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Location: 

Mexico City, MX

 

Natural Catastrophes and Weather Risk Specialist 

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

 

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated, entrepreneurial-minded and tenacious person with ideally 2-3 years’ relevant professional experience in the field of natural catastrophe, extreme weather risk assessment.

As a member of the global Product Management team, the successful candidate will work very closely with the regional Public Sector Solutions (PSS) client management team and with the Products teams from both CorSo (insurance) and Reinsurance. The candidate is expected to represent PSS' business solution capabilities in the respective region, allowing us to offer client ready, value adding products, meeting actual client needs. You will utilize your own expertise and leverages the Groups overall technical know-how, not the least by means of effectively collaborating with cross functional teams.

While technical abilities and project management skill will be core criteria for the successful candidate, ability to effectively present complex technical aspects in an easy to grasp way, in writing as well as orally, are of equal importance.

 

Key accountabilities include:

  • Assessing and modelling natural catastrophe and weather risks with focus on the Latin American region using existing tools but also designing robust novel solutions.
  • Representing and leveraging the full spectrum of Swiss Re products and solutions across multiple lines of business (bringing the Groups capabilities to bear).
  • Close collaboration with the Products and local client facing teams, also in front of clients, for the best possible and most effective delivery of sales efforts, represent the team's technical expertise locally.
  • Contribute to sales effectiveness with the preparation of technical documentation.
  • Be a "translator" between the client need and what Swiss Re can offer or develop.  This by using language and illustrations that makes such material appreciated by the non-expert.
  • Driving effectiveness and insures replication of successful transactions to improve efficiency and overall economics of PSS’ transaction management

 

About the Team

Governments and other public sector entities are increasingly aware of the various risks they absorb as explicit or implicit risk takers. Over the last nine years, Swiss Re has invested in educating public sector partners about this changing paradigm and identifying ways that risk transfer can help governments handle these new fiscal challenges.

The success of Public Sector Solutions presents Swiss Re with a significant opportunity for expansion and business development and solidifies the public sector as a meaningful element of Swiss Re's growth strategy across its (re)insurance and capital markets related businesses. In helping our clients, we can accelerate economic development, improve risk awareness and deepen social resilience.

We aim to develop business opportunities with the public sector by systematically approaching national and municipal governments, NGOs and development banks in a coordinated way across the Group. We provide risk transfer solutions to reduce the contingent liabilities of governments. These solutions range from non-traditional risk transfer products such as cat bonds for pandemics to reinsurance coverages for SMEs for a changing climate.

While the team increasingly reaches out into other lines of business, large natural catastrophes as well as large-scale weather-related risks remain at the very core of our business success.  

To reach our ambitious business targets, we are looking for a Product Manager with a core focus on Latin America who is ready for such a challenge and keen to support Public Sector Solutions in a technical function and close to the client.

 

About You

  • Ideally of 2-3 years of professional experience, ideally in field of risk assessment, risk modelling or applied sciences
  • Previous experience in the field of or related to the insurance industry will be a plus
  • Above average background in natural sciences or related discipline (master's degree or higher).
  • Superior command of analytics software including but not limited to Excel, VBA, Matlab or "R"
  • Outspoken, self-propelled individual who enjoys working in a global environment and enjoys working in oftentimes virtual team settings. Skilled communicator.
  • Excellent team player, willing to take different roles in a fast-changing and agile environment.
  • You are fluent in Spanish and English, any other language a plus (e.g. Portuguese)

 

IMPORTANT: Please submit your CV in English because this position will report to Zurich

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.