Monday, 30 October 2017

Job at Tala, Operations Manager

Job at Tala, Operations Manager
Operations Manager
Dar Es Salaam

Tala is looking for a highly motivated Operations Manager to help us build and lead a world-class office in Tanzania. Tala is a world leader in providing direct loans in emerging markets. We are a global team with diverse backgrounds who are singularly focused on using technology, data, and a customer-centric approach to meet the financial needs of the 2+ billion people of the emerging global middle class.
As the Operations Manager, you will work with the operations, people, and finance teams. The roles’ focus is to support the growth of the local office and ensure that we are a well functioning organization. A successful candidate will manage with empathy and understand the importance of both collaboration and communication.

The Business Operations Manager will oversee all areas of operations to ensure our stability as we grow in Tanzania

Operations Management
•    Manage vendors to ensure our business stays compliant
•    Ensure issues/potential issues with vendors have been identified, communicated and solved
•    Coordinate with rails provider to identify and solve tech and ops issues
•    Manage finance and accounting work, including funds cycling, payments, tax reporting to ensure the smooth process of money flow
•    Ensure that Tala remains compliant with regulations in terms of taxes, reporting and business license
•    Manage People Operations for onboarding new members in TZ office
•    Maintain current Tala office space & manage relationship with landlord

•    5+ Years running operations for small or medium sized companies
•    Attention to details with sense of urgency in the work
•    Clear and transparent communication
•    Adept problem-solving skills
•    Living or working experience in the Tanzania
•    Fluency in Swahili and English
•    Ability to work in a dynamic environment with the ability to adapt to change and re-prioritize

Preferred Skills & Experience:
•    Experience in FinTech, Consumer Finance or a similar industry
•    Previous experience with vendor management
•    Managed operations at a high-growth company

We strongly believe that inclusion fosters innovation and we’re proud to have a diverse team with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. We focus on hiring talented people regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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, Tala's 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. Tala is headquartered in Santa Monica with additional offices in Nairobi and Manila.
Tala, formerly known as InVenture, is backed by IVP, Ribbit Capital, Lowercase Capital, Data Collective, Collaborative Fund and other leading venture and impact investors. In 2016, Fast Company ranked Tala as one of its top 10 companies in Money, and Forbes named Tala as one of the top 50 FinTech companies in the world. Additionally, Tala’s work has been highlighted by Forbes, the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, TED, and Wired, among others. Tala is headquartered in Los Angeles with additional offices in Nairobi and Manila.

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