Meet Minneapolis Director of Sports Market Sales in Minneapolis, Minnesota

JOB SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Senior Vice President (SVP) of Destination Sales, promote and sell the City of Minneapolis as the destination of choice for sports-related events. Drive sports-related sales and identify accountability metrics to provide a positive impact on hotel, Minneapolis Convention Center, venues and other related business partners. MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES Participate in the organization s Leadership Team Manage relationships with internal and external partners and stakeholders Supervise Meet Minneapolis staff supporting sports-sales initiatives ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Lead the sports sales effort ensuring the annual and individual sports room night goals are achieved. Assist SVP with management of budget and other related administrative tasks. Assist in development and execution of sports sales and marketing strategy. Provide leadership and oversight of Sports Minneapolis staff Provide staff support to the Sports Minneapolis Board and Committees Assist in efforts to raise revenue for Sports Minneapolis through sponsorships, grants and other related initiatives. Manage relationships with with event rights holders, hotel, venues and otherhospitality industry suppliers. Actively prospect to find business and generate leads Establish relationships with key officials and decision-makers of both local, regional and national organizations. Attend Meet Minneapolis Director of Sales Meetings, local industry meetings, sales meetings and other related meetings as needed. Communicate account activity through tentative, leads, updates, cancellations, definites, etc. Coordinate all aspects of bid proposals. Attend business-related trade shows or travel for sales calls and presentations as required. Develop, coordinate and execute sales presentations and client site visits. Maintain a current base of knowledge of Meet Minneapolis partners to include hotels, Minneapolis Convention Center, venues and other local businesses or organizations that can assist our efforts. ? Maintain an active role in industry associations. Perform all other duties as assigned.