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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
2/20/2019
Job Category:
Engineering
R& D Product Manager
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Allstate | Chicago, IL
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Job Description

Where good people build rewarding careers.

Think that working in the insurance field can't be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. You'll help us reinvent protection and retirement to improve customers' lives. We'll help you make an impact with our training and mentoring offerings. Here, you'll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in ways you never thought possible. And you'll have fun doing it. Join a company of individuals with hopes, plans and passions, all using and developing our talents for good, at work and in life.

Job Family Summary

The Product Management team in the Technology Innovation Research and Development organization is responsible for defining, delivering, and managing the lifecycle of one or more products in Allstate's growing and revolutionary Allstate Technology and Strategic Ventures (ATSV) product portfolio. This job is responsible for making sure that we are building the right thing and then defining KPIs that act as leading indicators for success. They collaboratively work with Product Teams to deliver digital products.

Job Summary

The Product Manager Lead Consultant is responsible for contributing towards defining, delivering, and managing the lifecycle of one or more products in Allstate's growing ATSV product portfolio. The Product Manager Lead Consultant assists with establishing strategic product vision, product discovery, roadmaps, and backlog to maximize the customer and enterprise value provided by their product. Successful Product Managers help to identify assumptions and validate those assumptions through the use of product discovery techniques. The Product Manager Lead Consultant is responsible for working closely with key stakeholders and partners, ensuring the successful definition and execution of go-to market and communications strategies for their products. The Product Manager Lead Consultant are also responsible for actively participating in our learning culture; including coaching and mentoring staff, stakeholders and peers.Update Job Description

Key Responsibilities

Contribute towards creating the product strategy for one or more products in our growing digital product portfolio.

* Use customer feedback, detailed market analysis, and data gathering to provide recommendations on decisions about product strategy.
* Define and manage metrics to measure the success of your efforts and to inform the overall product strategy.
* Represent the "voice of the customer"; invest significant time with current and potential customers to understand their needs and habits.
* Engage in discovery/test & learn activities to quickly validate assumptions and product direction.
* Provide input on decomposing complex problems into smaller manageable tasks by creating and prioritizing a backlog for the Product Team.
* Assist with managing the product backlog, contribute towards creating an effective vision and provide timely stakeholder feedback on development iterations.
* Ensure the successful execution of development standards to ensure tight feedback loops and clear product definition.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Experience

Education:

Undergraduate degree in engineering, computer science, marketing or related business degree or equivalent experience

MBA/MIS/MS desired

Experience:

Required:

* 3-5 years relevant new software product or technology development experience working in a fast-paced environment.
* Experience working in an Agile based environment.
* Entrepreneurial with a strong inclination towards action.
* Experience operating in an environment driven by KPIs where you had the accountability to determine the best course of action to meet your goals.
* Ability to contribute towards data-driven decision making on complex and innovative concepts.
* Ability to proactively anticipate problems and seek opportunities.
* Ability to develop lightweight testable solutions, sometimes without having to use software, to challenging and often vague business strategies.

Preferred:

* Experience working in an extreme programming (XP) based environment.
* Experience working with Research and Development teams.
* Exposure to working with new technologies (i.e. Blockchain, Virtual and Augmented Reality, etc.).
* Worked on software products utilizing machine learning concepts.
* Previous experience working in the insurance industry or other highly regulated industries.

This position is eligible for referral bonus for Allstate Employees Only

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 that's 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, you'll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

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Allstate generally does not sponsor individuals for employment-based visas for this position.

Effective July 1, 2014, under Indiana House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1242, it is against public policy of the State of Indiana and a discriminatory practice for an employer to discriminate against a prospective employee on the basis of status as a veteran by refusing to employ an applicant on the basis that they are a veteran of the armed forces of the United States, a member of the Indiana National Guard or a member of a reserve component.

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About Allstate

The Allstate Corporation serves as the holding company for Allstate Insurance Company. The Company's business is conducted principally through Allstate Insurance Company, Allstate Life Insurance Company and their affiliates (collectively, including The Allstate Corporation, Allstate). Allstate is primarily engaged in the personal property and casualty insurance business and the life insurance, retirement and investment products business. It conducts its business primarily in the United States. Customers can access Allstate products and services, such as auto insurance and homeowners insurance through more than 14,000 exclusive Allstate agencies and financial representatives in the United States and Canada. operates in four business segments: Allstate Protection, Allstate Financial, Discontinued Lines and Coverages and Corporate and Other. (Source: 10-K)