The Sales Manager assists in assuring the overall success of the facility by soliciting and booking events for the association, government, and SMERF markets. Works with the client on negotiation of space and rates for proposals and contractual terms. Works closely with adjoining hotel to secure long-term groups with room nights. ?Advanced computer proficiency and Microsoft products knowledge, to include: Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Training on industry software will be provided. ?Multitask oriented, organized, and focused on customer service. ?Knowledgeable in the procedures, methods, and techniques of sales. ?Experience with event scheduling and booking procedures. ?Accurate financial reporting and forecasting. ?Knowledgeable in food, beverage, and hospitality practices. ?Must be constantly aware of changing events, such as staff or supply shortages.
Two to four years of increasingly responsible sales experience, preferably in a convention center or a major hotel.
Experience in association market preferred.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in business administration, hotel and restaurant management, or a related field. A combination of education and experience may be substituted.
Ability to work a flexible schedule, as required.
Knowledge of EBMS software preferred.
Experience in public facility highly preferred.
About St Charles Convention Center
The award-winning Saint Charles Convention Center is the most elegant full-service convention venue in the Saint Louis Metro Area. Proudly managed by Spectra Venue Management since opening in 2005, the facility boasts 154,000 square feet of flexible space, accommodating a wide range of events from 10-3,000 attendees. An IAVM Venue Excellence Award Winner and one of St. Louis’ Top Workplaces, the venue is highly-rated by clients and staff.