ALR Field Leader Education and Development Lead Consultant

Northbrook, Illinois
Not Specified
Oct 07, 2016
Dec 06, 2016
Job Type
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Job Description

Allstate Insurance Company has an exceptional career opportunity for a Field Leader Education and Development Lead Consultant in Northbrook, IL! The primary objective of Field Leader Education and Development is to achieve regional business objectives through effectively supporting the needs of our agencies and executing the delivery of new products and services through Sales Education.
Job Summary:
Oversee the coordination and implementation of new and existing education initiatives based on the business needs that support business results.

Key Responsibilities
• Coordination, development and delivery of education initiatives
• Working with Senior Leadership and Sales Managers to assess regional and market-level education needs
• Ongoing assessment to ascertain skill gaps and education needs in the marketplace
• Evaluate training curriculum and delivery skills of trainers to create a high performance education team
• Assists education team and actively provides feedback in the design and development of education requirements
• Prioritizes training initiatives
• Communicates impact to other departments
• Conducts business planning, sets goals for area, creates long-range plan, inputs back to ASM
• Responsible for overall education measurement and reporting to Senior Leadership and Home Office
• Consistently perform administrative responsibilities i.e. budgeting, expense tracking and management, manage voicemail and email, submission of measurement activities
• Managing education environment
• Ensure delivery of Financial Services education products and services that support regional objectives through the effective use of blended approaches (web conferences, instructor led sessions, teleconferences, e-courses)
• Assess current business need for an incumbent agency and licensed agency staff
• Develop education objectives, measurements, and targets based on those needs and audiences
• Manage the quality implementation of education and technology initiatives for the regional sales functions
• Implement home office directed education initiatives
• Analyze and report education results based on review of objectives, strategies, measurements, targets, and if necessary make adjustments
• Respond to regional education needs on as needed basis to insure Regional objectives are accomplished.
• Ensure the delivery, accuracy and maintenance of all supplies, course materials, and packages for classes delivered by the Sales Education Team
Develops communication plans for new education deliverables
• Coordination and implementation of special projects and regional pilot programs as assigned by Senior Leadership team
• Overall accountability to establish staffing hiring plan and makes hiring decisions
• Oversees the activities of the region's Education Division to ensure a high-performance environment
• Implements regional strategy and coordinates integration of objectives among Education Team and effectively communicates those plans
• Attend Regional meetings, functions, and events at the request of the Distribution Support Leader
• Develop and align short and long-term business plans and employee objectives that result in goal attainment

Job Qualifications

  • FINRA Series 6 and 26 required or the ability to acquire in the timeframe set forth by the Allstate Broker Dealer. (Series licenses optional based on Regional discretion)
  • Undergraduate degree in Business (or related field) is preferred.
  • P&C and Life and Health Licensed (Series licenses optional based on Regional discretion)
  • Experienced using Allstate technology
  • Allstate product knowledge
  • Possess a knowledge of sales, sales processes, back office support, and trend identification as well as a thorough understanding of agent contracts, compliance requirements, Allstate policies and procedures, including risk management policies and agency standards
  • Ability to work with highly complex numbers and detailed information.
  • Excellent organization skills, analytical skills and time management skills
  • Computer Skills (EXCEL, PowerPoint, Access and Word.)
  • Strong Communication and interpersonal skills including presentation skills. Can communicate highly complex information in a way that others can understand.
  • Can lead others in projects
  • Ability to develop strategies
  • Broad knowledge of insurance industry and the outside marketplace
  • Broad knowledge of Allstate Insurance Co structure and financial processes
  • 5+ years of experience

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

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