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Closing Date

2022-09-01 23:00:00


PMO Senior Team Manager (hybrid)

  • About Us


    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.


    Allstate operate a very flexible hybrid working policy that will allow you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager with a blend of remote and office working for NI based employees as well as condensed working patterns (4 day week/9 day fortnight).


    Join our team and you’ll find challenge and reward in a culture of innovation, support and balance. 






    Belfast/ Derry-Londonderry/ Strabane



    Your role in the team



    The Project Management Office (PMO) is a catalyst for changing the global organization to an agile product and services mindset through transformative delivery right at the heart of the Allstate Corporation. As we continue to grow the PMO footprint at ANI we are seeking experienced managers with a delivery/practitioner background to join our team.


    You will work alongside people as passionate as you, focused on delivering the best possible customer experiences. You will work in a highly collaborative environment primed to adapt to an ever changing landscape and which places technology solutions at its core.


    You will thrive, you will think differently, you will challenge convention and have the freedom to act with integrity, intention and speed; you will be at the forefront of developing capabilities in support of Allstate’s global business model; you will deliver results and you will leave things better than you found them. In this role you will have full accountability for the successful delivery of projects within your portfolio in addition to management of your next level leaders and other direct reports.


    This is an exciting role for anyone already in this space looking for a new challenge or for those with a relevant background wanting to progress their career working with top global talent in a progressive technology company servicing the US insurance market.



    Responsibilities include (but are not limited to)


    Global Leadership


    • Builds long-term relationships within the global team and amongst peers
    • Models and creates an environment of trust, accountability and innovation for direct reports and peers
    • Establishes vision, direction, and specific objectives for team efforts; provides the freedom to accomplish objectives
    • Embraces ambiguity and leads employees through changes to the operating model
    • Encourages a shift to a Product Mindset
    • Executes HR-related processes and develops staff through coaching and mentoring and performance feedback.
    • Continuously looks for ways to ensure teams include the best talent


    General Management & Decision Making


    • Sets and executes team strategy, including objectives, plans and policies for area of responsibility so as to develop and deliver innovative solutions and systems in support of Enterprise goals.  Communicates strategy to the team so they understand their role in achieving the established goals.
    • Manages day to day work of employees by leveraging data to drive delivery outcomes. This includes monitoring budgets, expenses and scope to facilitate project delivery and support for complex projects of critical importance.
    • Works closely with decision makers in other departments to identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support cost-effective technology solutions for all aspects of the organization.
    • Makes decisions that have an impact on quality or effectiveness of business activities beyond their immediate team.
    • Initiates and implements continuous improvements in all areas of IT responsibility. 
    • Proactively anticipates risks / issues and develops preventive measures.
    • Analyzes long-term impact of new or anticipated strategies and contributes to Allstate business and functional strategy.


     Business Partner Management


    • Influences direct reports, clients, service providers and peers to successfully deliver on business commitments.
    • Partners with others in their organization to set and manage expectations; continually seeks opportunities to be a thought partner and increase internal business partner satisfaction and deepen relationships.
    • Negotiates solutions for issues that may be complex or controversial.
    • Adapts communication approach for audiences at multiple internal and external levels.



    So, what are the essential criteria to apply?


    • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK'
    • Minimum of 5 years as a Project / Program management practitioner in multiple technology environments and / or consulting experience of technology solutions delivery
    • Minimum of 5 years of global people or technical leadership or equivalent experience leading a team or working in a team oriented collaborative environment
    • Demonstrated track record in delivering multiple complex projects and / or programs
    • Excellent Analytical and Strategic Skills
    • Exceptionally strong stakeholder management experience and ability to influence upward to VP level
    • Demonstrated experience leading significant organizational change efforts


    We also have some desirable criteria


    • Third level IT/Engineering/Management Degree or HND
    • Significant experience delivering using multi-methodologies eg. agile scrum/XP
    • PMP, CSP, CSM, SAFe Agilist, SPC certification or equivalent certifications
    • Human Capital Planning and Financial Forecasting
    • Capacity Management & Resource Allocation



    What we offer


    As Digital DNA’s Workplace of the Year 2020 & 2022 winners, we offer a generous benefits package that includes flexible annual leave entitlement, dental and healthcare insurance, an attractive pension package and discounts on gym memberships, public transport and parking.


    Allstate invests heavily in your development, as an employee you will have access to multiple world-class learning platforms and courses from our award-winning in-house Learning & Development team.


    We pride ourselves in providing clear career paths and opportunities for internal mobility allowing you to further develop within the organisation.


    We encourage a better work life balance and you’ll have the opportunity to apply for various flexible working arrangements.



    Statement on Fair Employment and Equal Opportunities


    Allstate NI wishes to ensure equal opportunity is given to all job applicants.  This company will not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender (including gender reassignment status), sexual orientation, religious belief, political opinion, marital status, age or disability.


    We are an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as women are currently under-represented in our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from women. All appointments will be made on merit.


    Applicants should note Allstate NI complete AccessNI background checks on all candidates offered a position.



    The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 2nd September 2022

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