Product Manager (hybrid)

Date Opened: Nov 23, 2022

Location: Belfast, GB Strabane, GB Derry/ Londonderry, GB

Company: Allstate Insurance Company

About Us


The world isn’t standing still, and neither is Allstate. We’re moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers’ evolving needs. That’s why now is an exciting time to join our team. You’ll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.


You’ll 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.


Allstate operate a very flexible hybrid working policy that will allow you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager with a blend of remote and office working for NI based employees as well as condensed working patterns (4 day week/9 day fortnight). Employees based in GB will be employed on a permanent remote working contract.


Join our team and you’ll find challenge and reward in a culture of innovation, support and balance. 






Belfast/ Derry-Londonderry/ Strabane/ Remote, GB



Your role in the team


We are hiring for Product Owners within our Direct Sales, Service & Marketing organisation. We are in the midst of transforming our organisation to standardise and optimise our contact centers as part of rethinking how we engage with our customers. The Product Owner will play a key role in helping us define and achieve the future of technology used in our contact centers to support our customers.


The Product Owner will have a critical focus on roadmaps and backlogs as well as contributing on strategic product vision, product discovery to maximize the customer and enterprise value. The Product Owner is responsible for building key relationships and working closely with key stakeholders and partners, ensuring the successful execution of strategies and achievement of enterprise goals. The Product Owner is also responsible for actively participating in our learning culture, including coaching and mentoring staff, stakeholders and peers.



Responsibilities include (but are not limited to)


  • Contribute towards creating the product strategy for one or more products in our growing digital product portfolio
  • Create product backlogs and manage product strategies including feature/story creations and prioritization
  • Create and manage KPIs and an effective vision with timely stakeholder feedback on iterations
  • Be recognized as the “voice of the customer”; invest significant time with current and potential customers to understand their needs & habits
  • Engage in discovery/test & learn activities to quickly validate assumptions and direction
  • Use customer feedback, detailed market analysis, and data gathering to make decisions about product strategy
  • Define and manage metrics to measure the success of efforts to inform overall product strategy
  • 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.
  • Coach and mentor members of the team as well as members of the cross-functional development organization on how to collaborate and conduct idea generation, consumer research, test design and execution, measurement, product implementation, customer interactions and roll out.




So, what are the essential criteria to apply?


  • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK
  • At minimum 3 years’ experience in product owner / manager or business-related experience or technical leadership role



The ideal candidate must also demonstrate competency in:


  • Ability to proactively anticipate problems and seek opportunities
  • Effectively lead and collaborate across boundaries to implement decisions and /or initiatives
  • Ability to contribute to measure, evaluate and act on financial and operational results
  • Ability to contribute to implement business strategies across multiple distribution channels
  • Excellent communication skills combined with the ability to influence others
  • Ability to contribute to driving individual and departmental goals 
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, time management and organizational skills




We also have some desirable criteria


  • Experience working in an agile methodology
  • Experience of Agile toolsets e.g. Version1
  • Experience working with contact centers technology, Chatbots, Content Management



What we offer


As Digital DNA’s Workplace of the Year 2020 & 2022 winners, we offer a generous benefits package that includes flexible annual leave entitlement, dental and healthcare insurance, an attractive pension package and discounts on gym memberships, public transport and parking.


Allstate invests heavily in your development, as an employee you will have access to multiple world-class learning platforms and courses from our award-winning in-house Learning & Development team.


We pride ourselves in providing clear career paths and opportunities for internal mobility allowing you to further develop within the organisation.


We encourage a better work life balance and you’ll have the opportunity to apply for various flexible working arrangements.



Statement on Fair Employment and Equal Opportunities


Allstate NI wishes to ensure equal opportunity is given to all job applicants.  This company will not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender (including gender reassignment status), sexual orientation, religious belief, political opinion, marital status, age or disability.


We are an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as women are currently under-represented in our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from women. All appointments will be made on merit.


Applicants should note Allstate NI complete AccessNI background checks on all candidates offered a position.



The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 9th December 2022