Smarter Shows | Portfolio Director – B2b Exhibitions

Portfolio Director - B2B Exhibitions

Portfolio Director, Smarter Shows
Permanent contract, full-time
Location: Brighton

Smarter Shows (now part of the Tarsus Group) is a small but powerful force within the global B2B exhibitions industry.  We are looking for a solutions-focused creative thinker who has the vision, personality, and persuasiveness to drive success for a market-leading and growing portfolio of B2B exhibitions globally. 

Are you an experienced Event Sales or Business Development leader looking to take on the next exciting high-profile challenge – cementing yourself at the head of a highly focused and successful team? A true team-player who always puts the event / product first?

Reporting directly to the Managing Director, this is a fantastic opportunity to shape the direction of your portfolio, to build a high-performing team and to play an intrinsic role in the success of the business. 

The successful candidate will have been running successful sales teams for at least 5 years with proven experience in:

  • setting effective commercial event and digital strategies
  • successfully managing and delivering large-scale market-leading events within a fast-paced event company 
  • effectively managing event P & Ls to achieve target gross profit
  • sales management with proven success at coaching and motivating a team to achieve and exceed ambitious revenue growth targets

If you have:

  • The ability to develop and grow strong relationships at C-level 
  • An aptitude for quickly understand new industries and markets and for applying thorough analysis and critical thinking to understand how to best serve them commercially and profitably
  • A high level of comfort with the digital world
  • Astute commercial and business acumen in understanding the impact of decisions on the portfolio and the wider business

Then we would love to hear from you! 

We offer a flexible and fun working environment in which ambitious and committed individuals can thrive. Please apply in the first instance with a covering letter and CV to: emma.stokes@smartershows.com                  

Application Deadline: Thursday 24th October