Conference & Events Sales Planner

Ortolan Group
01 Apr 2019
29 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Conference & Events Sales Planner

Salary is up to £18k.

One of the UK's leading hospitality providers are looking for a Conference & Events Sales Planner on a full-time, temporary basis to cover maternity leave. It is anticipated this this role would be for a minimum six month period and you will be based at the Keepmoat Stadium Doncaster (DN4).

The Conference & Events Sales Planner is responsible for supporting the Sales Manager by providing administrative support and managing enquiries from beginning to end, including show rounds of the facilities.

Duties & Responsibilities:

To primarily assist the Sales Manager, focusing mostly on managing schedules and the distribution of any sales documentation.

  • Preparing and following up on any sales quotations made for clients, negotiating terms with the client at a cost best suited for them.
  • Efficiently responding to any online or telephone queries.
  • Liaising between other departments and the client to provide the service most suitable to the client's needs, cost and time restraints.
  • Working closely with the Sales Manager to assess the progress of the department and develop sales strategy accordingly.
  • Producing reports on progress within the department and outline any developed strategies to improve.
  • Reporting directly to the Sales Manager on a daily / weekly basis.
  • Making outgoing 'cold calls' to prospective customers and following up leads generated, converting into bookings.

What we are looking for:

  • Previous experience in event management.
  • Excellent written English and oral communication skills.
  • A keen eye for detail and the ability to produce high quality, accurate work in tight timescales with limited supervision.
  • Computer literate with experience of the Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • A welcoming and helpful approach when dealing with members in person and over the telephone.
  • Marketing experience and an understanding of direct mail in promoting events.
  • Able to meet multiple project deadlines and good attention to detail.
  • Able to work individually as well as part of a team.

By applying for this role, your details will be sent to Ortolan People, who are acting as consultants for the hiring company. Ortolan People are engaged to provide recruitment support in processing applications. We will endeavour to respond to all applicants within three working days. Occasionally for roles with a very high volume of applicants, this may not be possible.

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