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Product Manager, Digital Innovation

Product Management

DSV - Global transport and logistics
In 1976, ten independent hauliers joined forces and founded DSV in Denmark. Since then, DSV has evolved to become the world's 5th largest supplier of global solutions within transport and logistics. Today, we add value to our customers' entire supply chain by transporting, storing, packaging, re-packaging, processing and clearing all types of goods. We work every day from our many offices in more than 90 countries to ensure a steady supply of goods to production lines, outlets, stores and consumers all over the world. Our reach is global yet our presence is local and close to our customers.  Read more at www.dsv.com 

 

Location: Kempton Park
Job Posting Title: Product Manager, Digital Innovation 
Time Type: Full Time

 

Tertiary Qualification(s) - Essential 

Degree in Business Administration or Logistics Management or Engineering

 

Computer Literacy Level - Advanced
MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook
 

Additional Computer Skills 

Experience in Microsoft Power Suite / Low Code Programming / Power BI will be an advantage

 

Job-related Requirements

•    Minimum three years of professional experience in a project, consulting or similar management position
•    Experience in developing digital products, such as SaaS, IoT, AI and/or eCommerce
•    Experience in innovation context or startup with proven leadership track record
•    Credible understanding of major digital business models, emerging technologies and the respective growth drivers
•    Capability to inspire, motivate and convince colleagues within the organisation
•    Strong customer orientation and experience in identifying current and future customer needs
 

Electives

  • Experience in the logistics and transportation industry
  • Design Thinking
  • Change Management experience in rolling out big projects / big systems?
  • Formal qualification in Change Management (preferably PROSci)
  • BI knowledge / experience
     

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE ROLE 

The Product Manager (PM) holistically leads the development and implementation of new digital products, whether through tactical and strategic partnerships with existing players to greenfield development of new digital products and services. The PM is responsible for the idea assessment, initial setup of the project, creating a product road map, the acquisition of relevant partners, the steering of digital product development as well as stakeholder management. In addition. 
The PM drives internal adoption of digital innovation initiatives within the Africa region, working closely with the business to identify and execute on digital. PM will also be responsible for managing external and internal developers and partners to ensure cost effective and efficient delivery of selected initiatives. 

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES 

•    Leading digital innovation projects in logistics and supply chain
•    Product development: define product strategy, roadmap and manage the product from idea assessment, proof-of-concept, pilot to production
•    Build relationships with relevant partners, e.g., start-ups, customers, business partners, vendors, research institutes
•    Ongoing product and service development, implementation and iterative improvement, monitoring of KPIs and milestones
•    Systematic know-how transfer both into DSV Africa Innovation Hub and into other DSV entities
•    High degree of flexibility regarding execution approaches, team setup, technological bandwidth, and budget acting as an open-minded entrepreneur

 

Disclaimer: Due to the high volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should an external candidate not hear from us within four (4) weeks following their application, they should consider their application unsuccessful. Strictly fair and non-discriminatory selection procedures will be followed. We use Affirmative Action (AA) measures in an endeavor to redress the disadvantages in employment experienced by designated groups. Where possible, preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act and in line with DSV’s Employment Equity plans. DSV reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time. 

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