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  • Posted on: 14 January, 2016 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Marriott International is a leading global lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,100 properties in 79 countries and reported revenues of nearly $14 billion in fiscal year 2014. Its heritage can be traced to a root beer stand opened in Washington, D.C., in 1927 by J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott.

    Resident Manager

     

    Job description

    You were always one of those curious kids who opened every cabinet, peeked behind every door, and never ceased to ask "why" when given an explanation. Today, you bring your personal style to every experience. You live life to discover. You are passionate about your neighborhood, always looking to explore the places one wouldn’t find in a travel guide. If this sounds like you, you’re in the right place. You’ve got authentic style, natural curiosity and a warm way with people. Renaissance is not just a place to spend the night, it's a place to discover, a place in the world with style like yours. That’s why we’re not just looking for anyone. We’re looking for someone like you.

    JOB SUMMARY
    Functions as the strategic business leader of rooms operations and acts as General Manager in his/her absence. Areas of responsibility include Front Office, BusinessCenter, Retail/Gift Shops, Recreation/Fitness Center, Housekeeping and Security/Loss Prevention. Position oversees the development and implementation of departmental strategies and ensures implementation of the brand service strategy and brand initiatives. The position ensures the rooms operations meet the brand's target customer needs, ensures employee satisfaction, focuses on growing revenues and maximizes the financial performance of the department. Develops and implements property-wide strategies that deliver products and services to meet or exceed the needs and expectations of the brand's target customer and employees and provides a return on investment.

    CANDIDATE PROFILE

    Education and Experience

    • 2-year degree from an accredited university in Business Administration, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major; 4 years experience in the guest services, front desk, housekeeping, sales and marketing, management operations, or related professional area.

    OR

    • 4-year bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major; 2 years experience in the guest services, front desk, housekeeping, sales and marketing, management operations, or related professional area.

    CORE WORK ACTIVITIES

    Managing Property Operation

    • Working with Rooms management team to develop an operational strategy that is aligned with the brand's business strategy and leads its execution.
    • Reviewing comment cards, guest satisfaction results and other data to identify areas of improvement.
    • Evaluating if Operations Team is meeting service needs and provides feedback to operations team.
    • Participating in public space walk-throughs with Engineering and Housekeeping to ensure guest rooms, public space and back of the house areas are well maintained and preventative maintenance processes are in place.
    • Touring building on a regular basis speaking with employees and guests to understand business needs and assess operational opportunities.
    • Reviewing findings from comment cards and guest satisfaction results with leadership team and ensures appropriate corrective action is taken.
    • Working with team to put sustainable work processes and systems in place that support the execution of the strategy.
    • Reviewing reports and financial statements to determine Rooms operations performance against budget.
    • Communicating a clear and consistent message regarding departmental goals to produce desired results.

    Leading Operations Teams

    • Ensuring employees are treated fairly and equitably.
    • Celebrating successes and publicly recognizes the contributions of team members.
    • Fostering employee commitment to providing excellent service, participating in daily stand-up meetings and models desired service behaviors in all interactions with guests and employees.
    • Making and executes the necessary decisions to keep property moving forward toward achievement of goals.

    Managing Relationships with Property Stakeholders

    • Attending owners meetings and provides meaning or context to the rooms operational and financial results.
    • Establishing relationship with owner as a business partnership and supports the relationship between the General Manager and the owner.

    Managing Profitability

    • Coaching and supports operations team to effectively manage occupancy & rate, wages and controllable expenses.
    • Working with direct reports to determine areas of concern and establish ways to improve the departments' financial performance.
    • Leading cost containment efforts within Rooms operations including organizational restructuring when necessary.
    • Focusing on maintaining profit margins without compromising guest or employee satisfaction.
    • Identifying key drivers of business success and keeping Rooms leadership focused on the critical few to achieve results.

    Managing the Guest Experience

    • Creating an atmosphere in all Rooms and Food and Beverage areas that meets or exceeds guest expectations.
    • Championing the brand's service vision for product and service delivery and ensures alignment amongst the Rooms leadership teams.
    • Ensuring core elements of the service strategy are in place to produce the desired results.
    • Establishing and maintaining open, collaborative relationships with direct reports and entire Rooms operations team. Ensures direct reports do the same for their team.
    • Interfacing with customers on a regular basis to obtain feedback on quality of product, service levels and overall satisfaction.

