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Job Opportunity: CANDICE&ALISON Luxury Events – Account Manager

POSITION: Account Manager
START DATE: Immediate

Due to continuing strong business growth, CANDICE&ALISON INC. is looking for a proactive, professional and experienced Account Manager with event management experience to join our team and become part of our success story.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be responsible for sourcing new customers and developing long term relationships with them
  • Have a proven track record of sales and account management in the Events, Conference and/or Exhibitions market
  • Have the ability to sell to senior level prospects and customers
  • Be based in Toronto and have a network of senior business contacts in the area
  • Possess sound business acumen and the ability to understand the needs of potential and current customers in relation to their business culture and structure, needs and goals. Also be well-versed and knowledgeable in applicable event references when presenting ideas and inspirations to customers.
  • Be self-starting and able to initiate and progress prospects on own initiative
  • Be computer literate in standard MS office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint) with proficiency in AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign as a bonus
  • Be very organized, detail-oriented with an acute eye for aesthetics and quality in order to maintain the CANDICE&ALISON brand and standard of execution

Your role will be to:

  • Develop and source new business
  • Identify opportunities as they arise
  • Keep clear records of all communications, meetings and sales in order to report to management
  • Telephone prospecting calls to source sales leads
  • Sales calls to potential and incumbent clients to grow or keep relationships
  • Develop & manage individual sales pipeline
  • Assist in onsite client management and event coordination inclusive of creating schedules, supplier lists, floor plans and design as per company process and procedures
  • Attend social and business events for the purpose of generating new sales leads
  • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of each clients’ business, culture, strategy and direction
  • Grow margin where possible to ensure company and team targets are met/ exceeded
  • Prepare well researched and accurate proposal documents and client contracts and present them to prospective clients
  • Ensure all relevant delegate, client and supplier correspondence is documented and followed-up on within stated deadlines
  • Travel as required including meetings, site visits and on site event management within Toronto and outside of Toronto or Canada (if applicable)
  • Attend regular supplier meetings / functions

Please submit resume with cover letter to alison@candiceandalison.com by Feb 1st 2011.

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About Gail McInnes (296 Articles)
Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, Gail McInnes has made an indelible mark on the Canadian fashion and entertainment scenes; managing and guiding the careers of some of the country's most notable talents, including Lucian Matis, Hilary MacMillan, Stephen Amell (CW's Arrow), Natalie Brown (The Strain), Brad Goreski (E! Fashion Police), and more. Visit gailmcinnes.com for more information or email gailmcinnes@gmail.com.

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