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Director - Franchise Operations Türkiye

Location: 

Istanbul, TR, 34394

Property Name:  WHG Turkey
Req Id:  21560

 is now seeking a Director - Franchise Operations Türkiye to join our team in Türkiye

Job Summary

The incumbent will be responsible for the overall performance of the WHR franchised hotels within the Turkey region and will be required to establish, support, maximize and maintain relationships with both existing and new franchisees / owners and General Managers, in order to drive overall performance i.e. contribution, revenue opportunity, quality and guest service measures, operational excellence, compliance and brand engagement. 

The Director– Franchise Operations will manage critical relationships with key stakeholders, for example, hotel ownership companies and General Managers - the success of which will have a fundamental influence on the company’s balance sheet.  They will add value in respect to both operating hotels and new opening/conversion hotels according to brand standards as early as possible, quality, brand engagement, revenue management, service and financial measures.  This person will engage with the franchisee community throughout their designated territory to maintain the service, quality & consistencies of approach required by our brands and enhance overall performance of the hotels.

The incumbent will be responsible for the full cycle of operational support and will be required to document and deliver a strategic plan for the support, enhanced performance and ongoing retention of the hotels within their remit, acting as an ambassador for WHR and each of its brands, as well as being a consultant to each individual property.

Complexity

This individual will have a broad liaison throughout the organization and externally at all levels and functions and will therefore forge and nurture strong relationships with decision makers within the  franchise community as well as internally.

The Director – Franchise Operations will be required to visit each franchised hotel regularly and touring the entire hotel (front of house & heart of house) giving general operational and brand specific advice and guidance whilst exercising the highest level of influence within this work group as their actions will have a significant impact.  He/she will work with a high level of autonomy and will therefore be in the position to make critical decisions on behalf of the business.

  • Highest level of proactivity and autonomous working required due to the dispersed nature of the primary client base
  • The Director – Franchise Operations acts as an ambassador for all Wyndham Hotel Group departments as part of a unified team and is able to identify and access the necessary resources to make consultative recommendations.  They are the first point of contact for key stakeholders and their teams and therefore play an integral part in strengthening the company’s value proposition with the  franchised community

Key Performance Indicator Responsibility

As part of the Regional Operations team, the Director – Franchise Operations activity has a direct impact on the company’s revenue generation along with support from their functional specialist colleagues and therefore contributes to the overall revenue performance of Wyndham Hotel Group. Quantifiable measurement will be based on comparison of year on year results in the following key performance indicators;

  • RevPar Growth
  • Royalty Fees Income
  • Level of outstanding debt amounts
  • Satisfaction surveys from franchisees
  • Brand engagement
  • QA and Guest satisfaction results
  • Wyndham Rewards enrolments
  • Property Retention

Abilities/Skills

Alongside the professional competencies outlined below, the successful candidate will demonstrate the fundamentals of Wyndham’s Count on Me! Service Culture to be Responsive, Respectful and Deliver a Great Experience.  This will form the cornerstone of their approach as they carry out all tasks with the Count on Me! Building Blocks in mind;

Compassionate, Engaged, Dependable, Courteous, Engaged, Inclusive, Hospitable, Prepared and Personalised.

Experience/Certificates/Education

  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent, ideally within a hospitality or related discipline
  • Proven track record as a Hotel / General Manager or functional regional Manager with full P&L responsibility
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Turkish is essential 
  • Able to undertake regular national travel, including nights away from home
  • Must be able to travel regularly
  • Proven capability in strategic planning and commercial acumen
  • Proven experience in a multinational and multicultural business environment
  • Experience of a franchised environment would by an advantage

COMPANY OVERVIEW:
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the largest hotel franchisor in the world and a leading hotel management company.  We stand 22 brands strong across 9,000 hotels in more than 95 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, Registry Collection Hotels, Super 8® by Wyndham, The Trademark Collection® by Wyndham, Travelodge® by Wyndham, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Wyndham Alltra, 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 9,000 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:

You will play an important part in our mission to make hotel 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, flexible work arrangements and exclusive team member discounts.  

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 Company culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our culture infuses different perspectives that reflect our diverse guests and communities around the world.

About Wyndham Hotels & Resorts:

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 across the globe, 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.