Director of Risk Management

$120,000 - $140,000 yearly
Job Category: Administrative
Position Type: Direct Hire / Permanent
Work Model: In Office
Location: Oak Brook, Illinois
Job ID: 133566
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LaSalle Network has partnered with a leading light industrial manufacturing company based in Oak Brook, IL. They are looking for a Director of Risk Management who is dedicated to fostering a safe and healthy work environment while effectively managing workers' compensation claims and mitigating risks. Overseeing a team of 2, they are seeking an experienced and hands-on Director of Risk Management to lead the team in ensuring the highest standards of safety and who understands the volume and urgency of claims management in this industry. 


Director of Risk Management Responsibilities: 

  • Lead the comprehensive investigation, negotiation and resolution of claims, ensuring alignment with policy provisions, industry best practices and jurisdictional requirements 

  • Spearhead initiatives to foster a safe and healthy work environment, actively minimizing work injury costs 

  • Play a pivotal role in injury prevention, conduct thorough accident investigations and oversee the management and monitoring of claim activities 

  • Collaborate effectively with injured workers, medical providers, TPA, defense counsel, vocational counselors, nurse case managers and private investigators 

  • Oversee and monitor claims activity, working closely with carriers and TPA’s to ensure effective and efficient claim adjudication, including the pursuit of alternative light-duty assignments 

  • Conduct in-depth analysis of individual case information to determine appropriate responses and resolutions 

  • Act as a safety officer, coordinating a robust safety program that complies with legal and regulatory standards, serving as a liaison with agencies such as OSHA 

  • Evaluate and enhance risk management policies and protocols, providing recommendations for modifications and improvements 

  • Provide strong leadership, supervision and support to the workers’ compensation team, ensuring compliance with legal requirements, claims procedures and company policies 

  • Undertake additional job duties and responsibilities as assigned 


Director of Risk Management Requirements: 

  • Hold a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Risk Management, Human Resources Management, Employment Law, or a related field; or possess equivalent experience 

  • Possess industry certifications such as ARM, Certified Risk Manager, CSP, OSHA certifications, or other relevant qualifications 

  • Accumulate 10+ years of experience in risk management, insurance, or claims management, showcasing a proven track record of success 

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of policies, standards, laws, regulations and practices related to risk management, safety, insurance, loss prevention, claims management and hazardous materials 

  • Exhibit familiarity with the legal system pertaining to contract issues, small claims court and lawsuit processes 

  • Display knowledge of Human Resources laws and policies associated with workers' compensation, employee leave of absence, state and federal legislation 

  • Possess a solid understanding of OSHA and Hazardous Materials (HAZ MAT) laws and regulations 

  • Demonstrate awareness of industry regulations and best practices 

  • Showcase experience with operations reporting and procedures, highlighting strong analytical and organizational skills 

  • Proficiently navigate database and accounting computer application systems 

  • Communicate effectively with excellent written and verbal communication skills 

  • Bilingual in Spanish is a plus 


If this role interests you, please apply today.  


Thank you, 

Katie Binswanger 

Associate Principal 

LaSalle Network 

LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v.

LaSalle Network is the leading provider of direct hire and temporary staffing services. For over two decades, LaSalle has helped organizations hire faster and connect top talent with opportunities, from entry-level positions to the C-suite. With units specializing in Accounting and Finance, Administrative, Marketing, Technology, Supply chain, Healthcare Revenue Cycle, Call Center, Human Resources and Executive Search. LaSalle offers staffing and recruiting solutions to companies of all sizes and across all industries. LaSalle Network is the premier staffing and recruiting firm, earning over 100 culture, revenue and industry-based awards from major publications and having its company experts regularly contribute insights on retention strategies, hiring trends and hiring challenges, and more to national news outlets.