Director of Product, Originations

Product, Design, & Delivery London, United Kingdom


Director of Product, Originations

Funding Circle is looking for a senior product leader to help us achieve our ambitious growth goals across our global marketplace. More than 56,000 small businesses across our four countries have borrowed over 5.5 Billion pounds via our global marketplace. In 2017 our small business customers have used their funds to create and sustain more than 75,000 jobs globally and contributed 4 Billion pounds to the global economy.

Our goal is to continue serving our small business customers by providing them innovative experiences, throughout all possible channels - web, mobile, API and more.

As the Director of Originations, you will

  • Know and care for our Small Business Borrowers, globally, their preference and their way of thinking.
  • Lead, nurture and build an global team of product managers in delivering game changing innovation for our small business customers
  • Be responsible for strategy and roadmap execution across the different origination teams.
  • Make scope and trade off decisions when needed to maximize the value delivered, under time and resources constraints.
  • Manage relationships with senior stakeholders (Managing Directors in all our geographies), be the go-to person for a wide range of colleagues and clients, enable fast decision-making and ultimately be responsible to deliver value to our customers.
  • Ensure high level of customer experience, both internally as well as externally.
  • Manage a team of high performing product managers

As our ideal teammate,.

  • You have 8+ years of Product Management experience.
  • You are passionate about marketplaces and Small Businesses
  • You have a mindset geared toward data analytics and reporting for measuring success - a commercial mindset
  • You are used to high paced environments - both from development as well as from business perspective
  • You’ve had significant experience managing product managers in distributed global locations
  • You have vast experience owning and scaling B2C products
  • You have worked with and presented to senior stakeholders (c-level)
  • You consistently lead by example and drive your teams to high standards of delivery
  • You have a solid technical background - understanding of web technologies and software development for complex data-driven systems
  • You kill drama. When problem arises, you lead to resolution efficiently and calmly.
  • You value over-communication, honesty and direct feedback with your direct reports, peers, managers and stakeholders.

It would be great if you’ve also had,

  • Engineering or Computer Science degree, or relevant experience
  • Experience in Product or Technology in a modern lending business
  • Experience working with global teams across geographies and time zones
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