Head of Product

Our client is a fast growing online fashion business based in South Africa. They’re obsessive about high performance yet collaborative culture, and are looking for leaders to join their team. They think big, move fast, take ownership and are used to winning. The team are experts in their field, working together to create a world class brand. Currently expanding they are looking for a Head of Product to report into the CEO.

Job description

The Role

  • Product Vision. Define and drive the integrated product strategy for the business, ensuring strategy is aligned with business goals, and communicated effectively to stakeholders. 
  • Product Execution. Maximise the product team’s ability to execute consistently, rapidly, and effectively. This includes implementing and best practices for product planning, customer discovery and research, and product development - and ensuring positive collaboration with other departments within the business.
  • Team Development. Identify and recruit potential talent, and work actively and continuously with the team to exploit their strengths and develop areas of weakness. Build a team that is engaged, energised, and motivated, and a product culture that is focussed on delivering business and customer value.
  • Contribution to Management Team. Able to collaborate effectively with all members of the management team, and contribute to business strategy and vision.



Qualifications & Experience

A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, or equivalent industry experience, would be beneficial.
At least 6 years of product management experience that includes 2 years in a mobile environment (preferably ecommerce).
Data and research driven, analytical approach to features and changes.
Proven track record of delivering business value.
Detail oriented, and comfortable generating relevant artefacts for an effective, light production process.
Proficiency to manage a diverse workload and assign priorities to tasks.
Familiarity and significant experience with agile and lean processes.
Thorough knowledge of prevailing and emerging mobile trends and technologies.
A great communicator with presentation experience. Able to convey complex concepts in a simple and digestible manner.
Strong commercial acumen, with proven track record of using product improvements to realise market opportunities. Able to articulate strategies in terms of impact on business metrics.
Experience in both setting and executing the product strategy to achieve set business goals.
Exceptional planning, project management and problem-solving skills
Key attributes and competencies

Excellent interpersonal skills and a can-do attitude.
An appreciation for best practices and innovation in product design and development, user experience, and team management.
Excellent leadership, communication and persuasive skills.
Strategic orientation with an attention to detail.
Structured thinking, ability to remove ambiguity and work under pressure.
Self-starter and moves quickly.
Decisive and able to take accountability, and balance multiple priorities.
Can solve complex problems and distil into deliverables.
Proficiency to work closely and collaboratively with multiple departments and executives, and lead cross-functional teams.
Exceptional communication and presentation skills.




Cape Town, City Centre