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Sales, Conference & Events Manager (035119) at University of Surrey

We are currently seeking to recruit a talented and enthusiastic Sales, Conference and Events Manager to join the fast paced conference department at the University of Surrey.

Selling lecture rooms and student residences during non-term time and purpose built conference facilities year round, the University of Surrey’s conference team deliver over 300 events a year ranging from small internal meetings to large academic conferences and exhibitions.

The role will manage a variety of events from initial enquiry to handing to the Hospitality and Event Manger for delivery including internal and external conferencing, summer schools, lectures and events. In addition to management of University internal events the post holder is expected to independently build relationships with external clients to pursue new commercial business and increase sales.

As Sales, Conference and Events Manager you will be a team leader, a business planner, a project manager and a marketing executive all at once. Basically, you will run the show, building relationships with stakeholders, handling complaints and customer enquiries, dealing with problems as and when they arise, and making sure every single conference at the University is run smoothly and effectively.

You will be responsible for ensuring the overall financial success of the conference department with the aim to increase sales over the coming years.

The ideal candidate will bring superb communication skills and will have experience in a similar role. They will be organised, have exceptional attention to detail and be highly motivated to work in an environment where customer satisfaction is at the centre of everything we do.

The successful candidate can expect to receive:

  • A competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday plus University closure days and bank holidays
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Lunch allowance when on duty

Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies.


Closing Date: 25 Jun 2019. Category: Professional Services

Disclaimer: This job was added on 12 Jun 2019 but the details may have changed since. We always recommend checking directly with the employer.

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