Product Manager (retail) – (must Have University Degree In Computer Science/engineering/informatics Or Related Qualification) – Aa/ee Cape Town Permanent

4785174 Professional 12 Jul 2020
myRecruit Western Cape
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Job Summary
Position for Product Manager (retail) – (must Have University Degree In Computer Science/engineering/informatics Or Related Qualification) – Aa/ee Cape Town
Job Description

You will have overall responsibility for defining and executing on a Technical Product Roadmap, that delivers projects to support our Retail division in achieving its commercial objectives.

Key responsibilities will include:


  • Gain a deep understanding of the Retail division in terms of its strategic objectives, business processes, available tools & systems, and relevant external best practice benchmarks

  • Work closely with the Merchant Product Lead to define and maintain a Product Roadmap that delivers on technical developments required to support the Retail Division in achieving its strategic objectives

  • Measure the success of developments via the tracking of relevant metrics 

  • Take ownership for improving these metrics by identifying and prioritising appropriate roadmap projects

  • Define the strategic business requirements for technical systems development related to specific projects prioritised on the Product Roadmap, using relevant data to support decision making

  • Translate business requirements into functional and technical IT user stories and project specifications, by ensuring that projects are broken down into phases to deliver immediate business benefit

  • End-to-end project management of technical projects throughout the entire product development lifecycle – setting timelines, driving project schedules, leading cross-functional development teams from design through to release, and management of the production launch

  • Manage all stakeholder communications - to ensure appropriate input on the Product Roadmap prioritisation and communication on its execution

  • Manage the engineering backlog via appropriate sprint prioritisation and planning




  • 5+ years of experience in product management, business analysis or a related technical role, preferably driving large, company-wide initiatives

  • Relevant tertiary degree (Computer Science/Engineering/Informatics)

  • Experience in an agile / iterative project management and development environment 

  • Strong commercial acumen – analytical and able to use data to drive decision making

  • Highly structured thinker with strong attention to detail

  • Strong technical understanding & experience with the development process

  • Strong project management and communication skills – able to effectively manage cross-functional stakeholders (in particular the engineering team) to ensure projects are delivered according to specifications on-time

  • Experience in an e-commerce environment is a plus

  • A proven track record of delivering results, in a fast-paced environment


Should you be interested in this position and meet the above criteria, forward your MS Word CV to Marie – ***email***  -- Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


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