Berkley

Sr. Risk Services Representative

Location Name IA, Urbandale - 11201 Douglas Avenue
ID
2021-4848
Date Posted
3 weeks ago(3/24/2021 8:48 AM)
Company
Berkley Agribusiness
Primary Location
US-IA-Urbandale
Loc2
NE, Omaha
Category
Risk Management

Company Details

 

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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.

 

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.

Responsibilities

Surveys commercial agribusiness operations and consults 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. Assists underwriting with risk selection and ongoing account management.

 

  • Surveys commercial agribusiness properties such as buildings, industrial operations, agribusiness operations, and commercial vehicles to evaluate physical conditions, safety practices, and hazardous situations according to knowledge of safety standards, established underwriting guidelines and governmental regulations. 
  • Utilizes experience and technical expertise to survey large or complex operations as requested by Operations. Observes business operations and management practices to determine safety issues and hazards.
  • Analyzes history of accidents and claims and inspects scenes of accidents to determine 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 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.   
  • Maintains knowledge of the industry through association involvement.  Maintains knowledge of regulatory standards (OSHA, DOT) and local and national codes (NFPA) through participation in continuing education opportunities.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university with emphasis in occupational/industrial safety, agricultural science, engineering or insurance.
  • Five - Eight years property/casualty risk control experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Working knowledge of insurance coverages, local state and federal regulations pertaining to safety (OSHA, DOT, NFPA). 
  • Training/presentation experience desired. 

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