Executive Director – Design & Technical Services – Southern Europe
Our client is a leading name in global hospitality. As one of the largest hotel operators in the world, they also have one of the most interesting brand suites and a formidable development pipeline, especially in Southern Europe.
As such, they are seeking a Design & Technical Services Leader to take on the management of their team and drive the delivery of their Economy to Mid-Scale and Premium brands. The successful candidate will be from an Architecture or Interior Design design background, and have strong experience in decision making around material and equipment choices providing value engineering services to their partner owners, whilst maintaining compliance to brand design standards and not interfering with the look and feel of the hotel under development.
The successful candidate will have prior experience working with a hotel operator or owner operator organisation. This position will also be leading a small team so a demonstrable track record in people leadership and development in the hotel technical services environment is preferable. Southern European language skills, ideally Spanish would be high advantageous for communication with their owners, consultant supply chain and internal staff members. This role will ideally be based in Madrid, but could also be based from Milan or Paris.
This is a rare and exciting opportunity to take on a technical leadership position in one of today’s most exciting hotel companies.