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Senior Design Manager (Full Service)

posted September 26, 2017

Marriott International, Inc.
Bethesda, MD
384527 l

About This Job


Marriott International is the world’s largest hotel company, with more brands, more hotels and more opportunities for associates to grow and succeed. We believe a great career is a journey of discovery and exploration. So, we ask, where will your journey take you?



is a life love, not just a job. It is in
fact a physical manifestation of our brands. Candidates should have great
creative vision and be a strategic thinker who can understand and engage with a
wide variety of other disciplines and external owners/project managers. The
primary focus of the position is our Full Service Brands – Marriott, Sheraton,
Gaylord & Delta hotels.

a project / tactical level, the successful candidate for this position provides
and manages all aspects of franchised, managed, or corporate projects for new
construction, conversion, or adaptive re-use, inspiring internal and external
stakeholders to create design solutions that thrill guests and align with brand
strategy. The atmosphere is collaborative, creative, demanding and fun with
opportunities for growth within the company. This is your unique opportunity to
make your mark and position yourself on the leading edge of hospitality


  • Manage
    services to scheduled deliverables.
  • Supervise,
    direct, motivate and train assigned staff.
  • Manage
    design consultants, their proposals, contracts and invoicing to project
  • May
    manage proper organizational structure, staff selection, performance
    management, salary administration, career planning, and staff budget.
  • Responsible
    for documenting, maintaining, administering and improving the processes for
    delivering services.
  • Ensure
    the selection and development of building products relevant to the brand
  • Coordinate
    Criteria/Facilities programs for assigned projects.
  • Manage
    selling the brand and design and negotiation of project to the external
  • 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
  • Participate
    in site visit/market survey to develop better understanding of site/market
  • Contribute
    to creation of the project budget and manage to that project budget.


Key Skills/Requirements:

  • 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, scheduling, project & database mgmt. software (e.g.,
    Microsoft Project, AutoCad, Bluebeam, Adobe).


  • 4-year degree in Architecture or related design discipline
    preferred, or equivalent work experience within the industry.
  • Architectural license preferred.
  • Minimum 8 years progressive experience in architecture at a
    design firm for large commercial or hospitality projects.

Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Marriott International does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws.

About This Employer

Marriott International, Inc.

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Bethesda, MD 20817

Telephone (301) 380-3000

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