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Event Sales Manager

Owlwork Recruitment
Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001, South Africa
July 08, 2024


We are seeking an Event Sales Manager to join our expanding Corporate and Wedding department in Cape Town. The ideal candidate will have a successful background and broad experience in the corporate and wedding sector. Responsibilities include sourcing and securing new clients, maintaining current client relationships, managing budgets, and overseeing event operations.

In-office responsibilities:

Investigate, source, and maintain new and existing work.

Plan and budget operations for future events.

Order relevant stock and equipment.

Liaise directly with clients to meet their needs.

Onsite responsibilities:

Collaborate with your team to ensure efficient operations.

Maintain a calm and professional demeanor under pressure.

Experience Required:

Minimum of 5 years’ experience in bar/event operations.

Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the event or hospitality sales sector.

Experience managing small to large budgets.

Valid driving license and reliable transportation.

Excellent command of English (reading, writing, speaking).

Attention to detail.

Proficiency in Microsoft applications and general computer literacy.

Strong leadership skills with the ability to delegate effectively.

Excellent communication skills for coordinating with various departments and stakeholders.

Ability to work and stay calm under pressure.

Willingness to stay and work onsite at or near event locations, including outside regular working hours (adequate accommodation will be provided).

Qualifications Required:

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Sales, or Hospitality fields.

Key Responsibilities:

Source and secure new clients and maintain relationships with current clients.

Manage budgets and plan operations for upcoming events.

Investigate and source new opportunities while maintaining ongoing work.

Order relevant stock and equipment for events.

Directly liaise with clients to understand and fulfill their event needs.

Oversee the efficiency of operations onsite, working with a team of staff.

Ensure smooth and successful event execution, maintaining a calm demeanor under pressure.

What We Offer:

Competitive salary.

Opportunities for professional growth and development.

A dynamic and supportive work environment.

Adequate accommodation for onsite work.

How to Apply:

If you are passionate about event sales and have the necessary experience and qualifications, we would love to hear from you! Please submit your CV and qualifications to with the subject line "Event Sales Manager Application."

If you haven't heard back from us within 2 weeks, please consider your application as unsuccessful. Salary range: R25 000 – R35 000, depending on qualifications and experience.