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Shanghai, 31, CN


General Liability Underwriter 

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


Your primary focus will be to develop and underwrite profitable Casualty business (Employer's Liability, General Liability, Product Liability and casualty package deal) in line with agreed business strategy and performance targets. You will deal with channels on a one to one basis to drive the casualty business, generate profitability and ensure the top quality delivery of our underwriting services.


About the Team


  • Achieve or exceed business and financial targets assigned.
  • Technically assess and underwrite business in accordance with Corso China profitability targets, underwriting guidelines and processes and within stated authorities and ensure the integrity of information on the relevant systems.
  • Reviewing non-standard case referrals and deliver underwriting decisions to secure profitable business within the agreed risk appetite.
  • Identify pipeline /accounts or segments to grow the business in our focus areas and proactively manage renewal portfolio and increase share of wallet on existing business.
  • Independently and proactively undertake marketing/business generation activities with brokers, corporate clients and cedants allocated to you.  
  • Work closely with cross functional colleagues e.g. Property and Specialty, Customers and Distributions, etc to cross-sell, grow new business and leverage Swiss Re Corporate Solution's position.
  • Willingly undertake additional tasks and projects in support of the overall objectives.
  • Maintain a high market profile and contribute to CorSo's brand and reputation in China.
  • Accurately report progress against plan in accordance with the company's reporting framework and on an ad hoc basis as required.


Accountabilities & Major Functions:

  • Underwrite and execute profitable liability business
  • Maintain a high level of technical expertise and uses this to grow the portfolio
  • Provide timely and appropriate service
  • Ensure all underwriting is in line with underwriting authorities and corporate governance rules
  • Work with cross functional teams in development and execution of business
  • Takes a holistic client team approach
  • Good team player, while being self-directed
  • Pro-actively implements own strategies and marketing plans
  • Pro-actively develop and strengthen client relationship with a view to enlarging business opportunities
  • Ensure the integrity of data in the relevant information, pricing and analysis systems
  • Ensure timely entry of transactions into all relevant systems
  • Manage the timely and accurate preparation of documentation
  • Prepare accurate figures for finance projections and other portfolio reporting functions
  • Ensure the expense plan for the position is managed in accordance with expectations
  • As a role model and provides technical coaching support to Junior Underwriters


About You


- Educational background

  • University degree; CPCU or CII holder would be a plus


- Professional experience

  • Minimum 5 years Casualty underwriting experience in insurance company, ideally working for international/global insurance companies would be a plus.
  • Strong expertise in Employers' Liability, Product Liability and Package deals /or schemes.
  • Sound understanding of insurance market and the competition landscape.
  • Ability to develop and maintain profitable client relationships.
  • Strong decision making skills, strong sales orientation and deal negotiation skills
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure but with a strong team orientation
  • Able to communicate and professionally interact with people from different levels/ locations of the organization;


- Skills and Capabilities

  • Self-motivating, preparedness to take ownership
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Problem solving capability
  • High level of computer literacy


- Language

  • Fluent oral and written knowledge of English and Mandarin


- Personal qualities

  • Swiss Re Personal Imperatives and Our Corporate Values