Director Central Europe Select Brands – Eschborn Global Design – London


Job Number 19173231
Job Category Global Design
Location Eschborn Global Design| Marriott Hotel Holding GmbH| Eschborn-
Frankfurt| Hessen| Germany
Brand Corporate
Schedule Full-time
Relocation? No
Position Type Management

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The Director Central Europe Select Brands will report to the Vice President
Design & Project Management Premium and Select Brands| delivering design and
project management quality assurance services for assigned Marriott brand
projects on an established schedule| within approved budget| and in compliance
with brand strategy| design| and quality standards for select segment brands.


The Director Central Europe Select Brands will provide design support and is
responsible for multiple projects of appropriate scope and complexity.

· Location requirements: The Director Central Europe Select Brands is to be
located in the Eschborn European Offices.

· Language requirements: High proficiency (speaking| reading and writing) in
English is required.

· Travel Requirements: There is a 60% business travel requirement.



· Deliver Managed and Franchised projects on schedule| within budget and to
the quality standards required by the brand.

· Manage design and quality assurance for renovation and new development
projects from concept to completion gaining the trust and respect of both
internal and external customers.

· Represent Marriott International’s interest with owners and developers to
mutually resolve issues| continually improving business relationships and
driving preference and repeat business.

· Develop and maintain strong relationships with Owners| Development| Brand
and Regional Operational / Continental leaders. Provide constant and
consistent communication| cooperation and collaboration with ownership|
regional teams and properties.

· Provide overall direction to professional design teams as to the design
strategy of new and acquired properties while establishing| evolving|
maintaining brand standards| and operational acceptability and within
reasonable financial constraints.

· Make decisions on a project basis| as an innovative problem solver| taking
risks working with the design team| Owner| Brand and Operations.

· Understand and communicate project and process details in an internal and
external kick-off meeting for every assigned project

· Work with internal team| owner| property managers and consultants to prepare
successful presentations for the Continent Design Review meeting to obtain
continent executive approval.

· Review and comment on design| construction drawings and specifications
submitted by various consultants within the time constraints| ensuring that
the designs are brand compliant and on strategy for all areas of existing and
new development hotel projects.

· Review design and inspect model guestroom to ensure it meets the brand

· Maintain a punch and acceptance turn-over process working with the Marriott
Opening’s Team.

· Assess existing properties for potential conversion to Marriott brands and
prepares Property Improvement Plans.

· Liaise with designers| owners| franchisees and operating hotels on
renovation projects; from assisting with defining scope of works and design
briefs| to detailed reviews of designs and standards ensuring compliance with
Brand strategies/standards| specifications and budget through to project sign

· Assist and participate in value engineering process to assure adherence to
the overall budget for renovation and new development projects.

· Work to enhance the organization’s capabilities through effective staffing
and development of others by providing timely coaching and feedback| making
distinctions in performance| and engaging in progressive disciplinary
processes| when appropriate.

· Provide leadership support to direct reports to help ensure projects are
managed within specific labor and expense budget and that all projects are
delivered with a consistent level of compliance and quality.

· Establish educational and career development plans for direct reports and
provide counsel to ensure continual growth and knowledge of MI brands and

· ~~Help~~ lead and train direct reports to make decisions with sound business
judgment| while weighing the design impact and guest experience against
potential Return on Investment (ROI).

· Promote an environment of open communications through constant
communication| cooperation and collaboration with all stakeholders throughout
the company.

Financial and Accounting Management

· Manage multiple projects| within schedule| budget and brand

· Work with the Finance and Accounting department on the development of
Technical Services Agreements (TSA) and Design Review Agreements (DRA) or
project funding work orders for renovations| pre HDC projects and other
internally funded projects.

Talent Management

· Assist with staff selection| and provide mentorship| coaching and training
to direct reports.

· Provide day-to-day review of direct reports professional performance and
provide input for their improvement and career development.

Client Relations

· Maintain a strong| mutually beneficial| trust-based business relationship
with all parties involved in the construction and renovation of Marriott
Hotels including owners| franchisees and Europe Regional Disciplines.

· Collaborate with business unit leaders to market and sell the assigned brand
to key new and existing owners/franchisees to expand brand recognition and
promote development opportunities.


· Comply with Marriott Hotel Holding GmbH & Marriott International Hotels
Limited Regional Office policies and procedures.

· Perform other related tasks as assigned by management.



· Minimum 12 years’ experience in the disciplines of architecture| interior
design| or construction management.

· Minimum 8 years’ experience on hospitality projects| including select
service| extended-stay and full service brands.

· Excellent business acumen

· Ability to build strong working relationships across departments & teams

· Ability to negotiate and be flexible when appropriate

· Excellent organizational skills & ability to manage multiple priorities &

· Knowledgeable about all aspects of hospitality design and operations

· Be able to take a project from design through the construction process|
start to finish

· Strong communications skills (written and verbal)

· Must be able to lead and mentor direct report associates| and foster an
environment of empowerment

· Experience in managing the development of scopes of work| financial and
scheduling management associated with the construction of multiple lodging
properties and owner relations

· Must have the ability to solve problems that will meet the expectations of
the brands and the guests| while maintaining sound economic judgment for the
Owner| and Marriott International.

· Language: High proficiency (speaking| reading and writing) in English and
ideally one Central European language. Proficiency in additional other
European languages is preferred.

Education and Professional Certification:

· Baccalaureate degree in Architecture| Interior Design| Construction
Management| or related design discipline is preferred or equivalent work
experience within the industry.

· Architecture| Interior Design or Project Management license/accreditation