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Conferencing & Events Sales Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Sodexo Prestige Venues and Events are part of the Sports & Leisure segment of Sodexo. We are recognised globally for our expertise in public and private events, ranging from sports championships to high-powered conferences to popular concerts to Christmas parties and weddings. We’re proud to work with some of the most exciting institutions, organisations and brands in the UK and Ireland.

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced and talented Sales Manager to join us at the DW Stadium the home of Wigan Athletic and Wigan Warriors!

You will be pro-active and energetic with a proven track record in achieving sales targets ideally in the hospitality/events sector.

You will be able to execute a focused sales plan promoting all venue conference and banqueting facilities by maximising business from new and existing customers.

This is a great opportunity for you to step up and work in an iconic and prestigious venue in the area – read more here!


Role Responsibility

  • To pro-actively sell and promote all venue conference and banqueting facilities by maximising business from new and existing customers
  • Always aiming to exceed targets by providing customers with an exemplary and motivating sales experience
  • Work with the wider Sodexo PV&E team and Regional Sales Manager to maximize opportunities across the business
  • Proactive management of key accounts and local sales activity to win market share and increase penetration of large customers
  • Support on site sales team with continuous growth and development plans and high levels of engagement, morale and motivation
  • You will be required to attend networking events on weekends and evenings to meet business needs


A full list of responsibilities can be found in the attached job description

The Ideal Candidate

  • Proven track record in proactive sales ideally in the events/hospitality sector
  • Self-starter who can use initiative to drive sales ideas
  • Experience in budget management and measuring sales performance
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel and Word)
  • Catering industry knowledge and interest would be beneficial
  • Excellent communication verbal & written skills with a confident presentation ability
  • Excellent business relationship building skills and understanding of customer needs
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver measurable sales targets
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills in order to prioritise various job demands
  • Proven negotiation skills

Package Description

Basic Salary of up to £38,000 plus uncapped commission!

Flexible Benefits meaning you can buy and sell annual leave, we also offer Sodexo Discounts site promoting discounted mobile phone tariffs, savings across restaurant chains and days out, where you and your family can save money on everything from your weekly food shop to the latest cinema blockbuster and much more

The core hours are 9am to 5pm – but Sodexo are big believers in flexible working, we are open to a conversation about this.

About the Company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs around 30,000 people, and partners with clients in many sectors across business and industry; schools and universities; sports and leisure; energy and resources; government and agencies; healthcare; justice and defence.

Sodexo’s connected; people-centric approach brings together a diverse range of expertise. The breadth of services it offers ranges from food and hospitality; cleaning; reception; concierge (Circles); security; property management and technical services through to data driven workplace strategy and design (Wx); employee engagement and recognition services (Sodexo Engage) and personal home services through Prestige Nursing + Care and the Good Care Group.

Vital Spaces is Sodexo’s value proposition that puts people at the heart of everything we do, bringing together services and solutions and focusing on the productivity and wellbeing of people wherever they are.

Sodexo is committed to being an inclusive employer; we welcome and encourage applications from people with a diverse variety of experiences, backgrounds and identities.

We’re a Disability Confident Leader employer. We’re committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process


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