Group Account Director
||Agencies, Clubs, Teams & Venues, Corporate Sponsors
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
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.
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
Please send your resume and cover letter to James Curtis at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0451 942 070 for a confidential discussion.