SR Manager, Enterprise Strategy and Operations

60062, Northbrook
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Apr 24, 2021
Jun 23, 2021
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The world isnt standing still, and neither is Allstate. Were moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers evolving needs. Thats why now is an exciting time to join our team. Youll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.

Youll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.

Everything we do at Allstate is driven by a shared purpose: to protect people from lifes uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams. For more than 89 years weve thrived by staying a step ahead of whatevers coming next to give customers peace of mind no matter what changes they face. We acted with conviction to advocate for seat belts, air bags and graduated driving laws. We help give survivors of domestic violence a voice through financial empowerment. Weve been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection. We are the Good Hands. We dont follow the trends. We set them.

Job Summary:

The Business Transformation Office (BTO) is part of Corporate Business Transformation (CBT). CBT's role is to create transparency, drive strategic decisions, and accelerate and enable execution to achieve Transformative Growth (TG) objectives. Within the BTO, the Operating Model team is accountable for installing common language, tools and minimum standards for all disciplines (i.e., agile, waterfall) across all TG Strategic Lever teams. This role is responsible for proactive and iterative evolution of the artifacts, tools, processes that are part of the TG Operating Model and for working with key stakeholders to ensure adoption and serves as the product manager for the TG portfolio management tool(s), identifying, prioritizing and implementing features from the backlog.  Also provides consulting, project management and support within subject matter expertise across the enterprise for focused initiatives. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides strategic guidance and direction on programs, processes, and initiatives 
  • Helps interpret Allstate's strategic vision into team priorities and activities
  • Drives adoption of the TG Operating Model 
  • Demonstrates strong business knowledge, leadership, and general management skills 
  • Takes an integrated approach to ensure initiatives align to TG strategies
  • Formulates strategies to achieve plan objectives
  • Develops and communicates strategic and operational parameters for collaborative efforts/teams with and across functional boundaries
  • Uses analytics to make business decisions that support the strategic direction
  • Drives results through the development of effective relationships
  • Aligns and enables leadership efforts for continuous improvements with processes & programs
  • Presents business cases and influences others to take recommended actions
  • Modifies and aligns existing and new initiatives to support changing business tactics 
  • When applicable, seeks to connect resources across departments to share expertise when appropriate
  • Consistently plans, implements, manages, and/ or sponsors highly complex projects 
  • Coordinates and evaluates project controls and tracks/analyzes project ROI 
  • Determines and enrolls resources/expertise necessary to successfully complete projects from various AORs
  • Provides business/technical consultation on highly complex projects
  • Manages all-project-related expenses 

Preferred Qualifications:

Education and Experience 

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 10 years' related experience
  • 5+ years' experience Leadership and/or Project/Product Management Experience
  • Moderate Power BI expertise

Functional Skills

  • Agile delivery experience, including Scaled Agile Certification (e.g., SAFe Agilist, Lean Portfolio Manager)
  • Servant Leadership skills necessary to motivate and lead team
  • Strong project management skills including developing work plans, estimating and managing resources, time and budget
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Possesses working knowledge of processes, policies, and procedures relevant to industry 
  • Responsible for compliance with current industry standards/environment that impact decisions and indicates requirements

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 thats 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, youll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.For a full description of Allstates benefits, visit

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