Oak View Group

Sales Manager| Lynnwood Convention Center

Location US-WA-Lynnwood
Job ID
OVG - Venue Management
Location Name
Lynnwood Convention Center
Marketing & Sales
Regular Full-Time

Oak View Group

OVG Facilities, a division of the Oak View Group, is a full-service venue management and event programming company that operates and books arenas, theaters, convention centers, and amphitheaters throughout the U.S. delivering customized management plans for each of their venues. OVG Facilities specializes in event programming, booking services, and creating unique experiences that focus on providing premium content to enhance the guest’s experience.


Are you interested in a career opportunity in a fast-paced environment where something new awaits with each day?  If so, we welcome your enthusiasm to join our team of dedicated event sales professionals at the Lynnwood Convention Center.  Under the supervision of the Director of Sales and Marketing, the Sales Manager is responsible for booking corporate, association, social, public, and private events through an aggressive marketing and sales program, collaborating with clients on rates, contract terms and conveying this information to all departments.  The candidate will execute all aspects of the sale process, promote to potential clients, establish working relationship, represent at tradeshows, initiate sales calls, and ensure booking information is maintained.  Focus of events includes, but is not limited to, Conventions, Meetings, Trade and Consumer Shows, Banquets, Galas, Weddings, and other social business.


This role pays a salary of between $65,478.40 and $70,000. 


About the Venue

Lynnwood Event Center, previously Lynnwood Convention Center, is a vibrant venue located 15 miles north of downtown Seattle.  With sweeping mountain views and a short ride by car to the Puget Sound, we offer our clients and guests more than the typical meeting space.  Built in 2005, we currently have 34,000 square feet of meeting space that stays busy year round and we're looking forward to a future expansion that will include additional indoor and outdoor event spaces and remodel of our existing space.  At Lynnwood Event Center, we create, nurture, and sustain an inclusive culture, where differences drive innovative solutions to seamlessly exceed the expectations of our tenants, team members, the local community, and all guests who come through our doors.


  • Represents the Lynnwood Convention Center as its sales representative locally, regionally, and nationally for a variety of events
  • Researches, identifies, and establishes the appropriateness of groups for the facility and community through daily cold calling and solicitations
  • Assist in developing and implementing the sales/marketing activities, including collaboration on annual sales and marketing plan as well as budget submissions and follow-through systems and procedures
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with Visit Seattle, area hotels, co-workers, service providers, vendors, and facility users
  • Responds in a timely manner to inquiries by prospective and confirmed facility users regarding rental rates and space availability of the Lynnwood Convention Center
  • Conducts facility tours and make formal presentations to meeting planners and other facility users regarding facility booking policies, rental rates, services, and optional policies
  • Prepares written facility use proposals and cost estimates for potential facility users reevaluates potential business value of various events and facility users; initiates booking discussions; finalizes all booking arrangements
  • Demonstrates continuous efforts to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service
  • Creates awareness and actively sells and solicits all goods and services through attendance at trade shows and other industry functions
  • Maintains thorough knowledge of competitor’s products and pricing
  • Help in creation and development of sales presentation materials
  • Completing and updating reporting and tracking systems
  • Mentor staff in the department to assist in their development
  • Travels as required by Director of Sales and Marketing
  • Meets specified goals and objectives for facility usage
  • Adhere to all company and Lynnwood Public Facilities District policies, procedures and business ethics codes and ensures that they are communicated and implemented as part of all day-to-day activity
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Minimum 1-5 years of responsible sales/event experience in a convention center, conference center, hotel, or other similar facility
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent work experiences
  • Proficiency with data processing and MS Office applications
  • Ability to work event nights, weekends and holidays as required

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.


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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