Sports, Tourism, & Events Sales Manager – West Region

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Visit Salt Lake
Job Overview

Job Title: Sports, Tourism, & Events Sales Manager – West Region

FLSA: Full-time, Non-Exempt

Reports to: Managing Director, Sports Salt Lake

Department: Sales & Services

Primary Responsibilities: Promotes and sells the ChamberWest region of Salt Lake (Taylorsville, West Jordan, Kearns, and West Valley) as a tourism destination with a focus on events of all sizes.

Job Duties:

  • Generate hotel and venue bookings that exclusively benefit the West Region of Salt Lake.
  • Create and maintain client base, develop and sustain professional relationships with clients.
  • Solicit business through telemarketing, personal calls, e-mail, and site inspections.
  • Identify high probability accounts thorough investigative research.
  • Maintain contact with planners and rights holders during, and directly after their meetings and events to solicit for repeat business.
  • Develop a strong working knowledge of all hotels/resorts, attractions, competition venues and services in the area.
  • Maintain an awareness of competitors’ products and promotion, and industry issues that influence sales.
  • Maintain accurate information and current documentation of sales activities in CRM, or other designated database.
  • Serve as a liaison between Visit Salt Lake and ChamberWest.
  • Assist with promoting leisure travel by working jointly with ChamberWest and Visit Salt Lake Marketing.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Working Relationship: Reports directly to the Managing Director of Sports Salt Lake.  Works closely with event planners, rights holders, hotel sales staff, Visit Salt Lake staff, ChamberWest staff and supplier members.

Qualification:

  • Four year degree from an accredited academic institution, or minimum of two years hospitality industry sales or related experience.
  • Previous experience at a sports commission or CVB specializing in sports sales a plus but not necessary.
  • Understanding of hospitality/tourism industry required.
  • Strong and consistent ability to prioritize activities within specific time guidelines, and ability to handle multiple responsibilities within a specific time frame.
  • Skills in account management, direct sales, and sales presentations.
  • Excellent written, oral and grammatical communication skills.
  • Willing and able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays based upon client and office demands.
  • Must be willing and able to travel.
  • Good working knowledge of computers; Microsoft Office software, GroupWise, and general office equipment.  Experience with Simpleview is a plus.

Benefits Package: Insurance: medical, dental, life, long term disability. 401(k) plan, Vacation, Sick, and major holidays PTO.

Application: Submit cover letter and resume to: Kelly Ware: kware@visitsaltlake.com

Final candidates will be subject to a background and reference check.  E/O/E