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London, GB

Underwriter Property


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 position


  • Assist the team in the underwriting of property business for UK, Ireland and International wholesale markets, help maintai the current book and producing new business opportunities
  • Analyses and assesses Property submissions in respect of exposures and coverages. Identifies and negotiates the best
  • position for Corporate Solutions including opportunities to lead programmes
  • Assists the team in developing marketing plans; identifies, analyses and pursues growth opportunities
  • Completes all underwriting processes and ensures business workflows are maintained
  • Develops and grows a network of brokers and clients
  • Underwrites the business in accordance with internal processes and guidelines
  • Cooperates with other supporting functions e.g. Claims, Risk Engineering, Business Services etc.



Main tasks


Client focus


  • Develops and maintains a strategic dialogue and communicates proactively, timely and with transparency with clients and brokers
  • Establish a broker network, participates in broker visits and contributes to building and maintaining broker relationships in order to ensure a steady flow of new submissions
  • Develops and monitors action plans aligning client strategic priorities with Swiss Re Corporate Solutions capabilities.
  • Negotiates with brokers
  • Prepares quotations, structures programmes and offers proposals


Business focus


  • Develops new business opportunities and is able to triage submissions quickly and effectively - identifying viable opportun
  • Analyses business using existing tools combined with underwriting judgement
  • Supports the development of marketing strategies to expand position on current accounts and cross-sells other lines of business in cooperation with colleagues
  • Constantly looks for other areas and segments to engage in whilst developing our offerings in order to make them suit the market needs and practices


Leadership and Management


  • Ensures and promotes regular communication within internal stakeholders as well as externally to clients.
  • Good  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.


Job requirements


  • University degree or equivalent.
  • Minimum 3-5 years relevant experience in property underwriting of medium to large corporates including in a lead capacit
  • Very good  presentation and negotiation skills, customer focused approach
  • Team player, willing to learn the business and apply it in daily interactions
  • Willingness to travel as required
  • Good  numeracy skills, good  PC and software skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Open-minded, trustworthy and enthusiastic.
  • 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  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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