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Frankfurt, DE

Senior Underwriter Surety (m/f/x/)


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.

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions offers a flexible working environment where curious and adaptable people thrive. Are you interested in joining us?


About your Team


Backed by more than 150 years of experience, significant capacity and the financial strength of the Swiss Re Group, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions solves the risk management and financing needs of corporations around the globe. We pursue the goal of results- oriented Underwriting and are seeking to hire a dynamic individual who has significant experience and a proven track-record in the origination, structuring and underwriting of Credit & Surety solutions. The positive relationship with our customers and brokers in Germany and Austria in addition with our strong brand is basis for our success. If you share the passion for surety and financial products, we encourage you to apply for this position. As part of a global team offering tailormade solutions across a broad range of surety products, you will have the opportunity to join a highly motivated team which shares the same passion for this business.


About your Role


Based in Frankfurt, your role is a mix of underwriting as well as client and broker interaction – two highly fast paced areas that require a very flexible approach. Main tasks/activities are:


  • Underwriting for new and existing clients in a senior portfolio in accordance with internal guidelines while keeping the focus on satisfying the client needs
  • Acquire and independently manage client and broker relationships as well as originate new business opportunities and process attractive transactions in Germany and Austria
  • Analyze and assess the underlying counterparty and/or transaction in close collaboration with internal stakeholders and provide thorough underwriting decisions and recommendations
  • Monitor existing transactions ensuring diligent underwriting, exposure and risk management as well as mitigation measures if required
  • Develop account strategies to adapt position on existing accounts and expand our footprint in the market
  • Establish and maintain knowledge of German surety market in respects of wording, coverages and regulation as well as brokers and competitors
  • Mentoring and advising younger professionals or Junior Underwriters as the need arises
  • Represent Swiss Re in meetings with clients, brokers and other Swiss Re Group branches


About You


  • Minimum 7 years of relevant working experience, preferably in a bank, surety insurer or-reinsurer
  • Experience in dealing with multinational corporations and providing credit, guarantee and/or surety solutions to large and mid-sized corporate costumers
  • Mature and self-confident personality with strong negotiation skills on terms and conditions
  • Excellent understanding of financial markets including debt financing, capital market instruments, and industry knowledge
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, with strong dedication to meeting immediate objectives and achieving long-term goals
  • Curiosity and open-mindedness, agile and capable of developing and presenting bespoke solutions meeting complex client needs.
  • Demonstrated ability on working team-orientated, efficiently and adhere to strict deadlines
  • Ability to coach and mentor less experienced Underwriters
  • Regular business travels required for client and broker meetings
  • German native speaker with good English skills (written and spoken)
  • University graduate or equivalent education.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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