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Local Office International Property Underwriter (Reverse Flow)

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 Role

Are you eager to tackle a new challenge? If you describe yourself as a motivated, cooperative and detail-oriented individual who enjoys working with policy wording, then add your experience and join Swiss Re Corporate Solutions as a Local Office International Property Underwriter in North America supporting our large corporate and mid-market Property International Programs team. You will be responsible for providing policy wording and technical underwriting guidance and support to the Regions outside of North America who have the need to place local coverage. Your performance and contributions will have a direct impact on the productivity, accuracy, and efficiency of the underwriting process.

About The Team

The International Programs team is critical to the ongoing growth and success of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions. We are reimagining international program solutions. With our fully integrated technology platform, and easy access to our global network and expertise, we help customers reduce complexity for their business. We created the ONE Form property policy wording to bring efficiency, compliance, clarity of coverage and the highest possible alignment between master and local policies for our international customers.

This team is critical to the underwriting process by performing the following duties and responsibilities:

  • High interaction and coordination with Operations, on-shore/off-shore support, as well as other functional areas such as Finance, Claims, and Products.
  • Formulate answers to questions, reviewing files, records, and other documentation as needed; disseminate or explain information and resolve issues.
  • Read, coordinate and work with detailed source documents from external customer information, determine appropriate next steps. Compose business correspondence, collaborate and handle the development/maintenance of Standard Operating Procedures, system and tool improvements and testing/piloting system and process changes.
  • High level of competency on more complex International Business processes, tools and systems, to act as a resource and coach for others, answering questions and providing direction.
  • Proactively problem solve to meet and exceed client/broker expectations with internal standards. Participate in ongoing reviews and task analysis, making recommendations from which business decisions are based.
  • Follow-up with Producing Office Underwriters or others on outstanding items and documentation. Work on identifying process/system improvement concepts, and critical success factors for achieving high results in operations.
  • Attend meetings, seminars, and training programs to learn new skills, and stay updated with the latest international regulations.
  • Adhere to established performance standards and metrics applicable to the business divisions supported.

Key Responsibilities

  • Service large corporate and mid-market property International Programs by reviewing prepared North America local policies and endorsements in line with Underwriting Guidelines, agreed exceptions and regulatory framework
  • Effectively use Swiss Re tools and systems for oversight of local servicing policies
  • Ensure International Program guidelines are adhered to and keep property insurance knowledge up to date
  • Strong business and client focus with proven record of delivering high service standards
  • External communication with brokers requiring competent technical know-how, language skills, initiative, and service orientation
  • Ability and proven track record of handling complex international accounts/transactions
  • Identifies changes and improvements for the information resource platform Knowledge Tool relating to the North American property market
  • Evaluate and respond to pre-bind exception requests from Producing Office
  • Ability to identify and lead internal (technical/organizational) projects to improve process
  • Provide training / general guidance to producing offices.
  • Works effectively within client teams

About You

  • Minimum 3 to 5 years of underwriting experience
  • In depth knowledge of insurance, commercial property underwriting, and the property insurance market
  • Experience in International Program property underwriting and design
  • Full command of English language (reading, written and verbal)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to explain sophisticated technical issues to a non-expert audience
  • Strong analytical skills, organization skills, and attention to detail
  • Strong customer focus and service orientation and have excellent digital literacy
  • Ability to complete work independently and possess strong interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with others while being sensitive to cultural differences
  • Agile and flexible, ability to operate within a changing environment
  • Demonstrates proficiency in the use of underwriting tools, applications, and guidelines
  • Takes accountability for areas of responsibility
  • Demonstrates willingness to seek new knowledge and tasks, questions current processes, and able to suggest improvements

 

For New York City the estimated base salary range for this position is $83,000 to $150,000.  The specific salary offered for this or any given role will take into account a number of factors including but not limited to job location, scope of role, qualifications, complexity/specialization/scarcity of talent, experience, education, and employer budget.  At Swiss Re, we take a "total compensation approach" when making compensation decisions. This means that we consider all components of compensation in their totality (such as base pay, short-and long-term incentives, and benefits offered), in setting individual compensation.

 

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.

 

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the world, it is our responsibility to help keep our employees, customers, partners and communities healthy and safe.  SwissRe will require all candidates interviewing in person in the United States and Canada to provide evidence of vaccination when arriving at our offices. 

 

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