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Position Title: Director, Program Management, International Insurance
Job Code: 446538
Job Location: New Jersey-Newark

For more than 140 years, Prudential Financial Inc. has helped individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. Today, we are one of the world's largest financial services institutions with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. We also have one of the most recognized and trusted brand symbols: The Rock ®, an icon of strength, stability, expertise, and innovation. For more information, visit


Prudential International Insurance (PII) continues to be one of Prudential's fastest growing and most profitable business groups.  PII has operations in twelve countries around the world (Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, India, China, Brazil, Argentina, Indonesia, Mexico, Poland, and Italy).  


Prudential International Insurance (PII) has embarked on an exciting journey to think about and then systematically develop new, innovative long-term growth opportunities.  In addition, it is engaged on several large-scale transformation initiatives across PII. 


The Director, Program Management supports several high-impact innovation and transformation programs that have been initiated across PII to drive sustainable business growth. The position will have responsibility to manage these different programs which includes:

  • Overseeing the effective execution of the programs
  • Identifying strategies to overcome project obstacles
  • Engaging with key stakeholders across PII and in the different countries to ensure strategic alignment and creating approaches to ensure a high degree of employee adoption. 


The position will also identify and build best practices to strengthen PII’s capabilities to innovate and transform.  In this regard, the position will help develop/leverage a portfolio of methodologies, best practices, tools and resources that can be utilized to build these capabilities across different innovation programs and transformation situations. 


This role, an integral part of the PII Strategy team and in close partnership with other PII functional groups, will be responsible for ensuring that the innovation and transformation programs are properly executed and the expected value of these are successfully realized.



  • Manage large scale innovation and transformation initiatives in PII’s businesses and functions
  • Develop strategies to ensure effective execution including approaches to ensure strategy alignment, stakeholder buy-in and clear employee communications
  • Create tools, methodologies and approaches to help build capability around innovation and business transformation
  • Identify areas to leverage ideas and practices from across the enterprise
  • Work with key stakeholders across PII and in the different country operations in Asia, Latin America, Africa and Europe to ensure execution of transformation programs 

  • Minimum 8-10 years of experience in leading large-scale innovation and transformation programs, in an external consulting and/or an internal corporate consulting environment
  • Proven track record of driving successful innovation and/or transformation programs
  • Knowledge of different innovation approaches and methodologies e.g., Agile
  • In-depth knowledge of different approaches and methodologies to building organizational constructs and capabilities
  • Strong consulting and facilitation skills; experience consulting in and/or working within different business environments
  • Pro-actively manage highly complex, and ambiguous business situations
  • Demonstrated ability to see linkages and patterns and develop constructs linking them together
  • Strong ability to build relationships, gain trust and influence senior management
  • Ability to challenge the status quo and raise conflict; influence new thinking
  • Work effectively in a highly-matrixed organizational environment
  • Strong communication and executive presentation skills
  • Highly pro-active – sees problems as opportunities and generates strategies to resolve
  • Business and analytical ability
  • Deep international experience and strong cultural agility


Critical Competencies and personal traits:

  • Strategic thinker – can anticipate issues and challenges and develop approaches to mitigate
  • Gets things done – is a self-starter, sees problems as opportunities and sets high goals
  • Cultural agility – able to work and interact effectively with senior leaders and managers across different cultures
  • Strong communicator and presenter.  Can synthesize complex topics in a compelling and visually manner
  • Flexibility – operate in and adjust to work situations and priorities that may shift suddenly
  • Effective influencer – has strong stakeholder management skills
  • Credibility – gains trust of stakeholders from diverse functions, cultures and geographies
  • Curious with strong learning agility
  • Technology savvy

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, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Note that this posting is intended for individual applicants. Search firms or agencies should email Staffing at for more information about doing business with Prudential.
Job Function: Project Management
Schedule: Full-time
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