We’re looking for a full-time and part-time Sales and Project Coordinator with working knowledge of trade shows and exhibit space sales. Preferably bi-lingual (English/German and/or Spanish). The position reports to one of our Sales and Project Managers.
Bachelor’s degree required
Working knowledge of trade shows and exhibit space sales with 1 – 2 years’ experience
Outstanding sales, project coordination and marketing skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
A flexible, positive attitude and the ability to work in a fast-paced small-team environment
Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
Attention to details and deadlines
Creative, motivated and independent self-starter
Excellent team player
Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and contact management software (Salesforce)
German and/or Spanish language capability is a plus.
Occasional travel required
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
Sales and marketing for a portfolio of international trade shows
Assist in developing promotional show material
Daily customer-service of North American clients seeking export opportunities in Europe, Asia and South America
Occasional sales visits to domestic trade shows
Liaison with marketing teams at German headquarters
Telemarketing to database of North American exporters
About Koelnmesse Inc. (USA)
Koelnmesse Inc. is the Chicago-based North American subsidiary of one of the major international exhibition organizers based in Cologne, Germany. We work with thousands of US, Canadian and Mexican manufacturers, suppliers, service providers and media every year who initiate or increase their export activities through our trade shows. With activities in the US, Canada and Mexico for the past 40 years we pride ourselves in providing excellent, personal service to our clients and ensuring a positive and productive trade show experience around the world.
As owner of one of the world’s largest exhibition facilities and with representatives in 86 countries, our parent company, Koelnmesse GmbH, hosts some 80 trade exhibitions in Germany, Asia, the Middle East and South America every year in industries spanning food/nutrition, food technology/processing, furniture/interior design, dental equipment, digital imaging, and house/garden/hardware/leisure.