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Account Executive, Luxury Automotive National Driving Experience

Stamford, Connecticut, United States
Requisition ID: 5922

THE JOB / Account Executive, Luxury Automotive National Driving Experience

 Octagon is looking for an Account Executive (AE) to coordinate multiple elements for a large-scale national driving program for a luxury automotive client, traveling to different markets for multiple events across the country! The program will showcase the full line of the luxury automotive client’s vehicles through a combination of professional driving instruction on closed courses, and test drives on local routes.

Events will take place from April - November annually on weekdays and weekends; travel days as well as off days are built into the schedule. The position will require travel, including working non-traditional hours during weekends, nights, and holidays, and may include assisting with the transport of the vehicle fleet.

The right candidate will be able to work collaboratively and will interact with various internal divisions, client partners/vendors, and consumers. We are looking for someone who is highly collaborative, is a self-starter, and is comfortable taking the lead and voicing their opinions and ideas! Strong team dynamics skills and excellent interpersonal skills are required for this position.

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.

 All applicants must provide proof of COVID vaccination or contact the organization’s HR team if eligible for an exemption.

 

THE WORK YOU’LL DO

  • Oversee program planning logistics and onsite activation
  • Development of a premium, engaging, and exciting consumer experience
  • Collaborate with program partners and vendors to ensure teamwork and build coordination onsite
  • Oversee onsite creative, exhibit services, and logistics/instructor planning and implementation
  • Manage program staff including full-time logistics staff and part-time event staff
  • Schedule, train, and manage event product specialist teams
  • Development of program guides and training materials for staff and program partners
  • Develop key client relationships and responsible for execution upon deliverables
  • Support analysis and assessment of all program vendors
  • Serve as program lead onsite at select events
  • Other related duties as assigned

 

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

  • A passion for and expertise in sports, entertainment, gaming, music and/or celebrity culture
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and 1-2+ years agency/client experience
  • Automotive industry and/or mobile tour experience would be a plus
  • Ability to maintain relationships with multiple internal/external partners (e.g. venues, vendors, suppliers, etc.)
  • Effective leadership skills to manage and mentor full-time and limited-term program staff
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to manage strict timelines, work in high-pressure environments, and manage budgets through reconciliation
  • Excellent communication, writing, and client service skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to multi-task
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Willingness to work weekends and nonstandard hours
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record

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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