Takealot Product Manager Machine Learning Jobs in South Africa
Takealot Product Manager Machine Learning Jobs in South Africatakealot.com, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a Product Manager (Machine Learning) 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 Artificial Intelligence Product Lead
You will be part of a world-class artificial intelligence team comprised of experts in machine learning, data science, and software engineering.
The team’s focus is on accelerating the impact of machine learning across the Takealot Group portfolio of companies, developing AI-by-design services across multiple focus areas to improve the experience of our users and make our operations more efficient.
As a Machine Learning Product Manager you will create and facilitate the delivery of the Machine Learning roadmap for one or more of the Takealot Group’s key AI focus areas; Search & Recommendations, Supply Chain & Logistics, or Retail & Marketing.
You will work closely with relevant business units to identify opportunities for driving meaningful business results through ML solutions, and then work with stakeholders to prioritize projects for roadmap inclusion.
To execute on your roadmap you will work hand in hand with a team of dedicated data scientists, data engineers and machine learning engineers, aiming to deliver projects reliably against projected roadmap timelines (set and communicated to stakeholders quarterly by you).
You will also be responsible for defining and reporting on the success metrics of the projects on your roadmap.
Success in this role means being able to effectively move the needle of your vertical’s “North Star” metric through consistent execution of machine learning projects.
It also means becoming an effective evangelist of machine learning within the business vertical you serve; helping stakeholders understand the capabilities and potential value of ML as well as its limitations.
A strong record in delivering machine learning and/or data products including defining ML problems, identifying data strategy, building ML MVP and scaling/productizing a prototype to full-scale production.
Experience leading and executing cross functional projects. Familiarity and proficiency with agile methods and tools to support project management in a timeline sensitive environment.
High accountability when it comes to meeting deadlines and ship dates, and ability to lead numerous projects simultaneously under time constraints.
A solid understanding of ML and engineering fundamentals, allowing you to understand and earn the respect of experienced engineers and data scientists.
Enjoy making difficult things happen, leading the way in doing things for the first time, changing current ways of working and solving the many challenges along the way.
Ability to facilitate thoughtful and constructive conversations within and outside the team and an ability to communicate complex ideas effectively.
Preferably, a degree in a quantitative field such as Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Statistics (or other similar quantitative fields).
Key Attributes and Competencies
Strategic orientation with an attention to detail.
Structured thinking, ability to remove ambiguity and work under pressure.
Self-starter and moves quickly.
Decisive and able to take accountability, and balance multiple priorities.
Can solve complex problems and distil into deliverables.
Proficiency to work closely and collaboratively with multiple departments and executives, and in cross-functional teams.
Exceptional communication and presentation skills.
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
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
How to Apply
For more information and job application details, see; Takealot Product Manager Machine Learning Jobs in South Africa
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