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AVP, Insurance Product Risk

Date Posted: Dec 27, 2018

Location: New York, NY, US, 10166

Company: MetLife

Position:  AVP, Insurance Product Risk


Job Location:  New York, NY


Department:  Insurance and Product Risk Management / Global Risk Management


The Role:

The role sits within MetLife’s Global Risk Management group, on the Insurance Product Risk Management and US Risk Staff team.  The role is focused on providing Risk oversight to MetLife’s US Retirement & Income Solutions (“RIS”) business unit and savings products globally.  In the US, the role will partner with first line staff to develop MetLife products and value propositions within the Pension Risk Transfer, Income Annuities, Stable Value, COLI/BOLI, Structured Settlements and GIC markets. Globally, the role will partner with local Risk to provide oversight over Variable Annuity, SPIA, FIA, and Variable Universal Life products. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Partner with RIS business on product development for new products:  Review product specifications and pricing models to assure risks are appropriately quantified, managed, and priced for
  • Risk oversight over assumption setting for RIS including: investment, mortality, behavior & expense assumptions and stat, capital, tax, & GAAP modeling
  • Provide case approval for large RIS transactions such as PRT, COLI/BOLI
  • Participate in ongoing risk management of RIS inforce portfolio including oversight over operational risk and ALM risk management
  • Partner with first-line RIS business to optimize investment strategy and capital footprint
  • Corporate Risk oversight over savings product globally: partner with local Risk to review new product designs and repricing of all products.  Assure risks are appropriately modelled, managed, and priced for


Key Relationships:

  • Reports to: VP Chief Risk Officer - Retirement & Income Solutions
  • Direct reports/team: n/a
  • Key Stakeholders: RIS business unit, Regional and Country Risk, Product and Finance


Candidate Qualifications:

Incumbent should have strong product, technical and general business skills with ability to manage a large number of diverse projects simultaneously. 


  • 10+ years of experience within insurance company or consulting
  • Project Management experience and track record of getting collaborative projects through to completion
  • Excellent organizational, mathematical, and analytical abilities
  • Excels at building partnerships and fostering teamwork
  • Knowledge of a broad range of product types internationally a plus


Leadership Competencies:


  • Thinks Strategically – Sets direction aligned to the company’s strategy, applying external and global perspective to meet local and global needs.
  • Motivates People – Gains people commitment to achieve business objectives through clear communication of the company’s vision and flexing leadership styles to inspire high performance.
  • Creates Partnerships – Authentically builds trusted relationships and collaborates across global, diverse and multi-functional teams to successfully drive business objectives.
  • Seizes Opportunity – Seeks new opportunities and ways to create balanced business growth while improving operational capabilities.
  • Grows Talent – Inclusively and pro-actively develops talent, empowers individuals and manages diverse teams to drive engagement and performance.
  • 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, 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 more than $500 billion in managed assets as of December 31, 2016. We are ranked #42 on the Fortune 500 list for 2017. In 2017, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the second year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies.


Our goal in everything we do is to offer customers truly differentiated value propositions that allow us to establish clear competitive advantages. We pride ourselves on being a trusted partner to our customers as they navigate life’s twists and turns. Visit us at to learn more about our brand, history, and values.


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.


Nearest Major Market: New York City