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Marketing & Communication Project Manager - CDI

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Permanent contract
Salary: Not specified
A few days at home
Experience: > 7 years
Skills & expertise
Generated content
Media relations

Descartes Underwriting
Descartes Underwriting

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Descartes was born out of the conviction that the ever-increasing complexity of risks faced by corporations, governments and vulnerable communities calls for a renewed approach in insurance. Our team brings together industry veterans from the most renowned institutions (AXA, SCOR, Swiss Re, Marsh, Aon, ...) and scientists on top of their field to bring underwriting excellence. After 5 years of existence, Descartes has secured a leading position in parametric insurance for weather and climate-related risks utilizing machine learning, real-time monitoring from satellite imagery & IoT. After a successful Series B raise of $120M USD, we launched Descartes Insurance, a 'full stack' insurer licensed to underwrite risk by the French regulator ACPR. With a growing corporate client base (350+ and counting), our diverse team is headquartered in Paris and operates out of our 13 global offices in North America, Europe, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan. Descartes is trusted by a panel of A-rated (re)insurers to carry out its activities.


Descartes Underwriting is seeking a Marketing & Communication Project Manager to join our Marketing & Communication Team. You will report to the Head of Marketing & Communication and be a key contributor to the deployment of internal and external communications strategy by owning the production of contents related to Descartes. The applicant will be in close and effective cooperation with all business units and play a vital role in the following activities.

Your responsibilities would include:

Your main goal is to collaborate with the Marketing & Communication Team to implement Descartes’ communications strategy based on our target audience across our key global markets.


  • Be in charge of the Brand management and seek opportunities to enhance the reputation of the brand through content creation across new and existing channels, awards application...;
  • Write, edit, and distribute high quality content, including press releases, newsletters, website content, talking points, that communicates Descartes’ activities, aligned with Descartes’ ecosystem (start-ups, insurtechs, ...);
  • Be a key player in PR (Media relationship, press market watch, ...).


  • Play an active role in the implementation of local and global emailing campaigns by defining the targets, writing messages and contents with the support of different Hubs and Growth marketing manager;
  • Align the needs and information with the different Hubs all over the world (local adaptations of the contents, implementation of campaigns, ...);
  • Ensure that written content is well positioned for SEO under the guidance of the Growth Marketing Manager.

Your missions will evolve in the future as Descartes is growing fast and many exciting projects are waiting for you !



  • From 5 to 7 years' relevant experience combining both BtoB marketing and BtoB communications activities;
  • Master's degree in marketing or/and communication or/and journalism or related field;
  • Ability to search and source information internally;
  • Ability to build and foster relationships with journalists, to coordinate between several contacts and to manage several projects simultaneously;
  • Proficient in Google Docs, Google Slides, Microsoft Office, social media platforms, as well as HubSpot (preferred).


  • Fluency in English and French is required (written and spoken);
  • Strong appeal for drafting to nurture our different channels;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to make innovative proposals;
  • Eye for quality, autonomous and attention to detail;
  • Exercise rigor and organizational skills.


  • Passionate about writing, this is essential to thriving in your role;
  • Results oriented, high energy, with the ability to work in a dynamic and multicultural environment;
  • Excellent team player with an entrepreneurial mindset and value of diversity;
  • Strong desire to learn and commitment to the organization’s mission.


  • Opportunity to work and learn with teams from the most prestigious schools and research labs in the world, allowing you to progress towards technical excellence; 
  • Commitment from Descartes to its staff of continued learning and development (think annual seminars, training etc.) ;
  • Work in a collaborative & professional environment ;
  • Be part of an international team, passionate about diversity ;
  • Join a company with a true purpose – help us help our clients be more resilient towards climate risks;
  • A competitive salary, bonus and benefits;
  • You can benefit from a punctual home office days.


At Descartes Underwriting, we cherish value of diversity whatever it may be. We are committed to fighting against all forms of discrimination and for equal opportunities. We foster an inclusive work environment that respects all differences.

With equal skills, all our positions are open to people with disabilities.

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