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Associate Risk Control Consultant

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2019-2052
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1
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US-IA-Cedar Rapids
:
6/17/2019
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Risk Control
:
50%
Yes
 
 

Overview:

UFG offers you an award-winning workplace and a trustworthy, financially stable company. While we’ve always known our commitment to employees and financial stewardship, it is good to have others recognize our dedicated efforts. We've been named an Iowa Top Workplace by the Des Moines Register for four consecutive years, and included on Forbes’ “America’s Most Trustworthy Financial Companies” every year since 2014. Additionally, UFG is a super-regional property and casualty insurer rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company.

 

The associate risk control consultant will assess and manage the company’s exposure by serving as the risk management business partner between the company, agents and our customers. You will review, evaluate and assess small to mid-size operations, level of risk presented by those operations, existing exposures and controls, and the effectiveness of the customer’s application of those controls. 

Responsibilities:
  • Evaluate the operations of small to mid-size commercial accounts to assess the level of risk and identify potential loss producing conditions and practices for multiple lines of commercial insurance as well as the presence and effectiveness of controls.
  • Consult with underwriters on the conditions identified and completes written risk assessments in accordance with internal quality assessment guidelines.
  • Analyze the loss history of accounts to identify loss sources, trends in accident frequency and severity, reach meaningful conclusions from the analyses, and provide a clear summary of those analyses to customers, agents, and underwriters. When applicable, develop effective risk reduction recommendations and/or ongoing risk management objectives.
  • Provide ongoing risk management services for customers in need of risk management support and strive to ensure customer’s level of risk is being adequately managed.
  • Develop effective and ongoing communication with internal business partners and agents to ensure the conveyance of timely information for new and renewal business opportunities as well as consultative communication with customers. Prepare professionally written business letters to communicate activities to external customers and agents including managing recommendations developed and submitted to reduce and manage the level of risk.
  • Efficiently manage work scheduling in order to meet both internal and external customer needs.
    Prepare and present technical presentations and risk management training programs to internal and external customers on a variety of risk management topics and issues.
  • Conducts agency visits to build relationships discuss account or book of business issues and market UFG’s products and services to support territorial business needs.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, risk management/safety or other related field preferred
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Associate in Risk Management (ARM) highly preferred. Coursework and/or active pursuit of either designation helpful

Experience:

  • 2+years of commercial lines work experience
  • Prior risk control or safety experience highly preferred

Knowledge, skills & abilities:

  • Understanding with nationally safety codes and standards as well as appropriate state regulations in reducing the level of risk for customers.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication ability and skill, in addition to successful experience communicating ideas to others.
  • Technical knowledge of OSHA, NFPA, FMSCA standards.
  • Understanding commercial lines insurance coverages are preferred.
  • Ability to travel and meet with customers and agents to assess and maintain risk.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with customers and agents and encourage the implementation of risk management strategies to reduce the level of risk and the potential for loss.
  • Must be able to build effective business partnerships with internal team members, agents and policyholders.
  • Ability to quickly establish credibility and rapport with all others
  • Must have valid state-issued driver’s license in good standing and be able to drive an automobile.
  • Demonstrate a proficiency in usage of computer tools including: Internet research applications, Microsoft Office, work management system, etc.


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