MassMutual Financial Group Head of Mass Mutual US Finance in Springfield, Massachusetts

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Description

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The MMUS CFO will report to MassMutual’s CFO.

The successful applicant will work with the leadership teams of MassMutual U.S. (U.S. insurance businesses) and Corporate Finance and Strategy to provide high quality information to facilitate key financial decisions about the MMUS business.

The MMUS CFO is expected to:

  • Support decision making with strategic financial guidance for MMUS businesses through clear analysis that draws out key performance drivers and indicators and the ability to articulate principal findings in an actionable format;

  • Timely sharing and interpretation of MMUS’s financial plans and policies, application of accounting practices, maintenance of fiscal records and the preparation of financial reports;

  • Active participation in driving MMUS business goals and initiatives to a successful outcome with responsibility for business and profitability modeling and forecasting;

  • Clear communication and liaison efforts between Corporate Finance and the MMUS distribution channel heads; and

  • Proactively bring strategic finance thought partnership through best-in-class financial expertise to ongoing tactical and strategic business initiatives as well as insights from industry

KEY RELATIONSHIPS

CFO, Head of MMUS Business, and peers on Senior Leadership Teams of MMUS and CFO

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY

The MMUS CFO will be responsible for these specific deliverables and responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic guidance to support decision making within MMUS businesses

  • Develop key business/financial metrics that are aligned with MMUS’s strategic direction and initiatives, in consultation with MMUS business heads;

  • Analyze financial performance to timely and clearly recommend steps to ensure financial and growth targets are met; and Advise the Head of MMUS regarding all financial aspects of the U.S. insurance businesses.

  • Drive the strategic financial planning and performance review for MMUS in coordination with Corporate Finance

  • Create business cases and models to evaluate business opportunities,

  • Evaluate strategic plans for non-performing business units in coordination with Corporate Finance;

  • Manage MMUS’s financial planning and budgeting process and in coordination with Corporate FP&A; and Develop and regularly update accurate financial forecasts and reports for senior management in MMUS and Corporate Finance, highlighting variances to senior management to enable timely response.

  • Bring the appropriate knowledge, information and expertise to bear in making decisions. Evaluate costs, risks and benefits of alternatives; critically and logically build financial and /or non-financial analytical models that drive fact-based decision-making.

  • Advise on short and long-term financial management goals and objectives including initiative tracking.

  • Coordinate and/or direct special projects or analyses as may be assigned.

  • Inspire, lead and execute on CFO 2020 finance transformation initiatives across Corporate Finance and within the MMUS financial areas including data-driven financial analysis, automated reporting, optimizing product and sales mix, evaluating financial trade-offs of contemplated business actions, and encouraging development of staff and processes to support agile and analytical thinking

  • Relationship Management

  • Communicate effectively with internal and external business clients and constituencies.

  • Liaise with internal business departments and support a culture of service or proactive solutions and team support.

  • Build team relationships across other MMUS business segments.

  • Represent the organization at meetings, conferences and projects in the area of financial management. Maintain effective working relationships with applicable personnel, external auditors, attorneys and other parties.

  • Execute on select business and holistic CFO2020 priorities to further develop trusted partnerships

  • Corporate Finance Transformation

  • Maintain a relentless focus on the customer and recommending financially-based solutions to further goals of business partners.

  • Optimize processes to eliminate waste and efficiently deliver timely, high quality results.

  • Empower associates to drive value-added activity and growth.

  • Embrace MM Way and lean principles to build operational efficiencies. Establish best practices and process improvements, which support goal of improving service/operations delivery models while reducing unit costs.

  • Identify and monitor key performance metrics. Utilize developing technologies and team input to enhance key performance metrics in support of service levels and efficiency.

  • Look for needed changes to improve processes, systems and results. Implement actions and build accountability in support of change. Ensuring continuous improvement and controls over key processes.

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in management consulting, financial management and/or corporate strategy department at a Fortune 500 company

  • Preferred: MBA, CPA, FSA and/or similar professional designation

  • Experience includes leading medium size high caliber teams

  • High degree of financial acumen (accounting, finance and economics)

  • Able to convey complex materials to senior executives

  • Ability for indirect influence

  • Understanding and experience with management deliverables with passion and energy

  • Demonstrable experience with creative problem-solving

  • Excellent verbal and written communication ability

  • Exceptional relationship building skills

  • Ability to work well under pressure and manage multiple deliverables

  • Ability to travel between Boston and Springfield at least one to two days/week

  • Must be authorized to work in the US without sponsorship now or in the future

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)