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American Express Director, Global Sponsorships & Experiential Marketing: US Premier Events in New York, New York


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With the right backing, people and businesses have the power to progress in incredible ways. When you join Team Amex, you become part of a global and diverse community of colleagues with an unwavering commitment to back our customers, communities and each other. Here, you’ll learn and grow as we help you create a career journey that’s unique and meaningful to you with benefits, programs, and flexibility that support you personally and professionally.

At American Express, you’ll be recognized for your contributions, leadership, and impact—every colleague has the opportunity to share in the company’s success. Together, we’ll win as a team, striving to uphold our company values and powerful backing promise to provide the world’s best customer experience every day. And we’ll do it with the utmost integrity, and in an environment where everyone is seen, heard and feels like they belong.

Join Team Amex and let's lead the way together.

The Global Sponsorships & Experiential Marketing team leads 40 partnerships globally, delivering the best in ticket access, live event and digital experiences across Card Member passion points of sports, music and various other cultural interests. The Director in this role will lead a small internal team and agency partners in managing some of our largest partners, strategies and activations in the US including Formula 1 and the USTA. They will define what winning looks like across strategy, activation development, execution and measurement, collaborating with a 360° cross-functional team (internal and external) to launch fully integrated plans. Approximately 15% travel required to visit partners, manage onsite programs and visit event sites as needed.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead 3 direct reports while spearheading the strategy, creative development and execution of major tennis and motorsport activations, including access and benefits for Card Members, prospect engagement programs, live activation plans, offsite/digital extensions, branding, utilization of contractual media and sponsorship assets and B2B hospitality programs

  • Collaborate and lead robust set of internal and partners to deliver best-in-class plan, from briefing through execution and measurement

  • Maintain large scale budgets in partnership with Finance team and other stakeholders, ensuring close understanding of internal processes and ensuring project comes in at or under budget

  • Develop relationships across American Express enterprise to develop strategic sponsorship programs in support of business priorities relating to both B2B and B2C customers

  • Communicate regular updates and full activation plans in strategic, clear manner to team leadership

  • Represent American Express within tennis and motorsports industries to deepen relationships, knowledge, and development to continue to be on cutting edge of customer experience


  • 6 years work experience with focus area in sponsorship, large-scale events, and experiential marketing/partnerships

  • Proven track record in managing external partners, large-scale cross-functional teams and agency partners across experiential, media, content and PR

  • Experience in people leadership including engagement in individual development plans

  • Expert in navigating grey space and building a strategy from the ground up that delivers on team objectives

  • Ability to work under pressure with compressed timelines

  • Maintain balance while managing various work streams while demonstrating strong leadership and composure

  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal), as well as executive presence

  • Focus on innovation and constant appetite to know and learn more about the industry – including experiential marketing, technology, payment innovations and competitive landscape

  • Strong measurement and analytical skills

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • Work location requirements: New York, NY (hybrid)


Salary Range: $130,000.00 to $205,000.00 annually bonus equity (if applicable) benefits

The above represents the expected salary range for this job requisition. Ultimately, in determining your pay, we’ll consider your location, experience, and other job-related factors.

Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for this position.

We back our colleagues and their loved ones with benefits and programs that support their holistic well-being. That means we prioritize their physical, financial, and mental health through each stage of life. Benefits include:

  • Competitive base salaries

  • Bonus incentives

  • 6% Company Match on retirement savings plan

  • Free financial coaching and financial well-being support

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and disability benefits

  • Flexible working model with hybrid, onsite or virtual arrangements depending on role and business need

  • 20 weeks paid parental leave for all parents, regardless of gender, offered for pregnancy, adoption or surrogacy

  • Free access to global on-site wellness centers staffed with nurses and doctors (depending on location)

  • Free and confidential counseling support through our Healthy Minds program

  • Career development and training opportunities

  • Access to Amex Marketing U, a unique learning and development program built for marketers, by marketers. Amex Marketing U inspires marketers to develop their career through innovative learning experiences and opportunities that foster collaboration and knowledge sharing across the enterprise.

For a full list of Team Amex benefits, visit our Colleague Benefits Site .

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.

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Job: Marketing

Primary Location: US-New York-New York

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 24012596