Strategic Initiatives Project Manager
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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.
- Help support current and forthcoming strategic initiative projects.
- Collaborate with Business Sponsor, IT Project Manager and other key stakeholders to outline the projects 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.
- 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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