Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Career Opportunities

Small Group/Military Reunion Sales Manager

Reports To: Vice President of Sales and Services

Summary:
Promotes and sells the Greater Providence Warwick area as a small meetings destination for associations and corporations as well as military reunion groups.

Achieves specific room night sales goals as assigned and reviewed annually.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Generates hotel bookings for small meetings and military reunions.

Telephones for prospects, writes or makes presentations to clientele to enlist their aid in booking future meetings. Maintains contact through direct mail, telephone, email, or personal sales calls with meeting professionals, event planners and reunion coordinators to promote the region and develop awareness of the region as a meetings and tourism destination. 

Solicits and coordinates hotel cost projections, and organizes bid packages for meeting and travel planners’ consideration.

Attends trade shows, sales missions, networking meetings and local meetings to solicit meetings business. Responsible for pre-planning, target marketing, pre- and post-mailers, and all booth arrangements for trade shows in which the sales manager participates. Follows up on leads received from trade shows and other sources by sending/delivering requested information and assisting with special requests.

Coordinates and conducts site tours for meeting planners, showcasing facilities and attractions in the city. Participates in familiarization programs for groups of meeting planners.

Requirement:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent work experience preferred.

Strong analytical skills to be able to determine quality of business and best-suited business opportunities for the community.

Strong and consistent ability to prioritize activities within specific time guideline, and to handle multiple responsibilities within a specific time frame.

Possesses excellent communication skills, written, oral and grammatical.

Willing and able to work evenings, weekends and holidays based on client and office demands.

Ability to operate computer, fax, email system, and general office equipment including laptop computers when traveling away from office.

Ability to travel as necessary outside the region.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Thomas Riel, Vice President of Sales & Services at Triel@goprovidence.com.

Rhode Island Sports Commission Coordinator

Reports To: Executive Director - RI Sports Commission
    
Summary:
Reporting to the executive director of the Rhode Island Sports Commission, this integral position will help support and grow the sales, marketing and servicing efforts related to sports groups utilizing Rhode Island as a base for competitions and/or events.  
    
Duties and Responsibilities:    
Handle all aspects of the booking process associated with select repeat/annual sporting events occurring in Rhode Island. 

Establish and maintain productive relationships with event coordinators and organizers. 

On occasion, act as the primary liaison for these customers with hotels, vendors and area venues. 

Research and solicit new sports-related business opportunities as directed by the executive director. Utilize proactive sales tools and skills to assist in the growth of the overall sports market segment. 

Collaborate with all areas of the PWCVB marketing department to provide grass roots marketing efforts, social media marketing efforts and digital outreach to help customers build attendance.  

Work alongside the PWCVB convention services team to provide support services to ensure successful execution of events. 

Gather, organize and post all historic data related to sports group performance in the market. Assist with administrative duties related to sports commission performance metrics.

Other related duties based upon direction from supervisor.
 
Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent practical and applicable work experience preferred.

Knowledge of SimpleView software a plus.

Strong analytical skills.

Basic working knowledge of structure surrounding youth, amateur, collegiate and professional sporting organizations and events.

Strong and consistent ability to prioritize activities within specific time guidelines and to handle multiple responsibilities within a specific time frame.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Willing and able to work evenings, weekends and holidays based upon client and business demands.

Ability to troubleshoot, problem solve and take initiative when needed.

Ability to travel as necessary.

Ability to lift up to a 20 lb. box.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Thomas Riel, Vice President of Sales & Services at Triel@goprovidence.com.