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Senior Account Executive, Global Sports Sponsorships (Financial Services Client)

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Requisition ID: 9079

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

Love developing events and unique experiences? Are you passionate about hospitality and hosting? Love solving problems and bringing large-scale experiences to life? If so, this may be the right opportunity for you!

But what will I do? Glad you asked. You’ll support a team in developing innovative experiential activations for our client’s Global Sports Sponsorships programming. You’ll work closely with the Account Director to support the program development, planning documents, and onsite execution of various upscale hospitality programs that are aligned across properties such as the NFL, MLB, and PGA TOUR! The ideal candidate will be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously, delivering a collection of hosting and hospitality experiences across a spectrum of sports, entertainment, and culture platforms.

Still with us? Cool. Because we need a star employee to join our team. The right candidate is one who thrives in a team environment, has a passion for learning and getting better every day, creating cool experiences, thrives in a dynamic pace, loves details and takes pride in doing what it takes to get the job done. You will be reporting to the Account Manager.

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.


  • Assist with event planning, ticket management, onsite activation, and post-event wrap-up for various hospitality programs
  • Support day-to-day team functions to help the team succeed
  • Serve as point-person for on-the-ground activation
  • Prepare important event documents including event guides, itineraries, meeting notes, and post-event recaps
  • Coordinate projects with vendors and internal Octagon resources
  • Effectively facilitate communication between clients and partners
  • Work with vendors to secure merchandise and other event services/supplies
  • Develop a knowledge and understanding of financial service client’s sponsorship portfolio and business initiatives
  • Additional projects as assigned, which may include: assistance on other events/programs, competitive research, POVs, property research, etc.
  • A moderate amount of domestic and international event travel will be required throughout the year, including nights and weekends


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.


  • 2-4 years of experience in a related field
  • A passion for hospitality, entertainment, and celebrity & lifestyle culture, events/experiences, ranging from large-scale custom experiences to small-scale turnkey events
  • Truly believe that no job is too small or too big
  • Have a can-do demeanor and desire to succeed and learn
  • A standout colleague who wants to know what others are working on and also wants to help
  • Enjoys coming up with fun ideas and bringing them to life
  • Are curious, coachable and determined to learn in a fast-paced work environment
  • A sense of humor and the ability to tell a good story (we like to laugh)
  • Thrives under pressure and are exceptional at problem solving and offering creative solutions
  • A go-getter, you demonstrate initiative and takes-on new challenges
  • Possesses excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Communicates effectively, both oral and written with clients and colleagues
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel)
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and stand for up to or more than eight hours at a time
  • Willing to work non-traditional hours including weekend and domestic travel
  • Will need proof of COVID vaccination or contact the organization’s HR team if eligible for an exemption

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

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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