Business Operations (F/H) [Alternance]
Descartes Underwriting

Descartes Underwriting

Business Operations (F/H) [Alternance]

  • Zmluva na dobu neurčitú (6 až 12 mesiace/-ov)
  • Paris
  • 3-ročné vysokoškolské štúdium

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Descartes Underwriting

Descartes Underwriting

  • Umelá inteligencia / Machine Learning, Poisťovníctvo, FinTech/InsurTech
  • Od 50 do 250 zamestnancov

Pracovná ponuka

Business Operations (F/H) [Alternance]

  • Zmluva na dobu neurčitú (6 až 12 mesiace/-ov)
  • Paris
  • 3-ročné vysokoškolské štúdium

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Who are they?

Born out of the conviction that climate change calls for a revolutionary approach in insurance to better protect corporations and governments, Descartes was founded in 2018 to change the industry status quo.

Around the world, Descartes Underwriting offers a new generation of parametric insurance that builds resilience against natural catastrophes & climate risks. Unlike traditional insurance, which relies on lengthy loss adjustment procedures, Descartes’ parametric products pay out when a predefined event (i.e. flood, cyclone, earthquake, etc.) occurs as measured by a specified parameter or index.

Descartes’ innovative edge stems from their ability to handle massive new data sources and apply proprietary algorithms that extract value for their clients. The team utilizes machine learning and advanced algorithms to unlock valuable underwriting insights from a wide range of sources, including IoT, satellite imagery, stationary sensors, radar and third party data. Not limited to looking backwards at claims history, they model the underlying phenomenon directly, capturing trends and potential climate change impacts to better protect corporate and public sector clients.

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WHO WE ARE | Founded in 2018 and headquartered in Paris, Descartes Underwriting was born of the conviction that climate change calls for a revolution in the insurance industry to better protect individuals, businesses, and governments. We provide data-driven insurance products based on satellite imagery and IoT to protect corporate and public sector clients against climate risk and natural catastrophes. Following a Series A funding of 18m USD in September 2020, we opened offices in New York, Singapore, Sydney and London. Today, Descartes’ ambitious and international team of 70+ is proud to protect 150+ clients – several from the Fortune 500 – in 60+ countries.

OUR PURPOSE | Losses from catastrophes and man-made disasters are likely to increase year after year due to demographic density and climate change. We firmly believe that the insurance sector can and must play a critical role in helping enterprises and individuals cope with climate risk. This will require, however, a deep transformation of the sector, as current insurance products often lack transparency, carry expensive premiums, and come with slow claims processing.

OUR APPROACH | True to our namesake, René Descartes, one of the greatest European scientific philosophers of the 17th Century, our company draws a distinct advantage in challenging the approach adopted by traditional insurers. Utilizing forward-looking models and real-time monitoring from satellite imagery, IoT and big data analytics, Descartes’ products help businesses bounce back faster. In collaboration with our partners, our parametric insurance products can serve clients across the globe, from mid-size tickets to EUR +100 million.

YOUR ROLE

Descartes Underwriting is seeking a high-energy, results driven and motivated alternant for its business operations. You will be in close and effective cooperation with all business units and play a vital role in the following activities:

  • Participation in the operational deployment of a portfolio throughout the global value chain:
    • Policy issuance and entry into the systems 
    • Insurance premiums issuance 
    • Premiums collection monitoring with insurance intermediaries and risk carriers
    • Management and monitoring the claims payments
  • Support on the production of insurance and reinsurance reports and KPIs for the various partners of Descartes ;
  • Operational interactions with various partners of Descartes worldwide (brokers, insurers, clients) ;
  • Improvement of operational processes - you will take an active role to build a strong business operations team by elaborating new processes and KPIs suited to a growing number of customers, risk carriers and geographies in connection with the development of future activities ;
  • Ensure the data quality thought different audits. 


Your missions will evolve in the future as Descartes is growing fast and many exciting projects are waiting for you. You will be a reliable contributor and have continuous learning. It’s a unique opportunity to take a closer look inside a fast-growing start-up with huge ambitions!


YOUR PROFILE 

EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS

  • You are in higher education working towards a Bac +2/3 with a specialization in Insurance ; 
  • Previous experience in the insurance industry is a plus.

YOUR SKILLS

  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in English (written and verbal communication) required 
  • Good knowledge of Excel
  • Extremely rigorous and methodological
  • High degree of autonomy, drive and energy with good analytical skills

YOUR MINDSET

  • Results oriented, high energy, with the ability to work in a dynamic and multi-cultural environment
  • Excellent team player with an entrepreneurial mindset and value of diversity
  • Desire to take on new challenges associated with existing in a start-up environment
  • Motivated to learn and help improve businesses’ and communities’ resilience to climate change
  • Displays autonomy and ownership in his/her work
  • Ability to take a proactive, hands-on approach to solving current and forthcoming issues
  • Strong desire to learn and commitment to the organization’s mission

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

  • Work in a rewarding and international environment
  • Gain exposure to working with top management
  • Commitment from Descartes to its staff of continued learning and development (think annual seminars, training etc.)
  • Frequent team event

    Our positions are open to all. 
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