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Team Epic

Account Director

Team Epic, LLC
Norwalk, CT
Sponsorship Sales & Activation: Corporate Sponsor Consulting - US

Note: this job is closed to new applications.

Passionate and proven, Team Epic, a dynamic lifestyle marketing agency, specializing in sports and event marketing is led by a team of seasoned professionals with a rich and respected heritage in the industry.  We seek out individuals to join our growing and highly talented team who share our values and passion, have a desire to learn and win, always strive to amaze and believe that even the little things can make a big impact.  We currently have a new and exciting opportunity for a qualified individual to join our team as Account Director

This individual will become a key player in strategy development.  He/she will collaborate cross-functionally with teammates to drive and execute innovative, intelligent and actionable (experiential, event, mobile, digital, traditional, etc) marketing campaigns and events to grow market share for existing and future clients.  In the near term there will be an immediate focus on stabilizing and growing existing CPG client beverage business by establishing strong relationships, ensuring seat at the table for new business opportunities, and converting RFPs into business wins.  Long term initiatives will include identifying new opportunities that support, expand and diversify marketing strategies for other existing and future clients.

Job responsibilities will also include but are not limited to:

  • Lead strategy development and big picture thinking to grow client business, foster new relationships delivering against the Team Epic proposition
  • Aggressively learn the nuances of clients’ business developing a working knowledge of each division/brand
  • Identify and establish relationships with clients’ new generation of marketing talent and develop an effective communication process
  • Understand client internal dynamics, budget allocations, new brand launches, and category insights
  • Identify client associations with other agencies and establish relationships to work cohesively with our competitors
  • Collaborate and partner with other agency functional groups (or external agencies) and maximize resources
  • Actively participate in brainstorm sessions, including but not limited to acting as meeting facilitator, contributing ideas, capturing meeting notes, and compiling ideas into packaged concepts
  • Recognize and anticipate the ever changing needs of our clients, and accommodate them with a high level of tact and integrity
  • Effectively manage and mentor account team members, actively promoting goal oriented performance, including soliciting client feedback on overall team performance and individual projects
  • Stay current on industry trends, event marketing case studies, use of technology and digital, etc
  • Frequent travel is a must and will include weekends and occasional holidays

Qualifications and Competencies / The ideal candidate:

  • Has a 6-8 years of relevant experience with an agency, brand marketer, or property
  • Is knowledgeable and experienced with sports, experiential and digital marketing solutions
  • Has directly managed multiple employees successfully
  • Conveys leadership qualities and a team player disposition with collaboration and influential skills to motivate an integrated group to perform while understanding individual work styles and how to respectfully capitalize on them to promote overall team success
  • Proactively makes decisions and wisely prioritizes while efficiently managing work with tenacious attention to detail on multiple client accounts
  • Possesses strong verbal and written communication skills necessary for engaging in significant client and property interactions
  • Is able to build/maintain a strong sphere of influence
  • Possesses strong presentation skills – demonstrates openness to being inventive, creative and non-traditional in story telling approach, understands the audience, anticipate reactions and alters strategy to directly connect with them, has technical knowhow, delivers in a manner that is clear, professional, and visually appealing bringing concepts to life that tie back to original insights
  • Is able to bring concepts to life via key tactics – onsite, online, and in store
  • Has proven negotiation skills and budget comprehension
  • Strives to gain industry knowledge and able to self learn in an effort to be ahead of the curve
  • Values truth, openness, and pursues excellence
  • Has a strong sense of ownership - ensures goals are met and high level standards are upheld
  • Has uncompromised ethics, integrity and discretion with company and client information
  • Engages in internal activities (team building, events, off sites, etc) and embraces our internal cultural evolution 

One of the guiding principles upon which Team Epic was founded is that our people matter – to the work we do and to the kind of environment we have built. We pride ourselves on our exceptional staff and our ability to attract and retain the most qualified talent in the industry.  We strongly support a work/life balanced culture and offer a competitive, comprehensive benefit package.

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

  2. Are you a US citizen, Permanent Resident or Foreign National authorized to work for Team Epic (yes/no)?

  3. Do you have a valid driver’s license (yes/no)?

  4. Does your driver’s license have any restrictions that may prevent you from driving company or client owned vehicles (yes/no)?

  5. Do you have relevant work experience with CPG beverage brands (yes/no)?

  6. If you are a Foreign National will you now or in the future require Team Epic to obtain/extend your employment authorization (yes/no or N/A)?

  7. What do you consider your top (#1 only) professional strength to be?

  8. List 2-3 tactical work qualifications required in our position that your work experience directly correlates with (list only/detailed description not necessary).

  9. If yes, please summarize in 50 words or less.

  10. What is your current annual base salary (do not include bonus, commissions, etc)?

  11. From your experience please describe what type of work environment most appeals to you (30 words or less).

  12. What do you consider an area of professional development to be for yourself?

  13. What management style do you believe most effectively motivates you (20 words or less)?