Constituency Management Group Account Trainee Payment Services Team Sports Marketing in Norwalk, Connecticut

THE JOB / ACCOUNT TRAINEE This is a position within the Octagon Marketing Trainee Program. The primary responsibility of this position is to support the sponsorship activation programs for a payment services client, with the MLB and MLS properties. Potential responsibilities include managing administrative documents, pre-event planning, local market/on-site activation (must be available for travel between July 3rd and July 14th) and post-event analysis. The right candidate will be able to work as part of a team and will interface with various internal teams and divisions, client partners/vendors, and clients. Strong team dynamics skills, excellent organizational skills, and strong interpersonal skills are required for this position. This position requires full time hours, weekend, evening and holiday travel/work will be required. This position offers an opportunity to learn account management, client engagement, and event planning. This position will also allow you to participate in brainstorming sessions, work with budgets/excel, create presentations (PowerPoint) and learn valuable research/competitive analysis skills. THE WORK YOULL DO * Support account team in maximizing the value of the sponsorships/programs through planning, implementation, and measurement/evaluation * Assist with ticket and inventory processing, vendor management, event planning, property research, and wrap-up reports * Assist with planning and execution of event marketing programs * Consumer Engagement - serve as a marketing ambassador, and effectively and enthusiastically communicate brand initiatives and/or product offerings to consumers/fans * Create recap documents for events including key leanings, strengths, weaknesses, and recommendations * Manage documents such as status reports, tracking documents, meeting notes, and event specific offer creation documents * Assist with the budget by understanding the internal payment process * Manage select special projects and work closely with account team to determine best approach to each project * Provide administrative support and staffing for other account programs as needed * Participate in brainstorms and creative ideation * Be a team player * Other duties as assigned THE BIGGER TEAM YOULL 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 doesnt do it for you, and it shouldnt, lets 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. Thats 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 WERE LOOKING FOR * Bachelors Degree in a related field * 0-1 years work or internship experience in the communications, advertising or marketing industries Previous event marketing experience a strong plus * Desire to learn and develop a career in sports and entertainment or experiential marketing * Capacity to become knowledgeable on our clients industry, brand and product offering * Detail-oriented, ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and produce quality work within deadlines * Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and to solve problems effectively and independently * Superior organization, interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written) * Excellent verbal communication skills Presentation or public speaking experience a plus * High proficiency with Microsoft Office Software (specifically PowerPoint, Excel and W