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Operations Transformation Portfolio Manager

Boston, Massachusetts; Springfield, Massachusetts

Job ID: R15867

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Overview

A career with us means you’ll help our customers secure their future and protect the ones they love. It also means you’ll work alongside exceptional people and be empowered to reach your professional and personal goals. Our employees are at the foundation of what makes MassMutual a strong, stable, and ethical business.

Our culture embodies the idea that we all are stronger and better through our support for one another. By valuing people for who they are, how they think, and what they bring to the table, we’ve become a better, more innovative company.

We invite you to explore the possibilities.

What our employees say

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“Since our founding in 1851, mutuality has put our policyowners at the center of everything we do. At our core, we’re a company of people helping people in their time of need, and that spirit extends to the culture we’ve built at our company. Our employees support and rely on each other each day, collaborating to deliver the best solutions for our customers and help millions more secure their future and protect the ones they love.”

Job Description

The Opportunity

As the Operations Transformation Portfolio Manager, you’ll oversee the Portfolio of Transformation Programs that will encompass leading, managing, and executing complex business transformation initiatives that align with the Operations Roadmap. In partnership with leadership and key stakeholders, you’ll implement strategies that enable the organization to adapt to changing market conditions, emerging technologies, and new business models, while leveraging data and analytics to evaluate and offer solution options and propose thematic broad-scale business challenges to be addressed and improved, backed by thoughtful analysis. Furthermore, you’ll create adequate levels of governance for effective decision making and oversee the governance process.

The Team

You will be joining the Operations Strategy and Transformation team.  We develop strategy in partnership with business units around MassMutual to improve Advisor experience at every part of the value chain.  Our team consists of seasoned project managers, portfolio managers and business analysts.

We promote a culture of accountability, transparency and agility, while remaining focused on driving results and developing solutions that will benefit staff and our clients.

The Impact:

As the Operations Transformation Portfolio Manager, your scope of responsibility can be broken into three main functions – project management, strategic thinking, and delivery and milestone achievement. Specific responsibilities include, but aren’t limited to the following:

Program Management

  • Lead and manage multiple transformation initiatives related to Operations three year roadmap
  • Develop and execute project plans, ensuring alignment with organizational objectives and timely achievement of milestones.
  • Implement effective project governance, risk management, and issue resolution strategies.
  • Leads efforts to design and implement a cross-functional playbook to support the full life-cycle of project work including discovery, prioritization, dependency management and value delivery for transformation portfolio

Strategic Thinking

  • Contribute to the strategic direction of the Operations Transformation, aligning with the overall organizational strategy
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement, optimization, and efficiency to enhance operational effectiveness

Delivery and Milestone Achievement

  • Drive cross-functional collaboration and coordination to integrate and achieve key objectives within specified timelines
  • Ensure the successful and timely delivery of critical milestones across the transformation portfolio 

The Minimum Qualifications

  • 8+ years of experience in project or program management
  • 4+ years of experience leading or participating in large-scale, enterprise-wide transformative initiatives
  • 4+ years of experience in portfolio management
  • 4+ years of change management experience within a large, matrixed organization
  • 4+ years of experience developing and presenting information to executive leadership team
  • Bachelor’s degree or a High School diploma with 12+ years of project or program management experience working on transformation initiatives

The Ideal Qualifications

  • Master’s degree
  • 4+ years of experience working in financial services or insurance
  • Attitude to operate as a doer-leader, instead of a manager of people and tasks
  • Problem solver with an ownership mindset, instead of a facilitator
  • Exceptional strategic and analytical, problem-solving, and storyboarding skills
  • Ability to influence without authority
  • High degree of comfort with ambiguity

What to Expect as Part of MassMutual and the Team

  • Regular meetings with the Operations Strategy & Transformation team
  • Focused one-on-one meetings with your manager
  • Access to mentorship opportunities
  • Networking opportunities including access to Asian, Hispanic/Latinx, African American, women, LGBTQIA+, 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

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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.

If you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please contact us and share the specifics of the assistance you need.
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Salary Range: $121,800.00-$159,800.00

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  • Interview

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  • Offer

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    If you accept the offer, we will be so excited to welcome you to the MassMutual community!

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Award-Winning Culture

MassMutual is guided by a single purpose: We help people secure their future and protect the ones they love. As a company operated for the benefit of our members and participating policyowners, we are defined by mutuality and our vision to provide financial well-being for all Americans. 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.

We strive to embrace diversity in every sense, focusing on building a thriving community where everyone is valued, included, and feels that they belong.

At MassMutual, we Live Mutual.

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Benefits for the whole you (and your loved ones)

There’s more to your life than your job and there’s more to your aspirations than a paycheck. We take a holistic view of compensation and benefits that provides the flexibility to create a healthy balance in your life for work, family, and community. We offer the benefits you’d expect, like medical, dental, 401(k), and generous vacation time, but we also offer ones you might not expect, like three paid days for volunteering, a $1250 annual wellness wallet, and up to 320 hours of caregiver leave.

Explore some of our offerings below. Full benefits details can be found here

  • In addition to generous vacation time, paid holidays, and flexible holidays, MassMutual offers 'take care' time to take care of yourself or someone you love—whether for physical illness or mental health.
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Life, disability short-term and long-term insurance
  • Well-being wallet: $1,250 per year for a wide range of qualifying wellness expenses
  • Well-being support: Mindfulness, nutrition, fitness
  • Personalized mental health solutions
  • Adoption and surrogacy reimbursement programs
  • Competitive salary and bonuses
  • 401(k): Up to 10% total benefit, consisting of a 5% company match and a 5% annual contribution
  • Educational assistance program
  • Childcare support
  • Financial counseling
  • Caregiver Leave (up to 320 hours)
  • Maternity Leave (a total of 18 weeks, 10 maternity + 8 parental)
  • Parental Leave (8 weeks for all parents, birth or adoption, continuous or intermittent)
  • Bereavement Leave: Up to 15 days to mourn the loss of a loved one, and you define 'loved one'
  • Matching Gift: 100% match on employees’ charitable contributions to non-profits up to $5,000
  • Volunteering: Three paid days for employees to volunteer with eligible nonprofits of their choice
  • Matching time: MassMutual Foundation awards dollars to organizations for which employees volunteer
  • Qualified Commuter Program through which eligible employees can pay qualified workplace commuting expenses with before-tax dollars
  • Commuter wallet option for employees based at Boston and NYC campuses

Why MassMutual?

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How we work

MassMutual’s flexible workplace approach combines the importance of connecting in person and the flexibility of working remotely. Our hybrid model puts collaboration first with employees coming in at least three days per week to our spectacular campus settings and also enjoying the flexibility of remote Fridays, company-wide remote weeks, and a bank of flexible remote weeks to use throughout the year.

   

  

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Where we work

Springfield Office

1295 State Street,
Springfield, MA

Boston Office

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New York Office

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New York, NY

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