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WHY WORK AT FORUM? 

Forum is an expanding company based out of vibrant offices in Hertford. Working with us you will learn new skills and be a part of a supportive team in a professional, yet fun, environment!

Forum Events is a great place to work! The Forum Family is enthusiastic, motivated, energetic, ambitious and fun. We believe in what we do, and this shows through our successful events.

CURRENT VACANCIES

Job Title: Delegate Sales Executive
Location: Based at Head office in Hertford
Reporting to: Group Delegate Manager, Event Manager
Responsible for: Inviting and qualifying suitable delegates to our Forums and Summits
Contractual Status: Full Time
Salary: OTE £24k+
Role Summary: The role of a Delegate Sales Executive is to invite and secure top level decision makers as event attendees; achieving the quantity and quality required to meet and exceed targets. This role will suit someone with sales experience, but is also an opportunity for the right individual to learn and develop sales skills.

Key responsibilities

  • To meet and exceed specified personal and team sales targets
  • Meet and exceed KPIs across prospects, call rates and related targets
  • Utilising platforms to source new leads; including our CRM system, social media and live events
  • Adhere to qualification process to identify and secure new attendees
  • Attend assigned events and manage delegates throughout
  • Overcome and manage objections
  • Manage administration processes required for events
  • Cross sell to related events across the business
  • Follow up incoming leads from marketing communications
  • Attend industry events where possible and confidently pitch to visitors and new business prospects
  • Work within a portfolio team to ensure all events as part of a group are successful

Skills

  • Professionalism and confidence when using the phone
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
  • A good team member but must be able to work on own initiative
  • Experience with Microsoft Office
  • Social, outgoing and able to thrive in a sales environment
  • Good level of organisation and time management
  • Experience sourcing leads via Linkedin or similar is an advantage

Job Title: Delegate Sales Executive
Location: Based at Head office in Hertford
Reporting to: Delegate Portfolio Manager, Delegate Sales Manager, Head of Sales
Responsible for: Inviting and qualifying suitable delegates to our Forums and Summits
Contractual Status: Part Time
Salary: Competitive Hourly Rate
Role Summary: The role of a Delegate Sales Executive is to invite and secure top level decision makers as event attendees; achieving the quantity and quality required to meet and exceed targets. This role will suit someone with sales experience, but is also an opportunity for the right individual to learn and develop sales skills.

Key responsibilities

  • To meet and exceed specified personal and team sales targets
  • Meet and exceed KPIs across prospects, call rates and related targets
  • Utilising platforms to source new leads; including our CRM system, social media and live events
  • Adhere to qualification process to identify and secure new attendees
  • Attend assigned events and manage delegates throughout
  • Overcome and manage objections
  • Manage administration processes required for events
  • Cross sell to related events across the business
  • Follow up incoming leads from marketing communications
  • Attend industry events where possible and confidently pitch to visitors and new business prospects
  • Work within a portfolio team to ensure all events as part of a group are successful

Skills

  • Professionalism and confidence when using the phone
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
  • A good team member but must be able to work on own initiative
  • Experience with Microsoft Office
  • Social, outgoing and able to thrive in a sales environment
  • Good level of organisation and time management
  • Experience sourcing leads via Linkedin or similar is an advantage

Looking for a career in sales?
Location: Based at Head office in Hertford
Reporting to: TBC
Responsible for: This role will offer the successful candidate a fantastic opportunity to develop a career in event and media sales while working within a lively and driven team
Contractual Status: Full Time
Salary: DoE + generous bonus structure and incentive opportunities
Role Summary: This is a great opportunity for someone with a hunger for a career in sales to join a well established team at Forum Events. From meet the buyer events, conferences and clubs, we are looking for sales professionals from entry level to join our team. The successful applicant will be of an outgoing nature with a can do attitude, willingness to learn and will be comfortable liaising with a range of people at differing levels of seniority.

