Sales Coordinator
Posted 14 July 2021 1:28pm

An exciting opportunity exists for a Sales Coordinator to join Canberra Convention Bureau and be part of a friendly and dynamic team responsible for promoting Canberra as a leading Business Events destination.  

In your role as Sales Coordinator, you will provide strong administrative and organisational support to the Business Development team with the creation and management of national and international bids and expression of interest documents along with the management of short lead event enquiries.  


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Work with Business Development Directors to gain a full understanding of the event and the bid requirements 

  • Conduct research on event history to ensure bidding requirements are correct 

  • Source letters of support from various industry bodies, government agencies and institutions.  

  • Collate member proposals, checking details and content 

  • Create bid documents and Expression of Interests via InDesign 

  • Create and distribute bulletins/leads to enable members to quote  

  • Update and maintain correct account information in the Ungerboeck database 

  • Manage short lead enquiries as the first point of contact for the Bureau and smaller business where proposals are direct to client 

  • Identify and build local candidates for networking nights and local familiarisations  

  • Follow up member response and record wins/losses 

  • Organise and conduct site inspections for confirmed meetings 


The successful applicant will have the following qualifications and experience: 

  • Minimum two years’ experience in an administration role, or supervisory within the hospitality industry 

  • Ability to prioritise and time manage activities and co-ordinate multiple projects to deadlines 

  • High level verbal and written communications skills  

  • Attention to detail 

  • Ability to work well in a small, collaborative team environment 

  • Commitment to excellence, continuous improvement, and professionalism 

  • Digital proficiency in a CRM platform, MS Office Suite and SharePoint.  

  • Experience with InDesign basics would be an advantage 

  • Interest in the business events sector and the role it plays in contributing to tourism outcomes and the knowledge economy 

  • Excellent understanding Canberra tourism and business events businesses 

  • Prior experience working in a membership-based organisation or not-for-profit will be highly regarded 

The applicant must demonstrate knowledge of business events and Canberra's national capital attributes as a business events destination.   

This is a full-time role. Bureau hours are 8:30 am - 5:30 pm Monday to Friday.  


The successful candidate will be required to attend occasional after-hours functions.  

Applications close Friday 30 July 2021. 

To apply or discuss requirements and details for the position, contact Kimberley Wood, via email or on 0478 023 700. 

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