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Jul 18, 2017
Full-time Yes Management
The Senior Manager Interior Design, Europe provides and manages all aspects of franchised, managed or corporate interior design services for new construction, renovation and conversion projects across all hotel brands in Europe and has a strategic goal focus.
The Senior Manager Interior Design, Europe is responsible for multiple Marriott brands and new-build and renovation projects throughout the Europe region.Location requirements: Europe Office – Eschborn, Germany
Language Requirements: High proficiency (speaking, reading and writing) in English is required. Proficiency in other European languages is preferred.Travel Requirements: 40 % business travel required.
Global Design / Interior Design Leadership:
Manages the complete design process and documentation package for interior design of a hotel project commensurate with the hotel brand image of excellence in quality of design and aesthetic appeal gaining the trust and respect of both internal and external customers
Review and comment on interior design drawings and specifications submitted by Interior Design 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.
Assist operating hotels with preparing renovation plans, assisting to define scope of works and design briefs
Assess existing properties for potential conversion to Marriott brands and prepare Property Improvement Plans
Responsible to review and authorize payment for work orders.
Solicits proposals, negotiates contracts, and monitors performance
Makes recommendations for development or improvement of processes
Reviews and approves mock-up rooms based on brand requirements
Performs final implementation (punch list) review to ensure compliance with brand concepts and standards
Assists (Senior) Design Director(s) in managing project budget, schedule and personnel requirements
Support design team working with owner, property managers and consultants to prepare successful presentations and prepare for the Continent Design Review meeting to obtain continent executive approval.
Represents the division, both internally and externally, in interior design issues
Mentors design team members to facilitate professional growth
Financial and Accounting Management
Manage and work within professional fee and expense budgets
Liaise with designers, owners, franchisees and hotels on renovation projects; from presentation of briefs, detailed reviews of designs and standards to ensure compliance to Brand strategies/standards, specifications and budget, through concept and schematic design, design development, construction and pre-opening phases.
Conducts and leads onsite reviews, surveys and meetings with Operations and Owners
Candidate Profile/ Key Talents and Experience Desired:
Minimum 10 years´ experience in the design field in total, preferably in the hospitality design industry.
Experience with new builds, conversions and renovation projects
Strong background in FF&E selection and specification
PREFERRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
Knowledgeable about innovation & trends both in & outside of industry
Strong business acumen
Problem solving & creative solution skills
Ability to build & maintain strong working relationships
Customer service focus
Ability to negotiate and be flexible when appropriate
Strong organizational skills & ability to manage multiple priorities & resources
Expert written & verbal communications skills
Strong project management skills.
Strong presentation skills
Understands architecture documents and contract documents
Knowledge of FF&E specification software
Proficient in using Microsoft Office, scheduling, project & database mgmt. software (e.g., Microsoft Project, AutoCad, Bluebeam, Adobe)
Education and Professional Certification:
Baccalaureate degree from an accredited Interior Design program preferred - equivalent industry experience will be considered.
Professional accreditation and/or association membership preferred.
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