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Director, Executive Compensation

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Job Description

At American Express, we know that with the right backing, people and businesses have the power to progress in incredible ways. As part of the Colleague Experience Group, our mission is to provide a great colleague experience every day. We obsess over understanding the colleague experience at a deeper level to co-create simple and great ways of working that enable everyone to be and deliver their best.

The Director, Executive Compensation within the Colleague Experience Group (CEG) is a full-time permanent position and is responsible for the day to day management of activities associated with executive pay, programs, processes and policies. This role is core to planning and preparing for Compensation & Benefits Committee (CBC) meetings throughout the year, annual Proxy Statement including CD&A and associated compensation tables and enhancing our Annual Incentive Awards and Long-Term Incentive Awards. This position will report directly to the Vice President of Executive Compensation & Regulatory Compliance.

The ideal candidate will have outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, influencing, communication skills. This candidate needs to have a proven record of working at a very fast pace and operating both independently and within a high-performing, global team environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive senior executive year-end compensation process
  • Responsible for the preparation and/or management of key elements of the Company’s annual proxy statement including CD&A and compensation tables
  • Rigorously monitor executive compensation trends, staying abreast of applicable legislation and Federal Reserve Board requirements governing executive compensation and warrants disclosure in the CBC meetings or other public filings
  • Engage with key stakeholders across Finance, Legal and Controllership on accounting and regulatory aspects of executive compensation programs
  • Facilitation of annual risk assessment review and engagement with external consulting firms
  • Responsible for the creation and maintenance of all informational material related to annual compensation, new sign-on/one-time pay, timing of terms for potential senior level candidates
  • Support broader enterprise priorities across Global Compensation, as applicable
  • Lead a team of Managers and Analysts

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's in Human Resources, Psychology, Finance. Advance degree preferred
  • 10 years of progressive experience in Compensation with at least 5 years in Executive Compensation
  • Extensive knowledge of executive compensation programs and processes
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with outstanding ability to translate ideas and thoughts in written presentations
  • Strong collaborative skills to engage colleagues and peers to drive execution
  • Ability to operate effectively in a team environment including interactions with teams across Compensation, Controllership, Legal, Operations as well as all levels of Management
  • Previous experience in interpreting corporate governance issues, SEC and IRS regulations.
  • Familiarity with the standard concepts, practices, and procedures within compensation
  • High proficiency in using MS Excel and MS PowerPoint is required

Additional Details:

  • Location: 200 Vesey St, New York, NY 10285
  • Visa Sponsorship: Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for this position.

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ReqID: 20007394
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Nov 18, 2020, 5:37:08 PM

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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.