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Field Marketing Specialist 1

Job category: Marketing

Job ID: 76757


Posted: 23-Jan-2019

Are you a recent Marketing Grad and looking for your next step in your Marketing Career?  


Sodexo is seeking an enthusiastic and creative Field Marketing Specialist 1 for San Francisco State university, a high visibility urban university in San Francisco, CA.  Sodexo's Dining operation serves 3500 students daily, has 3 locations and potential to grow retail businesses in other locations on campus This position supports all dining venues operated by Sodexo at SFSU consisting of Resident Dining, Retail Dining and Catering Services. The Field Marketing Specialist will drive sales and market our dining program to our customer base, will bring innovation and lead marketing efforts on campus- social media, website management, Sustainability and Customer Engagement programs.   Highly charged and cosmopolitan, student bodies and faculty and clients alike are aware and sensitive to new and upcoming food and dining trends and are looking to Sodexo for innovation and information.


The Field Marketing Specialist is responsible for the planning and implementation of the strategic marketing plan that aligns with the University’s strategic plan with dining services, and will handle all marketing rollouts and training of national marketing programs to support unit operations.  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. 

This is a field marketing position that requires feet on the street, hands on marketing and merchandising in the Student Dining and Food Retail venues on campus and the athletic center - actively engaging in communication with the students, educating on value of VMPs, updating them on Theme Nights and Limited Time Offers, etc


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.  


The Field Marketing Specialist will:


  • Work to increase student engagement in dining services;
  • Provide an annual marketing plan to drive sales and tie to a budget;
  • Be instrumental in the growth of all meal plans to drive 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;


What’s in it for you? Working for Sodexo as the Field 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.


This is a fantastic opportunity to join a thriving dining services team at SFSU!  Sound like the job for you?   APPLY TODAY!

Basic Education Requirement - High School Diploma, GED or equivalent


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