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Director, Strategic Initiatives


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Position Title: Director, Strategic Initiatives
Job Code: 399598
Job Location: New Jersey-Newark
The Strategic Initiatives group in Newark, New Jersey has an opening for a Director, Strategic Initiatives. 
The Strategic Initiatives group has three main areas of responsibility: supporting strategy development within and across the U.S. businesses; managing Prudential’s cross-company Thought Leadership initiative, including creating and distributing new Thought Leadership publications; and supporting the development of senior executive communications.
The new Director, Strategic Initiatives will focus on strategy development.  This individual will need to be a “quick study” who can quickly grasp and assess new issues and opportunities across the diverse set of markets served by Prudential.  This individual will need be especially flexible and adaptable given a broad set of responsibilities, including:
  • Collaborating with strategy teams in the businesses and other internal partners to identify and vet ideas for new cross-business growth opportunities
  • Monitoring external sources of research and information on market trends that could result in new growth opportunities
  • Developing creative and insightful analyses to supporting development of business cases

  • 5 years of experience in corporate strategy, business development, and/or project management roles, ideally with top-tier firms or management consultants
  • Strong education credentials, including an undergraduate degree, with an M.B.A. or other advanced degree being a plus.
Critical Skills for Success
  • Keen analytical skills, including experience with conducting financial and other quantitative analyses  
  • Proven research skills, including the ability to find unconventional/non-traditional sources of information and insight
  • Ability to work with ambiguous and, at times, incomplete information when structuring analyses to assess potential threats and opportunities
  • Excellent written communications, especially with respect to developing clear, logical, and error-free presentations
  • Strong interpersonal and influence skills, as needed to partner effectively within diverse cross-functional teams
  • Detail-oriented project management skills, to oversee the execution of multiple concurrent projects/responsibilities

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: Insurance/Financial Service Sales
Schedule: Full-time
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