:

Reliable, Innovative, Customer-centric, Ambitious, Do right by others (RICAD)

1. We find reliability sexy. Our colleagues and customers know that we get things done, well. We know that we are reliable by being excellent and consistent executors.

2. We are relentless in our pursuit of innovative and simpler ways of doing things. The status quo is never
good enough. The only constant is change, and we seek it always for the better.

3. Customers are at the center of what we do. We think hard about how we can delight customers in big and small ways. We obsess about customers’ experiences and don’t expend energy on bureaucracy, politicking, or competitors.

4. Ambition is our fuel. We think big but know that everything starts small much like the oak tree that starts out as an acorn. We want to build big businesses and have a big impact. We build with scale in mind.

5. We do right by others because we want to have a net positive effect on those around us – employees,
peers, managers, customers, suppliers, farmers, Community Leaders, citizens…and we take this seriously.

We realize that sometimes doing what’s right might not be the most popular choice. We also realize that
we might not always get it right, and in such instances, we take pride in course correcting.

Why Tushop?

If you’ve ever been curious to see the initial days of a company and be part of that story, then this is your chance.

Since we are at an early stage, you will be able to see and feel the direct impact of your work. You will have ownership of your tasks and you will not be micromanaged.

You will make things happen. Lastly, you will work with a fun, fast-moving, customer-centric, reliable, and supportive team.

Why not Tushop?

  • We experiment a lot. If you like dotting all your i’s and crossing all your t’s before making a move, then you might not enjoy working with us.
  • We are low-ego individuals. If you need praise, need to always be right, or need someone else to fail to feel self-worth, this role is not for you.
  • We believe that fieldwork makes the dreamwork. We don’t hide behind laptops every day; we instead thrive by engaging with customers, suppliers, partners, and teammates on the phone and in the streets. (We find it invigorating – and hope you’d find it that way too!)

If this sounds like a place that you are looking to work, then come join us; APPLY HERE.

If not, then please share this JD with someone who might be a great fit (and become our customer!)