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
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
Proven experience in sourcing and developing sales leads
Attention to detail
Competent database skills
Ability to develop and analyse sales performance reports and make recommendations for change
Ability to speak Mandarin advantageous
To complete your application, please submit your cover letter and resume via the link.
Applications Close: 10 February 2020