People Readiness Manager (Remote/Home-Based Worker)

Posted on Oct 6 Northbrook, IL 139 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


The manager position is responsible for leading the Attract and Acquire component of the People Readiness value stream supporting a system mindset (end to end approach) for obtaining new employees and vended resources into the organization.  Areas of responsibility will include close partnership with the Delivery organizations to identify needs, talent acquisition to acquire talent while streamlining the process, procurement to determine options for potential sourcing solutions for upstaffing and the Design organization to build out the structure required to support anticipated work onboarding in the near term.  Tracks of work would include but are not limited to identifying and acquiring talent (internal and external), removing waste from the People Readiness Value Stream, determining support structure and roles required as we expand our footprint to support various initiatives.  This role has varying degrees of complexity as the position requires both service operations and strategic AOR partnership presence. This includes direct reporting relationships, virtual, and AOR relationship responsibility.     

Key Responsibilities


  • Develops strategies for continuous improvement necessary to positively impact the employee sourcing and selection, training
  • Leads efforts to improve speed to proficiency and waste elimination in the attract and acquire components of the People Readiness Value stream through experiential practices and process changes
  • In partnership with all Value Stream collaborators, materially improves the delivery and quality of “productive” representatives  
  • Serves as resource (SME) with other AORs which may influence decision making for value streams
  • Determines options on how to source talent, utilizing vended solutions as appropriate
  • Monitors health of the Attract & Acquire component of the People Readiness Value Stream; develops appropriate metrics for supporting organizational success
  • Extensive experience with Continuous Improvement, lean management, and business execution practices; leverage CI methodologies (e.g. weekly huddles, standard process, coaching and RCPS) to coordinate all functional areas and teams required to achieve and improve end-to-end value stream outcomes
  • Influences by providing appropriate direction, coordinating multiple strategic activities, monitoring program effectiveness and department performance, formulating and implementing action plans
  • Coordinates program management including strategy development, communication, and analysis, providing actionable recommendations
  • Demonstrates a proactive approach and establishes the position as an effective consensus builder among stakeholders/interested parties 
  • Establishes high performance standards for self, teams, and others; determines ways to measure accountability across the value stream
  • Encourages and actively pursues creative problem solving and enables others to challenge conventional processes or practices
Preferred Qualifications


Education and Experience 


  • 5+ years of experience preferably in contact center service operations
  • Management and leadership experience required
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred


Functional Skills


  • Knowledge of broad strategic frameworks to help shape and drive strategy formation and drive discussions and alignment across senior leadership teams 
  • Demonstrated track record of innovative change and implementation resulting in high levels of employee engagement and development, operational efficiencies yielding business value
  • Experience in Talent Acquisition and aggressive, large scale hiring efforts
  • Ability to lead diverse teams, both local and remote, and influencing business decision making across functions, within highly matrixed organizational structures
  • Experience leading teams that leverage Continuous Improvement methodology and Value Stream management
  • Strong knowledge / background in vended resource attainment and crafting Statements of Work, driven by procurement 
  • Ability to develop and articulate a compelling vision and generate consensus for decision making
  • Proven ability to influence decision making across large organizations and effectively drive and achieve business results
  • Possesses interpersonal and partnership skills
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills
  • Systems thinking
Compensation Data

Compensation range for this position is $91,800 to $159,300 per year, based on experience and qualifications. Other compensation includes AIP bonus.

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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