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Senior Event Planner II

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Date Posted: Mar 7, 2023

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

Company: MetLife

Job Location: Virtual within commutable distance to 200 Park Avenue, NY, NY

Role Value Proposition

The Global Event Operations team is a key part of the Global Brand and Marketing organization. This team collaborates with internal stakeholders to achieve defined business objectives through the successful execution of the Enterprise’s highest profile meetings and events (virtual, hybrid and in-person) and bring those objectives to life through carefully crafted experiences. In this team, the Senior Planner has responsibility for end-to-end event logistics and operations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Direct project management of the company’s highest profile meetings and events
  • Developing meeting design reflective of program specific objectives as well as broader Enterprise culture and strategy
  • Management of, and negotiation with, suppliers to maximize benefits to the company
  • Complete financial management on behalf of the program stakeholders from budget creation to final reconciliation
  • Additional departmental projects, as needed

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills  


  • 5+ years of relevant event management experience in a global environment
  • Demonstrated innovation in conference management and implementation
  • Experience preparing and managing budgets, financial plans, and related assumptions
  • Adept at contract negotiation with thorough knowledge of legal issues, contract language in the hospitality industry
  • Ability to advise, influence, and lead diverse audiences
  • Proven project management skills; Strong attention to detail and ability to track multiple initiatives with different stakeholders, timelines, scale, and scope
  • Strong aptitude with technology - specifically Cvent and Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, and excellent PowerPoint creation skills)


  • Foreign language skills (Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, etc.)



Requires frequent travel (20% on average) 

Business Category

Global Brand & Marketing

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 101,000 to 130,000.. 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.


Nearest Major Market: New York City