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    Director - Finance

     

    Job description

    You were always one of those curious kids who opened every cabinet, peeked behind every door, and never ceased to ask "why" when given an explanation. Today, you bring your personal style to every experience. You live life to discover. You are passionate about your neighborhood, always looking to explore the places one wouldn’t find in a travel guide. If this sounds like you, you’re in the right place. You’ve got authentic style, natural curiosity and a warm way with people. Renaissance is not just a place to spend the night, it's a place to discover, a place in the world with style like yours. That’s why we’re not just looking for anyone. We’re looking for someone like you.

    JOB SUMMARY
    Functions as the property’s strategic financial business leader. The position champions, develops and implements property-wide strategies that deliver products and services to meet or exceed the needs and expectations of the brand’s target customer and property employees. The position provides the financial expertise to enable the successful implementation of the brand service strategy and brand initiatives while maximizing the return on investment. In addition, creates and executes a business plan that is aligned with the property and brand’s business strategy and focuses on the execution of financial activities and the delivery of desirable financial results.

    CANDIDATE PROFILE

    Education and Experience

    • 4-year bachelor's degree in Finance and Accounting or related major; 3 years experience in the finance and accounting or related professional area.

    OR

    • Master's degree in Finance and Accounting or related major; 1 year experience in the finance and accounting or related professional area.

    CORE WORK ACTIVITIES

    Engaging in Strategic Planning and Decision Making

    • Develops means to improve profit, including estimating cost and benefit, exploring new business opportunities, etc.
    • Analyzes information, forecasts sales against expenses and creates annual budget plans.
    • Compiles information, analyzes and monitors actual sales against projected sales.
    • Analyzes differences between actual budget wages and forecasted wages for more efficient budget planning.
    • Identifies the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
    • Thinks creatively and practically to develop, execute and implement new business plans
    • Creates the annual operating budget for the property.
    • Provides analytical support during budget reviews to identify cost saving and productivity opportunities for property managers.
    • Implements a system of appropriate controls to manage business risks.
    • Ensures a strong accounting and operational control environment to safeguard assets, improve operations and profitability.
    • Analyzes financial data and market trends.
    • Leads the development and implementation of a comprehensive annual business plan which is aligned with the company’s and brand’s strategic direction.
    • Provides on going analytical support by monitoring the operating department’s actual and projected sales.
    • Produces accurate forecasts that enable operations to react to changes in the business.

    Leading Finance Teams

    • Utilizes interpersonal and communication skills to lead, influence, and encourage others; advocates sound financial/business decision making; demonstrates honesty/integrity; leads by example.
    • Communicates the strategic goals, the focus and the owner priorities to subordinates in a clear and precise manner.
    • Leverages strong functional leadership and communication skills to influence the executive team, the property's strategies and to lead own team.
    • Oversees internal, external and regulatory audit processes.
    • Provides excellent leadership by assigning team members and other departments managers' clear accountability backed by appropriate authority.
    • Conducts annual performance appraisals with direct reports according to standard operating procedures.

    Anticipating and Delivering on the Needs of Key Stakeholders

    • Attends meetings and communicating with the owners, understanding the priorities and strategic focus.
    • Understands and meets the needs of key stakeholders (owners, corporate, guests, etc.).
    • Advises the GM and executive committee on existing and evolving operating/financial issues.
    • Communicates financial concepts in a clear and persuasive manner that is easy to understand and drives desired behaviors.
    • Demonstrates an understanding of cash flow and owner priorities.
    • Manages communication with owners in an effective manner.
    • Manages property working capital and cash flow in accordance with brand standard operating procedures and owner requirements.
    • Facilitates critique meetings to review information with management team.

    Developing and Maintaining Finance Goals

    • Ensures Profits and Losses are documented accurately.
    • Monitors all taxes that apply, ensuring that taxes are current, collected and/or accrued.
    • Submits reports in a timely manner, ensuring delivery deadlines.
    • Develops and supports achievement of performance goals, budget goals, team goals, etc.
    • Improves profit growth in operating departments.
    • Reviews audit issues to ensure accuracy.
    • Monitor the purchasing process as applicable.

