Contract Development Consultant

Date Posted: Sep 7, 2023

Location(s): New York, NY, US, 10166

Company: MetLife

Job Location: Hybrid or virtual within commutable distance to NYC/Tri-State area

Role Value Proposition

The Retirement & Income Solutions (“RIS”) business is part of MetLife’s U.S. Business.  RIS delivers business-to-business retirement and benefit funding solutions in specialized financial and insurance markets.  

RIS is a leading provider of stable value products, structured settlements, annuities for employer sponsored plans and life insurance funding products. As part of the RIS Contracts team this role works closely with the product, sales and legal teams to develop, file and issue contracts and related documents for new and existing products.


Key Responsibilities 

  • Support regulatory filings, using primarily the SERFF (including Interstate Insurance Compact) electronic filing system.
  • Prepare filing submission documentation, and negotiate approvals with state insurance departments
  • Develop and issue forms to support new and existing products within RIS.  Determine variations in forms to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Assist in the analysis of proposed and enacted laws and regulations to identify required compliance activities.
  • Research and respond to internal and external customer questions regarding contract features and compliance. 
  • Participate in special compliance, product development, and team projects on an as needed basis.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent business experience.
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Analytical, problem solving and research skills.
  • Attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to engage constructively with associates of various disciplines and levels as well as with insurance department regulators.
  • Fast learner; Ability to apply learnings from one scenario to multiple other scenarios and adjust as necessary.
  • Contract knowledge and/or technical writing skills.


  • 3-5 years of contract development, compliance, legal or relevant business experience.
  • Experience with financial products.
  • Knowledge of the regulatory requirements and procedures for the development and filing of compliant contract forms associated with group annuity business.
  • Knowledge of Stable Value business, defined contribution plans and ERISA
  • JD degree



Business Category

Retirement Income Solutions


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 70,200 to 93,600. 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.


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