Country Risk And Health & Safety Manager
Country : USA
State : New Jersey
County : Hudson County
Town : Secaucus
Category : Retail management
Contract type : Permanent
Availability : Full time
As a Country Risk and Health & Safety Manager, you are responsible for supporting the Sales & Profit in the Country by developing and maintaining the safety and risk management programs to deliver the Best Customer Experience in line with the Country Security focuses.
Acting as a leader with strong knowledge-based approach, you support the Country and Regional Teams to enable the Best Teams from a safety and risk perspective. You identify, analyze, and manage insurable risks and hazards. You define safety and risk solutions that help optimize operations while minimizing any financial impacts for the H&M Group.
You participate in insurance claims management for all lines of insurance. You are responsible for creating and implementing H&M standards, policies and procedures to comply with all federal, state, and local environmental and safety regulations to minimize accidents and health exposures to customers and colleagues for all brands.
This position is based in NY/NJ Support office within our Security Function and reports to our Country Security Manager.
Core Responsibilities includes but is not limited to:
People and Teams - Acting as a leader with strong knowledge-based approach, you support the Country and Regional Security Function Teams to enable the Best Teams from a safety and risk perspective. You identify, analyze, and manage insurable risks and hazards. You define safety and risk solutions that help optimize operations while minimizing any financial impacts. You work cross functionally with all functions involved in the safety and risk scope of work.
Leads the identification, communication, measurement, and management of company-wide safety hazards and risks.
Partners with all departments regarding incident reports and claims or self-insured losses.
Develops and communicates plans to address risks and loss events, including analysis of loss exposures and financial impact on the company when losses occur.
Partners with key stakeholders to develop and implement standards, processes, programs, and best practices related to safety and risk management.
Develops, implements, and maintains communication of the hazard control program, including maintenance of safety data sheets.
Develops, implements, and maintains contingency plans and procedures for controlling hazardous exposures in accordance with government regulations.
Assists Legal Department by acknowledging service of process, reviewing contract insurance language and resolving legal insurance cases.
Planning - You participate in insurance claims management for all lines of insurance. You are responsible for creating and implementing H&M standards, policies and procedures to comply with all federal, state, and local environmental and safety regulations to minimize accidents and health exposures to customers and colleagues for all brands.
Manages local insurance procurement and evaluates selection of local policies.
Develops and implements safety and risk management programs, policies, procedures, routines, trainings, and evaluates effectiveness of the control measures.
Manages relationships with third party service providers including brokers, attorneys, registered agent, underwriters, and claim administrators.
Coordinates and submits, as necessary, the gathering of insurance policy renewal data.
Investigates, resolves, and responds to all property and liability claims.
Provides timely notification of claims to insurance carriers.
Investigates, resolves, and responds to all occupational health and safety complaints and inquiries from OSHA or other authorities.
Ensures OSHA recordkeeping and reporting requirements are met.
Works with the company's insurance broker to respond to requests for certificates of insurance.
Identifies potential safety and risk exposures, recommends solutions, promotes health and safety, and maintains follow up.
Manages all phases of the claims process from intake and investigation through litigation, settlement, and/or trial, and consults and/or participates in negotiations, conferences and mediations with adjusting companies, outside legal counsel, staff, claimants, and other involved parties.
Manages the workers' compensation and incident reporting program and processes, reports claim to carriers, investigates fatalities and serious injuries, and monitors claim activity.
Participates in safety and insurance related inspections of warehouses, offices and stores, partners with key stakeholders to correct deficiencies.
Responsible for administration of H&M Auto Fleet Program.
Premium responsibility of up to $5M in Workers Compensation, Auto, and miscellaneous local insurance programs.
Premium responsibility of up to $4M in General Liability, Commercial Property, and Marine/Cargo insurance programs.
Claim management responsibility of up to $1M and Corporate Vehicle Program of up to $700K
What You'll Need to Succeed:
Bachelor's degree in Safety and Occupational Health, Business Administration or equivalent work experience
3-5 years of experience in Loss Prevention/Risk Management/Insurance or related field
Strong knowledge of H&M practices, policies and guidelines highly desired
Strong professional maturity and the ability to deal with sensitive and confidential information
Proficient in MS Office and Adobe Acrobat- Standard or Professional
Up to date knowledge and understanding of finance and accounting practices
Valid Driver's license
Required domestic travel at least 50% of the time
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.