Innovation Manager

Date Opened: Oct 14, 2021

Location: IN

Company: Allstate Insurance Company

Job Description

As an Innovation Program manager at Allstate, you have an opportunity to help shape the future state of the organization. You will be responsible for driving some high impact strategic projects by bringing cross-functional teams together. Serving as an influencer, a leader and an individual contributor, you will be instrumental in helping Allstate successfully compete with various digital native Insurers and/or Insurers high on digital quotient.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Corporate Venture Capital arm of Allstate on various initiatives like : 360 degree Techno-Functional evaluation of startups, running pilot programs etc. and come up with a PoV for the VC team
  • Help scout relevant startups for the VC team for potential pilots, implementations and investments
  • Come up with points of view , whitepapers etc. on new emerging technologies like Blockchain, Computer Vision, AR/VR etc.
  • Being able to identify opportunities to disrupt existing businesses within Allstate by application of new technologies
  • Collaborate with the Innovation ecosystem both within and outside Allstate to create the right impact for Allstate
  • Present PoV, status updates etc. before senior leadership of Allstate
  • Responsible for generating an Innovation backlog and appropriately prioritize the backlog and work on most impactful items
  • Represent Allstate in various events and conferences etc. and impactfully present points of view, opinions etc.
  • Engage with various ecosystem partners, which includes industry bodies ( like – Nasscom), Consulting firms ( like – Zinnov), startups and IT service providers.      
  • Conducting Ideation/ story boarding sessions for targeted business problems
  • Conduct Hackathons/ Productathons/ Ideathons etc. at an organization level

Primary Skills

  • Good understanding of the Asian Innovation Ecosystem like : Top accelerators, Industry bodies, VC funds and Investment trends 
  • Exposure to concepts like Exponentiality, Design Thinking, Agile, Hypothesis framing and testing etc. 
  • Good presentation & communication skills, business story telling  and strong Executive Presence  
  • Demonstratable knowledge of how to break a large business problem into sizeable chunks and going thru the entire Problem Prioritization to MVP life-cycle
  • Strong aptitude and will to learn about new & emerging technologies like Blockchain, Computer Vision etc. 
  • Understanding of the API economy and SaaS business models
  • Process, problem-solving, strategic, and continuous improvement mindset
  • Experience with intellectual property protection, prosecution, or other patent matters is a plus
  • Technical Bachelors degree with an Advanced management education like MBA is preferred

Experience

  • Atleast 10 years of professional experience, including significant exposure to managing products and leading cross-functional team

Shift Timing

1 - 9:30 pm