Agency Services Consultant, Comparative Rater

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Northbrook, Illinois
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Sep 02, 2016
Nov 01, 2016
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Job Description

This job family contributes to the development and implementation of organizational strategies, policies, and practices for the Agency Services team supporting Allstate's Independent Agents. As part of this job family, the Agency Services Consultant role will aid the development, implementation, and maintenance of technologies surrounding comparative raters while also optimizing comparative rater opportunities for growth in the AIA channel.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Applies and demonstrates knowledge of how the AIA businesses function
  • Possess knowledge of Allstate products, discounts, markets, and competition in various markets within all the states and regions
  • Acts as a subject-matter expert and liaison in AIA for Comparative Raters
  • Actively participates in the user acceptance testing efforts for new deployments, and contributes a strict focus on agency experience and improving the ease of doing business
  • Working knowledge of Allstate processes performed by other areas and how they interact
  • Keen at issue recognition and the alternative application of departmental initiatives to emerging opportunities
  • Effective and concise communicator of business goals, objectives methodology, and functions
  • Interprets and draws conclusions from business data, demonstrating an understanding of overall business needs and desires that apply to a project or effort
  • Provides thought leadership, innovative ideas and direction in support of senior leadership by demonstrating a good understanding of the business, customer, and field needs
  • Builds and maintains relationships with business and technology partners needed to accomplish assigned tasks.
  • Works cooperatively and collaboratively with project team members, field leaders, and AIAs
  • With direction - performs research, gathers information, analyzes data, draws conclusions, and makes recommendations
  • Actively participates in focus groups and working sessions with supervision where appropriate
  • Clearly and effectively communicates basic ideas and information to others
  • Begins to develop cross functional awareness; understanding the different contributors from other disciplines and works with colleagues to achieve better results
  • Establishes common ground and looks for mutually-acceptable solutions while building consensus.
  • Willingly works to resolve conflicts, issues, and differences of opinion
  • Follows through on assigned tasks and commitments or explains why they cannot be met
  • Able to identify outstanding or unresolved issues, and escalate appropriately
  • Communicates and presents basic project information/updates to project manager
  • With direction - plans, implements, manages, and/or contributes to projects
  • Utilizes relevant functional, business, and technical knowledge to identify and recommend the best solutions for Agencies and staff.
  • Solves business problems and looks for innovative solutions to drive strategic change
  • Understands the importance of comparative raters in AIA
  • Helps ensure that comp rater projects, plans, and strategies support the organization and business goals.
  • With direction - helps with the development business cases and business requirements
  • With direction - supports and/or leads the development/design of new plans, programs & processes up to moderate complexity
  • With direction - develops communication strategies and materials to support new plans, programs & processes
  • Act as a liason with the sales and education teams to build out comparative rater education/training material

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 1+ years of experience
  • Insurance experience
  • Familiar with web-based applications, preferably with insurance applications such as comparative raters or policy administration systems
  • Agency development experience preferred
  • Basic presentation and facilitation skills
  • Basic skills in project management, team building, and problem solving
  • Good communications skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (ability to create presentations and create/manipulate spreadsheets)
  • General understanding and knowledge of learning design, instructional methods and training techniques
  • Basic knowledge of sales processes, policies, and procedures or other business/technical fields

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

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