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Chicago, IL, US

Branch Manager Chicago- Contract Surety

About Swiss Re Corporate Solutions 


Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer. We anticipate and manage risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime.

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions is the commercial insurance arm of the Swiss Re Group. We offer innovative insurance solutions to large and midsized multinational corporations from our approximately 50 locations worldwide. We help clients mitigate their risk exposure, whilst our industry-leading claims service provides them with additional peace of mind.

Our success depends on our ability to build an inclusive culture encouraging fresh perspectives and innovative thinking. Swiss Re Corporate Solutions embraces a workplace where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive and develop professionally regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, skillset, thought or other characteristics. In our inclusive and flexible environment everyone can bring their authentic selves to work.



About The Role:

Overall responsibility is managing the day-to-day operations of the Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Surety Group branch office.  Approves all contract surety bonds in excess of the underwriter's authority and within branch manager granted authority levels.  Responsibilities also include underwriting, production, agent management and appointments, office operations, staff management, claim reviews, receivable collections, budgeting and strategic planning for region. 

  • Oversee and manage assigned branch office, assuring adequate, efficient and professional staff to meet the goals of the region.  
  • Approve bid and final performance bonds in excess of underwriters and within branch manager’s authority.  Communicate with Home Office Manager regarding the efficacy of large bonds.
  • Responsible for the budgeting and fiscal stability and success of the assigned region.  Oversee underwriting production and collection of account receivables.
  • Conduct internal audits on region’s book of business.
  • Plan and manage regular meetings with large agents, attend group functions, large account meetings and Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Surety Group regional meetings as required.
  • Manage special projects as delegated by the Regional Manager- Contract Surety.


 The role will be located in the Chicago area.


About You:

  • Bachelors Degree with emphasis in business, preferably finance or accounting, or, equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of 7 years of contract surety underwriting experience of which at least 4 years is current contract surety underwriting experience.
  • Strong marketing skills and ability to obtain new business and work with contractor clients.
  • Strong competency in quantitative and financial analysis.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Competent computer skills including knowledge of Excel and Word.
  • Ability to travel 50% of work week.


Swiss Re is an equal opportunity employer. It is our practice to recruit, hire and promote without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, pregnancy, sexual orientations, marital status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Decisions on employment are solely based on an individual's qualifications for the position being filled.

During the recruitment process, reasonable accommodations for disabilities are available upon request. If contacted for an interview, please inform the Recruiter/HR Professional of the accommodation needed.


As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the world, it is our responsibility to help keep our employees, customers, partners and communities healthy and safe.  SwissRe will require all candidates interviewing in person in Canada to provide evidence of vaccination when arriving at our offices. 


Reference Code: 119268 



Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Surety, Branch Manager, Strategic Planning, HR, Claims, Insurance, Management, Strategy, Human Resources