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Experiential Manager, Experiences (Lifestyle – Culinary and Arts & Culture) (Payment Services Client)

dxacirca · 18 days ago
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THE JOB / Experiential Manager, Experiences (Lifestyle – Culinary and Arts & Culture) (Payment Services Client)

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

***Our headquarters are in Stamford, CT, but the location of this position can be in Stamford, CT or NYC.

Do you enjoy planning events in the Culinary and Arts & Culture sectors? Would you appreciate working with James Beard award winning chefs and Tony nominated Broadway shows? Would you enjoy overseeing culinary and culture activations and sponsorships throughout the year? This may be your next big move working with the Culinary + Arts & Culture properties on the Lifestyle team.

We are looking for a Senior Events Executive to join our dynamic team. This person will oversee a variety of in-person and virtual events managing partner and vendor relationships, planning and carrying out events, and working with key internal and external stakeholders to deliver top of the line experiences for our client’s brand.

Our ideal candidate will be highly organized, detail oriented, and a great communicator. We are looking for someone who is highly collaborative, is a self-starter, and is comfortable taking the lead and voicing their opinions and ideas. If you are looking for a mix of sponsorship and event planning experience, this position is for you!

THE WORK YOU’LL DO

  • A fan or expert of lifestyle culture, food, travel, and the arts
  • 5+ years’ experience within an agency or client service experience and event planning preferred
  • Be comfortable and able to shine in front of clients
  • A standout colleague who loves to share their opinion and solve problems but can also work independently
  • An outgoing people person who can help manage relationships with key partners (e.g. venues, vendors, suppliers, etc.)
  • Diligent work ethic, with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and produce quality work, while adhering to deadlines (ex: reporting documents, client facing decks, budgets)
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Some budget management and/or reconciliation experience desirable
  • An A+ organizer and communicator
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Software (specifically PowerPoint, Excel and Word)

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

  • Manage numerous projects simultaneously with various lifestyle sponsorship properties
  • Provide recommendations to best use sponsorship assets to meet client objectives
  • Coordinate with teammates to ensure that all sponsorship assets are fulfilled and event logistics are met
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with clients, vendors, venue operators, and sponsorship partners
  • Lead all aspects of on-site elements including but not limited dining events, food & beverage, venue needs, décor and furniture rentals, A/V, and on-site brand integration and promotional materials
  • Be responsible for the day-to-day operations of planning and executing sponsorship (all logistics: pre, during, and post, vendor management, client deliverables, event recaps, budgets, and timelines)
  • Maximize the value of the sponsorship assets and programs while meeting client objectives
  • Assist with finance paperwork and documentation (Creation of POs, job codes and adding new clients as vendors into our systems)
  • Attend events while serving as a main point of contact for vendors, guests, client and partners
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel domestically and work weekends or holidays as needed. Moderate (20-45%)

L3: The base range for this position is $60,000 – 65,000. 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.

We make our careers website accessible to any and all users. If you need an accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact us at JobAppAccommodation@ipgdxtra.com. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or vendors; rather it is strictly for applicants who require special assistance accessing our employment website. Due to volume, messages sent to this email address that are not related to an accommodation cannot be answered.

Last updated on May 30, 2024

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