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Sales Manager – Conference Contacts

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Position: Sales Manager

Location: Maidenhead, South East, Berkshire

Salary: £40,000 to £45,000+commission

Type: Permanent

2017 will see Conference Contacts celebrating 30 years of outstanding event delivery - providing our clients with memorable and cost effective event management solutions.

Our success comes from understanding our clients’ objectives to ensure that we provide an effective event solution as a part of their overall communication strategy. We consider ourselves to be a business partner to many of our clients rather than just event, logistics and venue finding suppliers and support them through every stage – from producing a detailed budget to delegate registration and communications, logistics planning, accommodation, transportation and reconciliation of their final accounts.

Of course, we are only as good as our team, which is why we only employ the most experienced event managers where attention to detail is a passion rather than a requirement and protecting our client’s investment is of prime importance. The high level of repeat business we are awarded says everything about the quality of our service.

We now have an exciting opportunity for a Sales Manager to join our busy team, in our offices in Maidenhead, Berkshire.

The key responsibility for this position is the introduction of new business covering all areas of the business – venue finding and event management. The position is at its core a lead generator role which reports to the Business Development Manager & CEO.  To be successful within this role it is essential you are an experienced and confident Events Sales professional, ideally with experience selling across a B2B events portfolio.

The position requires an organised professional who excels in exceeding expectations, works in a timely and efficient manner, and thrives in a target-driven environment.

The role is predominantly office based, 9.00am – 5.30pm, Monday to Friday, however flexibility for some homeworking will be considered. Due to the nature of our business some additional office hours may be required. On occasion time working away (UK Domestic & International) will be required (evenings and weekends), these will recompensed.

We offer a competitive base package £40-£45K depending upon experience, plus car allowance and phone. In addition, there is a defined target driven commission structure.

Conference Contacts Limited is an equal opportunity employer.

Experience & skills:

A minimum of 2-3 years’ experience, preferably within an agency environment:

  • Opening doors
  • Experience in:
  • Building initial relationships
  • Account / Business Development planning
  • A proven record of being able to generate and deliver to targets
  • Producing forecast and reports
  • Cold target communication
  • Information gathering
  • Negotiating
  • Presentations
  • Networking
  • Strong knowledge of the industry
  • IT Literate – proficient in Microsoft Excel/Word/Powerpoint
  • Excellent written English, verbal & presentation skills (additional languages a benefit and will be viewed favourably)
  • Clean driving licence

Key attributes:

  • Effective personable communicator
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Capable of working on own initiative
  • Goal driven
  • Team Player

Contact name: Penny Lewis

Email: penny@conferencecontacts.co.uk

Contact phone: 01628 773300