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Venues Sales & Events Manager (London Venue)

E6816

£32K - £33.5K + excellent bens

LONDON

Events

Venue

Permanent

Job Description

Calling all events & venue sales managers ….. excellent opportunity for a commercially driven events professional within an exciting multi-use Central London venue and conference/meeting space!

THE COMPANY

A sustainable, modern central London meeting and events venue with an enviable location close to the banks of the River Thames. A real social enterprise company that invests events profits back into the local community. With high repeat business, a solid reputation and a broad client base, this exciting conference and events centre boasts beautiful open spaces and a roof terrace!

THE ROLE

This Venue Sales & Event Manager position is a 12 month maternity cover contract reporting into the Head of Commercial at this modern multi-purpose conference & meeting venue with several interesting and versatile spaces including a stunning roof terrace.

You’ll line manage two members of staff (coordinator level) and your main remit will be to increase revenue and occupancy for the conference and meetings side of the business. You will be responsible for securing sales from new and existing clients as well as managing event logistics in close liaison with the in-house operational team.

This will be a mostly inbound sales focused role with some active promotions to introduce and showcase the venue and hire options to new and perspective clients.

This position will be very client facing and will involve meeting set targets monthly/annually (circa £700K annual target) so this will suit someone from a commercial events sales background.

CANDIDATE

You are a commercially driven sales and events professional with solid experience in a busy sales environment ideally in a conference or events business/venue. With a proven track record in meeting and exceeding targets you have excellent customer service and relationship management skills which make you an exceptional client facing professional who can liaise comfortably with companies / clients from a broad range of sectors including corporate, charitable, agency & government.

Key requirements include:

  • Venue / conference centre / hotel conference & banqueting background
  • Minimum of 5 years commercial event sales & venue hire experience
  • Experience in proactive sales development for conferences & meetings
  • Used to working to / converting / and meeting sales targets
  • Good understanding of event planning and venue side event ops
  • Experience of liaising with suppliers (AV/catering etc..)
  • Knowledge of Rendezvous booking system advantageous
  • Staff management experience (formal line management circa 2-3 staff)

This is a very exciting, highly sought-after opportunity with a fantastic company for an experienced Venue Sales & Event Operations Manager that will go quick …. so don’t delay… apply now!

If your experience matches the key requirements and responsibilities as listed above, please reflect these in your CV and click “Apply” now.