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Head of Group Life Pricing & Product Management

Company: MassMutual
Location: Springfield
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

Head of Group Life Pricing & Product Management Springfield, MA Do you want to be part of a team that encourages your growth, supports your ambitions and makes it a priority for you to reach your goals? Is helping people part of who you are? At MassMutual, we help millions of people find financial freedom, offer financial protection and plan for the future. We do this by building trust with our customers by being knowledgeable problem solvers and prioritize their needs above all else. We Live Mutual. Description ------ MassMutual is seeking a highly motivated and experienced worksite/group life actuary to take on a highly strategic, leadership role within MassMutual's Health and Worksite Product organization. Responsibilities include product development and inforce block management collaborating across a wide variety of functions including sales, operations, underwriting, corporate actuarial, finance, marketing and IT. We're looking for someone with a history of managing teams through change and a proven ability to build strong internal and external relationships. KEY RELATIONSHIPS Reports to: Head of Health and Worksite Products, MMUS Product Additional Relationships: Worksite Business, Corporate Actuarial, Marketing, Finance, Operations, Underwriting IT, Field Partners, External Industry Organizations, This position has primary responsibility for leading the Group/Worksite Life product suite and team. Specific aspects of this role include:

  • Develop and drive the business plan for Group/Worksite Life with a continued focus on whole life and an innovative and thoughtful approach to looking for other market/product solutions
  • Maximize long term profit consistent with MMUS strategic objectives which often require balancing conflicting needs and considerations, both short term and long term, of a wide variety of constituencies, ranging from external clients, producers, and vendors to other internal areas (Legal/Compliance, Finance, Service, Technology, etc.)
  • Drive Group/Worksite Life Product Practices and Systems; building methodology and establishing standards of practice that are appropriate and consistent with MassMutual, Worksite, and MMUS Product objectives
  • Apply actuarial pricing and management models, building or enhancing them as necessary, across the suite of group life products
  • Drive decisions and execution, collaborating with other areas to ensure that results and implications are appropriately understood and socialized.
  • Monitor profitability and ongoing trends, e.g. competition, distribution, demographic, technology, etc. and refine strategy accordingly
  • Oversight of new business capacity, risk management, and accountability for exception review
  • Develop, coach, and guide a high caliber team with strong business acumen toward having, an execution oriented focus, strong analytical and critical thinking skills, intellectual curiosity, and a collaborative approach to solving complex issues or problems, identifying solutions and leading by example
  • Contribute to the effectiveness and utilization of the workforce ensuring a safe, challenging and inclusive work environment for all employees by focusing on communication, reinforcement of the Company's values and culture, and employee engagement and development CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Fellow in the Society of Actuaries (preferred)
    • 10+ years as an FSA in a strategic leadership position. (preferred)
    • Deep and thorough understanding of group life insurance products and landscape. Ability to translate this information into innovative strategy recommendations.
    • Expert level knowledge of industry best practices and go-to-market strategies.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; able to document complex issues, methodologies, and resolutions such that others can readily understand them
    • Proven ability to develop, lead, and manage a diverse team
    • Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally to reconcile competing priorities while meeting organizational objectives
    • Sound business judgment in an environment of rapid change
    • Comfortable dealing with both complexity and ambiguity, and an ability to explore multiple solutions to a problem Why Join Us. We've been around since 1851. During our history, we've learned a few things about making sure our customers are our top priority. In order to meet and exceed their expectations, we must have the best people providing the best thinking, products and services. To accomplish this, we celebrate an inclusive, vibrant and diverse culture that encourages growth, openness and opportunities for everyone. A career with MassMutual means you will be part of a strong, stable and ethical business with industry leading pay and benefits. And your voice will always be heard. Recognized as a 2020 World's Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere, MassMutual is guided by a single purpose: We help people secure their future and protect the ones they love. As a company owned by our policyowners, we are defined by mutuality and our vision to put customers first. It's more than our company structure - it's our way of life. We are a company of people protecting people. Our company exists because people are willing to share risk and resources, and rely on each other when it counts. At MassMutual, we Live Mutual. MassMutual is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply. Note: Veterans are welcome to apply, regardless of their discharge status.-- Posted 2 Days Ago Full time R8931 About Us At MassMutual, we're fostering an inclusive and dynamic environment where our employees are valued for who they are and can build successful careers. For us, diversity and inclusion is more than a goal, it's the only way forward. 2020 World's Most Ethical Companies - Ethisphere Institute 100% rating on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index Disability Equality Index-- (DEI) Best Place to Work for Disability inclusion (2020) 2020 World's Most Admired Companies - FORTUNE 2020 America's Best Employers for Diversity - Forbes 2020 Military Friendly Employer - Victory Media Recognized as a 2020 World's Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere, MassMutual is guided by a single purpose: We help people secure their future and protect the ones they love. As a company, we are defined by mutuality and our vision to put customers first. It's more than our company structure - it's our way of life. We are a company of people protecting people. Our company exists because people are willing to share risk and resources, and rely on each other when it counts. at MassMutual, we Live Mutual.

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