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Venue Sales Specialist

The JDK Group Camp Hill, PA
  • compensation depends on experience
    + Commission
  • Full Time
  • Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, 401K / Retirement
  • Employer Very Likely to Respond

We are seeking a Venue Specalist to join our Event Sales Department and drive growth of the corporate, social and wedding divisions of the company. To be successful in this role, a candidate should be a team player who is organized, proactive, able to multitask in a busy work environment, and have the communication skills to handle any guest questions or concerns.

Position Type: Full-Time

Work Week: Non-typical, Nights & Weekends, Average 50 Hours Per Week

Responsibilities

  • Maintain weekly and quarterly event reports to track sales progress; maintain a minimum of $300,000 in event sales.
  • Develop a sales strategy to build a network of clients and cultivate business opportunities, continuously growing your own business
  • Conduct Tours, and plan meetings with all potential and booked clients. Communicate via in person and consistent email and phone messages with clients to identify their needs and ensure satisfaction.
  • Plan, design and produce events, while managing all project delivery elements.
  • Manage consistent communication follow-up procedures with all event inquiries.
  • Develop and provide solutions for any potential or client concerns
  • Be a brand advocate and culture ambassador for the venue and company
  • Direct coordinators and event team member through clear and detailed communication
  • Conduct market reasearch, father information, and negotiate contracts with vendors.
  • Maintain and update vendor contact list 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Hospitality Management, Public Relations, Communications or a related field
  • 1-2 years related experience is preferred
  • Experience in sales and the food & beverage, hospitality and/or entertainment industries
  • Enjoy the challenge of leading a talented team using strong people and management skills
  • Be upbeat, friendly and professional and generally have a positive attitude
  • Self-motivated with ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment
  • Must be available to work day and evening hours, as well as weekends, abalty to travel to meet clients and to the venues
  • Strong problem-solving and creative thinking skills and ability to formulate solutions into action
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in the hospitality industry, especially the catering industry is preferred
  • Enjoy planning and attention to details
  • Strong organization and effective time management skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook) is preferred
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