Product Owner, Advertising

Our client is a leading South African retailer. They’re young and dynamic company, continually on the lookout for smart, creative, hard-working people to join their team. Salaries are market related, they offer a great work environment, and a promise you won’t be bored as long as you’re ready for a challenge and want to build something great. They have offices in Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Johannesburg. Their mission? To be the leading e-commerce company in Africa.

Job description

Our client is building out its Advertising platform, which allows their sellers and suppliers to purchase advertising on the platform in order to reach their customer base.

This position reports to the Head of Business Development

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Determine, scope, prioritize and manage the advertising product roadmap
  • Ensure that product solutions and requirements meet business needs and are based on international best practices and trends
  • Ensure that product solution design is practical and implementable across the Group
  • Ensure that prioritized projects are placed on the development roadmap and communicate all requirements to all necessary stakeholders across the business
  • Proactively communicate and collaborate with the project teams to analyse any additional information needs related to functional requirements
  • Be proactive in ensuring that the development and QA teams understand the requirements by attending team meetings and initiating functional clarification sessions where needed.
  • Obtain sign-off on the specifications from all stakeholders
  • Put plans and processes in place to maximize the value that can be obtained through advertising tools, including but not limited to, AdManager, DV360, Google Analytics and Data Studio
  • Define and implement short term advertising opportunities by utilizing tools that are readily available
  • Ensure that all requirements are met during solution design and post implementation
  • Build and maintain reporting to measure the success of projects



Attributes Required:
Solutions-oriented, can-do attitude and high energy
Strong analytical and critical thinking, using data to inform decisions
Passion for understanding ambiguous, complex problems and driving high quality, innovative, clean solutions
Ability to present ideas succinctly, in writing and verbally
Versatile and with an appetite to learn by doing
Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
A proven track record of delivering results, in a fast-paced environment
Good technical understanding of software development processes
Strong project management and communication skills
Good commercial acumen and business analysis skills - analytical and able to use data to make decisions
Highly structured thinker with strong attention to detail
Versatile, resourceful and able to work on varied tasks simultaneously
Ability to verbalize and visual outcomes and communicate technical concepts in a clear, concise manner

Qualification & Experience:

Relevant tertiary degree (Computer Science/Informatics/Engineering/Digital Marketing) or similar degree
A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in business analysis, product management or a related field
Advertising focused product management experience (experience in digital marketing is advantageous)
Advertising tool experience, specifically with Google AdManager, DV360, Google Analytics, Data Studio and other ad manager/server platforms and reporting/targeting tools
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences, including technical and non-technical individuals
Experience in an agile / iterative project management and development environment is a plus
Experience in an e-commerce environment is a plus


Digital Marketing


Cape Town, City Centre