Director, Assigned Risk Operations - Assigned Risk Solutions

<strong>AF Group (Lansing, Mich.) and its subsidiaries are a premier provider of innovative insurance solutions. Insurance policies may be issued by any of the following companies within AF Group: Accident Fund Insurance Company of America, Accident Fund National Insurance Company, Accident Fund General Insurance Company, United Wisconsin Insurance Company, Third Coast Insurance Company, or CompWest Insurance Company.</strong>


AF Group

<p class="p1"><strong>AF Group&rsquo;s focused and passionate team uses industry-leading best practices, analytics and resources to manage risk and minimize loss for our policyholders while strengthening businesses with our valued independent agent partners.</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong>We strive to continuously increase the long-term value of our organization by outperforming our industry peers and fostering a culture of underwriting and claims excellence.</strong></p>

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Competitive Compensation and Benefits Package

Overview: <p>Working at&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Assigned Risk Solutions</a>&nbsp;or for any AF Group subsidiary is more than a job. It is a career at one of the most dynamic, innovative, and successful insurance companies in the nation. In fact, we&rsquo;ve been named a Best Place to Work in Insurance by Business Insurance magazine for a decade.</p> <p>The Director, Assigned Risk Operations, working closely with VP, Assigned Risk Solutions, to profitable grow the business and build relationships with key state agencies and NCCI. Leader will establish framework for departmental staff to provide excellent service to customers, focusing on continuous service improvement and continuous quality improvement specifically in areas of employer services. Responsible for managing customer relations, mentoring staff, strategizing on issues and business opportunities.&nbsp; &nbsp;<br /><br /></p> <p><strong>WORKING CONDITIONS:</strong></p> <p>Work is performed in an office setting with no unusual hazards. Travel required.&nbsp;<br /><br /><em><strong>Pay Range</strong> - Actual compensation decision relies on the consideration of internal equity, candidate&rsquo;s skills and professional experience, geographic location, market, and other potential factors. It is not standard practice for an offer to be at or near the top of the range, and therefore a reasonable estimate for this role is between $118,500 and $198,500.</em></p>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Work with VP of Assigned Risk Operations to develop and implement strategic plan, departmental P&amp;L and service goals and standards consistent with the team's mission and communicate to department. Work with each manager/supervisor to strategize and plan for achieving goals and objectives to improve service to customers and agents.</li> <li>Ability to handle large span of control across both policy and claim functional areas, multiple state and regulatory bodies and locations.</li> <li>Work on annual request for proposal process with various team members to ensure highest quality RFP is produced.</li> <li>Participate in the annual self-review audit process, as well as the onsite audit performed by regulatory/state organizations.</li> <li>Take a leadership role in achieving tactics established for department.</li> <li>Oversee and direct ongoing high-quality service (information sharing/problem resolution) to all customers.</li> <li>Oversee management of teams supporting servicing carrier operations across multiple states and multiple job functions.&nbsp;Establish performance goals and measures for department to achieve targeted corporate service objectives.&nbsp;</li> <li>Measure and assess departmental service levels to ensure that service levels are met/exceeded for customers.</li> <li>Report information regularly to VP of Assigned Risk Operations.</li> <li>Effectively coach staff. Develop action plans to improve service levels for customers on an ongoing basis.&nbsp;</li> <li>Take a leading role in the development of problem resolution and process improvement in the areas pertaining to overall customer satisfaction and service.&nbsp;</li> <li>Ability to establish, monitor and evaluate workflows and efficiencies; manage multiple projects and meet necessary deadlines.</li> <li>Provide vision, leadership, planning, project coordination and management for the development of a cost-effective department while concurrently facilitating efficient operations to meet current and future business needs within the organization.</li> <li>Represent company in community and industry programs and conferences.</li> <li>Upon request, function as the department head in the absence of the Vice President.</li> <li>Participate in the development of programs as a strategic partner that supports the company plan.</li> <li>Participate in development of annual departmental budget, monitor budget and identify budget discrepancies. Research cause and make recommendations.</li> <li>Responsibility for balancing workload to optimize the effectiveness of the department.</li> </ul> <br /> <p><strong>DIRECTION EXERCISED:&nbsp;</strong></p> <ul> <li>Directly supervises exempt and non-exempt staff in accordance with company policies and applicable Federal and State Laws.&nbsp;</li> <li>Responsibilities include but are not limited to effectively interviewing, hiring, terminating, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and counseling employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems; supporting and encouraging the engagement process.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <br /> <p><em>This position description identifies the responsibilities and tasks typically associated with the performance of the job. Other relevant essential functions may be required.</em></p>
Requirements: <p><strong>EDUCATION:<br /><br /></strong></p> <ul> <li>Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in insurance, business or a related field required. &nbsp;</li> <li>Continuous learning, as defined by the Company&rsquo;s learning philosophy, is required.&nbsp;</li> <li>Industry certification(s) or progress toward certification(s) is highly preferred and encouraged.</li> </ul> <br /> <p><strong>EXPERIENCE:<br /><br /></strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Ten years</strong>&nbsp;of progressively more responsible experience in a service support environment with demonstrated technical experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.&nbsp;</li> <li><strong>Five years</strong>&nbsp;of leadership experience in management required.&nbsp;</li> <li>Workers' compensation experience required.&nbsp;</li> <li>Prior Management of staff under a collective bargaining agreement preferred.&nbsp; &nbsp;</li> </ul> <br /> <p><strong>SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES (SKA) REQUIRED:&nbsp;<br /><br /></strong></p> <ul> <li>Knowledge of team building and employee motivation theories with the ability to effectively manage multi-functional employee teams.</li> <li>Knowledge of Workers&rsquo; Compensation statutes, rules, filing requirements.</li> <li>Ability to effectively work with multiple disciplines across the enterprise and participate in cross-functional groups and teams.</li> <li>Excellent oral and written communication skills.</li> <li>Ability to maintain confidentiality.</li> <li>Ability and proficiency in the use of computers and company standard software specific to position.</li> <li>Ability to perform other assignments at locations outside the office.</li> <li>Must demonstrate leadership ability and team building skills to effectively supervise professional and non-professional staff and interact with all levels of management.</li> <li>Ability to work with and empower others on a collaborative basis to ensure success of unit team.</li> <li>Ability to effectively exchange information, in verbal or written form, by sharing ideas, reporting facts and other information, responding to questions and employing active listening techniques.</li> <li>Ability to effectively present budgetary and/or cost information and respond to questions as appropriate.</li> <li>Ability to establish workflows, manage multiple projects, and meet necessary deadlines.</li> </ul> <br /><br />The qualifications listed above are intended to represent the minimum education, experience, skills, knowledge and ability levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities contained in this job description.&nbsp;<br /><br /><em>We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity is valued and we will not tolerate discrimination or harassment in any form. Candidates for the position stated above are hired on an "at will" basis. Nothing herein is intended to create a contract.</em>