Head of Non Traditional Life Valuation - Springfield

  • Springfield, MA


: $103,880.00 - $166,700.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Financial Services - Banking/Investment/Finance

Since 1851, MassMutual?s commitment has always been to help people protect their families, support their communities, and help one another. This is why we want to inspire people to Live Mutual. We?re people helping people.

A career with us means you will work alongside exceptional people and be empowered to reach your professional and personal goals. Our employees are the foundation of what makes MassMutual a strong, stable and ethical business. We seek and value unique and varied perspectives and experiences because we believe we are stronger when all voices are heard.?We invite you to bring your bright, innovative ideas to MassMutual as we continue to help millions of Americans rely on each other.

Together, we?re stronger.



At MassMutual, we?re passionate about helping millions of people find financial freedom and this passion has driven our approach to developing highly interactive digital experiences for our customers. The Valuation & Modeling (V&M)?s value proposition is as follows: Protect long-term interests of policy owners by enabling MMFG to meet its future obligations through providing accurate financial information and analysis that is actionable and forward-thinking. This will inspire confidence and trust from our stakeholders.

To help us achieve our mission, we are hiring a Head of Non-Traditional Life Valuation to join our team.

What great looks like in this role

Our ideal candidate is a leader in both people development and technical knowledge. You?ll use your skills to help ensure MassMutual?s financial strength. You?re also in a position to influence and implement emerging regulation, oversee the transformation of the non-traditional life valuation function, and work with various business partners who can leverage your financial knowledge.

Objectives of this role:

Lead/manage/develop the traditional life valuation team



  • Set clear expectations and stretch goals in alignment with MassMutual?s strategy. Hold team accountable for individual and team performance across organizational boundaries. Attract, assess, retain, and develop talent to build an inclusive environment and diverse pipeline to help people secure their futures and protect the ones they love. Provide ongoing candid feedback and coaching to help ensure individuals are driving innovation, continuously improving, and meeting goals. Be a change leader, helping employees navigate change to maximize engagement, empower team members, and increase productivity.

  • Oversee monthly production / reporting / analysis / explanation of reserves (direct and ceded, and including principle-based reserves)/DAC for all non-traditional life insurance products
  • Oversee annual reserve adequacy testing process for non-traditional life products ? production / reporting / analysis / explanation of results
  • Usage of the valuation governance framework, including assumption-setting, model development and management, data governance


  • Oversee preparation of projection information for various customers (e.g. Financial Planning & Analysis, Investment Management)
  • Provide valuation advice to product pricing and reinsurance/capital transactions


  • Manage analysis and communication of valuation issues
  • Oversee monitoring/influencing/implementation of emerging valuation regulation ? specifically life principle-based reserves and GAAP long-duration targeted improvements


  • Oversee building/enhancement/maintenance of actuarial models thru conversions, new products/product changes, transactions, regulatory changes, etc.
  • Oversee building of data strategy, both for valuation and overall CFO


  • Fellow or Associate of the Society of Actuaries and Member of the American Academy of Actuaries, and ?Compliant? with regards to SOA CPD Attestation Status
  • Proven leadership and talent development experience
  • Adept at engaging and inspiring others
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Strong working knowledge of valuation techniques
  • Strong working knowledge of US insurance products and pricing
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships across cross-functional groups
  • Competencies ? accountability, agility, business acumen, communication, courage, development, inclusion, leading others, resilience and self-awareness
  • Ranked No. 93 in the annual FORTUNE ? 500 Ranking (FORTUNE ? Magazine, June 2018) and recognized as a World?s Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere, MassMutual is guided by a single purpose: We help people secure their future and protect the ones they love. As a company owned by our policyowners, we are defined by mutuality and our vision to put customers first. 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. At MassMutual, we Live Mutual.


    Focus on the Customer: We understand our customers well and look for every opportunity to deliver an experience that is clear, easy, personal, human, empowering and trustworthy.

    Act with Integrity: We deliver on our promises by being open, honest and humble and by adhering to the letter and spirit of applicable laws, rules, regulations and company policies.?

    Value People: We respect and learn from each other?s diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas. We engage and develop people to their greatest potential.?

    Work Collaboratively: We work together to achieve results by actively listening, seeking, understanding and creating solutions as a unified team driving toward one company, one culture, one brand.

    Achieve Results: We focus on winning by exceeding expectations and getting better ? everyone, every day.

    For more information, visit www.massmutual.com or find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+, Instagram and Pinterest.

    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.

    Associated topics: analyse, business finance, consult, financial reporting analyst, investment banking, law, monitor, refine, refinement, strategy

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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