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Senior Account Manager

London, England, United Kingdom
Requisition ID: 12301

Do you want to work with one of the world’s most iconic brands? If so, read on…

We’ve got a fantastic opportunity to join our team at Octagon notably managing a number of projects within the department.  The role will also have a chance to support the wider motorsport account teams as we deliver event activation programmes throughout the season.

Key skills we’re looking for: 

  • Project Management · Event Delivery and Logistics · Hospitality · Brand Management · Relationship Management · Supplier Management · Budget management


Who we’re looking for someone who:

  • Is a focused and performance driven individual, who can think on their feet, use initiative and be comfortable working in a global environment, under pressure and within a team environment.
  • Thrives on working on multiple projects and events at the same time, working to tight deadlines.
  • Can work with multiple inter-agency departments including design, production, finance, legal.
  • Is proactive and can take on initiatives and drive projects from conception to completion.
  • Enjoys solving problems and finding creative solutions to difficult challenges.
  • Is patient, level-headed and cool under pressure.
  • You have a flexible, ‘can-do’ attitude and can work some weekends and travel internationally where required.


Key responsibilities:

  • Supporting the Account Director in the management, administration, and delivery of the client’s incentive programmes, with a focus on logistics, partnership, and supplier management.
  • Delivery of first-class hospitality experiences for guests at all levels across the globe:
    • Research, procure, and contract relevant third-party suppliers.
    • Management of complex guest programmes and onsite delivery as required
    • 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.
    • Appropriate handling and communication of guest information and briefing packs.
  • Assisting the Account Director with day-to-day account and global stakeholder management.
  • Financial account management including the creation of budgets, tracking, and reconciliation
  • Account administration, including delivery status documents, client reporting, collateral, brand approvals, gifting, programme logistics, asset management and travel management.
  • The development and distribution of key stakeholder communications documents, templates, and season activation toolkits, including collateral and gifting.
  • Provision of guidance to client ensuring ROI through best use of contractual assets.
  • Collaboration across multiple departments including studio, creative, legal and finance.
  • Turning your hand to support the wider team deliver whichever event is coming up, doing it with a smile and learning on the way!


This could be your next right move if:

  • You have extensive experience in a similar, fast paced, and dynamic role in the sport or entertainment industry.
  • You have proven event experience with a track record of high attention to detail and organisational skills, staying focused on the task at hand ensuring nothing is missed.
  • You communicate clearly. You can write well; you speak in an engaging way and can explain your thoughts and ideas succinctly.
  • You’re a natural at building rapport with just about anyone at any level in an organisation.
  • You have the ability to collaborate across disciplines, departments, and client’s additional agency partners.
  • You like helping other people succeed. You enjoy teaching other people something and are a real team player.
  • You enjoy your work taking you to different parts of the world.


The Bigger Team You’ll Join

Octagon is the global sports, entertainment, and experiential marketing arm of the Interpublic Group.

We take pride in being Playmakers – finding insightful, bold ways to create play in our work, our lives, and in the world. We believe in the power of play to create big ideas and unlock potential for our clients and talent.

We can put ourselves in the shoes of fans because we ARE fans – of sports, entertainment, and culture at large. This expertise allows us to continually evolve the fan experience across sports and entertainment alongside some of the biggest brands and talent in the world.

The world needs play more than ever. Are you a Playmaker?


Our Benefits

  • 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
  • Expensable lunches from our flexible working office in the heart of Shoreditch!
  • Hybrid working – meaning you can work from home or our office flexibly.
  • Free breakfast in the office.

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.

You will also need to have:

  • Solid Agency experience working in a similar role, ideally with experience in the hospitality arena.
  • High level Power Point Skills, Excel and Outlook and a confidence to present internally and externally.


It’s not essential but will be advantageous if:

  • You are fluent in any other languages.

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