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Director, Business Planning & Strategy

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Job ID:

23045

Location:

New-York, NY 

Job function:

Business Development, Strategic Planning
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Posted:

03.10.2016

Employment Type:

Full time

Industry:

Financial
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Title:

Director, Business Planning & Strategy

Job Description:

POSITION TITLE: Director, Business Planning & Strategy

79% of executives want to inspire more collaboration in the workplace*. At MetLife, you can. We're leading the global transformation of an industry we've long defined. Supported by a collaborative community, we/re encouraged to realize our career potential. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we're dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.

At MetLife, our values underpin our Purpose, "helping people pursue more from life," and connect us as One MetLife. They guide how our employees conduct themselves in their day to day work as well as in the moments that matter. Our values are: Put Customers First, Be The Best, Make Things Easier, and Succeed Together.

BACKGROUND:

With 2013 revenues of ~$68 billion, MetLife is one of the leading global providers of life insurance, annuities and employee benefits. Since 1868, MetLife has helped people plan for their future by protecting what matters most - their families and their achievements. We manage for the long term, with the financial strength to keep our promises and proven track record of delivering on them. Across nearly 50 countries, people put their trust in us to be there for them when they need it most. MetLife is ranked #40 on the Fortune 500 list and has a leading position in the US insurance market. Outside the US, MetLife is the largest life insurer in both Mexico and Chile, while it also holds leading market positions in Japan, Korea, Poland, Russia and the Persian Gulf. Globally, the company has ~65,000 employees and serves customers, individuals and businesses, through a broad range of annuity, insurance and employee benefits offerings. Aside from MetLife's core insurance business, the company has a growing employee benefits segment, serving 90 of the Fortune 100 firms and making investments to grow further on a global scale and is one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with almost $500 billion invested in a variety of securities and instruments.


MetLife is an ambitious company with the scale, scope and talent to lead the transformation of the insurance and employee benefits industry by driving world class standards of performance around the globe. Under the leadership of a visionary CEO, an engaged board and an energized and capable management team, the company is undergoing a significant global transformation that will elevate its competitive advantage, delivering superior customer service and enhanced shareholder value.


Launched by MetLife Chairman and CEO, Steven Kandarian, in 2012, the company's enterprise strategy has defined a pathway to sustainable and profitable growth based on four strategic cornerstones: Refocus the U.S. Business, Grow Emerging Markets, Build a Global Employee Benefits Business and Drive Towards Customer Centricity and a Global Brand and concrete actions are already well underway in each of these strategic focus areas. These goals are underpinned by a commitment to creating a world-class organization, defined by an enabling culture which places a high value on motivational leadership, engaged talent and customer focus. The company has also recently moved to a horizontally integrated global operating model with increased levels of strategic control introduced to drive greater leverage of technology and operations while also promoting the more consistent application of functional priorities across multiple markets.

*Source: What it takes to Innovate? Hay Group 2013

Enterprise Strategy Group Launched by MetLife Chairman and CEO, Steven Kandarian, in 2012, the company's enterprise strategy has defined a pathway to sustainable and profitable growth based on four strategic cornerstones: Refocus the U.S. Business, Grow Emerging Markets, Build a Global Employee Benefits Business and Drive Towards Customer Centricity and a Global Brand and concrete actions are already well underway in each of these strategic focus areas. These goals are underpinned by a commitment to creating a world-class organization, defined by an enabling culture which places a high value on motivational leadership, engaged talent and customer focus. The company has also recently moved to a horizontally integrated global operating model with increased levels of strategic control introduced to drive greater leverage of technology and operations while also promoting the more consistent application of functional priorities across multiple markets.

The Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) is charged with advancing the development and evaluation of MetLife's corporate strategies. The group will advise the Executive Group, MetLife's top executive officers, on matters of corporate strategy and will function as an in-house strategic consulting group, responsible for assisting MetLife in creating, communicating and sustaining its strategy. The ESG will work closely with the business unit strategy leaders globally to ensure consistency and alignment between our corporate and business strategies.

