The Greenville-Pitt County Convention & Visitors Bureau is conducting a search for the position of Director of Sales & Services to aggressively market and promote Greenville and Pitt County as a destination for meetings and conventions in the Association, Religious and SMERF markets. Job requirements for this position include possessing strong oral, written, creative and organizational skills. The successful candidate must be comfortable speaking in front of groups, have an assertive personality, be of high personal integrity, self-reliant and have a general understanding of destination marketing and the hospitality industry. This position requires overnight travel on a regular basis. On occasion, work duties may need to be performed in the evening or on weekends. This position reports to the Executive Director of the CVB.
Major duties of this position include:
Soliciting via various methods new and existing clients to choose Greenville and Pitt County as their destination for their next convention, meeting, or event.
Distributing sales leads to Greenville and Pitt County hotel and motel properties as well as other non-hotel hospitality outlets.
Crafting proposals to induce meeting planners to choose Greenville and Pitt County as their meeting destination over competitive comp-set.
Following up on all sales accounts, maintain reports on sales activities as well as tracing accounts for review on a consistent basis
Plan and coordinate the implementation of sales related activities including individual sales calls, sales blitzes, client receptions, trade shows, site tours and other related activities as assigned by the Executive Director.
Generate monthly sales reports to include monthly booked business, potential business and lost business.
Encourage and promote a cooperative spirit among all local hospitality partners and hoteliers as well as other Greenville-Pitt County CVB staff members
Assist with the planning/development of the CVB’s bi-annual marketing plan including budgeting for all sales related activities
Coordinate quarterly meetings with local hoteliers with both a networking and educational component
Provide input on yearly advertising plan and creative efforts
Provide excellent customer service to clients and partners
Candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and the hospitality networking platform C-Vent.
The candidate must have a valid North Carolina Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record. The individual must be able to lift up to 30 pounds.
Minimum Education & Experience: Four year degree from a college or university with a major in hospitality management, business, public relations or related degree. Three to five years of CVB, hotel or convention center sales experience is preferred. Direct experience in lieu of education will be considered.
Additional Salary Information: CVB employees are City of Greenville employees and have numerous benefits including health, 401K, paid holidays, vacation, sick time accrual, and pension through the state employees retirement system.
About Greenville-Pitt County CVB
Greenville is widely recognized as the cultural, educational, economic, and medical hub of Eastern North Carolina. While retaining our Southern charm, Greenville has grown into the 10th largest city in the state and is now a thriving, small metropolitan city of more than 90,000 in the heart of Pitt County with a population of nearly 175,000 residents.
Greenville is a growing university-medical community, home to East Carolina University and Vidant Medical Center, along with a strong industrial community. Greenville is also an accommodating event and leisure destination with an expanding Greenville Convention Center Campus, and a vibrant Uptown Greenville District with its own diverse art, music, food, and festival scene featuring an increasing number of unique, locally-owned businesses, galleries, shops, and restaurants.
Greenville can be found in the center of Pitt County, along the beautiful Tar River in Eastern North Carolina’s Inner Banks, approximately 85 miles east of the state capital of Raleigh and 87 miles west of the Atlantic Ocean. Our area’s numerous waterways offer opportunities for boating, kayaking, fishing, hiking, camping, and birding. Our community is also fortu...nate to have one of the most extensive recreation and greenway systems in the region, including 324 acre River Park North, the Greenville Town Common, and Greenville Greenway System, which visitors and residents can enjoy during all four seasons every year thanks to our relatively mild climate.
With nearly 300 years of history and culture, visitors can find museums, historic sites, unique architecture, and artifacts that tell the story of Greenville-Pitt County from before the American Revolution up to the present day.
Our excellent affordability, geographic location, and natural resources, combined with our cultural, economic, educational, and medical amenities make Greenville-Pitt County a preferred destination for business and leisure travelers, and a wonderful place to live, work, and play!