Director - Digital Product Management

Northbrook, Illinois
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Oct 15, 2016
Dec 14, 2016
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Job Description

Agency Solutions is an organization that is accountable for defining and delivering technology products and solutions that enable Allstate agents and their staff to be Trusted Advisors to our customers. The organization is doing so through a large portfolio of technology Products consisting of new, intelligent capabilities leveraging the latest approaches in software engineering, user experience design, and cloud technologies.

This position will be accountable for the organization providing Product Management for a suite of products that enable agencies to perform, Agency, Customer, and Lead Management, and support the Sales & Distribution cycle.

In alignment with corporate goals, specific responsibilities for the Director – Digital Product Management will include:

  • Managing overall Agency Solutions Product Management organization. Provide vision and direction to help transform the group from a project to product delivery mindset while adopting evolving delivery methodologies.
  • Working with key business stakeholders, accountable to define Product scope and success criteria documented in well-defined Product Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) ;
  • Defining integrated overall multi-year Product Roadmap for Agency solutions. Ensures product roadmap is aligned to and supports and integration of business, technology, and corporate goals;
  • Understanding market trends for products that support agencies and benchmarks externally against best practices and emerging trends. Ensure market competitiveness of products provided to Agencies versus independent third-party solutions;
  • Maintaining organizational focus on Allstate agencies and customers to ensure superior product design direction and execution. Ensure that agency feedback is codified to outline emerging needs, features, and functional requirements from which the team can design new products and offerings;
  • Drive collaboration to effectively partner in a matrixed organization with Product Engineering, Enterprise Architecture, and User Experience teams to create comprehensive and coordinated strategies;
  • Effectively lead estimation and costing in partnership with Product Engineering teams.

Job Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 10-12 years of demonstrated increasing levels of responsibility in:

  • Leading product management with a focus technology solutions;
  • Well versed in developer operations, including software product development lifecycles and software architecture and design;
  • Ability to partner with engineering teams to create prioritized delivery plans with clear commitments focused on time-to-market, quality and customer focused solutions;
  • Innovative approaches to problems, coupled with creative thinking;
  • Ability to conduct competitive analysis, identifying and defining ways to incorporate emerging technologies into products;
  • Experience in working in global organization where engineering teams are geographically dispersed;
  • Highly motivated and a passionate people leader that thrives on mentoring and developing a top notch product management team;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to quickly build rapport and establish credibility, and thrive in collaborative work environment;
  • Extremely strong communication skills, in both large and small group settings.

An engineering or computer science bachelor's degree is required. A master's degree is preferred.

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

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