This position will act as the primary lead in selling, marketing and promoting events in Shreveport-Bossier City, Caddo and Bossier parishes. This person will maintain a high level of customer service leading up to each event.
Actively promotes the Cities of Shreveport, Bossier City, Caddo and Bossier parishes as a sporting event destination through personal contact, sales calls, internet, e-mail, direct mail, sales blitzes and attending sports trade shows.
Respond to RFPs with comprehensive bid documents. Identify, recruit and encourage local people affiliated with events to hold future events in Shreveport-Bossier City and our two parishes.
Collaborate with local sport organizations to recruit, retain, enhance or develop sporting events, and their related meetings, in Shreveport-Bossier City region.
Maintain a working relationship with regional hotels, restaurants, attractions and venues.
Maintain close relationships with above sales personnel for information exchange and site visit scheduling.
Complete all required reports.
Maintain SimpleView’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system database of contacts, leads and event history.
Contract negotiation upon being awarded events.
Be on call or available to work for larger events that take place.
Work nights and weekends as position requires.
Work with Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission and Tourist Bureau Communications staff to develop marketing plans when necessary.
Travel to industry conferences and workshops when needed.
Responsible for achieving a satisfactory rating annually as it relates to approved annual objectives and talent development action plan.
Accountable by achieving annual development goals.
Performs other incidental and related duties as required and assigned.
Perform all other duties as assigned Position.
2-4 years of proven experience in diverse athletic/sports background
Proven track record in sales, development, fundraising, and/or proposal writing.
Excellent project and team management skills
Excellent verbal and written communications skills with extensive knowledge of grammar
Demonstrated ability to make good judgments
Proven understanding of budget and fiscal responsibility
Capable of working in a team or independently
Ability to manage multiple projects and objectives simultaneously under deadlines
Detail oriented with strong analytical and organizational skills
Strong interpersonal skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, insight into group dynamics, and the ability to develop and foster relationships
High professional/personal standards and integrity
A proven “team player” who can demonstrate tact, confidentiality and diplomacy while building credibility
Must be able to relate favorably to a fast-paced and changing work environment
Ability to work a flexible schedule as needed
Ability to make decisions independently with good judgment
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations and documentation
Continued professional development advancement in sports tourism or sports management fields
Proficient computer knowledge in Microsoft Office products as well as on-line social medial applications
Work and Physical Requirements:
Work environment: Normally a typical office environment, with minimal exposure to excessive noise or adverse environmental issues, with occasional outdoor exposure to heat, cold, and environmental elements.
Physical demands: Manipulate, handle, feel, and control items or equipment. Able to read, write, and interpret written documents. Occasionally lift and move objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
About Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission
The Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission is a division of the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau in partnership with the City of Bossier City, City of Shreveport, Caddo Parish Commission, Bossier Parish Police Jury and the Red River Waterway Commission. The Sports Commission works in bringing government, business, and hospitality partners together. This strong team is able to provide the enthusiasm, support and resources necessary for hosting successful events.