Takealot Product Manager - Checkout and Payments Jobs in South Africa

Takealot Product Manager - Checkout and Payments Jobs in South Africa


  • takealot.com, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly talented Checkout and Payments Product Manager to join our Takealot Product 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 Conversions Product Lead

    Your responsibilities will include

  • Building the overall vision and roadmap of the Checkout and Payments portfolio on all Takealot shopping platforms (web and apps).

  • Working cross-functionally with engineering, design, operations, and executive teams to bring about product enhancements that will improve the Checkout process.

  • Working with business owners to understand their strategy, requirements and priorities in order to translate their needs into projects on Checkout.

  • Defining/tracking the metrics and data that will inform all decisions on product features and functionality.

  • Analyzing and understanding project scope and core objectives through workshops with stakeholders to define business requirements.

  • Eliciting low-level functional requirements and documenting these requirements such that detailed technical specifications can be compiled by Engineering.

  • Collaborate with technical lead and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyse trade-offs between usability and performance needs.

  • Evolve appropriate Product Management practices for a responsive, dynamic environment to foster effective execution to commitments.

  • Be proactive in ensuring that the development and QA teams understand the requirements by attending backlog grooming and sprint planning sessions and initiating functional clarification sessions where needed.

  • Setting timelines, driving project schedules and leading cross-functional development teams from design through to release.

  • Keep up to date with the latest trends and developments in the payments space and build business cases for projects that can

  • Review the test plan and test scripts to ensure quality and coverage.

  • Performing user acceptance testing.

    Attributes Required

  • Must have a proven track record of execution and have the ability to formulate a detailed product roadmap, and to execute on
    that plan.

  • Ability to wear multiple hats to guide junior product managers, business analysts, UX experts and engineering to deliver world-class products.

  • Be 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.

  • Data-driven decision making.

  • Outstanding organisational and communication skills and the ability to balance multiple priorities

  • Attention to detail

  • An avid customer advocate

    Qualification & Experience

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree

  • At least 4 years of product management experience

  • Experience in an e-commerce environment or in a finance/payments environment would be an advantage

    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, it's 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 respectful but forthright

  • 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 business SMART. 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 HARD WORKING

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Takealot Product Manager - Checkout and Payments Jobs in South Africa

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