Mgr-Interior Design – Marriott International HQ – USA


Job Number 19165507
Job Category Global Design
Location Marriott International HQ| 10400 Fernwood Road| Bethesda|
Maryland| United States
Brand Corporate
Schedule Full-time
Relocation? No
Position Type Management

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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?


Design is a life love| not just a job. It is in fact a physical manifestation
of our brands. This is your chance to take your design experience to the next
level. Move beyond the tactical practice of design and leverage your strategic
skills as you partner with owners to educate design professionals and steward
the design direction of projects within the Marriott Select Classic Brands
segment – Courtyard| Fairfield Inn| Four Points| Residence Inn| SpringHill
Suites and TownePlace Suites. If you are a solution-motivated/deadline-
oriented designer with a talent for gaining trust| you might be the right fit
within our team.

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. We seek to drive owner and brand preference
by delivering guest-focused design with owner-focused results.

On a project / tactical level| the successful candidate for this position
provides design quality assurance and interior design management services and
manages all aspects of franchised| managed| or corporate projects for new
construction| conversion| or adaptive re-use. This individual has a passion
for hospitality design and is able to inspire internal and external
participants to create design solutions that thrill guests and align with
brand strategy. The atmosphere within the team is collaborative| creative|
demanding and fun with opportunities for growth within Global Design. This is
your unique chance to make your mark and position yourself on the leading edge
of hospitality design.


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 and established interior design criteria.
Provide design studies| sketch plans| creative talent| and imagination to projects as required.
Applies design talent to problem solving design exercises to achieve cost efficient results that align with the brand standards and the brand strategy.
Communicates and coordinates with internal disciplines to ensure the integration of relevant input in project reviews.
Provide design expertise in layout| color| lighting| materials selection| custom furniture| and adjacencies| and installation on a project or program level.
Coordinates review/approval (with participation from appropriate disciplines) of variances from brand standards requested by owners due to specific project circumstances.
Provides information| interpretation| and guidance to outside owners and their consultants| as well as internal design and construction staff| for adapting interior design direction and brand standards to specific projects.
Supervises| directs| motivates| and trains assigned staff as necessary.
Tracks and maintains project data and milestones utilizing a database tools.
Assists in the maintenance and development of brand prototype documentation.
Maintains clear communication with all department management levels and advises/consults on sensitive owner or project issues.
Assists with quantity take-offs and FF&E bills of materials to support the procurement process
Manages time allocation on projects in accordance with specific project budgets| deadlines| and/or direction established by Senior Management.
Reports to Senior Managers / Directors for policy guidance| methods| and systems support matters. Supports Senior Managers / Directors in monitoring| reviewing| and expediting drawing and design submittals.


Key Skills/Requirements:

Excellent oral and written communication skills / excellent interpersonal skills.
Ability to work well in a high volume| fast-paced environment as a member of a collaborative team
Strong interior design skill| architectural design acumen| and project management skills.
Knowledgeable about innovation and design trends within hospitality and other related design fields.
Good business judgment and creative problem-solving attributes.
Strong conceptual design/freehand sketching and/or digital presentation abilities.
Ability to balance projects with other business demands that may be at times| administrative in nature
Proficient in Bluebeam| AutoCAD| Microsoft Office (Word| Excel| and PowerPoint)| and project management software is required. Skills in Revit| Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop| InDesign| Illustrator)| and Sketchup are desired but not required.
Potential travel in US/Canada – 25% travel is anticipated for this position


4-year degree from an accredited interior design program preferred
Minimum 6 years’ experience in the design field| preferably in the hospitality design industry
An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered
NCIDQ certificate preferred