Axalta Coating Systems

Global Director of Risk Management & ERM

Posted Date 2 months ago(3/19/2020 12:41 PM)
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Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. ("Axalta," or the "Company"), is a leading global manufacturer, marketer and distributor of high-performance coatings systems.  With over a 150-year heritage in the coatings industry, Axalta is known for manufacturing high-quality products with well-recognized brands supported by market-leading technology and customer service.

Over the course of the Company's history, Axalta has remained at the forefront of the industry by continually developing innovative coatings technologies designed to enhance the performance and appearance of customers' products, while improving the customer's productivity and profitability. Axalta's diverse global footprint of 50 manufacturing facilities, four technology centers, 47 customer training centers and more than 14,000 team members allows the Company to meet the needs of customers in over 130 countries. Axalta serves its customer base through an extensive sales force and technical support organization, as well as through approximately 4,000 independent, locally-based distributors. The Company's scale and strong local presence are critical to its success, allowing leverage of the technology portfolio and customer relationships globally while meeting customer demands locally.

Axalta operates its business in two operating segments: Performance Coatings and Transportation Coatings, serving four end markets, including:  Refinish, Industrial, Light Vehicle and Commercial Vehicle, across the following four regions: North America, EMEA, Latin America and Asia-Pacific.

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Primary Responsibilities

Lead Axalta’s Risk Management function, including managing traditional risk management programs as well as creating an enterprise risk management infrastructure.  Work with senior management to instill a risk management culture that is consistent with Axalta’s growth vision.  The position will report to the Vice President, Treasury, Investor Relations and Strategy.


  • Risk Identification and Management
    • Ascertain corporate and operational risks that can be mitigated with insurance and make recommendations regarding insurance, self-insurance, avoidance strategies, and hazard reduction strategies.
    • Identify single points of failure within operations and supply chain and develop mitigation strategies.
    • Partner with operating units and corporate functions to stay current on changes that may impact risk management and support programs and initiatives to reduce total cost.
    • Evaluate the benefits of a captive insurance company and implement if deemed appropriate.
    • Work with agents, brokers, consultants, and insurance company representatives to optimize the programs.
    • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal requirements regarding insurance.


  • Enterprise Risk Management
    • Continue the development of Axalta’s Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) process and educate the operating units regarding ERM and its role in the business.
    • Maintain a risk inventory, risk profile, and risk tolerance guidelines for the operating units.
    • Work to develop and present the global risk program to the Board along with senior management.
    • Establish and implement a risk assessment process.
    • Lead or direct periodic risk audits in all areas of the Company.


  • Claims Management
    • Oversee insurance claims administration by third party administrators (TPAs) and manage the process to ensure timely and appropriate resolution.
    • Monitor performance and participate in periodic reviews of TPAs.
    • Provide claims data analysis to operating units to assist them in improving their loss experience.
    • Review and validate claims experience information for insurance program submissions, renewals, and actuarial reserve analysis.


  • General Management
    • Partner closely with Legal, Finance, Real Estate, HSE, and Human Resources departments.
    • Manage total cost of risk; develop budgets and forecasts.
    • Identify, develop and deliver insurance and risk analysis reporting to leadership team.
    • Analyze and report on risk management matters to Axalta’s senior leadership.
    • Support HSE initiatives across the company.
    • Review insurance clauses in major business and financial contracts.
    • Direct budget preparation, allocations to business units, actuarial claims development, reporting, and internal and external presentations.
    • Work with Legal to advise on coverage issues and liaise with insurance carriers.


  • Travel approximately 15%



Minimum Requirements

         Bachelors degree with significant coursework in mathematics, engineering, business or related fields.

  • Minimum of 7 years work experience in risk management and insurance, at least 5 years in a corporate functional role.
  • Broad experience in assessing risks related to and purchasing insurance for property, casualty, business interruption, D&O, fiduciary, medical, life, product recall, third-party liability, e-commerce, workers’ compensation, employment practices, crime, environmental auto, and cargo.
  • Must have significant international experience within the risk management role.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations and accreditation standards.
  • Industry accreditations preferred, such as Professional Risk Manager (PRM), Associate in Risk Management (ARM), Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), or Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst (CERA).


Required Skills:

  • Outstanding leadership and executive presence.
  • Superior problem solving and analytical skills (both quantitative and qualitative).
  • Knowledge of statistics, data collection, analysis, and data presentation.
  • Excellent oral and written presentation skills, including high level of proficiency in PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Keen ability to develop strong personal and professional relationships at all levels within an organization and to work effectively with senior leaders in business and corporate functions.
  • Ability to effectively multi-task in a fast-paced environment; strong process orientation.
  • Focused, organized, results-oriented individual.


“Please note that Axalta Coating Systems will not accept any candidate profiles sent unrequested and unsolicited by recruiting agencies. Axalta Coating Systems collaborates with preferred providers based on framework agreements and will not pay any fees to recruiting agencies without an agreement. Should Axalta Coating Systems receive a candidate profile form a recruiting agency with which there is no framework agreement, and should the respective candidate be considered or hire, this will not entitle the recruiting agency to claim payment or fees.”


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