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The Allstate Corporation
Northbrook, IL
          The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer. Widely known through the “You’re in Good Hands with Allstate®” slogan, Allstate helps individuals in more than 17 million households protect what they have today and better prepare for tomorrow through approximately 14,700 exclusive agencies and financial specialists in the United States and Canada. By leveraging Our Shared Vision, Allstate is committed to strong principles of the highest ethical standards and encourages individual accountability. Allstate realizes success through innovative thinking while providing challenging and collaborative work for its 70,000 employees. Allstate demonstrates a commitment to diversity through a variety of ways and continues to identify the requirements for future success since it was founded in 1931.

            Allstate Investments, LLC strives to provide sustainable, competitive, risk-adjusted investment returns and investment-related services for the benefit of the Allstate Corporation. We work in direct partnership with the leaders of our major lines of business to develop uniquely tailored investment strategies aligned to their needs. Our business model provides the foundation for daily decision-making and effective management of a portfolio comprised of $100 Billion in assets. The 400 professionals within Allstate Investments, LLC represent a wide variety of disciplines including taxable fixed income, tax-exempt fixed income, equities, private securities, commercial mortgages and derivative asset classes as well as accounting, finance and technology. Investment performance for our three major portfolios has consistently provided excess returns for our customers and we attribute that success in large part to the quality of our people. We recognize that our employees are our ultimate advantage and we seek to attract and retain highly qualified individuals with strong academic backgrounds, a deep interest in investments and a desire to be challenged. For additional information about Allstate Investments, LLC, visit our website at

            Investment Technology – Project Manager:
            The Project Manager is responsible for monitoring all aspects of a project. This includes pursuit and/or project delivery including scope, timelines, resources, budget, risks and issues, relationships, and communication. It is the Project Manager’s responsibility to ensure the project is delivered on time, within budget, and meets or exceeds quality expectations.

            Job Summary:
            The Project Manager Technician is accountable for the overall management, status reporting, and stability of project work efforts. Responsibilities include assembling and adjusting project plans, directing and monitoring daily work efforts, identifying resource needs and ensuring quality work is delivered.

            The Project Manager Technician will manage multiple capital markets related projects of varying levels of complexity. The majority of these projects will be either data or finance/accounting related projects and so experience in these areas will be key. The team is small and so the candidate must be able to work at the detailed level of projects, understanding what the project is about, the products involved and how it fits into the larger business direction.

            The candidate must strongly enforce accountability and be accountable for the success of their projects irrespective of obstacles. He/She must be client focused, have great communication skills and be capable of identifying risks across infrastructure, technology and business areas.

            Functional Competencies – Proficiency Levels:
            Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully facilitate meetings and processes where the subject is complex. Can contribute in a way to accelerate discussions to a reasonable conclusion and prepares meaningful and reasonable agendas which focus on the primary purpose. Understands the time and topic limitations relating to successful meetings

            Acknowledges when he/she has made a mistake and actively listens with an open mind. Can sell ideas to team members and associates. Presents a positive image; demonstrates personal integrity, honesty, and humility. Successfully bridges the gap between the business need and the work tasks through communication, professionalism, knowledge and service. Tactfully speaks up and takes a stand on controversial or new issues and approaches without conflict

            Internal Consulting-
            Has worked independently or led a team in a consulting situation. Identified and dealt effectively with client resistance through dialogue and feedback and is able to identify outstanding or unresolved issues, and develop and sell a strategy for handling them. Has demonstrated confidence, resourcefulness and drive in meeting consulting objectives and has established the ability to influence clients through leadership, enthusiasm and effective communication. Is able to draw conclusions and make recommendations from incomplete data. Willingly works to resolve conflicts, issues and differences of opinion

            Has successfully demonstrating strong communication in practical applications of moderate difficulty, clearly identifying fundamental message and presentation objectives. Demonstrates fundamental command of the language, grammar and composition. Effectively transmits technical and business ideas and information to others, including non-technical audiences. Has constructed a communications plan. Asks and responds to difficult questions. Listens carefully to ascertain points being made before trying to be understood. Adopts constructive critiques and integrates changes easily. Organizes and gives effective formal presentations, using visual aids, to a group of peers, management or user personnel. Demonstrates ability to respond to audience questions and provide meaningful feedback

