Risk Manager

at Packing Corp of America in Lake Forest, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Risk Manager

Lake Forest, IL 60045, USA Req #20204

Monday, July 1, 2024

As a Fortune 500 company, Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) is an ideas and solutions company. Our corrugated packaging business seeks to be the leader in helping our customers – large and small – package, transport and display products of all kinds. Our white paper business delivers Paper With Purpose by providing the highest level of customer service and operational excellence. We have approximately 15,000 team members in more than 100 locations in the United States that strive to meet the local needs of our customers. Our mission is to serve the needs of our customers, today and tomorrow, with products and services that exceed expectations for performance and environmental responsibility. People – Customers – Trust The Risk Manager will assist in the managing of the property, casualty, and workers’ compensation insurance functions for the company. This includes determining property and business interruption values, managing liability claims in conjunction with the legal department and the insurance company, and managing the workers’ compensation cases case management program. This position will work with the Sr. Dir to manage relationships between brokers and vendors, as they relate to PCA. Negotiate and place all insurance policies. Manage the claim process. Utilize conceptual and analytical skills to assist the corporation in reaching its strategic goals. The Risk Manager must have the skills to assist the company in reducing risk to an acceptable level. Packaging Corporation of America is the third largest producer of containerboard products and a leading producer of uncoated freesheet (UFS) paper in North America. We operate eight mills and 86 corrugated products plants and related facilities. We are headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois and operate primarily in the United States. Principal Accountabilities:

+ The Risk Manager is responsible for providing policy, procedure, instruction, and guidance for the company’s workers’ compensation program.

+ Coordinates the preparation and administration of workers’ Compensation, Property and Liability claims. Analyzes all available information associated with the case. Obtains additional information as necessary from company personnel, vendors and other outside sources.

+ Works closely with internal or external legal counsel on claim resolution.

+ Analyzes and delivers claim information which influences risk behavior, through performance metrics and benchmarking.

+ Works closely with brokers to review, evaluate and place insurance policies including the Officers and Directors, Crime, Employment, Mexican Insurance, Marine, Property, and Aviation policies as well as Workers’ Compensation, Auto, Liability, and Umbrella policies.

+ Evaluates property and liability risks of potential acquisitions as related to due diligence for insurance coverage.

+ Additional responsibilities as required.

+ The Risk Manager is responsible for knowing and following policies and procedures of the company; for sharing information that would benefit other members of the team; and for finding ways to improve the delivery of service to our customers.

+ As a member of the EH&S and Operations group, and the PCA Team as a whole, the Risk Manager is expected to continually strive to strengthen our business philosophy ofMeeting needs, exceeding expectationsfor our customers. This includes supporting ourCommitment to Servicewhich involves doing what’s right for our customers, focusing on strategies that add value and support growth, and keeping the promises that we make.

Decision Making: The Risk Manager on a daily basis must recognize and address issues/problems. Therefore, the Risk Manager must have a skill set that includes analytic and strategic skills, knowledge of the corporate policy/culture and the Risk and Insurance industry. Urgent decisions related to contracts, due diligence, emergency responses, negotiation and settlement of large cases are included in the Risk Managers responsibility. The Risk Manager should be aware of the impact these decisions will have on the Corporation and always communicate with executive management in advance. The Risk Manager will also assist in making decisions with other departments in the company. Therefore, team building, trust, leadership and interpersonal skills are imperative. The Risk Manager’s responsibilities also include evaluating and (properly) approving funds for reserving and settlement of cases. Interactions with Customers and Contacts: It is crucial to build a relationship of trust with internal and external customers and vendors. Those contacts and customers depend on the Risk Manager for direction and counsel. Communication and dependability are key. Motivation and trust will be the result. Requirements:

+ Education equivalent to a bachelor’s degree preferably in risk management, business, finance or mathematics.

+ A minimum of five years’ experience in property, casualty, and workers compensation administration with a minimum of three years management level responsibility.

+ Solid working knowledge of Federal and State workers’ compensation laws and processes.

+ Previous exposure to the legal process involved in claim disputes.

+ Strong financial and business analysis skills.

+ Strong negotiation skills with the ability to evaluate insurance coverage and responsibility.

+ Strong inter-personal skills with the ability to network and build relationships with individuals of various experience and corporate levels both within and outside of the company.

+ Above average written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate to multiple audiences and purposes.

+ Strong working knowledge of Risk Management applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, Teams and PowerPoint.

+ Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple requests simultaneously.

+ Strong problem-solving skills with ability to create alternative solutions and meet deadlines.

+ Strong listening and evaluating skills.

+ Strong organizational skills.

+ Able to travel to various locations as necessary.

+ Previous experience working in a team environment preferred, or a strong understanding of the importance of open communication and information sharing among co-workers.

Allqualified applicants must apply at to be considered.

PCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.


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Job Posting: JC261064574

Posted On: Jun 10, 2024

Updated On: Jul 15, 2024

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