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Beijing, BJ, CN

Senior Agriculture Underwriter


About Swiss Re

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.

At Swiss Re we combine experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise to create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 13,000 employees across the world.

We offer a flexible working environment where curious and adaptable people thrive. Are you interested in joining us?


About the role

We are looking for a dynamic, open minded, business-oriented underwriter with a passion for agriculture reinsurance underwriting, and new product development to join the Agriculture Reinsurance Team in China.

The core focus of the role will be underwriting complex agriculture reinsurance business, developing new agriculture new products, designing tailor-made solutions for clients, closely working with Swiss Re Agriculture Product Center on the new product development and strengthening Swiss Re's leading position in China market.

Key responsibilities:

- Underwrite agriculture reinsurance business in adherence to Swiss Re's underwriting guidelines and best practices

- Develop new agriculture reinsurance business together with Swiss Re solution teams, Global Agriculture Product Center and cross functional team by designing tailor-made solutions for government initiatives and agriculture technology initiatives.

- Drive and lead portfolio steering initiative and Research &Development project to support Swiss Re`s agriculture insurance business growth strategy

- Provide proactive, accurate and timely response to assigned clients on portfolio analysis and pricing - Identify opportunities to work with assigned clients by delivering Swiss Re's value propositions

- Drive and develop the structuring of more efficient new products, treaty structures or new reinsurance programs

- Deepen the client relationship and develop differentiating services/solutions - Ensure Swiss Re is the first port of call for assigned clients


About the team

Swiss Re is a global leader in agricultural reinsurance. Deep expertise and our global footprint put us in a strong position to serve clients in both mature and emerging markets. You will work with a strong global team of more than 30 Agriculture reinsurance specialists based in Beijing, Zurich, Singapore, Mumbai, Mexico and Sao Paulo. You will be also in close cooperation with Swiss Re's agriculture R&D unit, where you will gain in-depth knowledge and experience in Swiss Re's agriculture reinsurance modeling and new product development.


About You

- Minimum 8 years work experience in relevant insurance or reinsurance underwriting and/or proven relevant experience in the agricultural industry, agriculture related nature catastrophe research, with a solid network and market knowledge in China (re)insurance market and agriculture industry

- Strong data analytical, coding, portfolio steering, problem solving and innovative thinking skills, as well as attention to details

- Excellent skills in communication, presentation, sales, negotiation, influencing, etc.

- Outstanding record in marketing, business development and project management

- Highly motivated and results oriented with a strong team spirit

- Passionate to take on new initiatives and break new ground

- Proficient in written and verbal English and Mandarin

- Comfortable with frequent traveling, multi-tasks and high pressure

- Preferably master degree or above in Agriculture, Actuarial science, Natural Hazards, Finance, Economics, Insurance or other related disciplines

- Preferably programming/modeling skills including Matlab, R, VB and etc.,

Reference Code: 106597 


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