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Manager/Senior Manager – Open Banking Strategy

American Express

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


You Lead the Way. We’ve Got Your Back.

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.

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.

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.

Enterprise Data Governance & Platforms (EDGP) is part of the larger Enterprise Digital and Data Solutions (EDDS) organization. EDGP improves the customer experience and drives business growth through robust enterprise-wide data policies and governance and enabling a data-driven culture, while developing digital and data platforms that provide insightful customer relationships and allow users to leverage enterprise-wide data capabilities.

How will you make an impact in this role?

  • Develop and drive Open Banking strategy for American Express aligning it to customer value, product, and business goals
  • Identify and effectively analyze new opportunities for American Express, making recommendations to relevant decision makers and cross-functional stakeholders
  • Lead strategic and complex negotiations with Open Banking partnerships to completion, engaging cross-functional teams and ensuring alignment across teams on deal terms
  • Manage the relationship with regional or global stakeholders including defining the overall strategy and influencing outcomes relating to Open Banking
  • Work in complex, cross functional teams with strong influence, communication, and ability to incorporate the contributions, objectives and constraints into strategic framework, partnerships, and experience designs
  • Support with end-to-end deployment of winning digital solutions in markets including prioritization internally
  • Monitor external landscape, regulatory, industry and competitive environment regarding Open Banking and Open Finance developments
  • Maintain a full understanding of relevant compliance and regulatory issues across Amex’s global markets for all Open Data policy initiatives

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Expertise in Open Banking, data and / or financial services
  • 5+ years of experience in business development, partnerships, strategic project management, product management or similar roles at a technology company or financial services company
  • Strong product instincts and ability to identify commercial opportunities. Ability to influence decisions and drive alignment across cross-functional teams
  • Broad and deep experience executing industry-wide partnership strategies to build innovative experiences and go to market models
  • Strong negotiation skills and ability to independently drive complex negotiations to completion
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills – including the ability to speak to different constituencies such as business development, product, engineering, legal internally and externally
  • Ability to flourish with minimal guidance, be proactive, and handle uncertainty and ambiguity

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

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