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Account Trainee - Tournament Assistant, Inventory Control

Company: Octagon
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Job Description:

THE JOB / Account Trainee -

Tournament Assistant, Inventory Control

EXPERIENCES / Responsible for planning and executing event and experiential

marketing programs.

This is a position within the Octagon Marketing Trainee

Program. Our Marketing & Events Division is looking for a motivated Event

Trainee to assist the Tournament and event staff with day-to-day operations of

preparing for the Meijer LPGA Classic to be held June 8-14th, 2020.

The Event Trainee will be working full time assisting in miscellaneous projects

starting in February 2020 in our Grand Rapids, MI office.

This position offers a unique

opportunity to learn event management, on-site logistics and event

activation/operation skills to be able to successfully engage with consumers

and fans. The right candidate will be

able to work as part of a team and will interface with internal divisions,

client partners and vendors. Strong team dynamics skills and excellent

interpersonal skills are required for this position. Travel on weekends,

evenings and some holiday work may also be required.
THE WORK YOU'LL DO


  • Respond

    to general event inquiries (dates, event schedule, ticket prices etc.)
  • Assist

    with implementation of special projects & other partnership

    extensions in community
  • Assist

    with inventory management of incoming product
  • Administrative

    duties
  • Assist

    staff with research projects including researching potential

    endorsements, contact names, industry trends, or other assigned subjects
  • Carry

    out assigned tasks with limited supervision, including coordinating and

    implementing projects
  • Assist

    with compiling tournament overview book at close of event
  • Other

    related duties/projects as assigned


    THE BIGGER TEAM YOU'LL 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 doesn't do it for you, and it shouldn't, let's 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.
    That's 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 WE'RE LOOKING FOR


    • Bachelor's

      Degree in related field
    • 0-1

      year of internship/work experience
    • Must

      be available to work full time starting the beginning of February in

      Grand Rapids, MI office
    • Extensive

      study in a related field (senior level internship or recent college

      graduate)
    • Polished

      communication skills, both written and oral
    • Strong

      ability to work as part of a team, demonstrate initiative, and solve

      problems independently
    • Knowledge

      of MS Word, Excel, Access, and Internet
    • Extremely

      organized and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Interest

      in sports and event marketing as a career
    • Willingness

      to work weekends and nonstandard hours particularly during tournament

      week
    • Valid

      Driver's License and clean driving record

      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.

Keywords: Octagon, Grand Rapids , Account Trainee - Tournament Assistant, Inventory Control, Professions , Grand Rapids, Michigan

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