Beijing, 11, CN


Agriculture Specialist, Remote Sensing 

About Swiss Re

The Swiss Re Group 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. It anticipates and manages risk – from natural catastrophes to climate change, from ageing populations to cybercrime. The aim of the Swiss Re Group is to enable society to thrive and progress, creating new opportunities and solutions for its clients. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1863, the Swiss Re Group operates through a network of around 80 offices globally. It is organised into three Business Units, each with a distinct strategy and set of objectives contributing to the Group’s overall mission.


About the Role

  • As Agriculture specialist, you will be part of the Swiss Re China Agriculture solutions team, enhance and execute Agriculture solutions strategy, develop pipelines, and achieve Swiss Re's ambitions in Agriculture segment.
  • Work closely with Agriculture Solutions Owner, Global P&C Solutions, Product Centre, underwriters and other data scientists in developing Agriculture solutions to meet needs from primary insurance partners.
  • Identify, develop and maintain relevant partnerships, including but not limited to agriculture insurance companies and tech companies.
  • Closely monitor Agriculture industry trends, including agro relevant technology.


About the Team

Continued growth in China P&C insurance marketplace offers more opportunities for innovation, and Agriculture is one of them. Increasing market needs and strong government support boost growth, for both conventional and emerging risks. Technology enabling next generation risk evaluation.

As Agriculture specialist you will contribute to the implementation of Swiss Re's Agriculture solutions in China and perform a diverse set of responsibilities in order to strongly position Swiss Re as a leader in the Agriculture Insurance space. This is a unique opportunity to drive innovation and technological developments so as to be part of the re/insurance transformation.


About You

Professional Experience

  • Minimum Master's degree with minimum 3 years work experience in agricultural (re)insurance and/or proven relevant experience in the agricultural industry, with a solid network and market knowledge in China (re)insurance market and agriculture industry.
  • In-depth knowledge of Google Earth Engine, all international and Chinese satellite programs, and data sets and providers.
  • Expert level in remote sensing data processing (preferably with focus on agriculture).
  • Good track record of working with remote sensing data processing and in-depth hands-on knowledge in product design.
  • Strong coding skills in one of the following languages: R, Matlab, Python.
  • Understanding in Agriculture insurance pricing, Nat Cat modelling, Agriculture Insurance Insights.
  • Deep understanding of Agriculture industry landscape, China Agriculture insurance market and future developments is a plus.


Skills & Capabilities

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and innovative thinking skills, as well as attention to details.
  • Comfortable and able to perform presentation, pitch solutions to clients.
  • Highly motivated and able to work independently.
  • A strong team player and experienced in working with cross-functional teams.
  • Passionate to take on new initiatives and build things from scratch
  • Get things done with can-do attitude.
  • Proficient in written and verbal English and Mandarin



  • Fluent in speaking, writing, and reading both English and Mandarin.
  • Based in Beijing, and willing to travel as required

Reference Code: 84419 


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