Current Job Openings

Account Director, Motorsports (Luxury Automotive Client)

United States of America
Requisition ID: 9771

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

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

This role will serve as the lead member of a team supporting a luxury automotive brand through partnerships and events in Motorsports. The position offers the autonomy to run your own events while managing a team of specialists across the client’s sponsorship and hospitality hosting programs inclusive of product launches, race activation, sponsorship analysis, and asset management. This position will require someone with a strong understanding of Motorsports and the ability to connect the dots for maximum scale in experiential partnerships.

As the head of this team, you will be responsible for developing and driving a program plan and strategy that delivers clear and measurable results. You play the point as the contact not only for the clients but also for the various tracks across the country. Your creative thinking for new hospitality and fan zone activations will set you apart from other candidates.

The work you’ll do

  • Develop experiential marketing platforms which address business priorities, are measurable, and meet deliverables
  • Oversee planning and execution of the events and guide team members
  • Lead all communication with partner agency leads
  • Management of client account with our two client leads
  • Lead strategic planning, and analysis to ensure effective marketing programs
  • Budget management and accounting
  • Negotiate sponsorships and contract execution
  • Develop and respond to POV requests on sponsorships and partnerships
  • Be an inspirational leader who can lead in the trenches, but at the same time be a mentor and strong manager adept at providing feedback and mentor

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 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 somewhat 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

  • 7-10 years of proven experience in related fields; experiential marketing and/or corporate hospitality (consumer and B2B). Experience working in the business of Motorsport or with an automobile manufacturer is strongly preferred
  • You have a passion for and expertise in sponsorship management, experiential marketing, and motorsport
  • You are a respected leader and coach who inspires, motivates, mentors and strengthens a team
  • Effective presenter and can be an ambassador of Octagon’s brand and business
  • Experience with budgeting and can discuss fiscal matters with ease to any audience: clients, finance, your team
  • Collaborative in nature with a “no job is too small” demeanor to assist with overall account team duties and additional programs as needed
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (in particular PowerPoint, Word, Excel)
  • Ability to travel as required- Weekend and Holiday event work are part of the package
  • All applicants will need to provide proof of COVID vaccination or contact the organization’s HR team if eligible for an exemption.

The base range for this position is $70,000 – 90,000. Where an employee or prospective employee is paid within this range will depend on, among other factors, actual ranges for current/former employees in the subject position; market considerations; budgetary considerations; tenure, and standing with the company (applicable to current employees); as well as the employee’s/applicant’s background, pertinent experience, and qualifications

Octagon’s comprehensive benefits package includes:

  • Unlimited PTO policy – we understand you need time for play!
  • Competitive medical/dental/vision insurance plans with FSA/HSA and Dependent Care FSA options. Pet Insurance for those who need it too!
  • Generous Family and Parental Leave Policy (12 weeks) with eligibility extended to all parents regardless of gender or primary/secondary caregiver status
  • Access to our parent company (IPG) Savings plan (401K program) with company match as well as an Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
  • Pretax Transportation/Commuter Benefits and Parent Travel Program
  • Dedicated Mental Health resources including Headspace membership, Employee Assistance Program (CCA), and more
  • Discount portal for everyday goods and services
  • Employee Resource Groups and inclusive diversity programming and initiatives
  • Personal Development programs

Please also know that the well-being of our employees, partners, fans, and consumers is top of mind to our agency, and we are taking measures to ensure accurate health and safety initiatives and protocols are in place for our events and activations.

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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