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Director, Business & Strategic Planning

Date Posted: Mar 1, 2018

Location: NY, NY, US, 10166

Company: MetLife

Job Location: United States : New York : NY



The Global Technology & Operations (GTO) area within MetLife is seeking a New York City based Director of Business Planning and Strategy to directly support the Head of Strategy and Change Management within the Chief Administrative Office. The Director of Business Planning and Strategy will work on a variety of strategic initiatives ranging from Executive Board-level presentations and reports, research and analytics of internal & external performance metrics and other special topics. This position is expected to bring a creative and analytical skill set to solving strategic issues for MetLife’s Global Technology and Operations organization.


Role Value Proposition: 

This position seeks a self-motivated, ambitious and dedicated individual with the ability to support a strategic agenda in a dynamic, high urgency environment. Candidates must be analytical yet pragmatic with strong quantitative capabilities, business judgment and possess outstanding presentation skills.  Accuracy, attention to detail and the ability to work both independently and as a team member are important characteristics for this individual. Candidates must possess a "can do" attitude: the ability to enthusiastically and aggressively take ownership for an assignment, prioritize effectively, and ultimately drive the project through to completion.



Collaborate with GTO leads to develop key strategic presentations and refine all leadership communications

Develop metrics-driven executive-level presentations for MetLife’s CEO, Executive Group and Board of Directors

Ability to foster organizational change through multiple channels and be a change agent

Ensure high quality of GTO’s strategic planning and change management materials, including those used in highly visible forums with MetLife’s Board of Directors, Office of the CEO and the Executive Group

Support the design, development, delivery and management of communications

Support global IT Risk & Security governance through data driven updates to executive stakeholders’ regular updates to MetLife’s Audit Committee

Support communication across a wide range of senior stakeholders in GTO and MetLife

Develop strategic agenda for GTO’s senior management team meetings

Perform complex financial and data analytics/research to support GTO leadership with urgent, high priority tasks and key strategic decisions


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

  • Exceptional verbal, presentation, writing and editing skills with comfort in developing deliverables for executive level audiences

  • Ability to enthusiastically and aggressively support projects, prioritize effectively and lead execution from start to finish with a sense of urgency on all tasks

  • Excellent quantitative, analysis and research skills as well as active listening skills

  • Experience with large-scale organizational change efforts



  • 7 years of relevant business experience

  • Background in management consulting from top-tier firm strongly preferred

  • Experience in financial services industry

  • Global experience



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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Requisition #: 88321 

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