Business Project Lead, Agricultural Investments - MetLife Real Estate Investments

March 09, 2018

MetLife Real Estate Investments

Whippany, New Jersey 07981

Business Project Lead - Agricultural Investments

Role Value Proposition: 

MetLife Investments is a premier asset manager with breadth across various asset sectors and global markets, and strong asset-liability management capabilities.  With a $500 billion combined domestic and international general account portfolio and a multi-billion dollar annual cash flow, Investments is an important contributor to MetLife’s financial performance.  The primary objective of Investments is to maximize MetLife’s long-term economic value by investing in assets that support the company’s liabilities and produce a consistent stream of operating earnings. ­

Global Real Estate and Agricultural Investments maintain a portfolio invested in commercial real estate and agricultural mortgages, as well as real estate equities. Agricultural Investments sources and manages agricultural investments through five regional field offices in the U.S. and an office in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

This role serves as Business Project Lead for all Agricultural Mortgage processes and systems across the General Account and Investment Management portfolios totaling over $15B in assets.This leadership role is responsible for managing large, complex projects across diverse processes and a broad set of business and IT stakeholders.The role is critical to leveraging technology to create efficiencies, increasing associate productivity and expanding the organization’s capabilities.The resulting benefits will continue to allow the Agricultural Mortgage portfolio to expand while minimizing headcount growth.

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Develop long-term process and systems strategy
  • Champion strategic projects from inception to successful implementation
  • Drive business solutions in partnership with business teams and IT
  • Build out systems and business platform to facilitate growth of Investment Management business
  • Lead end-to-end business analysis and design new processes that help achieve business goals
  • Manage user acceptance testing to ensure system deliveries meet requirements
  • Manage third-party vendors and resources

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • 10+ years of project management experience with proven ability to successfully manage complex projects
  • 10+ years of business analysis experience and proven success at leading business system design initiatives
  • 10+ years of information technology experience within the financial services sector
  • Advanced Agricultural and/or Commercial Mortgage Investments and systems background (e.g., loan origination, asset management, portfolio management) and Finance business knowledge
  • Bachelor’s degree


  • Masters in Information Management, Business Administration or Finance
  • esri / ArcGIS experience