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Title: Account Executive, Tourism

Department: Sales

Reports to: Manager, Group Sales

FLSA: Salaried + Commissions, Non-exempt

Position Summary:

Calling all Sunshine State lovers! Are you ready to help Orlando City vs Orlando Pride turn the world purple? Check out our Account Executive focused in Tourism! The Account Executive, Tourism is responsible for generating new business through the sale of Orlando City & Orlando Pride group/single ticket inventory to international & domestic visitors coming to Central Florida. In the position you will need to build relationships within the Orlando tourism market including working with local tour operators, hotels & guest service booths. The ideal candidate will have a passion for travel & sales, the sports industry, a solid foundation of sales training and the ability to initiate cold calls, face-to-face appointments and find creative and innovative programs to drive attendance and revenue for the organization.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prospect, establish, research and close group ticket sales leads through cold-calling, prospecting, appointments, and networking.

  • Build relationships with local travel agents, hotels & guest service booths to drive group/individual ticket sales to visitors of Central Florida.

  • Represent Orlando City & Orlando Pride at trade shows.

  • Research & meet with local event planners bringing conferences, tournaments & other events to Central Florida.

  • Meet or exceed weekly/monthly sales and prospecting goals.

  • Work to grow existing group and theme night events, and develop, plan and execute new events.

  • Maintain high level of customer service to existing and new clients of Orlando City SC & Orlando Pride.

  • Participate in various sales team and community events as assigned.

  • Represent organization at various tourism networking events.

  • Active role in the Orlando City & Orlando Pride match day experience.

  • Maintain accurate records in support of sales efforts as defined by the organization.

  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

It’s never just a job at Orlando City SC. It’s a way of life. We live and breathe soccer and entertainment. We believe each role is as unique as the person who does it. To join our team, you will also possess these qualifications:

  • Minimum 1-2 years of sales experience in professional sports, collegiate sports or hotel/resort sales is preferred.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required.

  • Bilingual skills a plus.

  • Computer skills: experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook) & Salesforce is preferred.

  • Strong organizational skills, time management skills and attention to detail required.

  • Able to work flexible hours including nights, weekends and holidays.

  • Ability to work well on a team and independently.

  • Excellent ability to establish rapport with others and ability to build strong interpersonal relationships.

  • Exhibit good judgment and decision-making skills.

  • Knowledge of Salesforce CRM and Archtics is preferred.

  • Experience in the Florida marketplace preferred but not necessary.

  • Ability to work flexible hours including nights, weekends, and holidays.

About Orlando City and Orlando Pride:

With two major professional teams, Orlando City and Orlando Pride, the Orlando City Soccer Club (OCSC) has established itself as one of the preeminent Clubs in professional soccer.

Orlando City joined Major League Soccer (MLS) as the league's 21st franchise in November 2013, becoming the first MLS team in the Southeast. The Lions began league play in March 2015. In 2019, Orlando City re-launched Orlando City B (OCB) to bridge the gap between its successful youth development academy and the First Team.

The Orlando Pride, OCSC’s National Women’s Soccer League franchise, began play in 2016 – bringing professional women’s soccer to Orlando for the first time.

Orlando City and Orlando Pride play at Exploria Stadium, a 25,500-seat soccer-specific stadium built in 2017 and located in the heart of Downtown Orlando.

With a footprint across the central Florida region and a roster comprised of international and home-grown talent, Orlando City and Orlando Pride boasts global relevance through its assemblage of world-class athletes.

For more information, visit orlandocitysc.com or orlando-pride.com.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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