Senior Underwriter Agriculture

Date: Nov 13, 2021

Location: Zurich, CH

Company: SCOR


Zurich Switzerland (CH) 


Senior Underwriter Agriculture 




Job Summary

Lead and grow a profitable Agriculture reinsurance portfolio in the assigned markets with a strong market presence and ability to access opportunities.


Key duties and responsibilities

  • Coordinator and driver of the underwriting activities related to the assigned area and strategic direction of the Agriculture unit; manages client relationships and the portfolio for the assigned markets (incl. profitability)
  • Visits and meets with clients and brokers frequently to establish SCOR, to carry SCOR's vision and mission to the marketplace, to collect and analyze all the information needed for a proper underwriting process
  • Responsibility for the strategy, client tactic as well as respective planning and accuracy of plan implementation in the assigned area 
  • Accountability for an efficient administration of the assigned portfolio as well as for planning into action pre-underwriting and underwriting operations
  • Performs in-depth technical analyses of treaty business and assumes underwriting decision taking into account the inputs received from market responsible, Actuaries, Nat Cat, Technical Accounting, Claims and Legal
  • Monitors market development and explores trends and cycle in the reinsurance market and coordinates these findings with the respective departments
  • Willingness to travel (world-wide)


Required Experience

  • At least 7-10 years of work experience in comparable position
  • Thorough understanding of Agriculture Re-/Insurance products and experience in underwriting and structuring these products


Personal Competencies

  • Excellent communication skills and interested in working in virtual teams
  • Accurate and reliable working attitude
  • Creative and open to new solutions
  • Excellent command of English (written and spoken); additional languages are an advantage
  • Team player personality with a strong sense of reliability and responsibility


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