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VP Corporate Development, Mergers & Acquisition

Date Posted: Jan 14, 2022

Location: New York, NY, US, 10166

Company: MetLife

The Role: The Vice President in MetLife’s Corporate Development-Mergers and Acquisitions Group is responsible for executing strategic transactions globally for MetLife. This position reports directly to the Head of CDM&A and represents a critical role in ensuring the achievement of MetLife’s corporate strategy and financial performance. The VP will be responsible for managing M&A projects globally including teams with representatives from regional and functional disciplines. The VP will have ultimate responsibility for financial analysis and modeling in support of the Head of CDM&A as well as for updates of the Executive Leadership Team and Board of Directors.


Key Relationships:

  • Reports to:                     Head of CDM&A
  • Direct reports/team:   None
  • Key Stakeholders:         Executive Leadership Team and other business and functional leaders


Key Responsibilities:

  • Leads all aspects of acquisition and divestiture projects including financial analysis, transaction structuring and negotiation of agreements.
  • Partners with businesses across all regions and segments globally to execute transactions.
  • Provides analysis and recommendations on corporate financial implications on a range of strategic alternatives.
  • Manages due diligence process and ensures adherence to consistent quality standards.
  • Works with leadership team to identify acquisition candidates, structure the deals, direct due diligence and negotiate and close acquisitions. Takes ownership of all aspects of deal. Significant interaction with senior executives. Requires excellent ability in assessing and communicating options to senior management.
  • Develops and generates strategic ideas through independent analysis and familiarity with industry and company events.


Candidate Qualifications:

  • Significant knowledge of insurance products and financial services including business models and drivers and capital management.
  • Demonstrated experience with range of mergers and acquisitions including valuation, transaction structuring and negotiation.
  • Strategic and analytical thinker with the ability to focus on details, synthesize broad amount of information into actionable information for executives.  Able to quickly spot issues and develop a recommended approach.
  • Significant experience in Corporate Development, Investment Banking, Private Equity, Capital Restructuring, or similar experience managing strategic transactions.
  • Strong preference for M&A experience within financial services industries.
  • Exceptional quantitative skills.
  • Excellent communication skills. Able to concisely present orally and in written presentations.
  • Self-starter with ability to streamline executive decision-making. 
  • Strong leadership skills. Ability to develop junior team members.
  • Ability to efficiently manage multiple processes.
  • Team player with ability to build broad relationships internally and externally.
  • Excellent finance and accounting skills with knowledge of key current and emerging issues impacting strategic transactions.


MetLife Success Principles

  • Experiment with Confidence – Courageously learn and test new ideas without fear of failure
  • Act with Urgency – Demonstrate speed to action with agility and determination
  • Seek Diverse Perspectives – Source ideas and feedback to expand thinking and make informed decisions
  • Seize Opportunity – Drive responsible growth and identify areas for continuous improvement
  • Champion Inclusion – Foster an environment where everyone is valued, heard, and can speak up
  • Create Alignment – Partner with others across the organization with candor and transparency
  • Take Responsibility – Be accountable and act in pursuit of the right outcomes
  • Enable Solutions – Anticipate and address obstacles while managing risk
  • Deliver What Matters – Execute meaningful priorities and follow through on commitments



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 $659.6 billion of total assets under management as of December 31, 2020. We are ranked #48 on the Fortune 500 list for 2020. 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. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to or call our Employee Relations Department at 1-877-843-3711.


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