Sodexo Operations LLC Unit Marketing Specialist in ORANGEBURG, South Carolina

Unit Description

Sodexo is seeking a Unit Marketing Specialist for Claflin University and South Carolina State University , both located in Orangeburg, SC .

The Marketing Unit Specilaist will coordinate marketing efforts for Claflin University Dining Services and Facilities Management and South Carolina State University Dining Services.

Candidate will work directly with unit managers on all internal and external communications and strategic alignment with client organization's internal marketing goals.

This marketing manager will need to have public relations experience, be well spoken, possess excellent writing skills, creativity, ability to assist with growing top line sales, social media skills, web site development skills, be innovative in regard to out of box thinking, ability to communicate and build relationships with trade publications, newspaper, television, client marketing department, create articles for publication.

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.

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

  • 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?

  • 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 have:

  • 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

  • Food retail marketing experience - meal plan sales, merchandise designs, program development 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 and account locations,

  • Experience w/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 General 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.

  • Individual will work with on-site teams to ensure company marketing programs and standards are fully implemented throughout, to include station layout, execution and signage (both print and digital).

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.

System ID 73927

Category Marketing

Relocation Type Yes - According to Grade

Employment Status Full-Time