Risk Control Managing Consultant

Location Name MN, Minneapolis - 222 S 9th Street - Suite 2700
Date Posted
4 months ago(3/30/2020 10:12 AM)
Berkley Agribusiness
Primary Location
Risk Management

Company Details


Berkley Agribusiness is a provider of property and casualty insurance solutions for select commercial agribusiness and food accounts and is a subsidiary of the W. R. Berkley Corporation, a Fortune 500 company recognized as one of the most respected names in the property casualty insurance industry.


About W. R. Berkley Corporation W. R. Berkley Corporation, founded in 1967, is one of the nation’s premier commercial lines property casualty insurance providers. Each of the operating units in the Berkley group participates in a niche market requiring specialized knowledge about a territory or product. Our competitive advantage lies in our long-term strategy of decentralized operations, allowing each of our units to identify and respond quickly and effectively.



The Risk Control Managing Consultant is the highest level individual contributor field position within the Risk Control organization.  The role is highly visible to our largest accounts, agents and programs. Incumbent will consult, coordinate services and evaluate commercial operations across a broad spectrum of large risks.  Frequently interacts with owners, managers, employees, agents and underwriting to determine the type and level of exposures present and controls needed. Determines customer’s ability to control the exposures by gathering information through physical surveys, program audits, loss history analysis, comparison to industry standards and customer interviews. Provides training, mentoring, specialized technical advice and counsel to staff on service planning and stewardship. Assists underwriting with risk selection and ongoing account management.

  • Manage the risk control process on large account acquisition, renewal and service across the spectrum of assigned risks, and programs.  Facilitate and coordinate cross-functional account stewardship activities to ensure stewardship best practices are met. 
  • Survey commercial operations for property, liability, workers compensation and business auto hazards and controls.  Evaluate physical conditions, safety practices, and hazardous situations according to knowledge of consensus standards, established underwriting guidelines and governmental regulations. Leverages Safety experience and technical expertise to report on large or complex operations. Observes business operations and management practices to determine safety issues and hazards.  Analyzes history of incidents and evaluates scenes of accidents to determine root causes and to consult in development of accident prevention programs. Measures insured area(s), calculates frontage, records description and amount of stock, and photographs or drafts scale drawings of properties to identify factors affecting risk acceptability and insurance premiums.  
  • Prepares timely service plans, written reports and correspondence of findings and recommendations for risk improvement. 
  • Consults with insured in regard to activities and programs to control losses and improve safety. Confers with employees of insured, provides informational materials and conducts training as needed to induce compliance with safety standards, codes and regulations.
  • Prepares and assists in the completion of assigned file audits utilizing the internal toolkit audit system. Provides training, mentoring, specialized technical advice and counsel to internal staff regarding regulations, hazards and controls associated with area(s) of expertise.
  • Serves as a Stewardship and Service Subject Matter Expert to the largest accounts.
  • Position will not have direct reports
  • Position can be worked remotely T


Education & Experience

Bachelor's degree with emphasis in food safety/quality, occupational/industrial safety, agricultural science, engineering or insurance; or ten years of professional experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Possesses in-depth experience in large account servicing and account coordination.  Extensive training and presentation experience required.

 Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Expert knowledge of insurance coverages, local, state, and federal regulations pertaining to safety (DOT, FDA, USDA, NFPA and OSHA regulations)
  • Strong relationship and consulting skills required to interact with underwriting, claims, agencies, policyholders and vendors
  • Demonstrates creativity, strong business acumen, critical thinking, problem analysis and problem resolution skills
  • Works effectively with all levels and can easily build new relationships
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including presentation skills
  • Ability to lead and get results through others
  • Strong collaboration skills and teamwork minded
  • Ability to thrive in a self-directed, fast-paced environment that continuously adapts based on customer need
  • Ability to travel frequently including overnight travel to accounts across the United Stated
  • Strong organizational, prioritization and desk management skills
  • Ability to mentor and assist in development of risk services staff
  • Regularly and consistently demonstrates commitment to company values and guiding principles  
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook; company business systems and various analytical tools to evaluate data. 



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