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Thursday 24th September, 2015

Business Development Executive opportunity Searcys at the Barbican

We have a wonderful opportunity to work with Searcys at the Barbican as a Business Development Executive.

Main Purpose: To proactively identify opportunities and convert enquiries so as to achieve the annual events budget.

Key Responsibilites:

  • To proactively develop and manage revenue from new business leads
  • To proactively develop and maintain relationships with key accounts
  • To respond to event enquiries in accordance with searcys standards and achieve agreed conversion target
  • indentify need periods and work with SM to suggest strategy
  • To provide weekly reports to direct manager
  • To proactively sell all venues within the Barbican and Milton Court
  • To work as part of the Barbican Sales Team (Team BES) on all aspects of the sales process and towards a joined up Business Events Strategy
  • To assist with the creation of innovative exciting packages to drive events business
  • To manage the Artifax and Salesforce booking and CRM system. Ensuring inputting of information to the agreed standards to produce accurate reporting
  • To support the sales manager with the annual marketing plan/budget
  • To promote Searcys at the Barbican by attending industry networking events
  • To stay fully updated on market trends and conditions
  • To undertake regular competitor analysis to ensure an advantage
  • To gain a good knowledge of other Searcys venues and maintain good working relationships with colleagues
  • To drive the referral system and refer business as appropriate to Central Sales and London City Selection
  • To work as part of a team and lead by example
  • To plan, organise and attend promotional events, expos, off site meetings, trade shows
  • To represent Searcys and the Barbican in a professional manner at all times in your behaviour, appearence and knowledge
  • To perform any other reasonable duties as requested by your manager

Skills required:

  • Good conversion
  • Excellent product knowledge
  • Strong business acumen
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Target driven
  • Takes the initiatvie and is self motivated
  • Excellent time management
  • Supportive / Team player
  • Proactive in all sales and marketing
  • Strong presentation skills

Please check out the Searcys recruitment webpage http://searcys.co.uk/recruitment/ for further details or get in touch with Julia Searle with any questions julia.searle@barbican.org.uk  

Contact details

Barbican, Silk Street, London, London, EC2Y 8DS, United Kingdom

Email
businessevents@barbican.org.uk
Telephone
+44 (0) 20 7382 7043
Website
www.barbican.org.uk

Please quote London City Selection when contacting a venue directly.

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