International Sales Manager

Employer
Destination DC
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Jan 12, 2022
Closes
Jan 15, 2022
Ref
310928532
Industry
Other
Hours
Full Time
Position Summary The International Sales Manager is responsible for securing international MICE programs: meetings, incentive travel, conventions/conferences and exhibitions for Washington, DC and the greater Washington region. This position handles the full sales cycle for assigned markets which includes prospecting, sourcing, pitching and closing lead opportunities. The International Sales Manager actively participates in destination promotion which includes the creation of sales communication, collateral and presentations for the purpose of lead generation. This position works alongside the International Account Director to grow the Destination DC Ambassador Circle by engaging stakeholders and clients within strategic industry sectors. Essential Duties and Responsibilities (include the following, but are not limited to) Manage client relationships to ensure total account management and consistent touchpoints Generate bookings for international MICE programs according to the priorities outlined in the sales and marketing plan, and more specifically, increase guest room night production in Washington, DC Produce leads for Destination DC hotel members and the Walter E. Washington Convention Center Convert leads into confirmed business by identifying key decision factors, sourcing RFPs, preparing proposals on behalf on the destination, executing customer site inspections, collaborating with hotels and service partners, and managing overall client communication throughout sales process Provide support throughout the international association congress bid process including drafting and soliciting letters of support and/or intent, developing industry/sector overviews, and project management for the creation of the bid books and formal bid presentations alongside local hosts Coordinate and participate in direct sales efforts including client entertainment, sales missions, trade shows and industry events with a view towards developing Washington, DC business interests Be customer-facing which often requires international planning and international travel, sometimes independently or with leadership and members Coordinate and oversee as assigned familiarization trips (FAMs), including the outreach to solicit sponsorship and hosting of airline, hotel, tour/attraction, restaurant, and service provider partners Prospect lead sources by inquiry through trade publications and follow up after trade shows Maintain advanced product knowledge of the destination including the infrastructure (airports, convention center, hotels, etc.), attractions (museums, activities, restaurants, etc.), intellectual assets (industry sectors, accolades, etc.) and overall market landscape Maintain awareness of industry trends and competing cities through industry organizations, trade publications and professional social media such as LinkedIn Assist with managing stakeholder relationships to grow the conference Ambassador Circle program Create presentation decks and utilize data to demonstrate key performance metrics for the international meetings market to Events DC, members and other stakeholders Execute all other duties as assigned by the International Account Director PandoLogic. Keywords: International Sales Manager, Location: Washington, DC - 20001

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