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Director - Strategic Planning

Date Posted: Oct 8, 2021

Location: New York, NY, US, 10166

Company: MetLife

Role Value Proposition: 

Global Strategy advises MetLife’s top executive officers (the EG) and works in partnership with the Regional businesses. Functioning as in-house strategic and operational consultants, the group is responsible for leading programs that define, communicate, and support the execution of business strategies and initiatives globally.


We are looking to bring in the next generation of talent to drive successful execution of MetLife’s Next Horizon strategy and keep the company on a path to strengthen our customer focus and accelerate innovation. Individuals on this team can expect to get an unparalleled view into the breadth of the company’s business while deep diving into several different areas through specific projects.


Reporting directly to the VP of Global Strategy, the Director Global Strategy, will focus on organizational transformation, working to enable senior leaders across the enterprise to Win the Future through ownership, execution, and evolution of Next Horizon strategy and market-specific goals.


Key Responsibilities:  

  • Perform rigorous fact based, quantitative and qualitative analysis to support definitions; synthesize the insights from the analyses and develop recommendations
  • Provide deep and ongoing evaluation of the opportunities and threats from current and future competitors and partners; direct the research and monitoring of environmental forces, market, regulatory, and industry trends; identify opportunities, risk, or recommended changes to strategy as necessary
  • Work on global cross-functional teams to evaluate, provide insight, and drive strategic outcomes for maximum impact; enable the transfer of strategic ideas into operational decisions and actions
  • Communicate strategy and initiatives effectively at the executive level and across the organization
  • Focus on helping the business solve problems and answer key questions through close interaction with senior leadership
  • Drive and embed Agile, experimentation, and innovative ways of working across the enterprise


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • 5+ years of experience defining, communicating, and delivering on strategy and operational initiatives to drive business growth with a top tier consulting firm
  • Flexibility to work with different time zones
  • Thinks strategically and has strong execution capabilities
  • Demonstrates strong analytical approach to solving problems
  • Drives to synthesis and develops recommendations. High degree of comfort with ambiguity
  • Possesses strong project management capabilities with ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Shows business maturity, has strong presence and possess advanced written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong collaboration skills and ability to engage across multiple functions and business units
  • Ability to influence and negotiate without formal direct authority, consultative in approach; diplomatic



  • Degree in Finance, Business, Economics preferred; higher degree MBA/MS a big plus
  • Prior insurance or retail financial services experience is a plus


Business Category

Global Strategy


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.



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.



Requisition #: 119669


Nearest Major Market: New York City