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Account Manager, Luxury Automotive, Product Launch Tour

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Requisition ID: 8302

THE JOB / Account Manager, Luxury Automotive, Product Launch Tour

EXPERIENCES / Responsible for planning and executing event and experiential marketing programs.

Octagon is looking for an Account Manager (AM) to plan and oversee logistics for a nationwide product launch tour including 10+ exclusive events. Elements to the role will include segments of logistics, CRM strategy, budget management, staff management and hospitality. The AM will specifically lead event logistics and event management, including: build out collaboration with agency partner, venue coordination, partner management, program pre-event planning and execution management. To be successful in the role, the person will coordinate on-site branding, exhibit services, partner ideation and fulfillment and ensure a memorable, positive consumer experience in an engaging environment. The Account Manager will also be required to travel to lead the execution, train and manage staff at these exclusive experiences.

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

  • 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
  • Lead program staff including full-time logistics staff and part-time event staff
  • Schedule, train, and lead 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

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

  • You have a passion for and expertise in sports, entertainment, gaming, music and/or celebrity culture
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and 5+ years agency/client experience
  • Automotive industry and/or mobile tour management experience a plus
  • Ability to handle relationships with multiple internal/external partners (e.g. venues, vendors, suppliers, etc.)
  • Effective leadership skills to lead and mentor in-office and onsite program staff
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to handle tight deadlines, work under pressure, and manage budgets through reconciliation
  • Excellent communication, writing, and client service skills
  • Excellent interpersonal 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, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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