Destination Meetings Manager (General Sales Agent) – Eastern Canada

  • Destination Greater Victoria
  • Professional
    • Full Time | 
    • Contract/Temporary
  • Suite 600 - 765 Broughton Street Victoria
  • 1 position available
  • Accessible Employer: Yes
  • Open to International applicants with valid Canadian Work permits: Yes
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Posted on January 4, 2024

Job Description

Destination Greater Victoria is a dynamic destination marketing organization looking to add to our talented team. With a membership of over 950 businesses, we offer a fast-paced, positive and results-oriented culture. We offer a unique opportunity to contribute to the tourism industry and work collaboratively with a variety of local businesses to drive year-round sustainable growth for Greater Victoria.

Summary of Destination Meetings Manager (General Sales Agent) role:
The Destination Meetings Manager (General Sales Agent) – Eastern Canada will be responsible for representing Destination Greater Victoria and developing meetings business, conferences and incentive travel to the Victoria Conference Centre, and meeting & conference hotels in the destination. The Destination Meetings Manager (General Sales Agent) – Eastern Canada will focus on generating business with a focus on the Eastern Canada market. Success is measured through the number of leads developed, RFPs secured, and increased confirmed hotel night visitation to Greater Victoria and the direct economic impact associated.

This is a two-year contractor agreement, with the possibility of extension. The position is full-time 35/hrs a week and is based in Ontario.

DGV is committed to creating a diverse, multicultural environment and we welcome team members of all backgrounds and cultures including Inuit, Metis, Indigenous, status, non-status, and non-Indigenous. Employment preference will be given to persons of Indigenous ancestry (please self-identify) as per Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code and in recognition that local indigenous knowledge is an asset. DGV’s selection of employees is based on the criteria identified in the job description so that the best-qualified applicants are chosen.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

What you need to bring:
• 5 or more years of sales experience in the meetings business,
conferences and incentive travel industry.
• Demonstrated strong negotiating skills, with a proven track record
of success.
• Experience working in complex multi-stakeholder environments,
with a solid understanding of the business objectives of the
commercial accommodation sector.
• Demonstrated success and experience cultivating, engaging and
growing business networks through online platforms such as
LinkedIn to build professional relationships and increase sales reach.
• Sales focused, a self-starter with a professional approach.
• Proven ability to work collaboratively, contributing strengths to drive
results and achieve goals as a team.
• Highly effective project management, prioritization, multi-tasking,
and time management skills to meet deadlines.
• A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation,
conflict resolution, and people management skills.
• Excellent communication skills, including internal, presentation and
public speaking.
• Experience working in hospitality, tourism and membership-based
organizations is an asset.

Salary/Wage

$74,100 - $89,700 annually

Job Application Process

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