THE ROLE: The Sr. Business Planning & Strategy Consultant will work with leadership at MetLife to identify, refresh and execute strategy projects at the enterprise level and will be responsible for a wide variety of strategic business planning activities and functions. They will also be responsible for drafting clear and concise communication materials meant for the senior leadership of the enterprise.

As a valued contributor, this individual will partner with management to produce, analyze and synthesize information from around the globe. The individual ensures operational excellence through identification, prioritization and implementation of projects that meet strategic, tactical, market and customer demands and may develop and implement a consistently deployed approach to project management.

The individual will be expected to participate in numerous team development activities (e.g., peer to peer coaching, mentoring, etc.) to improve capabilities and encourage collaboration across the globe. They will gain invaluable experience working across functions and businesses while engaging with executive and senior level MetLife leaders across the globe to ensure that business planning and objectives are tracked and reported accordingly.

Key Relationships:

Reports to: VP Enterprise Strategy

Location: New York, NY

Key Responsibilities: Work independently to partner with global business leaders, regional management and local teams to scope, define and coordinate initiatives in support of business strategy. Develops and refines performance measures and internal/external benchmarks to develop an information framework to support business outcomes. Creates communications related to strategic business plans and initiatives. Provides oversight to assigned projects and leverages research using a variety of tools such as internet searches for packaging information on MetLife's competitors, customer date and industry trends that shape the global insurance and financial services marketplace. Collects key metrics from various sources and uses management analysis tools, to complete complex analyses such as cost projections, feasibility studies, benchmark comparisons, and other reports. Develops recommendations for senior management review. Develops complex financial and investment models and participates in preparing ROI analysis as necessary for senior management. May coordinate complex or highly visible events, oversee high priority projects which require considerable resources and high levels of functional integration, interface with all areas affected by projects including end users, distributors and vendors and ensure adherence to quality standards and review project deliverables. Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Job Requirements:

Business Knowledge/Technical Skills: BS or equivalent from a top ranked institution, higher degree MBA/MS a plus.

  • MBA from a top ranked institution

  • One or more years of post-MBA experience at a top tier consulting firm or in a strategic planning function at a Fortune 500 firm

  • Demonstrated distinctive problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Must possess business maturity, strong presence, and advanced written and verbal communication skills.

  • Prior experience in projects that require detailed execution. Strategic thinker with strong execution capabilities.

  • Strong collaboration skills and ability to engage across multiple functions and business units.

  • A self-starter, with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Prior insurance or retail financial services experience is a plus but not mandatory.

  • Ability to manage consensus at various levels and cultivate strategic internal relationships across a highly matrixed organization.

  • Ability to influence and negotiate without formal direct authority, consultative in approach, diplomatic.

  • Organized and detail oriented with the ability to handle multiple priorities

  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally

  • Flexibility to accommodate working across global time zones.

  • Foreign language skills a positive

  • No direct supervisory responsibilities.

Leadership Competencies

  • Thinks Strategically - Sets direction aligned to the company's strategy, applying external and global perspective to meet local and global needs.

  • Creates Partnerships - Authentically builds trusted relationships and collaborates across global, diverse and multi-functional teams to successfully drive business objectives.

  • Models our Values - Creates a culture that promotes the company's values and standards through role modeling, accountability and ownership of decisions.

  • Focuses on Customers - Promotes customer centricity and ensures focus on creating great customer experiences to achieve competitive advantage.

  • Drives Results - Sets aggressive goals and is accountable for continuously driving improved performance, leading change and ensuring high standards.

MetLife is proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We are committed to attracting, retaining and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of MetLife to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by law.

