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Director - Strategy and Execution, Wealth and Distribution, DTDS

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Employer Provided Salary: 131,100-172,000 Annually
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The Opportunity
This leadership role drives the delivery of large scale, enterprise-wide initiatives and provides active direction to achieve organizational strategy through a variety of means including, but not limited to advising on strategic opportunities and alignment, strategic planning, and driving cross-functional execution of projects. This leader will work with workstream and initiative leaders across the organization to ensure plans are well thought out and deliver an outstanding set of results and experiences for our clients, business partners, colleagues, and other stakeholders. Working in conjunction with transformation leaders, this role will provide guidance to various teams. On an on-going basis, this leader may also be called upon to identify, diagnose and assess areas across the organization where there is a specific need to define or align strategy, address blockers (process, planning, structure, etc.), and capture unique opportunities.
As part of the Distribution Technology and Data Science leadership team you will partner with your peers to deliver exceptional technology solutions for MassMutual. This individual will leverage their process-driven, analytical, technical, and financial management skills to define strategy, create and maintain solutions, which include defining, designing, developing, implementing, and maintaining solutions, in a rapid, iterative project delivery environment.
As the Director, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop a holistic strategy across Wealth and Distribution product areas, building reporting and analytics capability that enables leaders throughout the company to make data-drive decisions regarding the wealth business
  • Work with new and existing partners to deliver a best-in-class wealth platform
  • Develop strategy for digital solutions that drive forward our enterprise digital transformation
  • Foster an inclusive culture that values engineering excellence and innovation

The Team
The team consists of business analysts and project managers focused on delivering software solutions through waterfall and agile methodologies.

  • Lead strategic alignment across Wealth and Distribution by defining and implementing strategy working closely with business stakeholders
  • Lead new and existing vendor engagements to build/maintain relationship with vendors and manage the intake process as per organizational policies/procedures
  • Leads strategy of large scale, cross functional (Wealth and Distribution) initiatives
  • Drive, direct, monitor and contribute to critical strategic initiatives-enterprise onboarding, servicing through Salesforce, data governance, progressive core modernization, controls and compliance process transformation, among others.
  • Lead and develop a team of project managers and business analysts to execute projects consistent with the organization's strategies. Communicate project prioritization to ensure the highest project risks are identified and managed in a timely manner.
  • Influence key stakeholders as a strategic lead on key areas of focus to align with overall organizational strategy.

Business & Technology Strategy Alignment

  • Partner with business stakeholders in the establishment to define strategy in line with programs enabling business growth, cost optimization
  • Become and remain well versed in wealth and distribution process related challenges across the organization
  • Participate as member of the Wealth and Distribution management team and help develop strategies for the larger organization
  • Collaborate with product owners, business leadership, architects, developers and vendors to ensure program strategy and execution align with business needs

Technical Alignment

  • Work with the Enterprise Architecture team to ensure appropriate patterns are implemented
  • Ensure all solutions are secure and aligned to all security and compliance requirements

People & Program Management

  • Select, manage, develop, coach, and motivate staff members
  • Contribute to the development of financial and resource planning needed to achieve department business objectives
  • Raise risks and issues and serve as primary point of escalation
  • Remove barriers to enable the team to complete objectives; drive and influence decisions
  • Effectively collaborate and create alignment across technology and business teams to deliver complex technical solutions.
  • General Leadership
  • Operate independently on multiple program tasks of varied complexity
  • Support and drive change management of existing processes
  • Stay abreast of emerging trends in technology and the external environment

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree
  • 8+ years of experience managing complex, large scale projects involving cross functional disciplines and/or geographical regions.
  • 8+ years' experience in financial industry
  • 3+ years of experience with business analysis, project management and defining strategy

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least 3 years of Asset or Wealth management experience in a similar role
  • Track record of delivering functional expertise on transformations at an Enterprise level.
  • High-value personal qualities - critical thinking and problem-solving skills, ability to influence, work in teams, resourceful, responsible, tenacious, independent, self-confident, high-energy, etc.
  • Must be a critical and strategic thinker with seasoned problem-solving, analytical and decision-making skills.

