Coordinate and direct the sales and services activities of the Convention and Visitors Bureau to accomplish the mission.
Plan, direct and coordinate the sales efforts of the Group Sales team to ensure sales managers meet or exceed the sales goals set.
Plan, develop and implement convention, group sales and service programs for meeting and group planners.
Development of the annual budget.
Develop and maintain working relationships with meeting planners, association executives and tour operators. Represent the area at major industry meetings, trade shows or familiarization tours.
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Tourism or related field is desirable.
Minimum of 10 years in CVB administration or hotel sales management.
Extensive knowledge of convention and group sales and the associations that serve those markets.
Ability to direct sales staff.
Ability to supervise and evaluate the work of others.
Ability to think creatively, identify new sales and marketing strategies and attract positive attention to the Myrtle Beach area.
Skilled in developing and delivering clear and comprehensive oral, written and electronic reports/presentation.
Effective at operating effectively in a fast pace.
Flexibility to travel.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary and benefits package.
About Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization supported by more than 2,700 businesses and nonprofit organizations. The organizations, and the individuals representing them, join together for the purpose of promoting the civic and economic progress of our community. The area's economic success and quality of life is directly impacted by the work the chamber performs. Because of this, the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will have a major impact on the future of the Grand Strand.
Vision - We will be a world-class organization that thrives on continuous improvement, providing exceptional results through service, innovation, community leadership and collaboration.
Purpose -There are three primary functions performed by the chamber:
Promote business: the chamber serves as the primary destination marketing organization and promotes the tourism industry out-of-market. The chamber also provides numerous opportunities for local businesses to promote themselves to visitors, residents and other businesses.
Protect business: the chamber seeks to influence legislation and regulation by local, state and federal governments in a proactive manner, supporting... legislation that benefits businesses and the communities they reside in and, where necessary, opposing legislation that unnecessarily inhibits businesses.
Improve business: the chamber offers a multitude of programs and services that assist businesses and/or individuals.
Mission Statement - The mission of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is to provide community leadership in the promotion of economic development, including tourism. Accordingly, the chamber will effectively involve itself in the governmental and political arena and the coordinating of efforts to advance business development in order to improve the quality of life and to encourage unity in the region.
Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has represented the Grand Strand's business community for 80 years. The chamber serves Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Little River, Atlantic Beach, Garden City Beach, Loris, Conway, Aynor, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach, Pawleys Island, Socastee and Carolina Forest.