Zurich, Zurich, CH


Dutch speaking Senior Life and Health Underwriter BeNeLux 

About Swiss Re

The Swiss Re Group 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. It anticipates and manages risk – from natural catastrophes to climate change, from ageing populations to cybercrime. The aim of the Swiss Re Group is to enable society to thrive and progress, creating new opportunities and solutions for its clients. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1863, the Swiss Re Group operates through a network of around 80 offices globally. It is organised into three Business Units, each with a distinct strategy and set of objectives contributing to the Group’s overall mission.


About the role


Are you a dedicated and passionate senior L&H Underwriter looking for a change? Are you fluent in Dutch and  English?

Swiss Re is looking for an ambitious and future-minded Senior L&H Underwriter to join the BeNeLux Team in Zürich.

In addition to some more traditional underwriting activities, such as UW case management decision making with appropriate risk management controls, training and audit, we also need someone who likes to be client facing, helping our clients in both operational and strategic areas.

Project management skills are needed as part of the role is responsibility for the Dutch version of our underwriting tool Life Guide.

This opportunity offers great career development opportunities for existing underwriters or (re)insurance professionals who are really looking for a role where they can directly influence the success of Swiss Re and its partners.

The role will work together with the dedicated BeNeLux cross functional teams (Client Markets, Claims, Costing) on product development, on innovative solutions and in helping to establish Swiss Re as the premier underwriting partner to support our clients with their challenges.


About You

  • You are an experienced L&H underwriter
  • You have strong local market knowledge
  • You have solid skills on financial and medical UW
  • You must be fluent in Dutch & English, French being an asset.
  • You have experience in L&H product development and/or project management, or have worked in a client-facing role in another capacity
  • Significant awareness of market and portfolio dynamics, including the ability to anticipate and mitigate potential risks and opportunities
  • You are willing to take accountability for leading and driving tasks & projects, combined with ability to collaborate and support colleagues and the wider team.
  • You are comfortable with technology and innovation
  • You can collaborate and support colleagues and the wider EMEA team across markets
  • Besides strong technical underwriting knowledge, you should be comfortable talking to senior level clients and ideally have experience of marketing (re)insurance services.


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.

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