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Group Director, Brand Campaigns (Financial Services Client)

United States of America
Requisition ID: 8161

THE JOB / Group Director, Brand Campaigns (Financial Services Client)

** Our headquarters is located in Charlotte, NC but the location of this position can be flexible with a preference for working in one of our office locations - Stamford, CT, New York, NY, Charlotte, NC or Atlanta, GA. We will also consider a remote-based working arrangement for qualified candidates.**

Do you consider yourself an experiential specialist?

Are you highly skilled at managing multiple experiential programs across a spectrum of professional sports, local, cause, and entertainment events?

If you have deep knowledge of the experiential space and are a forward-thinking leader eager to join an innovative, dynamic team, this opportunity is for you! Our team is searching for a dedicated and hardworking Group Director to lead a cross-functional team with the goal of producing world-class experiences.

But what will I do? Glad you asked. You will start by leading our MLB/NFL team by developing and executing activations across our client’s team partnerships. You will also oversee a dedicated team of experiential leads managing a body of work that includes programming across Endurance, Golf, Motorsports, and CSR spaces. You will work on multiple projects simultaneously, delivering a collection of experiences that embody our client’s brand.

Still with us? Cool. Because we are looking for a seasoned leader who understands how to create compelling fan experiences and embraces being part of a team. The ideal candidate truly enjoys managing a team, cultivating client/partner relationships, delivering excellent client service, has established relationships with production partners, excels within a fast-paced environment, loves details, enjoys the process, and takes pride in doing what it takes to get the job done.

Please also know that the well-being of our employees, partners, fans, and consumers is 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

  • Develop relationships with clients as a trusted advisor while driving programs/projects forward
  • Be a team leader encouraging an inclusive environment for all team members
  • Lead project teams in producing multiple programs across our client’s sports, entertainment, and local and cause partnerships.
  • Lead the experiential production of multiple sponsorship project work-streams from development through execution
  • Work closely with our Client Services team to develop/activate programs in support of clients’ goals and objectives
  • Work closely with your teams to oversee program execution – including vendor management, logistical planning, budget management, event execution, and recapping
  • Sustain and optimize the broad body of work associated with our account team by implementing management routines and protocols to foster an environment for thoughtful ideation, critical forecasting of program deliverable, reviews/recaps, and transparent communication of program updates across teams/clients
  • Manage quality control of client-facing communications and project management materials across the team
  • Oversee employee career development across the team
  • Other administrative and related duties as assigned

WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • 8+ years’ experience in experiential marketing with sponsorship properties, leagues, teams/clubs, CSR organizations, ambassadors and/or influencers, Financial Services industry experience/knowledge a plus
  • Experience developing successful integrated sponsorship activations, initiatives, and campaigns with cross-functional agency/client teams
  • Experience developing presentations for internal/external senior executives
  • Experience managing multiple programs, coordinating key timelines, and leading teams performing under pressure with strong attention to detail
  • A people leader who is invested in the success of the team first and enjoys team building
  • Builds positive relationships, internally and externally – finding opportunities to add value with every interaction
  • Communicates concisely, persuasively, and effectively with the ability to forecast and mitigate issues/challenges effectively
  • Detail-oriented with superior organization skills
  • Willing to work non-traditional hours including weekend/holiday travel
  • Willingness to travel to various event sites throughout the U.S.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and stand for up to or more than eight hours at a time
  • All applicants must provide proof of COVID vaccination or contact the organization’s HR team if eligible for an exemption

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. 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.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.

 

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