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Job ID :
89066
Location :
Northbrook, IL US
Level :
Experienced Professional
Job Category :
Product
Description :

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Job Description

 

Job Family Summary

 

The Product Operations Competitive Intelligence family serves as a strategic partner in designing, developing and analyzing competitive activities, products and industry trends for short and long term business goals and results.  Individuals in this job family focus their expertise in competitor intelligence related to a specific business area, becoming subject matter experts for that area of the company.

 

Job Summary

 

The Competitive Intelligence Senior Consultant I is responsible for tracking the activities of the overall market, specific competitors and providing activity updates, threat and opportunity assessments.  This individual supports the development of new plans, programs, processes or products through findings and fact based interpretations of competitive intelligence with a subject matter focus on competitive intelligence related to price, product and underwriting.  This is a lead analyst position responsible for coordinating, maintaining, leading, and managing projects and processes and is responsible for providing medium to high complexity analytical and competitive research to primarily support the Product Operations Line Management Teams as well as provide ad hoc projects/consulting support to various other leaders of the organization. May act as a consultant to lower levels.

 

Key Responsibilities

 

Competitive Intelligence Scanning

  • Identify and communicate trends, competitive forces, competitor strategies
  • Translate findings into recommendations that inform operational, tactical, innovative and strategic business decisions
  • Develop business recommendations based on Scan findings
  • Lead the efforts of effective utilization and proactively seeking out primary sources to validate or provide needed insight to secondary research finding
  • Identify and collect competitive intelligence pertinent to the decisions made within the Product Operations subject matter
  • In support of the CI Network, represent the Scanning deliverables and assist other areas in collecting and disseminating subject matter that is pertinent to their respective areas of expertise
  • Develop and maintain subject matter expertise in specific Allstate competitors
  • Proactively communicate important competitive information and knowledge, and make interpretations of the strategic implications to Allstate of competitive intelligence as it is gathered and analyzed

Competitive Intelligence (CI) Internal and External Network

  • Maintain and communicate a high set of competitive intelligence ethical standards, ensuring that all competitive intelligence is gathered from the appropriate sources and employs appropriate collection methodologies
  • Provide education and facilitate discussion on market trends and hot topics
  • Develop, expand and maintain a competitive intelligence network of contacts, both internal to Allstate and External to Allstate
  • Drive accessibility of our deliverables to interested areas of the company
  • Make recommendations for best use of competitive data
  • Share and be an ambassador to Competitive Intelligence best practices

Research and Analysis

  • Promote and apply intermediate competitive intelligence analytical methodologies to address industry issues; proactively identifies issues of concern
  • Perform intermediate competitive analysis and the analysis of unstructured problems; may collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify and define the underlying business issue; facilitate the development, design, analysis and execution of the research and analysis
  • Apply a proficient level of knowledge in competitive intelligence research, analysis and industry trends
  • Effectively identify and frame issues and their implications; assess impacts of recommendations of less experienced analysts; develop an intermediate level of analytical recommendations
  • Assemble typical research data and findings for others to interpret into business strategies; may present findings to various levels of leadership
  • Research, identify and implement industry best practices and trends to increase effectiveness

Integration and Execution

  • Focused on competitor pricing, coverage and underwriting, CI work will include fact gathering resulting in insights and possible implications to Allstate. The consultant level needs to independently, under minimal supervision, manage/perform multiple complex work assignments including problem resolution across systems, processes or channels; and navigates obstacles to deliver the work product
  • As a key contributor, critical to the achievement of team/organization goals, serve as a mentor and provide guidance to peers and less experienced team members in the development and delivery of their work products
  • Acquire, maintain and apply advanced knowledge of the business, its products and processes, and advanced knowledge of competitive intelligence research and analytic methodologies

 

Job Qualifications

 

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent experience
  • Experience: 3-5 years of experience with advanced experience in research and analysis and competitive analysis/intelligence
  • Advanced project/process management and development
  • Intermediate knowledge in using analytic tools such as Tableau and Microsoft Excel
  • Intermediate knowledge of synthesis and storytelling as it relates to key competitive insights
  • Intermediate critical thinking/analysis and ability to identify trends
  • Intermediate knowledge of relevant industry techniques (i.e. SWOT, scenario planning, etc)
  • Advanced knowledge of P&C Pricing, Product and Underwriting
  • Intermediate ability to analyze information and synthesize it for broad consumption
  • Intermediate experience managing work of others
  • Intermediate communication skills; both oral and written
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with tight deadlines effectively
  • Proficient at working with competitive intelligence end-users to understand their needs and perspectives
  • Proven ability to effectively network and communicate with different types and levels of staff and external contacts, both in writing and verbally
  • Effective presentation skills, including the ability to tailor communications to different audiences
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills

 


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