Zurich, ZH, CH


Senior Extended Warranty Underwriter 

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:

We are looking for an experienced Extended Warranty underwriter, ideally from the insurance sector, with experience in wider Affinity-related product suits, to underwrite business and support Swiss Re's client teams across the globe. Your job will entail examining, underwriting and developing facultative and treaty business in accordance with defined marketing objectives and financial targets. Your main focus will be to identify and exploit new business opportunities.


Some duties of the team:

  • It is upon us to develop and execute a strategic plan for the sustainable growth of our global Extended Warranty book of business.
  • We originate and underwrite Extended Warranty covers and deploy coverages according to risk quality and Group guidelines.
  • We market and promote Swiss Re vis-à-vis clients, brokers and associations, with the aim of developing personal relationships. We define optimal solutions for our clients based on our solid product know-how and in collaboration with our global network of specialists.
  • We will develop an internal training programme to transfer knowledge to underwriters around the globe.
  • We travel as required.

Our performance is being looked at based upon bottom line results and market impact, but also on behavioural aspects. Furthermore, we will continue developing the Special Risks team – which, amongst others, is responsible for the Extended Warranty product – in order to further expand our book business.


About the Team

You will be part of a highly motivated, successful and divers team based in Zurich and Bratislava that enjoys entertaining a global and comprehensive portfolio of risks and client contacts. The team manages a fascinating set of Special Risks products, thus a close and flexible collaboration is key for our success. We would like to strengthen our team with an ambitious, effective and curious colleague with a distinct "can do" attitude to whom personal development has a high priority. You can make the difference!


About You:

Professional / educational experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in Extended Warranty Underwriting preferably in the insurance sector. You should bring a comprehensive set of underwriting know-how and extensive experience in this product line.
  • We seek for a distinct ambitious mindset to use your entrepreneurial freedom to be successful. This and your relationship management skills will enable you to develop a solid deal pipeline. Ideally, you entertain a comprehensive network of business contacts.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English is key. Any additional language is an advantage.
  • Experienced to work in an international environment.


Personal skills:

  • Outstanding teammate who can work independently and takes responsibility for making decisions.
  • Solution and result oriented, ability to deliver, pragmatic and efficient. An explicit can do mentality is a requirement.
  • Ability and motivation to obtain, use and share information, ideas and knowledge with others across the organisation and clients as appropriate to maximise business effectiveness. The continuous development and further conceptual build-up of Extended Warranty know-how in Swiss Re and it's sharing amongst the Reinsurance Business Unit will be an important duty.
  • Open-minded, credible, enthusiastic and curious to learn.
  • Aware of the importance of internal and external clients, understands their needs and works with them to meet those. Focuses on delivery, meeting deadlines and providing high quality service.
  • Ability to adapt to changes in objectives and priorities actively in response to changing business needs.
  • Eager to continuously improve.


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