Zip Code:

10015

Company Info
MetLife, Inc.
1095, Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY, United States

Phone:
Web Site: metLife.com

Company Profile

Company Info


MetLife, Inc.
1095, Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY, United States
Phone:
Web Site: metLife.com

Director, Business Planning & Strategy

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Job ID:

23045

Location:

New-York, NY 

Job function:

Business Development, Strategic Planning
col-narrow-right   

Posted:

03.10.2016

Employment Type:

Full time

Industry:

Financial
col-wide   

Title:

Director, Business Planning & Strategy

Job Description:

POSITION TITLE: Director, Business Planning & Strategy

79% of executives want to inspire more collaboration in the workplace*. At MetLife, you can. We're leading the global transformation of an industry we've long defined. Supported by a collaborative community, we/re encouraged to realize our career potential. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we're dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.

At MetLife, our values underpin our Purpose, "helping people pursue more from life," and connect us as One MetLife. They guide how our employees conduct themselves in their day to day work as well as in the moments that matter. Our values are: Put Customers First, Be The Best, Make Things Easier, and Succeed Together.

BACKGROUND:

With 2013 revenues of ~$68 billion, MetLife is one of the leading global providers of life insurance, annuities and employee benefits. Since 1868, MetLife has helped people plan for their future by protecting what matters most - their families and their achievements. We manage for the long term, with the financial strength to keep our promises and proven track record of delivering on them. Across nearly 50 countries, people put their trust in us to be there for them when they need it most. MetLife is ranked #40 on the Fortune 500 list and has a leading position in the US insurance market. Outside the US, MetLife is the largest life insurer in both Mexico and Chile, while it also holds leading market positions in Japan, Korea, Poland, Russia and the Persian Gulf. Globally, the company has ~65,000 employees and serves customers, individuals and businesses, through a broad range of annuity, insurance and employee benefits offerings. Aside from MetLife's core insurance business, the company has a growing employee benefits segment, serving 90 of the Fortune 100 firms and making investments to grow further on a global scale and is one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with almost $500 billion invested in a variety of securities and instruments.


MetLife is an ambitious company with the scale, scope and talent to lead the transformation of the insurance and employee benefits industry by driving world class standards of performance around the globe. Under the leadership of a visionary CEO, an engaged board and an energized and capable management team, the company is undergoing a significant global transformation that will elevate its competitive advantage, delivering superior customer service and enhanced shareholder value.


Launched by MetLife Chairman and CEO, Steven Kandarian, in 2012, the company's enterprise strategy has defined a pathway to sustainable and profitable growth based on four strategic cornerstones: Refocus the U.S. Business, Grow Emerging Markets, Build a Global Employee Benefits Business and Drive Towards Customer Centricity and a Global Brand and concrete actions are already well underway in each of these strategic focus areas. These goals are underpinned by a commitment to creating a world-class organization, defined by an enabling culture which places a high value on motivational leadership, engaged talent and customer focus. The company has also recently moved to a horizontally integrated global operating model with increased levels of strategic control introduced to drive greater leverage of technology and operations while also promoting the more consistent application of functional priorities across multiple markets.

*Source: What it takes to Innovate? Hay Group 2013

Enterprise Strategy Group Launched by MetLife Chairman and CEO, Steven Kandarian, in 2012, the company's enterprise strategy has defined a pathway to sustainable and profitable growth based on four strategic cornerstones: Refocus the U.S. Business, Grow Emerging Markets, Build a Global Employee Benefits Business and Drive Towards Customer Centricity and a Global Brand and concrete actions are already well underway in each of these strategic focus areas. These goals are underpinned by a commitment to creating a world-class organization, defined by an enabling culture which places a high value on motivational leadership, engaged talent and customer focus. The company has also recently moved to a horizontally integrated global operating model with increased levels of strategic control introduced to drive greater leverage of technology and operations while also promoting the more consistent application of functional priorities across multiple markets.

The Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) is charged with advancing the development and evaluation of MetLife's corporate strategies. The group will advise the Executive Group, MetLife's top executive officers, on matters of corporate strategy and will function as an in-house strategic consulting group, responsible for assisting MetLife in creating, communicating and sustaining its strategy. The ESG will work closely with the business unit strategy leaders globally to ensure consistency and alignment between our corporate and business strategies.

THE ROLE: The Sr. Business Planning & Strategy Consultant will work with leadership at MetLife to identify, refresh and execute strategy projects at the enterprise level and will be responsible for a wide variety of strategic business planning activities and functions. They will also be responsible for drafting clear and concise communication materials meant for the senior leadership of the enterprise.

As a valued contributor, this individual will partner with management to produce, analyze and synthesize information from around the globe. The individual ensures operational excellence through identification, prioritization and implementation of projects that meet strategic, tactical, market and customer demands and may develop and implement a consistently deployed approach to project management.

The individual will be expected to participate in numerous team development activities (e.g., peer to peer coaching, mentoring, etc.) to improve capabilities and encourage collaboration across the globe. They will gain invaluable experience working across functions and businesses while engaging with executive and senior level MetLife leaders across the globe to ensure that business planning and objectives are tracked and reported accordingly.

Key Relationships:

Reports to: VP Enterprise Strategy

Location: New York, NY

Key Responsibilities: Work independently to partner with global business leaders, regional management and local teams to scope, define and coordinate initiatives in support of business strategy. Develops and refines performance measures and internal/external benchmarks to develop an information framework to support business outcomes. Creates communications related to strategic business plans and initiatives. Provides oversight to assigned projects and leverages research using a variety of tools such as internet searches for packaging information on MetLife's competitors, customer date and industry trends that shape the global insurance and financial services marketplace. Collects key metrics from various sources and uses management analysis tools, to complete complex analyses such as cost projections, feasibility studies, benchmark comparisons, and other reports. Develops recommendations for senior management review. Develops complex financial and investment models and participates in preparing ROI analysis as necessary for senior management. May coordinate complex or highly visible events, oversee high priority projects which require considerable resources and high levels of functional integration, interface with all areas affected by projects including end users, distributors and vendors and ensure adherence to quality standards and review project deliverables. Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Job Requirements:

Business Knowledge/Technical Skills: BS or equivalent from a top ranked institution, higher degree MBA/MS a plus.

  • MBA from a top ranked institution

  • One or more years of post-MBA experience at a top tier consulting firm or in a strategic planning function at a Fortune 500 firm

  • Demonstrated distinctive problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Must possess business maturity, strong presence, and advanced written and verbal communication skills.

  • Prior experience in projects that require detailed execution. Strategic thinker with strong execution capabilities.

  • Strong collaboration skills and ability to engage across multiple functions and business units.

  • A self-starter, with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Prior insurance or retail financial services experience is a plus but not mandatory.

  • Ability to manage consensus at various levels and cultivate strategic internal relationships across a highly matrixed organization.

  • Ability to influence and negotiate without formal direct authority, consultative in approach, diplomatic.

  • Organized and detail oriented with the ability to handle multiple priorities

  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally

  • Flexibility to accommodate working across global time zones.

  • Foreign language skills a positive

  • No direct supervisory responsibilities.

Leadership Competencies

  • Thinks Strategically - Sets direction aligned to the company's strategy, applying external and global perspective to meet local and global needs.

  • Creates Partnerships - Authentically builds trusted relationships and collaborates across global, diverse and multi-functional teams to successfully drive business objectives.

  • Models our Values - Creates a culture that promotes the company's values and standards through role modeling, accountability and ownership of decisions.

  • Focuses on Customers - Promotes customer centricity and ensures focus on creating great customer experiences to achieve competitive advantage.

  • Drives Results - Sets aggressive goals and is accountable for continuously driving improved performance, leading change and ensuring high standards.

MetLife is proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We are committed to attracting, retaining and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of MetLife to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by law.

Zip Code:

10015
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