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Toronto, ON, CA

Underwriting Associate- Executive Risks

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.



About the Role


In support of the North Americas Executive Risk, deliver timely and accurate business-processing, administrative, technical and marketing support to the underwriting process for Insurance & Specialty Underwriters and Client Managers. Duties and responsibilities directly impact productivity, process efficiency, timeliness, profitability, and accuracy of the underwriting process.


- Conduct preliminary deal analysis; prepare applicable account data for review by underwriter or client manager.

- Communicate well with others to answer questions, reviewing files, records, and other documentation as needed; disseminate or explain information, take direction, and address complaints.

- Read, organize and work with detailed source documents from external customer information, determine appropriate next steps.

- High interaction via telephone, e-mail, or in person with external customers delivering superior customer service, and obtaining/providing information as needed.

- Support underwriting teams in organizing and preparing data for client/broker meetings.

- Compose business correspondence, as needed, with input from underwriters (if needed).

- Attend meetings, seminars, and programs to learn about new processes and guidelines, learn new skills, and stay updated with the underwriting team supported. (some travel involved)

- Participate on special projects, as assigned.


About the Team 


This role is a part of a team of Underwriting Associates and Analysts, reporting into a Team Leader. It requires high interaction and coordination with underwriting, near-shore/off-shore, other functional areas including, but not limited to Products, Finance, Claims, Compliance and Policy Processing.


About You


- Associates Degree or equivalent; 4-year degree a plus

- Clear interest in the Insurance industry with some exposure to an Insurance environment

- Knowledge and understanding of commercial (property / casualty) insurance principles and practices are a plus

- Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.)

- Takes initiative and driven to achieve operational excellence; self-motivated with desire to deliver results for the team/group

- Ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision; but also works well in conjunction with others

- Strongly detailed-oriented with proven analytical skills including the ability to identify and report problems or errors while working with significant amounts of detailed information

- Superior ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate, and monitor personal/team work plans, maintaining status and oversight of multiple submissions

- Effective team player with a positive outlook and proven ability to work in globally located team situations, understanding and demonstrating sensitivity toward cultural differences

- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with internal and external people in a multi-cultural environment

- Excellent listening, reading, written, and verbal communication skills

- Strong customer-focus and service orientation

- Adaptability to changes in tasks and priorities

- Willing to travel.



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: 119281 


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