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Conference and Events Sales Manager

Location
Weybridge, Surrey
Salary
£36,000 to £40,000
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
20 Sep 2022

Our Client are looking for the right candidate to join their amazing team and head up the sales in their Conference and Events team. This role is fast paced and exciting with the opportunity to sell unique experiences which vary from day meetings, evening events, private parties and incentive days all of which can be teamed with thrilling driving experiences.

The right individual needs to have a strong background in building relationships and networking, selling conference and events spaces over the phone and in person, working in a team and motivating performance as well as controlling the events diary and budget.

You will need to manage the achievement of sales and administration objectives, focusing on hitting departmental targets. Develop ongoing sales strategy in conjunction with the GM, generating and reviewing reports and analysing data to identify business opportunities and maximising and growing the company's sales turnover and profit margin.

This role is perfect for those of you who enjoy the thrill of a sale and the stimulation of meeting people.

Key roles and responsibilities

  • To lead Conference & Events, managing process, performance and financial reporting. Adhering to all financial processes and budget- including invoicing, debtors, forecasts, purchase order requests and relevant
  • To manage all aspects of sales enquiries, including the use of Sales Force to capture all client data and enquiry sales data, contract stage and clear and concise handover from the sales team to coordinators.
  • To liaise with all suppliers & departments to ensure all areas are delivered as per client expectation. Making improvements, continually reviewing and making recommendations to ensure best practice and consistency in all areas with continuous improvement.
  • Actively involved in the Marketing Plan for the C&E department to actively promote the venue in line with the overall strategy. To include research, planning and devising annual planning and attending networking events throughout the year.
  • Responsibility for ensuring the highest level of customer service and professionalism is maintained and developed with internal and external clients during sales and coordination process, ensuring accuracy to enable effective delivery for all business
  • Dealing with complex customers/issues directly using expertise and experience to manage efficiently.
  • Ensure that a team of highly motivated, qualified and trained staff are available to meet the demands and quality expectations of departmental customers, external customers and guests.
  • Ensuring teamwork and high communication levels throughout the team.
  • Ensuring high standards in all areas with consistency, including room standards, packaging of product and offering - regularly reviewing to improve.
  • Ensuring accurate records kept/paperwork/booking system updated as per set
  • General Administration and reporting, supporting the GM.
  • Attendance and representation at KPI meeting and Quarterly meetings will be
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Details

  • Job Reference: 717075100-2
  • Date Posted: 20 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Recruitment Agenda
    Recruitment Agenda
  • Location: Weybridge, Surrey
  • Salary: £36,000 to £40,000
  • Sector: Hospitality & Tourism
  • Job Type: Permanent