Title: Sales Assistant
FLSA: Non - Exempt
Status: Full Time (40 hours/week)
Reports To: Sr. Director Convention Sales
What You’ll Accomplish:
Support the organization’s sales goals by directly assisting three sales managers to bring convention visitors to Columbus. You will assist the managers as they prospect and bring in potential clients to visit Columbus and what we can offer to their convention experience. You will work within a team of other sales support staff to assisting the convention sales department with special projects. Being a collaborative work environment, you will also work on projects and gather information through partnering or interacting with Experience Columbus or Sports Commission team members, community businesses, current and potential clients.
By joining Experience Columbus, you are part of a group working to enhance the quality of life for our community. We support the travel and tourism industry in providing jobs, bringing in tax dollars for improvement of services and infrastructure, and attracting facilities like restaurants, shops, festivals, and cultural and sporting venues that cater to both visitors and Columbus locals.
Key responsibilities include:
Finalize and distribute convention sales leads and all forms related to processing pending and definite business:
Assist with all pre and post activities related to a client site inspection or FAM
Assist with all pre and post activities related to sales trips and trade shows:
Maintain accurate data in Customer Relational Database (CRM):
Process reports for managers regarding bookings and accounts
Maintain accurate data in industry database (MINT):
Team support and administrative tasks:
The ideal candidate for this role has strong written and verbal communications skills, with high levels or professionalism and a customer service focus. Daily interactions may be in person, on the phone, email or communication through documents. To be considered you must be self-motivated and have a team player attitude, able to work well with sales managers, external clients, vendors, hotel partners and team members. You demonstrate an exceptional attention to detail and commitment to representing the organization in the best way.
You can work both independently and with a team. You have exceptional organizational skills with the ability to successfully multi-task with information from multiple sources and ability to reprioritize daily based on the sales manager’s priorities to meet deadlines. You enjoy working in a fast-paced environment during events.
Having a passion for Columbus and an excitement to share that passion with potential visitors is a must! As is having abundant and continuing knowledge of Greater Columbus, its attractions, events and activities. Don’t worry, we will help provide you that information through training as you become a Certified Tourism Ambassador™ (CTA).
Specific qualifications and requirements include:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This includes:
Experience Columbus' vision is to be the leading force in creating and revealing the best of the Columbus experience to the world. Experience Columbus' mission is to sell, market and promote the Destination Columbus experience to visitors.
Experience Columbus employs approximately 70 people working in convention sales, tourism sales, convention services, partnership and development, marketing, communications, events, public relations and administration. In June 2002, Experience Columbus created the Greater Columbus Sports Commission to attract professional, collegiate, amateur and youth sports events to Greater Columbus.
Our core values: Collaborative, Passionate, Strategic, Integrity, Motivated
Experience Columbus is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining an active nondiscriminatory work environment. Experience Columbus does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, age (40 and older), sex, gender identity or expression, familial status, veteran status, military status, genetic information, disability or any other factor protected by applicable law.
What you will Experience with Us
|EOE STATEMENT||Experience Columbus is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining an active nondiscriminatory work environment. Experience Columbus does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, age (40 and older), sex, gender identity or expression, familial status, veteran status, military status, genetic information, or disability or any other factor protected by applicable law.
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