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Senior Account Executive, Global Sports Sponsorships (Endurance + Special Olympics) (Financial Services Client)

United States of America
Requisition ID: 9096

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

Do you have an interest in developing consumer experiences across several sports and cause properties? Do you love solving problems and bringing large-scale experiences to life? If so, this is the right opportunity for you!

Octagon is seeking a Senior Account Executive to join our dynamic team to help create experiential activations across numerous integrated campaigns for our financial services client’s Global Sports Sponsorships portfolio. The campaigns feature programming with iconic sports partnerships - including Endurance (Chicago Marathon, among other races), as well as CSR initiatives such as Special Olympics.

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 love events and want to be part of an experienced team of passionate marketers, this may be the job for you.

This role will report to the team’s Account Manager who will manage the coordination and communication of responsibilities across multiple programs and platforms.

THE WORK YOU'LL DO

  • Assist with the planning and execution of experiential marketing programs both in-person and virtual across multiple programs
  • Assist with vendor management, logistical planning, preparation of event documents to aid in execution/recapping, etc.
  • Coordinating projects with vendors and internal Octagon resources
  • Effectively facilitate communication between clients and partners
  • Develop a knowledge and understanding of financial service client’s sponsorship portfolios and business initiatives
  • Manage documents such as budgets, status reports, inventory tracking, and meeting agenda and notes
  • Participate in brainstorms and creative ideation and provide research as requested
  • Additional projects as assigned, which may include assistance on other events/programs, competitive research, POVs, property research, etc.

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

  • 3+ years experience within an agency or client service experience. A fan or expert of sports, cause, music and event planning preferred
  • Passion for events/experiences, ranging from large-scale custom experiences to small-scale turnkey events
  • A can-do attitude and desire to succeed, with a mindset that no job is too small or too big; you’re a go-getter, you demonstrate initiative and embrace new challenges
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Coachable and willing to adapt to a fast-paced work environment
  • A sense of humor and the ability to tell a good story (we like to laugh)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Publisher)
  • Willing to work non-traditional hours including weekend travel
  • All applicants will be required to provide 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 or protected veteran status.

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