Lead Product Manager

Posted on May 13 Charlotte, NC 321 views

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.

Job Summary

Data, Discovery, and Decision Science (D3) is the research and analytics organization at Allstate. We are solving some of today’s most complicated analytics problems, making the lives of our Allstate colleagues easier and more productive, and driving our mission to deliver targeted insurance solutions to our customers. We are avid about learning new ways to get the most value from our massive data resources and leading-edge technology. We are partnering to incorporate analytics into every aspect of the enterprise. Developing ourselves and others is key to our success. In D3, you’ll be surrounded by 330+ tenacious and intellectually curious colleagues in an inclusive culture that encourages you to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.

The Product Manager Lead is responsible for leading 'day to day', 'sprint to sprint', 'release to release', 'product to product' and 'portfolio level' activities, related to building data products and/or software products/services. The role works with a medium/large agile team to represent the customer in defining requirements within agile ceremonies. The Product Manager must understand the product/service vision by managing and prioritizing the product backlog. The product Manager has the ability to manage and mentor junior Product Managers with some support.

Key Responsibilities

⦁ Structures strategic conversations, Drives Business Area Strategy, is the Go/to Expert for Product & Business Area
⦁ Writes thought leadership emails, Communicates clearly in group meetings, Writes and gives presentations to enterprise
⦁ Leads and facilitates business area processes, Proactively solves potential problems with other product teams
⦁ Uses basic story writing, bugs, roadmap mgmt. tools, Uses basic analytics, Constructs prototypes successfully
⦁ Describe value add (KPIs) with support
⦁ Can shift PM capabilities between products
⦁ Writes specs/stories for major products with little-no errors, Delivers major products with little-no bugs on time, Achieves successful product delivery outcomes consistently
⦁ Leads in-person or remote interviews without bias to collect use cases, uses remote tools successfully
⦁ Prioritizes data-driven decision making to influence product direction
⦁ Able to empathize successfully with different user types to reach successful product conclusions
⦁ Ability to manage and mentor associate PM's with some support
⦁ Supervisory Responsibilities:
⦁ This job does not have supervisory duties

Job Qualifications

⦁ Education and Experience
⦁ 4 or more years of related experience
⦁ Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
⦁ Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
⦁ SAFe Agilest, SAFe PO/PM, 3Back, or formal Agile certification training preferred but not required
⦁ Functional Skills
⦁ Demonstrated ability leading teams (agile teams preferred).
⦁ Basic understanding of product development concepts.
⦁ Ability to create and facilitate formal presentations and demos to stakeholders.
⦁ Demonstrated clear, concise and effective verbal and written communication skills.
⦁ Demonstrated ability to collaborate with others across multiple office locations and develop strong stakeholder relationships.
⦁ Demonstrated ability to think critically and make sound business decisions.

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


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