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MetLife Legal Administrative Associate in New York, New York

Job Location: 200 Park Avenue, New York, NY

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 join the in-house Legal Services Team of administrative associates and paralegals to support the Legal Affairs department and work in different areas of the 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 services team members across Legal Affairs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Providing administrative assistance to attorneys and the services team members as needed.

  • Demonstrate judgement in prioritizing meetings and managing calendar effectively by gaining knowledge of business priorities.

  • Proactively find solutions to issues with an ownership mindset.

  • Work with various systems, including matter management and Ebilling, 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.

  • 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; ability to troubleshoot basic software issues and learn new systems quickly.

  • Arrange business travel - including airlines, hotels, and transportation - and take initiative to collect travel receipts and submit expense reimbursement requests promptly.

  • Maintain documents and records in accordance with administrative and record retention policies.

  • Assisting with department projects as needed, using judgment to make decisions, within the scope of responsibilities and other work-related duties as assigned.

  • Experience working with outside counsel to coordinate activities and review bills.

  • Strong record of success in collaborating with diverse personalities and operating in a team environment

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

Required:

  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years administrative experience supporting multiple leaders.

  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe) SharePoint

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

  • Must always demonstrate a high level of confidentiality.

  • Ability to multi-task and finish strong.

Preferred:

  • Ability to foster trusting relationship and always ensure confidentiality.

  • Ability to multi-task and finish strong.

  • Law firm or legal department experience.

  • Detail oriented work focus with a commitment to accuracy and quality balanced with timeliness.

  • Positive, proactive, and able to adapt to changes in the work environment.

  • Ability to execute with urgency and agility.

  • Candidate must be independent, proactive, 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.

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 wage range for applicants for this position is $ 52100 to $69500. This role is also eligible for annual short-term incentive compensation. MetLife offers a comprehensive benefits program, including healthcare benefits, life insurance, retirement benefits, parental leave, legal plan services and paid time off. All incentives and benefits are subject to the applicable plan terms.

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.

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