American Express

Project Manager - Technology Inclusion & Diversity

American Express

June 11, 2021

You Lead the Way. We’ve Got Your Back.
At American Express, we know that with the right backing, people and businesses have the power to progress in incredible ways. Whether we’re supporting our customers’ financial confidence to move ahead, taking commerce to new heights, or encouraging people to explore the world, our colleagues are constantly redefining what’s possible — and we’re proud to back each other every step of the way. When you join #TeamAmex, you become part of a diverse community of over 60,000 colleagues, all with a common goal to deliver an exceptional customer experience every day.
From building next-generation apps and microservices in Kotlin to using AI to help protect our customers from fraud, you could be doing transformational work that brings our iconic, global brand into the future. As a part of our tech team, we could work together to bring ground-breaking and diverse ideas to life that power the digital systems, services, products and platforms that millions of customers around the world depend on. If you love to work with APIs, contribute to open source, or use the latest technologies, we’ll support you with an open environment and learning culture to grow your career.
At American Express, we’re committed to making sure our colleagues are as diverse as our customers and the communities where we live and work. Our goal is to ensure American Express is a place where all colleagues are seen, heard and feel like they truly belong. In the Technology Business Unit, we launched an ambitious I&D Plan that mirrors our Enterprise I&D Plan and driven forward by an exceptional group of Leaders passionate about and invested in creating a culture where everyone feels they have the same opportunity to progress and advance.
The I&D Project Manager will be a critical member of this group and support the delivery of the Technology I&D Plan across all Technology business units. They will partner with key stakeholders to help ensure Tech achieves our I&D aspirations and the objectives of each of the Tech I&D Plan Workstreams. The incumbent will be a key member of the Tech I&D leadership team, working closely and collaborating with all members of the team. They will possess outstanding communication and organizational skills, and a passion for fostering a workplace culture where every person feels that they belong. They will also have a proven record of excellence operating independently, and within a high performing team environment.
Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support the Technology I&D Plan Project Management Office

  • Help facilitate bi-weekly leadership check-in meetings including taking descriptive and succinct minutes, and managing the completion of action items

  • Help prepare materials for bi-weekly I&D Updates to the CIO

  • Track I&D Workstreams Goals & KPIs

  • Maintain collaboration site and documents, including an updated I&D Milestones calendar

  • Provide end-to-end events coordination (when required)

  • Support Technology Colleague Networks & Communities, including BEN-Tech, Tech I&D Community Partnerships, and Women in Technology (WIT)

  • Understand Enterprise Colleague Network guidelines and best practices and help reinforce this with BEN-Tech and WIT

  • Identify opportunities for BEN-Tech and WIT to collaborate and cross-pollinate

  • Help prepare materials, record minutes, and follow through on action items for Quarterly Global WIT Steering Committee Meetings

  • Provide project management support for I&D community partnerships

  • Experience leading Technical projects / implementations or events (such as Hackathons, coding challenges) would is desirable

  • Provide live and virtual end-to-end events coordination and support (where applicable)

  • Provide support on special projects

  • Cultivate strong relationships and open lines of communication with members at all levels of the colleague teams

  • Keep informed on external Tech I&D trends and initiatives to help position AXP for future opportunities

  • Experience working with project management, leading I&D or Events Coordination

  • Willingness to roll up sleeves and manage various requests with tight timelines

  • Demonstrated ability to drive results and work autonomously

  • Strong interpersonal skills. You can build trust and form genuine relationships with a wide range of individuals quickly and enjoy supporting others to do what they do even better.

  • Clear concise written and verbal communication skills

  • High energy and passionate

  • Strong sense of accountability

  • Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to keep teams on track

  • Demonstrated ability to remain calm under pressure and be flexible when faced with changing priorities.

  • Able to handle confidential information without exception

  • Demonstrated passion for and commitment to Inclusion & Diversity

  • Typically holds a Bachelor's or Master's Degree (or has equivalent work experience)

Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions.
American Express is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age, or any other status protected by law.