Chicago, IL, US New York, NY, US Kansas City, MO, US Alpharetta, GA, US

Underwriter- Crisis Management

About The Team:

Corporate Solutions Crisis Management is the fastest growing unit in North America. The team is looking to further expand, develop and launch new products.


North America Crisis Management Team is looking for a highly motivated person who is interested in working in a dynamic environment and helping to manage and grow an existing portfolio. Specifically, you will be responsible for the generation of opportunities, underwriting and pricing of risks, steering of your portfolio, managing of relationships as well as contribute to key strategy discussions within the group. The candidate should be able to manage multiple tasks while executing on an underwriting, growth and profitability strategy for the unit.



About The Role:

This position offers a unique opportunity to join a growing team within Corporate Solutions. The position will report directly to the unit head and consists of the following functions:

  • Source and generate new business opportunities; small, middle market and large/complex risks
  • Underwrite renewal and new risks
  • Provide sound pricing analysis based upon thorough review of loss scenarios
  • Provide key input into risk appetite as well as market feedback
  • Develop, nurture and grow relationships with key producers and brokers
  • Service book of business in a timely fashion
  • Interact with claims, contacts, products to underwriter to open claims, losses, make recommendations on manuscript wordings to address ambiguities in coverage
  • Provide key input into risk appetite as well as market feedback
  • Develop, nurture and grow relationships with key producers and brokers
  • Manage complex accounts, and deliver innovative solutions to existing and prospective clients
  • Inherit existing renewal book while building a new portfolio


The work location for this role is flexible to Chicago, IL, Kansas City, MO, or Alpharetta, GA. 


About You:

  • Educational/Professional
    • University graduate with a primary or higher degree (or equivalent)
    • Minimum 3 to 5 years underwriting experience or equivalent for Underwriter level
    • Understanding of loss and combined ratios
    • Experience in product contamination and recall is not required but helpful
  • Key skills and knowledge
    • Excellent analytical and communication skills
    • Ability to drive the deal process with brokers and generate a plus 20% hit ratio
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to inspire and challenge others
    • Capable of building trust with all areas of the business in particular internally with other underwriters and externally with brokers
    • Ability to provide market feedback and help hone division wide growth and profitability strategy
    • Excellent command of English (spoken and written)
    • Stress resilient, with the ability to work independently
    • Demonstrate personal accountability for area of responsibility
    • Occasional travel (almost exclusively domestic)
    • Team player: ability to interact and collaborate with others is critical


For New York City the estimated base salary range for this position is $120,000 to $192,000.  The specific salary offered for this or any given role will take into account a number of factors including but not limited to job location, scope of role, qualifications, complexity/specialization/scarcity of talent, experience, education, and employer budget.  At Swiss Re, we take a "total compensation approach" when making compensation decisions. This means that we consider all components of compensation in their totality (such as base pay, short-and long-term incentives, and benefits offered), in setting individual compensation.


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 and their passion for sustainability.

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.


Reference Code: 129921 



Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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