Key responsibilities

  • To meet and exceed specified personal and team sales targets
  • Meet and exceed KPIs across prospects, call rates and related targets
  • Utilising platforms to source new leads; including our CRM system, social media and live events
  • Attend assigned events
  • Overcome and manage objections
  • Manage administration processes required for events
  • Cross sell to related events across the business
  • Follow up incoming leads from marketing communications
  • Attend industry events where possible and confidently pitch to visitors and new business prospects
  • Work within a portfolio team to ensure all events as part of a group are successful

Skills

  • Professionalism, persistence and confidence when using the phone
  • A good team member but must be able to work on own initiative
  • Motivated with an ability to motivate others
  • Experience with Microsoft Office
  • Social, outgoing and able to thrive in a sales environment
  • Good level of organisation and time management
  • Experience sourcing leads via Linkedin or similar is an advantage

Job Title: Media Sales Executive

Location: Based at the Hertford Office

Reporting to: Publisher

Responsible for: Selling bespoke digital, print and event solutions

Contractual Status: Full-Time

Salary / Commission: £18,000 – £20,000 basic (dependent on experience) plus OTE £10,000 commission

Your role and our company…

Forum Events Media Ltd operates two highly regarded and well established publications; PA Life and Hotel Designs.

PA Life is an award winning and industry leading title, targeted at Personal Assistants and Executive Assistants across the UK. PA Life operates as a print magazine and website as well as owning an exclusive members only club, masterclasses, e-learning courses, networking evenings and targeted events.

Hotel Designs is the leading digital title and events brand for hoteliers, interior designers, architects and suppliers to the industry.

With a fast paced culture and great opportunities for promotion, the media division is bolstering its staff and seeking someone who loves working across multiplatform media sales for a range of London based companies. You’ll need to hit the ground running, creating new and exciting business opportunities for a range of high profile clients who service the industries in which we have a relevance.

What will you be doing?

  • Excellent communication and rapport building skills

  • Calling existing and new contacts with confidence

  • Capable and motivated to work towards targets

  • Ability to develop new/bespoke initiatives and identify opportunities

  • Selling across various platforms simultaneously to include event sponsorship

  • A positive attitude, coupled with the drive and enthusiasm to exceed

  • Self-motivated and passionate about delivering exceptional results

  • Retaining and growing our existing clients to give them the best possible experience

  • Fantastic business acumen and commercial awareness

  • Ability to conduct face-to-face meetings with new and existing clients to pitch ideas and build relationships

  • Attend industry relevant events and our own events to promote and represent our brands

What skills do you need to have?

  • Media sales experience is essential

  • Excellent relationship management

  • Professionalism, persistence and confidence when using the phone

  • Team player but able to work on own initiative

  • Well motivated with the ability to motivate others

  • Positive attitude and outlook

  • Organised and time efficient

  • Excellent written and communication skills

  • Social, outgoing and able to thrive in a sales environment

Job Title: Event Sales Executive
Location: Based at Head office in Hertford
Reporting to: Event Manager / Portfolio Sales Manager / Head of Sales
Responsible for: The overall role will include selling supplier places at Forums and Summits; working collaboratively with a team of sales representatives
Contractual Status: Full Time
Salary: £18,000 – £20,000 (depending on experience) Plus commission OTE £30k+
Role Summary: The overall role of an Event Sales Executive is to sell supplier places, ensuring that the events they are assigned to are successful and reach or exceed sales revenue. This includes obtaining quality suppliers and working collaboratively with a Delegate Sales Executive to ensure that confirmed delegates are of the highest calibre. The Event Sales Executive will encourage and maintain the highest standard of professionalism in the office at all times.

