AVP, Risk Management

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AVP, Risk Management

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Author pmnationtalk
Date July 4, 2022
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Zurich Canada
Location Toronto, ON
Category Miscellaneous
Client Zurich Canada
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AVP, Risk Management


Job Summary

Assists Zurich Canada’s Chief Risk Officer in implementing Zurich’s Enterprise Risk Management Framework and running an efficient and effective risk management function, ensuring a consistent and efficient adherence to the Group’s risk management framework. Supports promotion of a sound risk awareness culture by linking strategy, day-to-day business execution and reward system to risk, in order to support the decision making process for Zurich Canada.

Job Qualifications

• Bachelors Degree in Risk Management and 7 or more years of experience in the Risk Management area
• High School Diploma or Equivalent and 9 or more years of experience in the Risk Management area
• Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree in Risk Management and 7 or more years of experience in the Risk Management area

• 7 or more years in the insurance or financial industry, including experience in different technical functions
• Knowledge in risk management or risk engineering

• Technical skills in the area of market, credit, liquidity, asset/liability management and operational risks
• Ability to influence senior management
• Ability to multi-task
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Advanced Degree and/or professional certification in account, actuarial or risk management

Job Accountabilities – Key Accountabilities

• Provide senior risk management with information required to enable a 360 degree view of risk of the business or functional area in scope.
• Conducts risk assessments and investigations according to priorities assigned.
• Flag significant matters of concerning risks for assigned areas to senior risk management.
• Provide support in all risk management activities for Zurich Canada and represent the risk function in case of absence.
• Provide support for Risk Governance and Risk Reporting processes (for example Assurance Coordination, Risk & Control Committee, Risk Reporting).
• Provide support for Zurich Risk Policy Adherence and monitoring process .
• Provide support for and conducting operational risk management activities (for example risk assessments or implementing other risk framework components).
• Support Zurich Canada’s Chief Risk Officer in partnering with business/functional management.
• Compile risk reports based on available information, providing consistent and reliable information for risk-related decision taking.
• Support the risk management function in the promotion of the Group Risk Management Framework to ensure it is sufficiently understood and implemented in the organization

Job Functions
• Provide support in business continuity management activities for Zurich Canada
• Provide support in regulatory reporting process.

A future with Zurich

Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 148 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. We are a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. Today, we serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology and insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, Zurich strives to provide ongoing career development opportunities and foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our people, our customers and the communities we serve.

As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers’ expectations. Zurich is committed to providing a diverse, inclusive and barrier-free environment resulting in an accessible organization for employees, customers, and other parties who interact with, or on behalf of, Zurich. We strive to achieve a workplace free of discrimination of all forms, including discrimination on the basis of physical or mental disability, or medical condition. If you are interested in a job opportunity, please advise if you require an accommodation, so we can work with you to provide a more accessible process.

Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich Canadian Holdings Limited. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission.

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