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Conference and Event Sales Professional


DEPARTMENT:  
Anvil Centre

STATUS:
Temporary Full-Time

NO. OF POSITIONS:
One

UNION:
Exempt

HOURS OF WORK:
37.5 hours per week (non-standard work hours)

SALARY:
$65,118 to $71,849 annually


This is your opportunity to be part of the City of New Westminster’s showpiece civic facility. With 84,000 square feet of interior space, Anvil Centre offers 10,000-square feet of dedicated conference and event facilities, a flexible 361-seat non-proscenium theatre, multi-purpose rooms and art studios, the New Media Gallery, the City’s Museum & Archives, the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame, Community Art Space and Tourism New Westminster’s visitor information.

Selling a memorable experience is the essence of a Conference and Event Sales role at the Anvil Centre. Your professionalism and knowledge of the venue will reflect positively in how you present the property. Building strong relationships will create loyalty, ensuring your clients will always come back to the Anvil Centre.

We are looking for an experienced hospitality and event conference sales professional for a temporary one-year role. Reporting to the Manager, Conference Sales and Marketing, you will provide, professional, friendly, and engaging service to both internal and external customers, achieve sales objectives, solicit group business through action plan preparation and execution, establish parameters, quotes, and prices and confirming by written contracts, execution, and follow-up, participate in trade shows, conventions, and other promotional events within related organizations, maintain accounts, contact, activity, and business details within the appropriate software applications. You will also work closely with catering and conference services to ensure all details of the contract are delivered and clients are satisfied, prepare reports as required, as well as balance operational, administrative, and colleague needs.

If this opportunity resonates with you, we want to hear from you!
  • You have completed Grade 12 supplemented by post-secondary education, preferably a degree/diploma in a related discipline, plus a considerable experience in a conference facility or the hospitality industry, specifically in the event management process
  • You are well versed in the completion of the sales cycle: lead, inquiry, proposal, contract, execution, and follow-up
  • You have a solid understanding of event logistics, including but not limited to A/V requirements; building conversions and the timing considerations related to these activities; catering requirements, in order to provide accurate pricing quotes to clients for all of these related event charges
  • Your outstanding communication and organizational skills allows you to liaise seamlessly with colleagues to ensure accurate forecasting of bookings and contractual terms as well as ensure completion and accuracy in all key documents, correspondence, and business records
  • You are highly self-motivated with the ability to work independently and within a team setting
  • You have the ability to focus attention on client needs, remaining professional, calm, and courteous at all times
  • You have working knowledge of MS Office, Windows, and proficiency in an event booking system such as Ungerboeck
  • You have the ability to work non-standard hours as operationally required
  • You have the ability to pass and maintain a satisfactory Police Information Check

Apply by sending your resume quoting competition #19-65, by May 24, 2019, to the Human Resources Department, City of New Westminster, 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC, V3L 1H9, Fax: 604-527-4619 or e-mail to hr@newwestcity.ca.

The City of New Westminster welcomes diversity and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This position is only open to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

www.newwestcity.ca


Location: New Westminster, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Marketing & Sales,Event Planning/Management
Posted: May 13, 2019, 11:21 am
Expires: May 24, 2019, 4:30 pm