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Vancouver, British Columbia, CA

Property Underwriter, Corporate Solutions, Vancouver


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.

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions offers a flexible working environment where curious and adaptable people thrive. Are you interested in joining us?


About the Team:

Supporting the General Property business in the Corporate Solutions, North America Property, Canada Region, and reporting into the Western Leader, you will be based in Vancouver and 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:

  • Develop and maintain a relationship with your clients which includes regular, effective communication as well as any portfolio specific issues
  • Profitably grow and maintain a book of business, paying particular attention to severity, loss ratio, and profile of business written
  • Prepare internal reviews on new and renewal business, quotations, and offers proposals in accordance with guidelines
  • Assist in the timely issuance of binders and policies as well as the timely collection of premium
  • Learns and Uses SR tools and systems for the development of terms and conditions
  • Enters and maintains risk information into the various information systems and administers the accounts
  • Establishes and maintains specific industry sector 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.


About You:

  • Educational background: University degree or equivalent with a strong business component preferred
  • In depth knowledge of insurance, commercial property underwriting, and the property insurance market, specifically, the Canadian Region territory – minimum of 3-5 years underwriting experience or equivalent
  • Ability to lead internal (technical/organisational) and/or external (market/client development) projects
  • Experience and understanding of NatCat and man-made risk management, loss-prevention and underwriting
  • Ability to profitably underwrite structured programs: primary, excess and quota share as well as ground-up property programs.
  • Solid negotiation skills and ability to cross sell SR’s product offering
  • Business and client focus with proven business impact
  • Strong analytical/logical thinking skills
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
  • Strong industry reputation
  • Knowledge and proficiency in the use of underwriting tools, applications, and guidelines
  • Understands legal/regulatory issues, filings and form development
  • Keeps abreast of market environment and trends
  • Ability to work well with teams and groups in multiple offices across organizational boundaries
  • Fluency in English, French would be an asset.


Swiss Re is an equal opportunity employer. It is our practice 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.


Keywords: Underwriting, Property
Reference Code: 93167