Vice President, Annuities Strategy at Prudential Ins Co of America in Shelton, Connecticut

Posted in Management 11 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Description

Prudential Financial is seeking a Vice President, Strategy to lead the development and execution of the Annuities business strategy. 

In this role, you will report to the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) for the Individual Solutions Group (ISG) and will serve as a member of the Annuities senior leadership team.  You will be expected to lead the development, prioritization, and implementation of a range of strategies and initiatives to drive profitable growth across the Annuities business.

Success in this role will be built on your ability to form trusting relationships with senior executives in Annuities while collaborating with partners across Prudential’s other businesses and functions, as well as the ability operate in a fast-paced, forward-looking business environment. Location for this position is flexible.


  • Lead the creation and ongoing refinement of the overall strategy and strategic priorities for Annuities.

  • Drive the strategic initiative development and prioritization process. Partner across the senior leadership team (SLT) to develop and assess the strategic initiatives that will have greatest impact on the Annuities business and its customers, resulting in a strategic initiative backlog that is well understood and supported by the SLT.

  • Lead the development of strategy documents and communication materials, including business and strategic reviews to senior leaders, including Executive Leadership Team (ELT), US Management Committee (USMC) and the Board of Directors.

  • Provide strategy input and support for cross-business initiatives that support overall U.S. business strategy.  Collaborate with the VPs, Strategy for Individual Life and Retail Advice & Solutions and their teams with respect to strategic topics and initiatives that span across businesses; also establish strong connections with other strategists across Prudential (e.g., US Strategic Initiatives, Retirement, Group Insurance, PGIM, Assurance IQ).

  • Support functional leaders with respect to developing and implementing functional strategies aligned with the overall strategic direction of Annuities.

  • Identify new breakthrough business models (e.g., FinTech/Insurtech,) that present potential disruption and growth opportunities for Annuities.

  • Partner with Corporate Development (M&A) and Finance to develop and assess potential acquisitions.

  • Manage at least one direct report and larger cross-functional teams for specific projects.


Ideal candidates will possess many of the following qualifications:

  • 7-10 years of experience in corporate strategy or management consulting strategy roles, including experience in financial services

  • Strong knowledge of the Annuities industry (e.g., products, competitors, distributors)

  • Proven strength in creating positive working relationships and leading projects with heavy cross-business/cross-functional collaboration

  • Successful track record of leading teams, with a demonstrated ability to flex between strategy and tactics

  • Exceptionally strong analytic, strategic thinking, and problem-solving skills

  • Proven verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to influence and drive change

  • Strong education credentials, including an undergraduate degree, with an M.B.A. or other advanced degree being a plus   


Prudential Financial, Inc. of the United States is not affiliated with Prudential plc. which is headquartered in the United Kingdom.

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, marital status, age, veteran status, domestic partner status , medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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