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Affirm - VP of Talent


Affirm is reinventing credit to make it more honest and friendly, giving consumers the flexibility to buy now and pay later without any hidden fees or compounding interest. Affirm, Inc. proudly includes Affirm, PayBright, and Returnly.

Since its founding in 2012 by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin, Affirm has revolutionized the retail credit market by offering purchase finance at scale at over 165,000 leading merchants in the U.S. across verticals including brands like Amazon, Target, Walmart, and has exclusive partnerships with Shopify and Stripe, which represent some of the biggest retailers in the world. Today, Affirm partners address approximately 60% of the US ecommerce market.

Role Summary

As the VP of Talent, you will be responsible for leading our entire Talent Acquisition function of 80+ members which includes the Recruiting, Talent Experience, Talent Operations, and Talent Expansion teams. Reporting to the Chief People Officer, Jude Komuves, you will create systems that optimize recruiting, raise the talent bar across the company, and enable all departments to be successful in their recruiting efforts. This is an incredible opportunity to drive and inspire the TA function at our next stage of growth and scale.

You will:

Lead, grow, and inspire a high performing team, focused on driving results through an ever-changing organization 

Act as a strategic advisor to the executive team and hiring managers on all things talent related to creating an effective talent strategy to meet our unique business objectives

Develop a creative strategy to provide optimized and scalable solutions across the global TA function

Evolve recruiting ops and enablement programs to ensure predictability, repeatability and delivering the right talent at the right time

You are:

A strategic business partner with an informed POV who collaborates and influences across all levels to drive results

Inspirational; you drive efficiency & high-performance, while maintaining team camaraderie and morale

A structured thinker who creatively solves complex problems

Business driven with a curiosity around the product and an owner’s mentality on impacting the business

You have experience in:

Building and leading a large global team and serving as a partner to business leaders

Technical recruiting (hands on and leadership) or has led entire recruiting function

Designing recruiting infrastructure for scale, optimization, and performance 

Planning for a complex workforce and headcount planning 

Using company and market data to influence and drive decisions

Working in a fast-paced, data-driven, and high-growth environment