Sales & Events Coordinator

Job Title: Sales & Events Coordinator
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Edinburgh
Salary: Up to £23,000
Start Date: 2019-06-27 00:00:00
Reference: SDX/TP/RF3124/DH
Contact Name: Davina Healey
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 27, 2019 13:50

Job Description

We are looking for a motivated and passionate Sales & Event Coordinator to join us on a 12 month fixed term contract to cover maternity leave at the Royal Botanic Gardens, this role involves working with clients, identifying customers needs and tailoring the correct solutions, ensuring the event runs smoothly and exceeds all expectations. This is a varied role, based at a fantastic venue within a highly successful team!

Our heritage is built on catering and hospitality experience and fuelled by our passion for exceptional food and service. For over 40 years we have been providing bespoke catering and hospitality services for sports stadia, racecourses, visitor, attractions, historic venues, major events and premium airline lounges. Recognised across the globe for hospitality, we help create exceptional moments at extraordinary events such as Royal Ascot, Tour de France, The Open Championship and RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

For more information on the company see Careers in Sports and Leisure

Package description

12 month contract

Up to £23,000 

Main responsibilities

The role involves managing all enquiries coming into the venue relating to weddings and events, you will be required to liaise with customers over the phone, email and face to face, ensuring you fully understand all their requirements and offering them the best package available. The role involves developing existing accounts, to take repeat bookings and strengthen relationships with the venue. Working to targets you will ensure you are optimising all opportunities to promote the venue in a proactive and professional manner.  In addition the role includes some administration, preparing contracts, updating the CRM system and managing debt through the accounts process.

Ideal candidate
  • A proven track record in a sales or events role
  • A strong knowledge of the local market
  • A good researcher, negotiator, and client focussed approach
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver measureable sales targets
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills in order to prioritise various job demands
  • Flexible to work occasional Saturdays
About the company

Our mission is improve the quality of life of Sodexo employees and all those we serve, and contribute to the economic, social and environmental development of the communities, regions and countries in which we operate. We work to improve the well-being of people across the globe through our unique range of expert services and the talent of our teams. As one of the world’s largest employers and a
company of “people at the service of other people,” we are committed to being an employer of choice – providing jobs for our people, as well as training and opportunities for internal promotion to help our employees move up the career ladder.