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Senior Architectural Design & Construction Manager


Parsippany, NJ, US

Property Name:  Parsippany - 22 Sylvan Way
Req Id:  13222

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is now seeking a Senior Architectural Design & Construction Manager to join our team at the Parsippany - 22 Sylvan Way location in ParsippanyNew Jersey.

Job Summary

The Architectural Design & Construction Manager is a key leadership role in managing and executing the successful on-boarding of new properties and new franchisees into the Wyndham Hotels & Resorts brands, who will be responsible in managing specialists. Beginning at execution through ground break, the Architectural Design & Construction Manager is expected to manage, coordinate and collaborate with Design, Construction, Strategic Sourcing, Contract Administration, Quality Assurance/Conversion, Franchise Development and other internal departments to ensure Wyndham services are provided to franchisees.


The Architectural Design & Construction Manager will also be responsible in establishing strategic goals by gathering pertinent business, financial, service, and operations information; identifying and evaluating trends and options; choosing a course of action; defining objectives; evaluating outcomes. In addition, the position will be responsible for owning and leading the development of critical Openings processes that deliver value to the franchisee.  These include but are not limited to providing owners & their design professionals with access to prototypes & brand standards, creating a Design & Construction Opportunity in Salesforce at deal execution, assist owners with obtaining financing and securing land, sharing resources for potential Architects, Design Professionals & Contractors, forecasting, information collection, launch efforts, supplies/OS&E, IT/PMS scheduling, opening qualification, quality improvement, etc. The Manager will also interface with all other franchisee facing departments, including but not limited to Franchise Services, Finance, Strategic Sourcing, Hotel Integration, Operations Support Desk, Contracts Administration & Compliance, Franchise Development, Information Technology and Brand Leadership.

Education & Experience

  • Minimum 7-10 years progressive management experience in Hospitality/Construction/Franchise or similar field.
  • Proven leadership skills among his or her peers.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office- Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access, Outlook
  • Knowledge of Oracle, Salesforce.com and Microstrategy is a plus.
  • Significant travel will be required, which will be greater than 70%

General Requirements

Openings execution

  • Lead and manage required tasks and efforts that are required to ensure the most effective and efficient Ground break for a property.
  • Contribute and lead process changes and enhancements to maintain accurate forecasts with regards to room and performance goals of the department and the company.
  • Manage your and your team’s process effectively to enhance the relationship with franchisee owners and property management and generate trust for the company. 

Team Development                                                                                       

  • Develop the Construction team member’s business acumen and assist in their professional growth and development.
  • Identify personnel improvement opportunities and work with them in achieving goals in these areas.
  • Identifying and managing training initiatives that increase the capabilities of the Construction function.

Process Improvement

  • Collaborate in improving key Construction process areas by evaluating process steps, analyze data and assist in designing and implementing process changes.
  • Direct the team in the execution and co-ordination of critical processes that will help achieve an optimal performance metrics for both owner and team member.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with support departments to identify tools that can be used to optimize team productivity

General Requirements Continued

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 WHG.
  • Working in conjunction with the DFO community to make sure we facilitate successful Onboarding to enhance revenue making potential through-, Global Sales, Rev Mgmt., ecommerce, Punchlist completion etc.

Business Analysis

  • Manage and develop operational reporting that will assist Hotel Construction personnel in managing day to day business.
  • Conduct or lead your team to develop various analyses based on requests from Franchise Construction and needs of  other senior WHG leaders
  • Lead the effort where the team can assist Franchise Construction department heads in the planning, budgeting and forecasting processes, as well as, special project needs.  Additionally, identify opportunities for creating operational improvements and cost efficiencies.
  • Work closely with the Director Construction to collaborate and coordinate reporting efforts and joint initiatives supporting the Franchise Construction and overall Franchise Services Organization.

Project Management:

  • Improve departmental efficiencies using tools and reporting available to us.
  • Work on special projects or initiatives assigned by the leadership of Hotel Construction – (LQ UP, Days Inn, etc.)
  • Use direct and indirect leadership skills and demonstrate ownership and accountability of process changes


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

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.

Our Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Job Location: Parsippany - 22 Sylvan Way22 Sylvan WayParsippanyNew Jersey  07054
Employment Status: Full-time

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.

Nearest Major Market: New York City
Nearest Secondary Market: Newark