Product Lead, Emerging Markets

TALA, Santa Monica

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Lead product initiatives in an emerging market for the purpose of unlocking financial access, choice, and control for the underserved. Lead a cross-functional squad of LA and in-country team members to establish product-market fit by developing a deep understanding of the user and delivering user-centric solutions.


  • Establish product-market fit for current Tala product in a market
  • Lead cross-functional squad to align, prioritize, and execute roadmap in sync with company strategy
  • Develop a strong understanding of in-country context, user needs, and competitive landscape
  • Collaborate with Program Management to ensure consistent agile practices and reporting
  • Act as central hub across various functions: Engineering, Credit, Data, CX, Research, and Growth
  • Global travel required


  • 6+ years product experience in one or more of the following: consumer mobile, personal finance, emerging markets, payments
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills with a history of shipping successful, user-centric products against company metrics and KPIs
  • Proficient with the latest methods of product discovery and development
  • 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 a mission-driven mobile technology and data science company that’s opening up financial access for underserved people globally. Tala’s smartphone app uses alternative data to deliver instant credit and help customers build their financial identities. Unlike traditional credit scoring, our proprietary underwriting models draw on thousands of mobile data points including network diversity, social connectedness, geographic patterns, and financial transactions to score customers in real time, without a need for formal credit history.


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