Director of Sales and Marketing
Our client is recruiting candidates to fill the position of Director of Sales and Marketing. This position is responsible for developing and leading the sales and marketing initiatives for the Blair County Convention Center to produce profitable revenue and growth in annual sales. Strategically located along Interstate 99 between the PA Turnpike and Interstate 80, the Blair County Convention Center, located in Altoona, PA, is the region's premier conference, meeting and special events facility. Our beautifully appointed 15,000 square foot flex space ballroom will comfortably accommodate as many as 1,000 for dinner or 1,800 arranged theater style. Eleven versatile meeting rooms provide the right atmosphere for a productive day's work.
1. Responsible for growing, maintaining and nurturing all aspects of sales and events
2. Direct the sales team to accomplish goals consistent with the company's operating plan
3. Assist in developing the annual operating plan
4. Responsible for managing to the operating plan revenue and expenses
5. Develop a comprehensive marketing plan to drive sales and expand prospects
6. Develop and report on customer satisfaction metrics that measure our client's experience.
7. Expected to be in the market three days per week meeting with clients and attending trade events to develop network
8. Build and maintain our Culture oriented work environment of Teamwork and accountability
Successful candidates will meet the following requirements:
BS Degree in Marketing or Business or equivalent
5+ years of experience in sales and marketing, preferably in the hospitality segment
Strong knowledge of social media and other technology driven tools
An excellent track record of brand development and sales growth
Strong customer service skills and ability to build relationships at all levels
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
May be required to work some overtime, including evenings and early mornings
Regular travel required on a weekly basis
Strong computer proficiency, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook required
The company offers an attractive compensation and benefits package as well as a culture dedicated to the development of a customer-focused team that provides an excellent client experience.
Please send your resume and salary requirements to Bbilek@thelytlegroup.org
Blair County Convention Center
Location/Region: Altoona, PA (16602)