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The Sales Development Manager is independently responsible for the sales and management of Conference business which includes tracking and analysis of sales trends and patterns and their effect on revenue, development of strategic sales plans, accounts payable, accounts receivable and event coordination for assigned conferences. Ensures inventory management, meeting space, housing and dining for assigned conferences. Represents Conference Services to clients and potential clients and will be responsible for sales and marketing of all Hospitality and Conference Services products including conference services, meeting planning services and developmental programming. The incumbent will assist the Associate Director of Conference Services with development of contracts and various manuals. Negotiates event arrangements and independently manages and executes on-site events.
Housing Dining Hospitality (HDH) is a self-funded, large and complex campus department consisting of 7 divisions, with approximately 700 career employees, 1000 to 1200 student employees and an annual operating budget of greater than $189 million. HDH provides housing for approximately 15,000 undergraduates, grad students, faculty, staff and their families in over 400 buildings covering approximately 6 million sq. ft.
HDH is in the midst of implementing an aggressive building plan which will add 5000 new beds and almost double our square footage by 2021. Currently, HDH houses 39% of UCSD's enrolled students with a goal of housing 50% in the near future. HDH provides maintenance and repair, contract meals/meal plan management, as well as retail food service, conference services and catering services to residents, students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors.
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Overtime may be required. Vacation may not be taken between June 1 and September 15.
A minimum of three to five (3 - 5) years of demonstrated experience in hospitality sales or hotel experience such as conference planning and sales, catering, special events, meeting planning and marketing.
Proven skills in event and media activities management. Skill in providing leadership and work direction to service staff, including organizing and delegating tasks, training, and monitoring work while maintaining quality control standards and meeting deadlines.
Strong mathematical and accounting skills to insure proper billing procedures, interpret financial data, weekly reports, the General Campus Ledger, and make recommendations and proposals.
Proficiency using computer software and hardware such as word processing, e-mail, database, and spreadsheet software. Prefer ability to use Word, Outlook, Excel and numerous financial analyses software.
Excellent customer service skills. Ability to communicate in a helpful, pleasant and informative manner to a wide variety of people, both in person, electronic means, and on the telephone. Ability to effectively handle heavy telephone volume.
Thorough working knowledge of the organization's products and services and related industries. Thorough knowledge of communication principles, media, and marketing techniques.
Strong interpersonal communication and political acumen skills. Skill in negotiating, including listening skills, and skills in persuasion, to reach compromise among people with different points of view and close sales.
Excellent analytical and written communication skills. Proven interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written. Knowledge of correct English grammar, spelling, punctuation and usage to write accurate and grammatically correct reports and communicate effectively with staff, customers, vendors and other departments.
Skill and knowledge to provide general and specific information accurately to a wide variety of individuals at various levels.
Proven organizational skills with ability to prioritize job functions, meet deadlines and ensure smooth work flow and handle multiple tasks simultaneously, while maintaining attention to detail.
Working knowledge of the organization, including its achievements, mission, vision, goals, objectives and infrastructure.
Ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative and following through on assignments with minimal
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