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Event Sales Specialist – Full-Time; Boston

This position reports to the Director of Sales.

For over 75 years, the dedicated team at Winston Flowers has been committed to fostering excellence in everything we do. Today, our family-owned company has a worldwide online presence, two state-of-the-art design studios—60,000 square feet in Boston and 12,000 square feet in New York City—and retail shops throughout the Greater Boston area and in Greenwich, Connecticut. Each and every person on our team works in pursuit of a singular goal: to take care of our clients’ precious moments as if they were our own.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Uphold the service standards of Winston Flowers by providing excellent service during initial inquiry, develop client proposals as needed in support of wedding and event collection sales
  • Manage independent pipeline of new business and close event sales in support of the overall event collection sales budget; effectively manage existing client relationships
  • Develop relationships with key partners to continuously promote the Winston Flowers wedding and event floral collections
  • Collaborate with other sales team members to strategize and implement best practices and standards to provide a consistent and exemplary client experience
  • Participate in design consultations, on-site installations, and other special projects as business needs require

Candidate Attributes:

  • 2+ years of sales and account management experience is required in the event, hospitality, or catering industry, with a focus on weddings, social and corporate events
  • Exemplary written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, with the proven ability to efficiently and professionally meet client needs by utilizing a consultative approach
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve established goals and deliver on high expectations with exceptional follow-through skills
  • Highly organized, with the ability to manage multiple projects with varying priorities simultaneously and resolve issues independently, as well as collaboratively within a fast-paced environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (primarily MS Excel and Word) is required

Other:

  • Full-time position; core schedule will be Tuesday – Saturday with flexibility required to meet business needs
  • Peak business periods will require extended workdays and work weeks

Winston Flowers’ benefits are comprehensive and include competitive compensation, paid time off, medical and dental insurance, company-paid life and long term disability insurance, 401(k), pre-tax health savings account with company match and a generous employee discount.

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