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Corporate Director of Learning and Development


Dallas, TX
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About This Job

We are always searching for curious self-starters with a genuine interest in people. These hard-working individuals have always had a natural bend toward hospitality, no matter where they worked, because they’ve always seen themselves as part of something bigger.

We are currently looking for an experienced Corporate Director of Learning & Development to lead Learning and Development at our Hotels, Restaurants, Bars and Retail Operations. We believe that at its core, hospitality is about sharing. It is the act of opening one’s doors, asking others to come in, and showing them kindness and respect. We believe the difference is made in the preparation. Our Corporate Director of Learning and Development will provide a critical role in that preparation.

Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.

  • Lead and support leadership development across all Makeready locations, while partnering with the Executive and Senior Leadership Teams.
  • Lead multiple projects simultaneously and provide input company-wide Learning and Development initiatives.
  • Provide thought leadership and best practice research to identify and design talent management and learning strategies to meet the needs of Makeready.
  • Create tools, resources, and education platform.
  • Design, implement and lead of all OD and L&D initiatives.
  • Partner with Senior Executives and People + Culture to translate business strategy into people focused solutions.
  • Oversee the design and execution of global learning and development platform, processes, strategies, and programs.

Qualifications for Director, Learning & Development

  • Able to show how learning initiatives they have driven have resulted in business impact.
  • 5 years of leadership experience in luxury / lifestyle hospitality
  • Experience in designing, developing, and delivering leadership and training content.
  • Thorough understanding and preferred experience in Hotel and Restaurant Operations
  • Is results-focused and can take projects through from start to finish.
  • Excellent PC skills (especially Excel, Word and PowerPoint) and ability to present high standards of written documentation.
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred

Makeready LLC and its affiliated entities are proud to encourage and support an environment where everyone can be a successful team member as their true independent self. We are an equal opportunity workplace and employer that does not discriminate based on race, color, disability, gender/sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, veteran status, or any other protected status. We are committed to building a team and a workplace where we are all able to be successful based solely on our individual qualifications, experience, abilities and job performance.

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1131 Dragon Street
Dallas, TX 75207

(214) 736-3580

Management Company

About Us

MAKEREADY creates independent hotel, restaurant and retail brands with individual points of view, to provide the opportunity for people to connect to the world around them- city by city and person by person.   We hire the best; people who have a genuine passion for hospitality. We are proud of the work we do and we seek like-minded hospitalians to come alongside us and grow and develop in a thriving community of other talented, empowered people.

We seek the best talent in hospitality. Leaders of high character and humility with genuine passion and aptitude for hospitality. Hospitalians who choose to be in the hospitality business because they have an open and generous nature and seek to make guests happy. We are a group of people who are Proud of the work we do. Caring leaders, perfectionist chefs, intelligent creatives, generous hosts, meticulous operators, inspiring teachers, tireless doers, and all around devotees of hospitality.

We create value by empowering our team. We encourage our teams at the hotels to stretch their thinking, move beyond their comfort zone and achieve their full potential. By providing a platform of support service, like the best in technology, finance resources, talent development, marketing and communication support, we allow them to focus on the heart of their business – hospitality and the people.

We recruit great people and talent. We are passionate about our people and attract, develop and retain the best in hospitality. We thoughtfully seek out and groom talent, both within our hotels and outside, by promoting from within, developing a culture of growth and learning and partnering with the local community.