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Account Manager, Baseball Sponsorship, Integrated Marketing

California, United States
Requisition ID: 5948

THE JOB / Account Manager, Baseball Sponsorship, Integrated Marketing

INTEGRATED MARKETING / Responsible for leading Octagon’s client business and day-to-day management of client programs.

Do you have an insider’s understanding of the LA market? Can you handle the bright lights and lead a team to victory? Are you equally comfortable pitching strategy recommendations and pitching in at events? If so, you’re in luck! We’re looking for a dynamic Account Manager to play an integral role on our payment services team via the management and implementation of various team sport partnerships across the country in a robust sponsorship portfolio. You’ll be the main point of contact for our client and guide them through yearlong strategic planning/development, property management, marketing promotion/activation of partnership benefits, event management with on-site support, and return on investment tracking/reporting, all while contributing to the overall account and new projects. This position will allow someone to work cross-functionally with client business units to develop compelling sponsorship programming and drive marketing initiatives with our baseball partners!

While based in our Los Angeles, CA office, working in this role involves domestic travel as necessary to events and client/partner meetings. This position requires excellent communication and time management skills, creativity, proactivity, acute attention to detail and an ability to work well on a team.

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.

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

  • Serve as a reliable agency contact for client sponsorship team, internal client departments and agency partners
  • Lead our LA-based partnerships along with other client initiatives across the country
  • Support and grow key relationships with property partners and vendors
  • Communicate and implement yearly client objectives and strategy
  • Coordinate and complete magnificent events and supervise all team activations
  • Support MLB partnership, including integrated programming
  • Lead all aspects of website-driven partnership content/offers with property partners
  • Handle approvals for creative, advertising, marketing and media integration
  • Prepare program documentation and wrap-up reports including results tracking for season and key events
  • Run and participate in weekly status meetings by crafting agendas, driving the discussion, and providing recap summaries
  • Assist in asset management (i.e., audit compliance, ticket allocations, and financial tracking)
  • Keep an eye on new business opportunities
  • Travel as necessary, around 20% and mostly within the Los Angeles market

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

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or 5+ years of experience, preferably within either the entertainment, sports sponsorship or event marketing industries
  • Property management experience including: evaluation, negotiation, legal and partner management
  • A strong background in client-facing roles, preferably with increasing responsibility
  • Deep understanding of the sports sponsorship space
  • Capacity to become knowledgeable on our client’s industry, brand, and product offering
  • A keen sense of what is going on in Los Angeles with the ability to provide current trending recommendations
  • Experience in creating exceptional integrated marketing programming
  • Extremely meticulous; ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously while producing quality work within target dates
  • Strong self-starter with excellent team dynamics; exceptional sense to be proactive and jump in wherever needed
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team while also able to solve problems effectively and independently
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Outstanding work ethic, strong desire to succeed, and willingness to learn – intellectually curious
  • Outstanding proficiency with Microsoft Office Software (specifically PowerPoint, Excel, and Word)
  • Collaborative in nature with a “no job is too small” positive demeanor
  • Ability to take direction and run with it

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, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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