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Zurich, Zurich, CH

Underwriter Credit & Surety (80-100%)


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.

At Swiss Re we combine experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise to create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 13,000 employees across the world.

We offer a flexible working environment where curious and adaptable people thrive. Are you interested in joining us?


About the role

We are seeking a highly motivated and result oriented Underwriter to join our Credit & Surety Underwriting EMEA team in Zurich.


Growing economic profit from Credit & Surety clients in your dedicated geographical area of responsibility will fall under your remit. You will be responsible to accurately assess and cost Credit & Surety reinsurance products and provide high-quality UW analyses and decisions, consistent with Swiss Re’s risk appetite and guidelines. You will provide clients with reinsurance solutions which meet their marketing objectives, regulatory constraints and profitability targets.


Main activities of this role


  • Analyse and assess treaty and facultative business regarding risks, exposure and profitability and conduct adequate costing
  • Provide sound underwriting recommendations and decisions and ensure business is underwritten in compliance with Swiss Re’s guidelines and policies
  • Negotiate reinsurance terms and conditions directly with clients or in collaboration with Client Markets
  • Regularly interact with insurance clients, brokers and professional service providers in credit ecosystems to gather relevant information on market trends and opportunities as well as ensure a diligent underwriting and claims management
  • Ensure efficient coordination with internal stakeholders in Client Markets, Business Services, Credit Risk Management, Contracts, Business Management and Finance.


About you


  • Professional education (university degree in business administration, economics or law)
  • Ideally one year of successful track record in an underwriting-related position
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills, high interpersonal skills combined with a “can do” attitude
  • You are a great teammate who naturally brings individuals together as needed, across countries and functions
  • Proficient level of English and French language; any other European language is an advantage.


We are looking forward to your application!


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, including gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  Swiss Re offers modern work models and attractive work places that allow all employees to adapt to changing work preferences and life phases.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


Reference Code: 96542 


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