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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

Strategy and Operations Associate Manager is someone who can support Agency Operations in becoming a more agile organization.  A solutions-focused leader and resourceful problem solver who quickly adapts to changing environments – essential skills for us to continue building a world-class distribution organization.

  • Support Agency Operations delivery and execute high priority initiatives
  • Improve coordination within the department and how we connect to Allstate Brand Distribution strategy
  • Maintain effectiveness through strong problem-solving, intrapersonal and communication skills


  • Help Agency Operations with the execution of high priority initiatives and sound Strategic Thinking
    • Drive project execution of select, directly owned initiatives
    • Demonstrate project management fundamentals (e.g. business cases, structured work plans, issues & risks, CBAs, etc.)
    • Support other PMs through strategic consulting / COE function by leveraging a problem solving approach to identify root causes
    • Help others to think more critically about our objectives and provide solutions aligned with corporate strategy
    • Respectfully question methodologies and practices to help improve process and gain efficiencies


  • Improve coordination within the department around Portfolio Management and how we connect to Allstate Brand / Distribution strategy
    • Orchestrate for outcomes; ensuing the right stakeholders, decision makers and/or influencers are involved and informed
    • Inform prioritization in accordance with business priorities through re-occurring portfolio reviews
    • Create opportunities for sound decision-making across executives and sr. leaders
    • Effective communications (streamlined, refined by audience)


  • Maintain effectiveness through strong intrapersonal skills and Data-Driven Insights
    • Build and leverage new relationships, influence peers and leaders, teach and lead others
    • Help foster a fact-base decision making environment
    • Focus “always on” transparency with sharper emphasis on results and accountability
    • Leverage analysis to uncover the risks, unintended outcomes and downstream impacts of decisions or solutions 

This position is located our office in Northbrook, IL.

Job Qualifications

  • 5 years of related business experience
  • 4 year degree
  • experience in project management
  • intermediate experience with Excel - pivot tables
  • excellent communication skills across all levels of an organizaiton
  • ability to build and leverage relationships
  • experience with reviewing data and telling a business story

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

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.

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