Product Lead – Discovery (Enterprise Architect)
takealot.com
Cape Town, South Africa
8d ago

takealot.com, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a Enterprise Architect to join our team in Cape Town.

We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hard working people with integrity to join us.

We offer a market related, Total Remuneration Package which allows full flexibility according to your needs, a great work environment and a promise that you won’t be bored as long as you are prepared for a challenge and want to build something great.

This position reports to the Enterprise Architect.

Your responsibilities will include :

  • The overall vision, strategy and roadmap of features and services for the Takealot.com customer facing Discovery Journey on desktop and mobile platforms.
  • This includes everything from catalogue data management to the consumer facing search, browse and product recommendation experiences.

    The role is inherently cross-functional working closely with engineering, design, operations, and executive teams to bring products to market.

  • You will manage a team of Product Owners, BI analysts, UI Designers and User Experience specialists in order to define requirements, business drivers and competitive analysis and track the execution of these requirements to final product delivery.
  • You will work with business owners in the business to understand their strategy, requirements and priorities in order to translate needs into recommended initiatives & projects that affect customer facing products.
  • You will define and track the metrics and data that will inform all decisions on product features and functionality, and create business cases to motivate the prioritisation of these initiatives.
  • Evolve appropriate Product Management practices for a responsive, dynamic environment to foster cost-effective execution to commitments
  • Attributes required :

  • The successful candidate has a proven track record of execution and has the ability to formulate a detailed product roadmap, and to execute on that plan
  • You wear multiple hats to guide product managers, UX experts and engineering to deliver world-class products
  • Solution oriented, accountable, highly-motivated and have a robust personality
  • The ability to take initiative in ambiguous situations, by identifying critical problems and driving solutions
  • Thorough knowledge of prevailing and emerging mobile and e-commerce trends and technologies
  • Data driven decision making
  • Outstanding organisational and communication skills and the ability to balance multiple priorities
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • An avid customer advocate
  • Qualifications / Experience :

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree, preferably in engineering
  • At least 3 years product management experience of which at least 2 years in an eCommerce and mobile environment
  • Prior experience in online Retail preferred
  • The Environment :

  • takealot.com employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, fun and have the shared ambition of takealot.
  • com being the leading e-commerce company in Africa.

  • We have fun, work hard, take ownership, work in teams to create solutions, and are always open to direct feedback / new ideas on where we can improve.
  • We are short on ego and high on output.
  • We are doers and not only thinkers, its all in the execution after all.
  • We love what we do and what we are creating.
  • We seek to Employ an Extra Ordinary Mind who :

  • is forthright but respectful
  • is an expert at doing, who can not only design but also execute
  • is analytical, able to use data to make decisions
  • is competitive, self-directed and strive to be the BEST (GREAT requires a lot of work and does not only happen during business hours
  • is passionate about the potential of e-commerce and delivering a world-class customer experience
  • is entrepreneurial , thrives under change and accepts it is a constant and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster
  • is able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input
  • is curious and challenge the status quo
  • is innovative and enjoys iteration
  • is collaborative
  • will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts for takealot.com.
  • thinks like an owner of the business.
  • is SMART, has INTEGRITY and is HARDWORKING
  • If you meet the above you are an Extraordinary Mind so come and join us!

    Takealot is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants from the previously disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities will be given preference

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