Toronto, ON, CA


Team Lead - Casualty Canada 

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 Role

This is an underwriting and management position for someone with broad experience and established broker connections in the Canadian Commercial Casualty insurance market.


You will be managing an assigned team of underwriters as well as generating new business opportunities by leveraging broker contacts, analyzing and assessing the technical insurability in respect of exposures and coverages, reviewing cover structures, wordings and proposals and preparing quotations.


Utilizing your broad network of relationships at key broking houses, extensive knowledge of the Canadian commercial lines marketplace, and strong technical underwriting expertise in the upper middle market, large corporate primary liability risk segments, you will have a key role in the development, implementation, and successful execution of our strategic plan for Casualty in Canada. As a market facing team leader/underwriter you have a penchant for being out in the market, developing a robust pipeline of profitable growth business opportunities.


Your role will be instrumental to the successful build out of our primary General Liability platform in Canada. This will include collaborating with internal stakeholders pertaining to the development of our underwriting risk appetite, policy wordings, distribution strategy, and enabling infrastructure, all to ensure we are equipped for success.


The key responsibilities will include:

Underwriting and Portfolio Management

  • Building and sustaining our Canada Casualty portfolio through new business and renewal opportunities.
  • Analysing and assessing risk and coverage exposures. Preparing, structuring, and negotiating quotations in accordance with guidelines, working closely with both the local CorSo team and resources elsewhere in the Group (Products/Risk Engineering /Claims Management/Actuaries) as appropriate.

Business Development

  • In collaboration with local Underwriting colleagues, develop and maintain a pipeline of business opportunities
  • Support multiline Canada sales planning and execution with the local Sales team
  • Furthermore, you may contribute to project work, work in international deal teams and accept special assignments as required.

External Representation

  • Represent Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Canada via regular contact with brokers and clients involving our Casualty lines of business
  • Attend Company and key Industry organized events as appropriate (ie CRIMS)

Product Research, Development & Innovation

  • Collaborate in the development of new product opportunities as appropriate and the adjustment of current products to meet the needs of the Canadian market as appropriate


Provide input into planning and controlling functions and contribute to the operational needs of the Team as appropriate.


About You

Educational background

  • University degree or equivalent

Professional experience

  • Proven track record of successful underwriting in General Liability, Lead Umbrella and Excess lines of large to upper middle market Canadian Corporates
  • Strong technical underwriting background and customer focus mindset
  • 10 + years of underwriting experience
  • Successful track record in building / growing a sustainable portfolio
  • Broad network of broker and client contacts
  • High level of self-motivation and ability to work independently
  • Well-developed interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Self-starter, ability and willingness to take the initiative in a team oriented environment
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of software applications
  • Position requires a willingness to travel


  • English (fluency in French would be an asset).


About the Team

This position is part of the Casualty and Professional Lines team, reporting directly to the Head Casualty, Professional and Financial Lines Canada who in turn reports to the Corporate Solutions Canadian CEO. The team consists of a Professional and Financial Lines Team Lead and experienced underwriters.




The Company is an equal opportunity employer. It is the practice of the Company to recruit, hire and promote without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, pregnancy, sexual orientations, marital status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Decisions on employment are solely based on an individual's qualifications for the position being filled.

During the recruitment process, reasonable accommodations for disabilities are available upon request. If contacted for an interview, please inform the Recruiter/HR Professional of the accommodation needed.


Reference Code: 83610 



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