Underwriting Assistant (fulltime/partime)

Life Reinsurance

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Underwriting Assistant (fulltime/partime)

Life Reinsurance

For other companies, it's merely lip service. For us, it is a guiding principle: &Go. It stands for the trust we place in our employees and their abilities. Because we believe that shared success is only possible when everyone is given the scope they need to let their talents unfold in the best possible way. The best way not only for your personal development, but for the development of the company as a whole.

Do you enjoy the challenges and excitement of a growing business? Join our Life Reinsurance Underwriting team, one of the newest specialty areas within our successful Active Reinsurance Department, and make your contribution to building a solid, efficient and successful new venture within Helvetia. We look forward to receiving your application.

Your responsibility

  • You are part of the Life Underwriting Team in the Active Reinsurance Department
  • You are responsible for the Underwriting Back-office and support the Senior Underwriters and Underwriters who serve clients in a specific region of the world 
  • The role requires interaction with clients and brokers and you play an important part in providing these parties with a level of service that builds a positive image of the Helvetia brand
  • You develop best practice with fellow Underwriting Assistants and share knowledge across the teams
  • You enter and maintain underwriting information for the assigned business in the reinsurance system and associated systems
  • Employment percentage: 80 - 100

Your qualification

  • Completed Bachelor's degree in business administration or equivalent education
  • A strong understanding of insurance numbers and statistics is required
  • Clear understanding of reinsurance products and strong administration skills: planning, organisation, time management, computer skills and strong attention to detail
  • Ideally 5 years of experience within the reinsurance or insurance industry
  • Independent, precise, process-oriented working method
  • Initative team player with very good analytical and interpretation skills and strong mathematical aptitude
  • Fluent in English, additional languages such as French, Spanish or German would be a plus
  • Experienced with SAP is advantageous

St. Gallen / Zurich
Part-time or Full-time
With work experience
to be defined

What we offer



Simone Schlegel Moser
Recruiting Partner

Take the first step now by applying online. We only consider direct applications and kindly ask recruiting agencies not to send us candidates.

For this position we cannot consider applications through recruitment agencies.

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Dean Graham
Head Life Reinsurance

Working at Helvetia

At Helvetia we look for people with distinctive strengths and weaknesses – genuine personalities with a bold, wholehearted approach who will not be deterred by the odd headwind. After all, it's only by trying out new ideas and learning from them that we can move forward both as individuals and as a company. We place this confidence in all our employees and this is precisely what makes working for Helvetia so special. Our take on this: &Go.

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