Product Manager

We're looking for a skilled, curious and passionate Product Manager who wants to make a difference.

Cape Town, South Africa


Online since Apr 10, 2018

Your opportunity...

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Product Manager for the Cape Town Hub of our global product and tech team. This team works on the global classifieds platform of OLX. The work ranges from improving core user flows and underlying data structures to implementing intelligent advertising solutions. Based on quarterly OKRs you will guide the team to success.

The ideal candidate helps to craft the strategy and owns the execution for building best in class products. Independent of the topic, the candidate can quickly collect necessary information, grasp new concepts and translate those into the needed vision and action. Meanwhile taking stakeholders along on this journey, by keeping them informed and involved.

The upcoming objective for the team is to work on advertising solutions. At OLX we make a big deal about being smart in everything we do. For advertising in particular the implementation makes the difference between an extremely successful and a mediocre product solution. Advertising is key to our sustainability and future growth. The product you will be working on has exposure across the globe. OLX

At OLX Group we have a clear ambition – to empower millions of people across the globe by helping them connect and share their goods and services. This inspiring purpose has helped us build one of the world’s leading Internet companies. This combination of business and purpose attracts a certain type of person. If you’ve got an entrepreneurial drive and think you can use that drive to contribute to our purpose, then we’d love to empower you to be successful. Want to know more?

Why OLX Group?

The OLX Group is a network of leading classifieds platforms in 45 markets, including brands like OLX, Avito, letgo, dubizzle, among others.

The OLX Group connects local people to buy, sell or exchange used goods and services by making it fast and easy for anyone to post a listing through their mobile phone or on the web. Hundreds of millions of people in local markets around the world generate more than 1.9 billion monthly visits, 37 billion monthly page views and 54 million listings every month on the OLX Group's online marketplaces.

Our 3000+ committed employees are making a difference from our 25 offices across the globe.  

What responsibilities will you get when working with us? 

  • Own and deliver success on business goals for all product services, by conceptualizing and executing on a compelling roadmap.
  • Collaborate and interface with expert teams around the world to ascertain priorities/needs for advertising services (as the first objective will be advertising).
  • Identify the current gaps in our suite of advertising solutions.
  • Define the balance between business and end-user needs for advertising.
  • Synthesize insights and direction from analytics data, strategic conversations and user research.
  • Drive a rapid iteration cycle.
  • Develop a method for assessing product and per iteration success as well as adding process to maximize success.

What will you need to be successful in this role?

  • Proven experience as a Product Manager.
  • Advertising focused Product Management experience i.e. Google Display Network.
  • Experience developing customer facing product(s).
  • Outstanding communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong web analytics and/or SQL experience.
  • Thrive in fast paced environments that changes occur frequently.
  • Excellent problem-solving ability.
  • Software/Web Development experience in any area are a huge plus.
  • Ability to work in an English-speaking environment.

What can you expect from us and what do we offer?

  • Contributing to the global OLX Group success.
  • International career and travel opportunities.
  • Work with an international team of top product managers and engineers.
  • A budget for conference and education.
  • Competitive salary and great benefits.
  • Any tool you might need MacBook Pro, Notebook, PC
  • Being part of a highly dynamic, fun team.
  • Flex work possibilities.
  • Free monthly massages at your desk.
  • Ping-pong and pool tables.
  • Great office in Cape Town CBD.
  • …..of course much more once the journey starts.

Inspired and interested in the job? Apply!
Are you ready to live your dream and apply for this role? It only takes a few minutes to apply using our simple application template. Once you’ve it out submit it online and our talent scouts promise to give it serious consideration. We will try to get back to you within the next two weeks but we have to admit, sometimes it takes a bit longer than that. If it does please don’t worry we will respond to your application no matter what.