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Risk Manager - MIAMI MARLINS (Miami · FL)

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Position Summary: 
Direct involvement and accountable for risk management activities and concerns affecting the Club.  Accountable for achieving strategic objectives to ensure effective hazard risk management for the Club—these are typically insurable risks that are traced back to the MLB league-wide insurance program as well as the purchase of Club-individual insurance programs (e.g., Excess D&O, Player Life & Disability Insurance). 

  • The Risk Manager will own the process of identifying and analyzing the risk/insurance challenges and overseeing the implementation of the risk solutions that help optimize the Club operations.
    • Duties will entail oversight for the day-to-day activities of events taking place on the property, to ensure full compliance of all federal, state, and local regulations. 
  •  The Risk Manager will collaborate closely with Legal, Finance, Operations, and various other departments to ensure that risk management procedures, protocols, and strategies are implemented.  
    • Responsibilities include management of all claims brought against the Club, not limited to workers’ compensation claims for players (Major League and Minor League), front office, foreign operations, and California cumulative trauma claims; general liability claims; automobile property damage and liability claims;  and property insurance claims.  
  • The Risk Manager will also implement and actively promote all Club loss control activities such as annual property insurance inspections and assist with running emergency planning exercises. 
  • The Risk Manager will manage relationships with MLB risk management office, Club risk management peers, third-party service providers including insurance brokers, and pertinent risk management program administrators.  
  • The Risk Manager is responsible for preparation of annual loss trend reports; insurance budget administration; updating risk management policy documents and providing governance to third-party Club audit process.  
  • The Risk Manager provides oversight for player and executive life and disability insurance program which is managed to provide financial hedge against Club’s contractual obligations and protect Club from unexpected player catastrophic loss of life or injury.
Essential Functions:
  • Mitigate the Club’s risk exposure to loss by coordinating all claims-related activities as well as resolving claims at the least possible cost by supervising insurance claim handling, risk transfer techniques, and in-house claim settlements
  • Maintain involvement with all Club activities and conduct risk assessments to provide risk reduction recommendations and enhance policies, procedures, and risk management best practices
  • Manage accountability in the administration of Club’s workers compensation claims, including  international (Dominican Republic) claim management strategies critical to the Club’s claim loss mitigation in this area of operation
  • Maintain and update workers compensation procedures for claims reporting, documentation, and litigation management, including in-house management of moderately complex claims within settlement authority
  • Manage relationships with claims adjusters, insurers, outside legal counsel, and other claims related parties
  • Ensure statutory workers compensation reporting requirements are achieved and negotiate contracted pricing for workers compensation medical services and related benefits  
  • Manage all insurance renewals for auxiliary lines of coverages not included in the MLB league wide program
  • Conduct insurance claim reviews to ensure adequate claim reserving and complete evaluation of league-wide premium loss true-up related to all league-wide claim loss experience
  • Work closely with athletic trainers and Baseball Operations to enhance workers compensation best practices
  • Assist in the development of training with respect to regulatory matters, operational policies, and procedures, in order to become a leader in best practices for risk and control standards
  • Work closely with Ballpark Operations to ensure compliance with MLB Best Stadium Operations Practices, including providing governance for third-party operational audits
  • Provide project coordination with external consultants and support various Club departments in the organization and review of documentation as required for the Club’s application for SAFETY Act Designation
  • Issue Club certificates of insurance and track all vendor certificates of insurance to ensure compliance with Club’s insurance requirements as specified in Club agreements/contracts
  • Review and modify as needed all vendor insurance requirements as part of Club’s vendor sourcing process
  • Evaluate risk profile for all Club game activations and non-baseball events; provide recommendations to ensure compliance with risk management best practices
  • Respond to all legal requests related to litigated insurance claims and player grievance cases
  • Generate bi-annual risk management reports for senior management to highlight risk management program trends and results 
  • Assist with development of Club philosophy for insuring large dollar and multi-year player contractual obligations with purchase of Critical Asset Protection, Accidental Death, Disability, and Life Insurance products
  • Administer the Club’s vehicle lease programs and related regulatory vehicle registrations and insurance documentation
Qualifications & Requirements:             
  • Strong writing skills, analytical ability, and oral communication skills required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Strong organizational skills and an ability to work in a fast-paced environment required
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and a person who is positive, team-oriented, & self-starting required
  • Ability to work extended hours and/or weekends as required by deadlines and event scheduling
Suggested Education & Experience Guidelines:
  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree or equivalent work experience in risk management/insurance administration function
  • Five (5) years of senior level experience working within insurance/risk management department
  • Certified Risk Manager (CRM) and/or Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designations

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.