Are you a strategic thinker who can convey a vision and influence decisions? Do you have the ability to build relationships, create strategic alliances, persuade and negotiate outcomes? The Port's Risk Director is an exciting opportunity to set the direction and the implementation of an Enterprise Risk Management program (ERM) and Business Continuity Program (BCP). This position will oversee the Port's exposure through the identification of key and emerging risks and evaluate alignment with the risk strategy and appetite. While ensuring through an effective BCP that the Port is able to mitigate business disruption during an emergency or unforeseen event.
Successful candidates will bring their passion and ability to recognize and analyze problems, manage ambiguity, weigh associated costs, risk and business objectives and make meaningful choices and recommendations in a dynamic environment. They will be able to share and explain plans that translate into meaningful actions and results. This person will have strong leadership skills, be team-orientated, and have good humor in the workplace, who understands and wholly embraces our commitment to diversity, and inclusion and advancing practices, strategies and policies that achieve equitable outcomes for all.
SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide strategic direction for the Port's ERM program (Operational, Financial, Strategic, and Hazard), establishing an ERM Framework that supports the achieved of the Port's strategic objectives
Responsible for the development, implementation, and oversight of risk management framework
Formulate risk management policies, procedures, and standards in conjunction with executive leadership, ensures that the policies and procedures support industry best practices and are in compliance with any applicable laws, statues, regulations, and Port policies
Provide strategic direction for the Port's BCP operating framework, including risk assessment, business impact analysis, training and awareness, and program improvement
Coordinate with key stakeholders to ensure the success and effectiveness of the BCM and ERM program including executive management, business units and other operational & support functions such as information technology, legal, human resource
Design and implement risk management analytical tools, practices, and policies to measure, manage, track and report risks to key internal and external stakeholders
Direct the Port's Risk Analysis Program to identify, mitigate and finance business and operational risks through contractual risk management, purchase of insurance and/or development of self-insurance programs
Direct the Port's Claims Management Program to ensure the proper and efficient handling of property and casualty claims and self-insured workers' compensation claims
Build and manage a high performing team of risk professionals through recruitment, training, coaching and performance management
Perform financial management functions to include effectively managing a departmental budget and approving payments for executed leases, purchase and other contracts as authorized by the Port policies and procedures
At least 10 years of experience in risk management including ERM and BCP, risk analysis, loss control, and claims management with 5 years' in a senior management capacity. Bachelor's Degree in business, risk management or public administration is desired, a Master's degree preferred OR any combination of education and relevant experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the job duties (required)
Associate in Risk Management (ARM) or Certified Risk Manager (CRM) (required)
Advanced knowledge of Risk management principles, techniques and their application in a multi-faceted organization
Working knowledge of ERM and BCP principles; risk management and applicable areas such as contracts, claims management, legal, and financial management concepts including budgets, financial statements; human resource concepts including labor agreements, employment practices, compensation and benefits; information technology concepts including data management systems, crisis management and business recovery
Ability to obtain a valid Oregon/Washington Driver's License
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Demonstrate the Port's commitment to valuing differences among individuals and a passion for being inclusive.
Successfully initiate, design and implement high visibility programs
Recommend levels of risk retention and insurance; apply risk control theories to create prevention, reduction, enablement, and enhancement tactics
Lead and unify a technically and interdisciplinary team to achieve a common goal
Build business relationships, strategic alliances, and partnerships and be able to secure mutual benefits
Being a proven team leader and showing the utmost respect for others
Project and time management skills with the proven ability to work in a cross functional, matrixed and diverse workforce environment
Effective oral and written communication skills to explain complex technical data, influence decisions, persuade and negotiate outcomes
Understanding and skilled at exercising fiduciary responsibilities
High emotional intelligence skills to listen and manage conflicts, attain a compromise while building trust and achieving goals
Diversity and Inclusion: At the Port, we don't just accept difference; we value and support it to create a culture of inclusiveness and fun. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
EEO/Affirmative Action Policy Statement: The Port of Portland is dedicated to maintaining and improving a work environment, which extends equal opportunity to all individuals, regardless of their race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or sexual orientation. Employment decisions shall be made in such a manner as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity and to comply with state, federal and local laws. We affirm through this policy statement our continuing commitment to the principles of nondiscrimination and affirmative action.
Veterans Preference: Under Oregon law, qualified veterans may be eligible for veterans preference when applying for Port of Portland positions. If you are a veteran and would like to be considered for a veterans preference for this job, please provide the qualifying documents as instructed during the application process.
Background Checks and Drug Testing: The Port of Portland will conduct background checks and/or drug tests for positions where such tests are required by regulation and for other highly sensitive positions.
ADA Accommodation: Accommodations will be considered for applicants or candidates with a qualifying disability that prevents them from participating in this process. Accommodations will be made where the Port can reasonably do so without imposing an undue hardship on the business or compromising the integrity of the recruitment process. An applicant with any disability who believes that he or she needs an accommodation should contact Human Resources at 503.415.6690
Established in 1891 by the Oregon legislature, the Port today owns four marine terminals, three airports (Portland International, Hillsboro, and Troutdale) and five business parks. The mission of the Port is to enhance the region’s economy and quality of life by providing efficient cargo and air passenger access to national and global markets, and by promoting industrial development. The Port is an 800-employee, 24/7 operation with more than $1.6 billion in marine and aviation transportation infrastructure and real estate assets that generates nearly $250 million in annual revenues.