MassMutual Financial Group Competitive Research Consultant 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’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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Responsibilities:

  • Monitors regulatory environment and assesses the impact on the Annuity portfolio; recommends changes to align with market and strategic shifts

  • Gathers and analyzes intelligence from a variety of internal and external sources

  • Provides leaders with concise summaries of relevant trends with recommendations on how trends impact the Annuity products, solutions and strategies

  • Develops timely, effective sales tools to position our Annuity portfolio and value proposition

  • Partners with external research vendors to influence their survey design, submit data on behalf of MassMutual and interpret results when published; Continually identifies and recommends new market resources

  • Acts as a trusted partner across the key functions of Innovation, Product Development, Marketing, and Sales

  • Collaborates with internal clients to identify needs , business issues and objectives based on a current understanding of consumers, competitors and the marketplace

  • Consults with stakeholders, delivers presentations that translate analytical insights into tangible, actionable solutions for leaders and business partners

  • Develops and maintains a network of industry contacts to proactively monitor the marketplace and ethically acquire information

  • Distills information into concise summaries and tools for diverse internal audiences

  • Produces detailed comparisons of competitor products, positioning & strategy

  • Handles projects with a sense of urgency

  • Prioritizes & re-prioritizes projects based on business need

  • Continuously strives to improve the output (analyses)

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required and 5+ years of relevant work experience in Annuities

  • Experience with Annuity market research firms & databases

  • Proven ability to interpret large sets of data and effectively communicate data trends

  • Ability to partner with key constituents to support strategic and tactical development

  • Demonstrated strong relationship management skills with internal clients at all levels

  • Confident, comfortable communicator with strong written and verbal communication skills

  • A motivated, self-starter with a demonstrated track record of consistently meeting and/or exceeding performance expectations

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Ranked No. 93 in the annual FORTUNE ® 500 Ranking (FORTUNE ® Magazine, June 2018) 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. Note: Veterans are welcome to apply, regardless of their discharge status.

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.

• 100% rating on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index (2018)

• National Association for Female Executives Top Company for Executive Women (2018)

• Disability Equality Index® (DEI) Best Place to Work for Disability inclusion (2018)

• Working Mother Media 100 Best Company (2017)

• Military Friendly Employer (2018)