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Athlete Marketing Director/Manager - Football

McLean, Virginia, United States
Requisition ID: 8816

Athlete Marketing Director/Manager - Football

Octagon is recruiting for a motivated individual to join our successful team. The main responsibility in this position is to develop, market and sell integrative partnerships with talent, brands, events and experiences, primarily but not exclusively in the football and NIL space.


  • Use an extensive network of existing and new contacts and relationships to generate revenue through the creation, implementation  and maximization of strategic marketing partnerships for our clients, properties and projects
  • Lead marketing activations for athletes during marquee events such as Pro Bowl, Super Bowl, Combine, NFL Draft and more
  • Manage Octagon Football’s strategy for name, image and likeness
  • Identify opportunities to increase visibility, brand recognition, and engagement
  • Source, negotiate, and develop sales opportunities to maximize off the field revenue while meeting the  set sales quota
  • Meet and engage with other IPG companies to generate collaborative growth opportunities
  • Be available to travel for business purposes as needed

Required Qualifications:

  • Complete understanding of talent, brand, philanthropic, digital, event and experiential sports marketing, with 5+ years of direct experience connecting the above elements
  • Expertise in handling complex projects and relationships
  • Established relationships with industry leaders
  • Consistent track record of generating and closing deals
  • Experience with and comfort in cold calling
  • Ability to work with little supervision
  • Ability to set priorities and solve problems in a demanding, fast-paced environment
  • Well-developed presentation skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to use good business judgment and to make quick decisions in situations where discretion is required
  • Enthusiasm for client service
  • Strong digital literacy, proficiency in Microsoft Word for Windows, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Access, internet applications and knowledge of computer networks, hardware, and systems preferred
  • Prior experience in the football industry is strongly preferred

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume on-line at in the “Careers” section.

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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