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Northbrook, IL US
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Administrative & Support Services
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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 an exciting opportunity for a Reinsurance Manager in the Northbrook, IL!!!


The Reinsurance Associate Manager is responsible for managing the activities of a reinsurance unit/team.  The Associate Manager has solid reinsurance and accounting knowledge and provides assistance to his/her team on reinsurance matters.  In addition, the Associate Manager is responsible for leading reinsurance and/or accounting projects and communicates effectively. This position may be responsible for one or more of a wide range of reinsurance areas to include accounting, collections, and dispute resolution for ceded and/or assumed reinsurance. The Associate Manager is accountable for managing human resources and ensuring compliance with policies and procedures.


Specialty Operations Division (SOD), Reinsurance Administration – is responsible for operationalizing and accounting for Voluntary P&C Reinsurance Programs for the following business segments: 

  • Allstate Insurance Company (and affiliates) - Catastrophe Program (includes Catastrophe Bonds)
  • Allstate Business Insurance
  • Allstate Insurance Company of Canada; Pembridge; Pafco
  • Encompass
  • North Light Specialty Insurance Company
  • Ivantage
  • Discontinued Lines including NESCO and Allstate Re


Main accountabilities in Reinsurance Administration include: 

  • Timely and accurate accounting and reporting
  • Collaborate with other business units to improve Allstate’s bottom line
  • Analyze, explain, and communicate the results
  • Govern by exercising oversight over Field processes that feed Specialty Ops and adhere to internal and external controls
  • Oversee the Reinsurance Dispute Process – administer the work being performed by Claim, Internal and External Lawyers assigned to an individual reinsurance dispute.
  • Monitor and administrate the Reinsurer Liquidation Process


Job Description

Key Responsibilities


Manage Human Resources

  • Determine/Recommend staffing needs
  • Manages workflow of unit.
  • Establish and communicate job performance standards
  • Motivate, lead and develop others
  • Evaluate employee performance and potential


Communicate Information

  • Provide information by reporting to top management
  • Chair meetings to discuss and solve work related issues
  • Assist Associate Managers and Managers to understand and apply policies, procedures, or theories
  • Approve responses to audits, surveys, and other complex information requests from external/internal sources
  • Interpret policies, procedures, rules, and regulations and/or refer inquiries to appropriate parties


Workflow and Project Planning

  • Plans, implements and manages large-scale projects
  • Formulate strategies to achieve plan objectives
  • Assess division/department strengths and weaknesses
  • Track division/department performance in relation to plan
  • Review, evaluate, analyze and advise on complex Acct./Financial/Technical information
  • Ensure alignment with department and or corporate goals
  • Participate in the planning and budget processes for Specialty Operations
  • Review and approve direct reports’ work product
  • Independently determines approach to managing projects/teams

Job Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field
  • 5+ years related experience
  • Solid knowledge of Accounting/Financial/technical processes.
  • Individual is highly capable of independent work and management guidance is not normally required.
  • Has the ability to help others to clarify issues and discover possibilities for resolution. 
  • Advanced technical knowledge in one or more specific areas of expertise.
  • Considered an expert by peers, often used as a technical resource.



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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