Product Owner

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Job Description

The Product Owner is responsible for supporting the development of strategy and driving necessary changes in the organization for key business initiatives. Help design and direct strategy development and necessary business requirements, including but not limited to the customer and agency facing sales processes, services and technologies to achieve department and company goals. Partners across the company to develop and lead new initiatives to fully leverage the integrated distribution system driving trusted advisor behavior and implementing customer centric technology. Lead new initiatives to expand Allstate’s opportunity to grow and optimize investments. This role leverages functional expertise and knowledge of the business to increase operational efficiencies and transform both the agency and customer experience.

Responsibilities may include a combination of the following based on team need:

  • Leads projects for Strategic Distribution Integration including strategy, communication, and analysis that provide actionable recommendations
  • Provide thought leadership to junior team members in the development of documents and communicate prioritization process to both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Collaborates and builds strong partnerships with cross-functional and regional teams to ensure integration around the launch of new initiatives to ensure success
  • Influences and collaborates with AORs/ Business leaders to build / gain commitment to expand initiatives to support the agencies growth
  • Influences direct reports, clients, service providers and peers to successfully deliver on business commitments
  • Sets operational parameters for collaborative efforts/teams with and across functional boundaries
  • Successful delivery leadership demonstrated by the accomplishment of results
  • Demonstrate the ability to make decisions under pressure and ambiguous parameters
  • Adapts communication approach for audiences at multiple internal and external levels
  • Develops and delivers presentations & status updates that articulate findings and recommendations, as well as facilitate executive decisions making and alignment of internal and external stakeholders
  • Negotiates solutions for issues that may be complex or controversial
  • Sets priorities, defines dependencies, schedules activities and organizes work
  • Encourages risk taking and alternative solution ideation
  • Manages the evolving strategies and initiatives, work collaboratively across Agency Sales, Marketing, Procurement and Sourcing, HR and other AORs
  • Manages and delivers department’s results for quality, timeline and budget for the program you currently lead
  • Leads and manages team personnel of varying and cross-functional business process responsibilities
  • Prioritizes and enhances new and existing practices to ensure effective use of company resources
  • Directs and is responsible for work that needs to be performed by a team(s) and their direct reports
  • Participates in interviewing and candidate selection (as needed by the department)

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 5+ years of experience; equivalent project management certification preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret complex concepts and the ability to solve complex problems
  • Effectively lead and collaborate across boundaries to implement decisions and /or initiatives in an integrated manner
  • Ability to measure, evaluate and act on financial and operational results
  • Ability implement business strategies across multiple distribution channels
  • Leads and collaborates across boundaries to implement decisions and /or initiatives in an integrated manner
  • Experience leading and managing cross-functional teams with direct and indirect responsibility
  • Excellent communication skills combined with the ability to influence others
  • Ability to drive individual and departmental goals
  • Advanced knowledge of products, services, features and benefits
  • Technical understanding of processes, software applications, etc.
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, time management and organizational skills
  • Advanced critical thinking needed to align and drive strategy
  • Experience leading and managing cross-functional teams with direct and indirect responsibility
  • Revises or adopts work processes to support change management
  • Actively assesses, monitors, and develops bench strength for a department

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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