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. We cover both Property & Casualty and Life & Health. 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.
About the Role
Are you passionate about drafting contracts? Come to help us shape future of our business!
If your secret weapon is building cooperative relationships with colleagues and clients while using your legal knowledge, keep reading!
Our team is seeking a Senior Reinsurance Contracts Counsel to join us in supporting reinsurance business in EMEA. You will draft and review reinsurance contract wordings, advise on reinsurance contract related matters and engage with internal and external clients to negotiate and finalize the terms of reinsurance contracts.
Apply your senior level reinsurance experience and legal skills to the development of our reinsurance contracts
Independently draft and critique reinsurance contracts and related documents to align written agreements with business intent and corporate requirements
Align Swiss Re's reinsurance contracts with applicable law, regulations and internal requirements
Coordinate, communicate and participate in development of corporate policies on contract related matters
Collaborate with internal partners in contract negotiations, including discussions with external clients and brokers
Act as expert technical advisor, providing guidance to various corporate functions regarding contract interpretation, implications of contract language and standard methodologies
Contribute to our technology transformation journey by supporting the enhancement of our contract management IT infrastructure working closely with and developing tools
Develop training materials and deliver training
Maintain strong governance risk and control standards with respect to contract wordings and processes.
In this role we encourage you to develop and apply a thorough understanding of relevant law, regulations and market practices in the EMEA region. You will also require strong analytical abilities, experience in business negotiations, and excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to engage confidently and in an impactful manner with internal partners and clients. We are seeking a candidate with an innovative, pragmatic and results-oriented attitude, who possesses the ability to work independently with a sense of personal responsibility and accountability, while also building cooperative relationships with partners.
University degree in law and further professional legal qualifications
Experience in re/insurance as a lawyer/attorney or related experience such as contract/policy specialist or claims handling role
Solid understanding of P&C products and local re/insurance markets
Digital contracting capabilities, data analytical capabilities are a plus
Strong negotiations skills and communication skills
Agile, pragmatic and can-do attitude
Proficiency in English and ability to draft contracts in both languages (German language is preferred as well)
We look forward to your application!
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.
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