Director - Strategy and Execution, Wealth and Distribution, DTDS



Multiple locations
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2024

The Opportunity

This leadership role drives the delivery of large scale, enterprise-wide initiatives and provides active direction to achieve organizational strategy through a variety of means including, but not limited to advising on strategic opportunities and alignment, strategic planning, and driving cross-functional execution of projects. This leader will work with workstream and initiative leaders across the organization to ensure plans are well thought out and deliver an outstanding set of results and experiences for our clients, business partners, colleagues, and other stakeholders. Working in conjunction with transformation leaders, this role will provide guidance to various teams. On an on-going basis, this leader may also be called upon to identify, diagnose and assess areas across the organization where there is a specific need to define or align strategy, address blockers (process, planning, structure, etc.), and capture unique opportunities.

As part of the Distribution Technology and Data Science leadership team you will partner with your peers to deliver exceptional technology solutions for MassMutual. This individual will leverage their process-driven, analytical, technical, and financial management skills to define strategy, create and maintain solutions, which include defining, designing, developing, implementing, and maintaining solutions, in a rapid, iterative project delivery environment.

As the Director, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop a holistic strategy across Wealth and Distribution product areas, building reporting and analytics capability that enables leaders throughout the company to make data-drive decisions regarding the wealth business
  • Work with new and existing partners to deliver a best-in-class wealth platform
  • Develop strategy for digital solutions that drive forward our enterprise digital transformation
  • Foster an inclusive culture that values engineering excellence and innovation

The Team

The team consists of business analysts and project managers focused on delivering software solutions through waterfall and agile methodologies.


  • Lead strategic alignment across Wealth and Distribution by defining and implementing strategy working closely with business stakeholders
  • Lead new and existing vendor engagements to build/maintain relationship with vendors and manage the intake process as per organizational policies/procedures
  • Leads strategy of large scale, cross functional (Wealth and Distribution) initiatives
  • Drive, direct, monitor and contribute to critical strategic initiatives—enterprise onboarding, servicing through Salesforce, data governance, progressive core modernization, controls and compliance process transformation, among others.
  • Lead and develop a team of project managers and business analysts to execute projects consistent with the organization’s strategies. Communicate project prioritization to ensure the highest project risks are identified and managed in a timely manner.
  • Influence key stakeholders as a strategic lead on key areas of focus to align with overall organizational strategy.

Business & Technology Strategy Alignment

  • Partner with business stakeholders in the establishment to define strategy in line with programs enabling business growth, cost optimization
  • Become and remain well versed in wealth and distribution process related challenges across the organization
  • Participate as member of the Wealth and Distribution management team and help develop strategies for the larger organization
  • Collaborate with product owners, business leadership, architects, developers and vendors to ensure program strategy and execution align with business needs

Technical Alignment

  • Work with the Enterprise Architecture team to ensure appropriate patterns are implemented
  • Ensure all solutions are secure and aligned to all security and compliance requirements

People & Program Management

  • Select, manage, develop, coach, and motivate staff members
  • Contribute to the development of financial and resource planning needed to achieve department business objectives
  • Raise risks and issues and serve as primary point of escalation
  • Remove barriers to enable the team to complete objectives; drive and influence decisions
  • Effectively collaborate and create alignment across technology and business teams to deliver complex technical solutions.
  • General Leadership
  • Operate independently on multiple program tasks of varied complexity
  • Support and drive change management of existing processes
  • Stay abreast of emerging trends in technology and the external environment

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree
  • 8+ years of experience managing complex, large scale projects involving cross functional disciplines and/or geographical regions.
  • 8+ years' experience in financial industry
  • 3+ years of experience with business analysis, project management and defining strategy

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least 3 years of Asset or Wealth management experience in a similar role
  • Track record of delivering functional expertise on transformations at an Enterprise level.
  • High-value personal qualities - critical thinking and problem-solving skills, ability to influence, work in teams, resourceful, responsible, tenacious, independent, self-confident, high-energy, etc.
  • Must be a critical and strategic thinker with seasoned problem-solving, analytical and decision-making skills.

What to Expect as Part of MassMutual and the Team

  • Regular collaboration with business, technology and vendor stakeholders from multiple businesses areas
  • Focused one-on-one time with your manager
  • Access to mentorship opportunities
  • Networking opportunities including access to Asian, Hispanic/Latinx, African American, women, LGBTQ, 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


Salary Range:


At MassMutual, we focus on ensuring fair equitable pay, by providing competitive salaries, along with incentive and bonus opportunities for all employees. Your total compensation package includes either a bonus target or in a sales-focused role a Variable Incentive Compensation component.

Why Join Us.

We’ve been around since 1851. During our history, we’ve learned a few things about making sure our customers are our top priority. In order to meet and exceed their expectations, we must have the best people providing the best thinking, products and services. To accomplish this, we celebrate an inclusive, vibrant and diverse culture that encourages growth, openness and opportunities for everyone. A career with MassMutual means you will be part of a strong, stable and ethical business with industry leading pay and benefits. And your voice will always be heard.

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.

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.

At MassMutual, we focus on ensuring fair, equitable pay by providing competitive salaries, along with incentive and bonus opportunities for all employees. Your total compensation package includes either a bonus target or in a sales-focused role a Variable Incentive Compensation component. For more information about our extensive benefits offerings please check out our Total Rewards at a Glance.