Account Trainee, Luxury Automotive - Motorsport

Octagon Stamford , CT 06901

Posted 2 months ago

THE JOB / Account Trainee, Luxury Automotive - Motorsport

We're looking for an Account Trainee to assist in the execution of on track hospitality programs during a full season of Motorsport races around the country throughout 2020.

You'll be responsible for market research, pre-event planning, shipping & travel manifests, vendor communication and on-site management, and post-event recaps. You'll work with a team to communicate with various internal and external partners, vendors, and clients. Excellent attention to detail and strong interpersonal skills are required for this position. Travel is also required, including weekends, nights and holidays.

THE WORK YOU'LL DO

  • Provide support to Octagon Motorsport team in office by helping develop, lead, and execute key program elements

  • Build event run of shows, staff schedules, staff guides, and contingency plans

  • Act as a liaison between event staff and Octagon Motorsport staff

  • Coordinate the shipping of event assets for each event

  • Develop staff travel manifests and assist with travel booking as needed

  • Track expenses and internal processing of invoices

  • Assist in development of event recaps and gather staff timesheets post-event

  • Work/travel on weekends, holidays and during non-traditional hours

  • Travel including driving for extended periods of time in daylight and some evenings

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 it 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 a little 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

  • You have a passion for and expertise in sports, entertainment, gaming, music and/or celebrity culture

  • Passion for luxury automotive, particularly Motorsport racing a strong plus

  • Up to a year's worth of work or internship experience in communications, advertising, event management/production or marketing industries

  • Previous event marketing experience a strong plus

  • Detail-attentive; ability to prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously and produce quality work within tight deadlines

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Software (specifically PowerPoint, Excel and Word)

  • Proven ability to work as part of a team in addition to solving problems independently

  • Basic automobile industry knowledge is helpful, but not required

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field

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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