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Strategy Lead



Marketing & Communications
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Strategy Lead

Boston, Massachusetts Finance & Accounting Job ID R14299

Brand, Product, and Affiliated Distribution manages MassMutual’s network of about 7,500 financial advisors across the U.S, helping their clients secure their financial future through an array of insurance and retail wealth management solutions. BP&AD also has responsibilities for MassMutual’s product roadmap that supports our full spectrum of distribution channels. Likewise, BP&AD is responsible for Brand and Marketing across the wider enterprise.

As part of the BP&AD Strategy team, your efforts will focus on the following:
•    Deliver bespoke research projects that influence executive decision-making 
•    Share synthesized perspectives on the competitive landscape
•    Provide insights that shape BP&AD’s strategic trajectory

The Team

As pace of change continues to accelerate externally and internally, BP&AD has greater needs to monitor and understand the external environment, make deeper use of data/analytics, and generate swift insights to inform BP&AD and MassMutual decision-making.

To this end, the BP&AD Strategy team is focused on four themes:

  • Inform SLT and ELT decision-making through Strategy Projects

  • Set the agenda for BP&AD to leverage and influence Data Science/Analytics, Finance and other corporate stakeholders

  • Provide thought leadership on MassMutual’s Product Strategy

  • Ensure that the Brand and Marketing narrative is clear and that impact is measurable

The Impact:

  • Drive substantive strategic problem-solving efforts – thought leadership (e.g., defining key questions and problem-solving hypothesis), stakeholder engagement (e.g., leading stakeholder interactions and providing constructive challenge), and team leadership (e.g., leading the research/analysis with our Analysts)

  • Generate impact as a trusted advisor by maintaining the ability to see the big picture in inherently complex and dynamic situations, and demonstrating a strong nose for value in both prioritizing and solving problems

  • Role model behaviors (e.g., high energy, self-driven, strong interpersonal skills, intellectual curiosity, highest level of professionalism, inclusive behaviors, orientation towards client and team instead of self)

  • Positively contribute to BP&AD’s “course and speed” towards ambitious 2025 goals, and help drive the success of MassMutual

The Minimum Qualifications

  • 3 to 5 years of strategy experience (must be highly rated), inclusive of experience leading substantive portions of strategy project teams, and 5+ years of total professional experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from leading college or university

  • Track record of developing Analysts through coaching and mentoring

  • Ability to quickly break down problems in a structured manner, and prioritize analysis

  • Ability to analyze complex data and draw out insights and implications

  • Ability to create simple, powerful, and data-driven communications for senior leaders

  • Ability to effectively communicate with senior leaders and build enduring, trust based and high-impact relationships with clients and other colleagues

  • Must be eligible to work in the US without sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strategy consulting experience from a top-tier management / strategy consulting firm

  • Graduate degree from a leading university or a top business school is valued

  • Financial services experience is valued, but not a requirement

What to Expect as Part of MassMutual and the Team

  • Regular meetings with the BP&AD Strategy team

  • Focused one-on-one meetings with your manager

  • Access to mentorship opportunities

  • Networking opportunities including access to Asian, Hispanic/Latinx, African American, women, LGBTQ, 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


Salary Range: $156,000.00-$204,700.00 Apply

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.

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