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Account Executive, Payment Services Client (Lifestyle – Culinary and Arts & Culture)

Century City, California, United States
Requisition ID: 8645

THE JOB / Account Executive

Do you consider yourself the go-to friend for all things food and culture? Do you love to host dinner parties, attend the latest Broadway show, and stay on the pulse of all things culinary and culture? This may be your next big move!

Octagon is looking for an Account Executive to join our diverse team to support a major payment services client and their Lifestyle sponsorship platform. As an Account Executive, you will be part of a team responsible for the planning, onsite execution, and activation of all client events and promotions on an ongoing basis. In this position, you will collaborate with Octagon’s internal client divisions along with our client partner’s vendors, agencies, and cardholders. Additionally, this role offers a unique opportunity to learn strategic operations and develop an understanding of the client’s consumer marketing programming.

The Account Executive will come in with an understanding that no detail is too small and it’s all about providing a flawless delivery for our client – a task that often requires in the moment problem solving, unsurpassed communication skills, strong time management, and the ability to effectively prioritize. If you are looking to join a well-established agency that provides you with exciting work, a culture of support and respect, and you want the opportunity to grow, this could be your next role.

Our ideal candidate will be highly organized, detail oriented, and a great communicator. We are looking for someone who is highly collaborative, a self-starter, and is comfortable taking the lead and voicing their opinions and ideas. If you are looking for a mix of sponsorship and event planning experience, this position is for you!

 

THE WORK YOU’LL DO

  • Act as day-to-day contact for key clients
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with clients, vendors, venue operators, and partners
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of planning and implementing events (all logistics: pre, during, and post, from researching venues to wrap reports, budgets, and timelines)
  • Deliver unique, custom event solutions to key program partners, internally and externally, on a regular basis
  • Maintain and seek creative ways to enhance partner relationships, as well as vendors and properties
  • Improve the value of the sponsorship assets and programs
  • Manage approvals of sponsorship branding and messaging onsite and in digital collateral
  • Manage numerous projects simultaneously, managing smaller-scale turn-key event experiences and supporting large scale custom event experiences
  • Own finance paperwork and documentation (Creation of POs, job codes and adding new clients as vendors into our systems)
  • Develop post event wrap-up emails and decks to clients directly following events and compile end of year recaps
  • Attend events while serving as a main point of contact for vendors, guests, client and partners

 

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

  • A fan or expert of celebrity & lifestyle culture, food, travel, Broadway, dance and the arts
  • 1+ year(s) agency/client service experience and/or marketing experience
  • A standout colleague who loves to share their opinion and solve problems but can also work independently
  • You are an outgoing person who can help maintain relationships with key partners (e.g. venues, vendors, suppliers, etc.)
  • Attention to detail and strong work ethic, with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and produce quality work, while adhering to strict timelines(ex: reporting documents, client facing decks, budgets)
  • Ability to work as part of a team, demonstrate initiative, and solve problems
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (specifically PowerPoint, Excel and Word)
  • Willingness to work long hours and travel on weekends/holidays as needed
  • All applicants must provide proof of COVID vaccination or contact the organization’s HR team if eligible for an exemption

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.

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