Product Owner - (Hybrid or Remote GB)

Date Opened: Jan 14, 2022

Location: Belfast, 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 looking for an experienced Product Owner to play a key role within Allstate Canada.  They will be responsible for an exciting portfolio of products supporting the Allstate Canada Finance Community.


The Product Owner will lead the development and implementation of the strategic product vision and objectives, ensuring the product outcomes are aligned with business objectives and strategic roadmap provided by the Product Suite Owner.  They will act as the “Voice of the Customer” to ensure the product(s) meets customer and stakeholder needs and expectations, and deliver business value through achievement of Key Performance Indicators and goals. They will be the primary business representative working on the day-to-day development and implementation of product initiatives acting as the liaison between the business stakeholders and IT resources.


 Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):


  • Fully understand the context, complexity, goals and needs of the product suite vision and roadmap
  • Define, in partnership with the PSO, the strategic product vision, working on business case development, opportunity and needs assessment, defining business objectives & outcomes and authoring goals & key performance indicators
  • Lead, develop and maintain the Product Backlog
  • Participate and lead, where necessary, day-to-day Agile Scrum ceremonies
  • Lead communications with internal stakeholders and vendors
  • Lead Product Implementation & Operationalization
  • Work with SCRUM Masters to plan deployments and optimize Product Team resource capacity
  • Lead the product in-take process
  • Work within and manage the product suite budget



So, what are the essential criteria to apply?


  • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK
  • At minimum 4- 5 years' experience in Product Delivery and Implementation including a minimum of 2 years as a Product Owner 
  • Experience leading project teams
  • Experience working in the Lean, Agile, SCRUM or XP methodologies
  • Have familiarity with agile management tools e.g. Jira
  • Working knowledge of financial accounting and reporting systems, e.g. SAP


The successful candidate must also demonstrate competency in:


  • Ability to translate technical language to business language to ensure all stakeholders have a consistent understanding
  • Ability to triage issues across multiple systems and drive technical issues to resolution
  • Excellent project management, organizational and analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal & written)
  • Proven ability to think strategically and be creative; willingness to take initiative and risks as needed
  • Grounded in measurement and analytics to inform decisions
  • Critical thinker, problem solver and change agent
  • Able to sell ideas and clearly articulate rationale, ability to influence and negotiate to ensure priorities are met
  • Comfortable taking ownership and setting priorities
  • Exceptional skills at building relationships, collaborating with others and providing a supportive environment where challenging opinions and questions are welcome 



We also have some desirable criteria


  • Experience in onshore/offshore model for project delivery
  • P&C insurance experience





What we offer



As Digital DNA’s Workplace of the Year 2020 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 January 28th 2022