Data Science Manager (Remote - Home Based Worker)

Date Opened: Nov 16, 2021

Location: Countrywide, Countrywide, US

Company: Allstate Insurance Company

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.

Everything we do at Allstate is driven by a shared purpose: to protect people from life’s uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams. For more than 89 years we’ve thrived by staying a step ahead of whatever’s coming next – to give customers peace of mind no matter what changes they face. We acted with conviction to advocate for seat belts, air bags and graduated driving laws. We help give survivors of domestic violence a voice through financial empowerment. We’ve been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection. We are the Good Hands. We don’t follow the trends. We set them.

Job Summary

Data, Discovery, and Decision Science (D3) is the research and analytics organization at Allstate.  In D3, you’ll be surrounded by 330+ tenacious and intellectually curious colleagues in an inclusive culture that encourages you to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.  We are solving some of today’s most complicated analytics problems, making the lives of our Allstate colleagues easier and more productive, and driving our mission to deliver targeted insurance solutions to our customers.  We are partnering to incorporate analytics into every aspect of the enterprise.   We are avid about learning new ways to get the most value from our massive data resources and leading-edge technology.   Developing ourselves and others is key to our success.  

 

The Data, Discovery and Decision Science (D3) General Management job family is accountable for meeting business goals through the use of teams that vary in size depending on the scale and complexity of the business need. This job family works with various stakeholders throughout the enterprise to develop effective relationships to support business goals. Additionally, this job family is responsible for ensuring successful execution of the organizational structure as it relates to talent management and quality of deliverables.

 

Our goal is to create the most advanced claims experience on the planet.  To accomplish the goal, this manager will lead a team tasked with building cutting edge computer vision solutions to improve numerous claim processes, with a focus on auto and property claims.  These analytics solutions will simplify the claims process for our customers and get claims paid more quickly.  While data science and computer vision expertise are not required, these experiences would be beneficial for the role.  
 

Key Responsibilities

Strategic Leadership

  • Oversees the design and delivery of complex technical projects
  • Works directly with business partners to develop, communicate and execute on projects
  • Continually monitors and anticipates resource needs and makes proactive recommendations and oversees day to day operations
  • Provides strategic direction and takes accountability for requirements, procedures and standards
  • Provides effective, real-time performance management feedback, coaching and mentoring 
  • Prioritizes talent cultivation, retention and succession planning 
  • Demonstrates influential leadership and leads by example when handling ambiguous and difficult situations
  • Drives effective use of budget 

 

Problem Solving

  • Anticipates and resolves critical to complex operational issues
  • Engages appropriate parties in discussion to drive issue resolution and decision making 
  • Leverages numbers / metrics / prior experiences to draw conclusions and drive business results

 

Collaboration and Communication

  • Works across the organization to ensure coordination of the project portfolio with other initiatives
  • Develops and delivers communications for complex technical projects to non-technical audiences (appropriate audience, vehicle, level of detail, urgency) 
  • Projects strong storytelling skills (verbal & written) and engaging leadership presence 
  • Functions as a liaison between business unit and technology area and builds strong relationships
  • Serves as thought leader on team communication needs

 

Knowledge Management

  • Possesses advanced discipline and insurance knowledge, working knowledge of all teams (business, technology, etc.), applies it and teaches others
  • Articulates corporate goals & strategy, how it connects to individual teams / disciplines, applies it and teaches others
  • Effectively navigates across Allstate Personal Lines and Shared Services
  • Actively shares; purposeful and strategic conduit from business to team and stakeholders

 

Project Management

  • Acts as liaison with business partners and technology for assigned projects and portfolios, identifying and driving resolution to issues impacting product or project quality, timely implementation of initiatives and/or quality of initiatives
  • Provides support to business partners as a resource on D3 projects
  • Manages the portfolio/inventory of all team projects with minimal support, to ensure projects are implemented on time, at or under budget and with quality
  • Represents team in project meetings to communicate results, issues, timelines, etc.
  • Provides regular reporting for assigned projects
     

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Experience

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience: 7 + years experience; prior insurance experience preferred
  • Data science and computer vision experience preferred, but not required
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
  • Advanced problem solving skills
  • Advanced decision making skills
  • Advanced communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Advanced time, organizational and project management skills
  • Advanced negotiation skills 
  • Intermediate conflict resolution skills
     

Compensation Data

The minimum salary for this position is $91,800.  The salary offered will be commensurate with experience.

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. For a full description of Allstate’s benefits, visit allstate.jobs/benefits/

 

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