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Allstate Insurance Company,

Innovation Strategy Manager

Allstate Insurance Company, - Northbrook, IL

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Job Description

Corporate profile

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, serving approximately 16 million households through its Allstate, Encompass, Esurance and Answer Financial brand names and Allstate Financial business segment. Allstate branded insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services are offered through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives in the United States and Canada, as well as via (please use the apply button below) and 1-800 Allstate®, and are widely known through the slogan You're In Good Hands With Allstate®.

By leveraging Our Shared Vision, Allstate is committed to strong principles of the highest ethical standards and encourages individual accountability. Allstate realizes success through innovative thinking while providing challenging and collaborative work for its 70,000 employees, including 12,000 exclusive agents. Allstate demonstrates a commitment to diversity through a variety of ways and continues to identify the requirements for future success since it was founded in 1931.

Area of responsibility

The Innovation Strategy Manager plays a crucial role in developing new products and businesses around emerging technologies (e.g. big data, digital, Internet of Things). This person drives insight, action, and impact on high profile opportunities, through creative problem solving, rigorous analysis, and collaboration with a variety of stakeholders across Allstate and beyond.

Responsibilities:

Develop compelling and creative strategy and business model recommendations around innovation opportunities

Work to identify market white space opportunities with a strong correlation to Allstate’s value proposition and core strengths

Partner with existing Allstate business to identify and develop new breakthrough growth platforms

Bring clarity to ambiguous business issues using a structured, hypothesis-driven problem solving approach

Provide thought leadership through hard-hitting, high quality data analysis and research

Drive business impact by contributing to product design, testing/prototyping, and market launch efforts

Collaborate effectively in cross-functional project teams, facilitating positive energy/engagement and helping elevate capabilities of others

Influence leadership team decisions through clear communication and a professional, collaborative engagement style

Progressively grow leadership within Allstate

Job Qualifications

Background and qualifications

Bachelor’s degree with a differentiated academic track record

MBA from top-tier university (Preferred)

5 years of work experience

2 years of strategy consulting experience (e.g., Bain, Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey)

“Top-tier generalist” able to quickly get up to speed on unfamiliar subject areas

Strong problem solving and analytical skills across a wide range of business issues (e.g. markets, competition, business models, operations, organization)

Interested in and conversant about technology

Professional, polished communication and presentation skills (written and oral)

Team player with a warm, collaborative nature

Strong work ethic with an inherent sense of ownership and responsibility

Expert in MS Excel and PowerPoint

Value proposition of this role

Opportunity to build innovative new products and businesses, making a tangible, lasting impact

Shaping future growth platforms for the broader Allstate business by both developing compelling strategies and bringing opportunities to market

Immersion in cutting-edge technologies and frequent exposure to interesting startups

Play a critical role on high priority projects, which offer significant levels of ownership and executive exposure

Compelling platform for leadership development and professional growth

Collegial, team-oriented culture with a healthy work/life balance

Read more about our Innovation team on their blog: (please use the apply button below)

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.

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Innovation Strategy Manager Allstate Insurance Company, - Northbrook, IL, United States

   

Location: Northbrook, IL

Company Profile:
The Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people's well-being and prosperity. Since 1952, The Allstate Foundation has been dedicated to a straightforward purpose: helping people. We have created practical, proven programs for thousands of individuals and families to help them overcome personal challenges and uncertainties - leading to better, safer lives. The Allstate Foundation supports a range of programs across the nation, in the Chicago area (our backyard) and at the state and local level. In every case, we direct our resources and support toward areas that fulfill our commitment to help protect and prepare people across the nation.