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Marketing: Product Owner

at Recruit Digital in Foreshore

South Africa's biggest online retailer, is looking for a highly talented Marketing: Product Owner to join our team in Cape Town.

They are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hard working people to join them. They offer a great work environment and a promise that you won't be bored as long as you're prepared for a challenge and want to build something great.

Your responsibilities will include:

End-to-end ownership of the Marketing tools and Projects, from requirements, to build, to implementation and maintenance

Business requirements:

  • Root cause analysis of current problem / operational challenge we are trying to solve within the team.
  • Logical problem solving to design simple, iterative solutions.
  • Document business impact of solution, key user stories, business rules and key metrics to measure success.
  • Drive cross-functional stakeholder engagement, addressing key interdependencies.
  • Own overall project roadmap of key initiatives & prioritisation of all business unit technical requirements within engineering team (from small fixes to large initiatives).

Build, Implementation & Maintenance:

  • Become the subject matter expert on the domain (e.g. what tracking and analytical tools are in place, how the team uses them, where we need to improve).
  • Ensure that the development team is building the right product on agreed timelines and therefore delivering the ROI expected of it.
  • Collaborate with the development team and other engineering colleagues, to answer queries in a timely fashion, and clarify details required for a successful build.
  • Evaluation of the development progress at the end of every sprint to ensure delivery of defined use cases that meet the business expectations.
  • Manage roll-out & implementation of product releases to business.
  • Creation and maintenance of the Product Backlog.
  • Management of priorities for maintenance.

Attributes required:

  • Basic working knowledge of code - HTML etc, and be able to brief changes to developers on a range of topics - from SEO, to tag management, to data layer implementations to get the most out of our marketing efforts.
  • Logical, structured problem solving.
  • Data Driven decision making.
  • Results-driven, strong management skills.
  • Structured thinker and process oriented.
  • An inquisitive mind with a passion for data - be highly analytical, using data to inform decisions.
  • A strong working knowledge of Google Analytics is required.
  • Tech Savvy - have a passion for technology and how to use technological solutions to improve performance.
  • Capability to present ideas succinctly in writing and verbally.


  • A proven track record of driving significant business results from the digital marketing channel.
  • Relevant tertiary degree (Computer Science/Engineering/Informatics).
  • Experience facilitating priorities between business and technical resources.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in a technical environment within the e-commerce/retail sector.

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