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Northbrook, IL US
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Data Science & Analytics
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Job Description

The Value Quantification and Forecasting team supports the Data, Discovery & Decision Science (D3) verticals and their business partners by objectively quantifying, forecasting and measuring the financial impact of predictive analytics to drive informed business decisions for Allstate.


Job Summary

  • Independently lead and direct daily execution of value quantification and forecasting efforts
  • Facilitate achievement of business objectives with minimal guidance from the Director and other leaders; while managing multiple deadlines, accountabilities and competing priorities
  • Anticipate issues/concerns taking proactive measures to identify business implications and recommend solutions
  • Ensure a highly credible level of consulting, measurement, reporting and analysis

Key Responsibilities

Lead the creation and maintenance of a consistent value quantification and forecast framework

  • Build and maintain a consistent reporting structure that drives transparency into analytic project value quantification and KPI and financial metric forecasting and measurement
  • Develop initial value quantification during project ideation phase to enable project prioritization
  • Assist D3 and business unit partners in predictive analytic initiative CBA business case development and execution –
    • Define measurable KPIs and financial metrics that will determine project success
    • Create and forecast KPI and financial goals that result in project success as defined by the CBA
    • Assist in the development of a project implementation plan
    • Measure the KPI and financial impact of each project against goals
  • Serve as financial advisor and expert in absence of Director, assisting Business Unit leaders and stakeholders in a consultative manner and proactively identifying needs in the areas of forecasting, planning, measurement, business case development and internal controls
  • Build and communicate convincing story lines and forward thinking insights (with minimum focus/reliance on the numbers) to help leaders understand results and anticipate/ understand challenges and opportunities for their business
  • Lead multi-discipline project teams as financial advisor
  • Lead team members to ensure team efficiency and effectiveness (e.g., conflict/problem resolution, process/system improvements, resource procurement, supportive environment)
  • Maximize talent through consistent and effective use of the department’s talent management strategy

Job Qualifications

  • Education: BA or BS in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Mathematics or related area of study
  • Demonstrated breadth and depth of financial and analytical expertise
  • Experience in planning and forecasting
  • Ability to build relationships with clients while offering analysis and recommendations for corrective action based on emerging trends
  • Inspire a positive team environment and motivate others to achieve better than expected results
  • Organizational and time management skills – leads through ambiguity and prioritizes multiple projects
  • Effective communication across multiple levels and mediums
  • Independent thinker with a strong team mindset
  • Demonstrated experience in talent and people management
  • Expertise using Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to use and train others to utilize databases and tools such as Dash, Business Objects and Tableau
  • General knowledge of scripting languages such as R, Python, VBA
  • Hadoop experience considered a plus

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that’s just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

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Allstate generally does not sponsor individuals for employment-based visas for this position.

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