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AVP Global Strategy- Product Simplification

New York, NY
**Role Value Proposition:** The AVP, Product Simplification will work with Global Strategy and a cross-functional team of senior leaders at MetLife to manage the consolidation of the new product development process globally. The role will also support other aspects of Product Simplification, including reviews of large inforce blocks for product-related savings, and the definition of market-specific solutions in markets with complex product system environments. As a valued contributor, this individual will spend a significant portion of time producing, analyzing and synthesizing information from around the globe. Will lead and participate in numerous team development activities (e.g., peer to peer coaching, mentoring, etc.) to improve capabilities and encourage collaboration across the globe. Will gain invaluable experience working across functions and businesses while engaging with executive and senior level MetLife leaders across the globe.

**Key Responsibilities:**

+ Create and implement a framework that identifies gaps between customer needs and MetLife Solutions

+ Evaluate product pipeline

+ Develop and implement product management best practices

+ Facilitate global sharing of product best practices

+ Monitor product development process rollout and provide periodic improvement

+ Support the VP of product in inforce review and complex markets workstreams

+ Work with the VP of product to prepare and deliver updates to the Executive Group and initiative steering committee

+ Serve as the main liaison for regional product teams, which include product and pricing actuaries

+ Global product coordinator for product simplification initiative

**Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:**

+ 5+ years of product development or strategic problem solving experience

+ BS or equivalent from a top ranked institution; higher degree MBA/MS a big plus

+ Demonstrate distinctive problem solving and analytical skills (micro- and macroeconomics, finance and advanced modeling skills)

+ Experience in driving to synthesis and developing recommendations; high degree of comfort with ambiguity

+ Show business maturity, have strong presence and possess advanced written and verbal communication skills

+ Prior experience in projects that require detailed execution

+ Exhibit strong collaboration skills and ability to engage across multiple functions and business units

+ Be a self-starter, with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously

+ Prior product management or product development experience is a plus

+ Ability to manage consensus at various levels and cultivate strategic internal relationships across a highly matrixed organization.

+ Strategic thinker with strong execution capabilities

+ Ability to influence and negotiate without formal direct authority, consultative in approach; diplomatic.

+ Strong team builder, inclusive by nature.

+ Organized and detail oriented with the ability to handle multiple priorities

+ Willingness and ability to travel internationally

+ Flexibility to accommodate working across global time zones.

+ Foreign language skills a positive

**Leadership Competencies:**

+ Thinks Strategically - Sets direction aligned to the companys strategy, applying external and global perspective to meet local and global needs.

+ Motivates People - Gains people commitment to achieve business objectives through clear communication of the companys 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.

+ Seizes Opportunity - Seeks new opportunities and ways to create balanced business growth while improving operational capabilities.

+ Models our Values - Creates a culture that promotes the companys values and standards through role modeling, accountability and ownership of decisions.

+ Focuses on Customers - Promotes customer centricity and ensures focus on creating great customer experiences to achieve competitive advantage.

+ Drives Results - Sets aggressive goals and is accountable for continuously driving improved performance, leading change and ensuring high standards.

**Key Relationships:**

+ Reports to: Vice President, Leader of Product Simplification Program

+ Direct reports/team: 0

+ Key Stakeholders: CEO, Chief Strategy Officer, Executive Group, Product Steering Committee, Regional Product Leads and local country managers.


MetLife, through our subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the largest life insurance companies in the world. Founded in 1868, we are a global provider of life insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management. Our employees serve approximately 100 million customers, individuals and businesses, including over 90 of the FORTUNE 100.

We are ranked #40 on the Fortune 500 list and #48 on the Forbes Global 500 list. We have operations in nearly 50 countries, and hold leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. We are also one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with an over $500 billion general account portfolio as of December 31, 2015.

In 2015, FORTUNE Magazines Worlds Most Admired Company survey named us #1 in the Life and Health Insurance industry. In 2016, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the first time. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies.

While we have tremendous respect for the past, we are a company firmly focused on the future. To adapt to a changing world, we are undergoing one of the most dramatic transformations in our history to reinvent how we do business so we can thrive in any environment. We are moving away from a traditional product-development model to one driven by customer insights. We are challenging historical norms by humanizing our industry and designing every customer experience to reflect the modern company were becoming. Our goal in everything we do is to offer customers truly differentiated value propositions that allow us to establish clear competitive advantages. We pride ourselves on being a trusted partner to our customers as they navigate lifes twists and turns.

At the center of our business strategy is a commitment to One MetLife collaborating, sharing best practices, and recruiting, developing and retaining the best talent in the industry. We live by our values: Put Customers First, Be the Best, Make Things Easier, and Succeed Together. They guide how we operate every day.

MetLife is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on 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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