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Vice President Human Resources

posted August 17, 2018

OTO Development, LLC
Spartanburg, SC
539448 l

About This Job

The Vice President of Human Resources is a member of OTO’s executive leadership team with direct oversight of strategic planning and implementation of companywide people initiatives, talent acquisition, learning & development, onboarding processes, benefit planning, employee engagement and labor relations for a rapidly growing and highly successful multi state (including CA) development hotel development & management company. 

The successful candidate will provide leadership, internal consulting and support to advance and implement effective initiatives and best practices aligned with OTO’s goals and Guiding Principles. The VP leads a team of HR professionals who are responsible for their respective areas, functions, programs and systems. In addition, the VP is part of the Johnson Group’s working committee on organizational development & corporate initiatives that reinforce our Guiding Principles and help to find synergies across the companies. Requirements include expertise in multi-state employment law, employment compliance, labor relations, performance management, conflict resolution, human resources policies and procedures, compensation and benefits, workers compensation, Mergers & acquisitions, and state/federal employment law. 

The VPHR builds partnerships with all levels of employees across the company. Organizational credibility and business knowledge are keys to success in this position, along with the ability to thrive in an environment of both strategy and active hands-on execution.

Requirements of a Successful candidate: 

  • Bachelor's Degree is required in Human Resource Management, Communications or related field. Master’s degree in Organizational Development, Learning, Human Resource Management, MBA, or related field preferred. 
  • Senior human resources certification preferred- SPHR or SHRM-SCP.
  • Seven (7) - ten (10) years progressive experience focusing in human resources, preferably in a service industry setting.
  • Minimum of three (3)-five (5) years of successful leadership of a team, including professional or director level roles.
  • A high level of intellectual curiosity; an agent of change.
  • Empathetic but strong leader who inspires confidence and gains credibility quickly, possessing the fortitude to address challenging situations; influential among peers, more senior leaders and diverse groups.
  • Demonstrated success in establishing strategic direction and driving results.
  • Proven experience with high volume hiring and turnover.
  • Proven problem solving and conflict resolution skills, including successful track record of resolving conflicts.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Capable of managing competing priorities under pressure and in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficient in HR and labor metrics and analytics; strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to travel – 35% - 45% 
  • Location: Spartanburg, South Carolina


Associate Programs

  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Discount program
  • Discount Brand Hotel Stays (exceptions may apply)
  • Fun work place- Employee recognition activities on property
  • Associate Opinion Survey

Work Life Balance

  • Vacation
  • Sick
  • Paid Holidays
  • Bereavement


  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Wellness /healthy Discount

Future Planning

  • 401(k) – No vesting required
  • Life Insurance

About This Employer

OTO Development, LLC

100 Dunbar Street
Suite 402
Spartanburg, SC 29306

Telephone (864) 596-8930
Reservations (864) 596-8930

Corporate Office


People, Properties & Performance

OTO Development’s success in hospitality is due to the talented people on our team. We are a company committed to excellence. By focusing on improving every facet of our business with each opportunity, we continue to succeed. We are passionate about the results we attain together and are supported by a fundamental integrity that is at the core of our culture. As one of the fastest growing companies in the lodging industry, we are uniquely positioned to offer career opportunities with high growth potential.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Our team—both within our hotels and in our corporate headquarters—reaches out to the local communities we touch nationwide. OTO provides financial support and volunteer service through a wide variety of agencies and organizations, including TOTAL ministries, Quantum House, United Way, Habitat for Humanity, and Joe Dimaggio Children's Hospital.


Our core values are shown through our behavior and actions towards each other, the community and the way we run our business with integrity, ethics and high standards.  The statements below reflect our Core Values in each of these categories:

  • Team members: create a great work environment where you can grow, learn and contribute.
  • Guests:  committed to guests’ satisfaction and earn their loyalty.
  • Communities: build environmentally friendly hotels and support the communities where our properties are located in order to make the world a better place.
  • Financial health:  we will be financially responsible to our stakeholders, team members and owners to deliver strong investment returns and provide growth opportunities for our team members.


At OTO, we deliver. We are constantly looking at ways to enhance our benefit package to our team members while being financially responsible to our investors and to each other.

Read about our benefits here.