Head of Data Product

Data, Risk & Analytics London, United Kingdom


The role

We are looking for a Head of Product within our Data team. Data is key to Funding Circle’s multi-product strategy to attract and say yes to more customers. We aim to continually enhance our data capabilities in ways that will give us a competitive advantage. Whether it’s through advanced analytics to drive actionable insights or next generation credit strategy model development, data is at the core of what we do to help small businesses win.

Reporting to the VP Data, this person will be a credible, senior leader who has the experience and impact to take us through the next phase of our data capability evolution leading the Data Product team.

What will you be doing?

  • Manage and develop the Data Product team to drive high performance and a high engagement together with the data leadership team 

  • Develop the data product strategy in line with customer and business needs as well as the data strategy for the US and UK business 

  • Collaborate with business stakeholders and other product teams, to ensure alignment of Data team priorities with business objectives 

  • Be a data champion, enabling the transformation of the way data is thought of, implemented and leveraged at Funding Circle 

  • Partner with the Head of Data Engineering and Platform to manage the day to day execution of the Data delivery roadmaps and OKRs 

  • Drive definition, implementation and delivery of data products across the business and inspire new opportunities for the business 

  • Ensure operational performance of data products and services is delivered within agreed Service Level Objectives, including key reporting

What we’re looking for 

  • Experience leading and developing a team of data product managers, providing them guidance and mentorship 

  • Demonstrate track record of successfully delivering high quality data products that deliver direct or indirect revenue, as well as customer stickiness or engagement

  • Strong business acumen linked with a passion to create the best data products to help small businesses win and grow 

  • Experience in creating a data product strategy in line with the product and data strategy of the business. 

  •  Strong understanding of the data platform capabilities and infrastructure (Datawarehouse/ Data Lake) required to deliver data products 

  • Ability to communicate effectively with senior, technical and non technical stakeholders

  • Passion and experience in helping create a sense of data community and in helping increase the data maturity within the business by collaborating closely with business stakeholders and product community and by evangelising data as a product

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 loan applications and hello to lightning-fast decisions! 

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 and 106,000 jobs created!). You can read our full Impact Report here: https://www.fundingcircle.com/uk/impact 

Engineering at Funding Circle 🛠️

At the heart of our platform's success lies our extraordinary engineering & data teams. They are the architects and the driving force solving the technical challenges that grant 75% of our borrowers an instant decision. Technology is not just integral; it's pivotal to our mission, ensuring that our multi product platform continues to be the leader in cutting edge fintech products and reshaping the SME lending landscape, one small business at a time.

We’re all about boosting your career here at Funding Circle, and we've designed a comprehensive framework to guide you along the way. We encourage our team to reimagine their career progression, shifting away from conventional paths, and providing opportunities to explore both leadership and individual contributor (IC) roads.  

Why join us?

At Funding Circle, we celebrate and support the differences that make you, you. We’re proud to be an equal-opportunity workplace and affirmative-action employer. We truly believe that diversity makes us better.

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 1-2 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: https://www.altfi.com/article/10158_the-altfi-awards-2022-here-are-the-winners 

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.