Director-Risk - Brighthouse Financial

  • Company: MetLife
  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Posted: January 03, 2017
  • Reference ID: 36003-en_US

Job Location: United States : North Carolina : Charlotte  


In January 2016, MetLife announced a plan to pursue the separation of a substantial portion of its U.S. Retail segment. Once separated, the new business will be called Brighthouse Financial.


Brighthouse Financial will serve customers the way they want, need and deserve. It will focus on eliminating the complexity, confusion and cost that can get in the way of many Americans who are seeking financial security. We will bring products to the market that add value to our customers’ lives, and will be guided by a common set of values that focus on the customer and drive accountability.


Brighthouse Financial is seeking high-performing team members who are passionate about the company’s mission.  We are laser-focused on adding value to our customers and minimizing complexity in every decision and action. We are building high performing teams who set the bar high and hold each other accountable.



The Director – Risk Analytics, Monitoring and Governance will be a key role within the Risk Management team directly supporting the Head of Enterprise Risk Management and the Chief Risk Officer of Brighthouse Financial. The individual will be responsible for coordinating risk governance activities, leading implementation and rollout of the operational risk framework, promoting the Company’s risk culture, and ensuring compliance to regulatory requests. The person will ensure consistency and continuity from committee governance and formal risk policies. This risk management professional will actively support the aggregation and reporting of metrics to efficiently and effectively monitor the Company’s adherence to its Risk Appetite Statement.   The individual will work will business leaders across the company and will lead the Own Risk and Solvency Assessment (ORSA) process.



  • Support and maintain the rollout of the Company’s Three Lines of Defense model.
  • Maintain risk management policies and risk committee governance framework.
  • Coordinate with other teams within the Risk Function to produce material for the Operational Risk Committee and the Board.
  • Prepare and present reports for regular and ad hoc management, executive and Board meetings.
  • Support the development and ongoing enhancement of the Operational Risk framework and taxonomy.
  • Partner with other control partners in the implementation of a Governance, Risk, and Control application.
  • Lead ongoing development of operational risk reporting and processes such as loss events, key risk indicators, and risk assessments.
  • Monitor financial risk profile and exposures against the stated Risk Appetite.
  • Manage the development of open issues reporting and closure of internal audit issues, SOX and compliance findings, and regulatory observations.
  • Partner with Human Resources to support an annual CRO compensation review to the Board.
  • Prepare regulatory reports, respond to regulatory requests and draft the ORSA report annually.
  • Manage Company’s risk awareness programs including company-wide risk communications and training.
  • Ensure compliance of document retention for risk management organization.
  • Project management of any risk management related business process or information technology projects.
  • Support, collaborate and liaise with the business leaders.


  • 8+ years of relevant work experience in risk management or related investment of insurance management experience.
  • Solid understanding of risk management practices, regulatory requirements and internal controls.
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team and to explain technical issues in non-technical language.
  • Excellent communication skills are essential as you will be liaising with a wide variety of stakeholders in different departments across the Company.
  • Ability to understand complex problems and make recommendations within agreed timescales.
  • Willingness to challenge and influence other team members and colleagues.
  • Strong knowledge of corporate governance and understanding of the global insurance industry a plus.
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited university preferred.
  • Advanced degree and certifications in MBA and/or PMP a plus but not required.


Americas Region




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 #: 36003 

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