Catch Des Moines (The Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau) has an opening for the position of Vice President of Sales. This position is part of the leadership team and reports to the President & CEO.
They will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic business plans including the development of convention sales, sports, servicing strategies and goals as well as formulating a budget to fund the department’s marketing plan and strategic initiatives. They will directly supervise employees in the conventions, sports and services department and carry out supervisory responsibilities.
This individual will serve as the industry expert for the region, informed of industry trends and active in local, regional and national industry organizations. They are responsible for managing the sales and services relationship with partners such as meeting venues and hotels. They will maintain accurate data and statistics on group business in Greater Des Moines by utilizing industry software such as the Event Impact Calculator, Simpleview (CRM), TAP, STR, etc.
The ideal candidate must have excellent communication skills and proven ability to lead, engage and collaborate with individuals across various disciplines, cultures and backgrounds to achieve shared goals, in a team environment.
Requirements include a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university and a minimum of ten years of experience in the hospitality industry, with a combination of hotel and/or destination marketing organization sales experience.
To apply submit cover letter and resume to:
Laura McNichols Executive Assistant & Operations Manager Catch Des Moines firstname.lastname@example.org
About Catch Des Moines
Catch Des Moines (the Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Des Moines Area Sports Commission) markets the region as a visitor destination increasing economic growth.