a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly talented Advertising Product Owner to join our team in Cape Town.
We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hardworking people to join us. We offer market related benefits, 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 Group Advertising Head
Your responsibilities will include :
Determine, scope, prioritise and manage the advertising product roadmap
Ensure that product solutions and requirements meet business needs and are based on international best practices and trends
Ensure that product solution design is practical and implementable across the Takealot Group
Ensure that prioritised projects are placed on the development roadmap and communicate all requirements to all necessary stakeholders across the business
Proactively communicate and collaborate with the project teams to analyse any additional information needs related to functional requirements
Be proactive in ensuring that the development and QA teams understand the requirements by attending team meetings and initiating functional clarification sessions where needed.
Obtain sign-off on the specifications from all stakeholders
Put plans and processes in place to maximise the value that can be obtained through advertising tools, including but not limited to, AdManager, DV360, Google Analytics and Data Studio
Define and implement short term advertising opportunities by utilising tools that are readily available
Ensure that all requirements are met during solution design and post implementation
Build and maintain reporting to measure the success of projects
Attributes Required :
Solutions-oriented, can-do attitude and high energy
Strong analytical and critical thinking, using data to inform decisions
Passion for understanding ambiguous, complex problems and driving high quality, innovative, clean solutions
Ability to present ideas succinctly, in writing and verbally
Versatile and with an appetite to learn by doing
Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
A proven track record of delivering results, in a fast-paced environment
Good technical understanding of software development processes
Strong project management and communication skills
Good commercial acumen and business analysis skills - analytical and able to use data to make decisions
Highly structured thinker with strong attention to detail
Versatile, resourceful and able to work on varied tasks simultaneously
Ability to verbalise and visualise outcomes and communicate technical concepts in a clear, concise manner
Qualification & Experience :
Relevant tertiary degree (Computer Science / Informatics / Engineering / Digital Marketing) or similar degree
A minimum of 3-5 years experience in business analysis, product management or a related field
Advertising focused product management experience (experience in digital marketing is advantageous)
Advertising tool experience, specifically with Google AdManager, DV360, Google Analytics, Data Studio and other ad manager / server platforms and reporting / targeting tools
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences, including technical and non-technical individuals
Experience in an agile / iterative project management and development environment is a plus
Experience in an e-commerce environment is a plus
The Environment :
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, it’s all in the execution after all. We love what we do and what we are creating.
We seek to employ Extraordinary Minds , people who are :
Experts at DOING, they can not only design but also execute
Analytical, able to use data to make decisions. Letting data decide but not consume
Although innovation is important, GREAT requires a lot of work. This does not happen only in business hours
Always questioning the status quo
Not averse to risk
Business smart. Able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input
Self-directed, taking action based on own initiative
User focused, always trying to understand a product from the users perspective
Able to communicate clearly and not afraid to voice an opinion, no matter how unpopular
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
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