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Sr. Financial Analyst - GCS Funding Strategy

United States
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Job Description

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The GCS Pricing Strategy team is part of the GCS Global Product Management (GPM). The objective of the GPM team is to create products that make us the best choice for our customers, which include the smallest sole proprietors to the largest global corporations. This means clearly understanding the current and future needs of our customers, creating value propositions and experiences that can help us meet those needs, developing a comprehensive product line strategy and investment roadmap, bringing new products to market, and managing the on-going performance and profitability of our product suite.
 
The GCS Pricing Strategy team cuts across this set of products and partnerships to provide consultative guidance to both the Field and our product owners to support the distribution of these products while ensuring they are priced correctly, competitively and demonstrate the value we are providing to our customers. The team does this by partnering closely with teams such as Sales & Marketing, Risk Management, Finance, Treasury, Technology, Servicing, Legal, Compliance, and many Centers of Excellence across American Express, to ensure we create and deliver the best products for our Commercial customers.
 
The Senior Financial Analyst, GCS Funding Strategy will play a critical role in supporting the GCS Pricing Strategy team - a team of 35+ employees based in the Americas, EMEA and JAPA regions - by contributing to critical efforts towards GCS building a strong and sustainable balance sheet that limits volatility and optimizes the cost base for commercial products. The successful candidate will initially be part of a team developing and executing the strategy for an important funding initiative on behalf of the GCS Senior Leadership Team. S/he will have the opportunity to work with a broad range of both internal and external stakeholders to help ensure the business objectives of the organization are attained. The role will also entail significant relationship management across a broad stakeholder set. 
 
This role is ideal for someone with a very good project execution and management skills with a background in Commercial Banking and Finance. The role will include the following responsibilities:
 
  • Support a comprehensive program execution strategy for the Project including governance, stakeholder management and milestone risk mitigation
 
  • Be part of a larger team that will act as key point of contact for cross-functional working teams that are engaged in implementing various aspects of Project Oculus including Risk, Technologies, GCS On-Boarding / Field / Product Development & Marketing teams, Compliance, Operational Excellence and other Business and Finance partners across AXP
 
  • Support as the GCS SME, various stakeholders outside GCS by understanding business requirements through collaboration and on the job learning. Monitor and govern progress across various Foundational efforts that need to occur prior to the Oculus asset transfers / migrations     
 
  • Prepare & deliver periodic program status reports (functional & working group dashboards). Clearly communicate progress within the working teams including reporting on milestone progress and maintaining RAID logs of items. Ensure program budget and expenses are tracked by implementing processes to drive transparency and timely availability of reports to leadership
 
  • Drive clear accountability & escalation paths across working teams and raise key issues/ decisions to the leadership for resolution; work closely with consultants to support critical work streams and learn-on-the-job
 

Qualifications

 
  • The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated self-starter capable of leading / supporting the governance of a complex and high-profile initiative
  • Comfortable operating in a fast-paced environment with evolving business requirements; ability to manage multiple tasks effectively by progressing work in parallel and ensure that speed is balanced with quality; demonstrate control mindset
 
  • Inquisitive nature with a demonstrated ability to build ‘results driving’ relationships with proven ability to influence without authority
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to storyboard presentations and structure compelling narratives
 
  • A background in corporate finance, capital management, and bank governance is a plus.
 
  • Contribute to driving a team culture which brings together diverse skillsets, encourages creative thinking, challenges the status quo and nurtures an environment of collaboration and informed decision making.
 
 

ReqID: 19010967
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Jun 7, 2019, 9:39:19 AM
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