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Junior Product Manager


takealot.com, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly talented Junior Product Manager to join our team in Cape Town.

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.

This position reports to the (Product Manager or Product Lead or Head of Product)

Your responsibilities will include:

Determine what data needs to be gathered to inform decision making around product requirements
Gather and use quantitative and qualitative data to help formulate product requirements
Extract key insights from data for post-launch impact analysis
Suggest ideas to solve customer challenges and validate them in close collaboration with UX
Clearly communicate requirements to UX/UI design resources
Work with design resources to finalize the customer experience for a particular feature
Take end-to-end ownership of product development including documentation, implementation, testing, launch, and success metric monitoring
Facilitate backlog grooming and planning ceremonies
Clarify project requirements and create acceptance criteria with QA
Perform pre-launch user acceptance testing (UAT)
Collaborate with technical teams to document high-level non-functional requirements
Apply understanding of system architecture to help shape functional requirements
Ensure relevant stakeholders for a project are correctly identified and consulted
Have a deep understanding of core stakeholder pain-points / objectives related to a project
Manage relationships with stakeholders, related to a specific project(s), including obtaining senior stakeholder buy-in for requirements and relevant project status communications
Take initiative to identify critical problems and drive solutions
Mentor business analysts
Understand the product vision and strategy
Contribute to the roadmap to execute the product strategy

Attributes required:

Excellent written and verbal skills
Experience presenting to stakeholders
Strong attention to detail
Experience working with data analytics tools (e.g. Excel, SQL)
Experience working with wireframing tools is preferable

Qualifications and experience:

Bachelor’s Degree or Advanced Diploma in a related field with at least 3 years of business analysis experience or exposure (through projects or responsibilities) OR 1 year of product management experience or exposure (through projects or responsibilities)
If the degree/diploma qualification requirement isn’t met, at least 6 years of business analysis experience or exposure (through projects or responsibilities) OR 4 years of product management experience or exposure (through projects or responsibilities)

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 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
Posted
08/01/2022
Location
Cape Town, WC, ZA