Sr. Business Planning & Strategy Consultant II, Business Governance

  • Company: MetLife
  • Location: Bridgewater, New Jersey
  • Posted: January 26, 2017
  • Reference ID: 39481-en_US

Job Location: United States : New Jersey : Bridgewater  


With more than 2,000 associates focused on delivering incremental value to our customers, brokers, MetLife and its shareholders, Group Benefits is responsible for the strategic direction, growth and management of MetLife's industry-leading U.S. employee benefits business. As MetLife progresses in its transformational journey toward becoming world class, Group Benefits too have launched several change initiatives to drive future growth.


The Planning and Governance Team within the Group Benefits Function is dedicated to the creation, communication, and implementation of strategic business plans and running governance processes for its top change initiatives. The primary responsibility of this role will be to support all activities that support a variety of business governance processes. Critical to this role will be to partner with program teams and businesses to ensure our strategies and business plans are aligned, manage across the portfolio to ensure that initiatives are on track, changes in priorities and issues are escalated in a timely manner.


  • Supports activities dedicated to facilitating governance and strategic review processes for top programs. Works with management to develop metrics and reports that support business objectives and results.
  • Collects key performance metrics from various sources, and using management analysis tools, completes complex analyses such as cost projections, feasibility studies, benchmark comparisons, and other reports. Using data developed from analyses, prepares recommendations for senior management review.
  • Develops new performance measures and internal benchmarks for an information framework to support process analysis and re-engineering activities.
  • Creates communications related to complex strategic business plans and develops initiatives to disseminate information to all business partners.
  • May act as a project lead.
  • May coordinate complex or highly visible events, and related travel arrangements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.


  • 8+ years of relevant business experience in the financial services industry or in insurance operations.
  • Expert knowledge of business operations, planning, budgeting, re-engineering, and performance measures.
  • Strong record of proven success in business management processes and/or strategic planning in order to meeting the business's growth and profitability targets.
  • Requires expertise in establishing best in class processes to effectively plan and govern strategic priorities for a large scale business.
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • Competencies: Interpersonal Skills, verbal and written communication skills, presentation skills, sound business judgment, computer skills, ability to lead, analytical, and organizational skills.

Group Benefits – Planning & Governance





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.

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Requisition #: 39481 

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