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Group Director Live Events and Retail

BLACKSTONE Asia Group, Inc. ( seeks an experienced Group Director to represent the company’s rapidly expanding Live Events, Retail, Environmental Design, and Presentation Design capabilities. This person will be tasked with overseeing new business growth for these groups. This includes the creation and maintenance of a new business pipeline as well as serving as a leader and internal advocate for these offerings.

The position is a critical connection point between the capability and the various account groups in the company. Candidates must have the ability to partner effectively with the individual Group and Office MDs while also implementing best practices and policies which support the integration of these capabilities across BLACKSTONE’s global footprint. New Business and Account leadership within the Live Events space is essential, as is experience in digital marketing or Brand. Digital or Advertising agency experience is highly preferred.

The position will be based in New York, with some travel to our domestic and Jakarta offices. It reports to the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

• Identify and drive new business opportunities for this group, both organic as well as within existing client engagements
• Work to evolve best practices for the group as it integrates with various account groups across the agency
• Assess potential business partners and suppliers within individual areas for capability• Help provide thought leadership in the evolution and innovation of this capability as it pertains to the changing competitive landscape
• Engage with IPG corporate or sister-company resources as needed to achieve BLACKSTONE objectives
• Partner with Group ECD to ensure quality control on work being produced by the Live Events, Retail, Environment and Presentation Design Groups
• Partner in leading the talent across these various groups

• Experience with new business development and account management in the live events or digital marketing arena
• Current knowledge of latest technology, trends in Live Events and physical marketing and where they connect.
• Ability to advocate and collaborate across various departments and groups
• Ability to partner with creative and business leads in the capability.
• Equally comfortable talking to start ups and Fortune 500 industries.
• Capable of distilling an idea into a few well-crafted words that resonate with the audience.
• Speak to integrated marketing and have a Point of View on its future.
• Question the status quo in the industry.
• The ability to lead and manage a large team across various disciplines
• Curiousity about the next big idea and what value it can add to our client’s needs.
• Driven to create lasting, effective solutions for clients that draw from best in class technology, insight and creative teams.

• 7+ years of experience working with live events and brands at a senior level
• Experience running live marketing events
• Proven ability to align individual entities with overall company objectives
• Ability to understand nuances of various account teams and how to advocate for the capability within those groups.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, constantly evolving entrepreneurial environment
• Experience working in the digital marketing or brand arena as it integrates with live events

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