Sr. Manager, Interior Design

Bethesda, Maryland
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Melanie Fox

Job Description:

Global Design Strategies team is looking for someone who blends great creative style with smart business sense, and is excited about joining a team that thrives when/where design and travel converge. This person is agile enough to intertwine consumer insights and trends with design savvy to create integrated, meaningful experiences for our guests. As someone who helps develop design strategies and concepts, this candidate can not only see when something is working and when it’s not, but can zero in on how to fix it without breaking the bank or compromising the big idea. This experience designer is a quick thinker, problem solver and a good communicator who is driven to succeed. 

This candidate should come from and interior design backgrouns with experience in the hospitality industry.

 Work side-by-side with cutting edge designers to create and bring to life guest-centric environments, knowing how to listen for valuable insights and when to share new ideas 
 Help develop new, growing brands, as well as reposition some of the industry’s most powerful brands 
 Prototype at different fidelities to demonstrate ideas and get necessary feedback 
 Contribute ideas for constant improvement of our processes and deliverables 
 Use design prowess and business sense to get the best decisions for projects 
 Provide conceptual design studies, share ideas, sketches and criteria programs on initiatives 
 Assist with the final deliverables, ensuring the quality of the final output and seek feedback post initiative 
 Present, collaborate and align with others from both within and outside Global Design 
 Develop fresh ideas and concepts through human-centered design methodologies 
 Work creatively and collaboratively on tight project deadlines and strict project budgets 
 Synthesize trends and happenings in other industries to create an informed point of view and drive the team forward 
 Shift gears from one project to another, guiding others and pitching in wherever is needed without hesitation 
 Understand the vision, but keeps an eye on the ball, make decisions, and get things done 
 Use excellent communication skills to identify, share and interpret pertinent information on initiatives with team, global offices, and beyond when appropriate 
 Motivate team with passion for all things design and trending 
 Share big ideas and savvy management skills to contribute to long term success of Global Design 
 Ability to research, identify, find and manage the right resources 
 Ability to work in a dynamic environment and comfortable with non-hierarchical organization 
 Coordinate and review outside consultant proposals, contracts and invoicing 

Key Skills/Requirements: 
 Doesn’t believe in the status quo, explores new territories, and is resourceful 
 Knowledge about innovation & trends both in & outside of industry with ability to connect the dots to influence innovative outcomes 
 Exceptional design skills and a strong business acumen 
 Problem solving & creative solution skills 
 Ability and interest to go both deep and wide in a variety of subject matters 
 Ability to build & maintain strong working relationships and collaborate with a diverse team 
 Thinks independently and fluidly and can speak to their ideas with passion and persuasion 
 Can manage their time with utter efficiency 
 Ability to negotiate and be flexible when appropriate 
 Strong project management skills & ability to manage multiple priorities & resources 
 Expert storytelling & verbal communications skills 
 Comfortable with ambiguity and decision making 
 Ability to speak up, share ideas and listen with curiosity 
 Quick thinker, problem solver and an excellent communicator 
 Ability to work in a self-directed environment 
 Ability to lead design areas within brand initiatives with little guidance 
 Ability to prepare design presentations of portions of brand initiatives. Understands design, strategies and prototype documents. 
 Mastery of all things digital like SketchUp, AutoCAD, InDesign, Bluebeam and Microsoft Project 

Education and Experience: 
 4-year degree from an accredited design program preferred 
 Minimum 8 years’ professional experience with a minimum of 6 years in the interior design field, preferably in the hospitality design industry 
 An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.