• Full Time
  • London

Swiss RE 30 St Mary Axe,

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  • Spanish
  • Italian
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30 St Mary Axe, London

Full job description

As a Contract Specialist you will primarily draft traditional reinsurance treaty documents for – and closely work with – Client Managers and functional experts (FEs) from various business areas and, provide technical advice relative to review of client proposed wordings. These tasks will be carried out ensuring that all required information is acquired and correctly captured, and that there is clarity and understanding of all terms and conditions.


About the Role


Additionally what you can look for is:

  • Serving as a trained specialist for both external clients and internal partners to steer contractual issues to resolution.
  • Meeting expectations with respect to quality and turnaround time of advice and deliverables, e.g., standard treaty provisions and rationale, develop/recommend alternative wording, assist in complex wordings negotiations with clients and product development, and conduct trainings.
  • Initiating and facilitating an effective collaboration via continuous dialogue between us and the clients to garner ‘buy-in’ and consensus among parties.
  • Build rapport and long-term relationships with external contacts for assigned client accounts.
  • Negotiating directly with clients as delegated by Client Manager – via phone/visits and improve the client experience and ease of doing business with Swiss Re as reflected in surveys relative to the contract negotiation process.
  • Maintaining strong governance risk and control standards in wordings and processes; support the development and implementation of guidelines for local Contracts processes and contribute to our global initiatives; apply a continuous process improvement (CPI) mentality; look for simplification / alignment opportunities; actively participate as needed in the development and maintenance of our model wordings.
  • Working with the team to maintain existing and develop new tools, systems, and processes.


About the Team


The L&H Contracts team is a global team (almost 30 colleagues), with presence in 9 countries (across US, Canada, LatAm, EMEA, UK, Asia and Australia), reviewing contracts in different languages. You will support the UK, Ireland and EMEA region.


About You


We are looking for a detail oriented and analytical quick learner with excellent organizational and time management skills who can set appropriate priorities and work independently. You are an excellent communicator who can take personal responsibility and accountability and encourage others through passion and dedication to the strategic goals of the function.


What we would like you to have:

  • Legal background / training or familiarity with our reinsurance contract provisions; law degree preferred but not required.
  • Fluency in English and Italian required; any other European language (German / Spanish) a plus.
  • Professional experience (minimum 2+ years) in legal and/or contract law.
  • Understanding of Life and Health (L&H) products, risks, controls, governance, business unit functions and processes (e.g., claims, reinsurance administration, underwriting, actuarial) is a huge plus!
  • Strong ability to analyze reinsurance wordings and apply contract principles, taking a pragmatic approach to solving problems.


We feedback to all candidates via email. If you have not heard back from us, please check your spam folder.


We are an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. Our aim is to live visible and invisible diversity – diversity of age, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, physical abilities, personalities, and experiences – at all levels and in all functions and regions. We also collaborate in a flexible working environment, providing you with a compelling degree of autonomy to decide how, when, and where to carry out your tasks.


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. #LI-Hybrid


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. Combining experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise, we create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 14,000 employees across the world.

Our success depends on our ability to build an inclusive culture encouraging fresh perspectives and innovative thinking. We embrace a workplace where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive and develop professionally regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, skillset, thought or other characteristics. In our inclusive and flexible environment everyone can bring their authentic selves to work and their passion for sustainability.


Reference Code: 129541

To apply for this job please visit careers.swissre.com.

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