Director Of Sales & Marketing - Pueblo Convention Center

Comcast Spectacor, L.P. Pueblo , CO 81001

Posted 2 weeks ago

Overview

This position is based at our Pueblo Convention Center. The Pueblo Convention Center, professionally managed by Spectra, has over 21,000 square feet of meeting space featuring premium ballrooms, inviting meeting rooms and a pre-function lounge. In March of 2019 our multi-million dollar expansion will be complete adding a spacious multi-function exhibit hall perfect for consumer expos, trade shows or even your next banquet. The new interconnected patio overlooking historic downtown Pueblo is ideal for any outdoor event. With the attached Courtyard by Marriott and nearby SpringHill Suites, we offer your attendees easy access from their accommodations to the event. You can learn more about our venue here: http://www.puebloconventioncenter.com/

To manage, supervise and coordinate the activities and operations of the Sales and Marketing Division for the Pueblo Convention Center and Pueblo Memorial Hall; to schedule and book facility events; and to provide highly responsible staff assistance to higher-level management staff.

Spectra, an industry leader in sports, entertainment and venue management, is dedicated to recruiting and developing individuals with the skills, experience, desire, and values to contribute to the continued growth and success of our organization. Together, with our 250+ sports & entertainment venue partners, we transform events into experiences! These experiences create excitement, turn heads, and make memories. Come Join Us! You can learn more about Spectra at www.spectraexperiences.com/

Responsibilities

  • Assume management responsibility for all services and activities of the Sales and Marketing Division including the scheduling and booking of all facility events (for the Pueblo Convention Center) and the signage/sponsorship opportunities within the Pueblo Convention Center and Pueblo Memorial Hall, including vendor packages, sales materials, proposals, sales calls and contracts. Assume management responsibility for all services and activities of Pueblo Memorial Hall including the media placement for all events (concerts, family shows, and outdoor events) deemed necessary.

  • Manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities of all Sales and marketing programs and activities for both Pueblo Convention Center and Pueblo Memorial Hall.

  • Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assess and monitor workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identify opportunities for improvement and review with the General Manager; implement improvements.

  • Select, train, motivate and evaluate all sales and marketing personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures.

  • Plan, direct, coordinate, and review the work plan for providing marketing, booking and sales services; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.

  • Participate in the development and administration of the annual budget; forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; direct the monitoring of and approve expenditures; direct and implement adjustments as necessary.

  • Maintain weekly revenue reporting for current and future years; identify areas of strengths and weaknesses, and potential shortfalls.

  • Prepare written proposals; reevaluate potential business value of various events and clients; initiate contractual arrangement; finalize all booking arrangement; prepare contracts; negotiate rental and other rates as required.

  • Conduct tours of facility for potential licensees; answer questions and provide information regarding facility capabilities.

  • Direct and plan promotional projects and coordinate focused marketing programs; develop strategies for new markets and clients both for the Pueblo Convention Center and Memorial Hall.

  • Oversee the development of all facility advertising and marketing materials; analyze facility rental rates, schedules, and labor rates and modify as necessary.

  • Maintain a large account base, regular contact and follow up with clients as well as prospecting, cold calling, and performing sales blitz.

  • Participate on a variety of committees; attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of sales and marketing.

  • Oversee the scheduling and booking of all facility events at Pueblo Convention Center; serve as a liaison with outside promoters, permittees, and presenters as well as other departments and divisions; negotiate and resolve significant and controversial issues.

  • Support the GM with booking and rentals of Pueblo Memorial Hall as needed.

  • Provide responsible staff assistance to the General Manager as necessary; prepare and present staff reports and other related correspondence.

  • Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive inquiries and complaints both internally and externally.

  • Maintain a large account base, regular contact and follow up with clients as well as prospecting, cold calling, and performing sales blitz.

  • Meet facility goals as well as departmental revenue goals.

  • Work with internal departments on the planning of future events.

  • Oversee the development of all venue advertising and marketing plans and materials; analyze venue rental rates, schedules, and labor rates and modify as necessary.

  • Oversee ongoing website maintenance, updates and content, as well as social media postings, and online advertising.

  • Manage and maintain departmental budget, purchase orders, and invoices.

  • Participate on corporate sales and marketing calls.

  • Plan and organize venue events efficiently.

  • Actively participate in community functions, events, and meetings.

  • Oversee the scheduling and booking of all venue events; serve as a liaison with outside event organizers as well as other departments; negotiate and resolve significant and controversial issues.

  • Interpret and apply administrative and departmental policies and procedures.

  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

  • Work in conjunction with the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce (CVB) as well as hotel partners.

  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

  • Assist General Manager as needed

Qualifications

  • Operational characteristics, services and activities of venue sales and marketing program.

  • Understand the organization and operation of the convention center and of the outside agencies as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities

  • Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs.

  • Modern and complex principles and practices of event scheduling and booking operations.

  • Principles and practices of accounting

  • Principles and practices of budget preparation and control.

  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.

  • Principles of crowd management.

  • Client needs as they apply to venue usage.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft office programs (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

  • Knowledge of Adobe software packages, Photoshop, Indesign, Spark, is a plus.

  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.

  • Research, analyze and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures, laws and regulations.

  • Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations.

  • Perform responsible and difficult secretarial work involving the use of independent judgment and personal initiative.

  • Understand the organization and operation of the convention center and of the outside agencies as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities.

  • Interpret and apply administrative and departmental policies and procedures.

  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contracted in the course of work.

Experience and Training

Experience: Four years of increasingly responsible sales and marketing experience for a major stadium, convention center, or performing arts facility including some supervisory responsibility.

Training: A Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with major course works in Marketing, business administration, or a related field

SPECTRA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYER.


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Director Of Sales & Marketing - Pueblo Convention Center

Comcast Spectacor, L.P.