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

Underwriter or Senior Underwriter- International Property- Western Region

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.

Our success depends on our ability to build an inclusive culture encouraging fresh perspectives and innovative thinking. Swiss Re Corporate Solutions embraces 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.



About The Team:

Result and profit-oriented underwriting of accounts and production of new business in the client segment of the Corporate Solutions, North America Property, Western Region Unit defined as large corporate and mid-market property accounts.


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 350m as well as Fortune 500 business.
  • Knowledge of complex program structures as well as 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 and ability to cross sell Swiss Re’s product offering
  • Strong business and client focus with proven business impact
  • Ability and proven track record of handling complex transactions/accounts
  • Analyzes 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
  • Coaching of less experienced underwriters
  • Ability to lead internal (technical/organizational) and/or external (market/client development) projects

Representation activities:

  • Represents Swiss Re in meetings with clients, brokers, and other Swiss Re Group entities
  • Interaction with other parties: (internal / external contacts, suppliers and providers of this position)
    • Regular contact with brokers and clients which require competent technical know-how, negotiation- and language skills, initiative and service orientation
    • Works effectively within client teams

About You:

  • High level of insurance knowledge
  • In depth knowledge of insurance, commercial property underwriting, and the property insurance market, specifically, the Western Region territory
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years underwriting experience or equivalent for Underwriter level; 7 to 10 years for Senior Underwriter
  • Experience in International Program business underwriting and design desirable
  • 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.


Reference Code: 108889 



Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

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