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Development Manager - Turkey


Istanbul, TR

Property Name:  WHG Turkey
Req Id:  14375

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is now seeking a Development Manager - Turkey to join our team in Turkey.

Job Summary

The position is responsible for the development of all Wyndham Hotels & Resorts brands however the main focus will be on conversion hotels and rebrand opportunities in the Turkey Region. 

Working closely with the VP Development Europe and Director – Development Turkey & Balkans, the role will include all aspects of development including on market research, sourcing and screening potential projects; overseeing the analysis of projects’ potential; preparing contracts and attaining internal approval.  The incumbent will be responsible for surfacing potential opportunities for growth by adding new properties to our portfolio.  These may be new builds but more likely conversions or rebrands mainly under franchised agreements. 

The role will also include building productive relationships with new and existing owners and franchisees in order to grow new rooms across Turkey.

This position will also have frequent contact with the Development / Franchise Sales, Legal, Contracts Administration, Central Operations, NHOP, AD&C, Feasibility Finance and Commercial teams. 


  1. Decision Making Authority:

This position will have the authority to take decisions or make recommendations related to:

    • Lead qualification & processing (100% responsible)
  • Providing standard key commercial terms for all / any projects to all parties
  • Closing transactions  
  1. Level of autonomy

This position will have a high sense of autonomy. In many cases, the Associate will have a remote or home office setup; therefore they will plan their own daily activities and organize their own travel schedule.

  1. Impact

The position has a direct impact on the company’s image, pipeline and revenue growth.  This individual will have a specific annual quota to meet and the achievement of this will make a measurable impact on the Company’s bottom line performance.

Scope/Financial Responsibility

  • They will have annual Key Performance Objectives to meet which will be measured in terms of their contribution to System Growth (executions & openings) and agreed personal objectives.
  • The position holder will be in a revenue generating position and their individual performance will have a direct impact on the Company’s growth, financial performance and the achievement of the regional strategy. 
  • The position will be responsible for managing their own travel and travel related expenses in accordance with an approved annual budget (the budget will be communicated to the individual).

Abilities/Key Competencies/Skills

  • Highly developed analytical, negotiation and financial skills
  • Able to build and maintain positive professional relationships
  • Solution orientation and able to anticipate and resolve potential obstacles
  • Able to meet deadlines and project timelines
  • Superior communication and presentation skills, both oral and written
  • Detail orientation
  • Highly self-motivated, goal oriented and target driven
  • Demonstrates the highest standards of honesty, integrity and discretion
  • Able to work remotely and autonomously whilst demonstrating a collaborative approach and spirit


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent, ideally in a Business Administration, Real Estate, Finance or hospitality discipline
  • Post graduate qualification or equivalent experience in property advisory or similar would be an advantage
  • Previous experience in a corporate environment within the preparation and negotiation of managed or franchised contracts is required
  • Previous experience in the negotiation or brokerage of franchising, hotel management contracts, real estate development and/or the hospitality sector are advantageous
  • Experience of working in the hospitality industry at hotel or corporate level is a must.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is essential. Additional Russian language capabilities would be be a plus
  • Must be computer literate and experiences in using all Microsoft office programmes including Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook
  • Candidates must also have had experience of using Customer Relationship Management tools

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the largest hotel franchisor in the world and a leading hotel management company.  We stand 20 brands strong across 9,000 hotels in more than 80 countries, and we offer the most diverse collection of hotel experiences in the world.  Our iconic brands, united by the richest and simplest rewards program in the business, make hotel travel possible for all.

Our hotel owners are the stewards of our brands, and together, we champion everyday travelers.  We believe guests deserve great experiences, and our robust portfolio—distinguished by our leading economy and midscale brands—delivers just that.

We are AmericInn® by Wyndham, Baymont® by Wyndham, Days Inn® by Wyndham, Dazzler® by Wyndham, Dolce Hotels and Resorts® by Wyndham, Esplendor® Boutique Hotels by Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson® by Wyndham, La Quinta® Inns & Suites, Microtel  by Wyndham®, Ramada Encore by Wyndham, Ramada Worldwide® by Wyndham, Super 8® by Wyndham, The Trademark Collection® by Wyndham, Travelodge® by Wyndham, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Wyndham Garden®, Wyndham Grand® and Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®.

Headquartered in Parsippany, N.J. with offices around the globe in London, Shanghai, Buenos Aires, Dubai and more, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts employs approximately 15,000 team members worldwide.

Job Location: WHG Turkey, Buyukdere Caddesi, Bahar Sokak, River Plaza D: 48, Istanbul, Istanbul  34394
Employment Status: Full-time

Employment Disclaimer

In some locations around the world, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts manages hotel properties on behalf of a third party owner. At many of those properties, the Hotel owner is the actual employer, and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts performs recruiting and hiring functions on behalf of the owner. I understand and agree that, by applying through this site, I may be applying for a position with a company other than Wyndham Hotels & Resorts where Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is serving only as the recruiter and will not be my actual employer.

What we expect from you

• Bring your best every day

• Put our guests first

• Strive to exceed expectations in all you do

What you can expect from us

• Best-in-class training and career development

• Supportive and engaged team

• Fast paced fun environment

About Wyndham

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the champion of the everyday traveler. Through the largest and widest collection of hotel experiences in the world, we work to make hotel travel possible for all. Wherever and however people travel, Wyndham will be there to welcome them.