Sr Gov't Relations Associate - Brighthouse Financial

  • Company: MetLife
  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Posted: January 26, 2017
  • Reference ID: 37841-en_US



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Job Location: United States : North Carolina : Charlotte  Alternate Job Location : Not Applicable : Not Applicable  (Optional: if no Alternate Location, remove)


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.



This Charlotte, NC based position will be responsible for tracking and analyzing legislative and regulatory policy items at the state and federal levels. This opportunity will enable the individual to interact with all areas of Brighthouse in analyzing potential legislation and regulation and formulating the Brighthouse position and strategy.

 The incumbent will have primary responsibility for oversight and management of the tracking system used by the Government Relations team and will leverage additional tools to identify policy items of concern, help coordinate action between Government Relations and impacted business lines, and prepare research and summary documents as required in order to achieve Brighthouse Financial’s goals.





  • Identify and monitor legislative and regulatory policy items that impact Brighthouse Financial through tracking systems, trade associations, NAIC communications, and other tools
  • Provide oversight and management of internal tracking system and act as key resource for communications emanating from the tracking system to Brighthouse Financial’s internal lobbyists and other business units
  • Identify and advance product specific as well as companywide legislative and regulatory priorities in coordination with business partners and senior company executives.
  • Develop and execute strategy to address those objectives, including facilitating regulatory approval and coordinating cross-jurisdictional advocacy on key issues
  • Provide Government Relations coverage and prepare summaries of internal and external meetings or calls as required by management
  • Act as key liaison between Brighthouse Financial IT team, Government Relations, and external vendor customer service representatives to oversee maintainence of tracking system and respond to errors in system
  • Identify and monitor companywide and product-specific legislative and regulatory priorities in coordination with business partners and senior company executives. 
  • Monitor product filings in key states to keep Government Relations team apprised of review status and identify areas where Government Relations can assist with approvals




  • 6 or more years of relevant experience within state/federal government agency or state legislative/congressional office experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to distill legislative text and regulatory bulletins into easily digestible, actionable summaries
  • Knowledge of state and federal legislative and regulatory process required, with life insurance/financial services experience a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, paralegal certificate a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, a team-oriented attitude, and ability to work collaboratively across functions required.




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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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