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Senior Account Executive, Luxury Automotive - Track Programs

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Requisition ID: 8280

THE JOB / Senior Account Executive, Luxury Automotive - Track Programs

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

Octagon is looking for a Senior Account Executive (SAE) to coordinate multiple elements for a large-scale national driving program for a luxury automotive client, traveling to different markets for multiple events across the country! The program will showcase the specialty performance line of the luxury automotive client’s vehicles through a combination of professional driving instruction on renowned racetracks in key US markets!

Events will take place from May - December on weekdays and weekends; travel days as well as off days are built into the schedule. The position will require travel, including working non-traditional hours during weekends, nights, and holidays, and may include assisting with the transport of the vehicle fleet.

Please provide proof of COVID vaccination or contact the organization’s HR team if eligible for an exemption.

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

  • Coordinate nationwide driving program in accordance to client goals for the calendar year, with emphasis on performance product line and track venues across the country
  • Assist in strategy ideation for annual planning process in partnership with client based on annual goals and historical KPI’s
  • Active participation in weekly client, internal and vendor/partner status calls
  • Maintain relationships and communication with various tracks nationwide as well as agency and vendor partners for program planning and execution
  • Collaborate agency partners and vendors as necessary to deliver electric-focused messaging
  • Create and handle program-wide budget including conceptualization and weekly tracking and reporting to program director and client(s)
  • Cross program financial management including agency invoicing, tracking and liaison with internal finance department
  • Create program staff schedule including full-time and limited term employees
  • Assist with key client relationships and creation of high-level deliverables
  • Other related duties as assigned
  • 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

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

  • Have a passion for and expertise in sports, entertainment, gaming, music and/or celebrity culture
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and 1-2+ years agency/client experience
  • Automotive industry and/or mobile tour experience would be a plus
  • Ability to handle relationships with multiple internal/external partners (e.g. venues, vendors, suppliers, etc.) including event valuation, execution/management and metrics reporting
  • Effective leadership skills to lead and mentor full-time and limited-term program staff
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to handle tight deadlines, work under pressure, and manage portions of greater program budget
  • Excellent communication, writing, and client service skills
  • Excellent time management skills, attention to detail and the ability to multi-task
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability 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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