Key responsibilities

  • To contact potential suppliers from our CRM system and sell the event via the telephone or if required, face to face
  • To sell additional sponsorship and identify other commercial opportunities
  • To cross sell on all forums and summits, ensuring that your clients have product knowledge on the Forum brand and all events that they are relevant to attend
  • To attend industry related exhibitions and events and meet with suppliers face to face
  • To ensure all data in the CRM system is up to date and correct
  • Keeping up to date with products and competitors
  • To maintain regular updated event information to your existing suppliers and delegates
  • To manage all event administration
  • To work both events a year and others if required, to act in a professional manner at all time and ensure that you deliver a good quality event to your suppliers and delegates
  • Rebook your suppliers and maintain a good working relationship at all times

Skills

  • Strong leadership skills with a hands on approach
  • Proven track record and a strong background in event/exhibition sales
  • Self-motivation with the ability to motivate others

Job Title: Event Sales Manager
Location: Based at Head office in Hertford
Reporting to: Portfolio Sales Manager / Head of Sales
Responsible for: The overall role will include selling and managing two events a year, working collaboratively with a team of sales representatives.
Contractual Status: Full Time
Salary: £20,000 – £25,000 (depending on experience) Plus commission OTE £40k+
Role Summary: The overall role of an Event Manager is to sell and manage two events a year ensuring that the Forums / Summits assigned are successful and reach / exceed sales revenue and delegate targets by obtaining quality suppliers and delegates. To motivate and manage Delegate Sales Executives assigned to the event to ensure that the confirmed delegates are of the highest calibre. To research and confirm key moderators / speakers and arrange an educational seminar programme and opening presentation. You will encourage and maintain the highest standard of professionalism in the office and at events at all times.

Key responsibilities

  • To contact potential suppliers from our CRM system and sell the event via the telephone or if required, face to face
  • To sell additional sponsorship and identify other commercial opportunities
  • To cross sell on all forums and summits, ensuring that your clients have product knowledge on the Forum brand and all events that they are relevant to attend
  • To attend industry related exhibitions and events and meet with suppliers face to face
  • To ensure all data in the CRM system is up to date and correct
  • Keeping up to date with products and competitors
  • To maintain regular updated event information to your existing suppliers and delegates
  • To manage all event administration
  • To work both events a year and others if required, to act in a professional manner at all time and ensure that you deliver a good quality event to your suppliers and delegates
  • Rebook your suppliers and maintain a good working relationship at all times

Skills

  • Strong leadership skills with a hands on approach
  • Proven track record and a strong background in event/exhibition sales
  • Self-motivation with the ability to motivate others

Job Title: Portfolio Sales Manager
Location: Based at Head office in Hertford
Reporting to: Head of Sales
Responsible for: The overall role will include selling and managing two events a year, working collaboratively with a team of sales representatives.
Contractual Status: Full Time
Salary: £25,000 – £30,000 (depending on experience) Plus commission OTE £47k+
Role Summary: The overall role of a Portfolio Sales Manager is to ensure that all products within your portfolio hit and exceed targets set, leading your team implementing sales strategies to achieve this. Responsible for the business development of your brands and the management of the team working within your portfolio.

Key responsibilities

  • Ensure all events within the portfolio hit and exceed all targets effectively managing your team to achieve this
  • Host weekly meetings with your sales team to set goals of the and review of previous weeks activity
  • To work with marketing team to ensure effective strategy is put in place to support your sales messages
  • Maximising cross sell opportunities within your portfolio and across the company where relevant
  • Managing key accounts within your portfolio or ensure key accounts are managed effectively
  • Develop your portfolio with new ideas, products and business development
  • Working with the Delegate portfolio manage to ensure delegates are exceeding targets and ensure quality and quality of desired delegates are met
  • Managing event sales staff within the portfolio inclusive of training, sales performance & development
  • To ensure CRM system is used and update correctly
  • Motivate portfolio team
  • Identify, attend and network at relevant industry events
  • Providing weekly sales report for the portfolio to head of sales
  • Attend and contribute to Portfolio management meetings
  • Be knowledgeable for all the industries within your portfolio
  • Working with Head of sales to recruit for your portfolio when required
  • Reports to Head of Sales of any concerns
  • Keep up to date with the competition
  • Remain professional and lead by example at all times

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