Events Sales Executive

£28,000-£30,000 pa + OTE
1 month ago

An exciting and sought after vacancy for a full-time permanent Events Sales Executive has just arrived on our books. Working for a leading Events Venue based in the heart of Guildford, Surrey. Working as part of a team this is very much a ‘hands on’ and varied role involving sales, operations and liaising with caterers, sponsors and suppliers.
As a Events Sales Executive you will be responsible for enquiries for a range of events from new and existing clients.
Salary £28-30K + OTE
Key responsibilities for the Events Sales Executive include,

  • Be the first point of contact for new event enquiries
  • Follow the event handling process as required within IVvy, the venue event management system
  • Conduct professional and creative show rounds of the venue
  • Prepare proposals and verbally follow up those proposals over the telephone
  • Take responsibility for ensuring any changes such as agreed pricing, menus, extras etc are kept accurate and up to date
  • Ensure PO’s, signed contracts, T&C’s and full payments are received prior to the event
  • Liaise with the preferred caterers with regards to the logistics of events as required
  • Support the Event Executives in preparing function sheets as required
  • Maintain ongoing proactive contact with clients to maximise repeat business
  • Proactively seek out new business opportunities
  • Invite new business opportunities to show rounds/promotional/showcase events
  • Build a prospect database for new sales and work that database to develop new business
  • Network within the Guildford business community

The ideal Events Sales Executive will need,

  • Some proactive sales experience
  • Sound commercial acumen and target driven
  • IT literate
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
  • Self motivated, self sufficient and flexible approach
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