Group Sales Executive - Conference & Events

Recruiter
WilsonHCG EMEA
Location
Leamington Spa
Posted
25 Dec 2018
Closes
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