Marketing Specialist
Famous Dave's of America, Inc. - Minnetonka, MN

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United States of America

Primary responsibilities include project management and working with the Marketing Directors to identify and catalogue restaurant trends, innovations and opportunities. This position allows for contribution to a variety of marketing and operational initiatives. Qualified candidates should be self-starters, able to work both independently and in teams and willing to take on new projects. They must possess excellent organizational skills, creative problem solving skills and be an excellent time-manager. This individual should be flexible and willing to adapt to an ever-changing, fast -paced environment.

Primary Responsibilities :
  • Primary liaison to Marketing Production Manager for smooth work transfer between Line of Business leaders and Shared Services Team to ensure timely execution of marketing initiatives and programs.
  • Screens product concepts, product / promotional names and supports the development of product training tools.
  • Develops promotional concepts to increase traffic, sales and profits for the Famous Dave’s brand.
  • Utilizes market insight to identify prime opportunities for product development and launch. Supports marketing efforts with the goal of understanding segment influencers including customer demographics, competitive analysis and market data.
  • Keep abreast of new trends and developments, understanding how they impact customer and market needs for certain products.
  • Contributes to overall department planning and strategy development.
  • Manage various projects supporting national marketing efforts
  • Aid in the creative direction to support the media strategy
  • Partners on menu evolution and development
  • Contributes to the maintenance of the website and online ordering site
  • Participates with all media and collateral proofing and editing
  • Contribute to the overall departmental planning and strategy development
  • Work with external vendors and agencies as needed
  • Ensure message strategy is consistent across all media, in-store and internal collateral
Evaluate impact of marketing programs using sales data and analytics

Minimum Requirements
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Marketing or Communications
  • Minimum 3 years of related experience; restaurant/food service preferred
  • Experience working on cross-functional teams
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to work on multiple project simultaneously
  • Analytical aptitude for reporting and program analysis
  • Copywriting and editing skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to learn
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals at all levels of an organization, both internally and externally
  • High level of attention to detail




Carrying-occasional 50+ pounds




Depth Perception- daily

Fine Manipulation- daily





Lifting-occasional-50+ pounds

Pulling- occasional

Pushing –occasional

Reach Above Shoulder-occasionally


Repetitive Foot Movement-occasional

Repetitive Hand Movement-daily


Sitting-daily-May work in excess of 10 hour shifts

Speaking-daily-May work in excess of 10 hour shifts

Standing-daily-May work in excess of 10 hour shifts


Travel –Occasional-10% overnight/weekend travel required

Walking-Daily-May work in excess of 10 hour shifts

* Frequency: hourly / daily / weekly / occasional / infrequently


Inside/Outside- variable: typical for office environrment

Cold/Heat- variable: May be exposed to various conditions during restaurant / vendor visits

Wet/Dry- variable: May be exposed to various conditions during restaurant / vendor visits

Noise/Vibrations- variable: May be exposed to various conditions during restaurant / vendor visits

Hazards- variable: May be exposed to various safety matters during restaurant / vendor visits

Fumes/Dust/Odors- variable: May be exposed to various odors (hickory smoke, grease etc) during restaurant / vendor visits

* Condition: normal / none / extreme / variable

Other Factors


e.g. travel

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