Headquartered in Dallas Texas, Ecobat is a global multi-billion dollar, privately owned manufacturing company with operational facilities in 13 countries across Europe, Africa and the United States. The Company is a world leader in the production of lead, lead alloys and the recycling of lead batteries. Ecobat has been in business over 40 years and as a result of an aggressive acquisition strategy has grown to become the largest producer and recycler of lead in North America and number two in Europe.
The Company’s core is centered on 13 smelters with an average annual output of 840,000 tons of lead (13% of worldwide production). At each of its facilities, Ecobat utilizes the latest cutting-edge technologies to assure highly efficient and environmentally sustainable production of the highest quality lead and lead alloys.
Lead recycling is a key component of the Ecobat’s capabilities, enabling the Company to recover and repurpose over 99% of the metal collected in the recycling process. More than 80% of Ecobat’s lead production is pure lead, which involves the manufacture of refined lead from scrap lead sources. Ecobat maximizes the value derived from its lead recycling operations by converting what would have been waste into other products that it sells or recycles. These products include silver, gold, sodium sulphate, zinc, aluminum and polypropylene. Additionally, Ecobat actively supports the lead industry with value-added research in major initiatives to continue driving the lead sector to a greener, more sustainable future.
Ecobat has partnered with premier financial firms; Golden Tree Asset Management and Fortress Investment Group, to support their continued growth and expansion.
Insurance & Risk Management functional leadership and coordination across geographic and functional boundaries of company, including the c-suite, Finance, Treasury, Accounting, Legal, Risk Engineering & Safety and Operations. This is a hands-on position to: manage a ~$20M cost of risk that is largely property and workers’ compensation intensive; facilitate a continuing integration of global operations; develop, promote and govern standard operating procedures across the company; provide subject-matter expertise and consulting to operations and leadership; assess and control insurable exposures; design prudent and cost-effective coverage; drive effective risk financing strategy and procurement; and engage with brokers, underwriters, TPAs and other functional vendors. Role will be supported most-directly by an Insurance & Claims Coordinator.
Foster collaborative enterprise-wide business partnerships to promote a global culture focused on cash and risk mitigation and to establish Treasury as a globally centralized shared services function.
Maintain and develop risk management framework throughout the organization.
Manage, negotiate and interact with internal partners across all organizational levels and a wide array of external relationships insurance underwriters, insurance brokers, legal counsel, technology vendors and investors.
Collect and analyze key exposures and risk metrics throughout the organization from both inter-departmental and geographic standpoints.
Provide cross-functional support to departments like Legal, Finance, and Human Resources to ensure the organization effectively complies with strategic goals and drive risk management efficiency
Identify and formulate processes to periodically and proactively assess potential risks to the organization and support the organization
Negotiate and review terms in all insurance policies for various lines of coverage, with the objective of managing and transferring risk, minimizing the total cost of the insurance program; determine retention levels and limits of insurance
Work closely with the Human Resources, Legal and Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) to manage claims handling and drive down total cost of risk
Support enterprise risk management (ERM) initiatives including risk monitoring, risk mitigation, emergency response and business continuity
Monitor and optimize the appropriate levels of risk financing versus risk retention
Liaise with and oversee independent third-party insurance and risk providers to ensure those partners understand and align with organizational goals and drive the most-competitive outcomes
Ensure adequate and timely insurance and risk due diligence through mergers and acquisitions
Periodically test key controls to determine the operational effectiveness of key controls that mitigate critical strategic risks
Lead and prepare materials for c-suite committees and executives .
Support the direction of the Treasurer on ad-hoc assignments.
Scope and Impact
This position’s responsibilities support maintenance of critical internal and external relationships with a focus on the business imperatives related to risk mitigation.
12+ years of relevant professional work experience demonstrating growth in experience (required), including at least 5 years of relevant experience in international insurance and risk management (non-brokerage/underwriting) within the industrial sector with no less than a $10M cost of risk.
Demonstrated technical experience in corporate insurance, risk management and claims management across multiple lines of coverage including property, general liability, workers compensation, environmental risk, cyber risk, directors & officers’ liability, employment practices liability and international insurance (required)
Demonstrated technical experience in loss sensitive programs, including retention analysis, loss forecasting, cost modeling and interpreting/applying actuarial reports in support of insurance financial management (required). Captive experience preferred.
Strong leadership and communication skills, including demonstrated ability to engage and consult to c-suite, and coordinate and inspire internal, external and cross functional teams
Excellent planning, organization, time management, prioritization, problem solving, and multitasking skills to accomplish deliverables on a timely basis
Must thrive in a matrixed reporting organization that operates in a dynamic, non-investment grade, global business environment.
Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration required;
Professional designation(s) are preferred.
Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
As the world leader in battery recycling and lead production, we leverage cutting-edge technologies and our network of facilities and service providers to develop innovative products that meet the ever-growing demand for more efficient and reliable energy storage solutions. We are guided in everything we do by our commitment to the well-being of our team members, partners, communities, and the planet.