Sales Account Manager - Conference & Events Venue

Perfect Katch
From £27,000 to £29,000 per annum dependant on experience
15 Apr 2017
14 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client is an exciting events organisation based in North Solihull. They offer a selection of event spaces for hire for day time conferences, dinners and evening receptions. They are seeking a high performing Sales Account Manager to join their team with a focus on converting sales enquiries for their venue and proactively developing key accounts

Principle Responsibilities:

·Proactively promoting the Venue through targeted networking, exhibitions and other key activities

·Proactive account management of existing and new clients to grow revenue

·Acting as the first point of contact for new clients enquiring about the Venue

·Preparing bespoke proposals that meet the client’s objectives and brief

·Conducting show-rounds with prospective clients, selling the services and closing the sale

·Deal with event or conference booking enquiries up to the point of contract

·Work with external partners, agencies and industry bodies to gain repeat business, referrals and new business

·Monitor and review competitors to ensure the Venue remains competitive

·Some requirement for weekend and unsocial hours as and when required

Skills and Experience required:

·Essential - Proven track record of exceeding sales targets in a venue setting, proactively and reactively selling events to corporate clients

·At least 18 months’ sales experience within events / hospitality including conferencing and banqueting

·Passionate about guest satisfaction – willing to go the extra mile

·Very well presented, with an eye for detail and a drive to get it right

·Socially confident, diplomatic and able to build confident relationships

·Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

·Good organisational and planning skills – Able to handle multiple requests

·Numerate with an excellent grasp of MS Office applications

The Sales Account Manager role is a really exciting opportunity for someone who would thrive in a fast paced, sales and events based role. They will be confident and find it easy to interact with people at all levels. In return our client offers a fantastic working environment with excellent opportunities for career progression in an exciting and dynamic company that is part of a globally recognised brand. This is a full-time role working Monday to Friday 8.00 – 5.00pm.

Please note: You must hold a valid UK driving licence to be considered for this role

If you are already registered with Perfect Katch Ltd, then please contact us to discuss suitability for this position.

Perfect Katch Ltd only operates in the UK and can only process applications from candidates who are currently eligible to live and work in the UK. We operate a strict equal opportunities policy.

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