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Senior Account Manager

London, England, United Kingdom
Requisition ID: 10825

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated Senior Account Manager or Account Director to assist in the development and execution of guest programmes for one of our key clients in motorsport. The role requires experience and excellent understanding of in-person event operations, as well as account management.  

The candidate will be responsible for delivering successful guest experiences, sourcing local suppliers, logistics planning, and on the ground event execution for global hospitality events in Formula 1.  

 If you have exceptional account management skills, are a real team player, and are passionate about ensuring guests at major events enjoy the best experience possible, this could be the role for you. 

Key Responsibilities  

Hospitality & Event Management 

  • Strategic and operational planning of a C-suite level Formula 1 hospitality programmes offering unique content, experiences, and best-in-class delivery 
  • Senior client stakeholder and rights holder management and coordination 
  • Logistical planning of detailed hospitality packages, including (but not limited to) race tickets, garage tours, team appearances, accommodation, transportation, dinners, and cultural experiences 
  • Event development including (but not limited to) scheduling, logistics, health and safety, insurance, creative production, and briefing documentation providing in-depth brand relevant content and insight
    Research, procure, and contract relevant third-party suppliers
  • Financial account management including the creation of budgets, tracking, and reconciliation
  • Development and delivery of pre- and post-event reporting
  • On-site management of C-suite level guests 

Client Services & Account Management 

  • Leadership of client relationships, day-to-day account management, project management, internal team coordination  
  • Development of annual program strategy; driving through to execution 
  • Proactive thinking to foresee issues and propose solutions before they arise 
  • Financial management of invoices, vendor payments, budget tracking documents, and reporting and reconciliation on overall project finances 
  • Coordination with other global Octagon account teams to ensure efficiencies and best practices across regions
  • Management of junior account staff, overseeing specific project workstream deliverables  

This could be for you if: 

  • You have a passion for motorsports, with great knowledge, experience, and understanding of the landscape – particularly Formula 1 rights holders, teams, suppliers, and logistics 
  • You have extensive experience with on-site event management and execution within motorsport, ideally in Formula 1 
  • You have outstanding organisation, interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written) 
  • You have strong attention to detail, the ability to prioritise multiple tasks, and produce quality work within deadlines
  • You think on your feet and use your initiative. You enjoy learning new things and can quickly adapt when things change
  • You’re a natural at building relationships with just about anyone at any level in an organisation  
  • You enjoy solving problems and finding creative solutions to challenges
  • You have the ability to collaborate across disciplines, departments and projects 
  • You are a real team player
  • You have excellent computer skills – mastery of the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • You have staff management experience
  • You are willing to work weekends, holidays, and non-traditional hours, as required 


We’re pleased to offer wide range of benefits, including (but not limited) to the following: 

  • Core benefits (available from start date) – flexible holiday allowance, AXA private medical insurance, life assurance, income protection, pension scheme with 4.5% employer contribution, Employee Assistance Programme. 
  • Flexible benefits (available after probation) – Gymflex, dental insurance, travel insurance, health cash plan, Cycle scheme, interest-free season ticket loans 
  • A Flexible Workplace – we have a number of initiatives in place to ensure that our team have the flexibility to balance work with their lives, this includes flexible holiday allowance and flexible working options 
  • We also run a number of internal programmes to support physical and mental wellbeing, alongside learning and development opportunities to support career development and progression   

About us: 

Octagon is a global creative agency in sports, entertainment and culture. We’re part of a wider family of agencies – the Octagon Sports & Entertainment Network (OSEN) – a group of specialist agencies working with brands, athletes, and celebrities. These sister agencies include R&CPMK, Futures Sport & Entertainment, FRUKT and No2ndPlace. We’re all part of the Interpublic Group of Companies (IPG), one of the world’s most respected advertising networks. Founded in 1982 with over 800 employees around the globe.

Our Headquarters is in Stamford, Connecticut with further offices around the world including: New York, LA, Miami, McLean, Sao Paulo, Johannesburg, Sydney, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Singapore, Seoul, Tokyo, Paris, Frankfurt, Munich, Barcelona, Madrid, London and Manchester.

We believe that great brands own an idea in the minds of their audience. For Apple, it’s creativity. For Nike, it’s performance. For BMW it’s Joy. For Coca-Cola, it’s happiness. For Mastercard, it’s priceless experiences. At Octagon, it’s all in Play.

We inspire brands and people to play.

Octagon is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability, or any other basis prohibited by law. 

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