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Sales Director

Posting Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Worlds of Fun is looking for an experienced, creative sales leader who is ready to accept the challenge of moving our park into a new era of growth and development. As the Midwest’s leader in the attractions segment we are transforming our experiences through the addition of best-in-class facilities and events that have taken us from a seasonal amusement park to a near year round entertainment center. Our events and activities portfolio is second to none and provides the most comprehensive range in the industry. If this sounds like the type of career that interests you, please read on.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Organizes, hires, develops and leads the sales team. Spends time in the field with each salesperson for skills evaluation; provides training and feedback as necessary. Manages performance issues, addresses disciplinary situations, and provides significant input into promotion, demotion, and termination decisions.
  • With the Marketing Director, creates the annual Group Sales plan and goals for each segment and each sales team member; oversees the execution of the plan with regular reporting mechanisms. Provides and ensures accuracy of tracking reports on a weekly basis to park's Director of Marketing and park’s General Manager as well as to the Cedar Fair Corporate VP of Sales.
  • Holds the overall responsibility for the Group Sales revenue target.
  • Supports all corporate initiatives for sales development and other global sales programs.
  • Adheres to and enforces all Cedar Fair and specific Park policies and procedures, including safety, attendance and EEO policies, and demonstrates commitment to customer service in all aspects of employment.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field with 3-5 years of related experience in the theme park, hospitality, entertainment or travel industry or equivalent combination of education and experiences.
  • Valid state driver’s license.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and manage expense and revenue budgets.
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience with multiple sales channel business models.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Windows, Word, Excel, Microsoft Outlook and knowledge of CRM systems.
  • Strong verbal and written communication and organizational skills. Including comfort in public presentations.
  • Strong sense of professional integrity.
  • Ability to pass a mandatory or random drug test, per Company policy, unless prohibited by federal, state or provincial law.
  • Ability to pass a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, credit, criminal, DMV, previous employment, education and personal references, per Company policy, unless prohibited by federal, state, or provincial law.
  • Ability to work nights, weekends and holiday periods to meet business needs.

Last date for consideration: July 12, 2017

Interested applicants should send their resume along with salary history to robert.herschede@worldsoffun.com. Resumes may also be mailed to the Worlds of Fun Human Resources Office, 4545 Worlds of Fun Ave, Kansas City, MO 64161.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Mechanic

Posting Date: Friday, May 19, 2017
Closing Date: When Filled

Job Summary:
To mechanically maintain park rides and equipment.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Thoroughly inspects all mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic components of the parks’ rides through visual, tactile and auditory observations to ensure safe and proper operation. Communicates concerns to supervisor and/or, using own judgment, makes necessary repairs. Logs and documents all safety checks and repairs.
  • From blueprints, drawings, or verbal instructions, performs general mechanical work using a variety of hand and power tools and standard measuring instruments. Makes standard shop computations relating to dimension of work. Selects material necessary for the work.

Qualifications include but are not limited to:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Three years industrial mechanical experience is required for a natural transition into the position. In addition, millwright, small engine, hydraulic, pneumatic and/or welding experience is helpful.
  • The interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate not only with senior management but also with seasonal employees in resolving problems. Communicates with individuals both inside and outside the company.
  • The ability to climb to and work at a height of 310 feet for the observation of, maintenance of and possible evacuation of park rides.

Physical demands include but are not limited to:

  • Year-round outdoor work in extreme weather conditions.
  • Walking and standing on concrete and asphalt for extended periods of time.
  • Exposure to gasoline and other petroleum products, fiberglass dust, welding materials, oxygen, acetylene, propane, cleaning solvents, and paint fumes.

Should the company request an interview with an applicant, a detailed job description including more comprehensive essential job functions and qualifications will be made available at that time.

For consideration, qualified applicants should email a current resume to Human Resources at wofhr@worldsoffun.com

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, genetic information, national origin, disability or any other protected characteristic.

Sales Representative - Youth Sales

Posting Date: Monday, March 6, 2017

Job Summary: 

Reporting to the Worlds of Fun Sales Director, our Youth Sales Representative is responsible for developing, managing, and increasing sales within the park’s youth business segment. This position is expected to meet or exceed specific attendance and revenue goals as prescribed by the Corporate Sales Incentive Plan by customarily and regularly soliciting sales at the customers’ and potential customers’ places of business, at trade and association shows, and through prescribed and acceptable sales processes used by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company. Remaining work time is devoted to furthering individual sales efforts through exceptional customer service and follow-through.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develops, manages, and sells to new and existing accounts within the youth business segment through in-person sales and service calls as well as through telephone and web outreach for remotely based clients and prospects.
  • Manages territory/segment by customarily and regularly soliciting sales at customers’ or potential customers’ places of business and prescribed and acceptable sales processes used by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company.
  • Performs other work that furthers individual outside sales efforts. For example, prospecting for new account opportunities through networking with member associations events and contacts; collaboration with the Corporate Director of Youth Sales, and Cedar Fair sales counterparts; follow-up communication via telephone and written materials; planning and preparing for outside sales calls; preparing and analyzing sales reports; preparing proposals and other individual marketing and sales materials; providing tours of event and park facilities; and, ensuring full account support to all clients with regard to marketing and on site coordination of events and activities.
  • Recommends new or different programs to meet the needs of each client including new catering options, ticket programs, or other revenue streams to meet the wishes of the client. Works with the Corporate Director of Youth Sales to develop programs for Worlds of Fun that are in alignment with corporate youth business direction.

Qualifications include but are not limited to:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent and the knowledge that is normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelor degree in sales, marketing or a related field.
  • One or more years of related experience in the theme park, hospitality, or travel industry is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an independent environment with minimum supervision and deliver against set goals.
  • Strong time and project management skills and experience.
  • Advanced written and oral communication skills; experience creating and delivering public presentations; superior spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
  • Proficient in basic business software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and comfortable with learning new software and CRM applications.

Qualified applicants should send their resume, a letter of application and their salary history to Human Resources at wofhr@worldsoffun.com with "Youth Sales" in the Subject line.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, genetic information, national origin, disability or any other protected characteristic.