THE JOB / Senior Event Executive, Experiences (Financial Services Client)        

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

Do you love events and creating experiences? Do you have a passion for developing consumer experiences across various onsite activations? Do you love working in a fast-paced environment and figuring out solutions? If so, this may be the opportunity for you.

The Senior Event Executive will support the team's management of B2B trade shows and events. This role will assist, manage, and coordinate all aspects of our client’s schedule of events, including but not limited to: development of program, venue and association coordination, management of staffing, on-site activation executions, budget management, event analysis, assistance in reporting and tracking metrics, administrative support and other duties as assigned. In addition to supporting the Account Manager, the Senior Event Executive should be able to prioritize assigned tasks, work under pressure and succeed in a timeline-oriented environment.

Our ideal candidate will be highly organized, detail-oriented, and a great communicator. We are looking for someone who is highly collaborative, a self-starter and willing to take the lead and voice their opinions and ideas. If you love events and want to join an experienced team of passionate marketers, this may be the job for you.

This role will report to the team’s Experiential Director, who will coordinate and communicate responsibilities across multiple programs and platforms. This position will be required to work in our Charlotte office a minimum of three days per week.

THE WORK YOU’LL DO

  • Support planning and implementation of numerous events, including travel to marquee events
  • Assist with vendor management, logistical planning, preparation of event documents to aid in execution/recapping, etc.
  • Coordinating projects with vendors and internal Octagon resources
  • Reliably facilitate communication between clients and partners
  • Develop a knowledge and understanding of financial service client’s portfolio and business initiatives
  • Manage documents such as budgets, status reports, inventory tracking, and meeting agenda and notes
  • Oversee event production house with trade show equipment (of varying configurations), coordination, and logistics management for program schedule
  • Additional projects as assigned, which may include assistance on other events/programs, competitive research, POVs, property research, etc.
  • Other administrative duties and related duties as assigned across the broader account team

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

  • 3+ years of experience, with agency or client service experience and event planning preferred
  • A passion for events/experiences, ranging from large-scale custom experiences to small-scale turnkey events
  • A fan of sports, cause, music, and events preferred
  • The approach that no job is too small or too big
  • A can-do attitude and desire to succeed
  • Possess excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Active participation in brainstorming sessions, to come up with fun ideas
  • You are coachable and are willing to adapt to a fast-paced work environment
  • A sense of humor and the ability to tell a good story (we like to laugh)
  • A go-getter, you demonstrate initiative and accept new challenges
  • An effective, strong written and oral communicator
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Publisher)
  • Willing and able to lift and carry 30+ lbs regularly while onsite
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel domestically and work weekends or holidays as needed. Anticipated travel level: Moderate (20-45%)

This position pays $50,000, is overtime-eligible and comes with a comprehensive benefits package.

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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