Red Velvet Events, Inc.

Sales Development Manager


Austin, TX


Full Time

Being in sales at Red Velvet Events is more than just growing sales and achieving revenue targets.  You are also responsible for setting expectations for how clients and event partners work with RVE.  You will get to experience so much in a brief amount of time in various areas – not just sales and business development but also marketing, accounting, IT, creative, etc.  If you love the adrenaline of working in a fast-paced, agile and high-rewards work environment, then this is the place to be.  Please read on for the key job responsibilities and requirements.



  • Drive new business development through outbound selling techniques, including relationship development, direct sales calls, networking, trade shows, etc.
  • Meet or exceed established revenue and volume goals on a quarterly and annual basis
  • Maintain active knowledge of market supply and demand, changing trends and competitor activities
  • Attend networking meetings, including but not limited to MPI, ILEA, NACE, HSMAI, ADMEI, SITE, and Austin DMC Roundtable (membership & meeting fees will be covered by RVE)
  • Oversee and assist with custom proposal development
  • Attend planning meetings with clients
  • Assist with venue selection and program design, including development of program theme, critical path, timeline and working budget
  • Provide comprehensive and effective handoff to Professional Services team to position each client program for success
  • Position is based in Austin, Texas; however, occasional client sales calls and events will require travel outside of Texas and outside Greater Austin. Valid passport encouraged.
  • Will work from RVE offices Monday through Friday unless meeting with clients
  • Available to work evenings and weekends



  • Must have 5 years of experience in selling professional or other services, preferably within the events, hospitality and/or agency/experiential marketing industry; experience in the Destination Management Company (DMC) marketplace considered a strong plus
  • Strong preference for candidates with established network of corporate decision-maker contacts
  • Must have proven track record for meeting or exceeding revenue and volume targets
  • Motivated by high potential in bonus compensation for exceeding revenue generation and volume goals
  • Must be highly skilled in negotiation, conflict management, account management, forecasting, and relationship management
  • Adept in customer-focused service selling techniques, asking probing questions to identify core needs and provide custom solutions for each client
  • Works well in a sales-driven culture
  • Able to cope with and adapt to rapid change, and to navigate effectively through ambiguity
  • Technical Skills: must have extensive experience in MS Office Suite (especially Excel and PowerPoint), Google Drive, DropBox, and Salesforce; must be savvy in the use of social media to identify trends and understand the competitive landscape; knowledge of Harvest and Adobe Illustrator considered a plus
  • Able to communicate effectively and in an authentic manner in all channels (e-mail, phone and in-person)
  • Highly organized
  • Ability to make decisions based on critical thinking, problem solving, process knowledge, research, surveys, and trend analysis
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and in a fast-paced, high-intensity environment
  • Interested in working in a start-up type environment


If you made it this far & are still interested, please submit your application and tell us what makes you ROCK as a Sales Development Manager! No phone calls please. We will respond to candidates who have qualified for the first round of interviews. 


DISCLAIMER: This job description is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by associates within this classification. It is not designed to confirm or be interpreted as a comprehensive summary of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of associates assigned to this job.


Red Velvet Events is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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