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American Express Sr Mgr-Strategic Planning in Des Moines, Iowa


The Strategic Engagement Team (SET) functions as an internal consulting group that helps to advance business-critical priorities across the Global Consumer organization. We deploy nimble, high-performing colleagues to lead short-term strategic projects aligned with key business priorities. SET is a unique career option for high-performing individuals to rapidly get broad, diverse experience across many functional areas and to grow as a leader at American Express.

This candidate will be responsible for leading key cross-functional business initiatives with a focus on strategy, marketing, product, business development and implementation planning. Projects are designed with clear deliverables, goals and ownership, are typically 3-9 months in length and often involve people leadership.


  • Experience in at least 3 of the following areas: Strategy, Customer Marketing, Acquisition, Product Development, Project Management, Business Development, Reporting/Analytics

  • Expert knowledge in financial services or banking and the ability to integrate critical information from many diverse areas

  • Ability to ramp up quickly across multiple functions with a proven track record of navigating uncertainty and driving quality results

  • Very strong relationship-building skills with an ability to motivate, influence and break down barriers

  • Full life-cycle project management experience

  • Strong communications, presentation skills, and business maturity are required to present findings and solutions to complex business problems across multiple functions and levels within the organization

  • Team player with a desire to succeed in a flexible, changing environment

  • Self-starter who can operate autonomously

  • Demonstrated ability to work with multiple leadership styles

  • Prior external consulting experience is a plus

  • MBA preferred

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

We back our colleagues with the support they need to thrive, professionally and personally. That's why we have Amex Flex, our enterprise working model that provides greater flexibility to colleagues while ensuring we preserve the important aspects of our unique in-person culture. Depending on role and business needs, colleagues will either work onsite, in a hybrid model (combination of in-office and virtual days) or fully virtually.

If the role you are applying for is designated as hybrid or onsite, you will be required to demonstrate that you have completed your primary COVID-19 vaccination series (i.e. 2 doses for Moderna/Pfizer and 1 dose for J&J), in order to work in or visit any of our offices. This requirement is subject to legally required accommodations.

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Job: Marketing

Primary Location: United States

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 22014316