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Technical Associate

Company: Swiss Re
Location: Schaumburg
Posted on: June 5, 2021

Job Description:

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:

The Technical Associate is responsible for providing support to Swiss Re's Client Market Underwriting Teams, covering the US, Canada & EC Non-Life Treaty markets. As a Technical Associate, s/he will ensure that client market underwriting activities are performed accurately, efficiently and according to relevant timelines. The role will report to the Business Services Team Leader responsible for this department.


  • Provides treaty underwriter support for non-client facing activities including submission set up, underwriting support, expertise with our tools, records management and processes for Market UW/Underwriting and for Business Services.
  • Responsible for data quality and entry in our underwriting and client management tools and systems including migration, roll out and clean-up projects. Monitors and maintains adherence to internal systems guidelines and participates as a member of the system's Business Experts community.
  • Compliance Support - helps to ensure compliance with ORM, such as PNOC, 9 Month Compliance, Deal Status Monitoring, Contract Certainty and other governance requirements.
  • Contract review and comparison, including referring changes in the contract back to the treaty Underwriter. Needs to be able to read contracts and make basic extrapolations as to how they should be entered into our various systems.
  • Responsible for Business Services projects, and general systems responsibility.
  • Assists / supports with reporting
  • RICH - new entry and data clean-up projects as needed
  • Contract Editor, IUF and WIRE - data entry/local representative business expert
  • Records management - in force and legacy - shared drives, SharePoint, and OneDoc system

About the Team:

The position is part of the larger Business Services Team.

About You:


  • A four-year college degree or equivalent is highly preferred and higher education such as an MBA is valued
  • A strong customer focus and service orientation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to transfer knowledge and experience to colleagues
  • Ability to complete work independently or in cooperation with others on well-defined tasks in a project and some independently
  • (Re)insurance knowledge and/or actuarial studies a plus
  • Reliable and self-reliant task manager
  • Strong data analytics capabilities preferred
  • Advanced Excel skills preferred
  • Strong Word, SharePoint, and PowerPoint skills preferred

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.


Reference Code: 101009

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Underwriter, Actuarial, Compliance, Accounting, HR, Insurance, Legal, Finance, Human Resources

Keywords: Swiss Re, Schaumburg , Technical Associate, Other , Schaumburg, Illinois

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