Senior Executive Recruiter

Date Opened: Jun 30, 2019

Location: Northbrook, IL, US

Company: Allstate Insurance Company

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Think that working in the insurance field can’t be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. You’ll help us reinvent protection and retirement to improve customers’ lives. We’ll help you make an impact with our training and mentoring offerings. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in ways you never thought possible. And you’ll have fun doing it. Join a company of individuals with hopes, plans and passions, all using and developing our talents for good, at work and in life.

Job Description

Senior Executive Recruiter

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting people from life’s uncertainties with 78 million proprietary policies. Allstate offers a broad array of protection products through multiple brands and diverse distribution channels, including auto, home, life and other insurance offered through its Allstate, Esurance, Encompass and Answer Financial brands. The company provides additional protection products and services through Allstate Benefits, Allstate Roadside Services, Allstate Dealer Services, Arity and SquareTrade. Allstate is widely known from the slogan “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®.”


The Senior Executive Recruiter provides strategic thought leadership to the team in addition to executing Director and Officer level recruitment across the enterprise. As a member of the Executive Recruiting team, the recruiter embodies “Our Shared Purpose” by being relentlessly focused on customer experience, and a driver of business outcomes through best in class recruiting strategy and execution. As a part of the broader Executive Talent Strategies team, Allstate Executive Recruiters act as strategic advisors to our partners in HR, and executive leadership across the Allstate Family of companies in the creation and execution of dynamic recruiting strategies.

Key Responsibilities

Additionally, Senior Executive Recruiter will:

  • Build deep trusted advisor relationships with Allstate senior executives and stakeholders across HR
  • Champion continuous improvement of the executive recruiting function
  • Execute full life cycle recruiting to include developing search strategy, sourcing, and interviewing candidates to attract and evaluate candidates, developing and presenting recommendations on qualified candidates to our hiring managers/internal clients
  • Drive a relentless focus on customer experience, building the Allstate Executive Recruiting brand, and demonstrating our value proposition
  • Leverage Data and Analytics to inform recruiting strategies and influence business outcomes
  • Partner with Executive Compensation and Executive Development and Succession teams to design and execute integrated talent strategies for the Allstate executive population
  • Partner with the Director of Executive Recruiting to identify and leverage opportunities to impact quality, cost, and speed of delivery
  • Educate our customers on executive recruiting best practices and labor market dynamics. Leverage research and competitive intelligence

Job Qualifications

Desired Skills, Experiences, and Behaviors:

  • Adept at building deep relationships, establishing credibility, and an influential communicator
  • A consulting mentality combined with high learning and change agility
  • Ability to think strategically and focus on flawless operational and tactical execution
  • A natural collaborator who is driven to win connectively as a team
  • Deep recruiting expertise. Ability to craft effective recruiting strategies, execute at a high level, and solve complex recruiting problems
  • 5+ years of related experience
  • Easily builds rapport, trust, and influence with candidates
  • Strong negotiation skills and executive compensation expertise
  • Driven to excel as an individual and optimize team performance
  • Political savvy, business acumen, and executive presence to effectively partner with senior leadership and interact with an executive candidate population
  • Expertise in executive recruiting best practices at every phase of the recruiting lifecycle


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.

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