SENIOR REGIONAL MARKETING DIRECTOR (West Division-Remote from TX, AZ, CO or CA) - Dallas, TX
At over 300 college & universities around the country, Chartwells Higher Education is re-inventing the on-campus dining experience. We are challenging the norm and setting new standards by investing in high-tech, food-infused social spaces that bring people together to promote meaningful relationships and interactions. We are food-forward difference makers, bound together by a desire to feed hungry minds and prepare students for success.
We are seeking hungry, humble and smart associates who are looking to join and grow with a diverse organization. We invite you to start your career journey with us and look forward to hearing from you.
The Senior Regional Marketing Director - West Division, Higher Education leads the marketing function for a geographic area, supporting growth, innovation, customer and client experiences and stewards the Chartwells' brand. This role will cover a territory in the Western part of the United States. You will work across a portfolio of campus locations, supporting their operations team, this role spans a wide variety activities and has a dynamic, fast pace with significant self-direction and local innovation. This position will craft, coach and inspire unit and district level marketing managers to achieve goals related to meal plan sales, retail innovation, guest communication and social media approaches and impact. This critical regional leadership role will also play a strong part in new sales activities and client presentations, utilizing insights and industry knowledge to create a vision for future campus innovation.
**This leadership role is remote in our Western Division. It can be based out of Dallas, TX, Denver CO, Phoenix AZ or San Francisco, CA. 80% travel is required.
+ Develop, manage, execute and measure divisional marketing strategy with the goal of driving revenue (meal plan, catering and retail), increase guest satisfaction and elevate brand value.
+ Lead marketing and innovation plan development, as a centralized planning resource, with execution expected by on-site managers.
+ Create and present vision plans to implement innovation for campus partners applying a customized approach to each.
+ Constantly improve retail growth by applying strong retail execution principles, pricing, product assortment and promotional activities.
+ Lead social media as the content advisor and standards keeper across campus locations in the regional geography that highlights key brand messaging and campus success stories on behalf of our clients.
+ Create and participate in client innovation updates, making strategic recommendations based on collected consumer insights.
+ Ensure field execution of marketing is up to standards and achieving client and organizational outcomes.
+ Bachelor degree required, Masters preferred. Marketing, Communications, Culinary, Hospitality or Hotel Management degree is desirable.
+ Ability to work with a wide variety of internal functions including purchasing, culinary, merchandising and design and build.
+ Detail oriented with strong writing skills to create and steward brand materials and voice.
+ Base understanding of the financial components of contract foodservice and origins of revenue, margin, costs and risks.
+ A proclivity for self-direction, having reached a career level that enables independent working.
+ Personal characteristics of business maturity and candor, business acumen, creativity and persistence in driving evolution.
+ Intellectual and career curiosity, and a compassionate nature that enables collective success will also be key to the success in this role.
+ Must be able to travel, up to 80%, commonly 4 days per week visiting client locations
+ Includes both air travel and regional driving, frequently overnight
+ Occasional weekend work during special events or openings
+ Position will be located in regional office within the territory when not traveling
+ Ability to occasionally lift up to 40 lbs.
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Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity. *Los Angeles applicants: Compass Group will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box ordinance)
Associates at Chartwells Higher Ed are offered many fantastic benefits.
+ Life Insurance/ AD
+ Disability Insurance
+ Retirement Plan
+ Paid Time Off
+ Holiday Time Off (varies by site/state)
+ Associate Shopping Program
+ Health and Wellness Programs
+ Discount Marketplace
+ Identity Theft Protection
+ Pet Insurance
+ Commuter Benefits
+ Employee Assistance Program
+ Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
Req ID: 1139623