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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

The Strategic Initiatives team at Allstate Benefits is responsible for supporting new strategic initiatives that align with the B2B partnership.


The Strategic Initiatives Project Manager, functions as a Lead Consultant and provides project management coordination, support, and assistance in all aspects of project analysis and management. Additionally the Lead Consultant should have a strong business acumen as a key liaison between operations and distribution.  This includes assisting with communications, following-up on issues and actions, and tracking multiple project components such as budget, work plan, risks/issues. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Help support current and forthcoming strategic initiative projects.
  • Collaborate with Business Sponsor, IT Project Manager and other key stakeholders to outline the project’s key milestones, scope, goals, deliverables, required resources, budgets and deadlines; maintain overall project plan.
  • Work closely with Business Sponsor, IT Project Manager and other key stakeholders to maintain roadmaps and establish priorities.
  • Conduct status meetings to understand and minimize impediments.
  • Resolve issues quickly and escalate them quickly to management as needed.
  • Plan low complexity efforts or pursuits with limited supervision, as well as, execute on initiatives of higher complexity with cross-departmental partners.
  • Track assignments and utilization for projects and report as appropriate.
  • Collect and analyze project or program metrics in coordination, as appropriate, with the business areas and/or stakeholders.
  • Help track and document completion of work plan activities. 
  • Conduct research and analysis related to understanding and documenting key issues and risks.
  • Escalate concerns or risks, as appropriate with limited supervision, to direct leaders.
  • Monitor and track project budgets.
  • Craft and deliver desired/required communications and review them with appropriate stakeholders for projects of low complexity with limited supervision.
  • Develop positive relationships and share information with project or pursuit members and interfacing teams.
  • Work with Leadership to develop and leverage appropriate technical, functional or business knowledge to support the successful development of business partner / user solutions.
  • Work with Leadership to set goals and objectives for higher complexity strategic projects.
  • Set goals and objectives for lower complexity strategic projects with little help from management.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree required
  • 8-10 years of experience managing projects and/or leading cross-functional teams
  • Experience with Agile methodology is preferred.
  • Experience in Allstate Benefits Operations/Distribution Teams is preferred.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook) to include Visio and Project.
  • Ability to prioritize activities as well as those of delivery teams
  • Understanding of documenting business objectives, expectations and deliverables
  • Solid diplomacy, business acumen and relationship skills
  • Professional demeanor, with the ability to make presentations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Insurance and/or Financial Industry a plus
  • Some travel may be required.


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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Allstate generally does not sponsor individuals for employment-based visas for this position.

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