Takealot Division Manager - Electronics Jobs in South Africa

Takealot Division Manager - Electronics Jobs in South Africa

  • takealot.com, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly talented Electronics Division Manager to join our team in Cape Town.

  • You will report to the Head of Retail Buying and be responsible for the commercial performance of the Electronics business unit.

  • We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, young, creative, hard working 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.

  • The position reports to the Head of Retail Buying.

  • You will be responsible for managing a team of category buyers and driving growth and improving performance for the Electronics division, including: Cameras, Computers, Laptops and Components, Electronic Accessories, Musical Instruments, Office & Office Furniture, Smart Tech & wearables and TV & Audio.

  • This includes developing a category strategy for 'how to win' in these categories, assessing market opportunities, managing the team to deliver against the strategy, building a team, and driving performance improvement initiatives throughout the team.

    Your responsibilities will include

  • Develop a comprehensive strategy/plan to drive growth across the departments in brands, suppliers and new product selection

  • Manage the execution against this plan and ensure teams prioritise strategic objectives

  • Manage team against key financial and service level performance indicators within the department (sales, margin, rebates, listings availability, stock cover etc.)
    P&L management

  • Build & foster new and current supplier relationships, improve service level agreements and manage the team to deliver on stronger negotiations

  • Identify and execute on performance/business growth initiatives

  • Motivate and professionally develop your team, while ensuring appropriate succession planning

  • Manage site-merchandising and work with the marketing team to develop promotional strategies for the division

    Attributes required

  • Smart,
    analytical thinker

  • Energetic, dynamic individual - can-do attitude, self-motivated

  • Results oriented - Proven track record of delivering exceptional results

  • Experience in building, managing and developing teams


  • 8+ years experience in a high-performance environment

  • 3+ years managerial experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required (Preferable post-graduate degree in business)

  • Strong competency in analytical tools

    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.


    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Takealot Division Manager - Electronics Jobs in South Africa

  • Click here to post comments

    Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Job Vacancies in Africa.

    Scholarship 2020/21

    Undergraduate Scholarships 2020/2021
    Masters Scholarships,
    PhD Scholarships,
    International Scholarships.