Senior Sales & Events Manager

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  • Location
    Eden Prairie , Minnesota
  • Category
    Hospitality - Hotel / Restaurant
  • Job type
    Direct Hire

Adecco's Direct Hire Recruiting team seeks a motivated & outgoing professional for a Senior Sales & Events Manager job with 5-7 years' experience in managing a staff and managing sales within the retail, catering, restaurant, foods or hospitality space, specifically with multi-unit or multi-property experience, for our client, a reputable hospitality & entertainment brand, spanning hundreds of venues nationwide, with an immediate opening in Eden Prairie, MN.

This is a great opportunity in showcasing your ability to turn party plans into events! This hired individual will need a balance of customer service, sales, project management, and a hint of online-tech support skills to assist throughout the planning process and ensure the event matches the client’s vision! You must love being on the phone, interacting with clients in person, negotiating sales contracts, upselling services & making money within a fast-paced and fun-filled, team-environment!

If you are a natural born leader, motivated to SELL & motivated to help others sell & improve their sales techniques, this is the job for YOU!

While this is a senior-level sales & client services job, the company offers rapid growth potential for anyone with a strong drive and ability to go above and beyond their goals. If you have experience with retail sales & are seeking a corporate sales role, this offers a fantastic stepping stone in developing your career within the event sales, event coordinating & hospitality industry.

A day in the life of a Senior Sales & Events Manager:

You are driven by reaching sales goals & are not afraid to upsell.
Your primary focus is to support the clients as they book event spaces via incoming web leads, phone leads & in person - both inbound & outbound.
You know about every benefit and distinctive property regarding the various spaces to showcase to the client.
Phone and email will be your primary communication tool as customers will continuously inquire about the space and how it may accommodate their group.
You will need to quickly respond to every inquiry, so as to not lose a potential client.
You have proven record & experience of developing & growing a sales team of 5-10 professionals at minimum & can train, mentor & coach employees to increase regional sales goals.
Coordination skills are imperative for this role as you will collaborate with multiple on-site Event Hosts & Operations Managers as they ensure the events are organized as per client request.
Basic tech skills to describe website navigation while on the phone with a client, or troubleshoot basic errors.

What you will need in order to succeed in this role:

Bachelor’s Degree: Ideally in Hospitality, Business Management or Communications
5-7 years' experience selling & managing a sales staff within the hospitality, food, catering, retail, or event management space

What the position offers:
A competitive annual salary, commission structure for closed event sales and full-time benefits.
Great fun office culture, work-life balance & an opportunity for a long-term career in event sales & hospitality. If you love people & have a passion for creating exceptional experiences, please email:

Dorine Sinigaglia, Executive Recruiter: dorine.sinigaglia@adeccona.com & provide the following:

- An updated resume in WORD DOC attachment.
- Provide your availability to interview via Skype & indicate your local time zone.
- Please indicate: Senior Sales & Events Manager - Minneapolis, MN in the subject title.

*** ONLY LOCAL CANDIDATES PLEASE ***

**Adecco is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled**

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