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AVP, Human Resources Business Partner - Investments

Date Posted: Nov 12, 2021

Location: Whippany, NJ, US, 7981

Company: MetLife



Position:             AVP, Human Resources Business Partner - Investments


Job Location:     Whippany, NJ


The Role:  The AVP, HR Business Partner, Investments, is a key HR business partner for MetLife’s global investments business. Based in Whippany, New Jersey, MetLife Investment Management (MIM) is a global asset manager with $666.7 billion of total assets under management as of June 30, 2021. The enterprise has more than 900 dedicated professionals and manages money in a number of asset classes for MetLife’s general account, insurance company subsidiaries, and third parties separate accounts and private funds. MIM provides public fixed income, private capital, and real estate investment solutions to institutional investors worldwide. Visit us at to learn more.


This role will provide HR leadership, strategic consulting and guidance to the senior leaders of MIM and the Affiliated Insurance Companies (AIC) during a time of transformation and growth.  This position partners with Investments leadership on culture and change management, organizational design, development, and plays a leading role in the delivery of all change affecting employees. In addition, this role will partner with MetLife’s HR Centers of Expertise to deliver in the areas of HR data analytics, compensation, learning and development, talent management, acquisition, diversity, equity & inclusion, and global mobility in support of business goals.

  Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as an HR Business Partner working with the MIM senior leadership team to influence business priorities and strategies, actively engaging in business meetings, cross-functional initiatives, execution sessions, and strategic planning workshops
  • Help develop and implement a human capital plan that supports the short and long term Investments business strategy, enterprise initiatives, and achievement of overall business objectives.
  • Provide partnership, advice, consultation, and intelligence regarding organizational effectiveness and workforce planning to business leaders
  • Provide leadership and expertise empowering leaders to manage cultural changes which will enable Investments to achieve long term growth objectives
  • Contribute to the Investments strategy and objective setting regarding human capital management throughout the entire business planning and implementation cycle
  • Partner with the business to provide strategy, tactics and implementation of plans to drive measurable progress on employee engagement, diversity & inclusion, and organization culture.
  • Partner with respective Investment leadership teams to develop the leadership pipeline and succession planning efforts through coaching, counseling, and learning & development efforts
  • Lead core HR processes (compensation planning, performance management, talent reviews & succession planning)
  • Provide leadership and direction on HR related M&A activities (from due diligence through cultural and operational integration)
  • Leverage HR centers of expertise to deliver full suite of HR capabilities and resources that support the achievement of business and enterprise goals
  • Responsible for integration and application of policy across all of Investments with emphasis on both tactical and strategic components. Ensure compliance with all pertinent HR-related laws and regulations



Key Relationships:

  • Reports to:              Vice President, HRBP - Investments
  • Direct reports:        0
  • Key Stakeholders: MIM Senior Leadership Team, AIC Senior Leadership Team, HR Center of Excellence leads, Regional & Functional HR Business Partners


Candidate Qualifications:

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

  • 15+ years of professional HR experience within financial services, specifically asset management, with expertise across a broad spectrum of strategic talent-related areas such as talent planning and management, talent acquisition, compensation planning, organizational design, diversity and inclusion, etc.
  • Accomplished change management leader; experience leading organizations successfully through business and cultural transformation
  • Experience  working globally and familiarity with cultures outside of the US
  • High organizational intelligence, able to operate effectively in a highly matrixed environment
  • Excellent presentation, written, and oral communication skills
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with senior management, HR leadership, peers, and Centers of Excellence globally to broker services for clients and to participate positively and actively in the HR global network
  • Strong problem-solving skills in support of senior management in working through a path to the delivery of goals & initiatives as it relates to people
  • Strong analytical  skills – leverages data to support decision making and to develop solutions
  • Undergraduate degree required, other advanced degree preferred
  • Certifications such SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP, or PHR/SPHR/GPHR preferred


Leadership Competencies:

  • Thinks Strategically – Sets direction aligned to the company’s strategy, applying external and global perspective to meet local and global needs.
  • Focuses on Clients – Promotes client centricity and ensures focus on creating great customer experiences to achieve competitive advantage.
  • Seizes Opportunity – Seeks new opportunities and ways to create balanced business growth while improving operational capabilities.
  • Motivates People – Gains people commitment to achieve business objectives through clear communication of the company’s vision and flexing leadership styles to inspire high performance.
  • Creates Partnerships – Authentically builds trusted relationships and collaborates across global, diverse and multi-functional teams to successfully drive business objectives.
  • Grows Talent – Inclusively and pro-actively develops talent, empowers individuals and manages diverse teams to drive engagement and performance.
  • Drives Results – Sets aggressive goals and is accountable for continuously driving improved performance, leading change and ensuring high standards.
  • Models our Values – Creates a culture that promotes the company’s values and standards through role modeling, accountability and ownership of decisions.


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 US with MetLife Investment Management had $666.7 billion of total assets under management as of June 30, 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.  Visit us at to learn more about our brand, history, and values. 


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.