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Job Description

The Direct Marketing Program Manager (Executive Advantage Marketing Manager) is a high-profile member of the Marketing Program Delivery team within Digital and Regional Marketing. This role will provide overall program oversight of a $75M EA card program for agents, lead the development and execution of new vendor offerings, negotiate key Executive Advantage contracts and pricing for agencies, manage a focused relationship with our card partner – Citibank and maintain key priorities of overall program to provide brand, grow and manage tactics for the overall "Executive Advantage program" within Allstate.


In alignment with corporate goals, specific responsibilities for the Direct Marketing Program Manager (Executive Advantage Marketing Manager) will include:

  • Acting as a thought leader for the overall Executive Advantage team;
  • Provide strategic direction for new marketing concepts and strategies for Executive Advantage;
  • Achieve results through creating a high-performance environment within the Executive Advantage team;
  • Influence and contribute to the strategic direction of senior leadership through formal and informal communication;
  • Lead or oversee multiple cross-functional projects and programs of various types and sizes simultaneously;
  • Recommend and secure needed project funding; oversee budget management;
  • Manage agency expectations and ensure that delivery meets expectations;
  • Collaborate with leaders in other areas on resource capacity and allocation across efforts;
  • Exercise independent judgment and decision-making while staying aligned with clients and management;
  • Understanding agency, regional and industry insights / trends that impact existing vendor offerings currently in EA program and/or the development of new offerings to agencies based on determined need;
  • Developing and finalizing program features and specifications based on agency needs and alignment with business strategy;
  • Conducting early analysis on opportunities with key stakeholders to determine if a given initiative can be functionally developed and executed;
  • Effectively collaborating with internal stakeholders and external partners to develop strategic, tactical and operational support of innovative offerings and solutions;
  • Understanding implications, risks and benefits of various alternatives, drawing conclusions, developing mitigation strategies and making recommendations for appropriate courses of action;
  • Creating business case to expand existing offerings and/or create new offerings (ROI, opportunity assessment, channel impact, strategic alignment, success metrics, etc.);

Job Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 7 years of marketing experience and demonstrated leadership. In addition, the candidate should have the following characteristics:

  • Advanced strategy development;
  • Creative problem solving with strong business judgment and financial acumen;
  • Development and implementation of key initiatives that drive measurable business results;
  • Strong communication and project management skills;
  • Experience implementing technology-based programs is highly desirable. 
  • Marketing subject matter expertise with strengths in brand, research, and design;
  • Ability to interpret and explain analysis results to decision-makers as well as general employees;
  • Ideation facilitation experience;
  • Advanced organization and project/program management skills; ability to manage cross-functional projects with a high degree of autonomy;
  • Advanced relationship management and leadership skills;
  • Advanced interpersonal communication skills;
  • Advanced writing skills;
  • Advanced presentation development and delivery skills;
  • Content creation skills, including advanced skills in PowerPoint, Excel, and Word;
  • Advanced financial acumen;
  • Insurance industry knowledge a plus.
  • Management Experience
  • Profit and Loss experience
  • Educational Background:

    A bachelor’s degree is required. An MBA is highly desired but not required.

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

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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.

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Allstate generally does not sponsor individuals for employment-based visas for this position.

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