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Chief of Staff

Company name
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company - MetLife

New York City, NY, United States

Employment Type

Clevel, Executive, Manager, Insurance, Finance, 100k

Posted on
Sep 14,2019

Valid Through
Dec 28,2019

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Date Posted:

Sep 13, 2019


New York, NY, US, 10001



Job Location:

New York, NY

Role Value Proposition:

The Chief of Staff reports to the SVP, Regional Markets and provides execution support to the SVP and the Regional Markets Leadership team.

The role will support the profitable growth targets for Regional Markets by ensuring the organization has the proper focus and execution to reach our goals. The incumbent works closely with the SVP and her administrative assistant.

The Group Benefits (GB) organization is responsible for the strategic direction, growth and management of MetLife's industry leading U.S. employee benefits business. Our sales force works directly with customers or through brokers, exchanges, and other third parties to distribute our broad range of Group Life, Dental, Vision, Group Disability, MetLife Defender, Global Services, Total Absence Management, Group Property & Casualty, Accident, Hospital Indemnity, Critical Illness and Legal Plan products and services. GB Sales sells a broad portfolio of insurance solutions to employers and other eligible groups helping to make MetLife the largest provider of group employee benefits in the United States.

Regional Markets provides global benefits sales and solutions to US Based employers with 100- 4,999 employees. Regional Markets offers over 20 products covering the full spectrum of non-medical benefits including dental, vision, life, disability and a robust portfolio of voluntary products, generating approximately $1B in annual sales. This is a $4B book of business with 7% market share of a $52B market. The business serves more than 15,000 US customers, covering approximately 13M employees and their dependents.

Key Responsibilities:

The incumbent will be accountable for the following:

General Chief of Staff Responsibilities, including

Draft and manage all leadership communications and presentations

Manage communications calendar and messaging

Manage logistics and materials for all leader’s events, town halls, team and SLT meetings

Proactive event and calendar management

Drive recognition programs within the team

Troubleshoot issues with HR, IT, Corp Real Estate, Facilities, Legal, and Communications

Partner with Finance to manage expenses and develop budgets

Monitor spending throughout the year; understand all expense to budget variances

Identify savings opportunities

Assist with budget development for upcoming years

Manage corporate space, including headcount forecasts and seat assignments

Execution of key initiatives

Back up / Support AVP of Strategy on planning functions

Be aware of planning timelines and deliverables

Attend meetings as needed

Support execution of planning deliverables

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


Minimum of 7 years of business experience in insurance/financial services industry.

Ability to apply analytical thinking and sound business judgment

Excellent organizational skills; ability to juggle multiple priority items

Ability to maintain confidentiality and confidences and strong relationship building skills

Ability to work independently and to problem-solve creatively

Comfortable with budgets, data and spreadsheets in general

Outstanding PowerPoint skills and strong communication skills – written and verbal

Strong planning ability – look ahead to anticipate and resolve issues before they materialize


Undergraduate degree required, MBA or other advanced degree preferred.

Deep understanding of Group Benefits business preferred

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 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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Requisition #: 111850 

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Nearest Secondary Market:

New York City

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