Share this Job
Apply now »

Zurich, Zurich, CH

Head Product Centre Credit & Surety (80-100%)

We are looking for an Underwriter and/or Credit lead who will collaborate with the Chief Underwriting Officer of the Credit & Surety Reinsurance unit in all business steering, portfolio management and governance activities.


What will be your main responsibilities?

  • Business steering and portfolio management, from strategic, financial, and capacity planning, to monitoring, analyzing, and reporting on key industry trends, portfolio developments, and key performance indicators to senior management.

  • Maintaining and constantly improving the Credit & Surety Underwriting (C&S UW) governance, compliance and costing frameworks, including underwriting standards and authorities, referral approvals, capacity and limits monitoring, and costing parameter setting and review processes, in close collaboration with C&S UW, Global Specialty Centre, SRI, Risk Management, P&C Business Management, as well as with SR Corporate Solutions.

  • Act as the center of competence for C&S (re)insurance products and industry trends, support underwriters in their daily business, and coordinate and support technical education and knowledge transfers.

  • Handle and support internal initiatives and projects for the department and for Global Specialty, such as our Data & Analytics initiative to foster data-driven insights on macroeconomic, geopolitical and industry trends.

  • Handle the C&S UW expense budget, including planning, monitoring, and reporting.


About the Team

Credit & Surety Underwriting reinsures clients in Credit, Surety and Political Risk Insurance worldwide. Being part of the Global Specialty unit, the team is located in several premises across Americas, Europe and Asia.


About You

  • University degree or equivalent, preferably in business administration, natural sciences, economics, or law

  • Knowledge of C&S (re)insurance with at least 7 years of proven experience, preferably as an underwriter and/or product manager is a must!

  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills, capable of taking care of large data sets

  • Self-starter with high degree of curiosity and drive to deliver results while keeping the bigger picture in sight

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English, further languages are a plus

  • Strong sense of ownership & accountability

  • Proven project and process leadership skills

  • Motivated and able to work as an encouraging teammate and networker in a multi-cultural and complex environment

Are you ready to kick off the challenge? Do not hesitate to apply NOW!


We provide feedback to all candidates via email. If you have not heard back from us, please check your spam folder.




About Swiss Re


Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. We anticipate and manage a wide variety of risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime. Combining experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise, we create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 14,000 employees across the world.

Our success depends on our ability to build an inclusive culture encouraging fresh perspectives and innovative thinking. We embrace 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.



Reference Code: 123510 



Job Segment: Surety, Compliance, Risk Management, Underwriter, Credit, Insurance, Legal, Finance

Apply now »