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Contracts Specialist with French

Swiss Re

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Mlynské nivy 12, Bratislava, Slovakia (Job with occasional home office)
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: From 1 600 EUR/monthMinimum base salary for this job is 1600 eur. Our final offer to you will be set up fairly, considering the skills and experience that you bring to the Swiss Re Group.
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties

About the Role

You will:

- Individually produce contracts, provide technical advice relative to review of client proposed wordings, and draft traditional reinsurance treaty documents for - and work closely with - Client Managers and functional experts (FEs) in Marketing Actuarial/Pricing/Costing, Business Services, Products, Claims, Underwriting, Legal & Compliance, IT Governance, Technical Accounting, etc. to ensure that all required information is captured and to obtain clarification and understanding of requested work.

- Serve as a trained resource for both external clients and internal partners to steer contractual issues to resolution then meet expectations with respect to quality and turnaround time (TaT) 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.

- Initiate and facilitate effective collaboration via continuous dialogue between us and the clients to garner 'buy-in' and consensus among parties; establish rapport and long-term relationships with external contacts for assigned client accounts.

- Negotiate directly with clients as delegated by Client Manager - via phone/visits - for explanation, clarification, and defense of terms as vital, follow-up with clients/CM/FEs to achieve favourable resolution prior to execution and enhance the client experience and ease of doing business (EoDB) with SR as reflected in surveys relative to the contract negotiation process.

- Maintain 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.

- Work with the team to maintain existing and develop new tools, systems, and processes, including the Contracts Digital Transformation project.

- Maintain awareness of emerging issues, problematic clauses, and provide related guidance.

Employee perks, benefits

• Attractive performance-based bonus
• Ultra flexible working time in hybrid setup, allowing you to work also from home
• Modern office spaces in attractive location
• 5 additional days of holiday
• Lunch allowance fully paid by Swiss Re
• Referral bonus
• Pension & risk insurance contribution
• Sick days and sick leave support
• Public transport benefit
• Multisport card

Information about the selection process

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.

This job offer is suitable for people who have been impacted by the invasion of Ukraine.

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

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

Secondary with school-leaving examination
Follow-up/Higher Professional Education
University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2) and French - Upper intermediate (B2)

The position is suitable for a fresh graduate


Personality requirements and skills

About You

- Legal background / training or familiarity with our reinsurance contract provisions; law degree preferred but not required

- Fluency in English and French required; any other European language (German / Italian) a plus

- Professional experience (minimum 2+ years) in legal and/or contract law within the re/insurance industry and related markets

- Understanding of Life and Health (L&H) products, risks, controls, governance, business unit functions and processes (e.g., claims, reinsurance administration, underwriting, actuarial)

- Strong ability to analyze reinsurance wordings and apply contract principles, taking a pragmatic approach to solving problems

- Effective negotiation, influencing, training and change management skills

- Detail oriented; excellent organizational and time management skills; quick learner; ability to set appropriate priorities, work independently, productively, and efficiently

- Visible confidence in a group setting

- Excellent written and verbal communication, listening, and presentation skills

- Creative, innovative, analytical, and conceptual skills; a great teammate

- Takes personal responsibility and accountability, encourages others through passion and dedication to the strategic goals of the function

- Ability to provide and seek meaningful and constructive feedback


Brief description of the company

As the world's leading and most diversified global reinsurer, we offer as our core business financial services products that enable risk taking essential to enterprise and progress. Our company was founded in Zurich, Switzerland in 1863, and operates in more than 25 countries and provides its expertise and services to clients throughout the world. We combine financial strengths with experience, knowledge and creative thought to explore new opportunities in the interests of our clients, staff and shareholders.

Number of employees

1000 and more employees


Contact person: Lenka Schutova