***This role is located in our corporate offices in McLean, VA***
The Hilton portfolio of hotels is comprised of 19 industry-leading and world-class brands. A dedicated team of industry experts in the domains of hospitality, brand management, innovation, food and beverage, wellness, owner relations, and more, leads our Brands organization with the steadfast goal of strengthening and growing the Hilton portfolio. In addition to our flagship brand, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, the family of brands includes Waldorf Astoria, Conrad, Canopy, Tempo by Hilton, DoubleTree, Curio Collection, LXR Hotels and Resorts, Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Motto, Signia by Hilton, Tapestry Collection, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton, Tru, Embassy Suites, Homewood Suites, Home2 Suites, Spark, and Hilton Grand Vacations.
What will I be doing?
The Senior Manager, Brand F&B will play a leading role in managing Americas Brand F&B enterprise-level projects, ranging from scalable development resources (scalable brands and prototypes) to program resources (i.e. retail/breakfast) and deployment of such projects to the field. Whilst doing so the Senior Manager is responsible for internal and external communication on enterprise projects with a focus on F&B Retail, running department-wide project budgets, timelines, and conduct internal and external stakeholder management!
More specifically you will:
Work directly with Brand teams and Brand F&B brand leads to build out robust enterprise programming and development resources for our brands including essential programs around retail, bar, breakfast, and M&E
Act as Americas Brand F&B (all brands) enterprise point of contact on F&B Retail development and deployment and work with Brand F&B disciplines on the development and coordination of retail programs
Independently run Prototype/Scalable brand projects, balancing involvement of F&B/Design leads and navigate collaborator decision making
Own all aspects of communication and deployment of enterprise projects to end-users such as hotel and ownership community, working with brand F&B, brand, communication, and owner relations experts
Contribute to the creative development of enterprise communication tools & channels. I.e. StiR Website, Pitch decks
Develop Enterprise Project Management and administrative tool and process to manage project tasks, timelines, and team member visibility
Drive a consistent process of communication to brand and senior leadership on enterprise projects relevant to their brand
Administrate the Global Brand F&B, Small Discretionary project funds, and budget. To improve transparency and utilization of our yearly project funding
Lead visual identity development and F&B branding processes including original brand concept creation and external agency management
Support special F&B projects including product development and event management as needed
Develop strategy and tools to deploy and promote enterprise resources to hotels, owners, and internal audiences
Reasonable tasks as decided by business needs
What are we looking for?
Success in this role will demonstrate itself through the following attributes and skills:
Highly organized individual with demonstrated project management skills and financial savvy
Deep understanding of current hospitality brands, F&B concepts, restaurant/bar design, trends
Creative capacity to lead brand visual ID projects
Ability to long-term develop and deploy complex projects within in a matrix environment, effectively manage multiple partners
Persuasive communication skills, to positively influence Hilton's partners and can communicate effectively and with diplomacy at all levels
Ability to handle change, resolve conflicts and ensure collaboration within teams and/or units; includes maintaining the highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity
Total discretion and confidentiality regarding critical information
Strong problem-solving skills, including the ability to effectively collaborate with others
Outstanding ability to assemble general project budget and timeline, and coordinate and prioritize projects through execution to launch
Outstanding project management, organizational, and collaboration skills and ability to prioritize several projects at once
Ability to work independently and lead independent work within larger groups as appropriate
Able to travel as required
To fulfill this role successfully, you should demonstrate the following minimum qualifications:
Five (5) years of enterprise project and project management experience, preferably in hospitality or related consumer-facing product sector
Strong proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite: PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook, Office 365
It would be useful in this position for you to demonstrate the following capabilities and distinctions:
Degree or academic study in Hotel Management, Culinary, Brand Graphic / Interior Design, Business Administration, Marketing/Branding
What is it like working for Hilton?
The future of hospitality is bright at Hilton : a leading global hospitality company with a diverse portfolio of world-class brands . Dedicated to filling the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, we have welcomed more than 3 billion guests in our more than 100-year history. Hilton is proud to have an award-winning workplace culture, and we are consistently named among one of the World's Best Workplaces.
We support the mental and physical wellbeing of all Team Members, so they can Thrive, thanks to innovative programs and benefits such as workplace flexibility, career growth and development, and our Go Hilton travel discount program. Hilton prioritizes understanding and integrating our Team Members' unique perspectives and voices-along with those of our Guests, Owners, Suppliers, and Partners-to cultivate a diverse and inclusive environment for all. Check out the Hilton Careers blog and Instagram to learn more about what it's like to be on Team Hilton!
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We will ensure that qualified individuals with protected disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions of their role, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.