Convention Sales Manager
Are you ready to take the next, best step in your career?
Would you like to join a team of excited, dedicated, incredibly talented professionals?
You’ve found your opportunity - Visit Wichita is looking for a new Sales Manager to join our expert team!
A little about you…
As our Sales Manager, you’ll have the opportunity to sell Wichita to meeting planners around the country. You love prospecting leads and leaving no stone unturned to find an event that would work in Wichita. You enjoy traveling and attending appointment based trade shows where you have the opportunity to meet with planners and share all the wonderful things about Wichita. You thrive both in working in the office on the computer and making phone calls to discover new leads as well as speaking to organizations and meeting with individuals to uncover potential new business opportunities. You excel in discovering new business opportunities and understand that every ‘no’ is one step closer to a ‘yes.’ You are a team player and have a passion for Wichita. You are goal oriented and have a proven track record of success.
If you enjoy selling, are a creative problem solver, love the city of Wichita and want to play a pivotal role in bringing large conventions to Wichita, you want to work with us.
A little about us…
Visit Wichita is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing visitors to Wichita. Our mission is to show the world just how great Wichita is, to bring visitors to our city, and ultimately to create jobs and make Wichita an even better place to be. We love what we do, and we are great at it. If you’d like to learn more about us, check us out at visitwichita.com.
If this sounds like the job for you, please send us your resume and cover letter. Be sure to give us the answer to this question as well: who is your favorite fictional character and why?
The Sales Manager is responsible for aggressively selling Wichita as a convention and exhibition site for associations and corporations. Must be a goal-orientated, self-starter who is comfortable managing several projects simultaneously. Strong prospecting and closing skills, outstanding communication both written and oral. Capable of exercising initiative, judgment, tact and diplomacy in a wide variety of public contact situations. Ability to work cooperatively within a small office environment. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word Hospitality industry experience helpful. Ability to travel. Bachelor’s degree preferred or a minimum five years related industry experience. Role reports directly to Vice President of Sales.
To apply for this role, e-mail cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to tell us who your favorite fictional character is and why.