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Los Angeles, CA, US San Francisco, CA, US


Senior International Property Underwriter (Western Region) 

About Swiss Re

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions provides risk transfer solutions to large and mid-sized corporations around the world. Its innovative, highly customized products and standard insurance covers help to make businesses more resilient, while its industry-leading claims service provides additional peace of mind. Swiss Re Corporate Solutions serves clients from over 50 offices worldwide and is backed by the financial strength of the Swiss Re Group.


About the Team:

Results and profit oriented underwriting of new and existing accounts, as well as production of new business and relationship development involving large corporate risks and middle-market property accounts, with a focus on International Program business, within Corporate Solutions, North America Property, Western Region.  


About the Role:

  • Production underwriting position responsible for handling large Global structured programs as well as 100% single-carrier accounts (ground-up property programs).
  • Accounts vary from Middle/Upper Middle Market, with purchased limits ups to USD 750m, as well as Fortune 500 business.
  • Extensive knowledge of complex program structures as well as 100% Single Carrier business is desired.
  • Solid experience and understanding of Nat Cat and man-made risk management, loss prevention and underwriting
  • Diverse industry experience a plus
  • Proven negotiation skills
  • Strong business and client focus with proven business impact
  • Ability and proven track record of handling complex transactions/accounts
  • Analyses and assesses technical insurability regarding exposures and coverages on new offer and renewal submissions
  • Prepares quotations, structures programs, and offers proposals in accordance with guidelines
  • Uses Swiss Re tools and systems for the development of terms and conditions
  • Enters and maintains risk information into the various information systems and administers the accounts
  • Establishes and maintains specific industry sector know-how


Representation Activities:

  • Represents Swiss Re in meetings with clients, brokers, and other Swiss Re Group entities
  • Regular contact with brokers and clients which require competent technical know-how, negotiation, and language skills.
  • Works effectively within client teams


The position is flexible to Los Angeles, San Francisco or potentially other Corporate Solutions offices within the western region.  


About You:

  • High level of insurance knowledge
  • In depth knowledge of insurance, commercial property underwriting, and the property insurance market, specifically, the western territory
  • Minimum 7-10 years of underwriting experience or equivalent
  • Experience in International Program business underwriting and design
  • Knowledge and proficiency in the use of underwriting tools, applications, and guidelines
  • Good knowledge of English language and demonstrated proficiency
  • Keeps abreast of market environment and trends
  • Willingness and ability to travel within the region, and air travel for client/broker meetings, as needed
  • Extensive broker contacts in the region a plus
  • Negotiating ability
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to coach and mentor less experienced underwriters


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.


Keywords: los angeles, san francisco
Reference Code: 89108 



Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles