Manager, Projects & Design - Asia Pacific excluding China

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Architecture, Design, and Development
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APA0149Q Requisition #

The Manager, Projects & Design – Asia Pacific excluding China (APACx) reports to the Senior Director, Projects & Design, and is responsible for the management of project stakeholders, project timeline, design process, and the successful opening/conversion/renovation of the hotel project. As the point of contact between Owners, and internal and external partners, you are a conduit of information, collaborator, and facilitator between Hilton and Ownership. 


You will cover the Asia Pacific region excluding Greater China & Mongolia (GCM) and be responsible for focus-service, full-service, and lifestyle hotel projects across all Hilton brands.

What will I be doing? 
As the Manager, Projects & Design - Asia Pacific excluding China, you will be responsible for performing the following tasks to the highest standards:

Project Management

  • Provide technical services and guide all elements of the planning and design phase of the project.
  • Support the Owner’s project timelines and construction progress to ensure a seamless hotel handover.
  • Provide mentorship for the implementation of brand standards and any recommendations for meeting brand standards.
  • Oversee construction activities.
  • Report to Owners, Stakeholders, and Senior Director on findings, key dates, solving project risks that will affect the hotel's success and opening, and conditional and final approvals.
  • Improve the final product and preparation of waiver requests.
  • Assist in the solving of design problems as they arise in concert with Owners, Architects, Consultants, and Hilton Stakeholders.
  • Implement effective and efficient strategies to best suit the organization.
  • Plan meetings, agendas, site visits, and program deliverables optimally engaging/disengaging all parties promptly allowing for accurate preparation and planning for the attendees.
  • Plan meetings and travel in consideration of other Stakeholders and attendees' travel times and travel expense agreements for several trips.

Design & Development Support

  • Review and approval of architectural planning, interior design, and FF&E designs, in consultation with the Senior Director, to ensure they meet Brand standards and Brand equity.    
  • Provide technical assistance to the Development team before application to facilitate project approval.
  • Contribute to country-specific addenda to global Brand standards for all Hilton brands.

What are we looking for?
A Manager, Projects & Design – Asia Pacific serving Hilton Brands is always working on behalf of our Guests and working with other Team Members. To successfully fill this role, you should maintain the attitude, behaviors, skills, and values that follow:

  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in hospitality design roles and project management.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, written, and public speaking skills.
  • Ability to lead change, resolve issues, and ensure collaboration within teams and/or units; including maintaining the highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity.
  • Ability to evaluate and find opportunities from a strategic perspective, develop, prioritize, and implement plans to meet the organization’s core strategic goals.
  • Proficient skills in Microsoft Office products. Understanding of the principles and practical application of the software.
  • Ability to accurately estimate project duration and pre-empt potential pitfalls based on experience, scheduling analysis, and interaction with other stakeholders and ownership teams.
  • Ability to assimilate new concepts and practices into the position and the department. To provide subordinates with effective on-the-job training, policies and procedures, departmental training topics, and professional development.
  • Financial management and leadership skills, including the ability to monitor expenses against commitments, set priorities for funding, and develop annual financial goals.
  • Ability to travel when required.

What will it be like to work for Hilton?

Hilton is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For nearly a century, Hilton has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. Hilton is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Our vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality unites us as a team to create remarkable hospitality experiences around the world every day. And, our amazing Team Members are at the heart of it all! 

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