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. Combining experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise, we create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 14,000 employees across the world.
Our success depends on our ability to build an inclusive culture encouraging fresh perspectives and innovative thinking. We embrace a workplace where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive and develop professionally regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, skillset, thought or other characteristics. In our inclusive and flexible environment everyone can bring their authentic selves to work.
About the role
Do you have strong re/insurance and/or risk management expertise, with a background in life science/medicine/health or law? Are you ready to identify and assess new and changing risks, translate research into business insights and discuss emerging risk implications with key stakeholders?
If yes, the current open role as Senior Emerging Risk Manager in Sustainability, Emerging and Political Risk Management might be an interesting opportunity for you! In this role, you will work in a diverse and dedicated team which detects, assesses and reports emerging risks across the Swiss Re Group.
Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
Research a wide array of societal, environmental, economic, political and technological risks which might become relevant for the industry and Swiss Re more specifically;
Lead risk assessments exploring the consequences of specific emerging risks for the re/insurance industry and for Swiss Re in collaboration with experts across the company;
Support our core emerging risk processes and the management of our external emerging risk publications
Support the further development of our processes (including using digital solutions) and platforms (including a unique crowdsourcing tool);
Act as a risk partner for our regional and functional emerging risk networks as well as for the mitigation of emerging risks and development of products and solutions;
Contribute to various internal reporting and communication formats
Represent Swiss Re selectively in international expert fora and support client-facing staff with client interactions.
About the team
Our Sustainability, Emerging & Political Risk Management team integrates environmental, social and governance issues into Swiss Re's business practices and operations, acts as a catalyst for emerging risks and an analyst for political risks.
More specifically Emerging Risk Management performs forward-looking risk identification. It has the responsibility to capture early risk notions as well as to assess and monitor the emerging risk landscape, its drivers and its impact on the re/insurance industry.
Acting as a catalyst for emerging risk identification, the team entertains a network for early signal detection and qualitative risk assessment across geographies and risk disciplines. We deliver emerging risk insights which help to raise risk awareness, mitigate specific risks and design insurance solutions.
You have worked at least 5 years in re/insurance, with broad experience in (Life & Health) underwriting and/or risk management.
Preferably, you have an advanced degree in life science, medicine, health or law.
In addition, you:
Have strong analytical skills and an ability to focus on details without losing sight of the bigger picture
Have strong project management and organisational skills
Demonstrate a flexible approach to work assignments with a proactive attitude, high degree of own initiative and desire for continuous improvement
Have a strong preference for interdisciplinary work, a curious mind and the willingness to challenge conventional wisdom and set opinions
Excel at teamwork with excellent interpersonal and networking skills
Possess strong presentation, communication and writing skills; proficient in English, while German and other languages are a plus
Display an affinity with digital technologies and their practical applications
Are confident in an international setting, including representing and speaking for the company
Are at ease interacting with colleagues across hierarchical levels and geographies
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