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Director - Credit Risk

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Date Posted: Nov 7, 2022

Location(s): Whippany, New Jersey, US, 7981 Whippany, New Jersey, US, 10166 Whippany, New Jersey, US, 8807

Company: MetLife

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.


Role Value Proposition:


Global Risk Management (GRM) oversees MetLife’s financial and non-financial risks in order to support responsible growth and ensure we deliver on our promises to customers.  GRM accomplishes this through proactive advice, through independent and effective challenge, and through implementation and enforcement of guardrails.  This position is responsible for supporting the Credit Risk Management team which serves as an independent review function within Global Risk Management and is primarily focused on overseeing credit risks generated by its investment portfolios.


This position will be responsible for credit risk surveillance, monitoring exposures against limits, and identifying concentrations. This position will also be responsible for reviewing emerging risks, monitoring, and reporting significant changes in credit quality (e.g., rating migration, fallen angels, and resulting changes in capital charges), and analyzing how long-term sector trends and events could impact our portfolios.


Strong candidates will be able to demonstrate solid quantitative and qualitative fundamental credit skills that span across corporate sectors. Direct experience analyzing Utilities and/or the Energy Sectors is preferred.


This position reports directly to MetLife’s Head of Credit Risk Surveillance and will be responsible for assisting with any credit risk related matters, including preparing analyses for senior management, including the Chief Risk Officer.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Conduct credit risk surveillance on MetLife’s investment portfolios and escalate key findings to senior management
  • Ensure the maintenance of all credit analyses and that credit risk policies are comprehensive
  • Establish and maintain relationships with partners in the 1st line across all relevant asset sectors
  • Provide support to rest of the team with ad hoc projects
  • Resolve limit breaches and review requests to exceed limits
  • Support management in preparing various credit risk dashboard and reporting
  • Assist in the development, review, and recommendation of credit risk limits


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:



  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline.
  • 7+ years of applicable and proven experience in corporate credit analysis at an insurance, banking, asset management or other financial services institution.
  • Ability to work effectively with key partners (e.g., GRM, Investments, Legal, Finance, etc.). 
  • Can effectively influence others and gain consensus when needed
  • Be able to work independently and detail oriented
  • Strong presentation, communication and organizational skills are a prerequisite
  • Team player who can adapt to changing priorities
  • Ability to collate and analyze information into reasoned and supported arguments
  • Good business acumen and ability to connect analytical insights with business decisions
  • Strong technical skills using Microsoft Excel, Access, PowerPoint), as well as ability to quickly learn new risk management tools and concepts
  • Experience with commonly used credit applications and rating methodologies is a must



  • Advanced degree preferred (e.g., MBA or master’s degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics)
  • Formal credit training preferred. The individual should have a solid credit background and ability to demonstrate a deep understanding of fundamental credit analysis and key drivers of credit risk trends.
  • International experience is a plus






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 $130,000 - $170,000. 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.