Senior Data Product Manager

Data, Risk & Analytics London, United Kingdom


The role

At Funding Circle, we firmly believe that data is core to our mission to build the place where small businesses can get the funding they need to win. It is our key asset and is fundamental to the growth of our company. As such, we’re looking to scale up our Data Product team to help us continue to build a world class data ecosystem, working on cutting edge data concepts and technologies.

This role will work closely with a team of data & analytical engineers to build out our platform, supporting key stakeholders across the business - including risk, data scientists, commercial …and more! 

Who are we?

Our mission is to build the place where small businesses get the funding they need to win. 

We do this by uniting cutting-edge data and technology to deliver an unbeatable customer experience. With a decade of expertise under our belt, we've built a game-changer of a platform that's reshaping the landscape of SME lending. Say goodbye to lengthy applications and hello to lightning-fast decisions! In just minutes, SMEs across the UK can get an instant decision, giving them access to affordable funding in a flash. 

99% of businesses are small businesses! And in most cases aren’t given the finance they need to grow. We’re here to change that because the world needs small business.

Want to learn more? 

  • We have a huge impact on the businesses that borrow through our platform, the communities they serve and the overall economy (last year £6.9bn of GDP generated). You can read our full Impact Report here: 
  • To see what our customers think, visit our Trustpilot page: 
  • And we’re still evolving! With over a decade leading the industry with our award winning core loans offering we are now well on our way to solving more SME finance challenges transforming into a multi-product lending platform. 

What will you be doing?

  • Be a senior part of the data product team responsible for enabling Funding Circle to be data driven
  • Be a data champion, enabling the transformation of the way data is thought of and implemented at Funding Circle
  • Build a strong network of stakeholders within the business, understanding their objectives, translating them into a prioritised roadmap of work
  • Become an SME and take ownership of the OKRs and planning cycles of your domain
  • Work with engineers to help shape solutions that deliver value to our customers - from making new data available to creating useful, structured datasets for analytics
  • Work with the wider teams to bring cutting edge data technologies to Funding Circle

What we’re looking for 

  • Proven experience of understanding stakeholder goals and turning them into successful products
  • Manage a wide group of stakeholders across all parts of the business, joining the dots to create solutions that works for everyone and prioritise work within the engineering team
  • Experience of working with data platforms (data warehouse / data lake) and understanding the core elements that make up these platforms
  • Experience of working as / with Data Scientists, Analysts and / or BI teams
  • Be the voice of the product, translating technical delivery into business outcomes and communicate this out effectively
  • Likes to get into the detail and solving problems but can also step back and communicate the bigger picture
  • Builds collaborative and constructive relationships and enjoys having fun at work
  • Understanding what's possible with data and the impact it has on an organisation
  • Cares about our mission to support small businesses

Why join us?

Our Circler proposition is designed to support employees both in and out of work, and it is anchored around four pillars: Health, Wealth, Development & Lifestyle.

We offer hybrid working, with 2-3 days per week based in the office. When you’re in the office you can take advantage of our free barista and subsidised lunches through JustEat and we will help support your home working set-up. We support flexible working arrangements so please speak to our recruitment team if this is something you’d like to learn more about.

A few highlights:

  • Health: Private Medical Insurance through Aviva, Dental Insurance through Bupa, MediCash, free access to online therapy sessions via Spill and exclusive discounts with Hertility for reproductive health support.
  • Wealth: Octopus Money Coach, free mortgage advisor partnership and discounts across numerous retailers through Perks at Work. 
  • Development: Learning allowance and full access to LinkedIn Learning.
  • Lifestyle: Gympass, Electric Car Scheme and more! 

And finally, we have enhanced all of our parental leave policies - we actually won the AltFi Award for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative of the Year 2022 for our Partner Leave policy. You can read more here: 

Research shows that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single criteria. At Funding Circle we are committed to building diverse teams so please apply even if your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with the requirements. You might just be the perfect addition to the team!

Want to Build The Incredible? We’d love to hear from you.