Sr. Manager, Design Manager, West Coast - Marriott Select Brands

at Marriott in Boise, Idaho, United States

Job Description

Job Number 24082350

Job Category Global Design

Location Marriott International HQ, 7750 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Schedule Full-Time

Located Remotely? Y

Relocation? N

Position Type Management


Are you a hospitality design professional with a penchant for travel and a knack for solving design challenges while balancing budget constraints? We’re seeking candidates with a keen creative eye, a solid grasp of the hospitality industry, and strategic thinking abilities to effectively liaise with a wide range of stakeholders and clients.

Focused primarily on Marriott’s midscale brands, this role entails spearheading design efforts across the West Region to develop property improvement plans (PIPs) for emerging brands. With a potential travel commitment of up to 80%, we need someone who thrives while being on the move.

This role will primarily craft property improvement plans but may also be called upon for design quality assurance, design management services, and overseeing franchised, managed, or corporate projects, encompassing conversions, new construction, adaptive re-use, or renovations.

Passionate about hospitality design, the successful candidate will inspire both internal and external stakeholders to devise innovative design solutions that captivate guests and align with brand strategies. Our team fosters a collaborative, creative, and dynamic environment, offering ample opportunities for personal and professional growth within Global Design. Seize this exceptional opportunity to leave your mark and position yourself at the forefront of hospitality design.


Education and Experience Required

+ Five or more years’ of progressive experience at a design firm for hospitality or multi-family residential projects.

+ Experience managing and defining transformational strategies for business units.

+ Demonstrated ability to deliver results under difficult conditions, particularly when faced with complexity and ambiguity.

+ 4-year degree from an accredited university in Architecture, Interior Design or related design discipline

+ Knowledge of industry trends

+ Strong business acumen

+ Exceptional communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills

+ Effective problem-solving, creative, and innovation mindset

+ Excellent track record of customer service and relationship building

+ Organized and strategic thinking

+ Thrive in fast-paced, deadline oriented team environments

+ Proficient in architecture and/or interior design, technical skills, and project management

+ Demonstrated good judgment and creative problem-solving

+ Strong conceptual design and digital presentation abilities

+ Proficient in various computer software applications, including electronic mark-up software, word processing, spreadsheet, database / CRM

+ Anticipate up to 80% travel within the US and Canada.

Education and Experience Preferred

+ Strong preference for candidates in airport hub cities such as Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Phoenix, or San Francisco. Other hub cities that are west of the Mississippi River will be considered.

+ Prior experience preparing Property Improvement Plans (PIPs)


+ Leads conversion scope site visits and prepares Property Improvement Plans (PIPs).

+ Supervises, directs, motivates, and trains assigned staff and outside consultants as necessary.

+ Manages project communication to owners, franchisees, internal project stakeholders and disciplines.

+ Represents department to both external and internal clients and builds positive and mutually beneficial relationships.

+ Provides technical reviews of drawings and other submittals for franchised or managed projects to ensure conformance with brand design standards.

+ Manages brand education, design, and project negotiation with external clients and consultants.

+ Conducts technical reviews to ensure brand standards compliance and offers guidance on adapting brand standards to projects.

+ Manages review and approval of variances from brand standards.

+ Provides conceptual design studies and criteria for projects.

+ Applies design expertise to achieve cost-efficient results aligned with brand standards and strategy.

+ Coordinates with internal teams for project integration.

+ Maintains templates and checklists for project processes, design reviews, and PIPs.

+ Tracks project data and milestones using database and CRM tools.

+ Provides feedback and participate in the process of maintaining and evolving brand prototype documentation.

+ Ensures clear communication with department leadership and advise on sensitive owner or project issues.

+ Manages project time allocation in accordance with budgets, deadlines, and established processes.

Maintaining Goals

+ Submits reports in a timely manner, ensuring delivery deadlines are met.

+ Promotes the documenting of project progress accurately.

+ Provides input and assistance to other teams regarding projects.

Managing Work, Projects, and Policies

+ Manages and implements work and projects as assigned.

+ Generates and provides accurate and timely results in the form of reports, presentations, etc.

+ Analyzes information and evaluates results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

+ Provides timely, accurate, and detailed status reports as requested.

Demonstrating and Applying Discipline Knowledge

+ Provides technical expertise and support to persons inside and outside of the department.

+ Demonstrates knowledge of job-relevant issues, products, systems, and processes.

+ Demonstrates knowledge of function-specific procedures.

+ Keeps up-to-date technically and applies new knowledge to job.

+ Uses computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to enter data and/ or process information.

Additional Responsibilities

+ Provides information to supervisors and co-workers by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person in a timely manner.

+ Demonstrates self confidence, energy and enthusiasm.

+ Informs and/or updates leaders on relevant information in a timely manner.

+ Manages time effectively and conducts activities in an organized manner.

+ Presents ideas, expectations and information in a concise, organized manner.

+ Uses problem solving methodology for decision making and follow up.

+ Performs other reasonable duties as assigned by manager.

California Applicants Only: The salary range for this position is $96,038.00 to $209,169.00 annually.

Colorado Applicants Only: The salary range for this position is $96,038.00 to $190,154.00 annually.

Hawaii Applicants Only: The salary range for this position is $116,205.00 to $209,169.00 annually.

New York Applicants Only: The salary range for this position is $96,038.00 to $209,169.00 annually.

Washington Applicants Only: The salary range for this position is $96,038.00 to $209,169.00 annually. In addition to the annual salary, the position will be eligible to receive an annual bonus. Employees will accrue 0.04616 PTO balance for every hour worked and eligible to receive minimum of 7 holidays annually.

All locations offer coverage for medical, dental, vision, health care flexible spending account, dependent care flexible spending account, life insurance, disability insurance, accident insurance, adoption expense reimbursements, paid parental leave, educational assistance, 401(k) plan, stock purchase plan, discounts at Marriott properties, commuter benefits, employee assistance plan, and childcare discounts. Benefits are subject to terms and conditions, which may include

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Job Posting: JC260143954

Posted On: May 20, 2024

Updated On: Jun 14, 2024

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