UX Portfolio Manager

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Job Description

The User Experience and Design (UX&D) organization is a multi-disciplinary services organization that designs interactions and experiences with devices, systems, and services that provide a positive, engaging, and productive experience. The organization serves varying user experience and design needs across Allstate, and is comprised of UX Architects, Interactive Visual Designers, Content Writers, User Interface Engineers and UX Researchers who work together to design delightful experiences.

The UX Portfolio Manager performs activities for an assigned set of partners within the portfolio of UX&D work to improve the operational systems, processes and policies needed to deliver useful and usable design solutions. The UX Portfolio Manager is responsible for assisting in the operations of the UX&D organization and will apply industry best practices and tools specifically in the areas of program, resource and expense management. In support of their assigned partners, this individual will facilitate and manage a number of operational processes: demand management/work intake, project/program/portfolio performance (i.e. planning, tracking, and resource utilization) reporting and budget/expense management.

Program/Project Management

  • Manage the planning and coordination of UX&D programs/projects for an assigned number of partners in support of UX practitioners on the team
  • Support partner engagements, strategy and delivery by facilitating work intake processes, defining partner success criteria and monitoring execution to completion.
  • Set, track and report on project performance and resource capacity, sharing with internal UX&D team, UX leadership and partners
  • Act as point of contact for UX, partners, procurement and vendors in the SOW creation process
  • Report on program/project health and status to internal UX&D team and partners
  • Understand and contribute to portfolio issue resolution and risk mitigation.

Process and Operational Effectiveness

  • Proactively identify the need for and recommend process development work.
  • Increase efficiency and effectiveness (research new technologies and alternative methods)
  • Proactively track and manage portfolio timelines to ensure all aspects of the program are on target across UXD, technology, various departments, and vendors. Facilitate alignment and collaboration across the team members.
  • Design and develop metrics including methods for collecting required metrics data Design and develop metrics to demonstrate UX&D value. Develop processes and methods for collecting required metrics data.

Partner Relationship Management

  • Support strategic partner relationships for an assigned set of partners
  • Support UXD team through effective communication, reporting, coordination and facilitation.
  • Assist and present communications as appropriate. Assess audience information needs and anticipate responses.
  • Build trust and confidence with strategic partners by executing with professionalism and expertise.

Expense Management

  • Assist in maintaining budget and tracking expenditures for assigned partners
  • Assist with overall UX expense reporting as needed

Track SOW's, billing cycles, confirm expenses for assigned partners in the UXD portfolio

Job Qualifications

  • Previous Project Management, resource management, or financial analysis experience
  • Consumer centric predisposition and demonstrated relationship building experience.
  • Polished communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to understand data, analyze results and draw insights.
  • Demonstrated collaborative approach to achieving goals and working across internal teams.
  • Ability to work within fast paced environment with little direction.
  • Experience working with UX&D teams across various software design methodologies a plus
  • Understanding best practices for planning and executing user-centered design practices a plus.
  • 3+ years of project management, UX or digital marketing experience
  • Bachelor's degree required

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

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