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Senior Manager Design, Europe

Eschborn-Frankfurt, Germany
Global Design

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Posting Date Jun 05, 2017
Job Number 17000WLP
Job Category Global Design
Location Eschborn Global Design, Eschborn-Frankfurt, Hessen VIEW ON MAP
Brand Corporate
Schedule Full-time
Relocation? Yes
Position Type Management

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Senior Manager Design, Europe
Department: Global Design
Reports to: Vice President Design & Project Management, Europe
Grade: 52/Band: Blue

Position Summary

The Senior Manager, Design Management manages design on projects, which include managed, franchised and company-owned hotels, to ensure quality control, brand compliance, operational acceptability and adherence.


The Senior Manager, Design Management provides design support and is responsible for multiple projects of appropriate scope and complexity.

Location requirements:  The Senior Design Manager to be located at the Europe Office - Eschborn.
Language Requirements:  High proficiency (speaking, reading and writing) in English is required.  Proficiency in other European languages is desirable.

Travel Requirements:  There is 40% business travel required.

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Design and Project Management


Manage services and scheduled deliverables

Manage design consultants, their proposals, contracts and invoicing to project objectives.

Provide project design quality assurance services for projects of appropriate scope and complexity, including HDC approval, TSA contracts, plan review, construction observation and turnover.

Actively contribute to documenting, maintaining, administering and improving the processes for delivering services.

Ensure the selection and development of building products relevant to the brand specifications.

Maintain working knowledge of brand design, standards and evolving design direction.

Compile and provide continent input/expertise on brand initiatives, working closely with CLS and Global Design Strategies.

Provide design reviews and solutions for feasibility projects working closely with Development, Feasibility and CLS.

Coordinate Criteria/Facilities programs for assigned projects.

Responsible for ongoing support, tracking and reporting of feasibility project pipeline.

Manage selling the brand and design and negotiation of project to the external customer.

Provide information, interpretation and guidance daily to outside owners / franchisees as well as internal design / construction staff for adapting brand standards to specific projects.

Manage project communication to owners, franchisees, internal project stakeholders and disciplines.

Participate in site visit/market surveys to develop better understanding of site/market demands.

Contribute to creation of the project budget and manage to that project budget.

Assist with development and implementation of a customized, efficient process for roll-out of prototype-based brands.

Financial and Accounting Management

Work closely with Global Design Accounting to manage projects within approved budgets.

Prepare appropriate fee and expense estimates for Work Orders, DRA/TSA’s, and input on department budget planning.

Talent Management

Assist with staff selection and performance management.

Supervise, direct, motivate and train assigned staff

Owner Relations

Develop and maintain strong, mutually beneficial, trust-based business relationships with owners and franchisees to assure customer satisfaction and promote repeat business. 




Candidate Profile – key Talents and experience desired




Minimum 10 years progressive experience in architecture at a design firm for large commercial or hospitality projects




Knowledgeable about innovation & trends both in & outside of industry

Strong business acumen

Problem solving & creative solution skills

Ability to build strong working relationships

Customer service skills

Ability to negotiate and be flexible when appropriate

Strong organizational skills

Strategic thinking relative to the business

Ability to read and interpret architectural, engineering and mechanical drawings

Proficient in using Microsoft Office, AutoCad, Bluebeam, Adobe, Database applications


Education and Professional Certification:


4-year undergraduate degree in Architecture or related design discipline.

Architectural license preferred.


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