14 days old

Sales & Event Manager | Siouxland Expo Center

Spectra Venue Management
Sioux City, IA 51101
  • Job Code
    124860159

Overview

The Sales & Event Manager is responsible for soliciting, booking, contracting, and managing from start to finish events at the Siouxland Expo Center. Groups to be assigned are of varying sizes, are primarily local or regional, social and smaller corporate events or sporting events. Duties include, but are not limited to: solicit, sell & book event space; serve as Event Manager by overseeing and coordinating communication between event related staff and delegate assignments; be responsible for and ensure overall customer satisfaction, facilitate all expo event settlements, wrap up items, contracts, and all other event related data.

This position is based at our Siouxland Expo Center. The multi-purpose center opened September of 2020 and is over 100,000 sq. ft. located directly off the newly enhanced Interstate 29. The new state-of-the-art expo center is ideal for hosting many types of public expositions, trade shows, home and garden shows, farm and tractor shows, and large community events. Additionally, the flexible space allows an 85,000 sq ft turf to be rolled out to transform the space into a soccer or football field for youth and adult recreational leagues through Sioux City Parks and Recreation. The turf can be divided into smaller fields for children and younger ages or can be used for many indoor activities, such as baseball/ softball, band, dance, football, soccer and more. The new facility also includes portable seating, office space, meeting rooms, locker rooms and a concession area. https://siouxlandexpocenter.com/

Spectra, an industry leader in sports, entertainment and venue management, is dedicated to recruiting and developing individuals with the skills, experience, desire, and values to contribute to the continued growth and success of our organization. Together, with our 250+ sports & entertainment venue partners, we transform events into experiences! These experiences create excitement, turn heads, and make memories. Come Join Us! You can learn more about Spectra at www.spectraexperiences.com/



Responsibilities

  • Represents the facility as its primary sales representative both locally and out-of-town.
  • Researches, identifies, and establishes the appropriateness of groups for the facility
  • Contacts prospective user groups and individuals to initiate the sales effort.
  • Discusses the facility with site selection committees or appropriate others.
  • Assists in developing and implementing the sales/marketing activities of the facility including developing budget submissions and follow-through systems and procedures.
  • Meets specified goals and objectives for facility usage
  • Fosters coordinated sales efforts with other members of the city's hospitality industry and maintains effective relations with representatives of local and user groups.
  • Communicates problems and proposed solutions to the GM and/or Food and Beverage representative
  • Submits regular activity reports and performs related duties as required.
  • Develop and maintain productive relationships with corporate clients.
  • Assist internal and external clients with event logistics and suggest the most effective ways to use the facility for specific types of functions.
  • Manage the event booking, planning, on-site coordination of internal events, and events as assigned by the GM
  • Make recommendations for staff discipline and evaluations
  • Direct the work of all staff during events including but not limited to: banquet, operations, guest services, and act as liason for all event needs in the building.
  • Detail event for client approval and internal communication by creating Event Data sheet
  • Finalize event invoice after events and detail event recap reports.
  • Generate initiatives to promote the Siouxland Expo Center capabilities through brainstorming/strategy creation, print piece development, and networking events.
  • Exercises discretion and utilizes independent decision-making during events that will best represent the Siouxland Expo Center and serve the client.
  • Maintain communication with operations team to ensure a flawless event.
  • Complete administrative tasks and marketing projects as assigned



Qualifications

  • A Bachelors Degree in Hospitality Management or related field preferred (2-3 years previous experience in the event field will be considered in lieue of degree)
  • Self motivated with excellent organization skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills necessary, including excellent verbal and written communication
  • Must possess valid driver's license
  • Ability to work a variable work schedule (including long hours, evenings and weekends, as required), depending upon event and business requirements.
  • Must be available for evening and weekend work as required
  • Ability to commit group bookings of the appropriate quality and quantity for the facility.
  • Ability to establish/develop selective selling techniques for scheduling groups during dates most beneficial to the local visitor economy.
  • Ability to attain appropriate scheduling balance between conferences of outside groups and appropriate community cultural groups.
  • Ability to make verbal presentations to groups of various sizes.
  • Ability to prepare appropriate reports, correspondence, memoranda, agreements and budget projections.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with representatives of local and user groups
  • Basic computer proficiency: E-mail, Excel, Word, Outlook
  • Working knowledge of Point of Sale and timekeeping systems.
  • Cash handling abilities; basic math skills including significant number manipulation.
  • Must be able to project a professional manner and appearance, and communicate effectively with clients, staff and the general public.
  • Must possess independent decision making ability in a busy work environment with strong attention to detailMust posses superior time management skills

Spectra is an equal opportunity employer and our employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, handicap, marital status, or any other status or condition protected by Federal and/or State laws, except where bona fide occupational qualifications apply.



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Posted: 2020-10-14 Expires: 2020-11-14

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