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  • Posting Location: New York, New York

Country
United States
Working Schedule
Full-Time
Work Arrangement
Hybrid
Relocation Assistance Available
No
Posted Date
12-Jun-2024
Job ID
2650

Description and Requirements

Role Value Proposition: 

MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to individual and institutional customers. We’re united by our purpose to help our customers and each other create a confident future; we’re guided by empathy; and we’re inspired by each other to make a difference in the lives of our coworkers, customers, communities, and the world at large. At MetLife, it’s #AllTogetherPossible. Join us!  

 

 

Legal Affairs - Building confident futures is at the center of all our work at MetLife. In Legal Affairs, that means empowering our trusted advisors and advocates to focus on what’s possible while safeguarding MetLife’s global interests. Collaborating with each other and our businesses around the globe, we support innovative solutions while protecting our customers, employees, communities, and shareholders. And we work in an environment founded on integrity, trust, candor, and respect, where new challenges and diverse perspectives are encouraged and celebrated.

 

 

MetLife is seeking a highly motivated Legal Administrative Associate to support the tax lawyers within the tax department and support different areas of the tax department to support the business needs.

 

This position requires excellent judgement, attention to detail, flexibility, and the ability to prioritize workload in a complex, fast-moving environment. Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision and demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written. This role reports to the service team manager, requires a high degree of collaboration with peers, stakeholders and with the legal and tax departments. 

 

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Providing administrative assistance to attorneys and others as needed.
  • Assisting with department projects as needed, using judgment to make decisions, within the scope of responsibilities and other work-related duties as assigned.
  • Superior prioritization, organization, proofreading, and office administration skills.
  • High degree of initiative and the capacity to anticipate the needs of professionals.
  • Providing back-up assistance in the absence of other colleagues. 
  • Highly proficient in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) SharePoint and One drive.
  • Proactively find solutions to issues with an ownership mindset.
  • Work with various systems, expense reports, and other technology platforms as needed.
  • Interface with executive assistants of senior leaders, at all levels of the organization, both within and outside of the company.
  • Must manage own performance independently and effectively with excellent time management skills.
  • Arrange business travel - including airlines, hotels, and transportation - and take initiative to collect travel receipts and submit expense reimbursement requests promptly.

 

 

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

Required:

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe) & SharePoint
  • Excellent organization, time management, and multi-tasking skills required.
  • Ability to execute with urgency and agility.
  • Strong record of success collaborating with diverse personalities.
  • Positive, proactive, and able to adapt to changes in the work environment.
  • Candidate must be independent, self-motivated with excellent organizational skills and possess the ability to work under pressure, manage priorities, handle multiple tasks with frequent tight deadlines and work well in team environments.

Preferred:

  • Associate degree or 2-3 years administrative experience.
  • Preferred law firm or legal experience.
  • Ability to foster trusting relationship and always ensure confidentiality.
  • Ability to multi-task and finish strong.
  • Detail oriented work focus with a commitment to accuracy and quality balanced with timeliness. 

 
  

At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.


The salary range for applicants for this position is 52100 - 69500.
Benefits We Offer

Our U.S. benefits address holistic well-being with programs for physical and mental health, financial wellness, and support for families. We offer a comprehensive health plan that includes medical/prescription drug and vision, dental insurance, and no-cost short- and long-term disability. We also provide company-paid life insurance and legal services, a retirement pension funded entirely by MetLife and 401(k) with employer matching, group discounts on voluntary insurance products including auto and home, pet, critical illness, hospital indemnity, and accident insurance, as well as Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and digital mental health programs, parental leave, volunteer time off, tuition assistance and much more!
About MetLife

Recognized on Fortune magazine's list of the 2023 "World's Most Admired Companies" as well as the 2023 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For ®, MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies; providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to individual and institutional customers. With operations in more than 40 markets, we hold leading positions in the United States, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Our purpose is simple - to help our colleagues, customers, communities, and the world at large create a more confident future. United by purpose and guided by empathy, we’re inspired to transform the next century in financial services. At MetLife, it’s #AllTogetherPossible. Join us!
Equal Employment Opportunity/Disability/Veterans

If you need an accommodation due to a disability, please email us at accommodations@metlife.com. This information will be held in confidence and used only to determine an appropriate accommodation for the application process.

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.
52100 - 69500