Visit Albuquerque, the destination marketing organization for the city of Albuquerque, seeks a Director of Sales to position Albuquerque as the premier North American meeting, convention and event destination by performing sales and management activities to include:
Sell the Albuquerque Convention Center, destination hotels and off-site venues for both city-wide conventions and single property meetings.
Maintain a key leadership role within convention sales, services and sports department, focusing on training, mentoring and implementing approved sales strategies and procedures that support the overall sales philosophy of the organization.
Mentor and train the sales team in collaboration with the associate director of sales and maintain strong communication with Vice President regarding ongoing staff updates and activities.
Analyze weekly, monthly and quarterly staff reports including but not limited to individual production, individual action plans and team production.
Bachelor's degree in related field and five or more years management/senior level sales experience in the hospitality industry, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Must possess strong client base with national associates.
Required/Acquired Skills, Knowledge and Competencies
Knowledge and appreciation of Albuquerque
Strong working knowledge of MS Office software required; ability and willingness to learn industry specific software such as Simple View. Must be comfortable communicating on a regular basis via e-mail, telephone and face-to-face.
Ability to read, understand, analyze, and interpret professional business information and materials.
Must be well organized, able to handle multiple tasks and be productive despite frequent interruptions or changes in direction.
Demonstrated ability in sales and marketing skills acquired through progressively more responsible positions; understands and uses sound and ethical selling practices.
Demonstrated strong written, verbal and presentation skills
Demonstrated ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups, clients, customers, and the general public.
Must be well groomed and maintain a professional appearance at all times in keeping within industry standards.
Additional Salary Information: Please provide salary history on your resume
About Visit Albuquerque
The Mission of Visit Albuquerque is "As the premier destination marketing organization for the city, Visit Albuquerque will stimulate economic growth by marketing the Albuquerque region as a competitive world-class leisure, meeting, convention and sports destination. The Vision of Visit Albuquerque is "To be recognized and respected as a leading tourism marketing organization and to achieve economic vitality and success through integrity, enthusiasm and creative involvement for the promotion of Albuquerque as a world-class destination. Visit Albuquerque is a private, not-for-profit organization (501c6).Visit Albuquerque sells and markets Albuquerque as a destination, focusing on bringing conventions, meetings, leisure travelers and travel professionals.to the city. Visit Albuquerque is funded by lodgers tax through a contract with the City of Albuquerque.and supported by a partnership of almost 800 organizations. Visit Albuquerque is an equal opportunity employer.