This Sr. Client Manager (CLM) position is responsible for managing a portfolio of approximately 102 merchants in both B2B and B2C industries, generating over $864M in annual American Express charge volume. These are well-known companies that reside in industries such as hospitality, automotive, business services, furniture & wholesale.
With an emphasis on growing B2B partnerships with our merchants and suppliers, responsibilities include managing and expanding American Express' merchant relationships through developing and delivering valuable insights, solutions, consultation and creativity. This includes establishing deep, mutually beneficial relationships with the merchants and driving profitable incremental revenue. By understanding the needs of the merchant, industry trends, and aligning AXP capabilities, CLMs serve as consultants to develop and sell customized Amex solutions that help merchants improve operational efficiencies, drive incremental revenue growth and identify future opportunities.
Do you enjoy a dynamic, collaborative work environment where you can make a mark? Are you someone who knows how to drive significant business results and new partnerships? Are you excited to join a team culture that is opportunistic, innovative, accountable, customer-oriented and results-focused? If so, this role is for you.
In this role, the responsibilities are to:
Manage a portfolio of approximately 102 strategic cross industry merchants located in the Fort Lauderdale & Miami Metropolitan Area
Establish and build strong relationships through consistent in-person and virtual interaction with merchants regarding their business model, industry, marketplace, etc.
Elevate, deepen, and broaden C-Level, Finance, Treasury, Sales and Marketing Relationships within portfolio with focus on leveraging those relationships to drive revenue for Amex.
Identify and expand existing business relationships, close acceptance gaps with Merchants, and develop strategic portfolio / account plans.
Provide proactive consultation to drive business growth and improve customer satisfaction.
Develop and execute strategic account plans to grow Amex revenue, market share and increase profitability.
Increase Amex relevance by consistently and effectively communicating the value story.
Consistently track / evaluate business results with a focus on moving opportunities through sales pipeline
Build and leverage relationships with internal network to efficiently execute against account growth plans.
Increase Merchant Satisfaction (NPS score).
Strong track record of relationship management and consultative selling skills with a demonstrated ability to establish, maintain and deepen partnerships with customers, and identify and drive profitability within the portfolio.
Strong analytical skills with a focus on manipulating merchant metrics in excel to determine portfolio strategy / approach
Excellent financial skills, strong qualitative and analytical skills and the ability to prepare financial analysis in order to support value propositions and support growth proposals.
Strong negotiation, influencing and collaboration skills are required.
Highly customer focused, a self-starter and a results-driven individual.
Ability to articulate value proposition and connect it to the customer's business model
Strong presentation/negotiation skills and the ability to build rapport and credibility.
Proven success of influencing and collaborating with C-level decision makers.
Excellent oral/written communication and be proficient in MS Office applications.
Minimum of 5 years of proven success in account management/sales and portfolio planning preferred.
Ability to communicate frequently, candidly and clearly. Ability to listen and adapt/pivot approach
Knowledge of the Merchant / acquiring business and/or the U.S. payments industry are strongly preferred.
Position is virtual with candidate residing in Fort Lauderdale or Miami Area. Travel required 40% when business travel resumes.
Educational requirement: College degree preferred.
This employee will be on the road visiting merchants on average 8-12 days per month. As such, a company car is provided as part of the compensation package. A motor vehicle records check will be conducted for all successful candidates at the time of offer. Disclosure of all moving violations within the last 3 years (Including, but not limited to: Speeding Tickets, Refusal to submit to BAC (Blood Alcohol Content), Reckless Driving, Leaving scene of accident, and Driver's License suspension for moving violations) is required during the application process.
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.
Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations. Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.
Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions.