Project Manager (hybrid or remote)

Date Opened: Nov 24, 2022

Location: Belfast, GB Strabane, GB 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. 

 

 

Location

 

 

Belfast/ Derry-Londonderry/ Strabane/ Remote, GB

 

 

Your role in the team

 

As part of our Project Management Office (PMO) in Northern Ireland you will work globally and alongside people as passionate as you, focused on delivering the best possible user experiences. You will work in a highly collaborative environment primed to adapt to an ever-changing landscape and which places technology solutions at its core.

 

You will partner with delivery teams to drive the delivery of technology projects and scrum teams as assigned.  You will be delivering project and scrum team results through leadership and influence rather than authority and control to achieve best possible delivery outcomes guided by Allstate behaviors.

 

As an Agile Project Manager, you will be responsible for developing innovative solutions, delivery of critical level projects/scrum teams of high importance and impact.  Accountable for leading all aspects of critical projects and scrum teams with the ability to provide project management on projects with a high level of risk, organizational span, business complexity, team size, and interdependencies. Projects will be managed across multiple functional areas and often have fixed deadlines and are of strategic importance to the organization.

 

 

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to)

 

  • Manage critical IT projects of high complexity and impact
  • Demonstrates mastery of best practices in project management, Agile principles and communication processes and contributes to the improvement of these processes at Allstate
  • Demonstrates thought leadership in problem solving, staff development and effective interaction with senior management
  • Takes the lead role in highly pressurized situations when there is a need to communicate critical project information while remaining sensitive to organizational politics
  • Drives planning, execution and achievement of enterprise level projects success factors
  • Lead complex / critical project execution impacting teams, departments and aspects of functional and business results managing project relationships (development, test, business & vendors). 
  • Independently capable of determining approach to managing projects understanding business strategic initiatives and objectives and how the project will deliver them using functional, business, and technical knowledge to deliver the best solution.
  • Recognize gap in processes and recommend holistic solutions for remedy or improvement
  • Manage multiple project deliveries using waterfall, multi-method or agile delivery methods from initiation through to deploy and close per agreed schedule, budget, quality and scope.
  • Provide direction and oversight throughout project lifecycle to achieve business objectives
  • Assess and report project health in an objective manner, maintaining transparency and accurate status; communicate project status and issues to be easily understood by the appropriate stakeholder audience
  • Motivate others to share in project challenges and inspire them to achieve project goals
  • Be a trusted advisor: provide independent thought leadership, direction and coaching; demonstrate ownership and accountability
  • Collaborate effectively with testing and development colleagues to drive quality improvements where possible including risk based defect handling eg. profiling, prioritizing critical defects, defect closure during test phase, on closure review, RCA and follow-up with development managers.
  • Facilitate workshops, meetings, planning sessions, stakeholder reviews, FAQ sessions, and retrospectives ensuring validation and sharing of lessons learned and follow through on improvement opportunities.
  • Demonstrate Allstate values and behaviors; be conversant on agile methodologies, tools and techniques and inject them into the project work as appropriate
  • Actively contribute to the PMO community
  • Carry out any other duties that may reasonably be required from time to time

 

 

So, what are the essential criteria to apply?

 

  • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK'
  • A minimum of 5 years’ Project management experience in multiple technology environments and and/or consulting experience in technology solutions
  • Demonstrated track record in delivering multiple IT projects with a strong focus on execution.
  • Experience of waterfall and agile development methodologies.

 

 

We also have some desirable criteria

 

  • Experience of delivering complex multi-shore, multi-method IT projects.
  • Experience of mentoring other project managers/scrum-masters.
  • Experience with dependency mapping and management for complex projects engaging multiple development partners/vendors.
  • Relevant project management / delivery certifications e.g. PRINCE2, PMP, Scaled Agile SA/SP
  • Experience using MS Project, Jira, Confluence.

 

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

 

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