Sales Manager

Visit Canton

Position Title: Sales Manager

The purpose of this position is to generate new sales in all identified group sectors to Stark County by executing a variety of sales activities and initiatives. 

The basic functions and major activities which must be performed to carry out the purpose of the position include:

  • Attend sales trade shows and marketplaces to generate leads in the markets of associations, social, fraternal, group tours, and any other identified sales markets
  • Collaborate with the Event Service Manager to execute RFPs, generate itineraries, plan site
    inspections, create lead lists, and maintain sales database
  • Execute planned sales missions, FAMS, site inspections, and sales calls for multiple sales markets
  • Manage sales leads and continue to cultivate current and new client relationships 
  • Coordinate with the Event Services Manager in facilitating event service needs including
    transportation, information displays, volunteer and street team coordination 
  • Coordinate and maintain sales reports for Visit Canton in cooperation with the Event Service Manager

Qualifications required to perform the duties of this position, include:

  • Excellent sales skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: must establish and maintain effective internal and external relationships.
  • In-depth organizational skills: demonstrated ability to handle multiple demands.
  • Competence in all Microsoft Office products
  • Computer skills: iDss database management, Internet (web sites)
  • Schedule flexibility – be available for off-hours events.
  • In-depth oral communication skills: stand-up presentation skills.
  • Broad knowledge of the hospitality/tourism industry.
  • Minimum of 3 years of outside or direct sales experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in communication, business, marketing or another related field experience

Work Environment, Physical Requirements and Additional Information:

  • Works primarily in an office environment with long periods of time sitting
  • Flexibility to work nights and weekends as needed for special events

Organization Overview:

The Stark County Convention & Visitors’ Bureau, d.b.a. Visit Canton, is funded by a lodging tax administered through the Stark County Commissioners. The organization’s mission is to promote travel to Stark County. Visit Canton facilitates operations that support a travel and tourism industry in Stark County that generates $1.8 billion dollars in sales.

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Submit resumes for consideration to: Rosie Kurtz:

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