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American Express Manager - Business Development-Sales (Milwaukee, WI or Northern IL)  in Wisconsin, United States


American Express is a leading global payments, network, and travel company, backed by one of the world's most recognized brands. American Express is unique in the payments industry as an issuer of cards as well as a worldwide network that processes millions of merchant transactions daily. We offer the broadest array of charge, credit, prepaid and co brand cards for consumers, small businesses, midsize companies and large corporations.

With 160 years of innovation behind us, our future could not look more promising. We're moving faster than ever and introducing new products, services, and strategies to bring greater value to our business customers. Their success expands our success, so we put heart and soul into helping them achieve results that exceed all expectations.

Global Corporate Payments (GCP) is a core operating group of American Express and has delivered robust growth over the past decade. GCP partners with corporate clients to help them manage travel expenses and make large purchases through a proprietary payment solutions and expense management tools. The Middle Market Sales & Business Development is focused on acquiring and growing American Express business with US companies with annual revenue of $10M-$300M.

Job responsibilities:

  • Drive New and Expansion Sales from clients and prospects with annual revenue of $10M-$300M in primary and secondary markets

  • Achieve New / Expansion / Cross-Sale CV targets

  • Execute a transactional sales cycle

  • Sell core American Express solutions

  • Spend significant time identifying opportunities, ensuring set-up/ card issuing, and managing signings through the first 13 months of Booked Charge Volume

  • Sell with integrity and appropriately track prospect data to ensure a coordinated and consistent client experience, in alignment with compliance and internal partner business requirements


Required skills & qualifications:

  1. Demonstrating value

  2. Proactively and consistently demonstrates the value of partnering with Amex , highlighting key pillars of the value proposition

  3. Documents and communicates the ROI of growth opportunities, identifying benefits and synergies with current products

  4. Closing

  5. Gains a commitment from the client to move forward by asking for the business and successfully managing objections

  6. Overcomes objections and resistance to proposed solutions with key client decision makers and mobilizes them to action

  7. Results focus

  8. Demonstrates a competitive, positive, “driven” attitude, quickly adapts to different situations, and recovers from setbacks

  9. Proactively focuses on results, outcomes, and achievements, persistently overcoming obstacles as they arise

  10. Influence & persuasion

  11. Uses appropriate interpersonal styles and communication methods to gain acceptance for products and/ or services

  12. Utilizes innovativeness and compelling rationale to overcome complex client barriers, enabling mutually-beneficial outcomes

  13. Account management & pipeline management

  14. Co-manages a pipeline of opportunities, leveraging client data/ analytics to plan and prioritize activities within large portfolios

  15. Leverages lead sources to identify opportunities and proactively schedule warm account review appointments with clients

  16. Consultative selling

  17. Effectively identifies client needs with Middle Market Client Group input to configure solutions that address client requirements and deliver value

  18. Positions products and services to meet specific client needs and solicits feedback about the value of proposed solutions

  19. Market, industry, & product knowledge

  20. Understands at a tactical level market/ industry key competitors, challenges, terminology, technology, trends, and regulations

  21. Possess expertise and consults on the full suite of American Express products and tools, including B2B solutions

  22. Must reside in Milwaukee, WI or the surrounding suburbs

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

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

Job: Sales

Primary Location: US-Wisconsin

Other Locations: US-Wisconsin-Amex - for internal use only

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 21013612