MassMutual Financial Group New Business and Underwriting Business Execution Lead in Springfield, Massachusetts

Since 1851, MassMutual’s commitment has always been to help people protect their families, support their communities, and help one another. This is why we want to inspire people to Live Mutual. We at MassMutual value diversity and inclusion. We’re people helping people.

A career with us means you will work alongside exceptional people and be empowered to reach your professional and personal goals. Our employees are the foundation of what makes MassMutual a strong, stable and ethical business. We seek and value unique and varied perspectives and experiences because we believe we are stronger when all voices are heard. We invite you to bring your bright, innovative ideas to MassMutual as we continue to help millions of Americans rely on each other.

Together, we’re stronger.

Description

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Position Summary:​

The New Business and Underwriting Business Execution Lead will assists by defining, developing and providing analysis to more senior project managers with medium-range strategic projects and helps to identify the organization's strengths and weaknesses. May also assist with special studies for management in areas such as the organization's operational effectiveness, capacity utilization, operating cost containment, etc.

Responsibilities:

Responsible for working with IT, business and distribution to define and prioritize various projects and efforts.

Drive product vision and direction. Identify innovative opportunities, work with stakeholders to evaluate opportunities and determine the ones worthy of business and technology investment. Ability to understand emerging tech trends, see how they impact technical roadmap, and how they drive innovation

Work with business and technology stakeholders, identify and build a prioritization framework to evaluate competing priorities and facilitate prioritization conversations

Accountable for delivery and health of work-cell (agile or waterfall) team(s)

Create an environment that is proactive, agile, economical, collaborative fun and accountable

Responsible for managing capacity / demand of the business

Provides information to business partners about product line improvement opportunities and collaborates with them to drive down costs and support capabilities

Change management- Lead and collaborate on business readiness activities including product testing, end user education, rollout, iteration and support

Build and monitor key metrics to ensure success is achieved including followup plans to increase adoption or efficiency as needed

Initiate and implement corrective action as needed – build out of contingency plans

Ownership of coordinating all efforts associated with their deliverable including but not limited to cost, schedule, quality and scope

Single person accountable for the overall success and delivery of their effort acts as the project champion

Provides sign off and review of requirements both functional and non functional

Participate in sprint planning and review meetings providing guidance to business and IT for any backlog or pending initiatives

Has business input and sign off on business case, business benefits and CBA

Basic Qualifications:

College Degree

5+ years of overall industry experience with at least 2+ years of business/IT leadership, business unit leadership, or other functional leadership experience

Self-driven, extremely energetic individual who has the vision of enhancing the new business and underwriting value chain for advisors, clients and operations

Understanding how to quantify and display business results

Experience in managing business engagements starting from building strong relationship with the various business leads to balancing a wide variety of priorities

Proven ability to apply financial insights and draw accurate conclusions from financial and other quantitative information

Assists in the development and definition of the business partners’ strategy

Strong history of sound decision making

Excellent communication, presentation, influencing and reasoning skills – ability to concisely tell a story clearly conveying the benefits, risks and action steps

Demonstrated leadership in coordinating initiatives across business and organizational boundaries, and building effective cross-functional teams

Ability to travel and work under periods of stress.

Authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future

Preferred Qualifications:

MBA preferred

Ranked No. 77 in the annual FORTUNE ® 500 Ranking (FORTUNE ® Magazine, June 2017) and recognized as a 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.

CORE VALUES

Focus on the Customer: We understand our customers well and look for every opportunity to deliver an experience that is clear, easy, personal, human, empowering and trustworthy.

Act with Integrity: We deliver on our promises by being open, honest and humble and by adhering to the letter and spirit of applicable laws, rules, regulations and company policies.

Value People: We respect and learn from each other’s diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas. We engage and develop people to their greatest potential.

Work Collaboratively: We work together to achieve results by actively listening, seeking, understanding and creating solutions as a unified team driving toward one company, one culture, one brand.

Achieve Results: We focus on winning by exceeding expectations and getting better – everyone, every day.

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MassMutual is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply.

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.

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• National Association for Female Executives Top Company for Executive Women (2017)

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