Contract Associate - Global Supply Management

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Job Description

Don’t just work for a market leading global company. Help grow one. 


This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, professional, commercially focused and pragmatic individual who can develop and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, whilst retaining the ability to question, challenge and influence others.

About Global Supply Management

In this varied and rewarding role you will be part of our unique Global Supply Management (GSM) Team who are responsible for helping AMEX maximize the purchasing power of over $9B of third party spend.

We provide strategic consultation to the business and provide end to end procurement services. We maximize the purchasing power of the Company to drive the best value from our supplier base which then frees up investment capacity for the Blue Box. GSM together with our business partners manages the supplier strategy for the Company, identifying and on-boarding new suppliers, realizing significant cost saves and revenue generation relating to  working with GCP and GMS to increase billings and merchant coverage and ensuring an optimal user experience for AMEX employees and suppliers.

Position Summary:

The Contract Associate’s primary responsibility is to fulfill the workflow of the Contract Delivery engagements, including delivering the most effective strategy to achieve maximum value for the business through the contracting process as guided by the American Express Policy for Third Party Management (AEMP10) and established processes within Contract Delivery.

The role is responsible for building and maintaining stakeholder relationships with the business, across peer groups, contract stakeholders including GCO, TLM, Tax, Compliance, and Insurance in multiple markets, as well as act as a first point of contact for third party contract negotiations and strategies.

It is expected that this role will utilize their interaction with experience and knowledge of third parties across a multitude of industries and categories to identify opportunities that can add value to how Contract Delivery can meet their commitments to the business. As part of this activity, the Contract Associate needs to be able to confidently create and present a compelling business case for change (when needed) to leaders. The role reports into Contract Manager within Global Supply Management. 

Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to translate and develop concepts, visions and complex business requirements into workable plans
  • Good project management skills and financial management experience including development of CBA's, PowerPoint presentations and financial models
  • Good people skills to bring together the right narrative and players to find a solution for situations when dealing with a customer’s issues and concerns
  • Solid knowledge and proven experience working with a cross-functional teams to develop and execute complex, time and commercial sensitive strategies
  • Proven ability to drive results and prioritize work activities
  • Experience managing procurement contracts
  • Positive attitude, flexibility, and team player
  • Experience with various eProcurement tools such as Ariba, and Oracle will be advantageous

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.


To complete your application please click on the links below. However, if you require any assistance with the completion of this process – or need any reasonable adjustments to be made – then please contact the Recruitment Team on or 00800 83 000038 (for Russia based candidates 810 800 83 000038).

ReqID: 19017761
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Oct 3, 2019, 10:14:25 PM