Account Executive - Meetings and Events

Job Locations US-MN-Bloomington
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Passionate people. Loyal clients. Leading solutions.

With a rich culture of creative collaboration and professional growth, IDeaS’ team members build successful careers with us.

IDeaS is proud to be a global powerhouse of innovation and excellence; challenge and reward. No matter where we’re working, our teams come together to create leading revenue management solutions that accelerate our clients’ growth through revenue optimization.

Now we just need you!


The Emerging Innovation Sales Executive is responsible for the overall management and execution of growth strategy of Meeting & Events solutions for our client base. Responsibilities include both securing new business and growing existing addressable client base. This role is critical in scope and responsibility and is key to achieving company growth.


What you’ll be doing...

  • Plans, develops, and executes the acquisition strategy through solution offerings which meet prospect and client needs as identified.
  • Plans and develops value solution for the assigned market.
  • Effectively manages sales relationships through a full life cycle, including pre-opportunity account nurture, opportunity strategy, qualification of business needs, solution design, commercial & contractual negotiation, and opportunity closure.
  • Effectively manages long term client relationships to ensure client retention is maintained while business relationships between organizations continue to grow.  
  • Conducts regular external client business reviews to ensure overall health of account relationship is maintained.
  • Work cohesively with marketing to develop and implement strategic marketing campaigns which will help grow volume of business, stimulate demand of new products, and instill value of overall business relationship.
  • Works cohesively with IDeaS product management on strategic sales of meeting and events products in support of overall product roadmaps.
  • Meets and exceeds new sales and client retention targets as defined by Vice President, Global Account Management.
  • Work with Solution Engineering & Client Success teams throughout the sales process to ensure successful solution design aligned product capabilities and roadmap.
  • Work cohesively with Finance to ensure all business is executed according to current policies and guidelines. As needed, work with finance and legal to achieve desired profitability margins.
  • Tracks and analyzes competitive threats and sales activity to ensure market leadership positioning.
  • Tracks and analyzes market needs to ensure sales alignment with opportunity.
  • Identify industry, partner and client trade shows/events and assist/attend as required to support brand strengthening & client and prospect relationship expansion.
  • Actively engages and supports a progressive and dynamic corporate culture within IDeaS.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What you’ll bring to us…

  • BS or BA in Business, Hospitality Management, or Information Management or equivalent experience. as a business development/sales professional specifically within consultative / technical sales.
  • 5+ years of progressive experience as a sales professional, specially within Meeting & Events Sales.
  • Past success in positioning and selling Meeting and Events Solutions in a complex corporate environment.
  • Demonstrated success and overachievement (quota attainment, volume, market share growth, competitive rank, awards, etc.).
  • Excellent consultative and listening skills with a strong ability to communicate across a range of diverse cultures and corporate levels, including Executive Management (C-Level) teams.
  • Ability to manage long complex sales cycles through a project management approach to the sale.
  • Ability to work and learn independently; demonstrated ability to interact productively with all levels of staff.
  • Superior analytical skills balanced by an ability to navigate the larger strategic picture.
  • Excellent organizational skills coupled with the ability to manage multiple, sometimes conflicting priorities, and IDeaS internal teams to develop and deliver solutions to prospect requirements.
  • Strong business acumen, combined with the ability to translate complex business problems into workable solutions. This includes knowledge about how businesses work, business trends and the implications to their business, strong competitive knowledge, and how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace.
  • Demonstrated project leadership skills.
  • Ability to manage change and use creative alternatives to solve problems. 
  • Ability to understand hospitality industry and hotel infrastructure, the technology within hotels, and interfaces with IDeaS
  • Strong English communication skills; Ability to communicate complex issues in writing and verbally to users, business and technical persona.
  • Ability to travel up to 50%



  • Knowledge of Hotel business operations to include the Revenue Management, Sales & Marketing disciplines.
  • Passion for travel and hospitality business.

We Support Who You Are….

As a global company, we strive to create an inclusive environment where diverse perspectives spark innovation and meet the challenges of an evolving world.  Whether you’re launching a new career or expanding your current one, IDeaS is a company where you can balance great work with all other aspects of your life. 

At IDeaS, we also aspire to live our values each day by being Accountable, Curious, Passionate and Authentic. And we continue our quest to build a more inclusive environment that attracts, represents and provides a place for diverse ideas, unique perspectives, and authentic voices. 

Additional Information:
To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.

SAS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex,  sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Read more: Know Your Rights. Also view the Pay Transparency notice. 

Equivalent combination of education, training, and relevant experience may be considered in place of the education requirement stated above.

The level of this position will be determined based on the applicant's education, skills and experience.

Resumes may be considered in the order they are received.

IDeaS/SAS employees performing certain job functions may require access to technology or software subject to export or import regulations. To comply with these regulations, IDeaS/SAS may obtain nationality or citizenship information from applicants for employment. IDeaS/SAS collects this information solely for trade law compliance purposes and does not use it to discriminate unfairly in the hiring process.



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