• Sales Positions at Calabar International Convention Centre (CICC)

  • Posted on: 6 November, 2014 Deadline: 21 November, 2014
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  • The Calabar International Convention Centre (CICC) is a landmark, purpose-built facility located in Calabar, Cross River, arguably Nigeria’s most beautiful state.

    Opening in February 2015, this state-of-the-art, multifunctional convention centre will host events for national and global audiences comprising business, government and international associations.

    The CICC offers the market an almost unlimited scale capability to host a wide range of events - from intimate business meetings and workshops to large audience product launches, press conferences, congresses, exhibitions and conventions.
    We are recruiting to fill the below position:

    Sales Executives

     

    Main Purpose Appointment
    Securing business for the CICC under the Commercial Director.

    Key Responsibilities

    •     To structure client bookings by pro-actively approaching potential clients for national and international congresses, corporate meetings, exhibitions and special events.
    •     Manage and update database per discipline.
    •     Cold calls to prospective clients.
    •     Assist clients with meeting demand.
    •     Manage event contracts and deposit payments.
    •     Provide solutions for meeting requests as well as (up selling) for additional services such as F&B, A/V, security, event organizing, exhibition planning etc.
    •     Schedule bookings in EBMS or similar booking system.
    •     Maximize revenues by intelligent allocation of meeting space.
    •     Working in close corporation with the Cross River State Tourism Bureau, local accommodation sector and Government of Cross River State under Commercial Director approval and direction.
    •     Assist with setting up of the department, including research function.
    •     Training and skills transfer to newly appointed sales employees.
    •     Assist in sourcing suppliers, schedule meetings with potential suppliers and venue branding projects as directed.

    Competencies:

    •     Understand the bidding process for international association conferences
    •     Knowledgeable in working on an event management system such as EBMS or Opera

    Qualifications

    •     Relevant degree in business, marketing or similar
    •     3 to 5 years experience in a similar position

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates should send their resume/CV to: sales@conventioncentrecalabar.com

    Note: The CICC will contact prospective candidates directly to confirm if application has been successful to move forward for an interview or if not.

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