Executive Assistant

American Express

Location: Brighton and Hove

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.

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.

International Operational Excellence (OE) is a cross-LOB organisation, responsible for supporting our international issuing and acquiring businesses across 27+ countries and ensuring they have a robust first line of defense. International OE plays an active role in enabling the businesses to meet their growth objectives whilst demonstrating an effective control framework. Our organisation helps our international businesses manage risk, respond to new regulation, and develop new products whilst creating and nurturing effective partnerships across multiple key stakeholders across the organisation.

American Express International Card Services (ICS) have establish a centralized Financial Crimes Transformation program designed to accelerate progress in delivering on Business Know Your Customer (KYC) and other AML obligations. This is in response to increased regulatory risk as a result of growing expectations and expanded requirements

Reporting into the VP, Financial Crimes Product & Capabilities, this role will support both this VP and the VP Financial Crimes Strategy Governance & Control, and is an exciting opportunity to be part of the vibrant and fast paced Financial Crimes Transformation program within the International Operational Excellence team, working with colleagues across multiple markets and teams.

How will you make an impact in this role?

  • Act as a point of contact for Leaders with a professional manner using discretion in answering queries.
  • Organizing and proactively maintaining calendars, including scheduling meetings across multiple time-zones, using a high level of integrity.
  • Coordinate travel including air and hotel bookings, liaising with other AMEX offices for internal meetings.
  • Coordinating Town Halls, staff meetings, 1:1’s, including reserving facilities, catering etc.
  • Coordinate, prepare and reconcile expenses.
  • Processing monthly expense reports on a timely basis in line with company requirements.
  • Managing general follow-up and generating reminders in order to effectively meet deadlines and commitments.
  • Communicate effectively with team members and associated departments.
  • Support Ad-hoc administrative and project work as directed by leadership

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ability to interact effectively and diplomatically with senior management and their support staff.
  • Strong work ethic, highly self-motivated, but understands the key need to be a great team member.
  • Ability to develop and deliver effective verbal and written communications to clearly convey information.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills with a strong focus on accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities, work within deadlines and execute across multiple initiatives/tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a sense of urgency.
  • Ability to identify problems, determine possible solutions, and actively work to resolve issues.
  • High level of proficiency using MS Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as internal AXP tools and systems – Telepresence, WebEx, MS Outlook, Ariba, and Concur.
  • Strong interpersonal, relationship and networking skills to build and maintain effective professional relationships across all areas of the organization.
  • Ability to operate with a high level of integrity for handling sensitive and confidential information.
  • Extensive previous experience as an Executive Assistant

Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the UK is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions.

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
  • Support for financial-well-being and retirement
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and disability benefits (depending on location)
  • Flexible working model with hybrid, onsite or virtual arrangements depending on role and business need
  • Generous paid parental leave policies (depending on your location)
  • 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

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