Event Sales Executive - (destination management company)

E6635

£20-30k dependent on experience

LONDON

Events

Agency

Permanent

Job Description

Great opportunity to bring your passion for events and travel to this highly regarded Destination Management Company – and create travel and event programmes for varied clients.

Join this highly regarded and established Destination Management Company to assist with business development and account management. Collaborate with a lovely team to work with international clients on their event creation and destination management needs, you will help bring the client’s ideas to life!

The Company
With an excellent reputation and a super team, this company works with global clients who are planning visits to the UK to ensure all of their professional destination requirements are met. With a particular focus on creative events, the company also takes care of logistics, meeting arrangements, tours, activities and conference management.

The Role
The role has a mix of supplier (venues, guides, transport, services) and client contact, product visits (venues/destinations) and trade events.  You’ll be dealing with client requests – and you’ll be putting together proposals using the in-house systems and your own creative skills, preplanning of detailed programmes at the initial stages of the enquiry, and costings for all elements.  You’ll be liaising with suppliers including sourcing availability, negotiation of rates and terms, confirmation of bookings for all elements of the programme.  You’ll also assist on research of new attractions, venues and services to share with the team.
Key responsibilities:

  • Prepare proposals and programmes in response to client briefs
  • Promote London & UK and the company’s services with genuine passion and engagement.
  • Assist with on-site visits to new venues and attractions.
  • Research new attractions, venues, events etc.
  • Liaise with suppliers and venues and negotiate rates.
  • Assist with the maintenance of the company database, website and social media platforms.
  • Work with account managers to follow up leads and generate new business.

About You
You’ll have a strong interest in the business travel industry or event management within an enthusiasm to learn about London & Great Britain as a destination. You’ll have excellent planning and co-ordination skills, good IT skills, ability to write copy, numerate to manage costing proposals, great attention to detail, a good communicator, and a passion and enthusiasm to build your career within the events and travel industry.

You are creative and enjoy helping clients develop their travel ideas and plans. You have a good sense of humour and enjoy working collaboratively. Confident dealing with deadlines and a strong attention to detail are also key. Enthusiastic and eager to learn, ideally with some business experience and a background in sales/account management, you are keen to join a team where you can grow. Other languages and experience working in a MICE environment would also be desirable.

If your experience matches the key requirements and responsibilities as listed above, please reflect these in your CV and click the “Apply” button now!  Looking for someone for this fab company asap!