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  • We have an opening for a Marketing Manager position.
  • McLean, VA: Note: online applications accepted only.


If you have a positive attitude and a love for learning, you may be interested in joining our team.


Restaurant Associates is recognized as the nation’s premier hospitality company, operating over 170 prestigious locations. Restaurant Associates, based in New York City, provides premium food services to museums, performing arts centers, aquariums, corporate dining, educational facilities and off-premise catering events in New York City, Boston, Hartford, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Philadelphia . Restaurant Associates is a subsidiary of Compass Group North America, the world’s leading foodservice organization.


At RA food is inspiration

Our unmatched culture of hospitality excellence enables us to provide memorable experiences for premier clients.  We empower many to be their best though delicious food that happens to be "better -for-you" and the planet.



Job Summary

Job Summary:

Working as a Marketing Manager you will work with the Chef and General Manager, developing our monthly promotional calendar.  This includes working with restaurants and PR companies to coordinate guest chefs, vendors to sample products, and learning and utilizing Restaurant Associates culinary and marketing programs we have in place.  You will be responsible for coordinating all corporate promotional signage and prepare daily signage for the Café including menus, pricing, and daily unit promotions. You will be required to be on the floor supporting marketing promotions that take place. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Increases participation and drives top line sales in café, catering & coffee bar operations
  • Leads process to develop a robust promotional calendar for cafe & coffee bar
  • Ensures promotional calendar package contains all appropriate information and is shared with clients in a timely manner
  • Uses approved design programs to produce marketing collateral
  • Leads a monthly Marketing Meeting to gain client feedback on new initiatives
  • Ensures effective tracking of new initiatives
  • Develops a “Visiting Chefs” program with local restaurants to be featured at Chef’s Table
  • Develops relationships with local vendors to feature products at café and coffee bar
  • Works directly with client group on green initiatives (GRA) & the marketing of these initiatives
  • Reviews and upgrades Wellness program with firm guidelines and expectations in mind
  • Supports the introduction of the sustainable dining program
  • Conducts monthly pre-meal focusing on importance of marketing & communication at the unit
  • Coordinates daily signage and development of marketing material
  • Coordinates the development of the Business/Marketing plan for the year
  • Reviews need for surveys & focus groups with client – Quarterly Review
  • Reviews need for RA Website as presented to client group
  • Manages comment card/feedback process for effective communication with participants
  • Executes an effective catering showcase
  • Engages with VP of Marketing & showcase units to bring best practices to the unit

Preferred Qualifications

  • ​​​​​​Bachelor’s Degree in business, communications, marketing or related field
  • Three to five years minimum direct food service experience
  • International or global culinary exposure needed
  • Food Publishing knowledge desired
  • Design and merchandise knowledge beneficial
  • Highly Effective and proven presentation, written and oral communication skills
  • Possess Quality Customer Services orientation and demonstrated ability to work with various people that influences and builds commitment
  • Business acumen with a sense an ability on how marketing strategies that grows the business
  • Is a self-starter; Maximizes own potential with a results orientation
  • Attention to detail, including spelling, proofreading, and editing
  • Demonstrated skill in handling multiple tasks and highly organized
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office including Excel and PowerPoint
  • Flexible schedule

Full time associates at Restaurant Associates are offered many fantastic benefits such as:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 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


About Compass Group: Achieving leadership in the foodservice industry

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.

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).



Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

Job Segment: Chef, Culinary, Food Service, Hospitality

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