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Director, Corporate Meetings and Incentives

About Us

The Melbourne Convention Bureau is a subsidiary of Visit Victoria who takes the lead in marketing, bidding and securing business events for Melbourne and Victoria.

Our key activity is to identify, bid for and secure national and international conventions, corporate meetings, and incentive travel programs to generate economic and social benefit for all Victorians. MCB is headquartered in Melbourne with offices in Washington, London, Shanghai and Kuala Lumpur.

For further details on Melbourne Convention Bureau or Visit Victoria, please visit our websites: melbournecb.com.au or corporate.visitvictoria.com.au.

Our values: We win as one; We are brave; We are authentic; Promises made, Promises kept; We are results driven

About the role:

An exciting opportunity presents itself at the MCB within the busy Sales team for a Director – Corporate Meetings and Incentives (CMI).

Key accountabilities include:

  • Develop, implement and manage the CMI sales strategy to drive new short-term business to the state and opportunities for MCB partners
  • Determine future investment and focus levels for CMI (staff and budget) / ROI analysis
  • Manage and development of hero events from the Asia Pacific region
  • Drive conversion for MCB partners from CMI business
  • Build and refine CMI marketing tools to drive PR/media/communications initiatives to increase the profile of Melbourne’s offering as an incentive destination in the Asia Pacific
  • Assist with Partner acquisition strategies/product development/upskilling
  • Manage MCB’s relationship with Tourism Australia, Business Events Australia (Sydney office and in-market), Australian Inbound Tour Operators (ITO’s) where appropriate
  • Deliver targeted events and familiarisations to drive CMI business
  • Manage a VIP program during the AIME tradeshow to maximise promotion of CMI and host key buyers
  • Manage the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between MCB and the Australia China Business Council (ACBC) and identify collaboration opportunities
  • Develop and implement MCB’s International Association Asia Pacific strategy
  • Conduct fortnightly WIP with MCB’s North and South East Asia offices
  • Manage MCB’s Service Agreement through which North and South East Asia staff are employed

About you:

  • Minimum 5 years' experience in a Sales Account Manager role preferably within the corporate and association market
  • Experience of working within the Asia Pacific in a sales role
  • Extensive knowledge and experience within the convention and business events industry preferred
  • Accomplished skills in sales and negotiation with senior members of industry, corporations, associations and government
  • Client relationship management
  • Strategic business planning experience
  • Project management – ability to plan, prioritise and manage projects and achieve successful outcomes
  • Ability to express superior communication both written and verbal
  • Presentation skills
  • Proven experience in sourcing and developing sales leads
  • Attention to detail
  • Competent database skills
  • Team management
  • Ability to develop and analyse sales performance reports and make recommendations for change
  • Ability to speak Mandarin advantageous

 

Next steps

To complete your application, please submit your cover letter and resume via the link.