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Job Description

The Project Manager is accountable for leading all aspects of a project. This includes pursuit and/or project delivery including scope, timelines, resources, budget, risks and issues, relationships, and communication. It is the Project Manager’s responsibility to ensure the project is delivered on time, within budget, and meets or exceeds quality expectations.        


The Project Manager Expert is responsible for directing strategic, enterprise level initiatives or DCIO level projects/program of the highest complexity and impact.  Accountable for leading all aspects of the highest complexity program or project with the ability to provide project management on projects with the highest level of risk, organizational span, business complexity, team size, and interdependencies. Projects will be managed across multiple functional areas and often have fixed deadlines and are of strategic importance to the organization

Key Responsibilities

  • Directs strategic initiatives or DCIO level project/programs of the highest complexity and impact
  • Demonstrates mastery of best practices in project management and communication processes and contributes to the improvement of these processes at Allstate
  • Demonstrates thought leadership in problem solving, staff development and effective interaction with senior management
  • Takes the lead role in highly pressurized situations when there is a need to communicate critical project information while remaining sensitive to organizational politics
  • Trains project management techniques and leads by example in raising the level of performance in the PMO
  • Manages total concurrent projects summing over 15,000 hours but may be less based on other complexity factors
  • Customizes solutions for complex issues typically involving DCIO or enterprise level considerations
  • Drives achievement of enterprise level projects/program success factors
  • Drives agenda and facilitate projects/program steering committee meetings
  • Represents the projects/program and its objectives in all governance/compliance/regulatory and gating forums
  • Drives project execution. Provides direction and oversight throughout project lifecycle to project team to meet applicable business requirements
  • Engages appropriate stakeholders in risk identification and mitigation
  • Assesses and reports health of all projects in an objective manner, maintains project transparency and accurate status; keeps managers, delivery area and portfolio managers informed
  • Proactively identifies, resolves, and escalates (as needed) projects/program risks/issues to manager, portfolio manager and delivery area as needed
  • Proactively plans staffing and makes dynamic adjustments to maximize resource efficiencies and achieve project results
  • Maintains resource allocation throughout the project
  • Acts as an internal advocate for the project
  • Identifies, coordinates, and communicates project dependency impact
  • Coordinates department requirements on cross-functional projects and with vendors
  • Coordinates, documents, and communicates project plans and requirements
  • Provides feedback on team member competencies
  • Accountable for understanding business objectives and how the projects/program delivers them; driving adjustments in projects/program to more effectively achieve desired business results
  • Adapts and responds to changes both inside and outside the projects/program
  • Ability to predict risk areas, design mitigation/contingency strategies and execute on these strategies to avoid issues
  • Ability to lead across a wide variety of project types




  • Education: MBA (Preferred but not required)
  • Experience: 10+ years of project management experience in multiple technology environments and/or consulting experience in Technology Solutions
  • PMP Certification (Preferred but not required)
  • Experince working in an Agile and waterfall environment.
  • Demonstrated track record in delivering multiple complex projects and/or programs as well as managing/mentoring of project managers with a strong focus on execution
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and facilitation skills for communicating at all levels; including strong presentation skills
  • Demonstrate expert skills in team leadership and conflict management
  • Strong people oversight and mentoring skills
  • Strong consultative, customer focus skills
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Visio, Project, PowerPoint, SharePoint)

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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