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Group Account Director

Company Octagon Australia Job Type Contract
Location Sydney, Australia Job Reference JCOAGAD
Salary Competitive Salary Closing Date N/A
Industry Agencies, Clubs, Teams & Venues, Corporate Sponsors

Job Details

Octagon is the global sports, entertainment, lifestyle marketing and talent representation agency of the Interpublic Group. Founded in 1983, Octagon develops innovative marketing strategies to keep their clients one step ahead of the ever-changing consumer and industry landscape.
With over 800 employees across 50 offices, they work with some of the world's most recognisable brands including Mastercard, Unilever, Samsung, Nestle and Hyundai to name but a few. 
With continued growth in recent years, this is an exciting time to be joining the Octagon team. We are looking for a Group Account Director to be based in the Sydney office, on either a permanent or 12 mon contract basis. 
What’s a GAD at Octagon look like? Good question. In truth, you’re a bit of a spark plug. You’re the sort of person who relishes a challenge, moves at a rapid pace, has a strategic mind, and can lead key client relationships hand in hand with a team of outstanding AD’s. You don’t fit the mould either, and are dynamic in your approach to client service and relationship building. You question things too, not to be difficult, but to understand if there’s a better way. There’s no set pattern so we want you to bring your own flavour.
Your time with Octagon will be spent thinking and dreaming, leading and learning, doodling and inspiring, problem solving and celebrating. In fact, the more you feel like you’re getting from the role, the better for everyone.

Key Responsibilities
  • Support to the Agency Director – starting with your own division of clients and responsibilities things do tend to move at a pace where overlap is inevitable and necessary. Your ability to step in, tag team, and work on the same wavelength to create a seamless strategic support to AD’s and clients alike is absolutely critical! Unique work styles are celebrated, but united goals and work ethic are paramount
  • Assist AD’s in the overall strategic direction of client projects and new business growth. Lead by example.
  • Manage the revenue, profitability and staffing for your key clients
  • Mentor and coach your teams so they grow and remain challenged within the agency
  • With the support of the Strategy & Insights Team, help integrate new thought leadership initiatives so we are constantly raising the bar on our client value
  • Create cutting edge presentations and new ways of selling our strategies and ideas to clients
  • Identify and develop new business opportunities through client networking and relationship building
  • Drive internal initiatives that support our goal of being the most recommended agency to work for in our field

Skills & Experience Required


  • Over 10 years’ experience servicing clients in an agency environment
  • Proven track record in experiential, sponsorship activation or content production backgrounds will be highly valued. At minimum a deep understanding and passion for concepts which earn attention is a must! 
  • A passion and interest in the power of sports and/or entertainment
  • Passion for new ideas and innovative thinking
  • A natural team leader with strong influencing skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Commercially astute in driving business outcomes and ROI

Other information

Please send your resume and cover letter to James Curtis at or call 0451 942 070 for a confidential discussion.

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Contact person: James Curtis
Phone: 0451 942 070