Director, Risk Management

Legal Los Angeles, California


Rexford Industrial is creating the position of Director, Risk Management who will report to the General Counsel. The Director, Risk Management has the exciting opportunity to help design this important new role to champion risk management policies and processes for the organization.

Responsibilities include:

  • Contribute to portfolio growth with solutions-oriented approach to environmental matters as the in-house expert on environmental risk and solutions, collaborating with internal stake holders and outside environmental consultants, counsel, and insurance
  • Oversee and track property risk over the asset’s lifecycle, from upfront environmental due diligence and risk analysis to remediation obligations to tenant exit environmental audits
  • Coordinate cohesive risk avoidance and insurance solutions with environmental counsel, brokers, and consultants
  • Conceive and implement key process improvement initiatives to mitigate strategic risks
  • Work with the General Counsel to implement a best-in-class enterprise risk management (ERM) system
  • Analyze and provide critical review of risk information that will be presented to executive management and the Board for completeness and accuracy
  • Work on ad-hoc analysis and/or reporting assignments related to aggregate ERM reporting as requested by business partners
  • Work on department initiatives to mature various aspects of the risk governance and risk reporting process
  • Responsible for insurance program management and renewal process, including application of best practices to our portfolio and vendors
  • Contract review
  • Coordinate insurance claims and tracking
  • Develop and deliver risk training

Requisite Skills:

  • 5 years of experience as a risk manager or environmental insurance underwriter or broker in commercial real estate
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in risk management, business administration or related field preferred
  • Strong knowledge of environmental risks related to real estate and strong technical aptitude and current on the ever-changing risk management language landscape
  • Knowledge of property and casualty insurance
  • Familiarity with the principles of enterprise risk management and enterprise resilience
  • Strong analytical, consultation and communication skills, with ability to communicate complex issues and manage key senior level stakeholders and business partners
  • Ability to work across departments to anticipate and manage risks
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Heavy business analyst/qualitative skills in gathering and presenting information
  • Proficiency in data analytics, preferably in risk and control data analysis, in particular the ability to incorporate and understand mass information from a variety of sources to recommend a course of action
  • High attention to detail, confirming the accuracy of information in work product
  • Problem-solving skills, able to anticipate potential obstacles and develop contingency plans to overcome them

Rexford Industrial’s reward plan includes; highly competitive base salaries, bonus eligibility and long- term incentives for many positions, comprehensive medical, dental, vision and life insurance; 401k with match, vacation, additional PTO and paid holidays, as well as regular company events, food, snacks, coffee, ping pong table, massage chairs, TVs and beautiful offices with 360 degree views of the ocean, mountains and city.

We celebrate diversity and are deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the bases of race, religion, color, national origin, gender Identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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