Campus Graduate: 2020 Strategic Planning Group Summer Intern – Senior Manager

Job Description


Campus Graduate: 2020 Strategic Planning Group Summer Intern – Senior Manager

How should American Express innovate to remain a leader in the dynamic Payments and FinTech industry?

Our team members are at the forefront of pioneering change.

The Strategic Planning Group (SPG) is the Company’s enterprise strategy and internal consulting division. SPG serves as a partner to key leaders, the executive team, and the CEO, providing thought leadership and an external perspective on the most critical strategic initiatives and pressing challenges facing the Company.

Consultants in SPG are continuously energized by the incredible breadth and depth of project assignments. A role with SPG offers the unique opportunity to work across all business lines, collaborating with some of the top strategic minds in the industry – while developing consulting and leadership skills through formal training curriculum, mentorship, and coaching. As an SPG consultant, like in management consulting, you will be part of small project teams working on the Company’s toughest challenges, offering diverse and challenging work. In addition, a role with SPG provides you with the opportunity to see the impact of your solutions shape the Company’s growth.

SPG serves as a key talent-pipeline for future leaders at American Express, with consultants having the opportunity to transition into leadership roles across business units globally. Many senior executives began their careers at American Express in SPG.

What Can You Expect as a Summer Intern Senior Manager in SPG at American Express?

  • Own aspects of project workstreams end-to-end – from scoping to problem structuring, analysis, and presentation
  • Perform complex analysis and rigorous research to develop insights and solutions to Company’s most critical strategic priorities
  • Collaborate with and influence talented teammates and stakeholders to deliver significant and sustainable results
  • Engage business unit leaders and corporate executives to develop and present solutions, and provide thought partnership and strategic counsel
  • Participate in various networking events with senior leaders across business units to build a network and a deeper understanding of the Company
About Us
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.


Here Are the Skills and Experiences We Are Looking For. Do These Describe You?

  • Strong problem-solving abilities and quantitative aptitude; intellectual curiosity
  • Ability to drive change, impact, and be adaptable to a wide range of situations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – ability to collaborate effectively in a team and build strong relationships with stakeholders at all levels
  • Strong professional presence; effective communication and presentation skills
  • A professional services mindset, dedicated to serving the needs of our business partners
  • A strong track record of results, passion for people, and desire for continual improvement
  • Ability to influence and lead; seek diverse perspectives
  • 1st year in a full-time MBA program or equivalent

A cover letter, answering why you are interested in SPG, is required. When submitting your application via the American Express Careers site please be sure to upload your cover letter and resume as a PDF attachment. Cover letters entered as text will not be considered as part of the application.

With a job at American Express, almost anything is possible. Apply now!

In order for your application to be considered, please complete the below steps:

1. Click on the link and select “Apply Online”:

2.  Create a new username and password

3.  Complete and submit your application

Our team will review completed applications on a rolling basis. We appreciate your patience while we consider your application and will be in contact with you by April 30th.


American Express is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by law.


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Tags: US reqs – MBA/MS, UNV-12520, UNV-12860
ReqID: 19016590
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Nov 6, 2019, 9:53:16 PM