Sodexo Operations LLC Unit Marketing Specialist in CHICAGO, Illinois

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Unit Description

Sodexo Universities is seeking an enthusiastic and creative Unit Marketing Specialist for Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) , located in downtown Chicago. IL . This position will support all food/dining venues operated by Sodexo - which includes a large resident dining program, retail and catering at a large volume and premiere account.

The Marketing Specialist is responsible for the planning and implementation of the strategic marketing business plan that aligns the university's strategic plan with dining services. The Marketing Specialist will handle all marketing roll-outs and training of national marketing programs to support unit operations for Resident Dining, Retail Venues and Catering. The Marketing Specialist will ensure our dining team's strategy aligns with students expectations, customer satisfaction, sales growth and overall enhancements to the dining program. The ideal candidate has 2-4 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, room for career growth and advancement, and professional resources and training.

The Unit Marketing Specialist will:

  • Work to increase student engagement in dining services

  • Provide an annual marketing plan to drive sales and tie to a budget

  • Have daily client interaction

  • Be responsible for the growth of all meal plans to drive sales

  • Be responsible for the growth of retail sales

  • Develop the marketing vision in conjunction with the General Manager and primary client on campus

  • Provide marketing leadership that is pro-active and not reactionary based

  • Make recommendations for future program development

  • Communicate and update the entire Sodexo management team and student body through use of technology and marketing tools

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a thriving dining services team at a prestigious university!

Keywords: Marketing, Advertising

Position Summary

Assists with unit marketing efforts including market research and market analysis. Designs, develops, and refreshes visual merchandising. Assists with marketing program development, implementation, communication, and evaluation.

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Associate's Degree

Basic Functional Experience - 2 years of experience in marketing, project management or related field(s)

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

System ID 58033

Location US - IL - CHICAGO

Relocation No

Category Marketing

Type Full-Time