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Group Director, Team Sports

Stamford, Connecticut, United States
Requisition ID: 8030

THE JOB / Group Director, Team Sports

INTEGRATED MARKETING / Responsible for leading Octagon’s client service team and day-to-day management of client’s team sport partnerships.

If you are looking to work in the epicenter of sports marketing and sponsorship consulting with an innovative client who operates as a true partner with our agency, consider this opportunity to join us as our newest Group Director!

Our client is an award-winning global Payment Technology brand known for their iconic brand marketing position and initiatives. Their sponsorship programming covers a wide variety of ambassadors, properties, and segments, showcasing their diversity and market strength. As the Group Director you will be responsible for leading key team sports partnerships and successfully contributing to the future growth of our clients' sponsorship portfolio!

This position requires strong and sophisticated skills, providing leadership to our team’s delivery of intuitive client service, concept / presentation development, project management, asset utilization, agency integration and measurement of sponsorship initiatives.

Our future Group Director should be someone with experience leading and activating major sponsorship programs, coupled with a customer-centric mentality possessing the social savvy required to work across multiple marketing disciplines. Team Sports Sponsorship experience 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

  • Build and cultivate positive client relationships
  • Lead day-to-day property and ambassador relationships
  • Be a team leader encouraging an inclusive environment for all team members
  • Assist with the development and execution of integrated sponsorship activations, initiatives and campaigns using client’s sponsorship portfolio and assets
  • Lead on the development of key documents to include senior executive presentations, strategy documents, competitive reports, best practice guides and case studies
  • Oversee multiple sponsorship project work-streams from development through execution
  • Become an authority on the our clients’ business and the Financial Services category
  • Help identify, analyze, navigate, and negotiate sponsorship marketing opportunities for clients
  • Collaborate on sponsorship activation and campaign content creation (e.g. digital, social, video)

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

  • 7+ years’ experience in working with sponsorship properties, leagues, teams/clubs, ambassadors and/or influencers, Payment Services industry experience/knowledge a plus
  • Prior strategy work: ability to be a key contributor to the strategic direction by supporting the creation and implementation of marketing strategy and program development
  • Shown success building and maintaining trusted client and partner relationships
  • Experience in developing successful integrated sponsorship activations, initiatives and campaigns
  • Experience developing presentations for internal/external senior executives
  • Validated ability to work as part of a team and to tackle problems effectively and independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-starter who will take initiative with new projects and work with a variety of people
  • Capacity to become an expert on client’s brand and the state of client’s industry
  • Experience with development and maintenance of project tracking tools
  • Ability and flexibility to travel domestically with weekend/holiday work as needed

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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