Senior Manager, Design - Full Service Brands

Hilton Corporate
Mclean, VA
Jun 14, 2017
Jun 21, 2017
Full Time
The Senior Design Manager will support the Vice President of Design Full Service Brands who oversees the Curio Brand, Hilton Full Service Brand, Tapestry and DoubleTree brand; as well as the Senior Vice President of Global Design Services, with the strategic portfolio growth initiatives and refinement of design within the portfolio of properties. The Senior Design Manager will be responsible for the collaboration with Brand, Development and Technical Services teams to create and maintain GDS Design Initiatives, Brand Narratives and Design and Construction Standards. What will I be doing?The Senior Design Manager will be responsible for North American Region (USA and Canada) project evaluations that are critical for design, brand and technical reviews to achieve GDS approvals for conversion, renovation and new construction projects. The Team Member will work proactively and collaboratively with both internal and third party business partners such as owners, developers and design consultants to promote our value added approach relative to planning and operational efficiencies. The Senior Design Manager will also provide strategic recommendations to improve the inherent value of the hotel asset through elevated design, being mindful of budget and schedule. These objectives should be seen as part of on-going training for continued professional development.Other key priorities are listed below: Project Evaluations: Assist with program, planning and design review due diligence initiatives, and providing guidance to our key stakeholders, including internal brand and development teams, third party owners, architects and design consultantsAll project evaluations shall optimize the quality of the guests' experience and overall performance of the propertyProjects will encompass site and desktop evaluations for conversions, renovations and new construction projectsDocument Review:Independently review drawing and/or specification submittals for compliance with GDS and brand standards Compose written recommendation and approval documents for internal and external publicationDesign Review Process: Assist with providing guidance to the consultants of Managed/Franchised hotel owners and hotel General Managers through the process of online project registration, design submittals (both electronic and physical), issuance of design review documents, design resubmittals and eventual issuance of formal design approval letterProject and Document Tracking: Receive digital and hard copy submittals and manage the process of accurate log maintenance, design review, and safe record storageProactively track active projects to ensure we are ahead of the curve, monitoring the progress of incoming and ongoing design projects and performing miscellaneous administrative functions such as copying, filing, scheduling conference calls/design meetings, and preparing meeting minutesAssist in the communications and follow-up with Brand Management teams to resolve outstanding issuesGDS Direct Support: Assist with the evolution and maintenance of the Brand Narrative, Development and Construction Standards, and Key Brand Attributes, specific design initiatives, communication tools and the website Collaboratively evaluate and make recommendations for GDS effectiveness and efficienciesAssist with and maintain the design website in coordination with the external webhost company, including the evaluation of functionality, effectiveness and user-friendly interface. Help develop content materials and tools for ongoing site enhancementPresentation Support: Assist with presentation preparations to senior executives and outside constituenciesProfessional Attributes: Should possess a strong desire for collaborative team culture to thrive withinPosition will warrant a combination of the following supportive functions, with the percentage of time performing each function to be solely determined by the supervisor focusing on both GDS initiatives and professional growth: Industry Knowledge: Strive to be knowledgeable of our industry and remain current regarding design trends and products relative to brand growth, as a basis to maintain innovative design criteriaCompetitive Market: Make a concerted effort to tour recently completed Hilton and non-Hilton properties both locally and as travel warrantsProfessional Development:Attend professional and/or community events to represent Hilton, always being mindful of career development and learning opportunities What are we looking for?To fulfill this role successfully, you must possess the following minimum qualifications and experience:Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree in Architecture, Interior Architecture or Interior Design A minimum of five (5) years of professional experience A minimum of three (3) years of experience working within the Hospitality Design Industry within the Full Service sectorStrong project management skills, including the ability to manage details through to completion and ensure project objectives are met It would be advantageous in this position for you to demonstrate the following capabilities and distinctions:A minimum of six (6) years of professional experience A minimum of five (5) years of experience working in the Hospitality Design Industry, within the Full Service and Luxury SectorA minimum of four (4) years of project management experience Experience working with Adobe Suite (Acrobat Pro, Photoshop, inDesign, Illustrator) Experience working with Sketch-up, AutoCAD or other 3D visualization software Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite; (Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint)General knowledge of accessibility, building codes and technical requirements as it relates to the hospitality, architecture and design industryAbility to communicate graphically by developing diagrams and loose hand sketchesCurrent Licensed ArchitectCurrent Registered Interior DesignerWhat will it be like to work for Hilton?Hilton is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For nearly a century, Hilton has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. Hilton is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Our vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality unites us as a team to create remarkable hospitality experiences around the world every day. And, our amazing Team Members are at the heart of it all! EOE/AA/Disabled/Veterans

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