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Reputation Lead Consultant more...
Location:Northbrook, IL
Company:Allstate
First posted:June 08, 2017 (last updated 2 weeks 23 hours ago)
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Where good people build rewarding careers.

Think that working in the insurance field cant be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. Youll help us reinvent protection and retirement to improve customers lives. Well help you make an impact with our training and mentoring offerings. Here, youll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in ways you never thought possible. And youll have fun doing it. Join a company of individuals with hopes, plans and passions, all using and developing our talents for good, at work and in life.

Job Description

Be passionate. Be a leader. Most importantly – do meaningful work. 

The Team:

In Corporate Relations, we:

•    Tell Allstate’s iconic story and bring the voice of Allstate to life through internal and external strategic communication.
•    Know the business and work closely with business leaders as thought partners, continuing to strengthen Allstate’s reputation, strategy and culture. 
•    Provide world-class communications counsel to advance issues and initiatives important to our stakeholders. 

We’re a group of talented, creative, passionate and strategic individuals that work together to achieve our common goals. We’re research-based, outcomes-driven and business-focused, and dedicated to professional development at all levels.
 

The Part You Play:

The Reputation Lead Consultant will help build and protect Allstate’s reputation by leading stakeholder research from start to finish, and analyzing and communicating findings. This role also leads integration and supports department communication for Corporate Relations.

Responsibilities:
 

Research Leadership:
–    Project-manage Allstate’s reputation research process 
–    Develop a variety of reputation research presentations and creative communications to share reputation reports with a range of audiences 
–    Co-develop strategies to reach stakeholder reputation goals and draft strategic messaging
–    Ensure data is accurate and displayed in an accessible way
 

Measurement and Reporting:
–    Measure the effectiveness of communications, projects and processes; make recommendations for ongoing improvement
–    Develop reputation risk reports
 

Communications: 
–    Prepare and execute on communication plans to disseminate research findings, including leading meetings and formal briefings with internal stakeholders
–    Support/lead department communications 
 

Integration:
–    Lead integration strategy for Corporate Relations
–    Manage Corporate Relations’ centralized templates, tools and resources
–    Continually research and stay abreast of communication best practices; find creative ways of sharing them with colleagues
 

Relationship and Partnership Management: 
–    Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders across the company
–    Proactively reach out to internal stakeholders to add value through our research
–    Monitor and communicate reputation best practices and trends to Corporate Relations and business partners

Job Qualifications

Job Qualifications:

  • Six or more years of relevant experience, which includes stakeholder research, corporate communication and message development
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, communications or a related field. Candidates with degrees in research, analytics or data visualization or related fields will be considered with demonstrated success as a communicator.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite; Advanced abilities with PowerPoint, Publisher and the Adobe suite preferred
     

The ideal team member will have …
 

An analytical mind. Do you love drawing connections between seemingly disparate pieces of information? Come join us!
 

An eye for design. You don’t have to be a pro, but if you know how to put together a clean design, you’re the one we’re looking for. Bonus: If you have a background in visual displays of data, show us what you can do!
 

A love for (or at least a strong desire to learn!) public speaking. If you’re able to put yourself out there and speak knowledgeably and professionally to groups large and small, you’ll fit right in.
 

A head for strategy. You need to think at least six steps ahead in this job! Can you look at the big picture? Can you see how the pieces fit together? Can you anticipate potential roadblocks?
 

A detailed nature and an aptitude for organizing. Can you keep track of multiple workstreams and deliverables at once? Can you find that one file we made for that meeting with that one group last year … or was it two years ago?
 

A love of communication. If you’re all about getting the right message to the right people in the right way at the right time, you’re one of us. 

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 thats 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, youll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

Learn more about life at Allstate. Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn or watch a video.

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

Effective July 1, 2014, under Indiana House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1242, it is against public policy of the State of Indiana and a discriminatory practice for an employer to discriminate against a prospective employee on the basis of status as a veteran by refusing to employ an applicant on the basis that they are a veteran of the armed forces of the United States, a member of the Indiana National Guard or a member of a reserve component.

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It is the policy of Allstate to employ the best qualified individuals available for all jobs without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender expression, disability, and citizenship status as a veteran with a disability or veteran of the Vietnam Era.

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