Takealot Product Owner - Group Advertising - Jobs in South Africa

Takealot Product Owner - Group Advertising - Jobs in South Africa


  • takealot.com, 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

  • 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.

  • is SMART, has INTEGRITY and is HARDWORKING

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Takealot Product Owner - Group Advertising - Jobs in South Africa

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