THE JOB / Temporary Account Executive, Home Improvement Client
We're searching for a Temporary Account Executive to support the planning and execution of our client's sponsorship activation of The Home Depot Backyard. The Home Depot Backyard is an 11-acre greenspace outside of Mercedes-Benz Stadium that serves as a tailgating fan fest on Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United game days, and serves as a unique gathering spot for cultural inclusivity in the Heart of Atlanta on non-game days. You'll work closely with the Account Manager and our day-to-day client to plan for game days, coordinate logistics with third party vendors and oversee game day staffing. You'll also support other account projects as needed, including periodic travel out of market to assist with event execution. If you consider yourself extremely detail oriented and highly organized; and you love to travel and are comfortable interacting with the public at sporting events, this opportunity is for you. This assignment will run until January 2019, with the potential to turn into a full time role.
THE WORK YOU'LL DO
Assist with the planning and execution of game day activation at Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United games
Attend all Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United home games throughout the 2018/2019 season
Develop and foster excellent working relationships with clients and agency partners
Participate in regular calls with client, partners and internal staff
Create invites, coordinate communication and manage on-site setup of hospitality space for client customers
Prepare key business documents for all parties (i.e. client, onsite staff, properties and vendor partners) involved with each program/event, as well as recap documents and end of year wrap-up report
Update and maintain status reports, administrative documents, budgets
Assist in management of 15 game/event day personnel
Diligently keep an accurate inventory of activation items
Facilitate vendor relationships and payment processing
Procure insurance and other required permits
THE BIGGER TEAM YOU'LL JOIN
There 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 & lifestyle culture
Bachelor's degree and/or 1 year of experience in a related field
We consider experience working on game days with fans, working with large venues to stage events, and/or working on corporate hospitality a plus
You have excellent PowerPoint and Excel skills
Your written and verbal skills and ability to communicate clearly and professionally are superb
You can manage multiple projects at one time and know how to prioritize tasks
You're calm under pressure and know how to come up with solutions quickly
Your organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task are very strong
You love to travel
You have an upbeat and energetic personality, with a "pitch-in and roll up your sleeves" attitude
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 or protected veteran status.