Senior Director of Lending Products

Product /
Full-time /
About Tala

Tala is a global technology company building the world’s most accessible financial services. With more than $350 million raised from visionary investors, we are serving millions of customers around the world who have been overlooked by traditional financial institutions – and our plan is to serve millions more, and have been named by the Fortune Impact 20 list, CNBC’s Disruptor 50, and Forbes’ Fintech 50 list for five years running. We are expanding across product offerings, countries and crypto and are looking for people who have an entrepreneurial spirit and are passionate about the mission.

By creating a unique platform that enables lending and other financial services around the globe, people in emerging markets are able to start and expand small businesses, manage day-to-day needs, and pursue their financial goals with confidence. Currently, more than 7 million people across Kenya, the Philippines, Mexico, and India have used Tala products. Due to our global team, we have a remote-first approach, and also have offices in Santa Monica, CA (HQ); Nairobi, Kenya; Mexico City, Mexico; Manila, the Philippines; and Bangalore, India. 

Most Talazens join us because they connect with our mission of enabling financial agency for underbanked people around the world. If you are energized by the impact you can make at Tala, we’d love to hear from you!

Are you ready to lead the charge in shaping the future of global lending? As Tala’s head of Global Lending Products, your mission is to deliver innovative lending capabilities and products that drive customer financial well-being and delight to Tala’s markets! In this dynamic role, you will lead a team of top-tier product managers and technologists and collaborate with global and market leadership to deliver products that propel us to new heights of growth, competitiveness, and financial success and enable us to expand our reach to more markets across the globe. Join us in revolutionizing the lending landscape for the Global Majority and improving the financial lives of customers around the world!

What You'll Do

    • Define and drive a vision, strategy, and roadmap aligned with Tala’s overall business objectives for the Global Lending vertical. This vertical encompasses E2E lending products from applications to recoveries, including automated decisioning and machine learning infrastructure.
    • Synthesize market feedback and insights to identify opportunities for product innovation and expansion. Define market challenges and size opportunities, and prioritize initiatives that are differentiated, scalable, and repeatable.
    • Collaborate closely with internal stakeholders, including marketing, credit, finance, legal, compliance, and technology, to ensure seamless integration of lending products into the overall business strategy. Foster a culture of collaboration and knowledge sharing across departments.
    • Own KPIs and metrics to evaluate the performance of our lending products and automated decisioning processes. Continuously monitor performance, gather feedback, and implement optimization strategies to drive growth and profitability.
    • Provide strong leadership to a team of product managers, fostering a culture of ownership, trust, results focus, and curiosity. Mentor team members and provide guidance to support their professional growth and development.
    • Keep on top of industry trends and competitive landscapes, harnessing emerging opportunities to drive strategic innovation and maintain our competitive edge

What You Need

    • 8+ years of product experience in product management, with at least 3 years leading product teams & organizations
    • 5+ years experience in consumer lending
    • Experience in automated underwriting/decisioning driven by machine learning, and an understanding of how to leverage data science to drive customer & business value
    • Fluency with software engineering practices and experience delivering software capabilities that are scalable and drive customer success
    • Experience working in a global company, ideally with emerging market experience
    • Effective communicator who listens, motivates, and inspires with strong cross-functional leadership and understanding
    • Comfort working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with distributed teams
$210,000 - $230,000 a year

Our vision is to build a new financial ecosystem where everyone can participate on equal footing and access the tools they need to be financially healthy. We strongly believe that inclusion fosters innovation and we’re proud to have a diverse global team that represents a multitude of backgrounds, cultures, and experience. We hire talented people regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.