Posted Date: May 2, 2019

Note: online applications accepted only.


At Chartwells Higher Education, people are at the core of our business. Together we build innovative food service concepts and serve fresh, local and nutritious meals at over 270 college campuses across the country. Twice named the Fastest Growing Brand by Nation’s Restaurant News, at Chartwells we take pride in creating opportunities for associates to grow their careers and achieve their development goals within the company.

Job Summary


The Regional Marketing Director, Strategic Accounts Division leads the marketing function for the Region, supporting growth, innovation, customer and client experiences and stewards the Company brand. 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. 




Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as part of the leadership team who presents our brand and campus experience for new business and client retention opportunities.
  • Create and present vision plans to implement innovation for campus partners applying a customized-approach to each.
  • 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.
  • Act as an insight collection and curation hub, providing a thought-leadership position within our industry and on behalf of our clients.
  • Create and participate in client innovation updates, making strategic recommendations based on collected consumer insights.
  • Drive innovative sales marketing for campus meal-plans and on-going improvement, as reported through senior leadership updates.
  • Constantly improve retail growth by applying strong retail execution principles, pricing, product assortment and promotional activities


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Bachelors degree required, Masters preferred. Culinary, hospitality or hotel management degree is desirable
  • Experience with B2C marketing program development, ideally with a background in B2B marketing as well.  (including, product, promotion, price, placement and positioning)
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of internal functions including purchasing, culinary, merchandising and design and build.
  • A background understanding of operations which enables field-friendly and executable development.
  • Interpersonal skills which support the ability to influence without direct authority, holding standards of new programs high and ensuring field execution.
  • Strong presentation skills and the ability to adjust content across stakeholders from C-suite level to field and line workers.
  • 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.


Full time associates are offered many fantastic benefits such as:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Life Insurance for Associates and Eligible Dependents
  • Short Term Disability (STD) and Long-Term Disability (LTD)
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
  • Discount Marketplace
  • And other voluntary benefits


Apply to Chartwells Higher Education today!

Chartwells Higher Education is a member of Compass Group USA

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Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer.  At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

Req ID: 271767

Chartwells HE 

John Finnegan 


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