Lead Product Manager


Mexico City, MX
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Prod Mgmt/Dev
  • Post Date: 01/11/2021
  • Website: tala.co
  • Company Address: , Santa Monica, CA, 90401

About Tala

Tala is a financial technology company on a mission to build a financial system that works for everyone. Our first product is a lending app that instantly underwrites and delivers credit to customers who have little or no formal borrowing history. Tala has disbursed over $1B to more than 4 million customers across East Africa, the Philippines, Mexico, and India who use Tala loans to start and expand small businesses, pay school fees and bills, and build more stable financial lives.

Job Description

Tala was named one of the top 50 FinTech companies in the world. We are a financial technology company on a mission to make financial services simple, inclusive, and accessible for the doers and dreamers globally. More than 5 million people in emerging markets have borrowed through our smartphone app, which provides instant credit scoring, lending, education, and other personalized financial services. Headquartered in Santa Monica, we support the needs of our customers in Kenya, Mexico, Philippines, and India. 
Lead product strategy and execution for Mexico, one of Tala’s most exciting and valuable growth markets.  As a key member of the Tala Mexico leadership team, you will be responsible for defining and delivering the future of our end to end product experience in Mexico, working in close collaboration with the Mexico GM and global product leads to achieve exceptional business results while delivering in market on Tala’s vision of financial agency for all.

What you will do:

    • Develop and optimize the product strategy and product roadmap for Mexico in collaboration with the GM and global product leads.
    • Build business cases and drive outcome oriented product prioritization decisions.
    • Cultivate and communicate a deep understanding of Tala’s audience, opportunity, and competitive landscape in Mexico.
    • Deliver clear and compelling product specs, partnering closely with engineering to ensure excellent development execution.
    • Influence key stakeholders in Mexico and globally to drive a cohesive product and market strategy, generating strategic and operational alignment through excellent thought leadership, planning and communication .
    • Leverage quantitative and qualitative insights coupled with a deep understanding of both consumer behavior and the local financial services ecosystem to drive outsized impact and ROI. 
    • Drive go to market planning of new products and services in Mexico.
    • Actively contribute to corporate strategy and company culture as a key member of Tala’s Country Leadership team.

What you will need:

    • 5+ years experience in Product Management, with track record of success in finance, consumer mobile apps or related industries
    • Demonstrated ability to ship products and deliver meaningful business results
    • Deep understanding of the Mexican FinTech and/or consumer mobile ecosystem
    • Capable consumer of modern analytics tools with strong data fluency
    • Strong understanding of modern development practices and planning processes
    • Comfort working in a fast paced, dynamic environment with distributed teams
    • Strong leadership presence with ability to vision set and manage through influence
    • Fluent in English and Spanish
About Tala
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.

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