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VP-Enterprise Data Management - Data Strategy

New York, New York; Phoenix, Arizona
Operations Risk Management

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Job Description

The Enterprise Data Management (EDM) team is responsible for defining American Express’ enterprise data strategy, data governance program and managing Cornerstone, American Express’s global Big Data ecosystem and a critical enabler of innovation and growth for the company. The EDM function sits within Enterprise Digital and Analytics Group.


The vision for Enterprise Data Management is deliver valuable, reliable and ridiculously easy-to-consume data and technology solutions, empowering the enterprise to drive consistent, seamless and personalized customer experiences while more efficiently controlling for data related risks.


For this role, we’re looking for someone who understands data management frameworks and best practices to define the enterprise data strategy and provide guidance to American Express’ data initiatives across the organization.  The role requires a strong knowledge of data management & strategy frameworks, big data environments, and data management solutions. The individual will be skilled in implementing data management and strategy frameworks and will need to work effectively with a variety of cross-functional partners including business, technology, engineering and analytics.  Must be customer focused and able to juggle the priorities of multiple business partners.

More specifically:

  • Manage the development of an enterprise data strategy and evolve our data vision for the organization’s centralized analytical environment
  • Communicate the vision and strategy to all level of stakeholders in the organization
  • Influence and drive consistency across multiple data initiatives across the organization
  • Manage a senior level data council, focused on strategy guidance, road map development and issue management
  • Create and manage a data strategy and 3-year road map that teams use as their guideline for developing incredible data products
  • Partner with risk management teams to manage data-driven regulatory requirements such as GDPR, CCPA and Open Banking regulations
  • Manage business process and data domain models for American Express




  • 8+ years of experience in data and technology fields, ideally with significant experience in data management, engineering and data governance
  • Previous experience developing and executing on Data Strategy at the enterprise level highly desired
  • A wide degree of creativity, efficiency and understanding of application design patterns, data modeling, master data management, service-oriented integration and data domains
  • A strong business and data architecture perspective
  • Proven success as being a strong influencer
  • Demonstrated experience in interacting and negotiating with business stakeholders at all levels
  • Experience working with big data technologies, a plus
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills



Depending on factors such as business unit requirements, the nature of the position, cost and applicable laws, American Express may provide visa sponsorship for certain positions.



ReqID: 19006378
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Apr 12, 2019, 7:37:19 AM
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