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Field Marketing Specialist 1
Sodexo USA | Smithfield, Rhode Island
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Sodexo Campus Services is seeking a Field Marketing Specialist 1 to oversee the food service marketing program at Bryant University located in North Smithfield, RI

Bryant University is a private New England university location on 435 acres in Smithfield, RI, just 12 miles from Providence and 50 miles from Boston. Bryant has a tradition of innovation and a global vision for success and Bryant University Dining Services is seeking to complement the current team with someone that shares that same sense of innovation and vision for success.

In this role, the Marketing Specialist interacts with internal team members, media and public relations personnel through social media, client stakeholders and customers in the formulation of promotional plans of action. This person will have a high level of customer contact and must be comfortable assuming a leadership position during promotional events and presenting/speaking to students, parents, faculty and staff. This position requires strong presentation skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and will be supporting resident dining operations when needed.

The ideal Field Marketing Specialist will be experienced in marketing, creative, highly proficient with Publisher, Adobe and Photoshop, a strategic thinker, flexible, a team player, able to work well in a campus setting and interact with students to create a positive overall experience with dining services. Must have high energy, the ability to relate to our students, and possess great communication skills, attention to detail, and excellent interpersonal skills. Experience with all types of social media marketing, website, and app development is a plus. Experience with food service operations is also a plus.

As part of this exciting and rewarding opportunity you will be responsible for creating, implementing and measuring the success of:

* A strategic marketing and communications program that enhances the image, position within the marketplace and general public for University Dining.
* All the University Dining marketing and communications activities, including social media.
* Manage the appearance of all the University Dining's print, social media, website and other communication channels.
* Support catering dept by engaging with the community to increase catering sales.
* Coordinate and oversee this activity to monitor student and dining trends. Develop, implement strategies for optimization.
* Lead special events and theme meals for student engagement and satisfaction.
* Driving year-over-year growth.

Careers in Universities:

Working for Sodexo in Universities allows you to support students on their path to adulthood and academic success. Located on college and university campuses across the country, Sodexo creates clean, safe living and learning environments that inspire and drive success. Student success depends upon so many conditions - when they are well fed, safe, comfortable and learning in a clean, well maintained environment they are more likely to succeed.

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At Sodexo, we offer Food Service Management positions in a variety of business segments, including Corporate, Schools, Universities, Government and Agencies, Healthcare, Senior Living and Sports and Leisure locations across the United States. Continue your search for Food Service Management jobs.

Position Summary

* Drives growth through planning, development and execution of growth initiatives, including: Non-Mandatory Sales/Pricing/Retail & Catering/New Sales & Retention/eCommerce & Mutualized Promotions
* Develops and implements plans intended to increase customer insight/satisfaction through Surveys/Focus Groups/Engagement Promotions and relevant technology
* Develops and implements internal/external communication through Websites/Social Media/Innovation Sharing/Best Practices
* Forges collaborative relationships to create transformative customer experiences
* Establishes program awareness through a physical presence at site

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - High School Diploma, GED or equivalent

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