Event Sales Seasonal Assistant - Kansas City Chiefs - Closing date 4 May 2020

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  • Kansas City, MO, USA
  • Apr 24, 2020
Full time   Assistant Events Sales

Job Description

POSITION PROFILE: Event Sales Seasonal Assistant
DEPARTMENT: Corporate Events                                              
REPORTS TO: Event Sales Manager

The Seasonal Event Sales Seasonal Assistant postion is a paid, seasonal position with Arrowhead Events, the in-house event sales department, whose primary focus is to sell non-game day events primarily within Arrowhead Stadium. In addition, this department creates and markets its own revenue producing events such as, the annual Chiefs 5k, the annual Fantasy Football Draft, youth camp-outs on the playing field, etc. This sales department has made great strides in the run/walk, wedding, prom, holiday party and fundraising/gala event types that have resulted in solid revenue growth year over year. We are eager to keep the ball rolling, and focus more heavily on the corporate and association markets. The person selected for this position will receive solid hands-on event sales experience focused on continuing these efforts and fulfilling the business plan objectives established for the department. 
 
The ideal candidate should have strong written and verbal communication skills; tremendous attention to detail; and some sales and/or event industry experience. We give all seasonal assistants real world, in-the-trenches experience, opportunities to enhance the department, and great referrals when we see them go. Each Event Sales Seasonal Assistant will identify one project, from a list of priorities, and will focus on facilitating the project throughout the season. The project will be such that it will benefit the development of the department and allow the seasoanl assistant to “make their mark”. This seasoanl assistant is a functional part of our team and must be coachable. Local and regional travel is sometimes, although rarely, necessary and always reimbursed.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 
  • Field and process inquiries received via email, phone and other forms of correspondence, quickly and professionally.  Direct sales to the appropriate Event Sales Manager.
  • Supporting the prospecting process thru lead generation – researching prospects, finding contact information, past event history (if applicable), and reporting finds to the Event Sales Manager.
  • Assist with mailings and other distributions.
  • Manage client accounts via Ungerboeck Software.
  • Learn product and be able to speak knowledgably to potential customers.
  • Facilitate site tours.
  • Generate event proposals and contracts.
  • Keep track of deadlines and facilitate the annual marketing plan.  Research best practices, trends, and innovative marketing tactics, and routinely present research findings.
  • Represent the organization at tradeshows.
  • Aid in the planning and execution of large department events.
  • Provide prompt, accurate, courteous service while hosting existing and potential clients during home football games.  Organize all related game tickets, parking passes, pre-game field access, and food and beverage orders for each game.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Event Sales Manager.

COMPETENCIES:
  • Qualified candidates must possess superior organizational skills and be able to function in a fast-paced, multi-task setting.
  • Individuals must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Use of analytical skills to identify and improve performance and program execution will be necessary.      
  • Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.
  • Plan, organize, and implement projects and tasks within an allotted timeframe.
  • Work with others in a professional manner while attempting to achieve a common goal.
  • Must have a working knowledge of the following Microsoft Office programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and have internet research skills.

QUICK FACTS / REQUIREMENTS:
  • Interview expenses such as travel, etc. are the responsibility of the candidate.
  • Any relocation fees are the responsibility of the candidate. 
  • All candidates must have authorization to work in the U.S.A.
  • Seasonal Assistants are paid at minimum wage.

HOURS REQUIRED:
  • Minimum of 40 hours per week, primarily from 8:30am - 5pm, Monday - Friday.  Will be required to work some home games.  Must be flexible to work evenings and weekends when necessary. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Light office duties and activities.
  • Some extensive walking
  • Occasionally long periods of standing.

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:
  • Qualified candidates must possess superior organizational skills and be able to function in a fast-paced, multi-task setting.
  • Individuals must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Use of analytical skills to identity and improve performance and program execution will be necessary. 
  • Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner. 
  • Plan, organize, and implement projects and tasks within an allotted timeframe. 
  • Work with others in a professional manner while attempting to achieve a common goal. 
  • Must have a working knowledge of the following Microsoft Office programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and have internet research skills.

JOB QUESTIONS:
  1. Yes/No: I am available to work a minimum of 40 hours beginning on July 1, 2020 and working through the end of the March 2021? (this includes Labor Day)
  2. Yes/No: I am available for weekend and evening work if necessary. 
  3. Yes/No: I understand that this position is paid at minimum wage.
  4. Are you open to being interviewed by other departments?
  5. Yes/No:  Do you have event sales experience?  If yes, please explain.
  6. What computer software are you familiar with?
  7. If considered, what is your availability for a phone and/or in-person interview? (Example: Mon, Tues, Wed between 12 PM – 3 PM).

Please submit both resume, cover letter and job questions together with your application. No phone calls/emails. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.