What to Expect as Part of MassMutual and the Team

  • Regular collaboration with business, technology and vendor stakeholders from multiple businesses areas
  • Focused one-on-one time with your manager
  • Access to mentorship opportunities
  • Networking opportunities including access to Asian, Hispanic/Latinx, African American, women, LGBTQIA+, veteran and disability-focused Business Resource Groups
  • Access to learning content on Degreed and other informational platforms
  • Your ethics and integrity will be valued by a company with a strong and stable ethical business with industry leading pay and benefits

Due to the nature of this position, as a part of our background check process, candidates must be able to pass a non-registered fingerprint background check to qualify as a fingerprinted person under FINRA
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.
If you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please contact us and share the specifics of the assistance you need.
Salary Range: $131,100.00-$172,000.00

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MassMutual Benefits Overview

At MassMutual, employees have the opportunity to earn a competitive salary and bonus, enroll in an
array of benefits, and participate in programs and services that support healthy lifestyles, assist them
in building financial security for themselves and their families and help them live well-balanced lives.

Volunteer in local community
Every action supporting a common cause is meaningful, and our employees make a difference in their own communities through our Matching Gift, Matching Time and Volunteer Time Off Programs.
Partners with nonprofits
Every year, MassMutual and the MassMutual Foundation invest more than $20 million focused on advancing economic opportunity.
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Hybrid work model
In-person all-hands meetings
Employees can either attend the in-person all-hands meeting, watch live via Zoom, or watch the recording. All employees are invited to submit questions.
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
Flexible work arrangements, including telecommuting, are available in many departments across the company.
Remote work program
In addition to two remote days per week, MassMutual offers employees four full remote weeks of their choice per year.
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
More than half of our Board of Directors are comprised of women and people of color, making it one of the most diverse groups in the industry.
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Diversity recruitment program
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
A health care flexible spending account (FSA) allows employees to save money on a before-tax basis for eligible medical, dental and vision expenses, subject to IRS limits.
Disability insurance
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Dental insurance
Basic Dental covers preventive and basic restorative care; Major Dental covers all that Basic covers, plus restorations and orthodontia (limits apply).
Vision insurance
Health insurance
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Life insurance
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Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Transgender health care benefits
Wellness days
Abortion travel benefits
Our general medical travel benefit covers abortion-related travel.
Financial & Retirement
In addition to our 401(k), MassMutual a cash balance plan that provides an account-based pension benefit based on accruals of pay credits and interest credits.
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Every action supporting a common cause is meaningful, and our employees make a difference in their own communities through our Matching Gift and Matching Time Programs.
Pay transparency
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Dependent care flexible spending account to allow you to set aside before tax dollars to pay for certain eligible child care expenses.
Generous parental leave
Leave for birth mothers of 18 weeks of fully paid leave. Non-birth mothers, fathers and adoptive parents eight weeks of fully paid parental leave.
Family medical leave
Caregiver leave: Up to two weeks paid leave to care for a loved one. Bereavement Leave: 15 days of paid time off to grieve the loss of a loved one with the employee defining who the loved one is.
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
MassMutual offers many opportunities for family events, from group volunteer experiences and chances to attend Red Sox games to business resource group-sponsored outings like annual pride parades.
Fertility benefits
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid holidays: 9 fixed and 1 floating. Vacation: starts at 19 vacation and personal days per calendar year, with increases at 5-year service intervals.
Paid volunteer time
Three days of paid time off is available to employees annually to give back to their communities, by sharing their time and talent with a cause close to their heart.
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Occasional illness: up to 5 days per calendar year.
Flexible time off
Floating holidays
Bereavement leave benefits
Hardship benefits
320 hours of caregiver leave to take of loved ones when it matters most.
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Free daily meals
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Onsite office parking
Recreational clubs
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
MassMutual's wellness wallet is a stipend available to all employees, and can be used for myriad wellness-related purchases, including home-office purchases.
Meditation space
Mother's room
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Personal development training
Virtual coaching services

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