With over 130 store and warehouse locations and more than 7,500 associates across the U.S. and Canada, Crate and Barrel is a dynamic and growing multi-channel furniture and housewares retailer. So we can continue to help others love how they live in moments that matter, the iconic brand is looking for a driven and passionate professional to raise the bar and join our Financial department as a Insurance & Risk Analyst, located in our Northbrook, IL corporate office.
Manage all aspects of commercial general liability and property claims and is primary liaison with legal, adjuster and other relevant parties.
Review contracts and make recommendations for minimum insurance requirements provision of many functionally different business contracts.
Responds to daily insurance/risk related inquiries to our retail stores, warehouses, franchise partners, shareholder and other parties.
In collaboration with the Treasurer, support the annual insurance renewal process of all (non-health) company-wide policies, including gathering all documentation, providing forecasts/estimate, facilitating underwriters inquiries with cross-functional teams.
Support and maintain the Risk Information Management System (RIMS).
Improve, enhance and grow system to leverage program return.
Provides recommendations for the development and implementation of safety and risk mitigation programs.
Performs timely and accurate reconciliations for many insurance receivable and liability accounts.
Budget, review, reconciliation and insightful reporting of company’s insurance expenses.
Support cross functional efforts of identifying and promptly addressing adverse trends (i.e. store-related incidents, product claims, environment changes, etc.).
Recommend and implement (or improves) risk related documentation/guidelines and related processes. Identifies and alerts management of policy or control related deficiencies.
Actively engage associates at all levels of company to support safety efforts and help create a culture that promotes sound risk management.
Bachelor’s degree or related experience
Exposure to insurance, risk management or related field preferred
Possesses a good understanding and ensures compliance of internal controls, policies, guidelines and procedures
Excellent (written and oral) communicator for insurance and risk inquiries, alerts and announcements
Takes initiative and eager to learn
Strong multi-tasker and detail oriented
Excellent customer service and time management skills
Ability to escalate or resolve issues appropriately
Actively engage associates at all levels of the organization to support safety efforts and help create a culture that promotes sound risk management
Possesses strong skills in; Microsoft excel, RIMS software administration, Peoplesoft and other Microsoft and google products
Excellent oral and written communication skills (English)
The job description and other aspects of the job listed on this job posting should not be construed to contain every function/responsibility that may be required to be performed by an associate in this job. Associates are required to perform other related functions as assigned.
About Crate and Barrel
At Crate and Barrel, we help people love how they live in moments that matter. Founded in 1962, the Crate and Barrel family of brands, including CB2, is an industry-leading home furnishings specialty retailer, known for exclusive and functional designs celebrating all things home.
A leader in omnichannel retail and direct marketing, we believe in the experience of physical stores and embracing the customer experience by offering inspired living across all of our platforms. From curated product sourcing and production to custom delivery and set-up in more than 90 countries, our 7,500 talented associates form the dynamic teams that keep our company running and growing.
Today, the Crate and Barrel family of brands are owned by the Otto Group, a Hamburg, Germany based global family of retailers and retail-related service providers focused on digital innovation, technology, sustainability and corporate responsibility. We operate over 100 stores throughout the U.S. and Canada, and hold international franchise locations in six countries.
To learn more about Crate and Barrel, visit www.crateandbarrel.com.
To become a part of our family of brands, visit our careers site at www.jobs.crateandbarrel.com and www.jobs.cb2.com