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Head: Product Line


Head: Product Line

Date: 08-Nov-2021

Location: Stellenbosch, Western Cape, ZA

Company: Capitec Bank Ltd

Purpose Statement

  • To integrate and align an entire Product Line* through guiding and coaching Product Heads so that ‘best in world’ products are developed according to the requirements of the Business Owner/s and organisational strategy and objectives.

Education (Minimum)

  • Honours Degree in Commerce or Business Management

Education (Ideal or Preferred)

  • Masters Degree in Commerce or Business Management

Knowledge and Experience


  • 12+ yrs. experience in business management at a senior level in an innovative high performing environment, where technology is at the forefront.
  • Ideally experience in a banking of Fin Tech. environment, but product line dependant.
  • 8+ years’ experience managing people including providing guidance and direction to senior managers, serving as arbitrator when required. 
  • Providing thought leadership and vision, identifying and promoting strategic opportunities for the organisation.  
  • Aligning multiple teams and products and their strategies with a central organisational strategy and related objectives. 
  • Managing multiple initiatives with competing priorities and experience in influencing multiple, diverse stakeholders at all levels, both business and technology.
  • Business and product vision; has had ownership and oversight of products previously.
  • Working at different levels in an organisation (strategic, tactical and technical levels) but significant experience of corporate strategy thinking and planning.
  • Communicating with technical and non-technical senior stakeholders across multiple business units. 
  • Leading, being a mentor and earning trust across different levels and multiple groups of a large organization
  • Using influence and relationships to drive and achieve objectives.
  • Leading and managing senior and technical managers to deliver, with delivery in an agile manner and at a scaled level
  • Managing and working with remote / hybrid teams

Knowledge and Skills

  • Strategic and commercial thinking at an organisation wide level and perspective. 
  • Able to think about problems from a business perspective using people, technology and product input.
  • Business acumen and systems thinking; able to take a ‘big picture’ view, assess, make a logical, sound decision and influence others to achieve objectives.
  • People leadership and management practices to empower, create focus and delivery.
  • Organising, planning and prioritising work.
  • Data-driven approach; analytical and quantitative skills.
  • Technologically literate and able to adapt to new technologies. 
  • Able to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety 


  • Commercial Thinking Skills
  • Communications Skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Interpersonal & Relationship management Skills
  • Strategic Thinking Skills


  • Deciding and Initiating Action
  • Leading and Supervising
  • Persuading and Influencing
  • Creating and Innovating
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts
  • Adapting and Responding to Change
  • Coping with Pressures and Setbacks
  • Entrepreneurial and Commercial Thinking

Additional Information

  • Clear criminal and credit record


Capitec is committed to diversity and, where feasible, all appointments will support the achievement of our employment equity goals


For further information regarding this job posting, please contact the Capitec Talent Acquisition Specialist:

Nadia Louw

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