Sodexo Operations LLC Unit Marketing Coordinator in SPOKANE, Washington

Unit Description

Sodexo is seeking an hourly Unit Marketing Coordinator for Gonzaga University - a premier, private, faith based university located in Spokane, WA. This position supports all dining venues operated by Sodexo at Gonzaga – with food service operations at this Flagship university consisting of Resident Dining, Retail Dining and Catering/Conference Services. The Unit Marketing Coordinator will bring innovation and hands on support of all marketing efforts on campus- social media, website management, will have customer excellence focus and be student centric.

The Unit Marketing Coordinator will be overseeing the marketing street team of student employees during special events, surveys, mystery shoppers, and voluntary meal plan sales, working with the multiple Food Retail venues, Resident Dining and the Sodexo management team at Gonzaga.

This is an hourly full time position that requires feet on the street, hands on marketing and merchandising in the Student Dining and Food Retail venues on campus, actively engaging in communication with the students, educating on value of VMPs, updating them on Theme Nights and Limited Time Offers, etc.

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 a recent marketing graduate with some field experience who also has the ability to train along with possessing stellar verbal and written communication skills.

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

  • 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? - Use of Social Media? Surveys?

  • 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

  • Experience: do you have aformal degree/ trade school certificate and food marketing experience in a campus environment.

The ideal candidate has some food retail marketing experience - meal plan sales, merchandise designs,and visual merchandise upgrades that are current with market trends . We are looking for candidates who can:

  • Bring Innovation and Creativity to market our various Food Operations, increase sales and branding, generate strong following on social media, etc.

  • 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

  • manage some graphic art work for signage and other communications.

Are you looking for a great step in your new marketing career? Gonzaga is a High Profile Account with great potential for growth! To learn more about Gonzaga's dining - go to: https://zagdining.sodexomyway.com

Position Summary

This position assists in implementing and deploying unit marketing growth and customer satisfaction and retention strategies. Assists with unit marketing plan development, implementation, communication and evaluation. Assist in projects and has an understanding of project management.

Key Duties

Student Engagement: Engaging student body with promotions and programs to increase customer satisfaction and retention

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

Assist in all unit marketing initiatives to drive sales growth

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - High School Diploma, GED or equivalent

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

System ID 75320

Category Marketing

Relocation Type No

Employment Status Full-Time