Event Sales Manager

Event Sales Manager APPLY NOW

Full time

Why Work Here?

Shady Rays is an independent lifestyle eyewear brand and one of the fastest-growing sunglasses brands in the U.S. All shades are made with high-quality, polarized lenses in a variety of sunglass frame styles.

We recognize the importance of cultivating an exceptional workplace and our leaders are committed to creating a place of employment that is both meaningful and fulfilling. We have been recognized this year as an honoree by Best Places to Work in Greater Louisville!

Join our dynamic and growing team and help us make a positive impact while disrupting the sunglasses industry! Be an integral part of a fast-growing, social-conscious company with a positive culture!

Job Title: Event Sales Manager

Shady Rays is seeking an experienced and entrepreneurial Event Sales Manager to oversee and enhance our presence at various high-profile events. This role is ideal for a dynamic individual who excels in creating engaging event activations, driving sales performance, and managing the overall execution and staffing of each event.

Our company is committed to providing an engaging and rewarding work environment. In this role, you will have the opportunity to lead exciting event activations, work in dynamic environments, and contribute significantly to the growth of our retail sector. We value our employees and offer a competitive salary package, comprehensive benefits, and opportunities for professional growth.

If you are a motivated, sales-driven professional with a passion for events and a knack for strategic planning, we would love to hear from you. Join us in driving the success of our exciting event activations and be a part of a team that values innovation and hard work.

Job Responsibilities:

· Oversee and manage all aspects of event activations, ensuring each event runs smoothly and meets our high standards.

· Proactively coordinate travel and event staffing.

· Lead and motivate teams to achieve event sales targets.

· Manage all on-site event operations, including setup and breakdown.

· Drive increased revenue and profitability through strategic planning and execution of events.

· Regularly make recommendations for new event opportunities and innovative ways to enhance event success.

· Ensure all event activities comply with relevant legal, health, and safety regulations.


· Proven strong sales background with an entrepreneurial mindset.

· Excellent leadership skills with experience in managing teams.

· Strong organizational and project management abilities.

· Willingness to travel up to 75% during peak event season.

· Must possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record and be able to drive a truck pulling a trailer.

· Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

· Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

· Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Business, or related field is preferred, but not required.

Location: Must be local to Louisville, KY, or surrounding metro cities of Cincinnati, Indianapolis, or Nashville.

Salary: $55,000 per year + significant bonus opportunity.


  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • And more

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit their resume and a cover letter detailing their relevant experience and why they are the perfect fit for this role.


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