Seasonal Events Coordinator
Sodexo Live! have a fantastic new exciting opportunity for a Seasonal Events Coordinator to join our amazing sales teams based at Hampden Park and Hamilton Park Racecourse.
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.
Reporting into our Area Sales Manager you will plan, manage and execute seasonal events for both venues focusing on Christmas and other significant calendar events throughout the year. The successful candidate will manage events enquiries, identifying customer needs and providing fantastic solutions to match them. You will be able to build good relationships with clients and ideally have a strong knowledge of the local market.
We are looking for someone who enjoys working in a dynamic sales environment; someone with a good understanding of administration and finance. You will deal with event admin so key to your success will be your great organising and planning skills too.
If you have experience in hospitality or events and have good attention to detail, this could be your perfect role. It is a great opportunity to join our first-class team and really belong; you will get the chance to develop within a global organisation where the sky really is the limit!
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 cant wait for you to join us!
- Proactively sell seasonal events to identified target markets
- Actively convert enquiries into confirmed sales
- Show financial understanding of a profit and loss account
- Develop future and repeat business
- Carry out all administration duties related to specific venue events
- Conduct show rounds as per company standards
- Gain new contacts and sales leads through thorough research of target markets as required.
- Work with other members in the team to develop successful customer partnerships.
- Deliver outstanding customer service
- Ensure clear and effective lines of communication with the operational team and the rest of the venue.
- Assist on event days as and when required which will include occasional weekends however time will be given back in lieu
The Ideal Candidate
- Experience of Sales and/or Administration
- Ability to develop positive business relationships
- Experience in a target driven environment
- Customer service
- Excellent attention to detail
- Able to ‘close’ a sale
- Experience of show rounds
£20,500pa+ great sales bonus and benefits
Location: Hampden Park / Hamilton Park Racecourse
Work Pattern – 40 hrs pw Mon – Fri with flexibility for occasional evenings and weekends
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!
We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities, and we celebrate diversity. We’re an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be natural, and be the best versions of themselves. We recognise that we’re on a journey with regards to diversity and inclusion and would therefore welcome applications for candidates from underrepresented backgrounds.
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