Location: 

Mexico City, DIF, MX

 

Property Underwriter 

About Swiss Re

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions provides risk transfer solutions to large and mid-sized corporations around the world. Its innovative, highly customised 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 Role:

 

You will be part of the General Property team in Mexico focused mainly on Mexico Direct business as well as Mexico and Central America Wholesale. You will be responsible for underwriting accounts and growing the book of business as well as for developing and handling client/broker relationships. The position includes underwriting, client management and marketing tasks as well as the administration of your own client portfolio.

The underwriting component includes the analysis of coverage (namely Property Damage and Business Interruption), exposures, wordings, premium calculation and the technical insurability/re-insurability of General Property risks.

An important part of your job will be the analysis and negotiation of terms and conditions with both clients and brokers. You will be responsible for the appropriate contractual documentation of the risks.

The marketing component of your job will consist of working with existing and prospective brokers and clients to develop new business and profitably grow the book of business. Along with the team you will be responsible for maintaining and developing strategic relationships with key broker producers and clients, and, where necessary, making presentations about our underwriting capabilities. You will also be expected to coordinate with various other areas in and out of Corporate Solutions to maximize cross-selling traditional and non-traditional opportunities.

 

Key activities:

  • Renew allocated existing book of business and underwrites new business opportunities profitably.
  • Lead marketing activities to build up and maintain visibility of the local office among the various players in the market.
  • Actively cultivate and handle strategic relationships with selected corporate and local brokers.
  • Closely working with both the Swiss Corporate Solutions team as well as the Global teams and using resources elsewhere in the Group (Products, Risk Engineering, Claims Management, Actuaries, etc.).
  • Negotiating final terms & conditions with the broker in line with the business plan and corporate guideline requirements. Servicing post-underwriting needs.
  • Establishes and maintains industry know-how, e.g. by attending site inspections where necessary.
  • Contributing to the operational needs of the team - individual and departmental, e.g. assisting in premium control issues.
  • Sharing experience and expertise with other members of the team, individually and during meetings.

 

About You:

  • Fluent English and Spanish (written and spoken).
  • Preferably Two (2) two five (5) years of experience in the insurance sector.
  • Engineering, natural sciences, business or economics, mathematical or analytical background desirable but not required.
  • Insurance/reinsurance knowledge is required.
  • Negotiation skills.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Team player with willingness to help and assist others.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Able to live in an atmosphere of constant change.
  • Good ability to prioritize and work with tight schedules.
  • Willingness and ability to travel within Region as needed.
  • Highly motivated individual with an entrepreneurial mindset to turn customer needs into deals (both traditional and non-traditional/alternative solutions).

 

The Company is an equal opportunity employer. It is the practice of the Company 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.

 

 

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