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Head of Product | Cape Town

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2023
Closing date: Monday, 23 October 2023
Position: Head of Product
Industry: Lighting, Electrical, Hardware
Location: Cape Town
Remuneration: Market related

Are you a dynamic leader, ready to champion groundbreaking products from concept to market dominance?  We are in search of a Head of Product with a unique blend of skills – a strategic thinker, a technical wizard, an empathetic communicator, and a resilient leader.

Our client, a leader in the lighting industry, is seeking a dynamic Head of Product to join their team in Cape Town. They have a national presence and extend their influence into Africa through enduring relationships with esteemed business partners.

Reporting to the Marketing Director, the Head of Product/Product Executive is responsible for managing the entire life cycle of a product, from ideation to launch and beyond.  Armed with a business degree and 5 years’ experience in buying and product management. Ideally you will have experience dealing with Asian suppliers specifically in the lighting, electrical and hardware industry for sale to the wholesale/retail environments.

Key Competencies:

Communication skills:  articulate the product vision, strategy and roadmap as well as solicit feedback and resolve conflicts

Technical expertise:  collaborate with the suppliers to define the product requirements, prioritise the features and troubleshoot the issues

Strategic thinking:  plan and execute the product roadmap, measure the outcomes, and adapt to changing situations

Leadership skills:  be able to manage expectations, handle conflicts and make decisions

Emotional intelligence:  be able to cope with stress, uncertainty and failure

Analytical skills:  exceptional analytical competence using Excel and data tools

Job description:

  • Gain a deep understanding of customer experience, identify and fill product gaps and generate new ideas that grow market share, improve customer experience and drive growth
  • Create buy-in for the product vision both internally and with key external partners
  • Develop product pricing and positioning strategies
  • Follow and interpret relevant market trends
  • Drive product launches including working with sales, procurement and regulatory teams
  • Evaluate promotional plans to ensure that they are consistent with product line strategy and that the message is effectively conveyed
  • Act as a product evangelist to build awareness and understanding
  • Represent the company by visiting customers to solicit feedback on company products
  • Evaluate suppliers
  • Negotiate prices
  • Monitor stock levels and approving product forecast and purchases in conjunction with the Inventory Planner

Nicolene Di Bartolo has been retained to manage all applications.    Please click on APPLY below to follow the online application process or visit our careers page at – closing date for all applications is 4pm on Monday, 23 October 2023.  Only online website applications will be considered.  NO emailed CVs will be considered.

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