Product Owner

Product Owner

Job Title: Product Owner
Location: Western Cape
Salary: 0.00
Reference: JN -032017-8080
Job Published: June 29, 2017 11:24

Job Description

A leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly talented Product Owner to join their team in Cape Town.
We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, young, creative, hard working people to join us.  We offer market related benefits, a great work environment and a promise that you won’t be bored as long as you are prepared for a challenge and want to build something great.

The position reports to the Head of Retail & Marketplace. 
  • Ownership of the Retail & Marketplace buying & merchandising tools:
    • Continuous Improvement
    • Business Requirements Management
    • Project Management of key development initiatives
  • Continuous Improvement
    • Become the subject matter expert on the domain (e.g. what tools are in place, how the team uses them, where we need to improve)
    • Continuous identification of problems and opportunities for improvement
    • Business impact and root cause analysis
    • Logical problem solving to design practical, iterative solutions
    • Own overall roadmap and prioritisation of key development initiatives 
  • Business Requirements Management
    • Document business impact of solution, key user stories, business rules and key metrics to measure success
    • Drive cross-functional stakeholder engagement, addressing key interdependencies
    • Evaluation of the development progress from each sprint to ensure delivery meets the business requirements
    • Collaborate with the development team and other engineering colleagues, to answer queries in a timely fashion, and clarify details required for a successful build
  • Project Management
    • Development of project plans for the delivery of key development initiatives
    • Manage all phases of the projects towards agreed timelines and scope, therefore delivering the expected business impact
Attributes required:
  • Logical, structured problem solving
  • Data Driven decision making
  • Results-driven, strong management skills
  • Structured thinker and process oriented
  • Relevant tertiary degree (Computer Science/Engineering/Informatics)
  • 5+ years’ Business Analysis or other relevant experience
  • Agile development exposure beneficial

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