DescriptionGlobal Commercial Services (GCS) is the global leader in providing payments solutions for Small, Medium and Large businesses. To ensure we keep on the leading edge of the dynamic commercial payments landscape, the GCS Strategy, M&A and Alliances team is charged with defining the long-term business objectives, setting businesses priorities, and driving strategic inorganic growth opportunities to accelerate revenue growth. The Director of Global Strategy and M&A leads a team that will play a key role in the development and delivery of these critical initiatives.Key Activities to Include:* Apply innovative and strategic thinking to synthesize an understanding of customer needs, marketplace and competitive dynamics, financial drivers, and business growth opportunities into holistic strategy and business roadmap for GCS* Work directly with the GCS Senior Leadership Team and key stakeholders across the organization to define priorities and operating plan to deliver against strategic objectives* Drive GCS inorganic growth strategy and lead M&A efforts in partnership with relevant AXP stakeholders* Project-based deployment to lead select high-impact initiatives in areas of critical business focus* Serve as a center of excellence and thought leader to support partner organizations and other stakeholders on key initiatives* Create presentation materials for executive presentations to the CEO, Board of Directors, and other external stakeholdersQualifications* Outstanding analytical and strategic skill set, with proven ability to synthesize complex inputs into clear recommendations* Exceptional communication skills - both written and verbal - with comfort presenting to audiences of all levels* Self-starter with initiative, drive, and attention to detail* Strong financial acumen* Ability to multi-task and prioritize under pressure of deadlines, while working independently.* Track record of outstanding people leadership skills and focus on developing strong talent* MBA and/or experience in management consulting strongly preferredEmployment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions. Associated topics: b2b, b2c, bi, business intelligence, business technology, franchise owner, intelligence, territory manager, transaction, wholesale
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