Marketing Product Owner

Marketing Product Owner

Job Title: Marketing Product Owner
Location: Western Cape
Salary: 720000.00
Reference: JN -042017-8150
Job Published: September 19, 2017 07:42

Job Description

A leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly talented Marketing Product Owner to join their team in Cape Town.

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:
    • 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
  • Implementation:
    • 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
  • Maintenance:
    • 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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