Tokyo, 13, JP

Underwriter Property Facultative 


Corporate Title: Assistant Vice President 

Division: BCS-Property & Specialty Underwriting (50001532)

Department: Japan Fac Team

Recruiter: Yoko Tezuka

Hiring Manager: Yusuke Matsumoto 

Position summary

  • Underwriting
    • Analyze and assess technical (re)insurability regarding exposures and coverage on new offer and renewal submissions
    • Structure and price programs, offer proposals
    • Contributes actively to cycle management to maintain/improve our portfolio quality
    • Establish and maintain specific industry sector know-how
  • Product Development
    • Actively originate new business opportunities for Swiss Re
  • Client Facing
    • Discuss and negotiate with brokers and clients
    • Represent Swiss Re in meetings with clients and brokers



Main tasks /  activities

  • Actively identify client needs and growth potential in the assigned LoB and product and develop tailor-made solutions in cooperation with clients / brokers
  • Assess, price and structure business offered. Deploy capacity effectively, maximizing Economic Profit
  • Keep abreast of developments in the Property Japan market as well as the international Property Fac market
  • Value clients and brokers and assume responsibility for assigned Line of Business (LoB) and product
  • Ensure that best practice is consistently adapted and ensure our services is delivered in a professional and timely manner
  • Build partnership with key client and broker contact people and actively manage the relationship
  • Acquire, steer and broaden Swiss Re Japan’s business for the assigned LoB
  • Build up and maintain a market intelligence database (size of market, Share of Wallet (SoW), competitors, products, price, trends etc.) for own LoB 
  • Work in cooperation with colleagues within Swiss Re when and where required



Expected skills/knowledge

Technical Expertise

  • Thorough knowledge of the global and local insurance and reinsurance markets
  • Ability to understand, assess and foresee the clients/market current and future business needs
  • University degree (commercial and/or technical area)
  • Several years’ experience in insurance and reinsurance industry (commercial property underwriting)
  • Other skills: technically assessing insurance risks / using pricing tools / own underwriting judgment / enjoying client facing role, etc


Soft Skills

  • Entrepreneurial attitude
  • Communication skill both internally and externally
  • Ability to work as a team player
  • Ability to work independently with autonomy
  • Excellent networking ability to speak with confidence in public
  • Language skills: good command of English and Japanese



Opportunity for you

  • You have the opportunity to understand the Insurance/Reinsurance industry in wider scope through this global organization.
  • Swiss Re Japan branch is open, collaborative, and pleasant work place. You can have an opportunity to work in real global environment and learn our operation.



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