Takealot Retail Marketing Manager Jobs in South Africa

Takealot Retail Marketing Manager Jobs in South Africa

  • Takealot.com, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for two highly talented Retail Marketing Managers to join our team in Cape Town to complement and play a key role in their accomplished team of Marketing professionals.

  • The business is exceptionally dynamic and fast paced, as the e-commerce environment is ever evolving and significantly growing.

  • We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hard-working people with integrity to join us.

  • We offer a market related, Total Remuneration Package which allows full flexibility according to your needs, 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

    Reporting to the Head of Retail Marketing & Partnerships

    Your responsibilities will include

  • Define and implement Retail Department and Division level Marketing plans (across all marketing channels) for the Home or Lifestyle Division.

  • Conceptualising ongoing “retail based” marketing campaigns to drive sales on site and entice new buyers and keep teams updated on competitor activitiy.

  • Build relationships internally with the Retail & Marketplace teams to identify product based marketing opportunities that the marketing team will need to execute on.

  • Develop in-depth knowledge of your Division and Departments in order to craft meaningful product based marketing strategies

  • Building relationships internally with the Retail and Marketplace teams so as to identify hot up and coming product releases and other product based marketing opportunities that the marketing team will need to exploit.

  • You will need to develop an in-depth knowledge of each of our departments in order to be able to craft meaningful product based marketing strategies

  • Building relationships with suppliers, their marketing teams and advertising agencies to identify strong co-branding and cooperative marketing opportunities.

  • In addition, you will be required to drive commercial opportunities with suppliers through the crafting of proposals, timeous execution of campaigns and post campaign reporting

  • Define and implement ongoing marketing plans working closely with promotions team to ensure we are showcasing customer acquisition products.

  • Coordinating internal retail and marketing teams to ensure each team is aligned on the marketing and promotional calendars.

  • Identifying relevant events across South Africa that align with the takealot brand, and helping to source cost effective opportunities to participate at these events.

  • Attract new buyers to our site through partnership opportunities with big brands in the market, particularly banks, and engaging in ongoing strategies to unlock the potential of those partnerships.

  • Supporting the Head of Retail Marketing with management of the Coupon tool (campaign set up, monitoring and reporting), commercial partnership activities and events

  • Operational and Management reporting weekly and monthly (incl your Retail Division and Department level reporting)

  • Coordinate Retail Marketing team and work closely with and support the Division and Department Managers to achieve overall growth KPIs.

    Attributes and Experience required

  • A strong strategic thinker who has worked with
    C-level executives - an ability to craft marketing plans to build department sales

  • A highly driven individual who is motivated to drive meaningful sales revenue for the business through retail marketing initiatives including - onsite sales, product launches, co-marketing opportunities with suppliers, event and sponsorship marketing.

  • An inquisitive mind with a passion for data - be highly analytical, using data to inform decisions

  • An understanding of e-commerce and the key levers that drive sales in an e-commerce environment

  • A strong working knowledge of Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel is required

  • Tech Savvy - have a passion for technology and how to use technological solutions to improve performance

  • Creative mindset - be able to craft numerous campaigns across many departments

  • Solutions-oriented - have a can-do attitude and high energy

  • Highly organised and efficient, with an ability to work towards and meet tight deadlines

  • Attention to detail will be very important; strong administrative skills

  • A person who is a very strong relationship builder and can unlock opportunities with partners and suppliers.

  • Good negotiation skills to drive marketing reven

  • eCommerce marketing experience


  • A candidate with a proven track record of success in their academic achievements and career.

  • A 3+ year degree in business, marketing or communications

  • A minimum of 6-8 years retail and marketing experience

  • Experience working across marketing channels – Digital, ATL, Partnerships – with demonstrable results

  • Retail experience 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 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


    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Takealot Retail Marketing Manager Jobs in South Africa

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