Account Development Executive- Industry Specialist (Secondment/Contract until 31 Jan 2022)

Job Description

The Industry Specialist Account Development role focused on driving growth within a defined group of existing customers. This is achieved through a consultative selling and financial conversations approach to ensure maximum account penetration and new opportunity identification.

This is  a blended phone based and face to face account management role. Key responsibilities include retaining and expanding the existing relationship with a defined portfolio across multiple industries. Your portfolio will consist of approximately 300 SBS Clients and you will be required to achieve an annual charge volume and Growth target and a specific account expansion target with minimum standards.

Your key focus will be maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction, charge volume growth and a reduction in attrition. Emphasis is on your ability to maintain the client relationship in and across multiple levels within the client’s organization in order to drive incremental growth. You will be dealing mostly with business owners & C level executives.

You will be required to create winning client strategies as well as internal account plans; client business plans and account reviews to support and facilitate growth of the accounts.  

Day to day activities include, but not limited to effective pipeline management and prioritization of accounts, in-depth account reviews through delivery of insights that compels the client to increase spend/improve engagement, issue resolution and conducting a needs assessments to embed additional American Express products  & Digital tools. Additionally, the Account Manager is required to synthesise information from a variety of sources (customer conversation, media, and internal resources) to uncover and convert charge volume growth opportunities. They will also need to demonstrate the ability to account plan, identify risk factors and protect the portfolio against charge volume loss.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Previous relationship management and consultative sales experience

  • Ability to influence & grow the business through value added conversations

  • Strong pipeline management skills

  • Strategic Account Management skills

  • Strong Financial Acumen and the ability to have financial conversations on Working Capital and cash flow. Financial skills to also influence and partner with internal Pricing and Finance teams to develop financial models for clients.

  • Ability to respectfully challenge the status-quo & influence without authority

  • Ability to work collaboratively across diverse teams

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Account planning and client strategy development skills

  • Experience in dealing with C level Executives

  • High degree of commercial acumen and Strong negotiation and influencing skills

  • Thought Leadership & ability to prioritize for success

  • SBS card knowledge an advantage.

  • Sales force knowledge and advantage

  • Lending product experience

Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.

Why American Express?

There’s a difference between having a job and making a difference.

American Express has 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.

ReqID: 21007860
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: May 3, 2021, 7:39:45 AM