    Managing Projects and Policies

    • Generates and provides accurate and timely results in the form of reports, presentations, etc.
    • Reconciles balance sheet to ensure account balances are supported by appropriate documentation in accordance with standard operating procedures.
    • Ensures that the P&L is accurate (e.g., costs are properly matched to revenue, costs are recorded in the proper accounts).
    • Ensures compliance with management contract and reporting requirements.
    • Ensures compliance with standard and local operating procedures.
    • Ensures compliance with standard operating procedures.

    Managing and Conducting Human Resource Activities

    • Ensures team members are cross-trained to support successful daily operations.
    • Ensures property policies are administered fairly and consistently.
    • Ensures new hires participate in the department’s orientation program.
    • Ensures new hires receive the appropriate new hire training to successfully perform their job.
    • Creates appropriate development plans which develop team members based on their individual strengths, development needs, career aspirations and abilities.
    • Conduct performance review process for employees.
    • Participates in hiring activities as appropriate.

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    Director - Sales & Marketing

     

    Job description

    Listing Info
    You were always one of those curious kids who opened every cabinet, peeked behind every door, and never ceased to ask "why" when given an explanation. Today, you bring your personal style to every experience. You live life to discover. You are passionate about your neighborhood, always looking to explore the places one wouldn’t find in a travel guide. If this sounds like you, you’re in the right place. You’ve got authentic style, natural curiosity and a warm way with people. Renaissance is not just a place to spend the night, it's a place to discover, a place in the world with style like yours. That’s why we’re not just looking for anyone. We’re looking for someone like you.

    JOB SUMMARY
    Functions as the leader of the property’s sales department for properties with bookings over 300 peak rooms and significant local catering revenue. Manages the property's reactive and proactive sales efforts. Provides day to day leadership to sales associates to achieve property sales objectives with overall responsibility for achieving booking goals and property revenues. Implements the brand’s service strategy and applicable brand initiatives in all aspects of the sales process and focuses on building long-term, value-based customer relationships that enable achievement of the hotel’s’ sales objectives. Evaluates the property’s participation in the various sales channels (e.g., Area Sales, Group Sales within the Sales Office, electronic lead channels, etc.) and develops strong working relationships to proactively position and market the property. Manages the marketing budget to enable development of property specific campaigns, promotions and collateral to drive revenue and meet property objectives. Interfaces with regional marketing communications for regional and national promotions pull through. Develops and implements property–wide strategies that deliver products and services to meet or exceed the needs and expectations of the brand’s target customer profile and property associates and provides a return on investment to the owner and Marriott International.

    CANDIDATE PROFILE

    Education and Experience

    Required

    • 2-year degree from an accredited university in Business Administration, Marketing, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major; 4 years experience in the sales and marketing or related professional area.

    OR

    • 4-year bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major; 2 years experience in the sales and marketing or related professional area.

    Preferred

    • 4 year college degree.
    • Demonstrated skills in supervising a team.
    • Lodging sales experience.
    • Hotel

    industry work experience, demonstrating progressive career growth and a pattern of exceptional performance.
    CORE WORK ACTIVITIES

