Allstate

Associate Strategy Consultant

Posted on Mar 19 343 views Northbrook, IL


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.

Everything we do at Allstate is driven by a shared purpose: to protect people from life’s uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams. For more than 89 years we’ve thrived by staying a step ahead of whatever’s coming next – to give customers peace of mind no matter what changes they face. We acted with conviction to advocate for seat belts, air bags and graduated driving laws. We help give survivors of domestic violence a voice through financial empowerment. We’ve been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection. We are the Good Hands. We don’t follow the trends. We set them.

The Role

Your Day to Day:

Do you enjoy working in a dynamic, team-based environment, where no week is the same as the last? Are you interested in applying an analytical mindset to identify and track trends, synthesize insights, and provide actionable recommendations to senior leaders? Associate Strategy Consultants play a vital role across all phases of wide-ranging, top-of-mind strategic initiatives (e.g., identification, hypothesis-development & testing, and guiding execution). The ideal candidate will embrace the unknown and the undiscovered, with a desire to think outside the box to fashion and deliver creative solutions to inspire and transform the way Allstate goes to market.

Your Team:

Join a fast-paced, diverse team of strategists responsible for assisting the Marketing, Innovation, and Corporate Brand (MICB) leadership team in the development and dissemination of our business strategies and operational priorities. The role offers a unique opportunity to directly support the senior leadership (including the C-suite) of a Fortune 100 industry leader in shaping strategic goals to enhance corporate growth and profitability.

What’s in it for You?

Join an industry on the precipice of change and focus your efforts on engaging work, while being supported by a management team that cares deeply about your personal and professional growth. You will be provided great exposure to key parts of the business (e.g., Finance, Marketing, Sales, Product, Analytics), enabling you to build a multi-faceted, well-rounded professional foundation with a complete strategy consulting toolkit. As you hone your strategic-thinking and problem-solving skills, you will build proficiency in crafting relevant messaging aimed upward (e.g. to the Board of Directors and senior executives), outward (e.g. to other functional areas in the enterprise) and downward (to the marketing organization).


What Will Success Look Like?

As an Associate Strategy Consultant, you will serve as an integral member of a problem-solving project team assigned to unravel complex challenges and frame solutions to help develop growth strategies in a highly competitive industry. You will work collaboratively to design and execute strategic analyses, engage with leaders, perform competitor and industry research, formulate hypotheses, and test conclusions to drive these growth strategies forward. As a part of the team, you will:

  • Support strategy & business planning processes and assist with developing strategic capabilities across the organization
  • Contribute to the development of visually engaging, fact-based documents to facilitate cross-functional team discussions
  • Design and execute strategic analyses to validate and support positions put forth by key stakeholders, extracting insights and transforming them into easily digestible visuals and narratives
  • Conduct and synthesize research to help develop and articulate Allstate’s position on strategic issues
  • Provide support on ad-hoc requests from across the enterprise
  • Partner with other members of the Strategy team to proactively develop position papers on key and/or emerging topics for leadership
  • Develop a strong understanding of our departmental and enterprise goals/objectives to ensure that deliverables ‘speak’ in the language of key stakeholders
  • Maintain an awareness of key performance measures (both internal and external), and actively seek to incorporate these in deliverables to provide contextual relevance
  • Facilitate strong decision making by crafting and delivering (both in written and oral form) executive-level communications

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job does not have supervisory duties


Preferred Qualifications

Education and Experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree; fields with a quantitative bent (e.g. Economics, Finance, Risk Management, etc.) preferred
  • 0-2 years of related experience (via internship, case study, or prior employment) working in a strategy or analytics function with experience supporting multiple stakeholders
  • Prior exposure to the insurance industry is a plus, but is not required

What qualities do you bring?


  • Trailblazing Team-Player

    : Highly collaborative work style with an ability to think like an owner, and bring an entrepreneurial spirit to the team
  • Detail Oriented

    : Uncompromising attention to detail
  • Analytically Minded

    : Ability to simplify and structure complex and ambiguous problems
  • Natural Communicator

    : Excellent writing and verbal communication skills, with the capability to formulate a clear point of view on complicated issues, and create a concise and well-written narrative
  • Deeply Inquisitive

    : Endless intellectual curiosity and agility that lends itself to the ability to leverage information from multiple sources to triangulate and synthesize information and develop actionable insights
  • Disruptor

    : Proclivity for pushing the team to think in new ways and challenge the status quo
  • Self-Starter

    : You have an aptitude for identifying opportunities and taking decisive action to drive progress within a dynamic environment with multiple workstreams in-flight simultaneously
  • Active Listener

    : You seek to understand multiple perspectives
  • Familiarity with standard business software applications (e.g., PowerPoint, Excel)

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

 

Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands®.


 

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that’s just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy. For a full description of Allstate’s benefits, visit allstate.jobs/benefits/
 

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