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Unit Marketing Specialist

River Forest, IL
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    Unit Marketing Specialist opportunity for two premiere university accounts located in Illinois!


    Are you creative in Marketing for Foodservice Operations? 


    Sodexo is seeking a Unit Marketing SPECIALIST to time upholding marketing standards for 2 accounts - Concordia University located in River Forest, IL and Rockford University located in Rockford, IL.


    This Unit Marketing Specialist will provide marketing support to promote our dining services, including voluntary meal plan and retail operation sales along with communicating our messages the promotion of health, wellness and sustainability. The Unit Marketing Specialist will work closely with Sodexo Operations Management team to develop marketing strategies, implementing Sodexo programs, roll out of new programs and systems, analyzing market data and creating innovative new strategies to capture new sales. The UMS will be responsible for marketing initiatives such as: surveys, merchandising, national programs, pricing.  The Marketing Specialist will also do presentations at New Student Orientation to our students, parents, faculty and staff. 


    What’s in it for you? Working for Sodexo as the Unit Marketing Specialist you will have the opportunity to contribute your skills to a company that supports hundreds of college campuses and thousands upon thousands of college students across the country, offers clear career paths and room for growth and advancement, professional resources and training.


    This is a great opportunity for a recent marketing graduate with some field experience who along with possessing stellar verbal and written communication skills. The ideal candidate has a formal degree/ trade school certificate and food marketing experience in a campus environment. This is a full time position that requires “feet on the street”, hands on marketing and merchandising in the Student Dining and Food Retail venues on campus. 


    Is this opportunity right for you? If your answer to the following questions is "yes" then please consider ing:

    • Background: Do you have food retail marketing experience -  meal plan sales, merchandise designs, program development and execution, and visual merchandise upgrades that are current with market trends. 
    • Sales/Marketing: Can you help to increase the sales volume of our VMPs (Voluntary Meal Plans) through marketing efforts? Do you have the ability to successfully execute Sodexo marketing programs and plans as well as the "chops" to create campus-specific "in-house" marketing programs?
    • Student Engagement: Can you engage with and integrate into the student body in order to obtain honest and constructive feedback and suggestions?
    • Partnerships: Can you partner with our family of vendors and the community in order to help create special offering/event opportunities for Sodexo?
    • Social Media: Are you a social media "guru" who can increase Sodexo's social media footprint via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn?

    We are looking for candidates who can:


    • Identify internal/external customer needs and expectations
    • Educate and develop rapport with internal/external customers with a special emphasis on building a partnership with our client and our client's marketing team
    • Maintain marketing information on intranet, company, and/or client websites
    • Create monthly marketing calendars and host events to engage student and employee participation
    • Coordinate all unit marketing initiatives to drive sales growth and track results 

    Looking for an exciting opportunity for hands-on in the field marketing in Food Service industry? Then look no further - today and join the Sodexo Campus Marketing Team!


    Position Summary

    This position leads coordinated efforts in implementing and deploying unit marketing growth and customer satisfaction and retention strategies. Leads unit marketing plan development, implementation, communication and evaluation with analysis, training and engagement. Leads projects and is a resource for a strategic area. Can work as a project manager and/or liaison for marketing strategies, concepts and projects.
    Key Duties
    -Student Engagement: Engaging student body with promotions and programs to increase customer satisfaction and retention
    -Partnerships: Partner with University for special events
    -Web/Social Media: Increase Website and Social Media presence through Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc.
    -Must have high energy, flexible, team oriented but work independently, and be a multi-tasker. Attention to detail, great communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills.
    -Interacts with internal team members, media and public relations
    -Ensures customers and Sodexo/SodexoMAGIC goals are aligned
    -Coordinate all unit marketing initiatives to drive sales growth and track results

    Qualifications & Requirements

    Basic Education Requirement - High School Diploma, GED or equivalent

    Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.




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