Senior Portfolio Manager, Data & Analytics

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Job Description

The Quantitative Research and Analytics//Data and Analytics Strategy team is accountable for leading the enterprise in building a competitive advantage with data and analytics. The leadership team is charged with development and execution of the enterprise data strategy and predictive analytics-based solutions across the enterprise.

The QR&A/DAS Portfolio and Operations Management team is responsible for enabling leaders, teams, and employees within the department to focus on the business of predictive analytics. We do this by providing consistent, timely and relevant foundational support in the areas of portfolio management, expense/infrastructure management, communication, and talent enablement which spans across all areas of QR&A/DAS. Leaders within this team are 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.

The Senior Portfolio Manager leads the execution and governance oversight of the portfolio of work designed to achieve department commitments. The leader will be responsible for integrating both traditional project management and Agile methodologies into a comprehensive approach suitable for successful execution in a research environment. In addition, the leader will be responsible for managing the enterprise governance processes required for the funded Allstate Technology & Strategic Ventures (ATSV) discretionary portfolio. The role requires effective management of a matrixed team, strong partnership with ATSV, successful navigation through organizational change, delivery of business results by working across the organization and development of employees.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive approach for blending traditional project management and Agile practices suitable for successful execution in a research environment.
  • Work with department leaders, Strategic Operations and other governance bodies to ensure compliance with enterprise portfolio requirements
  • Represent the department on the Co-PLT (Coordinating Organization of the Portfolio Leadership Team) and other leadership teams
  • Ensure successful execution of funded ATSV discretionary portfolio work and analytics projects through the leadership of a team of project managers and product owners/managers
  • Develop and lead a team of employees with diverse skills, responsibilities and career paths
  • Influence and lead adoption of portfolio governance practices among department leaders and teams
  • Provide effective, real-time performance management feedback, coaching and mentoring
  • Consistently demonstrate influential leadership and leads by example when handling ambiguous and difficult situations
  • Provide and communicate strategic vision and provides line of sight between their work and Allstate strategies
  • Leverage corporate-wide network of contacts to manage complex issues and to advance the work of the department
  • Partner with others in their organization to set and manage expectations; continually seek opportunities to be a thought partner and to increase internal business partner satisfaction
  • Exhibit advanced discipline and insurance knowledge, working knowledge of all teams (business, technology, etc.), through product and process recommendations
  • Effectively navigate across Allstate Personal Lines and Shared Services

Job Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience: 10 + years’ experience with increasing responsibility; prior insurance experience preferred
  • Familiarity with project management methodologies including waterfall and Agile
  • 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
  • Advanced conflict resolution skills

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

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