Manager, Hotel Construction

Location: 

Dallas, TX, US

Property Name:  Remote in the United States
Req Id:  23568

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is now seeking a Manager, Hotel Construction to join our team.

Why Wyndham?

By joining Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, you will play an integral role in our mission to make hotel travel possible for all. You’ll be part of the largest hotel franchise company in the world, where we strive to deliver the best value to our owners and guests. Most importantly, you’ll be entrusted to live our unique Count on Me culture, set by our core values of integrity, accountability, inclusive, caring and fun. At Wyndham, we provide all team members the opportunity to grow through best-in-class training and career development, leadership training, mentorship opportunities and educational support.  Supporting our team members is a top priority, which is why we offer competitive compensation and benefits, vacation, team member appreciation days, workplace flexibility and much more.  At Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, we value and embrace a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion that supports team members of all backgrounds and experiences. We can’t wait to welcome you!

The Role

The Regional Manager, Hotel Construction is responsible for a regional portfolio of executed franchise agreements for hotels that have not yet opened.  The ideal candidate will use a combination of technical knowledge related to real estate development and/or construction as well as interpersonal skills to foster strong relationships with franchisees and their support teams to ensure timely ground breaks and openings as well as to maintain brand standards.  The role includes intense collaboration with franchisees, internal team members, and outside service providers.  Maintaining accurate and timely reporting including projections and reaching portfolio-specific goals play critical roles.  Taking ownership of the assigned portfolio is a prerequisite for success in this role.  

What you'll do

Opening And Ground Break Executions

  • Lead and manage efforts required to ensure timely and efficient Ground Breaks and Openings for a large regional portfolio of sites by actively engaging with owners and their support teams (engineers, architects, contractors, and suppliers) to foster advancement of pre-development and construction timelines. 
  • Facilitate advancement of non-construction items such as financing and property management through internal and external sources.
  • Work closely with Manager and other WYNDHAM personnel to overcome franchisee objections and/or project delays.
  • Build relationships with other Wyndham Hotels and Resorts departments including Development (Sales), Strategic Finance, Operations, etc. to bring all available resources to franchisees.
  • Maintain accurate forecasts and record keeping on the assigned regional portfolio with an emphasis on performance goals of the department and the company.

Business Analysis

  • Manage operational reporting that will assist Architecture, Design, & Construction personnel in managing day to day business.
  • Conduct various analyses based on requests from Architecture, Design, & Construction and needs of other senior WYNDHAM leaders.
  • Work on special projects or initiatives assigned by the leadership of Architecture, Design, & Construction.

Performance Ready

  • Consult and work with our new owners and properties in maximizing their potential to become successful using tools and resources that are available with brand affiliation and being part of WYNDHAM.
  • Working in conjunction with the Openings and Operations teams to make sure we facilitate successful onboarding to enhance revenue potential through global sales, revenue management., e-commerce, punch list completion etc.

Personal Development                    

  • Develop your business acumen through continued professional growth and development opportunities provided internally through WYNDHAM and through outside sources.
  • Identify personnel improvement opportunities and work towards them in achieving goals in these areas.

Training

  • Maintain and enhance professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops provided by WYNDHAM; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies.
     

You'll be successful if you have

  • Problem-Solving & Decision-Making: Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to make sound decisions under pressure are crucial for navigating challenges that arise managing a portfolio of new construction and architectural conversion projects.
  • Project Management: Proven ability to meticulously plan, schedule, and manage project milestones from inception to completion for multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Quality Control & Assurance: Implement and maintain a robust quality control program to ensure the project meets all Brand Standards.
  • Hotel Design & Construction: Familiarity with the requirements and complexities involved in building hotels is preferred.  Previous experience with real estate development, construction, or services that support these is needed.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills for clear and concise communication with architects, engineers, subcontractors, franchisees, and other stakeholders.
  • Leadership & Teamwork: The ability to foster collaboration and teamwork within diverse project teams is essential.  Must take ownership of portfolio.
     

Required Qualifications/Experience

  • Minimum 3-5 years progressive management experience in Real Estate Development/Construction/Hospitality/Franchise or similar field.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, construction, real estate, or related field preferred.  Candidates with commensurate experience will be considered.
  • Proven ability to build strong relationships and collaboration within construction and project development teams.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office- Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook.
  • Knowledge of Salesforce is a plus.
  • Significant travel will be required, which will be greater than 70%.
     

COMPANY OVERVIEW:

 

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the world’s largest hotel franchising company by the number of properties with approximately 9,200 hotels across over 95 countries on six continents. Through our network of approximately 872,000 rooms appealing to the everyday traveler, Wyndham commands a leading presence in the hospitality industry. Headquartered in Parsippany, N.J. with offices around the world in London, Shanghai, Buenos Aires, Dubai and more, Wyndham employs more than 2,000 corporate team members worldwide who are dedicated to the Company’s mission of making hotel travel possible for all. Supporting thousands of franchisees and a growing global portfolio of 24 hotel brands—think household names like Wyndham, La Quinta, Ramada, Days Inn and Super 8—Wyndham team members are a widespread group of individuals with diverse interests and backgrounds. Our unique Count on Me culture, commitment to flexibility and core values of Integrity, Accountability, Inclusivity, Caring and Fun are just part of what continues to make Wyndham an award-winning best place to work.

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


Employment Status: Full-time

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What we expect from you

You will play an important part in our mission to make travel possible for all by:

∙ Being responsive, respectful and delivering great experiences to our guests, partners and communities.

∙ Foster an inclusive environment where individuals feel empowered to bring their authentic selves to work and share their diverse perspectives.

∙ Bring your best every day and strive to exceed expectations in all you do.

What you can expect from us

With Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, you can expect a fulfilling career to include:

∙ Growth opportunities through best-in-class training and career development, leadership training, mentorship opportunities and educational support.

∙ Competitive salary and benefits.

∙ Team member benefit programs that focus on nutrition, exercise, lifestyle management, physical and emotional wellness, financial health, and the quality of the environment in which all team members work and live.

∙ A Culture of Diversity & Inclusion - Our inclusive culture infuses different perspectives that reflect our diverse customers and communities around the world.

About Wyndham

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the champion of the everyday traveler.  Every day, we work to make hotel travel possible for all. With more hotels than anyone else, we offer the largest and widest collection of hotel experiences in the world. So wherever and however people travel, Wyndham will be there to welcome them.


Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth