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Vice President Risk and Claims Management in Dallas, TX at MV Transportation

Date Posted: 9/23/2021

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MV Transportation is seeking an experienced Vice President of Risk and Claims Management to lead strategic initiatives of the risk and claims management team and partner with our Operations stakeholders to evaluate and assess programs, compliance, and risks. In this highly visible role, you will work closely with the Legal, Operations, Safety, and Procurement teams to ensure that risk mitigation countermeasures are effective to ensure continued safety and compliance for MV and our clients.

Claims management is our focus in 2021 and beyond, so we would like to hire someone who is very focused on claims cost control. Our priorities will be resolving claims that MV is liable for the lowest cost possible while partnering with the nation's leading defense firms and experts to defend claims where liability defenses exist. MV Transportation will take an aggressive approach defending claims that we are not responsible for. We expect to take this position on both liability and workers compensation claims. Additionally, we want to utilize the data from any claim to improve our safety program and fine tune internal policies and procedures.

Communication and teamwork with our VP Safety, TPA and broker will be a key requirement.

The Vice President of Risk and Claims will roll up their sleeves and leverage their acumen in claims and litigation management, knowledge of regulations, expertise of insurance coverages, insight into industry standards, and their experience in risk assessment and mitigation to create and influence MV's policies and strategies while ultimately improving the safety of our employees and the general public and positively impacting our financial success.

Responsibilities:

  • Create an integrated risk framework for the entire organization.
  • Assess risk throughout the organization.
  • Quantify risk limits.
  • Develop plans to retain, transfer and mitigate risks.
  • Advise on directing capital to projects based on risk.
  • Assist functional managers in obtaining risk mitigation funding.
  • Monitor the progress of risk mitigation activities.
  • Create and disseminate risk measurements and reports.
  • Partner with MV's insurance broker to market MV Transportation to insurance underwriters to build key relationships and maximize premium savings.
  • Communicate to key stakeholders regarding the risk profile of the business.
  • Work with MV's insurance broker to determine the types and specifics of the various insurance policies that the organization should buy based on MV's risk appetite and corporate visions.
  • Recommend any alternative insurance structures, coverages or retention levels based on the evolving insurance market and MV's trajectory.
  • Educate MV's Executive Team about insurance program alternatives for final approval.
  • Supervise MV's Workers Compensation and Liability Program Managers and provide support for the Risk Team. Be involved with team workloads, authorities, and staffing models to determine hiring needs within the team.
  • Actively manage TPA adjusters and defense counsel on claims reaching specific thresholds and report status regularly to MV's Executive Team.
  • Review RFPs and proposed contracts to determine MV's compliance with insurance requirements.
  • Coordinate with MV Finance Team to determine insurance rates for contracts, insurance premium payments and claim reserving.
  • Conduct due diligence on a target company that may be acquired, with respect to its risk management practices and claims history.
  • Engage with strategic and operational team leaders to offer recommendations for strategies that tie to risk management.

Talent Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in business, policy, risk management or related field.
  • 10+ years of risk management, regulatory engagement, or similar discipline experience including engaging with external stakeholders.
  • Self-starter who can develop strategic direction, plan effective tactics, and deliver specific results.
  • Exceptional, demonstrated project management experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand varied and complex business processes and technologies.
  • Highly effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; demonstrated ability to interact at all corporate and divisional levels.
  • Ability to create factual, relevant, and easily understandable talking points and other messaging, and persuasively deliver it to relevant audiences.
  • Must be flexible and demonstrate good judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Intelligently build a course of action, analyze trade-offs, and provide recommendations.
  • Ability to prioritize workloads and maintain a strong attention to detail in a fast-paced environment.
During the course of employment, employees may receive and have access to confidential information. All employees are expected to respect and maintain the confidentiality of non-public customer and business records and any other information that MV classifies as confidential.

MV Transportation is committed to as policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity and maintain employment statistics on applicants.

Where permissible under applicable state and local law, applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test and background check after receiving a conditional offer of employment.

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