Chiswick Business Park, London

12 month fixed term contract

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Account Manager, Culinary
IMG Events are searching for an enthusiastic, hardworking, individual to join the Culinary team to manage a delivery of sponsorship packages for Taste’s largest international and global partners.
The Role

Reporting into Senior Account Manager, the Account Manager will be a highly skilled individual with proven experience in sponsorship delivery is required to support on our Diageo Account and other sponsorship accounts of a similar complex multi-territory nature.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Working with and taking the lead from the Senior Account Manager to successfully deliver all aspects of the agreed global sponsorship activation for Diageo and other complex multi-territory sponsorship accounts as required.
  • Gain a complete understanding of the sponsor’s brand and their objectives for sponsorship activation from a central and local perspective. Understand and over-deliver the long term and short term objectives and measures of success.
  • Build trust and grow relationships with sponsor to ensure long term partnerships.
  • Ensure the sponsorship objectives are met and all elements of the sponsorship agreement are exceeded in every territory. Keep all parties up to date with sponsor requirements and agreements.
  • Be the central point of contact for event teams throughout the sponsorship, and assist in managing relations with the sponsor’s central office.
  • Work with event teams to ensure consistent sponsorship delivery across territories including brand messaging pre, during and post events.
  • Set up meetings and maintaining regular contact with event teams as necessary.
  • Represent sponsor at all internal meetings
  • Liaise with event teams and sponsor local/central stakeholders to ensure effective activation
  • Ensure sponsor marketing message and objectives are reflected accurately across all Taste PR and marketing campaigns.
  • Proactively look for additional marketing opportunities for the sponsor. Explore opportunities to deliver cross-promotions through competitions, show information etc linking the events.
  • Ensure Diageo design guidelines are adhered to across markets and sponsor’s brand is represented in accordance with the contract for all events
  • Advise event teams on the design, build and content creation of sponsored features at the show. Liaise with sponsor’s Central team on signing off feature plans and recharges.
  • Revenue generation through up selling/recharging where relevant.
  • Collect relevant post-show information from each territory to prepare show debrief across markets for sponsor post event.
  • Share learnings from sponsor activations with other territories where relevant.


Candidate Profile


Required Qualifications


Mandatory:

  • Good knowledge of the events industry
  • Proven track record of delivering complex sponsorship activations to a high standard
  • Confident dealing with clients of all levels, able to modify approach and tone appropriately
  • Expertise in PR, brand marketing and social media from a sponsorship delivery point of view.


Desirable:

  • Experience of licensing
  • Experience of working with multiple concurrent events internationally
  • Media awareness, commercial awareness


Working Conditions:

  • This is a 12 month fixed term contract based in Chiswick, London
  • Working hours are 9:30 – 17:30, Monday to Friday
  • Occasional travel/weekend work may be required


Why IMG


We want you to have a career you're genuinely excited about - as well as opportunities to learn and challenge yourself or mentor others. IMG is highly invested in the career development of its employees. 


If successful in your role, it should provide you with a stepping stone to the next stage and beyond. Examples of roles that people previously advanced to from the role or the level of this position are Senior Account Manager. 


It is important to note that while most people look at the position of their line manager as the next step, there is significant opportunity for cross-promotion across the many different divisions of the company. 


This is possible because of the vast scope of our company and will be strongly encouraged. As a valued employee you will have access to development tools including the Events Leadership Academy and the Events Mentoring scheme to support your career and personal development with IMG.


Business Overview


IMG Events

IMG own, operate or commercially represent more than 800 events around the world, including culinary and music festivals, mass participation events, international fashion weeks and leading tournaments and championships in more than a dozen sports.


Culinary

The ‘best in class’ Culinary portfolio houses the world renowned and respected Taste platform, Gourmet Escape in Western Australia and the brand new World Restaurant Awards.


The Taste platform includes over 20 festivals across the globe, the recently launched Tastemaker events in Toronto and Chicago, and the Taste Tuesday’s in-restaurant worldwide dining experiences. 


To apply, please click here.

IMG is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment.  Job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.