Director – Communications

  • MetLife
  • US - NJ - Whippany
  • 3 days ago

Company Name: MetLife

Location: Whippany, NJ, US - 7981

Job Duration: 2022-01-13 to 2022-02-12

Overview

Role Value Proposition: 

Do you believe communications makes a difference? We do. When we practice our craft well, we inform and inspire employees. We motivate customers to buy from us, stay with us, and tell others about us. We help raise our company’s profile and strengthen its reputation.

At MetLife Investment Management (“MIM”), the role of communications takes on particular importance. Our clients have made vital financial commitments to their stakeholders. We help pensions plans keep their promise of a secure retirement to workers. We help insurance companies honor their obligations to policyholders. We help sovereign wealth funds grow their assets for the good of society. And we do it all by investing assets in ways that drive economic growth, create jobs and, increasingly, address societal challenges such as climate change and income inequality.

MIM has grown into a market-leading global asset manager, spanning key markets around the world. Backed by the strength and stability of MetLife’s 153 years as a leading insurer, MIM delivers bespoke investment solutions to our clients across public fixed income, private capital, and real estate. Our unique legacy as an institutional investor enables us to drive value for our asset management clients with passion, flexibility, and urgency.

If this appeals to you, come work with us.

We need somebody with the full suite of communications skills. You can advise business leaders on how to engage employees. You can pitch and land earned media that makes MIM top of mind among potential clients. You can master the fundamentals of the asset management industry. You can partner with the business and marketing to achieve strategic priorities. And central to it all, you can write copy that is clear, crisp and compelling.

Working with the VP of Communications for MIM, the Communications Director will serve as a business partner providing internal communications counsel and support to the President of MIM/Chief Investment Officer and execute on a range of employee communications priorities. In addition, partnering with the VP, the Institutional Client Group, and the Marketing team, you will help drive external awareness of MIM’s value proposition.

MIM is a leading global asset manager with approximately 800 employees across its home office in Whippany, N.J., other offices in the United States, and locations in Europe, Asia and Latin America. With $665 billion of total assets under management as of Sept. 20, 2021, MIM is one of the 50 largest asset managers in the world.  

   

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Support the President of MIM/Chief Investment Officer with strategic internal communications that help achieve business objectives and drive employee engagement.
  • Support the VP and key business leaders on elevating the external profile and attractiveness of MIM to current and potential third party clients, including the development and approval of company news releases, proactive tier-one and trade-media pitches, reactive interview requests, and external speaking opportunities, among others.
  • Provide counsel to senior leaders on communications strategies and secure buy-in on approaches.
  • Write superlative prose that empowers leaders to communicate effectively with all key stakeholders.
  • Simplify complex ideas into clear, concise and compelling messages that resonate with all audiences.
  • Effectively manage and deliver communications through a variety of channels using current and emerging communications technology.

 

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

 

Required:

  • At least 10 years of experience in financial communications.
  • Experience setting an internal communications strategy and executing against the plan, while providing senior executives with sound advice and guidance across all communications activities.
  • A track record of success executing integrated internal/external communications plans across multiple channels and using metrics and feedback to guide future communications.

 

Preferred:

  • Expert writing ability. Mastery of grammar and style. Ability to produce powerful prose.
  • Able to balance competing priorities to produce high-quality, accurate work under tight deadlines.
  • Knowledge of finance and/or asset management, with a passion to achieve mastery.
  • A team player who pitches in, shares knowledge, and works effectively in a matrixed environment requiring strong partnership with others.

 

Business Category

Corporate Affairs_01728

Number of Openings

1

 

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:

MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

 

We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $642.4 billion of total assets under management as of March 31, 2021. We are ranked #46 on the Fortune 500 list for 2021. In 2020, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies. We are proud to have been named to Fortune magazine’s 2021 list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies.” 

       

MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.

 

 

We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife.  For further information about how to request a reasonable accommodation, please click on the Disability Accommodations link below.

 

 

MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to 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.