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Title
National Sales Manager
Description
Shreveport Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau is currently interviewing for a national sales manager to join our team. This position, under the direction of the vice president of sales, will be responsible for promoting the Shreveport Bossier region throughout their assigned markets as a premier meeting and convention destination consistent with annual goals and objectives established in the annual Marketing Plan.

The national sales manager will be responsible for lead generation, qualification and solicitation of accounts based on key primary and secondary market segments through personal sales calls, telemarketing, direct mail, electronic media, and tradeshow involvement. As a part of the team this individual shall also be responsible for sales and business relationship building activities involving local hotels/motels, facilities, city officials, local media, meeting planners, and other related representatives.

The individual must have a high level of motivation, a team spirit, and excellent time management skills and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment.

Essential Job Functions:
• Actively prospects for new business in assigned market segments.
• Primarily responsible for generating opportunities for Shreveport Convention Center, working closely with the TRIAD City Sales Team and other area facilities focusing primarily on city wide and secondarily on single hotel bookings from assigned market segments.
• Creates and maintains client base in the assigned markets, builds relationships and networks with association and corporate meeting clients for Shreveport Bossier and the region.
• Manages an annual room night goal to be achieved from a combination of definite bookings concentrating on city wide business within this the assigned market segments.
• Utilizing current EIC tool, analyzes total group spend and economic impact to effectively yield and manage prospective business.
• Attends tradeshows, sales missions, client events, networking meetings to solicit convention business.
• Coordinates and conducts city site inspections for meeting planners; showcasing facilities, attractions and partners in the city.
• Maintain research on competition regarding marketing, sales strategies, and destination capabilities.
• Provides the very best customer service to both internal and external customers.
• Performs other related duties, special projects and assignments as required.

Experience and Desired Qualifications:
• Four-year bachelor’s degree preferred.
• Minimum four years of destination sales or hotel industry sales experience.
• Strong analytical and organizational skills.
• Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint or other relational sales management database. Knowledge of the Simpleview CRM tool is a bonus.
• Ability to operate computer, fax, Outlook, PDA and general office equipment including tablets, desktop and laptop computers.
• Strong and consistent ability to prioritize activities and to handle multiple responsibilities within a specific timeframe.
• Good communication and public presentation skills, and ability to work with a diverse group of individuals and groups. Must be people-oriented, have high stamina/energy levels, and be very “goal oriented”. Other characteristics important are proven problem analysis and resolution skills with exceptional analytical skills that work with a very diverse group of partners.
• Willing and able to work evenings, weekends and holidays based on client and business demands. This position requires the person to travel. The individual must be able to travel independently to domestic and international destinations.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently required to walk, bend, reach, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, stand for extended periods of time (tradeshows/receptions) and sit for extended periods of time. Must be able to lift and carry 40 pounds, have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record and be required to speak clearly and hear well when communicating over the telephone and in person.

Additional Information:
• This position offers a competitive salary and benefit package, incentive plan and full medical, dental, vision, life & LTD and retirement plan.
Contact Information
Send resume and contact information to David Bradley at dbradley@sbctb.org.
Title
West Feliciana Tourism Commission Part-Time Executive Director
Description
This person (TCED) is responsible for the development and execution of the tourism marketing plan for West Feliciana Parish and the Town of St Francisville to promote a positive public image and stimulate economic development in the area. TCED facilitates the development and updating of the marketing plan with the Tourist Commission. The TCED maintains an active relationship with area hotels, restaurants and businesses and event planners and others who impact the success of tourism in the area. Additionally, the TCED is responsible for managing the Tourism Office / Visitors Center and all administrative work related to running the Tourism Office / Visitors Center.

Knowledge of the tourism industry, West Feliciana Parish, and Marketing preferred.
Contact Information
Please send your resume to : resumeswestfelicianatourism@gmail.com, or West Feliciana Tourism Commission P.O.Box 1548 , St Francisville, LA 70775. Deadline to accept resumes is September 30, 2019.
Title
Sales Manager
Description
This position will act as the primary lead in selling, marketing and promoting sporting events in Shreveport-Bossier City, Caddo and Bossier parishes. This person will maintain a high level of customer service leading up to each event.

• Actively promotes the Cities of Shreveport, Bossier City, Caddo and Bossier parishes as a sporting event destination through personal contact, sales calls, internet, e-mail, direct mail, sales blitzes and attending sports trade shows.
• Respond to RFPs with comprehensive bid documents. Identify, recruit and encourage local people affiliated with events to hold future events in Shreveport-Bossier City and our two parishes.
• Collaborate with local sport organizations to recruit, retain, enhance or develop sporting events, and their related meetings, in Shreveport-Bossier City region.
• Maintain a working relationship with regional hotels, restaurants, attractions and venues.
• Maintain close relationships with above sales personnel for information exchange and site visit scheduling.
• Complete all required reports.
• Maintain SimpleView’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system database of contacts, leads and event history.
• Contract negotiation upon being awarded events.
• Be on call or available to work for larger events that take place.
• Work nights and weekends as position requires.
• Work with Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission and Tourist Bureau Communications staff to develop marketing plans when necessary.
• Travel to industry conferences and workshops when needed.
• Responsible for achieving a satisfactory rating annually as it relates to approved annual objectives and talent development action plan.
• Accountable by achieving annual development goals.
• Performs other incidental and related duties as required and assigned.
• Perform all other duties as assigned Position.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• 2-4 years of proven experience in diverse athletic/sports background
• Proven track record in sales, development, fundraising, and/or proposal writing.
• Excellent project and team management skills
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills with extensive knowledge of grammar
• Demonstrated ability to make good judgments
• Proven understanding of budget and fiscal responsibility
• Capable of working in a team or independently
• Ability to manage multiple projects and objectives simultaneously under deadlines
• Detail oriented with strong analytical and organizational skills
• Strong interpersonal skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, insight into group dynamics, and the ability to develop and foster relationships
• High professional/personal standards and integrity
• A proven “team player” who can demonstrate tact, confidentiality and diplomacy while building credibility
• Must be able to relate favorably to a fast-paced and changing work environment
• Ability to work a flexible schedule as needed
• Ability to make decisions independently with good judgment
• Ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations and documentation
• Continued professional development advancement in sports tourism or sports management fields
• Proficient computer knowledge in Microsoft Office products as well as on-line social medial applications
Work and Physical Requirements:

