Kansas City, MO, US

Underwriting Associate - (Hybrid Work Model)

Our business services team is looking for an Underwriting Associate who succeeds in a role that requires critical thinking, ability to prioritize while maintaining high-level interaction and coordination with underwriters, near-shore/off-shore teams and multiple internal functions.  Customer centric individuals who enjoy daily interaction via telephone, e-mail, or in person with customers while delivering valuable service may be a great fit for this role!


About the Role


Underwriting Associates provide support for the Underwriter and the Underwriting process through partnership with team members, the client and collaboration with internal functions such as Products, Finance, Claims and Policy Processing.  This role supports handling of renewals, new business, invoicing, and endorsements.


  • Conduct preliminary deal analysis; prepare applicable account data for review by underwriter or client manager.
  • Review, verify and organize detailed source documents from clients applying standard guidelines and procedures to determine next steps.
  • Partner with the client or process owner to resolve any errors and complete the transaction.
  • Document preparation for issuance and review for customer acceptance.
  • Written and verbal communication with colleagues and clients in timely responses to inquiries regarding files, records, and other documentation.
  • Collaborate in developing concepts, processes, and critical success factors for achieving high success in operations.



About the Team


Our team brings valuable support to the Underwriting functions of North America General Property.  We pride ourselves on accuracy, problem resolution and unrivaled industry knowledge. Our Underwriting Associates are knowledgeable workers who contribute to the overall success of our business unit. This is a dynamic organization with a team that stretches around the world!



About You


Are you detail-oriented with a strong customer focus and possess solid interpersonal skills?  Do you thrive on building effective working relationships in a multi-cultural environment?  If so and you are keen on working collaboratively in a matrix environment and have excellent listening, reading, written and verbal communication skills then this role may be for you!


  • Knowledge and understanding of insurance principles and practices preferred.
  • Experience composing business correspondence internally and externally.
  • Excellent computer skills - Microsoft Office Suite with emphasis on Microsoft Excel and Outlook.
  • Demonstrated knowledge administrative and clerical procedures including managing files and records, general economic, accounting, and exceptional customer service principles.
  • Proven ability working in globally located team situations, understanding, and demonstrating sensitivity toward cultural differences.
  • Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor personal work plan to remain current on deliverables with oversight of multiple tasks.
  • Fully proficient in the English language.



About Swiss Re


Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. We anticipate and manage a wide variety of risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime. Combining experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise, we create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 14,000 employees across the world.

Our success depends on our ability to build an inclusive culture encouraging fresh perspectives and innovative thinking. We embrace 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.



Reference Code: 126643 



Nearest Major Market: Kansas City

Job Segment: Underwriter, Claims, Insurance