American Express

Senior Manager -Strategic Planning

American Express

June 11, 2021


You’ll do more than the expected. You’ll do the unexpected.
Amex Strategy (Strategic Planning Group) is the Company’s enterprise strategy and internal consulting division. Amex Strategy serves as a key partner to senior leaders, the executive team, and the CEO, providing thought leadership and an external perspective on the most critical strategic initiatives and pressing challenges facing the Company.
A Senior Manager role with Amex Strategy offers unparalleled exposure to senior leadership and the unique opportunity to work across all business lines – while developing strategy and leadership skills through individualised coaching and a formal training curriculum. As a member of Amex Strategy, you will be part of a small project team working on the Company’s toughest challenges and biggest opportunities, while seeing first-hand how the impact of your solutions shapes the Company’s growth. You will work on broad range of projects while collaborating with diverse and talented colleagues within the close-knit team and broader Company.
Amex Strategy also serves as a talent-pipeline for future leaders at American Express. We host and encourage frequent networking with our team’s expansive alumni network, featuring many senior executives that began their careers in the Amex Strategy team.
What can you expect as Senior Manager in Amex Strategy?
  • Own project workstreams end-to-end – from scoping, problem structuring, analysis, research and presentations
  • Lead complex analyses and rigorous research to develop insights and solutions for the Company’s most critical strategic priorities
  • Engage business unit leaders and company executives to develop and present implementable solutions, and provide thought partnership and strategic counsel
  • Build a strong network and a deeper understanding of the Company through project work and networking events with senior leaders
  • Enjoy team-wide social events, trainings, happy hours, and lunches

Here are the skills and experiences we are looking for. Do these describe you?
  • Strong problem-solving abilities and quantitative aptitude; intellectual curiosity
  • Ability to drive change, impact, and be adaptable to a wide range of situations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – ability to collaborate effectively in a team
  • Strong professional presence; effective communication and presentation skills
  • A track record of results and desire for continual improvement
  • Demonstrable experience gained in a Top Strategy Consulting House, additional experience in industry would be welcomed
  • Excellent degree qualification from a leading university

Why American Express?
There’s a difference between having a job and making a difference.
Amex have been making a difference in people’s lives for over 160 years, backing them in moments big and small, granting access, tools, and resources to take on their biggest challenges and reap the greatest rewards.
We’ve also made a difference in the lives of our people, providing a culture of learning and collaboration, and helping them with what they need to succeed and thrive. We have their backs as they grow their skills, conquer new challenges, or even take time to spend with their family or community. And when they’re ready to take on a new career path, we’re right there with them, giving them the guidance and momentum into the best future they envision.
Because we believe that the best way to back our customers is to back our people.
The powerful backing of American Express.
Don’t make a difference without it.
Don’t live life without it.
Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.
To complete your application please click on the links below. However, if you require any assistance with the completion of this process – or need any reasonable adjustments to be made – then please contact the Recruitment Team on recruitment.support.uk@aexp.com .