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Account Director - F1 Hospitality

CAA

London, United Kingdom 05-10-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

THE AGENCY

Creative Artists Agency (CAA) is the leading entertainment and sports agency, with global expertise in filmed and live entertainment, digital media, publishing, sponsorship sales and endorsements, media finance, consumer investing, fashion, trademark licensing, and philanthropy. Distinguished by its culture of collaboration and exceptional client service, CAA's diverse workforce identifies, innovates, and amplifies opportunities for the people and organisations that shape culture and inspire the world. The trailblazer of the agency business, CAA was the first to build a sports business, create an investment bank, launch a venture fund, found technology start-up companies, establish a philanthropic arm, build a business in China, and form a brand marketing services division, among other innovations.

Named Most Valuable Sports Agency by Forbes for eight consecutive years, CAA represents more than 2,000 of the world's top athletes in football, baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, in addition to coaches, on-air broadcasters, and sports personalities and works in the areas of broadcast rights, corporate marketing initiatives, social impact, and sports properties for sales and sponsorship opportunities. Founded in 1975, CAA is headquartered in Los Angeles, and has offices in New York, Nashville, Memphis, Chicago, Miami, London, Munich, Geneva, Stockholm, Shanghai, and Beijing, among other locations globally.
OVERVIEW

Within CAA Brand Consulting we have 200+ specialists working with over 40 leading brands. Our vision is to ​be the strategic partner for brands in helping them solve their biggest challenges.​ Our services range from analytics & insights, strategy & planning, creative, communications, experiential and content. In London our clients include the likes of Volvo, Allianz, Salesforce, Gulf Oil, Bybit and Getir.

There is also a unique culture within CAA; for a global agency it has a small agency feel, with a great sense of teamwork, ambition, empowerment and entrepreneurialism.
Our London office is hiring an Account Director to join our award-winning team in London. We are seeking an Events & Hospitality specialist with extensive knowledge and experience developing and leading guest management programmes in sport, specifically Formula 1.

THE ROLE

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a deep understanding of the process, requirements and expectations involved in managing a premium hospitality experience in F1.

Reporting into the Head of Events & Hospitality, this individual will be expected to travel to races and lead the hospitality operation on behalf of our client, a leading crypto brand, from programme design to execution.

From pre-race planning and supplier engagement, to managing on-the-ground logistics and paddock club hosting – this role requires an enthusiastic, organised, and outgoing leader, that is willing to go the extra mile.

What does the role involve?
• Working closely with the account team to shape and innovate the Formula 1 global hospitality and event experience.
• Oversee and manage Hospitality team members in the creation of the guest experience programme from planning to execution.
• Leverage supplier relationships, conduct research, coordinate and make the necessary bookings for accommodation, travel and ancillary programmes alongside the official race experience.
• Responsibility for tracking and utilisation of contractual F1 hospitality assets and ticket allocations.
• International travel to deliver in-market guest programmes, including to host and manage senior level guest logistics (as required).
• Establish relationships with key rights holder to meet ongoing approvals and deadlines.
• Senior client liaison, stakeholder management and reporting.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS
• A F1 hospitality specialist with at least one season's experience travelling to F1 races.
• Extensive experience managing complex, international guest programmes on behalf of global partners in sport.
• Ability to manage intricate operations both from the office and whilst out in the field.
• A leader, team player and experience managing junior colleagues.
• Calm, organised and solution-orientated with meticulous attention to detail and high standards.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Strong work ethic with the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
• An agency / client servicing background is preferrable but not essential.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d2qxn2-44-200-74-241-42 in your application.

Company Profile
CAA

Creative Artists Agency (CAA), is the world’s leading full service entertainment, media, and sports agency. We represent many of the most successful professionals working in television, film, music, theatre, video games, sports, and digital content.