Product Lead, Credit

  • Tala
  • Santa Monica, CA, USA
  • Jul 11, 2018
Full time Data

Job Description

Lead global credit initiatives to unlock financial access, choice, and control for the underserved by building out financial products for the Tala ecosystem. This role will lead a cross-functional squad of local and in-country team members to improve an user’s financial health by developing a deep understanding of the user and delivering user-centric solutions.


  • Create global credit businesses that are locally relevant and sustainable
  • Lead cross-functional squad to align, prioritize, and execute roadmap against financial KPIs
  • Scale operational needs such as identity verification, payments negotiations
  • Partner with credit, data and collections teams to ship both user-facing and internal products
  • Develop strong understanding of in-country context, user needs, and competitive landscape


  • 6+ years product experience in credit; consumer mobile, emerging markets, payments experience a plus
  • Deep understanding of the macro-economic credit environment of our markets
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills with a history of shipping successful credit products
  • Effective communicator that listens, motivates, and inspires with strong cross-functional leadership and understanding
  • Checked ego, humble, empathetic, collaborative, service-oriented attitude of “user first”

About Tala:

Tala is the leading mobile technology and data science company committed to financial inclusion globally. More than 1.3 million people have borrowed through Tala’s smartphone app, which provides instant credit scoring, lending, and other personalized financial services in emerging markets. Tala has raised more than $105 million from leading venture and impact investors including Revolution, IVP, Ribbit Capital, Data Collective, and Lowercase Capital. Tala’s global team is headquartered in Santa Monica, with additional offices in Nairobi, Manila, Dar Es Salaam, Mexico City, Mumbai, and Bangalore.