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Senior New Business Executive

Be part of our journey...

Full time
Competitive Salary

Halo Conferences & Events is the catering business within the Southampton Football Club Group. Halo is an aspiring catering company in its own right, challenging the paradigm of large scale catering to provide exceptional quality to their customers.

Acquired by the Football Club in 2010; together they operate a culture which promotes respect, unity, accountability, creativity and aspiration - this is the Southampton Way.

We want people who can lead the way and become an example to others. At Halo Conferences & Events you¹ll be given the platform to work in a vibrant, intelligent and challenging work environment with the potential to develop and become the best at what you do.

We don’t stand still, we are constantly moving forward. Be part of it…

What is the role?
As a Senior New Business Executive you will be responsible for actively identifying and engaging with new business clients. You will work with the New Business Events Manager on a long term and short term strategy to ensure the expectations of the client are exceeded. In this role, you will also look to manage, maintain and develop new client accounts by building long term relationships.

As a senior member of the team, you will work to manage and increase the brand awareness of Halo Conferences & Events and be the key driver of proactive incoming enquiries, whilst working reactively when required. You will represent the brand when required at internal and external exhibitions, seminars and networking events and ensure your knowledge of the market and related products is up to date to remain competitive.

What are we looking for?
We are looking or a candidate who has experience in a sales based role; this role is target driven and you will be set targets within the Halo marketing strategy to increase new business opportunities. You will have a good understanding of the events industry within Hampshire & surrounding area, with events experience essential. You will have excellent customer service skills and have the ability to work in a fast paced and demanding environment.

Essential Experience:
• Good understanding of the food and beverage service business.
• Experience in a sales focused role.

Desired Experience:
• 5* hospitality background would be advantageous.

Essential Qualifications incl. certifications:
• GCSE’s grade A - C in English and Maths or equivalent.

Desired Qualifications incl. certifications:
• Educated to degree level or equivalent experience.

Essential Skills:
• Excellent customer service and organisation skills.
• Be able to manage own time effectively.
• Exceptional communication & sales skills.
• Ability to work in a fast paced and demanding environment.
• Ability to build, develop and maintain good client relationships.
• Very good IT skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
• Attention to detail and the ability to use own initiative alongside a team is essential.
• Creative in thinking and approach.
• Ability to self-motivate and consistently have a can-do attitude.
• Awareness of catering trends.
• Must be driven, enthusiastic and be of strong character.
• Must be able to manage a high workload whilst maintaining professionalism.

What do you get in return?

If you are successful you can look forward to a healthy benefits package;
• A competitive salary depending on experience.
• Two Season Tickets.
• 24 days’ holiday per year, increasing to 25 days after one full football season.
• Life Assurance Cover of 2x salary.
• Contributory Pension Scheme.
• Incentivised Private Medical Insurance Scheme.
• Child Care Vouchers.
• Free onsite parking.
• Discounted Southampton Football Club merchandise.

The closing date for applications is 29 October 2017.

Southampton Football Club recognises that the safety and protection of those children and young people in day to day contact with the Club is paramount. The Company is committed to creating a safe culture for all.

Southampton Football Club is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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