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Executive Assistant

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Date Posted: Jun 13, 2022

Location(s): Wilmington, DE, US, 19801

Company: MetLife

Job Location: Wilmington, Delaware (Hybrid)


Role Value Proposition:

MetLife Worldwide Benefits is a full P&L business that provides benefit coverage for US and Canadian employers who deploy employees on assignments outside of their home countries. The benefit coverages include medical, dental, vision, life, LTD, and AD&D as well as International Business Travel Medical.


This high impact executive assistant position is responsible for providing an outstanding level of administrative expertise to support the head of the Worldwide Benefits Business and the Senior Leadership Team. The position will also be responsible for providing ad hoc support across the business as needed.


This position requires attention to detail, flexibility and the ability to prioritize workload and multi-task in an environment that requires frequent change. This individual must be able to work independently with minimal supervision and demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written. The individual is expected to maintain confidentiality and exhibit a high level of discretion and professionalism.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage schedules and coordinate meetings for multiple individual team members, as well as members of the overall business on an ad hoc basis.
  • Coordinate multiple internal and external meetings involving senior leaders in the company as well external stakeholders and global third parties requiring coordination of time zones.
  • Manage domestic and international travel arrangements and prepare expense reports involving currency conversion. Manage all office processes, including filing, cataloging business contacts, order supplies and managing catering requests.
  • Provide telephone support, with the ability to direct calls to appropriate resources and troubleshoot IT-related issues with Helpdesk and other internal resources.
  • Organize electronic and soft copy documents and communication that may require confidential treatment. Assist with production and coordination of meeting briefs, presentations, updates, and reports that may require confidential treatment.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • 4+ years of experience
  • Strong PC skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite: Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and SharePoint, and internet skills
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment and ability to recognize opportunities to improve and stream-line processes
  • Excellent organizational, time management skills, written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to multi-task with a keen eye to detail and handle heavy flow of incoming and outgoing requests for meetings or information
  • Self-starter; ability to independently anticipate needs, look ahead, plan for contingencies, manage concurrent tasks, prioritize tasks and follow-up
  • Superb inter-personal skills, demonstrating an ease with interacting professionally – at senior levels - within and across functional teams
  • Flexibility to move between competing priorities as needed/directed and strong customer-centricity skills
  • Calendar/schedule management and discretion in handling confidential materials/information


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Insurance and Financial Services experience preferred


Business Category

Group Benefits, GEB Center of Expertise


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.


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.


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Nearest Major Market: Wilmington
Nearest Secondary Market: Philadelphia