Event Sales Executive

by Sunderland AFC

Full time opportunity at the Stadium of Light.

Sunderland AFC is looking to appoint an Event Sales Executive within the highly successful and prestigious commercial department.

Reporting to the Venue & Events Sales Manager, the successful candidate will work as part of the experienced commercial sales team, with key responsibilities to include:

  • Manage and meet all select clients with Commercial Director
  • Manage all major events co-ordination at the Stadium of Light and offsite
  • Co-ordinate own key account events, both existing and new, on or off site
  • Developing 1879 Event Management business to drive the awareness campaign and activation of sales strategy to existing and new markets
  • To assist in the implementation of the Sales & Marketing Strategy as advised by the Commercial Director
  • To assist the Commercial Director in the management of major accounts on and off site
  • Supporting the Venue & Events Sales Manager with continuous new business development and action sales initiatives
  • Supporting  the Venue & Events Sales Manager with entertaining clients as necessary
  • Ensuring all necessary documentation is completed with the customer and the correct process is followed at all times
  • Conducting  site visits on and off site as applicable to the client event requirement
  • Ensuring all menus and relevant customer facing documentation are completed as required and sent to the General Manager for approval as needed
  • Maintaining and develop the content of the conference and banqueting/commercial  information on www.safc.com  and 1879.com
  • To train and be fully competent on the required equipment/systems within the role
  • Liaising with other departments on key issues as necessary
  • Working event days, special events and match days, as required to sell SAFC product, 1879 Management product, and host new and prospective clients as necessary
  • Supporting  all key business drives including 1879 events, major events, concerts and matchdays

You will be highly professional, outgoing, target orientated and a team player with strong inter- personal skills, additionally you will have the ability to multi-task whilst working under pressure in a fast-paced environment.

This role will involve working events and matchdays as required.

Please send your CV and a covering letter, including current salary, to Recruitment, Human Resources, Sunderland AFC, Stadium of Light, Sunderland, SR5 1SU or recruitment@safc.com