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Sales Manager | Navy Pier Events Facility

Location US-IL-Chicago | US
Job ID
2022-7466
Group
OVG - Venue Management
Location Name
Navy Pier Events Facility
Category
Marketing & Sales
Type
Regular Full-Time

Oak View Group

Oak View Group is a sports and entertainment company engaged in a wide variety of activities, including arena development, facility management, arena and stadium alliance, sponsorships and partnerships, security services, publications, conferences, and consulting. The company, privately held, is headquartered in Los Angeles, California with offices throughout the world.

Overview

The Sales Manager will ensure the sales team at the facility meets all individual and departmental sales goals. This position is responsible for the overall tasks related to Sales for the facility and will also lead all sales personnel in establishing goals, procedures and daily duties.

 

Responsibilities

  • Manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities of all Sales programs and activities
  • Assume management responsibility for all services and activities of the Sales Department within the facility including sales tools and materials, proposals, sales calls and contracts
  • Select, train, motivate and evaluate all sales personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures
  • Plan, direct, coordinate, and review the work plan for providing marketing, booking and sales services
  • Participate in the development and administration of the annual budget; forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; direct the monitoring of and approve expenditures; direct and implement adjustments as necessary
  • Prepare written proposals; reevaluate potential business value of various events and clients; initiate contractual arrangements
  • Conduct tours of facility for potential licensees; answer questions and provide information regarding facility capabilities
  • Meets with General Manager on a regular basis to discuss all matters pertaining to sales operations
  • Travel to regional areas throughout the year in search of new business
  • Budget and work within operating budget
  • Responsible for all revenue generation
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications

  • Minimum of five (5) years of increasingly responsible sales experience for an arena, convention center, sports franchise, hotel or other similar public assembly or hospitality facility, including supervisory responsibility
  • Bachelor’s degree or better from an accredited college or university with major course works in Marketing, Business Administration, or a related field
  • Ability to work event nights, weekends and holidays as required
  • Has a strong track record of building relationships and generating new business
  • Excellent organizational skills, leadership skills, customer service skills
  • Enthusiastic and positive thinker
  • Strong PC and data processing skills; working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, as well as database management software

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.

Vaccination Statement

We are committed to ensuring all our buildings and office locations are the safest in the world for artists, teams, employees, and fans. Based on recent encouraging trends in the U.S. and Canada. We highly encourage our employees to continue to get vaccinate and boosted against COVID-19.   Should circumstances change, we may need to reinstate vaccination requirements, in whole or in part, to safeguard the health of our employees, guests, performers, athletes, and partners.

EEO

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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