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Where good people build rewarding careers.

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 Benefits is a leading provider of voluntary insurance, we are committed to providing superior products and services with cutting edge technology, exceptional customer service and compassionate claims administration.  With over 40,000 groups in force and insuring more than 3 million employees, we deliver the promise of the Good Hands every day.


The knowledge and expertise you’ve gained as a leader in the project management space isn’t the only thing that makes you exceptional – your passion for developing others and fostering engagement and empowering others is what sets you apart as a professional.  As the Project Management Office (PMO) Manager, you will be an integral part of Allstate Benefit’s Technology (ABT) team. You will inspire and lead project managers that execute IT-related projects and programs that are of a complex and critical nature.




We are looking for a strategic leader for this role who can drive decisions as Allstate transforms and evolves into the future. Are you up to the challenge?



The responsibilities of this opportunity will align with the overall business unit’s goals and include:


• Provides strategic leadership and professional development to a team of project and program managers focused on managing Allstate Benefit’s technology projects and programs which support the business capabilities.
• Builds long-term relationships within team and among peers by creating an environment of safety and innovation.
• Aligns Allstate Benefits Technology PMO tools and processes and the adoption of those tools and processes to the Allstate technology and Strategic Ventures PMO tools and processes, where appropriate.
• Models and creates an environment of accountability for direct reports and peers.
• Executes HR-related processes and develops staff through coaching and mentoring and providing specific, timely, open, honest, and constructive performance feedback.
• Initiates and implements continuous improvements in all areas of IT responsibility.
• Negotiates solutions for issues that may be complex or controversial.
• Anticipates issues and develops preventive measures.
• Adapts communication approach for audiences at multiple internal and external levels.
• Influences direct reports, clients, service providers and peers to successfully deliver on business commitments.
• Partners with others in their organization to set and manage expectations; continually seeks opportunities to be a thought partner and increase internal business partner satisfaction and deepen relationships.

Job Qualifications



Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.

• Have a minimum of 8+ years management experience of managing project manager’s and
• Have minimum of 2+ years relevant Project Management experience and
• Have intermediate knowledge of MS Project and
• Have a deep understanding of SDLC and PMO processes; and
• Have familiarity with the following methodologies: Waterfall and SCRUM or XP
• Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, SharePoint)
• Strong written/verbal communication and facilitation skills for communicating at all levels; including strong presentation skills
• Demonstrate strong skills in team leadership, coaching and conflict management

• Project Management experience in Voluntary Benefits or the Insurance industry is preferred, but not required
• Have intermediate knowledge of MS Project Web Access
• Relevant project management certification, such as: PMP (Project Management Professional or CSM (Certified Scrum Master)


Regular, predictable attendance is an essential function of this job.  On site required, no work from home



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.

Effective July 1, 2014, under Indiana House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1242, it is against public policy of the State of Indiana and a discriminatory practice for an employer to discriminate against a prospective employee on the basis of status as a veteran by refusing to employ an applicant on the basis that they are a veteran of the armed forces of the United States, a member of the Indiana National Guard or a member of a reserve component.

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