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Paris, 75, FR

Senior Underwriter Property


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 Role


  • Analyses and assesses Property submissions in respect of exposures and coverages. Identifies and negotiates the best position for Corporate Solutions
  • Triages new submissions quickly and effectively identifying opportunities in cooperation with the client manager
  • Communicates proactively, timely and with transparency with clients and brokers
  • Underwrites the business in accordance with internal processes and guidelines
  • Prepares quotations, structures programmes and offers proposals
  • Uses Swiss Re tools and systems proficiently
  • Develops strategies to expand position on current accounts and to cross-sell other lines of business in cooperation with the client manager
  • Contributes to marketing Corporate Solution's products offering including participation in industry events with a focus on property, in cooperation with the country manager. Participates in broker visits and contributes to building and maintaining broker relationships.
  • Ensures a steady flow of new submissions
  • Discusses and negotiates with clients and brokers in cooperation with the client manager
  • Contributes in developing our offering in order to make them suit the market needs and practices

About the Team


Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has been successfully operating a local branch office in Paris that serves larger French corporates and their brokers. Thereby, we have successfully established a significant property book. It is our intention to continue strengthening our local capabilities and provide underwriting excellence to the French market. We are searching a Senior Property Underwriter with recognised experience and visibility in the French commercial insurance market, a successful track record in underwriting medium and larger French corporates, a strong network in the market and an entrepreneurial mind-set who will enable us to profitably expand our portfolio by leveraging her/his outstanding origination and technical underwriting skills.


About you


  • Excellent French and English language skills.
  • At least 5 to 10 years relevant experience in the direct property insurance industry of medium to large corporates in France. Experience in leading and servicing insurance programs.
  • Ability to assess risks, coverages, terms and conditions of an insurance placement.
  • Strong broker and client network
  • Proficiency in the use of underwriting tools and ability to interpret and judge the results.
  • Ability to deal with complexity and sometimes incomplete information
  • Setting priorities and allocating own resources by defining the appropriate level of detail.
  • Ability to handle multiple deals in parallel without losing oversight.
  • Building relationships with clients and brokers
  • Solution and result oriented
  • Communication, Presentation and Negotiating skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment and integrate other functions in the underwriting process
  • Is willing to perform under time pressure during peak activity renewal periods while ensuring adherence to processes and guidelines.
  • High level of independence, initiative, accountability
  • Good level of energy and pro-active behaviour
  • Irregular workload during peak times, combined with short response times
  • Business travels required
  • High level of productivity and will to deliver


We are an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. Our aim is to live visible and invisible diversity – diversity of age, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, physical abilities, personalities and experiences – at all levels and in all functions and regions. We also collaborate in a flexible working environment, providing you with a compelling degree of autonomy to decide how, when and where to carry out your tasks.


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