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Account Manager

London, England, United Kingdom
Requisition ID: 5955

We are thrilled to be looking for an experienced, energetic Account Manager to work on some of the UK’s top entertainment and sporting events - including The Open Championship, Goodwood Festival of Speed and more, for one of our key clients. This could be the perfect role for you if you have exceptional project management skills, work great as a team and have an interest in working with a local, regional and global team.

A love of sports is not a prerequisite – a passionate marketer is our priority.

You will be responsible for:

  • Day-to-day account management support of one of the agencies’ longest standing clients
  • Support the Account Director and account teams with the planning, development and implementation of client-related initiatives and events
  • Collaboration across multiple departments and with the client’s marketing and business units to develop promotional campaigns and activations
  • Rights holder liaison and communication
  • Management of third-party suppliers
  • Team management responsibilities – working with account team
  • Creative utilization and delivery of sponsorship assets
  • Preparation of strategy, operational briefing and reporting documentation
  • Development of consumer activations and promotions (digital/social media, sales/merchant, cross- promotions with other sponsors, etc.)
  • Management and delivery of client’s product integration with the property
  • Reporting – pre, during and post events

This could be your next right move if:

  • You are a real team player
  • You’re a natural at building rapport with just about anyone at any level in an organisation
  • You thrive on working on multiple projects at any one time
  • You pay attention to the detail
  • You can think strategically, globally, and long term
  • You are adaptable to working remotely
  • You enjoy solving problems and finding creative, incremental solutions to challenges
  • You are a self-starter with the ability juggle multiple projects and timelines
  • You can collaborate across marketing disciplines, departments, and time zones
  • You are patient, level-headed and cool under pressure
  • You communicate clearly. You can write well, you speak in an engaging way and can explain your thoughts and ideas succinctly
  • You think on your feet and use your initiative. You enjoy learning new things and can quickly adapt when things change

You will also need to have:

  • Experience or knowledge of working with sponsorship properties (campaigns or traditional event activations)
  • Solid agency experience working in a similar role
  • Major event experience would be a bonus
  • High level PowerPoint Skills, Excel and Outlook and a confidence to present internally and externally.


We’re pleased to offer wide range of benefits, including but not limited to the following:

  • Core benefits (available from start date) – flexible holiday allowance, AXA private medical insurance, life assurance, income protection, pension scheme with 4.5% employer contribution, Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Flexible benefits (available after probation) – Gymflex, dental insurance, travel insurance, health cash plan, Cycle scheme, interest-free season ticket loans
  • A Flexible Workplace – we have a number of initiatives in place to ensure that our team have the flexibility to balance work with their lives, this includes flexible holiday allowance and flexible working options
  • We also run a number of internal programmes to support physical and mental wellbeing, alongside learning and development opportunities to support career development and progression.

About us:

We’re the global sports, entertainment and lifestyle-marketing arm of IPG. A collection of 800 fans bound by a single mission: To create work that earns attention.

How we see the world

We live in a world where time is our most precious commodity, and our audiences’ patience has never been shorter. As an industry, we’ve never had to work harder to gain the attention of the people we’re trying to reach. The way we see it, there’s two ways to go about it.

Attention is either bought or it’s earned.

Paid attention ensures your brand will be heard – and that's a good start. But attention that’s earned ensures your audience actually listens to what you're saying.

At Octagon, our purpose is to create work that earns attention. Through smart partnerships and generous ideas, we compete for, capture, and ultimately earn the attention of those who matter most.

Octagon is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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