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Corporate Vice President, Strategic Initiatives

Company: New York Life Insurance Company
Location: White Plains
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Job Description:

A career at New York Life offers many opportunities. To be part of a growing and successful business. To reach your full potential, whatever your specialty. Above all, to make a difference in the world by helping people achieve financial security. It's a career journey you can be proud of, and you'll find plenty of support along the way. Our development programs range from skill-building to management training, and we value our diverse and inclusive workplace where all voices can be heard. Recognized as one of Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies, New York Life is committed to improving local communities through a culture of employee giving and service, supported by our Foundation . It all adds up to a rewarding career at a company where doing right by our customers is part of who we are, as a mutual company without outside shareholders. We invite you to bring your talents to New York Life, so we can continue to help families and businesses Be Good At Life. To learn more, please visit LinkedIn , our Newsroom and the Careers page of . New York Life's primary distribution channel is the career Agency sales force of more than 12,000 agents, operating in virtually every major city in the United States. Every agent is affiliated with one of our 117 General Offices. These offices are operated by Agency management teams responsible for agent and management recruiting, development, and sales. Approximately half our agents operate their businesses out of our General Offices, while the other half maintains independent office locations. Our General Offices are divided up among four Zones. In addition to our Zone offices, an Agency Home Office team responsible for strategy, finance, administration, standards, training, marketing and communications supports our agents and field managers. The Agency operation also comprises teams charged with growing our business in key market segments, including the middle-income market, the advanced (high-net-worth) market, select cultural markets, and the women's markets. Agents sell individual life insurance, individual annuities, and long-term care insurance products, as well as mutual funds. Overview The Strategic Initiative Support team, reporting into the Field Development, Prospecting & Retention lead, works closely with the Agency Leadership Team on the key initiatives supporting the company's overall vision and strategy. The mission of the Field Development, Prospecting & Retention team is to develop new agents that join the company, help them become more established, and increase the overall new agent productivity and retention. The Strategic Initiative Support team partners with senior leaders in Agency and other areas supporting development and execution of strategic initiatives aimed at increasing new agent productivity and retention. This team comprises of high performing individuals with strong academic credentials and professional experiences with backgrounds in management consulting & industry. This role will drive and support the design, development and implementation of strategic initiatives within Agency. This role will shape the upfront, strategic thinking of new initiatives, including framing and analyzing complex problems, assessing current state, designing target state solutions, developing actionable recommendations, and supporting the initial implementation across the organization. We are looking for an outstanding individual with strong leadership skills, excellent intellectual and analytical capabilities, pragmatic problem-solving skills, strong communication and influencing capabilities, a passion to effect change across the organization at the most senior levels, and strong people management and development skills. Responsibilities Thought Leadership & Advisory - Frame and analyze complex problems - Assess areas of opportunity, in line with overall vision and strategy - Develop pragmatic solutions to key strategic and operational issues - Present recommendations to senior leadership Strategic Planning Office & Executive Communication - Support strategic planning and related activities - Facilitate structured reviews of the enterprise portfolio of strategic initiatives & implications (e.g., budget considerations, resource allocation, etc.) - Drive agenda and materials development for senior executive audiences & meetings (e.g., Steering Committee Meetings, etc.) Project Leadership - Lead end-to-end delivery of solutions - Support implementation of key enterprise initiatives by forming collaborative partnerships with colleagues across businesses and functional areas - Drive management of enterprise governance and communication processes Qualifications - Bachelor's degree - BS or BA required (Finance/ Operations Management/ Organizational Behavior) - Minimum 7+ years overall experience, 3+ years in top-tier management consulting firm - Experience in financial services preferred, insurance expertise a plus - Strong communication skills including experience in developing C level presentations - Collaborative work style and leadership presence with ability to effectively interact and earn trust of peers and senior management across the organization - Project management skills including proven ability to juggle multiple projects at the same time - Outstanding analytic and quantitative capabilities - Large and small group facilitation skills and experience - Team management and development skills - Self-starter with a passion to deliver results EOE M/F/D/V If you have difficulty using or interacting with any portions of this Web site due to incompatibility with an Assistive Technology, if you need the information in an alternative format, or if you have suggestions on how we can make this site more accessible, please contact us at: . Job Requisition ID: 82835

Keywords: New York Life Insurance Company, White Plains , Corporate Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Executive , White Plains, New York

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