Business Development Manager (business Events Wellington), Wellington, Wellington City Council

Published 2022-06-23
Expires 2022-07-23
ID #1056259549
Business Development Manager (business Events Wellington), Wellington, Wellington City Council
New Zealand, Wellington, Wellington,
Published June 23, 2022

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Business development manager (business events wellington)

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Join a tight-knit, passionate team working to attract business events to the Wellington region
Position Wellington in the Business Events market as a great location for conferences
Full-time, permanent role

Looking for an opportunity to be part of the team responsible for bringing conferences to the Wellington region?

We are looking for a seasoned Business Development Manager who can effectively attract and secure business events for the Wellington region - not only for today but in preparation for Tākina, the new Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre due for completion in 2023.

With a background in sales, you will be making proactive sales calls for new potential conference opportunities and preparing presentations and bids as required. This includes bidding for conferences and contributing to the overall BEW business plan.

You will be responsible for:

Identifying, attracting and securing conferences for Wellington, working with local partners and Tourism New Zealand.
Supporting the conference bidding process for Wellington and our partners for conferences with/outside the Conference Assistance Programme.
Carrying out attraction and sales activity in the business events sector that relate to bidding for- and hosting conferences.
Representing the Business Events Wellington team to actively promote Wellington as a business events destination in the New Zealand market, along with participating in tradeshow activities.

About you

Our ideal person will be a team player and have proven experience in business development and strong stakeholder engagement abilities.

The experience and attributes you will bring are:

Proven experience in a business development role, ideally in the business events, conference or convention sector.
Proven record of meeting sales targets and managing a client and events portfolio.
Excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate information clearly to a wide range of stakeholders. 
Relationship management skills with a strong customer focus, proactively meeting customer/clients' needs. 

Applications will close 3 July 2022

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    Registered on October 7, 2017


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