Combined Insurance Careers

Manager, Workforce Management

Chicago, Illinois
Operations/Administration


Job Description

Combined Insurance, a Chubb Company, is seeking a Manager, Workforce Management to join our fast-paced, high energy, and growing company. For nearly 100 years in the insurance industry, our company has been passionate about serving our customers and providing them peace of mind and protection when they need it the most. Come build your career here, along with other positive, hard-working, talented professionals—just like you!
 
JOB SUMMARY:
The mission of the Combined Operations team is to provide quality service to our customers and producers that provides a competitive advantage in the market and supports revenue growth for both existing and new sales channels and markets. Our vision for Operations is to be a unified customer-focused organization emphasizing integrated service, cost effectiveness, efficiency and value.
The Operations Strategy & Performance group is responsible for developing key strategies to improve the effectiveness of our Operations in the U.S. and Canada, providing the project leadership and support needed to implement these strategies, and assisting the Operations team with thought leadership and other consulting assistance as needed. The group also provides key support activities related to operational performance and quality including resource planning, scheduling, capacity management, performance measurement and reporting, quality assurance, etc.
The Manager, Workforce Management role is a leadership position within the Operations Strategy and Performance group reporting to the COE Lead. This role is responsible for developing our workforce management policies, processes and procedures as well as managing the organization responsible for execution.
  1. RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Lead the development of our workforce management function, including but not limited to forecasting, headcount requirements, scheduling and time tracking.
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of our workforce management system.
  • Create and maintain documentation of all workforce management policies, processes, procedures and responsibilities.
  • Provide oversight for the creation and maintenance of models to forecast resource needs.
  • Work closely with business leaders and Finance to plan and manage staffing levels.
  • Lead the development of effective “People” metrics (e.g. employee utilization, productivity, shrinkage, and schedule adherence).
  • Provide management with timely, relevant and accurate reports.
  • Monitor performance and collaborate with management and key stakeholders to identify, plan and implement actions to optimize employee productivity and utilization.
  • Influence decision-making to improve overall performance in the Contact Centers.
  • Research workforce management best practices and develop appropriate recommendations to improve demand forecasting, capacity planning and employee utilization at Combined.
  • Train and guide management as needed.
  • Recruit, hire and direct a small team of Workforce Analysts.
  • Train, coach and mentor team members on a continuous basis for improvement and development.

COMPETENCIES

  • Problem-Solving – Takes an organized and logical approach to thinking through problems, breaking down complex issues into manageable parts and looking beyond the obvious to get at root causes.
  • Solution Development – Understands business problems and requirements and develops practical, cost-effective solutions and recommendations.
  • Continuous Learning / Improvement – Demonstrates a desire and capacity to expand expertise, develop new skills and grow professionally as well as think of better ways to do things.
  • Adaptability – Ability to re-direct personal efforts in response to changing circumstances and being receptive to feedback.
  • Results Orientation – Effectively executes on plans, drives for results and takes accountability for outcomes.
  • Relationship-Building – Is helpful, respectful, approachable and team-oriented, building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
  • Influencing Others – Ability to influence others with facts, trend analysis and other supporting data, to negotiate effectively to effect win-win outcomes, and to engage and motivate team members.
  • Business Acumen – Understands the relationship between the activity and the business / customers impacted and applies business knowledge.
SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated management and leadership
  • Ability to manage and influence resources outside one’s span of control
  • Strong knowledge of workforce management software; experience with Verint is a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office; strong Excel and PowerPoint skills
EDUCATION:
  • Bachelor’s Degree is required; Master’s in Business or Management is preferred
  • 5-10 years of progressive leadership and management experience in a workforce management function
OUR BENEFITS
As a Combined corporate employee, you have access to one of the most comprehensive benefit plans in the business, designed to meet your needs and help you reach your financial goals. Our Company is committed to supporting its employees with a comprehensive compensation package that is appropriate in the market where they work. Below are several of the many benefits we offer our employees: 
Health insurance
Dental insurance
Tuition reimbursement
A company-match 401(k) plan
Disability insurance
Life insurance
Employee referral bonuses
ABOUT COMBINED INSURANCE
Combined Insurance is a leading provider of individual supplemental accident, disability, health and life insurance products. With a field sales force and corporate staff in excess of 5,000 people worldwide, Combined Insurance meets the growing coverage needs of policyholders around the globe. We pride ourselves on being customer-centric, people-driven, accountable, performance-minded, and ethical. We invest in our employees and take the time to focus on their development, needs and career aspirations.
Our parent company is one of the world’s largest multiline property and casualty insurers. With operations in 54 countries, the Company provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients.
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Job Posting - Aug 10, 2018, 10:51:11 AM