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Metropolitan Life Insurance Company - MetLife

Senior Project Lead

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company - MetLife - Cary, NC

Job Location:

United States : North Carolina : Cary  

Role Value Proposition:

At MetLife, we seek to make a meaningful impact in the lives of our customers and our communities.  The Global Technology & Operations group (GTO) is a diverse team of engineers, developers, business systems analysts, and project managers with the freedom to create innovative solutions to address core business challenges within MetLife.

MetLife is seeking a Senior Project Lead to join our growing team in Cary, NC. The associate will be experienced in dealing with complex cross-functional or enterprise wide projects with the ability to drive both effective and efficient outcomes.  It is expected that the associate, while working independently, will drive these projects from original concept through final implementation and will be able to communicate with stakeholders and leaders the status of specific projects.

Key Responsibilities:

Oversees very large/critical technology projects, typically spanning the entire organization or including various and distinct LOB’s. Serves as a liaison between the business and the IT area, translating varied business needs into application software solutions.

Drive operational excellence through the understanding and alignment of key customer goals and business priorities. 

Responsible for identifying and resolving project interdependencies, overlap and integration concerns across other projects.  Lead prioritization and sequencing exercises of all projects and activities across all channels.

Apply an expert understanding of business needs, goals, and challenges and connects them to the projects in order to tell a single story.

Responsible for project management execution including but not limited to estimating and managing projects’ costs and resources; identifying and managing projects’ risks and issues; monitoring progress of all key project work streams, deliverables and outcomes; creation and maintenance of detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans, and status reports.

Manages critical relationships with IT, consultants and vendors, internal end users, and business customers/leadership.  Proven stakeholder management skills and ability to remove project obstacles.

Leads and motivates project team members that are not direct reports that may cross various functional areas. 

Leads project meetings and provides updates to senior leadership regarding project status and the application and implementation of technology.

Designs, implements, and monitors the progress of initiatives, milestones, and budgets to ensure timelines and deliverables are met.

Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

In this position you will have the opportunity to put your experience and education to work in an energetic and highly collaborative environment where diverse thought and experiences are valued. Within the team and across the organization, there will be opportunity to acquire knowledge and experience in order to advance to project management or technical leadership positions. 

Our team does what it takes to get the job done and we do it together!  If you are self-motivated, analytical, organized, project focused, and can bridge business requirements and IT solutions; we would like to talk you about joining our team. Apply today.


5 years of hands on project management and execution experience delivering complex software projects using standard SDLC processes

Exceptional analytical skills with demonstrated ability to apply analysis to actionable insights

Organizational intelligence and strong influence management/cross-functional leadership skills; adept at working in a matrixed structure

Very strong presentation and communication skills with experience providing communication to senior leaders

Excellent written and verbal communication abilities and interpersonal skills

Strong relationship management and facilitation skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities effectively

Knowledgeable in office automation tools (MS Office suite of applications, email, Internet, etc.)

Experience in Waterfall and Agile methodologies

2 years of experience managing project finances


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or other Information Systems/Technical discipline

PMP certification

Experience with financial/portfolio/project management software (Clarity) 



Business Category

Global Technology and Operations

Number of Openings


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.

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Requisition #: 83763 

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Metropolitan Life Insurance Company - MetLife


Senior Project Lead Metropolitan Life Insurance Company - MetLife - Cary, NC, United States


Location: Cary, NC

Company Profile:
MetLife, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides insurance, annuities, and employee benefit programs in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. It operates in six segments: Retail; Group, Voluntary & Worksite Benefits; Corporate Benefit Funding; Latin America; Asia; and Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The company provides variable, universal, term, and whole life products; individual disability income products; personal lines property and casualty insurance, including private passenger automobile, homeowners, and personal excess liability insurance; and variable and fixed annuities for asset accumulation and distribution needs, as well as mutual funds and other securities products. It also offers group insurance products, such as variable, universal, and term life products; dental, group short- and long-term disability, and accidental death and dismemberment coverages; and voluntary and worksite products consisting of personal lines property and casualty insurance, as well as LTC, prepaid legal plans, and critical illness products. In addition, the company provides annuity and investment products comprising guaranteed interest products and other stable value products, income annuities, and separate account contracts for the investment management of defined benefit and defined contribution plan assets; and structured settlements and products to fund postretirement benefits and company-, bank- or trust-owned life insurance, as well as health insurance, group medical, credit insurance, endowment, retirement, and savings products. It serves individuals and corporations, as well as other institutions and their employees. The company sells its products through sales forces, third-party organizations, independent agents, and property and casualty specialists, as well as through career agency, bancassurance, direct marketing, brokerage, and e-commerce channels. MetLife, Inc. was founded in 1863 and is based in New York, New York.