Oak View Group

Director of Sales | Cox Business Convention Center

Location US-OK-Tulsa
Job ID
Location Name
Cox Business Convention Center
Marketing & Sales
Regular Full-Time

Oak View Group

Oak View Group (OVG) is the world’s leading arena development, management, and hospitality company founded in 2015 by Tim Leiweke and Irving Azoff to disrupt business as usual. As the largest developer of sports and entertainment facilities in the world, OVG prioritizes the way we do business focusing on making long-term investments in our people and our planet. We focus on building a diverse workforce and cultivating an inclusive workplace. Each day our team members around the world and throughout our local communities work together to provide the greatest experience to our fans and partners.


We celebrate and support a strong, transparent, authentic and inclusive culture focused around four core values:  

  • We treat each other fairly and with respect.
  • We act with integrity.
  • We have an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • We give back to our global community.


More information at OakViewGroup.com, and follow OVG on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn



Directly reporting to the Assistant General Manager of CBCC, the primary role of the  Director of Sales is to manage the sales team to ensure that the highest quality and standards for revenue, economic impact goals and departmental sales goals objectives are met for each fiscal year. The DOS is responsible for providing oversight of day-to-day activities while maximizing targeted booking opportunities within the short-term 24-month timeframe. This position works collaboratively and collectively with Tulsa CVB for the Convention Center.


This position requires an energetic, innovative, knowledgeable, revenue driven, strong hospitality sales professional, to be accountable for the OVG’s mission to promote and sell the CBCC as a priority meeting space for TULSA. This is accomplished by developing and implementing ongoing strategic initiatives that will positively impact revenue.  


This role will pay a salary of $80,000 to $110,000.


For FT roles: Benefits: Health, Dental and Vision insurance, 401(k) savings plan, 401(k) matching, and paid time off (vacation days, sick days, and 11 holidays).



About the Venue

The Cox Business Convention Center (CBCC), located in the Arena District in downtown Tulsa, is a modern and award-winning venue providing over 275,000 square feet of flexible meeting space.  Owned by the City of Tulsa for over 50 years, the CBCC has been host to every kind of event imaginable and proudly serves the citizens of Tulsa and guests from around the world.


  • Works with the Assistant General Manager to direct all sales initiatives for the Cox Business Convention Center. 
  • Oversee sales calendar reporting for all conventions, meeting, tradeshows, and event bookings. 
  • Assists in the development and implementation of sales strategies and marketing plans to effectively promote and sell CBCC for all targeted markets. 
  • Communicates with the sales leaders of OVG hospitality and other key hospitality partners, to understand their sales strategies and needs while communicating CBCC’s needs and opportunities. 
  • Supervise, advise, support, guide and direct the facility’s short-term sales team and monitor their performance on an ongoing basis.  This will also include but not limited to performance reviews and ongoing educational opportunities 
  • Direct, implement, and oversee sales efforts of the sales team to include, but not limited to, bidding conventions, meetings, tradeshows, and events.   
  • Develop and implement all aspects of the short-term sales plan and strategy, including sales goals/objectives while overseeing and evaluating the progress of all defined sales efforts. 
  • Work in collaboration with Tulsa CVB in order to facilitate a consistent and unified selling front and approach for all long-term business.  This includes but is not limited to dates, rates, booking policies and procedures. 
  • Negotiates contract terms with clients according to adopted policies/guidelines and subject to AGM/General Manager’s approval. 
  • Prepare proposals; reevaluate potential rental & sponsorship value of sales inventory; initiate contractual arrangement; prepare contracts; negotiate terms as required. 
  • Administers the Convention Center' booking related issues and business policies, subject to AGM of Sales and Marketing and the General Managers approval. 
  • Represents management in developing and maintaining relationships with current and potential clients. 
  • Works with show managers and meeting planners in facilitating site visits and appointments. 
  • Prepare, in collaboration with the assistance of the General Manager, Assistant General Manager the annual sales and marketing plan. 
  • Monitors market conditions and maintain a strategic planning approach, which optimizes the position relative to competition and market forces. 
  • Manages the short-term sales efforts in a manner designed to maximize venue occupancy while supporting the overall strategy related to quality and impact. 
  • Administers the design and production of collateral materials including rate schedules, operating policies. 
  • Works to update the Event Planning Guides and implementing efficient information flow between the facility, the City of Tulsa, Hotels and other partners.   
  • Supervises the preparation of monthly statistical reports which includes documenting sales activities, including prospecting efforts and results  
  • Works cooperatively with the hotel and hospitality community and other members of the city’s visitor industry in enhancing its position as a convention, meeting, and events venue. 
  • Develop and update pricing and sales materials for the rental rates, meeting/banquet space, and hospitality packages as needed. 
  • Update the General Manager, Assistant General Manager of Sales and Marketing, and the Director of Finance on any significant future years sales activity, including event cancellations. 
  • In collaboration with the AGM of Sales and Marketing develop and implement the annual expense budget for the sales departmentMonitor the monthly sales department expense report and address any significant expense variances. 
  • Manage the sales activity efforts, including developing individual prospecting and booking goals for all short-term business for Sales Managers. 
  • Closely collaborate n strategy, collateral and creative, reporting, messaging and key selling points, content and social media. Including the development and design of all the sales and collateral materials. 
  • Maintain communication and contact on a regular basis with selected business, professional, and social groups that may host or provide leads for conventions, meetings, events, tradeshow, and tourism markets. 
  • Actively conduct outside sales calls for potential event/meeting planners. 
  • Develop, enhance, and maintain relationships within the meetings, convention, events, and tradeshow industries. 
  • Attend appropriate sales and industry related meetings and events 
  • Consistently and continuously find ways to create a means and method of streamlining all aspects of the sales process and overall business development.   
  • Develop, augment, and maintain industry best practices, rules, policies and procedures.   
  • Other Duties as assigned. 


  • 7+ years of increasingly responsible experience in a professional convention center management and or hospitality sales role, with at least two (2) years of direct supervisory experience at the department director level. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in public assembly facility management, hospitality management, business administration or a related field. 
  •  Other combinations of experience and education that meet these requirements may be substituted. 

Strengthened by our Differences. United to Make a Difference.

At OVG, we understand that to continue positively disrupting the sports and live entertainment industry, we need a diverse team to help us do it. We also believe that inclusivity drives innovation, strengthens our people, improves our service, and raises our excellence. Our success is rooted in creating environments that reflect and celebrate the diverse communities in which we operate and serve, and this is the reason we are committed to amplifying voices from all different backgrounds.


Oak View Group is committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis (“protected class”) including, but not limited to veteran status, uniform service member status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law.


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