Senior Project Leader

Date Posted: Sep 9, 2023

Location(s): Bridgewater, NJ, US, 8807 Remote, US, 0 New York, NY, US, 10166

Company: MetLife

Job Location: *Preference is for hybrid canddiates in the Bridgewater, NJ or NYC offices. Open to fully virtual canddiates.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Works independently as a Lead Project Manager, implementing high-priority product development and process improvement projects in RIS and US Business.
  • Defines, plans and meets project deadlines, drives team to meet deliverables and fully prioritizes project activities.  
  • Provides frequent verbal and written status reports to Executives of RIS and partner Lines of Business
  • Identifies resource needs for large projects, assembling project teams and confirming individual responsibilities to team members.
  • Interfaces with and manages internal RIS partners including Finance, Legal, Tax, Operations, Call Center, Marketing and Information Technology; as well as external partners and vendors in order to integrate functional requirements and execute planned activities.
  • Supports development of and adherence to standardized product development or process improvement implementation.
  • Shares project management tools and methodologies and acts as a resource for others managing projects to improve their speed to market, operational efficiencies, and cost efficiencies.   This includes a uniform product management process and checklist of steps.  
  • Supports projects post deployment (after introduction) to validate the assumptions, assess service delivery, and/or sales progress.



  • Strong project management skills and techniques
  • Analytical Thinker
  • Customer Focused
  • Ability to manage multiple projects involving multiple partners across varied functional groups that require a high level of functional integration.
  • Ability to monitor for complex or unforeseen issues, risks and dependencies and to address expediently and entirely.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to large or critical technical and business audiences.
  • Has in-depth knowledge and experience with the full range of RIS LOBs, their processes and procedure.
  • Has a good understanding of RIS systems and applications.
  • Enables project team members to take initiative and responsibility and make decisions.




  • HS Diploma

Preferred (Highly):

  • BS/BA degree with 8+ years of work or project experience and 5-7 years experience in managing projects.
  • Hold a Project Management Certification (e.g. Certified Project Management Professions (PMP)) and continues to maintain the certification.


Business Category

US Business - RIS

Number of Openings


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, 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.


The wage range for applicants for this position is $84,500 to $110,000 . This role is also eligible for annual short-term incentive compensation. MetLife offers a comprehensive benefits program, including healthcare benefits, life insurance, retirement benefits, parental leave, legal plan services and paid time off. All incentives and benefits are subject to the applicable plan terms.


We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife.  For further information about how to request a reasonable accommodation, please click on the Disability Accommodations link below.


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.


MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.