What will I be doing :
What will I be doing?
As the Director, Projects & Design India, you will be responsible for performing the following tasks to the highest standards :
Provide technical services and guiding all elements of the planning and design phase of the project.
Support Owner’s project timelines and construction progress with a view to ensuring a seamless hotel handover.
Provide mentorship for implementation of brand standards and any recommendations for meeting brand standards.
Oversee construction activities.
Report to Owners, Stakeholders, and Director on findings, key dates, solving project risks that will affect the hotel success and opening, 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 that allows 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
Review and approval of architectural planning, interior design and FF&E designs to ensure they meet Brand standards and Brand equity.
Provide technical assistance to the Development team prior to application to facilitate project approval.
Contribute to country-specific addenda to global Brand standards for all Hilton brands.
What are we looking for?
A Director, Projects & Design India 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
10 years of experience in hospitality design roles with a minimum of 2 years of experience in project management.
Excellent communication, presentation, written, and public speaking skills.
Fluency in English and Hindi, both verbal and written.
Ability to lead change, resolve issues and ensure collaboration within teams and / or units; includes maintaining the highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity.
Ability to evaluate and find opportunities from a strategic perspective, develop, prioritise 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 & 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.
Financials management and leadership skills, including the ability to monitor expenses against commitments, set priorities for funding, and develop annual financial goals.
Ability to travel at least once a fortnight is required.
Technical skills : Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
In-depth knowledge of design principles and proficiency in AutoCAD or similar drafting software is advantageous.