Event Business Development Manager

Location
London
Salary
£37000 - 37000 per annum
Posted
23 Feb 2018
Closes
23 Mar 2018
Ref
DC/10879
Contact
Diane Carters
Sector
Venues
Function
Event Sales
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Job Role
Sales Executive
One of London's high profile venue and visitor attractions seeks an Event Business Development Manager to continue to increase awareness of venue hire opportunities and increase revenue through proactive selling and delivering excellent customer service.

Key Responsibilities:

Event Sales
  • Develop and implement an annual sales and events marketing plan
  • Design and implement a suite of venue and wedding sales materials
  • Manage promotional events to showcase the venues and drive sales


Business Development
  • Work with the Head of Sales and Events to develop and deliver the Events Sales and Marketing strategy; identify and evaluate opportunities to develop new business, new products and increase repeat business.
  • Deliver targeted sales campaigns to identified markets


Networking
  • Represent the venue at Unique Venues of London meetings, trade shows (national/international) and other networking events
  • Develop partnerships with other organizations and key media players in order to promote the venues.


Team Management
  • Responsible for overall management/development of Event team members


Skills and Experience:

Essential:
  • Proven leadership and management experience
  • Proven track record of delivering sales targets within an events venue
  • Demonstrable experience of marketing venues
  • Good understanding of the market for corporate and private events in London
  • Sound business instinct and highly motivated
  • Strong client and supplier contacts within the event industry
  • Strong negotiation and networking skills
  • High level communication skills both oral and written
  • Commitment to delivering the best possible customer service to clients
  • Well organized and calm under pressure
  • Experience of managing venue bookings diary and client database
  • Experienced user of MS Excel, Word and Outlook

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