Director - US Strategy

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Date Posted: Sep 18, 2023

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

Company: MetLife

Job Location: NYC, NY (200 Park Avenue)

Position is Hybrid, in office 3 days a week.


Role Value Proposition:

US Strategy works across MetLife’s US lines of business, Group Benefits, Retirement Income Solutions and MetLife Holdings to execute on high priority business objectives.  US Strategy supports the President of the US Business to set, refresh, and communicate the strategy and drive critical initiatives. We work with leaders across the US Business and our partner organizations to solve business problems and drive change.  This team is laser focused on execution, leading complex transformational initiatives to deliver on business priorities. 


The Director, US Strategy will work across the US Business to identify, refresh and execute on workstreams within large transformation or complex initiatives.  This individual will spend a significant portion of time researching, synthesizing and analyzing data, and stakeholder information to develop recommendations and detailed business cases.  They will be responsible for navigating MetLife’s internal processes to support new and existing vendor partnerships.  They will be responsible for drafting clear and concise communication materials intended for senior leadership. The Director will gain invaluable experience working across the US Business and supporting functions while engaging with MetLife senior leaders.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Work independently, partnering with US business leaders and functional partners to scope, define and coordinate initiatives in support of business strategy.
  • Participate in and lead cross-functional teams on high visibility complex projects from ideation through execution, which require considerable resources and high levels of functional integration.
  • Develop and refine performance measures and internal/external benchmarks to develop an information framework to support business outcomes. 
  • Create executive-level communications
  • Leverage research using a variety of tools to package competitor information, customer data and industry trends that shape the global insurance and financial services marketplace. 
  • Collect data sets and metrics from various sources and utilize tools, to complete complex analyses such as profitability projections, feasibility studies, benchmark comparisons, and other reports.
  • Develop a perspective and create recommendations for senior management review.
  • Develop complex financial and investment models and participates in preparing ROI analysis as necessary for senior management.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills


  • 5+ years of relevant experience in strategy or business planning
  • Demonstrate distinctive problem solving and analytical skills
  • Must possess business maturity, have strong presence, and possess good written and verbal communication skills
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Strategic thinker with strong execution capabilities
  • Strong data analytics and financial modeling skills
  • A self-starter, with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to manage consensus at various levels and cultivate strategic internal relationships across a matrixed organization
  • Ability to influence and negotiate without formal direct authority, consultative in approach; diplomatic
  • Individual contributor, no direct supervisory responsibilities


  • MBA or Masters degree is highly preferred 
  • Experience at a top tier consulting firm or in a strategic planning function at a Fortune 500 firm
  • Prior insurance or financial services experience is a plus but not mandatory



Business Category

US Business


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 121,400 to 161,800. 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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