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Events Sales Executive

Job Introduction

Sodexo Live! have a fantastic opportunity for a Events Sales Executive to join our first-class team at Deepdale Stadium the home of Preston North End Football Club.

This is an exciting fast paced role giving you the opportunity to manage and be responsible for all hospitality and events catering services. You will be the first point of contact for customers organising events and co-ordinating space/set up, ensuring overall management of events and functions from start to end. You will drive new and existing business through internal and external engagement.

This will suit an excellent organiser with a passion for providing first class customer service.  You will display confidence and professionalism throughout the enquiry handling process employing sales techniques and delivering results as part of a high performing sales team.

If you have sales experience in hospitality or events and have good attention to detail, this is a great opportunity to further your career in an iconic, multi-functional venue. 

At Sodexo Live! we bring people together; we create exceptional moments and lasting memories. We are a unique community of people mobilized to create live experiences that are unforgettable.

When you join Sodexo Live! you truly belong, you will have the opportunity to thrive with career and learning opportunities available across the organisation - we can’t wait for you to join us! This is a fantastic permanent position with opportunities for further career progression within a global organisation. 
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Main Responsibilities
What you'll do:

  • Manage the end-to-end life of enquiry from researching the opportunity through to proposal quotation booking and confirming in a professional and timely manner
  • Build lasting relationships with clients through creating an exemplary customer experience by gaining and recording insights and therefore encouraging repeat business and referrals
  • Exceed targets by providing customers with a motivating and exemplary sales experience. 
  • To develop existing accounts and engage with them to increase their commitment. 
  • Manage sales enquiries. 
  • Prepare and issue contracts and invoices for all sales. 
  • Manage debt through collecting payments in a timely manner. 
  • Maintain an up-to-date CRM system, logging all enquiries 
  • Answer all incoming calls in a professional and efficient manner. 
  • Understand the local & national market in order to sell effectively against the competition from both the venue and catering perspective.
For a full list of responsibilities please read the attached job description

The Ideal Candidate
What you bring:

  • A proven track record in a proactive sales role
  • A strong knowledge of the local market
  • A good researcher, negotiator, and client focussed approach.
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Excellent communication verbal & written skills
  • 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
What we offer:

£27,000pa to £29,000pa + excellent benefits

Working with Sodexo Live! is more than a job; it’s a chance to be part of something greater. You’ll belong in a company and team that values you for you; you’ll act with purpose and have an impact through your everyday actions; and you’ll be able to thrive in your own way. In addition, we offer:

•            Flexible and dynamic work environment
•            Competitive compensation
•            Access to ongoing training and development programs
•            Countless opportunities to grow within the company.

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!

Ready to be part of something greater? Apply today!
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