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Date Posted: Nov 10, 2022

Location(s): Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Position: Assistant Vice President, MDM, Reference Data & Self Service Enablement


Job Location: Cary, NC (Hybrid schedule: 3-days in office and 2-days out)



The Data Operations and Share Services team is part of MetLife’s Data & Analytics Organization. This role acts as the Product Manager (PM) of Global Party Management (GPM) and is accountable for delivering the data platform and back-end customer data and Master Data Management administration capabilities that enable Operations to implement and service our enterprise-wide customers through supporting all downstream consuming channels and applications, such as US Digital, for customer self-service, as well as Insight, for MetLife call centers to service customers. 


Additionally, GPM supports important regulatory areas and processes, such as Electronic Death Match (EDM), California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and others (including those specific to US state laws). GPM supports integration and aggregation of customer data from 175 sources, contains ~58M customers, 125M parties and ~2.1B records which support operational and regulatory needs for MetLife. 


The Role:

The AVP leading the MDM, Reference Data & Self-Service Enablement organization is responsible for the management and support for all activities relating to the Global Party Management (GPM), including financial planning, budgeting, resource management, strategy and project execution for both operational builds, development of automation, and support of existing environment (including remediation, root cause analysis and development of sustainable solutions).


This is a leadership role with accountability to build and manage relationships with product teams, business, marketing, and technology partners to identify areas of opportunity for enriched customer experience.  PMs work closely with Release Train Engineers (RTE), Customers, Business Owners, team members and other stakeholders to create viable and sustainable roadmaps and execution plans, based on Minimum Viable Product (MVP) definitions. This role is ultimately responsible for the delivery across all teams connected with customer data, ensuring completeness and timely execution. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage factory for end-to-end implementation and enhancement of data integration pipelines
    • Manage updates for new data technology implementation
    • Project execution for operational and analytical builds on GPM
  • Continuously improve automation, performance, SLAs and overall efficacy of data supply chain
    • Manage and support cadence of runs of all Data and related processes
    • Monitor Data Process Orchestrators and Automation
    • Manage Daily operations and monitoring of the pipelines and SLA for delivery of data
    • Manage updates and fixes to data and related processes
  • Monitor dimensions of data quality, including coverage, completeness, timeliness, accuracy, integrity and consistency
  • Accelerate cloud strategy in collaboration with data and technology partners
  • CI/CD (Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery) ownership for data processes
  • Create a culture of collaboration and engagement where associates can develop their careers through transparent communication, simplified processes, and clear handoffs
  • Resource management, budgeting, forecasting and financial planning
  • Controls management for GPM, including audit, risk and application vulnerabilities


Key Relationships:

  • Reports to: SVP, Data Operations & Shared Services
  • Direct reports/team: 4 Direct Reports, Total Span of ~20
  • Key Stakeholders: US Group Business, RIS, Customer Service & Business Operations, Global Technology, Global Infrastructure, Information Security, Data & Analytics


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business or relevant field with a solid understanding of performance or operational excellence concepts.
  • 12+ years of progressive professional experience; leading complex technical programs across multiple organizations, developing and implementing data-related software/data-pipelines within a Technology, Software Engineering or Data organizations, and managing and automating complex data pipelines within a large enterprise.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills, with ability to communicate complex technical messages and trade-offs to tell a compelling story.
  • Demonstrated proficiency facilitating organizational change management initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deliverables, honor commitments, and “can do” attitude in challenging but exciting environment.
  • Understanding of the Business and MetLife implementation of Master Data Management (MDM)
  • Proficient with technologies such as DB2, Hadoop Hive and HBase and Azure Synapse technologies


MetLife Success Principles

  • Experiment with Confidence – Courageously learn and test new ideas without fear of failure
  • Act with Urgency – Demonstrate speed to action with agility and determination
  • Seek Diverse Perspectives – Source ideas and feedback to expand thinking and make informed decisions
  • Seize Opportunity – Drive responsible growth and identify areas for continuous improvement
  • Champion Inclusion – Foster an environment where everyone is valued, heard, and can speak up
  • Create Alignment – Partner with others across the organization with candor and transparency
  • Take Responsibility – Be accountable and act in pursuit of the right outcomes
  • Enable Solutions – Anticipate and address obstacles while managing risk
  • Deliver What Matters – Execute meaningful priorities and follow through on commitments





MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.


We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $642.4 billion of total assets under management as of March 31, 2021. We are ranked #46 on the Fortune 500 list for 2021. In 2020, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies. We are proud to have been named to Fortune magazine’s 2021 list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies.”      


MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.


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MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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