Climate Adaptation Solutions Strategist

Menlo Park /
Solutions /
Full Time
One Concern is a Menlo Park-based benevolent artificial intelligence company with a mission to save lives and livelihoods before, during and after disasters. Founded at Stanford University, One Concern enables insurers, corporations, cities and citizens to embrace a disaster-free future, through AI-enabled technology solutions.  By combining data science and natural phenomena science we are pursuing a vision for planetary-scale resilience, where everyone lives in a safe, equitable, and sustainable world.

One Concern is growing rapidly, and we are looking for passionate, motivated, and high reaching people to join our team.    

One Concern’s Solutions Team is seeking an Climate Adaptation Solutions Strategist. This role requires specialized skills in climate risk, adaptation, and financing domains; and an ability to understand the customer needs and industry trends. Climate Adaptation Strategist will work with the customers and multidisciplinary teams in the US and Japan to develop the strategy and specifications for our solution for various customers. 

Responsibilities - Get ready to think big, work smart, and shine bright!

    • Develop strategy and specifications for evolving One Concern’s products and solutions for climate risk adaptation and financing, targeted at enterprises, insurers, banks, asset managers, and cities. 
    • Work closely with various cross-functional teams at One Concern (Solutions, Data Science,  Engineering, Product Management, and Business Development) to build innovative and practical solutions and product offerings.
    • Drive innovation within One Concern to stay ahead of client needs and to differentiate our offerings in the market. Help One Concern evolve its current value proposition for climate adaptation with our next key target clients across sectors by being active in the market, listening to clients, developing new service offerings and delivering high quality and impactful solutions to our clients.
    • Keep up-to-date on the latest climate risk adaptation, climate resilience investments, risk financing market trends, and public-private partnerships approaches for climate adaptation. 
    • Conduct quantitative research and business analysis for new opportunities in the climate adaptation and financing market, and identify relevant use cases for the applications of One Concern resilience platform of those markets.
    • Support pre-sales and post-sales efforts to deliver solutions to solve customer's business problems using One Concern technology, and explain analyses, methods, validations, and limitations to clients. 
    • Provide business value by assisting in selling at the top levels of client organizations, raising the profile of One Concern’s capabilities within key client organizations. Support the Solutions Team in the presentation of new climate adaptation and financing solutions to key client decision makers, including (re)insurance managers, asset managers, enterprise CROs and CFOs. Interact with customers to understand the requirements, field technical questions, and provide details on our technical solutions. 
    • Create customer-ready materials to successfully position One Concern solutions to the customers.

Requirements

    • At least five (5) years of relevant experience in the climate risk adaptation, climate resilience Investment and risk financing domains. Experience of working for/with (re)insurance companies or brokers, asset managers, or climate finance companies will be a big plus
    • Demonstrated experience of working on climate adaptation approaches and risk financing options (through enterprise risk management budget, bank loans, blended finance, resilience bonds, or insurance)
    • Good understanding of the (re)insurance/financial sector, climate risk and climate finance industry, and private sector/public-private partnerships approaches for climate adaptation
    • MS or Ph.D degree in Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Actuarial Science, Statistics Engineering, or a related technical field
    • Demonstrated experience of working on new solutions working with customers and teams in a multidisciplinary environment
    • Strong communication, quantitative and analytical skills
    • Creative, innovative mindset for identifying and solving open-ended problems
    • High willingness and flexibility to travel (domestic/international) - potentially >25% travel under normal, post COVID-19 conditions

Nice to Have

    • (Re)insurance, catastrophe modeling, and AI/Machine Learning experience is a big plus
    • Experience of working with clients in Japan