Sodexo Operations LLC Senior Manager, Marketing in Region 9, Illinois

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Unit Description

Sodexo is seeking a Senior Marketing Manager to support the Universities business segment region of Illinois and Wisconsin . This is a field marketing position that manages a team of two Area Marketing Coordinators and is responsible for implementing Sodexo programs, pricing and growth initiatives, analyzing data, supporting new sales/retention and presenting to high level executives.

The Senior Marketing Manager works closely with Sodexo University Operations team to develop strategies for growth and increasing sales for the district / units in their area; Plans regional growth initiatives with rollouts and training of national marketing programs to support unit operations and new revenue streams; Assists accounts with marketing initiatives such as surveys, harmonized promotions, national programs, and pricing. While deploying these initiatives they are working to also improve customer satisfaction, and promoting the Sodexo Brand.

There will be a minimum of 65% travel with this position. The ideal candidate will be self-motivating, able to communicate and influence others. Strong technology skills will be helpful in reaching the students we serve. Experience is Restaurant/Foodservice Marketing is a plus.

The ideal candidate has:

  • Proven track record of increasing voluntary meal plan sales and/or sales dollars or sales volume and be able to provide examples of marketing strategies that were implemented.

  • 3-5 years of food retail marketing experience - meal plan sales, pricing and menu board deployment, promotion deployment and execution, and visual merchandise upgrades that are current with market trends.

  • Dynamic communication skills – an ambassador for Sodexo to our clients and our customers.

  • Effective time management skills – able to prioritize, multi-task: managing multiple projects, relationships and account locations.

  • Experience with customer satisfaction enhancements, - ability to analyze account customer satisfaction surveys and help identify action plans in response.

  • Background and success in implementing marketing into social media and websites.

  • Ability to partner with Operational Managers to develop impactful marketing strategies.

  • Additional skills/competencies include: diversity awareness, team building/training, building strategic relations, market research, data and financial analysis for return on investments.

  • Experience and the ability to initiate goals within budgets, execute plans to meet deadlines, and work with teams on processes while monitoring outcomes.

The Senior Manager of Marketing must reside in the region in which they work : IL or WI. Due to the high travel requirements (65%), living near a major airport is essential. Relocation Assistance is available!

Working for Sodexo:

How far will your ambition, talent and dedication take you? Sodexo fosters a culture committed to the growth of individuals through continuous learning, mentoring and other career growth opportunities, along with the performance of organizations. We believe it is important for our work to be meaningful to all who contribute to it, and we remain faithful to our mission, our core values and the ethical principles that have guided us since 1966. We support these values and help them thrive in each employee.

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Position Summary

Responsible for promoting awareness of Division products, services, and capabilities. Develops internal communications strategy for Division, as well as marketing plans and strategies for individual business segments. Rolls out marketing programs and assists with proposals/presentations on an ongoing basis.

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Associate's Degree

Basic Management Experience - 2 years

Basic Functional Experience - 3 years of experience in marketing or related field

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

System ID 56740

Location US - IL - Region 9

US - WI - Region 9

Relocation Yes - According to Grade

Category Marketing

Type Full-Time