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Senior Account Executive, Global Sponsorship Marketing - Rugby (Payment Services Client)

United States of America
Requisition ID: 9011

CLIENT SERVICES / Responsible for leading Octagon’s client business and day-to-day management of client programs.

** Our headquarters is located in Stamford, CT, 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, Atlanta, GA, or Los Angeles, CA. We will also consider a remote-based working arrangement for qualified candidates.**

Octagon is looking for a Senior Account Executive to assist with managing the strategic evolution of the client’s sponsorship portfolio and execution of marketing programs. The SAE position will have a strong focus on women’s sports, rugby, and ambassadors.

The SAE will support multiple passion verticals across Women’s Rugby, the Men’s Rugby World Cup 2023, and global Ambassador management! The SAE’s role is operational with a focus on finance, strategy, deck creation, tracking & reporting tools, and support of virtual/in-person experience executions. This position is best suited for a candidate inspired by working in a team environment with a diverse group of people from different countries and cultural backgrounds.

The work you’ll do

  • Handle weekly updates and action steps across ambassadors/properties
  • Run digital experiences, content management, and approvals across verticals and ambassadors' support
  • Track requests and utilization of contractual assets across global ambassadors and properties
  • Collaborate across a global platform to manage multiple digital experiences; outstanding attention to detail and client leadership skills
  • Forge, lead, and grow day-to-day partnerships with rugby ambassadors, Rugby World Cup (women’s & men’s), Women in Rugby and WXV
  • Provide internal and client updates as needed
  • Consistently stay up to date on rugby and Ambassador trends, changes, and news relevant to our client work
  • Management of financial records including budget forecasting and personal travel expense
  • Continuously elevate and expand client’s strategy and demonstrable impact with key women’s ambassador and property partnerships across various passions
  • Redesign a better world for women through the power of sponsorships and marketing
  • Nurture and handle positive client relationships

This position pays $50,000, is overtime-eligible and comes with a comprehensive benefits package.

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

  • 2 – 3 years of sponsorship/brand marketing experience workings with sports & entertainment properties, leagues, and/or teams
  • Ability to prioritize and balance multiple tasks simultaneously while producing quality work within deadlines
  • Collaborative in nature with a “no job is too small” mentality to assist with overall account team duties and additional programs as needed
  • Have a passion for sports, entertainment, and/or celebrity & lifestyle culture
  • Have experience in developing successful global integrated sponsorship activations, initiatives, and campaigns
  • Organization skills and attention to detail, including the ability to prioritize multiple projects simultaneously, are outstanding
  • Proficiency in Microsoft including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Exceptional client service and interpersonal skills (both written and oral)
  • Ability and flexibility with weekend and some holiday work alongside domestic & international travel as needed (approximately 25%)
  • All applicants must provide proof of COVID vaccination or contact the organization’s HR team if eligible for an exemption
  • Fluency in French a plus

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.

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 accommodation.


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