    Managing Sales Activities

    • Manages the development of a strategic account plan for the demand generators in the market.
    • Manages the property's reactive and proactive sales efforts.
    • Determines and develops marketing communication activities, in conjunction with Regional Marketing Communications.
    • Provides customer intelligence in evaluating the market and economic trends that may lead to changes in sales strategy to meet or exceed customer expectations.
    • Reviews the Strategic Alignment Review (STAR) report, competitive shopping reports and uses other resources to maintain an awareness of the hotel’s market position.
    • Researches competitor’s sales team strategies to identify ways to grow occupancy and RevPAR and increase market share.
    • Attends sales strategy meetings to provide input on weekly and overall sales strategy.
    • Suggests innovative marketing ideas and develops deployment strategies to continue to grow market share.
    • Evaluates and supports participation and account deployment with Area Sales and Group Sales within the Sales Office.
    • Serves as the sales contact for the General Manager, property leadership team, Group Sales and Area Sales leaders.
    • Serves as the sales contact for customers; serves as the customer advocate.
    • Serves as hotel authority on sales processes and sales contracts.
    • Serves as the property sales liaison with Area Sales, Group Sales, Revenue Management, Event Management, Regional Marketing Communications and other hotel departments as appropriate.
    • Participates in sales calls with members of the Sales and Marketing team to acquire new business and/or close on business.
    • Identifies public relations opportunities and coordinates activities to augment the overall marketing communication strategy.
    • Supports the General Manager by coordinating crisis communications.
    • Executes and supports Marriott’s Customer Service Standards and hotel’s Brand Standards.
    • Executes and supports the operational aspects of business booked (e.g., generating proposal, writing contract, customer correspondence).
    • Participates in and practices daily service basics of the brand (e.g., , Marriott Hotels and Resorts (MHR) Spirit to Serve Daily Basics, Renaissance Hotels and Resorts (RHR) Savvy Service Basics, Courtyard, SpringHill Suites, Fairfield Inn Basics of the Day, Residence Inn Daily Huddle, or TownePlace Suites Morning Meeting).
    • Implements a seamless turnover from sales to operations and back to sales while consistently delivering high level of service.
    • Monitors the effective resolution of guest issues that arise as a result of the sales process by creating mechanisms to channel issues to property leadership and/or other appropriate stakeholders.
    • Maintains successful performance by increasing revenues, controlling expenses and providing a return on investment for the owner and Marriott International.
    • Implements the brand’s service strategy and applicable brand initiatives in all aspects of the sales process and focuses on building long-term, value-based customer relationships that enable achievement of the hotel’s’ sales objectives.
    • Interfaces with regional marketing communications for regional and national promotions pull through.
    • Performs other duties, as assigned, to meet business needs.

    Building Successful Relationships

    • Develops strong partnerships with local organizations to further increase brand/product awareness.
    • Develops and manages internal key stakeholder relationships.
    • Develops strong community and public relations by maintaining property participation in local, regional and national tradeshows and client events.
    • Executes exemplary customer service to drive customer satisfaction and loyalty by assisting the customer and monitoring their satisfaction before and during their program/event.
    • Serves the customer by understanding their needs and recommending the appropriate features and services that best meet their needs and exceed their expectations, while building a relationship and loyalty to Marriott.
    • Gains understanding of the hotel’s primary target customer and service expectations; serves the customer by understanding their business, business issues and concerns, to offer better business solution both prior to, and during the program/event.
    Leadership
    • Functions as the leader of the property’s sales department for properties with bookings over 300 peak rooms and significant local catering revenue.
    • Develops sales goals and strategies and verifies alignment with the brand business strategy.
    • Executes the sales strategy in order to meet individual booking goals for both self and staff.
    • Coaches leaders of revenue generating departments in developing effective revenue strategies and setting aggressive goals that will drive the property's financial performance.
    • Verifies Sales team understands and is leveraging Marriott International (MI) demand engines to full potential.
    • Works with Human Resources, Engineering and Loss Prevention to monitor compliance with local, state and federal regulations and/or union requirements.
    • Partners with Human Resources to attract, develop and retain the right people in order to support the strategic priorities of the market.
    • Creates effective structures, processes, jobs and performance management systems are in place.
    • Sets goals and expectations for direct reports using the Leadership Performance Process (LPP), aligns performance and rewards, addresses performance issues and holds staff accountable for successful results.
    • Forecasts talent needs and manages talent acquisition strategy with Human Resources (HR) to minimize lost time due to turnover.
    • Maintains an active list of the competition’s best sales people and executes a recruitment and acquisition plan with HR.
    • Supports tools and training resources to educate sales associates on winning catering solutions.
    • Champions leadership development and workforce planning priorities by assessing, selecting, retaining and developing diverse, high-caliber talent that can lead the organization today and strengthen the leadership bench for the future; continues to upgrade the sales & marketing talent; works with HR to anticipate future talent needs based on business growth plans.
    • Identifies, trains and mentors group sales associates; utilizes all available on the job training tools for associates.
    • Transfers functional knowledge and develops group sales skills of other discipline managers.
    • Provides day to day leadership to sales associates to achieve property sales objectives with overall responsibility for achieving booking goals and property revenues.
    • Evaluates the property’s participation in the various sales channels (e.g., Area Sales, Group Sales within the Sales Office, electronic lead channels, etc.) and develops strong working relationships to proactively position and market the property.
    • Manages the marketing budget to enable development of property specific campaigns, promotions and collateral to drive revenue and meet property objectives.

