Current Job Openings

Travel Director

United States of America
Requisition ID: 5186

THE JOB / Travel Director

CLIENT SERVICES / Responsible for planning and executing event and experiential marketing programs.

This exciting new position will support the regional launch of a new product for an existing Octagon client.

This person will work in conjunction with a team of Travel Directors and under the supervision of the regional program management team to implement various aspects of our automotive client’s product launch! The tour will consist of events throughout the country in various markets. The Travel Director team will travel to events to provide premium vehicle experiences, product knowledge and facilitate test drives! Events will take place on both weekdays and weekends. All candidates selected will be expected to become product experts on the luxury automotive brand and product specifications prior to departing for their tour (training materials provided by Octagon, but self-training is required).

 Please also know that the well-being of our employees, partners, fans and consumers are top of mind to our agency, and we are taking measures to ensure proper health and safety initiatives and protocols are in place for our events and activations.

THE WORK YOU’LL DO

  • Professionally represent our client and the brand to dealers, prospects and customers
  • Support Tour Manager with all event logistics and operational aspects as needed
  • Become an expert of the specific models through self-training
  • Conduct vehicle handovers and product walk-arounds
  • Conduct test drives with clients and prospects
  • Aid in the data capture of all guests and test drive participants

 

THE BIGGER TEAM YOU’LL JOIN

Where others see complexity, we see possibility.

Octagon is the global sports, entertainment and experiential marketing arm of the Interpublic Group. But if that classification doesn’t do it for you, and it shouldn’t, let’s take it a step further.

We are what we believe. And we believe that while the world of sports and entertainment is full of opportunities and possibilities, sometimes the amount of choice can seem a little overwhelming. Even daunting.

That’s where we come into play.

At Octagon we inspire brands, talent, and our people to see the world for all its potential. We then help break down the complexity and push forward so you can make your next right move.

WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Travel Director or Specialist in the automotive sector including a background in customer facing events, shows and drive programs
  • Experience working with or knowledge of luxury and/or ultra-luxury vehicles is highly preferred
  • A consistent track record of leading and motivating a team of people in a fast paced, multifaceted environment
  • Self-motivated, positive and dynamic approach to roles and responsibilities
  • Solid high-end client relations and event hospitality fulfillment experience
  • Extremely organized and ability to prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously
  • The highest level of professionalism, attention to detail, reliability and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Strong ability to work as part of a team, demonstrate initiative and solve problems independently
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent years of experience
  • Valid driver’s license and a blemish-free driving record
  • A background check including an MVR is part of the hiring process
  • Valid passport as international training may be required
  • Commitment to traveling the length of the tour

Octagon is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

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