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Location :
Northbrook, IL US
Level :
Senior Manager
Job Category :
Data Science & Analytics
Description :

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Job Description

Led by Encompass Sales Leader and the Encompass Sales Analytics Operations Director, the Analytics Operations team is the foundation for data-driven decision making at Allstate.  This team works across the Enterprise (including Allstate Protection, B2B, Allstate Financial, and Investments) to manage the strategy, integration and governance of data at Allstate.


Job Summary

This role will be responsible for driving collaboration between Encompass Sales and the enterprise business units and technology and advancing decision making across the company in alignment with the Encompass Sales Data An Analytics Director is responsible for advancing the overall goals of the team in the following areas: Encompass Sales Data Governance & Quality, Master Data Management, Analytics Ecosystem and Data Information & Security. 


Key Responsibilities

  • Manages and leads one or more of the following Enterprise Data Strategy work streams:
    • Improving data governance and quality increases the reliability of our data (Data Governance & Quality)
    • Creating the single, trusted source for key business data that can be shared across the Enterprise (Master Data Management)
    • Strategically enabling the right data to conduct analysis, inform decisions and deliver result (Analytic Ecosystem)
    • Protecting our data assets through increased and appropriate security (Data Information & Security)
  • Responsibilities within these work streams include:
    • Defines the strategy, oversees and manages integrated, multi-track projects and/or programs in developing high quality deliverables, performance expectations, risk mitigation, and process development
    • Leads strategy and drives communication throughout the enterprise to elevate the organizations’ commitment to clean, reliable, and accurate data
    • Provides guidance on technical concepts to business implications/capabilities to drive alignment and decision making
    • Leverages input from managers and/or team to provide direction and guidance to program resources (budget, staffing, etc), contributing to program execution
    • Defines and executes strategy for enterprise-wide initiatives
    • Drives collaboration between business units to ensure alignment and successful execution
    • Providing prioritization oversight and thought leadership for the team
  • Directs and is responsible for influencing the work within their team/direct reports and also across the team.   

Job Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree/MBA in Business, Finance, (or related field), or relevant experience preferred
  • 10+ years of experience in a data and/or analytic related function
  • Advanced experience in data science, predictive modeling, and building and analyzing large databases in the Hadoop environment required.  This could be hands-on or as a manager of strategic teams and initiatives.
  • Agile experience preferred
  • Experience with Python and R preferred
  • Experience with the Hadoop environment including Hive, Spark, and Sqoop preferred.
  • Ability to develop and/or revise tactics to support changing business strategies and direction
  • Ability to work with broad parameters in complex situations
  • Advanced understanding of enterprise business units
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills
  • Good organizational and time management skills 
  • Ability to manage and coach others
  • Experience of managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Decision making capabilities including problem solving approaches, decision frameworks; ability to design and lead complex analysis
  • Expert ability to persuasively advocate a position and build momentum for change and action
  • Advanced ability to manage multiple priorities given aggressive timelines; comfortable performing in a fast paced, dynamic and ambiguous business environment; manage both internal and external resources
  • Ability to lead, coach, and develop staff, particularly in the areas of strategy and leadership
  • Ability to inspire trust and influence management
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills


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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