• Sr. Communications Consultant

    MetLifeBridgewater, NJ

    Job #712983431

  • Job Location: United States : New Jersey : Bridgewater

    Alternate Job Location(s): United States : Illinois : Aurora

    Role Value Proposition:

    Oversees high-profile internal communications initiatives for Group Benefits, specifically those focused on driving employee engagement, change agility, and business plan activation at all levels of the organization. Acts as a dedicated communications resource for assigned Group Benefits leaders and their respective teams, including Product & Pricing, Distribution Development & Benefits Delivery, and Planning & Governance.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Closely coordinates with the market segment leads in order to maintain consistent, complementary messaging in support of broader organizational imperatives.

    • Ensures all communications activities are aligned with those of global internal communications, external communications, marketing, and HR/training/development.

    • Flexes to the needs of the business, providing comprehensive support in areas such as email development and distribution, presentation development, key messages, scripting, multimedia creation, and town hall content/logistics.

    • Accountable for setting, measuring, and achieving performance metrics, using optimal channel mix/utilization in order maximize audience engagement.

    • Must be comfortable working in a high-volume, fast-paced matrixed environment, as well as providing direct support to senior leadership.

    • Maintain and/or evolve senior leadership communications platforms, including email and video messages, feature articles, blogs, and town halls.

    • Provide day-to-day communications support to business areas, including content developed for Group Benefits’ real-time internal news site.

    • Provide comprehensive communications planning and consultation on key initiatives and events, building well-timed, high-impact communication activities into business-led project plans.

    • Lead communicator for internal influencer groups as needed (e.g., Organizational Health Action Team, Sales Advisory Council, and the Learning Council).

    • Performs other related duties as assigned or required

    Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

    Required:

    • 7-10+ years of related business experience

    • High proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications, primarily Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint

    • Superior cross-functional project management skills

    • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal, with the ability to communicate complex information internally and externally

    • Self-starter with an ability to handle a variety of responsibilities by taking initiative

    • Proven relationship management skills

    • Proven blended PR and social media skills

    • Must have the ability to understand cultural nuances

    • Must be a reliable and flexible team player with a friendly and professional attitude

    • Track record of creative ideation

    Preferred:

    • Bachelor's degree in public relations, communications, marketing, or related discipline.

    • Experience in creative-related industries, experience producing content for a variety of emerging digital platforms, HR communications and employee engagement fundamentals.

    • Insurance/benefits industry exposure is a plus

    Business Category

    Group Benefits Communications

    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 is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on 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.

    For immediate consideration, click the Apply Now button. You will be directed to complete an on-line profile. Upon completion, you will receive an automated confirmation email verifying you have successfully applied to the job.

    Requisition #: 101442

    Updated 08/14/2018

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