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  • Posted: Jul 28, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Apollo helps farmers in emerging markets increase their profits. We use agronomic machine learning, remote sensing, and mobile technology to help farmers access credit, high-quality farm inputs, and customized advice. Our first product is a customized package of farm inputs, farming advice, and credit delivered to farmers in Kenya.
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    Senior or Principal Associate, Credit Acquisition and Fraud Risk

    About the Role:

    Apollo is seeking an experienced and analytically driven professional to lead the acquisition credit and fraud risk strategy for financing agricultural inputs and advice for our end consumers (farmers). The Associate is accountable for improving the profitability and scale of our products while managing credit and fraud risk by optimizing the credit product terms and acquisition policy.

    Your Day to Day:

    • Application Fraud Risk-mitigation Strategy Design and Optimization: Own and maintain data-driven strategies to mitigate fraud risk at the application stage, while balancing customer experience and business value.
    • Acquisition Credit Policy Development and Optimization: Own and maintain the credit approval process to maximize profitability while being within risk appetite
    • Credit Product Strategy and Optimization: Own the optimization of credit product terms (e.g. APR, Deposit, Tenure, Exposure), structure and user experience to maximize profit and product usage.
    • Monitoring and Control: Develop and maintain a monitoring framework for through-the-door distributions and acquisition performance by developing and tracking relevant metrics within proposed control limits. Ensure intent meets execution by developing and maintaining an implementation monitoring and control framework. 
    • User Research: Identify and execute user research through in-person visits and surveys for target consumers (farmers) to inform the product and acquisition policy design
    • Cross Functional Collaboration: Work with our collections, customer management, product, logistics & distribution, sales, and customer support teams to ensure that all systems support smooth product implementation and launch
    • Learning agenda and experiments: Drive the credit risk learning agenda by ensuring relevant design of experiments and control of experimentation risk and budget.  


    • Are a professional with advanced knowledge of credit and risk management with 4 to 10 years of relevant experience. This includes:
    • Experience in managing a consumer lending portfolio and credit risk or fraud risk, preferably for underserved consumers in developing economies
    • Experience in developing or optimizing credit products (credit cards, line of credit, personal loans etc.) for retail consumers
    • Are a data-driven problem solver with proficiency in SQL, Python, MS Office, and experience in using segmentation tools and decision trees to build strategies
    • Are an exceptional communicator with the ability to communicate complex information and analytical strategy effectively and efficiently      
    • Are an exceptional leader that can influence without authority
    • Have a graduate degree in courses requiring and developing analytical problem solving and mathematical ability (e.g. engineering, statistics, mathematics, economics etc.)

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