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London, GB

Senior Underwriter Property (80 -100%)

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 the Role

We are seeking a Senior Property Underwriter to join our London based team with recognised experience and visibility in the UK Commercial Insurance Market and a successful track record in underwriting both Multinational and Domestic Large and Medium Sized Corporates. The individual requires a strong background in building international property insurance programmes, with expertise in underwriting Property captive placements. They should hold a strong network in the market and an entrepreneurial mind-set who will enable us to profitably expand our portfolio by leveraging outstanding origination and technical underwriting skills.

•    Analyses and assesses Property submissions in respect of exposures and coverages. Identifies and negotiates the best position for Corporate Solutions
•    Triages new submissions quickly and effectively identifying opportunities in cooperation with the client manager
•    Communicates proactively, timely and with transparency with clients and brokers
•    Underwrites the business in accordance with internal processes and guidelines
•    Prepares quotations, structures programmes and offers proposals
•    Uses Swiss Re tools and systems proficiently
•    Develops strategies to expand position on current accounts and to cross-sell other lines of business in cooperation with the client manager
•    Contributes to marketing Corporate Solution's products offering including participation in industry events with a focus on property, in cooperation with the country manager. Participates in broker visits and contributes to building and maintaining broker relationships.
•    Ensures a steady flow of new submissions
•    Discusses and negotiates with clients and brokers in cooperation with the client manager
•    Contributes in developing our offering in order to make them suit the market needs and practices

Leadership and Management
•    Encourages and promotes regular communication within internal stakeholders as well as externally to clients.
•    Excellent interpersonal, intercultural and social skills (communication, persuasiveness, team spirit)
•    Energised and a "self-starter", able and willing to take initiative and implement measures in a goal-oriented manner

Compliance and Controlling
•    Ensures compliance with all Swiss Re guidelines, underwriting and pricing parameters, best practices as well as Code of Conduct.
•    Ensures accuracy and reliability of financial reporting for assigned clients.
•    Ensures that relevant Group, Divisional and Business Unit deadlines are met.

About You
•    University degree or equivalent.
•    Minimum 5-10 years relevant experience in property underwriting of medium to large corporates including in a lead capacity and servicing insurance programmes
•    Strong broker and client network
•    Open-minded, trustworthy and enthusiastic.
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
•    Excellent presentation and negotiation skills, customer focused approach
•    Proficiency in the use of underwriting tools and ability to interpret and judge the results.
•    Ability to deal with complexity and sometimes incomplete information
•    Setting priorities and allocating own resources by defining the appropriate level of detail.
•    Solution and result oriented
•    Is willing to perform under time pressure during peak activity renewal periods while ensuring adherence to processes and guidelines.
•    High level of independence, initiative, accountability
•    Good level of energy and pro-active behaviour
•    Strong team player, able and willing to support more junior team members
•    Willingness to travel as required
•    At ease with leaving the comfort zone and performing under pressure with deadlines.
•    Ability to handle multiple deals in parallel without losing oversight.
•    Ability to successfully manage conflicts
•    High level of productivity and will to deliver

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. Our aim is to live visible and invisible diversity – diversity of age, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, physical abilities, personalities and experiences – at all levels and in all functions and regions. We also collaborate in a flexible working environment, providing you with a compelling degree of autonomy to decide how, when and where to carry out your tasks.

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Keywords: london, uk, underwriting 
Reference Code: 119504 


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