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National Sales Director, Pacific NW & No. Cal.

The San Diego Tourism Authority is a private, non-profit, mutual benefit corporation composed of approximately 900 member organizations, businesses, local governments, and individuals seeking a better community through the visitor industry. San Diego Tourism Authority (SDTA) members include tourism-related entities in such categories as lodging, dining, arts & attractions, shopping, and transportation, among others, as well as other companies indirectly involved in the visitor industry.  

As a sales and marketing organization, the main objective of SDTA is to promote and market San Diego County as a vacation destination and meetings and convention site. SDTA also represents and supports the interests of the visitor industry as a whole.  

General Responsibilities of the National Sales Director:  

  • Promote and sell San Diego for non-citywide conventions and meetings to the Pacific Northwest and Northern California corporate and association market.  
  • Generate leads, solicitations and sales on behalf of approximately 130 convention and conference hotels in San Diego.  
  • Achieve and/or exceed established personal sales goals through active sales efforts in prospecting for new customers while working with hotel sales teams to secure meetings business for San Diego.  
  • Participate in site familiarization programs, attend industry related functions, participate in sales trips, conduct in-market client events and attend trade association meetings.  
  • Maintain a high profile and professional image at all times when representing the San Diego Tourism Authority.  

Requirements:  

  • Must have a BS/BA and five years sales experience preferably in hospitality, convention or service sales. Or, have equivalent combination of education and experience.  
  • National hotel sales experience or convention bureau sales experience is preferred.  
  • Must be able to travel and have exceptional sales skills.  
  • Contacts in the Pacific Northwest and Northern California market are preferred.  

SDTA offers competitive salary, incentive and comprehensive benefits.  

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory background checks and a clean driving record.  

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