Development Manager France


Paris, FR, 75008

Property Name:  WHG France
Req Id:  23332

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

Job Summary

The position is responsible for the development of all Wyndham Hotels & Resorts brands in France.


Working closely with the Sr Director Development, the role will include all aspects of development including cold calling, sourcing and screening potential projects; in conjunction with Feasibility analyse 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, conversions or rebrands mainly under franchised agreements. 


The role will also be required to seek out and build productive relationships with new and existing owners and franchisees in order to grow the portfolio across their region.


This position will also have frequent contact with the Development / Franchise Sales colleagues, 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 individual 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 monthly scorecard review meetings and 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
  • Highly self-motivated, goal oriented and target driven
  • Demonstrates the highest standards of honesty, integrity and discretion
  • Customer focused
  • Culturally sensitive and adaptable
  • 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 & French is essential. Additional 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 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.


Job Location: WHG France, Batiment Exelmans Paris Nord 2, 33 Rue Des Vanesses, Paris, N/A  75008
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 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.