Smithfield Foods is a $15 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories. Popular brands include Smithfield, Eckrich , Nathan’s Famous , Farmland , Armour , Farmer John , Kretschmar , John Morrell , Cook’s , Gwaltney , Carando , Margherita , Curly’s , Healthy Ones , Morliny , Krakus , and Berlinki . Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit , and connect with us on , , , and .
The Workers Compensation Manager (Large Plant) is responsible for managing site Workers’ Compensation claims utilizing the Smithfield Workers’ Compensation Claims Management Program. The Workers Compensation Manager acts as an advocate and claims specialist providing initial and on-going advocacy of claims including detailed analysis, ensuring thorough investigation and maintaining WC claims stats and litigation logs. In addition, the WCM workes closeley with site Safety, Health Services and HR teams to coordinate return to work efforts, transitional duty job offers, maintains location’s transitional duty job task bank, coordinates and leads roundtable discussions of open claims, attends claims review meetings, and maintains general oversight of the claim to ensure the TPA is effectively moving the claim toward resolution.
The candidate must possess a desire to develop technical knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures, laws and regulations within Workers Compensation and related services. They review, recommend and assist adjusters in investigation strategies.
Workers’ Compensation: Ensure the following activities are completed as per the appropriate legislation and Company administrative protocols
Act as communication liaison between the various departments:
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from a regionally accredited four-year college or university and minimum 5+ year’s of experience in managing workers' compensation claims and related areas; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities but may act as a lead by providing training and guidance to Workers' Compensation Coordinators.
The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. Our 40,000 U.S. and 15,000 European employees are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly." and have made us one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including many industry firsts, such as our ambitious commitment to cut our carbon impact by 25 percent by 2025. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our neighbors in need. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield, Eckrich and Nathan's Famous, among many others. For more information, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com, and connect with us on , , and .
Smithfield, is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.