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Mgr/Sr Mgr - Airline Risk Management

New York, New York
Operations Risk Management

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Job Description

The Airline Risk Management team within the Global Merchant & Network Services Risk Management organization manages American Express acquirer exposure to the global airline industry.  The team is tasked with monitoring airline credit profiles, identifying high risk airlines and taking action to mitigate exposure and protect American Express from potential losses.


We are currently seeking a Manager/Senior Manager based in New York to manage the Americas airline portfolio comprised of over 100 airlines and work closely with the Director Europe and the Senior Manager Asia and Middle East in addition to working directly with the VP.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Directly manage a portfolio of over 100 airlines
  • Closely monitor exposure by airline and ensure exposure accuracy in our MIS
  • Prioritize airlines for commercial rating and underwriting
  • Liaise with client management organization to secure financial information in a timely manner
  • Monitor airline industry news, research and trends closely
  • Collaborate with business and risk partners to enhance relationships in the industry
  • Monitor financial performance and return on equity by airline


  • Strong leadership, alignment and assertiveness
  • An internal and external relationship builder
  • Strong business acumen, highly organized and structured
  • Driven and curious with a high sense of urgency
  • Detailed knowledge of industry trends, financial performance and competitive dynamics
  • Familiarity with bankruptcy regulation
  • Prior airline experience, airline consulting or airline investment banking
  • Excellent communication, influencing and negotiation skills
  • Strong presentation and financial modelling experience
  • Second language fluency a plus
  • MBA or Master’s degree preferred
  • Strong analytical and technical skills, including SQL programming or willingness to learn
Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions.

ReqID: 19004059
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: May 14, 2019, 9:44:18 AM
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