Head of Quantitative Financial Strategies at MassMutual

| Greater Boston Area
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Financial Insights is a new team within Financial Planning and Analysis composed of professionals with diverse backgrounds in finance, statistics, technology, and data analytics, among other disciplines. The Financial Insights team is responsible for unlocking insights from financial data and automating management reporting using innovative new technologies including data visualization, machine learning and natural language generation. Financial Insights aims to be a trusted partner to MassMutual’s business leaders by helping them make critical decisions using timely and insightful analysis.

Quantitative Strategies is a core component of the Financial Insights team. The Head of Quantitative Financial Strategies will be responsible for establishing and managing a small team of financial analysts focused on answering business questions using advanced statistical, financial, and data science techniques.

Our goal is to create a team of innovative, high-performing, collaborative, and resourceful people who like to think big, test ideas, and are dedicated to their ideas to see programs through from conception to delivery. This role is based out of our Boston, MA office and will lead cross-functional teams collaborating with internal experts across Corporate Finance, Information Technology, and Business Units.

KEY ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead construction of financial and statistical models to optimize MassMutual’s economic performance
  • Build a team of Quantitative Strategists to utilize statistical techniques, advanced analytics, and financial modeling to recommend strategies to business leaders
  • Advice on business choices, such as product-mix, pricing, capital allocation, and M&A opportunities, under consideration by senior management
  • Assemble data sets from disparate sources and analyze using appropriate statistical and financial methodologies
  • Prioritize opportunities with senior leadership team and define solution approach and roadmap
  • Partner with data management and visual analytics teams to operationalize insights for automated delivery and ensuring continuous learning
  • Plan delivery sprints, create roadmap, estimate effort and skills required, work with senior Finance leaders to identify talent necessary for accelerated delivery
  • Establish standards and include appropriate governance and quality considerations from inception

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of advanced statistics and/or econometrics
  • Familiarity with financial theory, including modeling of capital markets, asset valuation, and the capital asset pricing model
  • 7+ years of total experience with 3+ years of experience designing and implementing highly visible, complex, and wide-scope analytics solutions with successful conclusions
  • Experience with Monte Carlo simulation and time series financial data sets
  • Experience managing data science or advanced analytics teams
  • Deep knowledge and experience applying advanced analytical techniques (statistical, optimization, artificial intelligence, machine learning, etc.) and tools to solving business problems
  • Hands on experience with modern data science platforms and frameworks (Python, R, scikit learn, Tensorflow, Keras, Spark MLLib, H20, Dataiku etc.)
  • Ability to build, coach, inspire and guide cross-functional teams to successfully deliver business outcomes from data and analytics initiatives
  • Financial Services industry experience
  • A MS degree in finance, statistics, computational science, or equivalent quantitative field

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Corporate Finance (Accounting, FP&A, Tax, Treasury, Valuation & Modeling, Procurement) exposure and familiarity with related data, reporting and analytical use cases
  • A PhD in finance, economics, applied mathematics, statistics, data science, or other quantitative fields

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Location

We currently have two Boston office locations at both 470 Atlantic Ave and One Marina Park.

An Insider's view of MassMutual

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

As a Product Owner, I spend most of my time collaborating with others across different business units. On any given day, I could be spending time brainstorming design concepts of upcoming features with our design team or assisting them with presenting these concepts to outside users as part of our user testing process.

Ryan

Digital Product Owner

What makes someone successful on your team?

Successful people on my team are: passionate, curious, receptive, and engaged. Each team member is expected to be passionate about the work that they do, and the domains in which they practice. They are always solving unique problems and must be curious about finding new solutions.

David

Digital Lead

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We work in an open floor plan, so there is a lot of opportunity for networking across roles, teams and levels. Everyone is very friendly and welcomes the opportunity to get to know other people on the floor.

Kristina

Digital Product Manager

What are MassMutual Perks + Benefits

MassMutual Benefits Overview

At MassMutual, employees have the opportunity to earn a competitive salary and bonus, enroll in an
array of benefits, and participate in programs and services that support healthy lifestyles, assist them
in building financial security for themselves and their families and help them live well-balanced lives.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Every action supporting a common cause is meaningful, and our employees make a difference in their own communities through our Matching Gift, Matching Time and Volunteer Time Off Programs.
Partners with Nonprofits
Every year, MassMutual and the MassMutual Foundation invest more than $20 million focused on advancing economic opportunity.
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
More than half of our Board of Directors are comprised of women and people of color, making it one of the most diverse groups in the industry.
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
A health care flexible spending account (FSA) allows employees to save money on a before-tax basis for eligible medical, dental and vision expenses, subject to IRS limits.
Disability Insurance
For details on short term and long term disability insurance please visit https://www.massmutual.com/-/media/files/employee_benefits.pdf
Dental Benefits
Basic Dental covers preventive and basic restorative care; Major Dental covers all that Basic covers, plus restorations and orthodontia (limits apply).
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
To learn more about our Health and Welfare Benefits please visit: https://www.massmutual.com/-/media/files/employee_benefits.pdf
Life Insurance
For more information about our Life Insurance Benefits please visit: https://www.massmutual.com/-/media/files/employee_benefits.pdf
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
In addition to our 401(k), MassMutual a cash balance plan that provides an account-based pension benefit based on accruals of pay credits and interest credits.
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Every action supporting a common cause is meaningful, and our employees make a difference in their own communities through our Matching Gift and Matching Time Programs.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Dependent care flexible spending account to allow you to set aside before tax dollars to pay for certain eligible child care expenses.
Generous Parental Leave
Leave for birth mothers of 18 weeks of fully paid leave. Non-birth mothers, fathers and adoptive parents eight weeks of fully paid parental leave.
Flexible Work Schedule
Flexible work arrangements, including telecommuting, are available in many departments across the company.
Family Medical Leave
Caregiver leave: Up to two weeks paid leave to care for a loved one. Bereavement Leave: 15 days of paid time off to grieve the loss of a loved one with the employee defining who the loved one is.
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid holidays: 9 fixed and 1 floating. Vacation: starts at 19 vacation and personal days per calendar year, with increases at 5-year service intervals.
Paid Volunteer Time
Three days of paid time off is available to employees annually to give back to their communities, by sharing their time and talent with a cause close to their heart.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Occasional illness: up to 5 days per calendar year.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

To learn more about our comprehensive benefits please visit: https://www.massmutual.com/-/media/files/employee_benefits.pdf

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