Product Owner
Cape Town, South Africa
4d ago

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 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
  • Collaborative
  • Thorough
  • 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
  • is collaborative
  • will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts for
  • thinks like an owner of the business.
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