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Job Title: Risk Officer - Governance and Reporting

Job Location: Dublin


At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. Founded in 1868, 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 help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. We have operations in more than 40 countries and hold leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. 


We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $669 billion of total assets under management as of December 31, 2021, ranked #50 on the Fortune 500 list, and honored to have been named to Fortune magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for three consecutive years.  


MetLife employees are united by purpose, guided by empathy and inspired by one another’s unique backgrounds and perspective to make a difference in the lives of our customers, communities, and the world at large.


Our Dublin Office which is located in the City Centre, is the Operational Headquarters for our Europe Region, in addition a significant number of our colleagues are focused on supporting our broader EMEA and Global functions. It is home to our Actuarial, Audit, Compliance, Finance, IT, Legal, Operations, Risk and Treasury Teams[Delete as appropriate]


Role Value Proposition:  

The Risk function within MetLife helps the organization to identify, aggregate, measure, report and manage risks across the company. It is led by the Chief Risk Officer (‘CRO’), with a Central Team (in Dublin), and local teams operating in the branches across Europe. Central teams are responsible for Enterprise Risk Management and Risk Analytics, Governance and Reporting while the local teams focus on operational and business risks.


This role is to lead risk governance and reporting for the legal entities regulated in Dublin, reporting to the CRO. You will work collaboratively across Risk, Compliance, Audit, Company Secretariat and the Executive team, to ensure we meet very high regulatory and Board expectations. You will have a keen interest in corporate governance, be diligent, organized and flexible, with excellent communication and inter-personal skills.


This is an important role in a highly regarded team that is seen as a key enabler of MetLife’s success. There are great career development opportunities both within the team and within MetLife. Candidates from a range of backgrounds will be considered.


Key Responsibilities:  

  • To manage the regular risk reporting cycle to senior stakeholders and develop it continuously to strengthen risk insight and process efficiency.
  • Organising, attending at, and preparing / reviewing the minutes of risk committee meetings.
  • Maintaining a schedule of agenda items and action logs for the risk committees and following up with responsible executives to ensure that the corporate governance requirements are met for the supported MetLife entities.
  • To maintain the risk policy suite, including coordinating the annual policy review process.
  • Providing appropriate governance and risk reporting information for external disclosure.
  • To support the CRO in coordinating aspects of the ORSA process, and developing the Risk Management Framework, including responding to regulatory requests.
  • To provide support to the Europe Chief Compliance Officer to prepare for the MetLife Europe governance week reporting cycle. 


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills: 


  • 3+ years financial services experience
  • Strong interest in / knowledge of corporate governance
  • Strong Microsoft Office capabilities (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Excellent organization skills and detail-oriented; strong project management skills
  • Excellent verbal and document creation / business writing skills
  • Ability to coordinate across lines of business and organizations to influence and challenge


The following would be advantageous but are not essential:

  • Company Secretariat / Legal / Risk / Audit / Compliance background
  • A broad understanding of Life & Pensions products; strong business acumen

MetLife is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to attracting, retaining and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforceIt is the policy of MetLife to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination on any basis protected by law. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, religions and sexual orientations.  We strive to find the best candidate for all positions and a diverse range of applicants ensures we widen our talent pool in order to achieve this.  Any applicants with disabilities and neurodiverse conditions, please do let us know about your reasonable adjustments to ensure that we can best meet your needs.






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EMEA Risk Solvency & Governance



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.   


We ensure to reward and recognise our employees for their contributions and accomplishments at work.   We value our employees’ commitment to their work by offering a competitive and extensive compensation and benefits package. This includes 25 paid holidays, performance-based bonus, health insurance, income protection  and pension benefits. MetLife will also assist in the funding of professional fees for employees where it is relevant and aligned to your position within the organisation.  MetLife reserve the right to make a judgement on whether the subscription is relevant or not to your role as well as cease the payment at any time. This type of subscription will not incur “benefit in kind” tax


Bring your true self to work every day, receive the development and support you need to perform at your best, opportunities to advance your career and surround yourself with likeminded people. Join MetLife. 

Beneficios que ofrecemos

Nuestros beneficios están diseñados para cuidar su bienestar integral con programas de salud física y mental, bienestar financiero y apoyo a las familias. Ofrecemos cobertura de atención médica para usted y su familia, descuentos en seguros de hogar, automóvil y protección de mascotas, así como licencia parental. ¡También brindamos membresía de gimnasio premium para usted y sus familiares directos, tiempo libre para voluntariado, descuentos con universidades específicas, viernes flexibles, reembolso de conectividad y mucho más!
Acerca de MetLife

Reconocida en la lista de la revista Fortune de las "Empresas más admiradas del mundo" de 2023, MetLife, a través de sus subsidiarias y afiliadas, es una de las empresas de servicios financieros líderes en el mundo; proporcionando seguros, anualidades, beneficios para empleados y gestión de activos a clientes individuales e institucionales. Con operaciones en más de 40 mercados, ocupamos posiciones de liderazgo en Estados Unidos, América Latina, Asia, Europa y Medio Oriente.

Nuestro propósito es simple: ayudar a nuestros colegas, clientes, comunidades y al mundo en general a crear un futuro más seguro. Unidos por un propósito y guiados por la empatía, estamos inspirados para transformar el próximo siglo en servicios financieros. En MetLife, es #AllTogetherPossible. ¡Únete a nosotros!