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    Director - Human Resources

     

    Job description

    You were always one of those curious kids who opened every cabinet, peeked behind every door, and never ceased to ask "why" when given an explanation. Today, you bring your personal style to every experience. You live life to discover. You are passionate about your neighborhood, always looking to explore the places one wouldn’t find in a travel guide. If this sounds like you, you’re in the right place. You’ve got authentic style, natural curiosity and a warm way with people. Renaissance is not just a place to spend the night, it's a place to discover, a place in the world with style like yours. That’s why we’re not just looking for anyone. We’re looking for someone like you.

    JOB SUMMARY
    The Director of Human Resources will report directly to the property General Manager, with a dotted-line (functional) reporting relationship to the Regional Senior Director of Human Resources and will be an integral member of the property executive committee. As a member of the Human Resources organization, he/she contributes a high level of human resource generalist knowledge and expertise for a designated property. He/she will be accountable for talent acquisition, succession/workforce planning, performance management and development for property employees, using technology efficiently, and coaching/developing others to help influence and execute business objectives in the most efficient manner. He/she generally works with considerable independence, developing processes to accomplish objectives in alignment with broader business objectives. Additionally, he/she utilizes a Human Resource Business Plan aligned with property and brand strategies to deliver HR services that enable business success.

    CANDIDATE PROFILE

    Education and Experience

    • 2-year degree from an accredited university in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related major; 4 years experience in the human resources, management operations, or related professional area.

    OR

    • 4-year bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related major; 2 years experience in the human resources, management operations, or related professional area.

    CORE WORK ACTIVITIES

    Managing the Human Resources Strategy

    • Executes and follows-up on engagement survey related activities.
    • Champions and builds the talent management ranks in support of property and region diversity strategy.
    • Translates business priorities into property Human Resources strategies, plans and actions
    • Implements and sustains Human Resources initiatives at the property.
    • Coordinates the human capital review process at property(s) and leads succession planning activities on property and in the market, as appropriate.
    • Leads the assessment of property(s) leadership pipeline through the human capital review process and assists with follow-up.
    • Creates value through proactive approaches that will affect performance outcome or control cost.
    • Monitors effective use of myHR by property managers and employees.
    • Leads and participates in succession management and workforce planning.
    • Responsible for Human Resources strategy and execution.
    • Serves as key change manager for initiatives that have high employee impact.
    • Attends owners meetings as a member of the property executive committee and provides meaning or context to the Human Resources results (e.g., retention statistics, critical open positions, employee satisfaction, and training initiatives and results); and demonstrates an understanding of owner priorities.
    • Supervises one or more on-property Human Resources, as well as market-based Human Resources Specialist type resources where appropriate.

    Managing Staffing and Recruitment Process

    • Analyzes open positions to balance the development of existing talent and business needs.
    • Serves as coach and expert facilitator of the selection and interviewing process.
    • Surfaces opportunities in work processes and staffing optimization.
    • Makes staffing decisions to manage the talent cadre and pipeline at the property.
    • Develops staffing strategy (in collaboration with hiring manager) relating to hiring practices; consults with hiring manager on compensation, benefits, etc.
    • Monitors sourcing process and outcomes of staffing process.
    • Ensures managers are competent in assessing and evaluating hourly staff.

    Managing Employee Compensation Strategy

    • Remains current and knowledgeable in the internal and external compensation and work competitive environments.
    • Leads the planning of the hourly employee total compensation strategy.
    • Champions the communication and proper use of total compensation systems, tools, programs, policies, etc.
    • Participates in quarterly internal equity analysis; reviews internal equity reports and surface issues needing resolution.
    • Creates and implement s total compensation management packages/offers, particularly recognition and incentive programs directed towards property priorities.

    Managing Staff Development Activities

    • Ensures completion of the duties and responsibilities of the properties’ Human Resources staff members, as outlined in applicable job description(s).
    • Ensures property Human Resources staff is properly trained in all employee-related human resource information to appropriately respond to property employees.
    • Serves as resource to property Human Resources staff on employee relations questions and issues.
    • Continually reinforces positive employee relations concepts.

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should visit Marriott's Career Page

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