Takealot | Distance Learning Project Lead (Fixed Term Contract) X70

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Takealot | Distance Learning Project Lead (Fixed Term Contract) X70

takealot.com, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly talented Distance Learning Project Lead to join our team in Cape Town.

We’re a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hard-working people with integrity to join us.  We offer a market related, Total Remuneration Package which allows full flexibility according to your needs, 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!

This position reports to the Division Manager.

Takealot.com has got the contract for the fulfilment of one of South Africa’s universities’ distance learning programmes and needs someone up for the challenge to manage this project. The university provides modules & text book requirements and student particulars. With this the Takealot team jumps in and does the rest. The Project Lead needs to guide and manage all information between the university, the Takealot retail team who orders the stock and the fulfilment team who handles the deliveries as well as the following:

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Handle all communication to and from the University
  • Ensure that invoices are submitted and paid
  • Manage the project credit
  • Troubleshoot queries, failed deliveries etc
  • Manage international deliveries
  • Stock management and provide buy-in suggestions to buying team
  • Give regulate detailed feedback to Division manager and rest of team
  • Assist and guide fulfilment team

Attributes required:

  • Solutions-oriented, can-do attitude; self-motivated
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking, ability to use data to inform decisions, identify the root cause and resolve problem
  • Strong product and buying planning skills
  • Ability to manage priorities according to clear prioritization and structured planning
  • Comfortable with change and excellent team player
  • Excellent MS Excel skills
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal)
  • Adaptable and eager to learn to new systems
  • Build reports

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Problem solving/root cause analysis
  • People management
  • Retail buying/e-commerce experience preferable but not an absolute requirement
  • Project experience preferable but not an absolute requirement

The Environment:

  • takealot.com employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, fun and have the shared ambition of takealot.com being the leading e-commerce company in Africa.
  • We have fun, work hard, take ownership, work in teams to create solutions, and are always open to direct feedback/new ideas on where we can improve.
  • We are short on ego and high on output.
  • We are doers and not only thinkers, its all in the execution after all.
  • We love what we do and what we are creating.

We seek to Employ an Extra Ordinary Mind who:

  • is forthright but respectful
  • is an expert at doing, who can not only design but also execute
  • is analytical, able to use data to make decisions
  • is competitive, self-directed and strive to be the BEST (GREAT requires a lot of work and does not only happen during business hours
  • is passionate about the potential of e-commerce and delivering a world-class customer experience
  • is entrepreneurialthrives under change and accepts it is a constant and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster
  • is able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input
  • is curious and challenge the status quo
  • is innovative and enjoys iteration
  • is collaborative
  • will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts for takealot.com.
  • thinks like an owner of the business.

If you meet the above you are an Extraordinary Mind so come and join us!

Takealot is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants from the previously disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities will be given preference

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