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Innovation Analyst

Date Posted: Nov 27, 2017

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Job Location: United States : North Carolina : Cary  

 

Role Value Proposition: 

The Innovation Analyst is responsible for supporting the tools and processes of the MetLife Innovation Program (MetIP), helping to drive innovative solutions to business problems.  The analyst will work across the team in a number of projects and activities.  This includes, supporting various projects within the MetLife Digital Accelerator, contributing to co-investment reviews of  strategically valuable startup organizations, and conducting research in partnership with leading universities.  The work will require attention to detail, external research, project management, various levels of reporting, and an ability to synthesize complex solutions into easily understood concepts for multiple constituencies.  In addition, the Analyst will drive a series of initiatives for multiple teams and partners including external capability sourcing and proof of concept (POC) support.

    

Key Responsibilities:

  • Actively support the innovation team, MetLife and our partners on the launch, development and management of the MetLife Digital Accelerator
  • Actively support co-investment activities including due diligence and the development of investment recommendations
  • Actively support research projects to drive the development of transformational digital concepts
  • Engage MetLife leaders to gather requirements and identify opportunities for innovative solutions
  • Research new and maturing startup companies, mapping their products and services to MetLife requirements
  • Lead external capability sourcing and POC efforts across MetLife
  • Support and manage processes for the capture, analysis, and prioritization of innovation ideas

 

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

 

Required:

  • Undergraduate degree with an additional 3 – 5 years of professional experience
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple strategic partnerships and relationships with client groups
  • Excellent understanding of the current technology environment and cutting edge products and services
  • Strong business analysis and writing skills with the ability to articulate business concepts as manageable components

 

Preferred:

  • 3 or more years of experience in the financial services industry
  • MBA or other advanced degree preferred
  • Experience with CRM (e.g. SalesForce) and/or data visualization tools (e.g. Qlik Sense)
  • Experience with working in a dynamic and/or startup environment
  • A flexibility and openness to shifting priorities and timelines
  • Willingness to try new things and fail
  • Willingness to travel up to 25% of time

 

 

At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.” 

 

 

MetLife is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on 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.

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.

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