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Business Development Executive
Fontwell, United Kingdom
£20,000 (Permanent contract)
20 Sep 2017
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Permanent (2 x contracts)
Hours of work: 40 hours per week (5 days out of 7)

Fontwell Park Racecourse is currently recruiting for a very exciting job, seeking two permanent Business Development Executives to work within the existing Sales team. Alongside this we are also looking for a Business Development Executive to join us on a 3 month fixed term contract to start immediately.

Fontwell Park Racecourse is set in spectacular surroundings and steeped in racing history. Located on the South Coast, with a thrilling and exciting atmosphere. Fontwell Park offers 24 exciting jump race meetings throughout the year and remains the only figure of eight jumps course in the UK. Aside from racing, Fontwell Park hosts a huge range of events; from Weddings to Banqueting, Exhibitions to Christmas Parties and Meeting Space for 2 – 400 guests.

The key responsibilities of the Business Development Executives are to maximise revenue for the following key income streams: Hospitality, race sponsorship, hoardings, EVH conference & events, exhibitions and private functions, also cross selling across all commercial lines. The successful candidate will work to proactively identify and source new customers in each of the above categories as well as to renew and retain existing clients by ensuring they receive excellent customer service keeping a dialogue open to ensure they are aware of all future opportunities to buy our products.

The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:
- Educated to at least GCSE or equivalent
- Proven track record in proactive sales
- Experience in a similar role
- Good IT skills particularly Microsoft Office
- Effective networker
- Ability to work under pressure and manage a diverse workload
- Ability to work flexibly including evenings and weekends
- Interest in or knowledge of horse racing is an advantage
- Experience in a leisure or sporting environment is an advantage
- Creative thinker
- Excellent organisational skills
- Excellent written and verbal communicator
- Enthusiastic with a willingness to learn and develop
- Team player
- Ability to work to targets
- Excellent customer service and very customer focused
- Friendly and Approachable nature
- Able to work individually and as part of a Team
- The right to work within the UK

In return we will offer you:
- A competitive salary
- 22 days holiday per year plus Bank Holidays
- Contributory pension scheme
- Childcare voucher scheme
- Free parking
- Personal and professional development opportunities
- A range of racing & leisure benefits including complimentary tickets, offers and discounts at our racecourses and hotels across the Arena Racing Company and Galleon Hotel group.

Please include your current salary in your covering letter
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