Toronto, ON, CA


Senior Property Underwriter, Corporate Solutions 

About Swiss Re

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions provides risk transfer solutions to large and mid-sized corporations around the world. Its innovative, highly customized products and standard insurance covers help to make businesses more resilient, while its industry-leading claims service provides additional peace of mind. Swiss Re Corporate Solutions serves clients from over 50 offices worldwide and is backed by the financial strength of the Swiss Re Group.


About the Team:

Supporting the General Property business in the Corporate Solutions, North America Property, Canada Region, and reporting into the Property Team Lead, Central and Eastern Canada, you will be part of a team of experienced underwriters, focused on profit-oriented underwriting of new and existing accounts and on building relationships with key partners in the large corporate and middle-market risk segments.


About the Role:

  • This is a production underwriting position responsible for handling multi-national/Global Fronted Programs, shared/layered structured programs, and 100% single-carrier (ground-up) property programs. Accounts vary from middle/upper middle market, with purchased limits amongst the highest on offer in the Canadian Market.
  • Your experience in developing Lead offerings for both complex structured programs and 100% single carrier business will add value to this role as will your experience in analyzing natural catastrophe perils and complex fire-driven occupancies
  • You will be required to establish and maintain specific industry know-how whilst communicating effectively to the market and representing Swiss Re Corporate Solutions in meetings with client, brokers and other SR Group entities
  • You will prepare proposals in accordance with and adhering to internal guidelines and review, assess and negotiate contract language
  • The role requires strong team work and collaboration with colleagues and also allows the opportunity of coaching of less experienced underwriters.


About You:

  • Educational background: University degree or equivalent with a strong business component preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of insurance, commercial property underwriting, and the Canadian property insurance market
  • Minimum 10 years underwriting experience or equivalent
  • Experience with structuring International Programs
  • Ability to utilize underwriting tools and applications
  • Business sense, service mindset and entrepreneurial spirit with a strong sense of ownership and a focus on execution – strong negotiation skills are important
  • Client-centric with a forward, dedicated style anticipating customer future needs
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Extensive broker contacts in the region a plus
  • Experience with diverse industries
  • Willingness and ability to travel within the region, and air travel for client/broker meetings, as needed
  • Willingness to cope with workload peaks
  • Ability to work well with teams and groups in multiple offices across organizational boundaries
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of integrity and credibility
  • Fluency in English, French would be an asset.



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