            Project Oversight-
            Provides Project Oversight for multiple complex projects and communicates with project managers and client management during the process. Acts as a sponsor for all project stakeholders and helps manage project acceptance. Has experience with project management and is knowledgeable of the organization’s project management procedures including estimating. Experienced in mediating conflicts regarding project content and delivery, communicating at management levels and assuring that projects are on time and within budget. Protects the interest of the organization as well as those of the parties involved

            Project Management-
            Has a clear understanding of project management including planning, communication, leadership, project integration, and the ability to manage risk, resources, scope, costs and quality. Demonstrates the ability to reliably and responsibly take action or mobilize resources to solve problems or unexpected issues. Assures that client deliverables are correct, within budget and timely. Recognizes incipient problems and communicates them to management. Demonstrates effective time management. Motivates and energizes team members to meet project goals. Communicates project objectives clearly and effectively. Acts as a partner in achieving project success

            Thriving in Change-
            Possess a fundamental understanding of Thriving in Change as demonstrated by an ability to adapt well to changes in work assignments, policies, procedures and reorganizations, accept changes with a minimal loss in productivity, proactively talk through changing situations and promote transparency, anticipate the consequences of actions and deal with them effectively, recognize that a positive outlook influences and motivates the attitudes and actions of others


              Experience: 5-10 years Project Management experience

              Certification: PMP (preferred)

              Tools experience: Microsoft Project Professional, Microsoft Office, BO Reports,

              Education: Bachelor degree or equivalent work experience

              Personal Traits & Requirements
              The successful candidate must have the following personal and professional attributes which are consistent with the Company’s stated values:
              • Thrive on change and continuous improvement
              • Demonstrate and foster a sense of urgency, strong commitment, and accountability while making sound decisions and achieving goals
              • Focus on exceptional customer service and drive innovation to create an atmosphere that supports new ideas and initiative
              • Strive for effective communication that results in teamwork, shared knowledge, and ideas
              • Contribute to the creation of a work environment where people from diverse cultures and backgrounds work together effectively
              • Be of unquestionable integrity, ethical and moral character
              • Deal effectively with ambiguity, change, and adapt appropriately to a range of situations
              • Demonstrate commitment to learning and personal development
              • Be willing to adhere to the following in order to ensure compliance with Allstate Investments’ requirements and policies:
              a) Provide the Investments Compliance team with a list of investment accounts over which you have significant influence
              b) Provide consent, through a signed statement, allowing Investments Compliance to receive duplicate confirmations of transactions in such accounts
              c) Pre-clear through the Pre-Trade Clearing Process any personal security trades as will be further described upon employment. The Pre-Trade Clearing Process involves a check against a restricted security/issuer list, maintained by Investments Compliance, based on Allstate Investments’ and Allstate’s activities and dealings in the financial markets
              d) Answer certain compliance questions regarding any affiliations with investment advisers, violations of state or federal securities laws, or actions taken against you by securities regulators
              e) Annually (and as otherwise required) confirm compliance with the Allstate Code of Ethics and the Allstate Investments Code of Conduct
              f) Provide Investments Compliance with a complete report of current securities holdings in which the employee has, or acquires, any direct or indirect beneficial ownership. An employee is presumed to be a beneficial owner of securities that are held by his or her immediate “family members” sharing the individual’s household. Household family members include married or common-law spouses, domestic partners, partners defined by civil union and resident dependent children

              Compensation and Benefits Package

              A competitive compensation and benefits package will be provided.

              Additionally, Allstate offers a diversity of competitive benefits programs and resources:
              · Comprehensive health care plans, dental coverage, vision coverage, and flexible spending accounts
              · Group legal, AD&D, group and dependent life insurance, as well as long-term and short-term disability
              · Retirement program and 401K
              · Potential tuition reimbursement to further education opportunities
              · Paid time off days
              Our customers aren’t the only ones in Good Hands with Allstate! If you are interested in working for an employer of choice, then look no further. We offer:
              A commitment to diversity A commitment to our communities
              A commitment to success A commitment to work-life balance
              At Allstate, you will be among the industry’s top talent with an environment that encourages continuing development and growth opportunities
              Here what current employees have to say about working at Allstate:
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