Berkley

Operations and Innovation Leader

Location Name AZ, Scottsdale - 14902 N 73rd Street
ID
2022-8013
Date Posted
1 month ago(10/27/2022 8:16 AM)
Company
Berkley Aspire
Primary Location
US-AZ-Scottsdale
Loc2
VA, Glen Allen - 4820 Lake Brook - Suite 200
Loc3
OH, West Chester
Category
Operations

Company Details

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Berkley Aspire is passionate about making excess and surplus lines business easy to transact.  We differentiate ourselves by continually innovating to bring market-leading technology and services to our agents and their clients.  From direct bill with installments, to not requiring renewal applications for 80% of our small business policies, we focus on making it easy, expeditious, and efficient for agents and consumers.

Berkley Aspire writes from small, minimum premium, policies to accounts over six figures.  We offer General Liability, Property, Inland Marine and Umbrella policies through Berkley appointed agencies in 49 states.

Responsibilities

The operations leader will drive operations, innovation, and process improvement across all regions. The individual selected for this position will work closely with all areas of the company to interpret business processes and identify control points needed to ensure compliance with company-wide compliance programs and contributes to the successful achievement of business objectives. This includes, but is not limited to, Enterprise Risk Management, Business Continuity Planning, and Emergency Response programs. In addition, this individual will manage and coordinate office operations for all Berkley Aspire offices. Contributes to the successful achievement of business objectives through development and execution of efficient and effective business processes. Oversee the operations for three primary regional offices. Drives change management implementation.

 

Specific Duties

  • Responsible for the execution of the company’s Enterprise Risk Management review
  • Responsible for the review, updating, and testing of our Business Continuity Plan
  • Responsible for adhering to reporting and recordkeeping requirements 
  • Manage team of two direct reports to including performance management and retention.
  • Recommend and execute procedural changes to improve overall office effectiveness
  • Exercise administrative judgment and assume responsibility for executive decisions
  • Monitor performance according to agreed standards and take necessary action to communicate/advise/assist in performance management
  • Review, define, and manage process workflows, policies, and procedures
  • Communicate and respond to internal and external customer issues
  • Develop self, and maintain knowledge in relevant field at all times
  • Plans, directs and executes the company’s vision by ensuring best practices are established, shared and utilized.  Recommends refining existing operations to ensure consistent and coordinated outcomes.  Ensures that continuous improvement processes are executed to support the achievement of business results and most importantly continued efficiency improvements and expense reductions.  Indirect leadership of cross functional teams will be expected.
  • Leads business operations through all stages; research, development and deployment for all Operation functions. Leads the development and deployment of vendor tools. Leads the change management planning, deployment and communications for innovative and new ideas.
  • Works in conjunction with the innovation team to execute and implement new ideas into the workplace and marketplace.  Will be the key leader in the change management process, from planning, developing, to execution and roll out.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with other Berkley operating units to capitalize on operation opportunities and efficiencies.  Demonstrates successful collaboration with operations teams and other Berkley operational wins.  Serves as liaison to facilities units, providing feedback and support as needed. 
  • Fosters a positive environment by modeling cultural expectations.  Attracts, coaches and develops talent.

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years relevant experience
  • Knowledge and experience with SOX compliance, business continuity and operations
  • Proficient in standard office software products, including but not limited to Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Must be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills
  • Skilled at setting priorities and meeting deadlines
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, constantly changing environment
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple, competing priorities effectively
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to indirectly lead people and influence others to achieve results
  • Strong Business Acumen, including sales and underwriting acumen
  • Marketing intelligence experience and application
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of small and middle market insurance products and coverages
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including presentation skills
  • Works effectively with all levels and can easily build new relationships
  • Demonstrated critical thinking, problem analysis, and problem resolution skills at both a strategic and functional level
  • Must be action oriented and have strong drive for results
  • Able to consistently demonstrate commitment to company values and guiding principle
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Ability to work outside normal work schedule to fulfill responsibilities
  • Ability to travel on an occasional basis
  • Valid driver’s license for travel.  Completion of or working toward AU, CPCU or similar designation.
  • Four-year college degree or equivalent experience in business administration, finance, accounting or related field

Additional Company Details

The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer.

Additional Requirements

Must be fully vaccinated and remain fully vaccinated against COVID-19. *, unless prohibited by law.

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