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Senior RFP Writer - Institutional Client Group

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Date Posted: Sep 14, 2022

Location(s): Whippany, NJ, US, 7981

Company: MetLife

Role Value Proposition:

MetLife Investment Management (“MIM”) is the institutional asset management business of MetLife, Inc., a publicly traded company and one of the world’s leading financial services companies. MIM provides public fixed income, private capital, and real estate investment solutions to institutional investors worldwide. As of June 30, 2022, MIM has $590 billion of assets under management and is an important contributor to MetLife’s financial performance. The enterprise has more than 1,000 dedicated professionals with extensive experience and expertise across the platform. Visit us at www.metlife.com/investments to learn more.

 

MIM is currently seeking highly motivated professionals to join its Institutional Client Group (ICG) in a role focused on business development through the completion of Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Requests for Information (RFIs) and Due Diligence Questionnaires (DDQs) for MIM’s Real Estate platform. The ideal candidate will collaborate with multiple departments across the organization, including senior investment professionals, portfolio specialists, sales and relationship management, operations, legal, compliance, and other subject matter experts (SMEs), as needed. The ideal candidate must demonstrate a consistent ability to effectively convey MIM’s investment capabilities through professionally drafted RFPs, RFIs, DDQs and other forms of communications. In addition, it is expected that the RFP Writer will become a content specialist and interact frequently with SMEs to ensure that our content management system (Qvidian) is up to date and accurate at all times. Finally, the RFP Writer will be responsible for populating select institutional consultant and plan sponsor databases on a quarterly basis.

    

Key Qualifications:  

  • Excellent project management, writing and editing skills.
  • Self-starter who can simultaneously handle multiple projects under tight deadlines.
  • Existing knowledge of capital markets and the sales process for investment managers with emphasis on Real Estate Debt and Equity capabilities.
  • An ability to further develop the RFP team's profile with portfolio management, senior investment, and relationship management/sales teams; build relationships and develop strong knowledge of product management, marketing, and sales initiatives.
  • A collaborator who can lead projects from A to Z, including coordinate internal RFP Kickoff calls, establish project timelines, secure required Legal/Compliance signoffs and produce a professional and persuasive product.
  • An innate desire to keep abreast of changes within the firm, product, and industry, ensuring changes are reflected in RFPs.
  • Assist with the maintenance of our RFP database (Qvidian), including development and maintenance of investment product content.
  • Engage in follow-up work associated with RFPs moving to the next phase: coordinating answers, obtaining additional information, etc.
  • Populate the Firm’s products to institutional consultant databases.

 

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills

Required:

  • Tangible experience in drafting RFPs specifically for institutional asset managers with real estate investment capabilities.  
  • Working knowledge of effectively utilizing Qvidian or a comparable RFP database tool as well as proficient use of all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Prior experience populating firm and product information to institutional consultant databases and responding to tight deadlines.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, both written and verbal.

Preferred:

  • 5 to 7 years of relevant experience.
  • BS/BA degree in Finance, Economics, Marketing, or a related field.
  • Ability to work autonomously; effectively handle multiple tasks, prioritize deadlines appropriately.
  • Experience using Salesforce CRM, TaskRay, eVestment Analytics, and eVestment Market Lens.

 

Number of Openings

1

 

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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:

 

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.

 

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.