Other - Roseland, NJ Strategy Manager, Workplace Solutions Group

About the position

Reporting to the VP of Strategy, Group Insurance / Workplace Solutions Group (WSG), the selected candidate will be part of a team responsible for managing and leading the execution of the strategic roadmap for WSG and supporting the strategic agenda for the Group Insurance business.

The individual will be a key member of strategic initiative teams, and specifically will support the Group Insurance business and selected enterprise level initiatives. This individual is expected to bring an analytical discipline to the work, helping the organization achieve high impact results in a rapidly changing environment. The individual will be expected to build strong consulting skills over time.

In addition, this individual must have strong analytical, problem-solving and collaboration skills that will be used to partner and drive alignment across the organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Support key strategic efforts and drive execution around components of larger initiatives
  • Drive detailed analytics that support strategic conversations
  • Scan the external environment (trends, new markets, other insights) and package insights to help facilitate leadership conversations
  • Participate on our portfolio of initiatives to accelerate our efforts
  • Support the build-out of our learning agenda and assist in tracking learnings and metrics

This position will be located in our Roseland, NJ office.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required; finance, business or other analytic discipline preferred
  • 3- 5+ years business experience in analytical roles
  • Financial services background a plus
  • Proven track record of success in supporting complex strategy projects and independently conducting strategic/financial analysis
  • Excellent quantitative and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to quickly develop a deep knowledge of the business and supported products and services
  • Ability to thrive in an evolving and changing environment

Competencies:

Business Acumen: Demonstrates knowledge of the interdependencies of key business processes, functions and risks. Identifies and uses the key financial indicators necessary to measure business performance. Knows the competitors; is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace. Identifies and anticipates customer requirements, expectations and needs.

Critical Thinking: Critically and logically evaluates the costs, risks and benefits of alternatives before coming to a solution. Probes and looks past symptoms to determine the underlying causes of problems and issues. Approaches problems holistically; defines connections, linkages, interdependencies and develops solutions. Takes ownership of problems and stays on top of them until resolved.

Execution / Drives Results: Makes fact-based and compelling recommendations that enable leaders to make quick decisions in high stakes situations, crises or conditions of uncertainty. Critically and logically evaluates the consequences and implications of alternatives, actions or decisions.

Change Leadership: Advocates for needed change across the organization that adds to our success. Ensures the implementation of change with appropriate communications, goals, resources, metrics and reviews. Takes ownership and personal responsibility for implementing change, despite opposition barriers.

Communications: Ability to engage in and model courageous and constructive dialogue; confidence to offer a new and potentially challenging idea to foster conversation and critical thinking; ability to successfully deliver difficult and / or complex messages and help others understand multiple points of view.

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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