• Work environment: Normally a typical office environment, with minimal exposure to excessive noise or adverse environmental issues, with occasional outdoor exposure to heat, cold, and environmental elements.
• Physical demands: Manipulate, handle, feel, and control items or equipment. Able to read, write, and interpret written documents. Occasionally lift and move objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
Contact Information
Kelly Wells 318-222-9391
Title
VP of Operations - Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau
Description
Responsible for managing all aspects of The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau operations and administration and reports to President/CEO. Directs and performs office management functions and manages all administrative supervisory personnel, provides human resources functions for the Bureau. Serves as chief operating officer and directs financials affairs for the organization.

Essential Functions/Accountabilities
Oversee all aspects of Human Resources including but not limited to personnel records, medical files, compensation data, performance evaluations, hiring/termination, on boarding of new hires, exit interviews, etc.
Assist with Interviews and hiring of new employees. Conduct pre-employment and employee orientation for new employees.
Maintain an effective Employee Policy, Procedure and Benefits Manual to ensure compliance with all applicable state and federal employment laws.
Work with all levels of management to ensure that SBCTB’s policies and procedures are followed as set forth by the board of directors.
Manage personnel reports related to employee leave, vacation, absenteeism, bereavement, etc. to ensure accuracy for annual audit.
Counsel employees in job-related issues when needed.
Investigates accidents and prepares reports for insurance carrier.
Administer the benefit program for SBCTB relating to medical, dental, vision, long term and short-term disability, life insurance, workers compensation, cafeteria and flex plans, and long-term care.
Provides supervision of the payroll process.

Work with Finance Director to maintain all necessary accounting records for internal operating control. Regulates, supervise and review with Finance Director a timely, full and accurate set of accounting books of the SBCTB reflecting all its activities in a manner commensurate with the relevant legislation for operation of the SBCTB, and subject to internal guidelines set from time to time by the Board of Directors.
Supervises continuous financial audit and control systems to monitor the performance of the SBCTB, its flow of funds, the adherence to the budget, the expenditures, the income, the cost of sales and other budgetary items.
Supervises the maintenance of all financial records. Directs the periodic review of these records to assure completeness.

Present to the Board of Directors financial statements and reports as required by all pertinent laws of the operations of the SBCTB and as deemed necessary and demanded from time to time by the Board of Directors.
Supervise all reporting, accounting and audit requirements.
Supervise and present for the approval of the Board of Directors an annual budget.
Investigate and introduce process improvement measures and presents suggestions to CEO for consideration. Work with the Visitor Center Manager to coordinate and oversee all aspects of the facility to ensure the office is operating in an efficient manner.
To alert the Board of Directors and to warn it regarding any irregularity, lack of compliance, lack of adherence, deficiencies and problems whether actual or potential concerning the financial systems, the financial operations, the financing plans, the accounting, the audits, the budgets and any other matter of a financial nature or which could or does have a financial implication.
Reviews and approves all legal contracts and agreements. Primary staff liaison to legal counsel to ensure compliance with public bid laws, equal employment opportunity laws, other federal and state laws, contracts and cooperative endeavor agreements, personnel issues, board governance, etc. Exercise discretion and independent judgment as it relates to administrative issues with respect to negotiations, purchases, entertainment, advising vendors and/or industry partners of tax exemption, maintaining employee confidentiality, and ensuring that budgetary guidelines are met, as well as other matters of significance.

Cross train with Finance Director to ensure ability to maintain job duties in the absence of one another. Work with staff to encourage appropriate cross training.
Responsible for seeing that accounting materials on computer software or hardware have appropriate security features and work with Finance Director to ensure the software is maintained and updated periodically.
Involvement in professional and/or civic organizations to enhance networking opportunities.
Attend industry-related functions as required.

Other: The areas of responsibility listed above may not be all inclusive. Accept other activities or duties assigned.

Required Education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities:
• College degree or equivalent relevant experience in related field
• Five to seven years of management experience in the personnel, accounting and finance areas
• Strong supervisory and leadership skills mandatory
• Excellent communication, organizational and negotiating skills
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Basic knowledge of employment law
• Knowledge of state public bid law
• Ability to work flexible hours including overnight travel
• Ability to set, manage and meet multiple deadlines
• Proven organizational skills
• Exhibits flexibility and adaptability
• Demonstrates ability to strategically plan
• Working knowledge of the most current technologies and products used in the industry
• Possess valid driver's license and have reliable transportation
• Regularly required to talk or hear, see, sit, stand, walk, use hands/fingers or feel, reach, bend, stoop, climb stairs, and lift up to 25 lbs. (The physical demands described are representative of
those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of the job.)
Contact Information
Taylor A. Becnel
Division Director – Robert Half Finance and Accounting
504.529.2691 phone