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Manager Assistant, Strategic Sourcing and Business Enablement

New York, New York

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Job Description


American Express does business with thousands of third parties and buys billions of dollars of goods and services each year. Global Supply Management (GSM) ensures that the right processes and controls are in place to manage the full source-to-pay lifecycle and maintain proper oversight of third-party relationships. The Strategic Sourcing & Business Enablement (SSBE) team within GSM provides strategic consultation, negotiation and contract delivery to maximize the purchasing power of the third-party spend and to free up investment capacity through deeper partnerships with our BUs. It is a fast-paced, strategic team that drives initiatives at the forefront of transformational change. SSBE is also responsible for managing supplier strategy with our business partners, identifying and on-boarding new suppliers, realizing significant cost saves and revenue generation (e.g. working with GCS - Global Corporate Services and GMNS - Global Merchant and Network Services to drive B2B spend), and best user experience for AMEX colleagues and suppliers.
The Manager Assistant will be a direct report of the VP, SSBE and will work closely with them as they lead SSBE, a 150+ global organization with colleagues across ~10 countries. The Manager Assistant is responsible for a broad range of activities including strategic, analytics, communications and human capital initiatives to ensure that the overall organization is successful and that business objectives are met. The Manager Assistant is a critical member of the SSBE leadership team, working closely with them, their teams and key business partners.
This is an opportunity for a highly motivated individual, with a proven record of excellence operating independently and within a high-performing team environment.
  • Balance the management of day-to-day business priorities with long-term strategic deliverables
  • Facilitate the creation and execution of the team’s strategies, processes, initiatives, goals, roadmaps and success metrics
  • Manage and provide strategic insight into multiple project work streams
  • Plan leadership team meetings and strategic planning sessions
  • Manage strategy and oversight of internal and external communications
  • Develop robust presentations for key internal and external executive meetings
  • Drive year-end process and talent planning, oversee organizational design and partner with HR on other human capital initiatives
  • Partner with Finance on financial planning and management
  • Drive special business critical projects


  • High-performing, results-driven, proactive and positive individual able to work in a fast-paced multi-tasking environment
  • Demonstrated strong project management, organization, planning and follow-up skills
  • Strategic thinker, with a consultative experience/skill set
  • Ability to balance the strategic “big picture” with tactical execution and attention to detail
  • Proven decision-making, analytical and problem solving capabilities
  • Strong at analyzing data to derive insights
  • A team player who is able to work effectively across band levels and organizations to drive results
  • Strong communicator with a composed and confident presence who can effectively influence and prioritize as business needs evolve
  • Ability to work with limited guidance
  • Mature, with strong sense of integrity and ability to handle sensitive issues and maintain complete confidentiality


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: 19011495
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Jun 14, 2019, 10:11:28 AM
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