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Account Director, Client Services (Adult Beverage Client)

Stamford, Connecticut, United States
Requisition ID: 12465

THE JOB / Account Director, Client Services (Adult Beverage Client)

CLIENT SERVICES / Responsible for leading Octagon’s client business and day-to-day management of client programs.

***Our headquarters is in Stamford, CT, but the location of this position can be flexible to our office locations of Stamford, CT or New York, NY,

Are you a collaborative self-starter looking for your next opportunity as an agency lead across a global sports & entertainment marketing portfolio? Someone who understands how nailing the details supports the flawless execution of global campaigns? Have experience working on the Olympics or other global events & partnerships? We are looking for an Account Director to join our team in supporting AB InBev’s global beer brands, collaborating with a variety of internal partners and external agencies. Overall, you'll be responsible for rights holder relationship development, client management, planning and ideation, experiential program management, development and implementation.

THE WORK YOU’LL DO

  • Leads and oversees the day-to-day of the client’s major global sponsorships
  • Support client on overall sponsorship strategy
  • Partner with internal specialty groups and spearhead the collaboration, planning, and development of all client programming to support the partnership
  • Drive cross functional project management to support integrated marketing campaigns and global ways of working
  • Craft strategic recommendations for the sponsorship campaign that are relevant, rooted in fan passions and aligned with both brand initiatives and the client target audience
  • Lead all aspects of the relationship with our key sponsorship partner(s) including the property and vendors, and be the key day-to-day point of contact on behalf of the client
  • Lead delivery, management, and development of core sponsorship branding assets and integrations
  • Build, manage, and track the program budget for internal reporting and client reports
  • Oversight and management of direct reports, while also supporting career development
  • Other related duties/projects as reasonably assigned
  • Domestic & international travel to support client’s programming; includes non-traditional hours, nights, and weekends

THE BIGGER TEAM YOU’LL JOIN

Recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work in Sports”, 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?

WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • Possess significant (industry, property) marketing partnership/sponsorship experience, ideally within an agency setting and excel at handling expectations with multiple partners
  • Excellent Project Management skills, managing across several workstreams to connect all of the dots
  • A minimum of 7+ years’ experience in sports sponsorship or experiential marketing
  • Experience working with global rights holders (preferred) and/or on global campaigns
  • Confident and comfortable presenting to senior clients and partners
  • Keen sense of business process and how sports sponsorship, event marketing, communications, and events are used impacts the bottom line and drives brand objectives
  • Versatile and able to develop, create and implement POVs, strategic marketing plans and program development documents for several programs simultaneously
  • Have experience overseeing executional deliverables and program activations across multiple projects
  • A highly driven and motivated individual
  • Exceptional communicator
  • Experience leading teams to exceed client expectations
  • A commitment to developing talent underneath and around you
  • Hands-on mentality
  • Strong attention to detail
  • All applicants will need to provide proof of COVID vaccination or contact the organization’s HR team if eligible for an exemption.
  • Flexibility, willingness and ability to travel internationally and work weekends or holidays as needed. A valid passport is required. Anticipated travel amount is Moderate (20-45%)

L5: 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 benefit 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 

 

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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