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Risk Management Analyst Job Opening at Saltchuk - Seattle, WA

Who are we?
Saltchuk is a privately owned family of transportation and distribution companies committed to being the best in North America. Headquartered in Seattle, we seek people who share our values and take pride in being professional. We value safety, reliability, dedication to our organization, and industry- leading environmental innovation. We look for pride, integrity, grit, and approachability. If you’re looking for a long-term career, this is a phenomenal place to build one. Visit

Who are you? 
You are a self-starter who succeeds in a collaborative role, and you are eager for opportunities to grow within a family of companies. You have a working knowledge of basic insurance, finance, and accounting principles, but you are a master with Excel. You are also comfortable with risk management information systems. You are an excellent communicator, and can develop and manage relationships across all levels of the organization. 

The Role 
As a Risk Management Analyst, you will be responsible for insurance and risk management duties, along with managing the risk management information system (RMIS) for our family of transportation companies. You will be charged with multiple and ongoing insurance and risk management functions, such as claim tracking reports and deductible payments, cost of risk data gathering, updating exposure schedules and policy premium allocations. You will work closely with and support the Insurance Manager as well as the Senior Director of Risk Management. You will also be responsible for facilitating utilization of the claims and insurance policy modules of the risk management information system across all Saltchuk companies. We use Origami as our platform, and it is our database of record for incidents & claims, exposure & policy information and safety reporting statistics. You may also collaborate with other department, depending on their needs and use of Origami.

Responsibilities of a Risk Management Analyst 
  • You’ll work collaboratively with subsidiary companies to identify their RMIS needs, train personnel and implement solutions consistently across all companies and lines of coverage.
  • You’ll be the RMIS provider’s main point of contact, as this position is the company’s designated system administrator. 
  • You’ll develop and implement interfaces with subsidiaries’ internal systems, such as HR and Operations, and will implement downloads from external sources, such as insurer and TPA loss runs. 
  • You’ll implement RMIS policies and procedures developed by the company to ensure consistent claims administration, tracking and documentation across all companies and lines of coverage. 
  • You’ll facilitate RMIS audits by internal audit staff. 
  • You’ll manage monthly loss run review for claims within the company’s marine self-insured retention. This review is conducted between our broker and our risk management department. 
  • You’ll facilitate the annual Origami Users’ Conference for the Saltchuk family of companies. 
  • You’ll work with Finance to reimburse subsidiaries for self-insured retention claim payments within the marine program. 
  • You’ll work with the Director of Risk Management and the finance team to prepare a self- insured retention marine reserve worksheet at each actuarial report date (approximately four (4) times per year). 
  • You’ll review and confirm subsidiary deductible payments for deductible invoice reconciliation. 
  • You’ll assist with total cost of risk data gathering and reporting. 
  • You’ll assist with annual outside auditor reviews regarding RMIS claim procedures, claim payments and marine reserve tracking. 
  • You’ll assist the finance team with insurance policy invoicing and payments. 
  • You’ll assist on policy renewals with the Insurance Manager, which includes gathering and transmitting underwriting data to our insurance brokers, loss run requests and premium allocations.
  • You’ll assist with other claim tracking, policy audit reconciliation, and special insurance and risk management projects as needed.

There are some travel requirements, and we anticipate it will be about 15-20%: 
  • The annual Origami Users’ Conference (location varies).
  • Out of state travel: visit other operating company locations as needed for training and potentially a trip to Chicago to meet with Origami 
  • Local travel: Greater Puget Sound Area 

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree
  • We encourage the pursuit of AINS or AIS certifications
  • You have at least of two years of RMIS experience (preferably, Origami) 
  • You have at least two years of insurance and risk management experience 
  • You have project management, vendor management, organizational and planning skills with a keen attention to detail 
  • You have strong analytical and problem-solving skills 
  • You have the ability to develop and maintain interpersonal relationships, work closely with others, cooperate with others in a manner that recognizes the importance of team work in achieving company goals 
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • You have basic accounting or finance knowledge 
  • You have strong Excel skills 
  • You are proficient with MS Office applications 

What benefits does Saltchuk offer? 
You’ll get market-competitive benefits aimed at supporting you and your family: medical, dental and vision plans, life insurance, and disability benefits. We also practice generous 401(k) company matching to help you save for your future. 

All Saltchuk companies prohibit discrimination on the basis of race; gender, gender identity, or gender expression; sexual orientation; geographic background; national origin; culture; age; disability; veteran status; economic status; marital status; religious beliefs; or genetics.  

Excited? We'd love to hear from you. 

Riley Toher, HR Coordinator 

Posted October 8, 2018
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