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Location :
Northbrook, IL US
Level :
Experienced Professional
Job Category :
Information Technology
Description :

Where good people build rewarding careers.

Think that working in the insurance field can’t be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. You’ll help us reinvent protection and retirement to improve customers’ lives. We’ll help you make an impact with our training and mentoring offerings. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in ways you never thought possible. And you’ll have fun doing it. Join a company of individuals with hopes, plans and passions, all using and developing our talents for good, at work and in life.

Job Description

Allstate has a keen relationship with its agency force, Agency Solutions help proved the tools and processes that assists them in becoming trusted advisors to the consumers they insure.  This team builds, enhances, and supports all the tools necessary for the Agency workforce to achieve that view of a trusted advisor.  As a member of the team you will enhance and help deliver the best value to the Agents to make Allstate a major success.

Job Description

Key responsibilities of the role will include (but are not limited to):
1. Manage multiple project deliveries from initiation through to deploy and close.
2. Managing projects in an Agile development environment e.g. SCRUM or XP
3. Responsible for third party vendor management.
4. Customize solutions for complex issues typically involving DCIO or enterprise level considerations.
5. Drive achievement of projects/program success factors.
6. Represent the projects/program and its objectives in all governance/compliance/regulatory and gating forums.
7. Drive project execution. Provide direction and oversight throughout project lifecycle to project team to meet applicable business requirements.
8. Engage appropriate stakeholders in risk identification and mitigation.
9. Assess and report health of all projects in an objective manner, maintaining project transparency and accurate status; keeping manager, delivery area and portfolio manager informed.
10. Proactively identify, resolve, and escalate (as needed) projects/program risks/issues to manager, portfolio manager and delivery area as needed.
11. Proactively plan staffing and make dynamic adjustments to maximize resource efficiencies and achieve project results.
12. Maintain resource allocation throughout the project.
13. Act as an internal advocate for the project.
14. Identify, coordinate, and communicate project dependency impact.
15. Responsible for third party vendor management.
16. Coordinate, document, and communicate project plans and requirements.
17. Provide feedback on team member competencies.
18. Accountable for understanding business objectives and how the projects/program delivers them; driving adjustments in projects/program to more effectively achieve desired business results.
19. Ability to adapt and respond to changes both inside and outside the projects/program.
20. Ability to predict risk areas, design mitigation/contingency strategies and execute on these strategies to avoid issues.
21. Ability to lead across a wide variety of project types.
22. Carry out any other duties that may reasonably be required from time to time.
Hours of work
• Standard business hours Mon – Fri
• Flexibility to meet business needs as required

Job Qualifications

• Have minimum of 7 years relevant industry experience as a Program Manager. 3 years of Agile deliver work

• Have familiarity with MS Project and MS Project Web Access (PRISM/PWA); and
• Have familiarity with agile project management tools such as Jira and/or Tracker; and
• Agile Methodology certification e.g. Certified Scrum Master (SCM); and
• Have an understanding of the SDLC and/or IELC, and PMO processes; and
• Relevant project management certification i.e. PRINCE, PMP; and
• Have familiarity of scaled agile frameworks i.e SAFe, LeSS; and
• Minimal Travel Required (<10%)
• Flexibility to meet business needs

Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands®.

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.

Effective July 1, 2014, under Indiana House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1242, it is against public policy of the State of Indiana and a discriminatory practice for an employer to discriminate against a prospective employee on the basis of status as a veteran by refusing to employ an applicant on the basis that they are a veteran of the armed forces of the United States, a member of the Indiana National Guard or a member of a reserve component.

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