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Takealot Jobs Cape Town – Product Manager

Website Takealot

Job Description:

Building the vision and roadmap for the product portfolio to execute the product strategy.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Working cross-functionally with engineering, design, operations, and executive teams to bring about product enhancements that will improve user experience.
  • Mentor and guide Junior Product Managers and Business Analysts.
  • Evolve appropriate Product Management practices for a responsive, dynamic environment to foster effective execution to commitments.
  • Eliciting low-level functional requirements and documenting these requirements such that detailed technical specifications can be compiled by engineering teams.
  • Defining/tracking the metrics and data that will inform all decisions on features and functionality.
  • Collaborate with technical lead and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyze trade-offs between usability and performance needs.
  • Set timelines, drive project schedules and lead cross-functional development teams from design through to release.
  • Analyse and use Big Data to lead product decisions.
  • Be proactive in ensuring that the engineering and QA teams understand the requirements by facilitating backlog grooming and sprint planning sessions and initiating functional clarification sessions where needed.
  • Working with business owners to understand their strategy, requirements, and priorities in order to translate their needs into projects for engineering teams.
  • Monitor metrics and dashboards to make sure products are performing up to standard.
  • Analyzing and understanding project scope and core objectives through workshops with stakeholders to define business requirements.
  • Performing user acceptance testing.
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest trends and developments in the mobile app space.
  • Review the test plan and test scripts to ensure quality and coverage.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Advanced Diploma in a related field with at least 5 years of product management experience or exposure (through projects or responsibilities)
  • Be proactive in exploring your problem space and surroundings, in support of your team’s product vision and roadmap.
  • Have customer-centricity at the forefront of all conversations and decisions.
  • Have strong commercial acumen for the factors that drive business success in a fast-paced e-commerce environment
  • Experience with a version of scrum/agile for project execution
  • Ability to motivate engineering and other teams to execute seamlessly
  • Highly-organized and enjoy driving complex projects through to completion.
  • Be highly accountable when it comes to meeting deadlines and driving projects.
  • Experience in On-Demand food and grocery delivery is advantageous
  • If the degree/diploma qualification requirement isn’t met, at least 8 years of product management experience or exposure (through projects or responsibilities)
  • Comfortable with data deep-diving, individually and collaboratively, in order to generate product-level insights.
  • Experience in an e-commerce / logistics environment or in a mobile app-based environment would be an advantage.
  • Able to distill technical subjects into their fundamental concepts that can facilitate the effective exchange of ideas between business stakeholders and software development teams.

Job Details:

Company: Takealot

Job Category : Retail

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Application Deadline: N/A

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