Global Supply Management Summer Internship at American Express

Where: Brighton, United Kingdom

Deadline: January 20, 2020

Type: Internship

About the company:

American Express has been making a difference in people’s lives for over 160 years, backing them in moments big and small, granting access, tools, and resources to take on their biggest challenges and reap the greatest rewards. We’ve also made a difference in the lives of our people, providing a culture of learning and collaboration, and helping them with what they need to succeed and thrive. We have their backs as they grow their skills, conquer new challenges, or even take time to spend with their family or community. And when they’re ready to take on a new career path, we’re right there with them, giving them the guidance and momentum into the best future they envision.

About the role:

The Summer Internship Programme commences in June 2020 for 10 weeks. It consists of the following components:

  • Introduction to American Express through an induction day and training sessions
  • Meaningful projects which will have real business impact
  • Regular Speaker Series with senior management
  • Social and networking events
  • Structured performance management process and regular feedback

Global Supply Management Overview:

Global Supply Management (GSM) is responsible for helping American Express maximize the purchasing power of over $9B of third party spend. We provide strategic consultation to the business and provide end to end procurement services. We maximize the purchasing power of the Company to drive the best value from our supplier base which then frees up investment capacity for our business. GSM together with our business partners manages the supplier strategy for the Company, identifying and on-boarding new suppliers, realizing significant cost saves and revenue generation by partnering with our Global Commercial Services and Global Merchant Services businesses to increase billings and merchant coverage and ensuring an optimal user experience for American Express employees and suppliers.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to translate and develop concepts, visions and complex business requirements into workable plans.
  • Good project management skills and financial management experience including development of CBA's, PowerPoint presentations and financial models.
  • Good people skills to bring together the right narrative and players to find a solution for situations when dealing with a customer’s issues and concerns.
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams to develop and execute complex, time and commercial sensitive strategies.
  • Proven ability to drive results and prioritize work activities.
  • Positive attitude, flexibility, and team player.

How to apply:

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