Group Sales Executive - Conference & Events

Leamington Spa
25 Dec 2018
09 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our award winning EEF Venues team in a pro-active sales capacity, as Group Sales Executive.

Our venues have received multi-million investment in recent years; turnover growth has been 32% in the last 3 years and we’re now looking to expand the sales team to help us take the business to the next level.

As a national/group role you will be looking to secure new conference & event business for our 3 venues, which are in London, Bristol & Leamington Spa.

Your role and responsibilities:

  • To proactively drive new conference and event revenue into the 3 venues - travelling to the venues to meet with clients, as required
  • To identify and target new corporate clients and associations, to reach and exceed revenue targets.
  • To generate new leads and convert them into contracted sales.
  • To support the National Sales Manager in ensuring that the sales objectives of the group are achieved and key financial targets are met and exceeded.
  • You will attend networking events, host familiarisation trips and organise client entertainment events as required.

The successful candidate will be/have:

  • Experienced in a Sales or New Business Development role
  • Accomplished in generating leads & maintaining a pipeline of prospect business
  • Experience of securing new business against set targets
  • Previous experience within hospitality/conferences/events would be advantageous
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and with an exceptional telephone manner
  • Highly self-motivated with the ability to manage your own time
  • Professionally presented, reflecting the Company’s corporate image at all times
  • Driven to achieve sales and financial targets
  • Passionate, energetic, confident and possess exceptional people skills

Benefits & additional information:

  • Your targets will be aligned to the value of business generated
  • Standard hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
  • Competitive salary + bonus and additional recognition of achievement
  • Progression and development opportunities
  • Private health cover
  • Pension with up to 8% matched contribution

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