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Director - Pension, Risk Transfer

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Date Posted: Nov 18, 2022

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

Company: MetLife

Location: Hybrid, New York, NY and Bridgewater, NJ


Role Value Proposition: 

The Director – Transactions (Pension Risk Transfer) is a key member of the Pension Product team and will be responsible for the project management and successful delivery of new business transactions within the Pension Risk Transfer (PRT) team. This position will also support new product initiatives and potentially other key strategic initiatives within the team. This position will lead transactions teams, utilizing project management skills to ensure appropriate plans and governance are in place for new transactions and initiatives.   


Reporting to the Head of Pensions Solutions, the Director – Transactions (Pension Risk Transfer) will drive sales and profitable growth within the Retirement Income Solutions (RIS) division by bringing creative and competitive products to the PRT market. The position interacts closely with many aspects and areas of the RIS business including Pricing, Contracts, Operations, and Marketing, as well as the Company including, but not limited to Finance, Investments, Legal, Tax, Controllers, M&A, Treasury, to ensure professional, accurate and timely responses to clients. Involves senior management exposure and extensive client interaction to manage pension risk transfer transactions.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Drives deal execution and partners closely with internal business partners to ensure all client needs are met.
  • Facilitates client requests, troubleshoots, and provides timely problem resolution. Drives client engagement by building, maintaining and enhancing relationships with clients.
  • Participates in business and independent fiduciary meetings as lead transaction manager facilitating end to end leadership management for client.
  • Establishes a consultative and partnership-driven approach with client’s mid-level management to C-Suite executives, third party administrators, actuaries, and auditors.
  • Lead many activities of the internal cross-functional team in structuring, quoting, and closing of complex financial transactions, and lead certain elements of internal governance, and highly complex deal negotiations. Analyze risk and propose business solutions for the on-boarding of new transactions and report to various levels of management. 


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:



  • Undergraduate degree required
  • Obtain Life license within 90 days
  • Pension Risk Transfer experience required
  • 3rd party relationship management
  • Proven ability to manage highly complex projects



  • Retirement industry experience is strongly preferred, and Defined Benefit experience is a plus
  • 8-10 years of experience within a given function (e.g., Mergers& Acquisitions, Marketing, Finance, Credit/Risk).
  • Advanced degree or credentials (e.g., MBA, Actuarial designation, CFA designation)
  • Experienced user of MS Project, PowerPoint, Word and Excel
  • Client management experience


Business Category

RIS / US Pensions


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.



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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.



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Requisition #: 127436


Nearest Major Market: New York City