Account Trainee, Luxury Automotive, Golf
THE JOB / Account Trainee, Luxury Automotive, Golf
Our team is looking for a driven, enthusiastic Account Trainee. The primary responsibility of this position is to support client engagement and grassroots programming on behalf of a luxury automotive manufacturer. Potential responsibilities include: assisting with the implementation and event execution for a nationwide amateur golf program, as well as the client’s other golf partnerships. The Account Trainee will travel to various U.S. cities, assisting with all facets of event planning as well as assist with the coordination of the final tournament.
The Account Trainee will be able to work as part of a team and will collaborate with various internal teams and divisions, client partners/vendors, and consumers! Strong team dynamics skills, excellent organizational skills, and strong interpersonal skills are required for this position.
This position offers a rare opportunity to learn account management, client engagement, golf event planning, on-site logistics and event activation skills! This position will also allow you to participate in brainstorming sessions, work with budgets/excel, build presentations (PowerPoint) and learn valuable research/competitive analysis skills.
THE WORK YOU’LL DO
- Support account team across multiple programs and various initiatives
- Assist in staffing multiple events and assume responsibility for event set-up and breakdown
- Implement sponsorship on-site (i.e. registration, signage, vehicle displays, hole- in-one verification, answer product related questions, etc.)
- Assist with vendor management, premium inventory, event planning, property research, and vehicle logistics
- Assist the team in managing documents: status reports, tracking documents and meeting notes
- Create recap documents for events including key takeaways, strengths, weaknesses and recommendations
- Participate in brainstorms and creative ideation
- Manage select special projects
- Other duties as assigned
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 passion for and expertise in sports, entertainment, event management, and/or hospitality
- 0-1 year’s work or internship experience in the communications, advertising, or marketing industries
- Previous event marketing experience a strong plus
- Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
- Knowledge, experience, and interest in the game of golf
- A desire to learn and develop a career in sports & entertainment or experiential marketing
- Capacity to become knowledgeable on our clients’ industry, brand, and product offering
- Attentiveness to detail, with an ability to handle multiple tasks at a time and produce quality work within strict timelines
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a team and independently to solve problems effectively
- Superior organization, interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written). A writing assignment may be part of the hiring process
- Ability to take initiative and tackle problems independently without manager supervision
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Software (specifically PowerPoint, Excel and Word)
- Willingness to travel extensively including weekends and holidays, and work non- traditional work hours
- Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
- Ability to lift up to 40 lbs
- All applicants must provide proof of COVID vaccination or contact the organization’s HR team if eligible for an exemption.
This position pays minimum wage and is overtime-eligible.
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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