Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Akron, Ohio, ACRT, Inc. is an employee-owned, independent and client-focused utility vegetation management (UVM) consulting firm. Our primary objective is to help utilities provide safe and reliable electric service to their customers and members. We have been 100% employee owned since 2003.
The Risk Manager is responsible for identifying, evaluating, and analyzing all aspects of risks inherent to the operations of the Company. Incumbent will formulate, implement, and administer risk management strategies to mitigate and cost effectively manage those risks.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
•Develop, recommend and implement risk and loss control strategies, policies, and procedures to protect the human, physical, and financial assets of the Company.
•Research, review, and recommend the purchase of various liability, property, general, and specialty insurance policies.
•Identify external resources including brokers, insurance carriers, legal, and investigators as required.
•Manage claims in collaboration with insurance carriers, attorneys, brokers, and others as required. Direct investigations as required.
•Maintain, review, and provide as required Certificates of Insurance.
•Prepare and present training for corporate and field personnel on risk procedures and risk mitigation.
•Review and analyze new and proposed legislation that may impact our risk profile. Make recommendations to leadership team.
•Provide guidance to all Company functions regarding liability and risk.
•Review contracts and provide recommendations regarding the transfer of risk.
•Prepares and manages the annual risk budget including insurance, legal, and investigation expenses.
•Provide regular reporting to senior management on risk issues and insurance requirements.
•Serve as member of the management Steering Committee. Participate in Strategic Planning meetings.
•Serve as the primary point of contact for all risk issues and activities.
•Perform additional duties as assigned.
Education and Experience Requirements:
•Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Finance, or related field.
•Minimum of five years’ experience as a Risk Manager in a public or private firm.
•Knowledge of risk management principles, procedures, and techniques.
•Previous experience in evaluating expected losses and exposures, and conducting loss investigations.
•Previous experience in directing and coordinating the activities of external partners including insurance companies, brokers, and law firms.
Job Desirables (Education, Requisite Experience, Training, Certifications, etc.)
•Knowledge/experience in the insurance industry.
•Risk certifications desirable.
•Ability to effectively collaborate with corporate, field functions, and management.
•Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in written form.
•Ability to prepare and make effective presentations.
•Strong negotiation skills.
•Ability to analyze complex problems and develop effective solutions and alternatives.
•Ability to organize, coordinate, and direct initiatives related to the accountabilities of this position.