Linde is a leading global industrial gases and engineering company with 2021 sales of $30.8 billion. We live our mission of making our world more productive every day by providing high-quality solutions, technologies and services which are making our customers more successful and helping to sustain and protect our planet. The company serves a variety of end markets including chemicals & refining, food & beverage, electronics, healthcare, manufacturing, and primary metals. Linde’s industrial gases are used in countless applications, from life-saving oxygen for hospitals to high-purity & specialty gases for electronics manufacturing, hydrogen for clean fuels and much more. Linde also delivers state-of-the-art gas processing solutions to support customer expansion, efficiency improvements and emissions reductions. For more information about the company, please visit our website at www.lindeus.com.
Linde Insurance managers work to provide financial mitigation to Linde and its Directors for costs incurred by insurable events while taking account of the Company’s ability to absorb losses. The overriding purpose is to protect the Company from catastrophic operational loss, place cost effective insurance and to maximize its position in claims exposure and recovery.
Ownership for the implementation and management of Linde’s suite of insurance programs (both global and local) with specific focus in this role on global Property and Motor programs.
Full responsibility within focus programs for:
Identifying insurable risks and developing cost effective strategies to mitigate
Design of insurance program, scope of coverage and internal data collection needs
Management and coordination of the work of insurance brokers supporting the company
Negotiation of policy contracts and commercial content with brokers and insurers
Creation of the premium allocation for the global programs
Acting as the central point of expertise for insurance queries of Linde companies worldwide
Management and oversight of claims settlement and support for Linde companies and insurance brokers
Participate as insurance expert in internal teams including those related to due diligence/future strategy in M&A projects and those linked to commercial contract discussions with customers
Key contributor to daily department operations; supporting third party service provider selection, negotiations and contract development, budget preparation, cost management, allocation and invoicing, operational enhancements and strategic projects in the insurance field and cross training of department colleagues to enhance teamwork and knowledge.
Third Party Service providers (insurers, insurance brokers, loss adjusters, actuaries)
Internal tax, legal and procurement professionals and senior management
Finance colleagues in business units tasked with local insurance responsibility
5+ years professional experience in designing, securing, and managing a complex, multi-jurisdiction insurance program gained either with an insurer, broker or multinational corporate; to include assessment of as-is risks, the value of risk transfer, coordination of losses and claims and follow-up monitoring and control
Direct experience of managing property insurance claims would be an advantage
Experience in selection, management, and coordination of third-party agents (brokers, loss adjustors, actuaries)
Demonstrated experience in advising and communicating with non-insurance professionals to effectively educate and inform colleagues on the structure, coverage, and value of risk programs
Ability to work in a global culture across all levels of the organization
An understanding of the strategic added value of insurance and its place in a large company
Strong analytical skills to use data to underpin decision making
Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner with a variety of audiences including technical specialists, management, and general business contacts
Advanced negotiation skills
Strong relationship building skills (with business customers, consultants, and suppliers)
Flexible and able to accommodate changing strategies and conflicting priorities
Teamwork-orientated and organizationally aware
Open and communicative
Pro-active in taking ownership of, and identifying challenges and solutions in, area of responsibility
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other reason prohibited by applicable law.