9 hours

Unit Marketing Specialist

Washington, DC
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Careers Center | Unit Marketing Specialist
  • Unit Marketing Specialist

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  • Unit Description

    Sodexo is seeking an experienced Unit Marketing Specialist for Howard University - prestigious Historically Black College located in Washington, DC. This position supports all dining venues operated by Sodexo at Howard University. The position requires strong social media marketing skills and the ability engage and connect with students, faculty and clients. The position involves regular interaction with and support of the managers in dining services, retail and catering in sales building and marketing efforts.


    The Unit Marketing Specialist is responsible for the planning and implementation of all marketing rollouts and training of national marketing programs to support unit operations.  The Unit Marketing Specialist will be working with Food Retail venues.  The ideal candidate has 3 - 5 years of food retail marketing experience - meal plan sales, merchandise designs, program development and execution, and visual merchandise upgrades that are current with market trends. 


    What’s in it for you? Working for Sodexo as the Unit Marketing Specialist will provide you with 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 marketing graduate with field experience who also has the ability to train 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.


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

    • Training: Can you successfully train hourly dining staff employees in the area of customer service?
    • 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 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:

    • Train hourly staff in the area of customer service
    • Identify internal/external customer needs and expectations
    • Ensure that Sodexo and customer goals are aligned and met
    • 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, social media.
    • 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.

    Sound like the career step you have been waiting for?    TODAY and Join the Sodexo Team at Howard University! 


    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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