Superbalist - Head of Product
Cape Town, ZA
6d ago

South Africa’s fashion destination, is looking for a Head of Product to join our team in Cape Town.

We are looking for candidates who have a real passion for technology, who are constantly exploring, learning and improving their skills.

We’re a hyper growth company looking for smart, innovative, autonomous, and creative people to join us!

We think big, and follow through!

  • Scale : Over 650,000 happy shoppers shop online on Show them what you can do.
  • Learn : We work with the best of the best, and then some. Code alongside industry leaders and upskill in record time.
  • Grow : Expand your career in the fast-growing Takealot Group :, and Mr D Food. We like to promote from within : Here’s your chance.
  • Who’s who

    This position reports to the Superbalist CEO. is looking for a seasoned Head of Product to join its executive leadership team in Cape Town. This role will oversee the product and design teams responsible for the customer experience of Superbalist.

    com as well as the internal tools that support the operational side of the business. The role will work closely with engineering, operations, and executive teams to bring these products to market.

    The high level

  • Working with executives and stakeholders to understand business objectives and defining a product strategy that aligns those objectives with overall customer happiness.
  • Managing a team of product owners and designers responsible for delivering feature roadmaps for the customer facing experience as well as the internal business facing tools necessary for the day to day management of retail operations.
  • Defining hiring objectives to meet business goals and supporting recruitment efforts through following and improvement of recruitment tools and processes.
  • Working with engineering leadership to ensure product and engineering teams are properly structured for maximum output.
  • Defining and evolving processes and ways of working to promote increased efficiency and output across product and engineering.
  • Overseeing the defining and tracking of KPIs that will inform decisions on product features and functionality.
  • Facilitating the alignment of project delivery expectations with stakeholders and ensuring reliable delivery against them.
  • Your qualifications & experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, or equivalent industry experience
  • At least 6 years of web product management experience in an agile environment (preferably e-commerce)
  • At least 2 years experience managing a team (or teams) of product managers
  • Proven track record of delivering business value through project delivery
  • The skills we need

  • Ability to wear multiple hats in order to guide product managers, UX experts and engineering to deliver world-class products
  • Proficiency to work closely and collaboratively with multiple departments and executives, and lead cross-functional teams.
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills and able to articulate strategies in terms of impact on business metrics.
  • Ability to take initiative in ambiguous situations, identifying critical problems and driving solutions
  • Thorough knowledge of prevailing and emerging mobile and e-commerce trends and technologies
  • Data driven decision making
  • An avid customer advocate
  • Exceptional planning and project management skills
  • An appreciation for best practices and innovation in product design and development, user experience, and team management.
  • Self-starter and moves quickly.
  • Let’s talk about life Takealot Group

  • The power is in your hands : We offer a market-related, Total Remuneration Package which allows full flexibility according to your needs.
  • Go on, be the master of your own destiny.

  • No doors : We aren’t fans of stuffy offices or siloed work environments. Collab and make something great.
  • Remote work : Love water cooler chats and working from home? offers a hybrid working model for the best of both worlds.
  • Hat day : Take a day every two weeks to go learn something new, or work on a proof of concept; come up with a creative solution for a business or technical challenge!
  • Naspers Tech Community & Online Learning : Share ideas and grow with global industry leaders who are all just a Slack message away.
  • Love to learn? Up-skill with free access to courses on MyAcademy, Udacity, Udemy, Coursera and more.

  • Good times : Get to know the other extraordinary minds at during regular social events and out-of-office activities (think hikes, think mini golf, think lunch, think good times).
  • Staff discount . The latest fashion at even better prices. What more could you ask for?
  • Birthday leave : Enjoy your mandatory fun day off - you deserve it!
  • Right tools, right job : Mac, Windows, Linux, two monitors or one. Whatever your preference, you’ll work on the latest tech, off the latest tech.
  • Help when you need it most : Confidential counselling, legal support and financial guidance, for free, anytime, anywhere.
  • Tech stack (for days) : Vue.js, Python, PHP, Node.js, Kotlin, Swift, Google Cloud, Kubernetes, PubSub, and all things machine learning.
  • If you build it, they will come.

  • Free parking : No more 5km fun runs to your desk (unless you want to).
  • Like what you see?

    Let’s chat! Apply today!

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

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