Corporate Safety & Risk Manager

Nov 13, 2019

Keystone-Pacific, LLC 

Keystone-Pacific, LLC is a privately held, family-owned company, leading the way in utilizing a vertically integrated farm to table business model. Our organic dairy, poultry, cattle, and other farms operations, and creameries are the primary source of high-quality food products sold in our stores.

Keystone provides personnel and management services to several affiliated entities including Basics Market, Rock Ridge Farms, Mayfield Farm, Willamette Valley Cheese Company, and Aurora Organic Poultry Farms (collectively “Keystone & Affiliates”). The businesses of Keystone & Affiliates include retail store operations, dairy and poultry farms, creameries, and food innovation and development of new food products. We are a new, exciting start-up business that is growing rapidly. Keystone founder Chuck Eggert is a business leader with a history of entrepreneurial successes in both grocery and consumer product branded development, manufacturing, and distribution.

The primary objective of this role is to

  • Inspect work areas, products, and employee work habits to ensure that everything is in compliance with OHSA rules and environmental safety guidelines, and makes changes to improve the safety of the workplace when necessary
  • Build and Lead the governance programs necessary to identify, evaluate, mitigate and monitor the company’s operational and strategic risk
  • Develop, implement and communicate Enterprise Risk Management tools, practices and policies to analyze and report enterprise risks, and to manage risks according to an enterprise risk management framework
  • Be a key member of the Executive Team, providing input on functional and broader business topics;
  • Source, Select and Train current and future leaders so the company can grow effectively

The Safety & Risk Manager will serve as a business-focused leader while building capability, policies and programs for Keystone & Affiliates. The Manager assists and advises senior management on risk related issues.

Specific tasks and responsibilities

Risk Management

  • Plan, direct, manage and oversee the activities and operations of Risk Management including worker’s compensation and general liability claims administration, loss prevention, and insurance acquisition
  • Accountable for achieving strategic objectives, ensuring effective hazard risk management for the organization and supervising, leading and/or directing risk stakeholders
  • Leads process of identifying, measuring and managing insurable or hazard risks, developing reports and plans, and analyzing risk / insurance problems
  • Defining and/or overseeing the implementations of risk solutions that help optimize operations
  • Lead related Worker’s Compensation initiatives

Safety Leadership

  • Designs and implements safety programs
  • Stays up to date on state and federal workplace safety regulations
  • Runs informational meetings for employees regarding proper health and safety habits and procedures at work
  • Identifies health and safety hazards; works with responsible parties to eliminate
  • Recommends ways to improve health and safety in the workplace
  • Fields inquiries from employees about proper safety procedures
  • Assists with maintenance and leadership of required safety committees
  • Responds to on-site emergencies and accidents
  • Investigates on-the-job accidents and writes up reports

Insurance Management

  • Review insurance and indemnity provisions in contracts, negotiate with third parties, and evaluate contract exceptions. Review certificates of insurance, evaluate exceptions, and negotiate with third parties Directing the purchase of insurance programs, management of claims and loss control activities, management of relationships with third party service providers including brokers, insurers and other TPAs
  • Preparing loss analysis and budgets
  • Identifying exposure, recommending solutions, implementing approved programs, promoting loss prevention’s, updating and monitoring compliance with insurance procedures
  • Regularly review and update insurance contracts to make sure compliance with current requirements are met

Claims Management 

  • Directs a program to ensure the proper and efficient handling of claims, gathering data on claims for both record keeping and loss forecasting purposes, and estimating the financial value of claims
  • Responsible for post loss reduction techniques such as salvage, subrogation and rehabilitation
  • Manages accountabilities in the administration of the first and third party workers compensation claims. Understands and operationalizes programs, policies and procedures for: reporting, investigation and analysis; litigation management; resolution/outcome management and claim information

Finance and Analytics

  • Focus on data and facts to drive decisions and support recommendations
  • Crafts appropriate internal reporting that measures effectiveness of existing programs and policies in place
  • Creates and administers the annual Risk Management budget


  • Identifies legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting Risk Management function (e.g., OSHA, insurance carriers, etc). Works and coordinates with

Keystone’s General Counsel. Monitors risk and liability exposure of Keystone & Affiliates relating to the Risk Management functions.

The ideal candidate will bring the following experiences to bear 

  • Proven Risk leadership and domain expertise: A minimum of 8 years of experience serving as a credible, growth-minded risk manager with proven expertise in all “functional chairs of risk management.” The ideal candidate has experience working within a consumer products business with responsibility for risk management of both traditional white-collar and blue-collars employees
  • Strategic Planning & Tactical Execution: Experience evaluating and negotiating corporate, construction and vendor Experience managing both property and liability insurance claims. Experience negotiating and managing COI compliance
  • Building a Risk Function: Has created very early stage risk departments that can layer in the key department items as the company needs evolve. Has done this work in a “dirty hands” environment where no role is too small when the job needs to get done. Can see a problem and provide solutions to those problems

Personal Characteristics 

  • Honesty & integrity. Character that is above reproach
  • A strong team player who can both play their position and contribute more broadly
  • Smart, exhibits strong analytical ability and quickly “sees through” a situation to its core
  • Tough minded but fair in all interactions
  • A role model for the culture and values of Keystone-Pacific.
  • Service oriented – responsive and adds value


  • A Bachelor’s Degree is required. An advanced degree is preferred

Leadership Characteristics / Behavioral Competencies

  • Open, Thoughtful and Direct Communicator: Ensures information flows appropriately across all companies and functions. Can drive consensus when necessary, and knows how to influence-for-results, with proven stewardship in protecting the company while serving organization Communicates credibly with all employees and internal customers.
  • Leadership Courage: Is unafraid to disagree with conviction when they believe the company contemplating decisions that may be inconsistent with its stated Mission or Values. Speaks truth to power without taking it personally. Provides candid feedback and/or coaching to executives of the company
  • Drives for Results: Define ambitious goals, establishes priorities and enables execution to ensure results. Manages resources effectively and efficiently. Well organized, plans, and known to “get things done.” Always follows through on commitments. Provides strong leadership to the company and manages both tactical and strategic objectives to accomplish goals.


Send resumes to

Rebecca Naatz, PHR, SHRM-CP
Director of Human Resources │ Keystone & Affiliates
18555 SW Teton Avenue │ Tualatin, OR 97062
(d) 503-210-5654 │ (f) 503-662-7318