Product Owner - Operational Insights and Improvements (Remote - Home Based Worker)

Date Opened: Nov 14, 2021

Location: Remote, Remote, 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

 

As a Product Owner Expert, you'll be responsible for defining, delivering, and managing the lifecycle of operational service products and portfolio. You'll guide strategic product vision, product discovery and roadmaps to maximize the customer and enterprise value provided by their product. You'll also collaborate with key stakeholders to maintain and execute an integrated communication plan to support awareness and adoption for their product, as applicable and partner to ensure enterprise connections to strategies.  

Key Responsibilities

 

  • Guide, drive and execute holistic product strategy for assigned product(s) in alignment with strategic goals and objectives 
  • Guide and manage KPIs to measure the success and to drive transparency into business outcomes and progress related to the overall product strategy
  • Develops business intelligence from quality, compliance, workforce management, delivery, training and continuous improvement efforts.  
  • Identifies operational improvement opportunities from business insights, develops implementation plans
  • Drives improvement initiatives directly or through support and delivery SMEs
  • Leads industry research, benchmarking and internal maturity assessments on quality assurance and digital employee support capabilities
  • Develops tools and practices required for such a capability
  • Drive priorities, definition of success and Key Performance Indicators, connecting with the business constantly throughout the product life cycle
  • Participate in larger strategic enterprise programs connected to assigned product, including establishing a point of view for product(s) and leading work tracks assigned to this area from the enterprise programs
  • Act as first line of contact for AORs, supporting the strategic tone for product with other involved AORs, guiding a roadmap and future state vision
  • Initiate and respond to business opportunities as needed 
  • Look for, lead and develop new initiatives or innovations, providing strategic guidance on improvements; intake new work, prioritize for/with the business and incorporate into product life cycle as appropriate
  • Collaborate with other Product Owners to ensure programs and processes across the entire system are aligned and prioritized
  • Gathers and analyzes business and stakeholder requirements. Collects and analyzes process data to initiate, develop and recommend business practices and procedures.
  • Ensures successful completion of projects.
  • Initiates and supports business optimization efforts to enable effective and efficient delivery of valued services.
     

Preferred Qualifications

Education and Experience 

  • 7 or more years of related experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience leading senior consulting staff and/or complex projects required
  • Exposure to contact center / customer service required

 

Functional Skills

  • Existing knowledge, expertise and capability aligned to specific product to which aligned
  • Ability to build and establish relationships necessary to influence future delivery and roadmaps, and to communicate complex and innovative concepts to stakeholders to influence decision making and buy-in 
  • Ability to think strategically, properly prioritize multiple work streams to ensure the best business result(s), and to drive and own decision making
  • Data driven, demonstrates an analytical mindset with critical thinking, problem solving, and ability to tell a story with data to influence decision making
  • Utilizes a systems-thinking mindset by demonstrating awareness and understanding of the whole and of how the parts within are interdependent
  • Ability to working in ambiguity, looking for the broader picture, continuously improving, and asking questions
  • Demonstrate adaptability, flexibility, innovation, risk taking, resilience, and ability to learn from experiences and setbacks
  • Uses Design Thinking and has ability to initiate a culture of customer experience by gaining alignment from leadership down to frontline employees on the customer first transformation mindset
     

Compensation Data

The compensation range for this position is $91,800 and $140,000 per year, based on experience and qualifications.

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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