Other - Newark, NJ Director, Strategic Initiatives - Individual Solutions Group

About the position

Prudential Financial is seeking a Director of Strategy for the Individual Solutions Group (ISG), which comprises the Annuities and Individual Life Insurance businesses, including Prudential Advisors. In this role, you will report to the Vice President, ISG Strategy, and will be expected to support the development and implementation of a range of strategies and initiatives to drive profitable growth across ISG. You must be able to form trusting relationships with senior executives in ISG while collaborating with partners across Prudential’s other businesses and functions, and operate in a fast-paced, forward-looking business environment. This position will be based in Newark, NJ.
Responsibilities:
  • Support the strategy and planning function to develop the overall strategy and strategic priorities for ISG that incorporates the respective strategies for ILI and Annuities.
  • Identify new breakthrough business models (e.g., Insurtech, blockchain) that present potential disruption and growth opportunities across ISG.
  • Providing strategy input and support for the Strategic Solutions initiative and other cross-business initiatives that support overall U.S. strategy.
  • Partner with Corporate M&A and Finance to develop and assess prioritized set of potential acquisitions to further enable ISG with additional capabilities and scale.
  • Collaborate with the VP, Strategy for ILI and VP, Strategy for Annuities and their teams to support the ISG CSO with respect to strategic topics and initiatives that span across ISG; also establish strong links with other strategists across Prudential (e.g., WSG, PGIM, Strategic Initiatives)
  • Support ISG functional leaders with respect to developing and implementing strategic initiatives aligned with the overall strategic direction of ISG.
  • Manage cross-functional teams for specific projects

Qualifications

  • 5-8 years of experience in corporate strategy or management consulting strategy roles, including experience in financial services
  • Proven strength in creating positive working relationships and leading projects with heavy cross-business/cross-functional collaboration
  • Successful track record of leading teams, with a demonstrated ability to flex between strategy and tactics
  • Exceptionally strong analytic, strategic thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and drive change
  • Strong education credentials, including an undergraduate degree, with an M.B.A. or other advanced degree being a plus      

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit www.prudential.com to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Note that this posting is intended for individual applicants. Search firms or agencies should email Staffing at staffingagencies@prudential.com for more information about doing business with Prudential.

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