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Head of Property Underwriting - If Skadeförsäkring AB

If insures all that is valuable to you in life: People, animals, homes, cars and more. If also help companies to ensure that it is business as usual even if they suffer a claim. Thanks to their 7900 skilled employees, their 3.6 million customers have the right coverage and can feel confident that they will get the help they need if something should happen. If Insurance is the leading property and casualty insurer in the Nordic region. Offering solutions towards a broad customer base, from private individuals to large corporate customers. Headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Read more at www.if.se

Head of Property Underwriting – Sweden

The business at If is divided into customer segments within Private, Business and Industrial business areas. Business area Industrial covers large enterprises with comprehensive and complex insurance requirement. The customers have their base in the Nordic region, but as many of them has international business operations around the globe If offer solutions via own international branch offices as well as via global partners. Business area Industrial will tailor-make the insurance and risk management solutions for its customers. The main products are property, liability, marine cargo, motor and employee benefits. Business Line Property has been very successful during the years and is responsible for the largest share of premium volume within BA Industry. As the current Head of Property Underwriting Sweden is planning for retirement, we are now looking for a replacement.

We offer

Head of Property Underwriting offers a unique possibility to work with some of the most complex and challenging insurance risks in Sweden and the challenges and opportunities ahead are manifold. The risk landscape is constantly changing which puts continuous demands on the development of insurance solutions and pricing capabilities. At the same time there is a need to further develop If’s processes to meet quality, efficiency and compliance demands going forward. The role will be responsible for a team of 12 and a premium volume of 1.7 Billion SEK, part of Nordic Property Underwriting management team as well as management team If Industry Sweden. 


  • People focus. Further develop and coach a team-oriented, open and professional department, currently consisting of 12 employees.
  • Profitability. Responsible for the portfolio profitability and securing a profitable volume development.
  • Underwriting process. Development of overall risk acceptance tools and pricing models in cooperation with the Nordic Property manager and the management team
  • Efficiency & Quality. Secure efficient working processes of high quality
  • Market activities. Ensure that Property is working closely with Sales and Client Service in a proactive manner, and generally see to it that we are active in the market in the work of retaining existing clients and developing the volume of If Industrials Sweden Property portfolio
  • Underwriting control. Further development and follow-up of underwriting guidelines and methodology for quality control/quality improvements within the Property area in cooperation with the Nordic Property manager and the management team
  • Knowledge building. Responsibility for skills and knowledge building


  • Previous management experience
  • Proven experience from underwriting/risk assessment
  • A very good understanding of the insurance business and its profitability drivers
  • Understanding of industrial business, meritorious with experience/knowledge within Property Insurance
  • Fluent in English, written and oral

Personal characteristics

  • Solid leadership skills
  • Very good communication and cooperation skills
  • Analytical approach and strategic understanding
  • Business acumen
  • Structured
  • Innovative, proactive and driving personality

In this recruitment If Insurance is cooperating with K2 Search who is responsible for all external applicants. The application will be submitted into K2 Search database. For further information about the role please contact Petter Pålsson, petter.palsson@k2search.se or Sofia Gustafsson, sofia.gustafsson@k2search.se. All applications and contacts remain confidential. Selection is ongoing so do not wait to submit your application.