Regional Trade Sales Director - North America
Field Based (Orlando or New York based)
A job with Merlin isn’t like a job anywhere else. With attractions around the world, from rollercoasters to wax figures, we don’t trade in suits, handshakes or briefcases. We trade in fun. In smiles, shrieks and spine-tingles. In Memories. In magic. But there are no tricks behind our magic. Instead, there are people like you. Passionate, dedicated people who are committed to making sure our worldwide attractions and guests’ experiences are the best they can be.
Due to continuing growth and development of Merlin’s attractions and brands on a global scale, we are looking for a REGIONAL TRADE SALES DIRECTOR - NORTH AMERICA to join our Trade Sales and Marketing team. This role will be field based, ideally (but not exclusively) located in the State of Florida or the State of New York.
Reporting into the GLOBAL TRADE STRATEGY DIRECTOR, the Regional Trade Sales Director is primarily responsible for delivering sales revenue for all of our North American attractions though B2B partnership accounts. This role will have a pivotal function of driving recovery through International markets as they open up post Covid-19. With a total team of 12 people including 3 directs reports, this role manages remotely and within a matrix structure and is collaborative with 5 key stakeholders across the North American region.
We are looking for an individual with evidential experience of delivering sales growth to a multi $m budget target. Someone with sales and marketing expertise honed over at least 5 years, ideally within the tourism or hospitality sector. An in-depth understanding of USA travel trade distribution channels and networks is essential as is International market development knowledge. A clear ability to communicate concisely and with authority across a stakeholder structure using a variety of medium include Microsoft Teams, is a requirement of the successful candidate, alongside evidential budget management and commercial acumen.
We’re growing fast and alongside a fun and friendly environment, we offer a fabulous package and amazing prospects – ideal if you’re already fantastic and can quickly become even better (our magic can help here). Benefits include Pension, Life Assurance, discretionary company bonus, 25 days’ holiday and, of course, a Merlin Magic Pass which gives you and your friends and family free admission to all of our attractions worldwide, as well as 25% discount in our retail shops and restaurants and 40% discount on LEGO.
Everyone Matters at Merlin.
At Merlin we welcome the world to our magical attractions and resorts every day and we want to reflect that same multicultural mix inside our business too. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse workplace where people can be themselves, have the same opportunities and thrive together. Because at Merlin, everyone matters!
Together, we work to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, no matter their age, race, gender, disability or sexual orientation. Although we understand that we'll always be learning and growing, we aim to be the most inclusive and flexible employer in our industry.
If you have any questions or if you require any assistance, because of a disability or medical condition, please contact us by email at Recruitment@Merlinentertainments.biz and one of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.