Exhibition Sales Manager; Trade Shows


Company & Role Overview:


Ocean Media Group is a dynamic and progressive organisation, creating services that help our customers succeed and in turn drive our growth. We hold the number one live events and digital brands in all the markets we serve and are on an ambitious and exciting growth trajectory. Our innovative approach, delivered expertly through our market-leading brands, creates highly engaged and loyal audiences.

Reporting into the Group Show Manager for the Venues + Events Live shows, we are seeking a highly motivated Exhibition Sales Manager with a passion for selling to new prospects and managing key client accounts. The role will be working on the existing V+E Live portfolio, as well as focusing on an exciting new launch event.


The Right Candidate:

The candidate will have a very strong exhibition sales pedigree with at least three years’ experience in B2C or B2B sales, and a track record of sales performance, particularly face to face, including: objection handling, negotiation, relationship building, problem solving.

They will be a natural leader with strong motivational skills and a desire to exceed targets. Previous experience in running a small team would also be beneficial. This is the perfect opportunity for a candidate to develop their career working on our market-leading consumer shows at a time of financial investment.


Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Exceeding monthly and show sales targets - ensuring maximum possible delivery against sales targets through telephone, email and face to face sales
  • Developing a strong pipeline of business
  • Management of a Sales Executive
  • Working closely with the marketing team to maximise sales opportunities and promotion
  • Attend competitive events and industry trade shows for new business development
  • Exceeding the sales standards around behaviours and productivity
  • Build relationships and contacts with new accounts to create new revenue opportunities
  • Full responsibility of floor plan management
  • Be able to develop and deliver accurate sales updates via weekly sales meetings



Skills & Competencies:

  • A love for selling and a real skill for new business
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent telephone and face to face manner
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to build strong relationships
  • Excellent sales, planning and organisational skills
  • High level of business acumen/credibility face to face
  • A keen eye for detail
  • The ability to work both independently and as a team player


Financial Management and Reporting:

  • Maintaining accurate records of sales process activity in Elan and reporting as required
  • Assessing, monitoring and improving sales through the use of KPIs
  • Providing weekly sales reports and pipelines
  • Creating and managing sales budgets and providing accurate forecasts

Attitude and Behaviours:

  • Well presented & highly articulate
  • Resourceful and tenacious
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Energetic, enthusiastic, confident, and self-motivated
  • Hard working and honest with a ‘can do attitude’

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