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Tokyo, JP

Underwriter Property

Corporate Title: Assistant Vice President 

Division: CSA-Asia Pacific (50008866)

Department: CSAB-Japan (50005685)

Recruiter: Yoko Tezuka

Hiring Manager: Tomoya Iwasaki

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Position objectives and position summary 

  • Generates new business for Middle sized market through relationships with agencies, brokers and corporate clients.
  • Supports Property team in planning and executing actions to meet or exceed budget.
  • Supports Property team in innovating new products and property solutions, especially for Middle sized market.

Main tasks/activities

  • Design and develop a business strategy for middle sized market with Property team.
  • Analyses and assesses technical (re) insurability regarding exposures and coverages on new offers and renewal submissions.
  • Prepares quotations, structured programs and offers proposals in accordance with guidelines.
  • Enters and maintains risk information into the various information systems and administers the accounts.
  • Develops relationships with and seeks business flow from agencies, retail brokers and clients directly in coordination with sales functions.
  • Participates in deal teams to execute transactions.
  • Supports the growth targets of property
  • Supports Head Property in developing strategies and planning actions to achieve growth targets.
  • Executes on initiatives and actions in cooperation with Head Property.
  • Cooperates closely and works in an integrated way with Products underwriters and Nat Cat specialists.
  • Contributes to other project work and accepts special assignments.


Representation activities and interaction with other parties

  • Coordinates with Products UW, Risk Engineering Services, CITO, Nat Cat teams and other SR entities where necessary.


Business & interpersonal skills

Experience,  knowledge and mind-set

  • Preferably 3+ year experience in property underwriting of Japanese commercial insurance
  • Experience in maintaining resp. building up relationships with brokers, agencies and clients is welcome
  • Understands the value proposition and products with respect to commercial insurance for large corporates in Japan
    - technical understanding
    - willing to learn Swiss Re CorSo product capabilities and being up to date
  • Open mindset and ability to drive innovation

Professional skills

  • Technical understanding of property risk assessment and underwriting processes
  • Basic IT skills
  • Master's degree in Risk Management or Engineering is preferred
  • Able to communicate and interact with people from different levels/locations
  • Native Japanese language (writing and speaking), fluent in English

Personality profile

  • Ability to self-organise and work in an independent way
  • Good structuring skills and able to execute efficiently
  • Persistence
    - follow through and overcome obstacles
    - be able to bring transactions to the finishing line
  • Goal oriented and team player



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 and their passion for sustainability.


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