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SALES & Events MANAGER

Sales & Events Manager

STARTS:  ASAP

REPORTS TO: Operations Director

LOCATION: Working From Home [Initially]

SALARY: £24,000-30,000 Per Annum plus bonus

HOURS: Sundays, 7am - 5pm / Monday - Thursday 9am - 6pm

 

OVERVIEW

THE SPREAD empowers others through food and beverage. We do this by supporting the strategic and commercial aims of public and private landowners by providing a data driven approach to establishing, developing and optimising their food and drinks offerings at a wide range of developments including new public realm, shopping centres, parks and iconic venues across London.

We operate via permanent units, concessions, events and pop up markets that provide a platform for independent emerging and established food and beverage brands to flourish by following  a low risk, easy to navigate means of setting up and developing their business.

 

We've been  on the block since 2015 and operated at some iconic locations with a diverse and incredible range of landowners and generated over fifteen million pounds for independent businesses who have traded under the lofty heights of Primrose Hill, nestled between Oxo Tower and National Theatre on the Southbank, in the heart of the East End at London's first weekly vegan market, at the former home of the BBC White City Place, at Barnet's largest green space Victoria Park and  at the  new retail and  leisure development Hawley Wharf Camden.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

We are searching for an exceptional Sales and Events Manager to play an integral role in managing all aspects of the running of one of our markets, including sales, operations, marketing and finance. 

 

ROLE OBJECTIVES

Sales - Exceed on site occupancy targets and ensure that the product mix is in accordance with customer feedback and provides genuine value to the local community. This will involve engaging with customers to find out what products they would value throughout the year and engaging with prospect Trade partners via email, phone call, social media, visiting other markets and holding on site show around meetings in order to continually ensure a target 80% occupancy rate.   

Service - Ensuring that service standards are high by continually providing feedback to the staff of our Trade Partners in order to maximise the sales potential and enjoyment of customers. 

Market Management - Being available to work every Sunday from 7am-5pm to manage the market. This includes setting up and operating in accordance with all Risk Assessments and Method Statements, landowner license agreements and applicable planning permission applications and conditions as well as legislation relating to the supply of alcohol and the operation of food businesses in outdoor commercial environments.  

Marketing - Creation and distribution of digital and offline marketing collateral in order to maximise awareness of the market. You will be able to demonstate previous experience with social media, social media advertising, newsletters, create and develop long lists of local community groups and leverage their reach by distributing promo codes in order to attract and retain customers.  

Operations - The creation of weekly event schedules and to communicate with all new starters to ensure that their health and safety documents is in line with company expectations. Liaising with the landowner from time to time as well as local stakeholders. 

Finance - To create digital product libraries in our centralised payment system and to ensure the timely distribution of hardware. Troubleshoot for any Trade Partners in the event of software or hardware failure. Distribute payouts to our Trade Partners and issue invoices.

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

 

  •  Committed, reliable and willing to go above and beyond - Your contribution will be recognised by the results you achieve, not the hours you work.

  • Incredible confidence and a thick skin.

  • A self starter with enthusiasm, precision and a determination to exceed.

 

 

TO APPLY:

 

Please send a CV and covering letter (300 words max) about you and why you're perfect for the role to careers@thespreadfood.com