TheMART is interwoven into the fabric of Chicagos history as an innovator in culture, art, business, fashion, media and more. It has an unmistakable presence on the banks of the Chicago River in downtown Chicago.nnTheMART is the worlds largest commercial building, wholesale design center and one of Chicagos premier international business locations.
Encompassing 4.2 million gross square feet, theMART spans two city blocks and rises 25 stories, and is visited by an average of 25,000 people each business day; in total, nearly 10 million people visit theMART each year.nnWe are looking for the right person to support the Director of Sales for our National Bridal Market Trade Show. The right candidate will be self-motivated, highly organized and be career oriented. nnMAIN JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:nntProactively sell temporary exhibit spacent
Research new and emerging designers identify and follow up new sales leads ntResearching industry trends for potential new exhibitor products for the show floor ntDeveloping and maintaining prospects and database, including important principlesnt
Maintain relationships and providing customer service to new and current exhibitors. ntAssisting with floor plan layoutnt
Maintaining detailed communications with clients regarding show and operations procedures ntMaintain database for on-site show directory including all exhibitor listings. ntAssist in on-site show management and solving client issues during trade showsnt
Timely execution of contract management and follow upn
Skills/ Abilities:ntMust possess top level business management, interpersonal and leadership skillsnt
Expertise with Word, Excel, adapt to interoffice programs and databases.ntAbility to identify and initiate new programs to enhance user friendly process for clientsnt
Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures ntExcellent oral and written communication skills nEducation / Experience:ntRelated experience in the apparel industry is preferred and bridal related experience is an added plus. Ideal candidate will possess a Bachelors degree and 3-5 years prior sales experience.nContact: nnMerchandise Mart Properties, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard for race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.nnInterested candidates should send their resume to email@example.com. nThis position is available immediately. No phone calls please.