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New York, NY, US

Standard Propositions Director - North America

 

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 CUO Standard Team

The CUO Standard team has been established to bring simplicity and efficiency to our clients, intermediaries and colleagues. We believe that by creating standard products, we can meet many clients' and intermediaries' needs better, while also enabling true portfolio underwriting.

  • Customers will experience products that are consistent, easier to understand, and reliable
  • Intermediaries will experience a more reliable, predictable underwriting process that is easier to work with
  • Colleagues will experience a continuously improving, portfolio underwriting environment supported by greater analytics

 

About the role

As the Director of Standard Propositions NA you will be responsible for developing particular propositions that we bring to market in the NA region. You will bring together a team from across all of those that touch the end to end experience. Together, we will design not only the Day 1 proposition, but also the continuous improvement steps to keep the proposition at the cutting edge.

In this role, you will be focused on a small number of crucial propositions.

 

Your role will be absolutely aligned to the success of these particular propositions. Collaboration will be crucial. You will convene multiple groups with deep expertise to shape the proposition(s) you are championing, including:

  • Articulating market demand, pain points and needs with underwriters, sales professionals and others
  • Collaborating with the Head of Standard Propositions NA to:
    • create a single standard mid-corporate open market model that extends to NA
    • Create cutting edge portfolio underwriting and management tools with our underwriters
  • Designing the NA specific processes and technology of the future with Innovation, IT and Operations colleagues
  • Developing proposition relevant simple and understandable insurance products, tools and advanced models with product and actuarial / data science colleagues
  • Creating a true 360 degree view by involving colleagues from Claims, Finance and other areas

 

As a Proposition Owner, you will trade-off the different components of a proposition, and prioritise development and investment to achieve the best results. It will be your responsibility to monitor propositions over time, and lead the team to take whatever action is needed.

You will be responsible for the end-to-end P&L; and your ideas and judgment will shape our ability to deliver for our clients and other stakeholders. You will build a small team of analysts to support you; and bring together a broad team which you lead to shared successes.

 

About You

  • You are someone who can conceive of pragmatic ways to take our vision to reality in the NA markets. You can motivate and recruit others to our shared vision, and lead groups in translating our strategy to a practical implementation. Your natural resilience means you encounter new problems with a confidence you can overcome them; and use your ideas, and the ideas of the teams you assemble, to do so.
  • You take on problems strategically in a structured way, integrating your own original and creative ideas and those of others. You can do this at a high-level, and also engage in significant detail, to make sure ideas are realistic and pragmatic. You like taking care of a broad scope – this role will cover all of our activity on a true end-to-end basis.
  • You communicate clearly and simply – even when dealing with complicated problems and ideas – and you do so both orally and in writing. When interacting with colleagues of every level of seniority and experience, you are empathetic and sensitive, and you adjust your communication style to meet the needs of others.
  • Practically, you bring focused long-term attention on a small number of propositions. You are able to also think into the future, investigating and launching the next proposition to extend our franchise. You understand, and can assess the quality of, complex quantitative analysis. This includes forecasting, descriptive and predictive analytics.
  • Primary insurance market experience is crucial, as you will bring your personal knowledge to bear. You will have an open-minded, intellectually curious approach to everything you do; and you are likely someone who is continually learning from a variety of sources.
  • Business fluency in English is needed. The role will require some travel, not expected to exceed 30%.

 

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.

 

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