Industry Relations & Product Development Director: Visit Bucks County – A Conference & Visitors Bureau

Posted December 22nd, 2016 at 10:17 am.

• Collaborates with lodging properties and the tourism industry to create overnight packages and spearhead implementation.
• Packages may be evergreen, seasonal or focused on an event.
• Cultivates new and existing relationships with restaurants, attractions, lodging, retail and various other venues and
organizations in the hospitality industry.
• Develops strategy to engage the Bucks County tourism and hospitality industry through educational programming,
networking events, etc.
• Plans annual calendar of VBC-hosted events executed by Industry Relations team and supported by all VBC staff.
• Researches new opportunities to bring visitor-generating businesses to Bucks County.
• Negotiates and oversees planners and suppliers for consumer-facing and industry-related events.
• Develops sponsorship opportunities for the local business community to support the tourism and hospitality industry,
including the subsidizing of annual VBC-hosted events, educational seminars and networking opportunities.
• Oversees Industry Relations team and manages department budget.
• Performs other tasks as required.

Requirements:
The successful candidate for this position possesses the following skills and abilities:
• Minimum 6-10 years of experience in planning and executing events.
• Extensive involvement with creating sponsorship packages and fundraising for nonprofits, entertainment and cultural
venues, large scale events, etc.
• Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in marketing/communications, hospitality, management, sales or
related field.
• Experience working for an economic/community development or nonprofit agency and partnering with or being employed
by the tourism and hospitality industry a plus.
• Familiar with the Bucks County tourism product.
• Ability to manage a team, prioritize and handle simultaneous projects with multiple vendors.
• Ability to meet deadlines.
• A sense of humor.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to paulb@visitbuckscounty.com.
Use the subject line: Industry Relations & Product Development Director.
NO PHONE CALLS.

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