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Marriott General Manager, Renaissance Orlando SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida

Job Number 24022736

Job Category Property Leadership

Location Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, 6677 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, Florida, United States

Schedule Full-Time

Located Remotely? N

Relocation? Y

Position Type Management

JOB SUMMARY

Functions as the primary strategic business leader of the property with responsibility for all aspects of the operation, including guest and employee satisfaction, human resources, financial performance, sales, and revenue generation, and delivering a return on investment to both Marriott International and property ownership. Drives implementation of the Renaissance brand service strategy and brand initiatives with the objective of meeting or exceeding guest expectations, increased profit, and market share. Holds property leadership team accountable for strategy execution and guides their individual professional development. The position ensures Marriott International sales engines are leveraged and initiates independent and proactive sales activities, when appropriate, to generate demand. Verifies that the objectives and goals of Marriott and property owner work together to achieve Renaissance brand positioning and success. Builds owner loyalty through proactive communication, setting and managing expectations, and delivering solid business results. The position is actively involved in the local community and builds strong relationships with local officials, businesses, and customers. Represents Marriott and Renaissance brand values in all leadership actions.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Education and Experience

• 2-year degree from an accredited university in Business Administration, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major; 8 years experience in management operations, sales and marketing, or related professional area.

OR

• 4-year bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major; 6 years experience in management operations, sales and marketing, or related professional area.

Preferred:

• General Manager experience with emphasis on Boutique and Luxury.

• Ability to work flexible hours including weekends, holidays, and late nights.

• Property industry work experience, demonstrating progressive career growth and a pattern of exceptional performance.

JOB SPECIFIC TASKS

Business Strategy Development

Stays current with industry trends and monitors strengths and weakness of competition; explores new business opportunities; develops business plans designed to maximize property customer satisfaction, profitability, and market share; verifies that property business plans are aligned with Marriott and Renaissance brand business strategies; translates Renaissance global strategic plan into one that can be executed on property.

Business Strategy Execution

Executes business plans designed to maximize property customer satisfaction, profitability, and market share; verifies that property business plans and employees are aligned with Marriott and Renaissance brand business strategies; holds property leadership team accountable for successful delivery of business plans; experiments with new ideas and takes calculated risks to improve guest satisfaction and profitability; evaluates the success of property business strategies to inform future business plan enhancements; drives business plans and actions to have a positive impact on property performance.

Sales and Marketing

Works closely with the Sales and Marketing team to develop revenue-generating strategies for the property; identifies new business leads, develops tailored sales approach, and actively pursues leads with the Sales and Marketing team; verifies that sales and marketing strategy is aligned with brand strategy and is effectively executed against established goals; verifies that property leaders understand and leverage Marriott demand engines to full potential; augments guest preference for property through booking ease and quality interactions with sales force.

Talent Management and Organizational Capability

Creates a cohesive and high-performance Executive Committee that continuously strives for positive results and improvement; coaches Executive Committee by providing specific feedback and holds them accountable for performance; creates learning and development opportunities for employees; creates and effectively executes development plans for both direct reports based on their individual strengths, development needs, and career aspirations; verifies that all managers are doing the same for their direct reports; identifies resource needs to strengthen property team; creates succession plans for future job openings; actively supports the staffing process; drives for effective work processes, systems and teamwork to maximize individual and overall property performance.

Brand Champion

Serves as a passionate brand advocate and verifies that the intent of the brand is pulled through in the guest experience; communicates a clear and consistent message regarding property and Renaissance brand goals to employees, property leadership team, and owners; serves as a role model by demonstrating exceptional work ethic and service delivery for all employees on the property; champions change; inspires and motivates team to achieve operational excellence; represents Marriott and Renaissance brand values in all leadership actions.

Business Information Analysis

Reviews business-related data such as market share, financial performance, inventory, employee engagement, and customer satisfaction; analyzes business information to proactively address changing market conditions, ensure property operates within budgetary guidelines and achieves profit margin goals; uses business information to identify indicators of product and service successes and opportunities for improvement; integrates business information into business plans.

Employee and Labor Relations

Verifies that all employees are treated fairly, and with respect, and handles any gaps that are discovered; builds rapport with employees by fostering an environment of open communication and spending time with employees on the frontlines; makes self available to employees (“open door policy”); ensures pay and benefits are appropriate for labor market; celebrates the success of employees in a public way; works with Human Resources to maximize employee engagement and monitor local labor environment to address issues as needed.

Revenue Management

Works with the Revenue Management team to develop effective pricing strategies, balancing seasonality, economy, customer segments, property objectives, and customer satisfaction; established revenue strategy that supports Renaissance brand positioning in the local market; monitors demand forecasting and revenue practices to maximize yield; identifies ways to grow occupancy, RevPAR, and market share by researching and staying aware of competitor strategies; controls labor and capital expenses.

Owner Relations

Builds strong rapport with property owners through proactive and ongoing communication; keeps owner informed of brand initiatives and guest experiences; provides owners with in-depth analysis of property performance, incorporating guest, financial, and employee business data; manages an effective balance between owner interests and Marriott/Renaissance brand interests and develops solutions that create value for both; develops and effectively promotes ideas for improving property service and profitability to ownership.

Customer and Public Relations Management

Interacts with guests and other customers on a frequent basis to obtain feedback about their experiences on property; utilizes guest/customer feedback to recognize outstanding employee service performance and improve service delivery; emphasizes and holds leadership team accountable for addressing service failures or potential service failures, and for developing innovative ways to exceed guest expectations; establishes presence in the market by actively promoting an exemplary property/brand image, involving oneself in the local community, and by developing strategic alliances with local officials, businesses, and customers; anticipates needs of large groups or high profile guests in order to deliver flawless service; verifies that products, services, and events attain the appropriate publicity (“PR buzz”).

Company/Brand Policy, Procedures, and Standards Compliance

Verifies property compliance with legal, safety, operations, labor, and Marriott and Renaissance brand product and service standards; conducts both routine and short-notice quality assurance audits with specific departments; holds employees accountable for performing audits on a regular basis; conducts detailed walk-throughs to ensure the building, public areas, kitchen, and grounds are well-maintained, safe, and meet or exceed guest expectations; verifies that employees are appropriately trained and performing to standard.

The salary range for this position is $241,000-$306,000 annually.

Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive, people-first culture. We are committed to non-discrimination on any protected basis, such as disability and veteran status, or any other basis covered under applicable law.

At Renaissance Hotels, we believe in helping our guests experience the DNA of the neighborhoods they are visiting. Our guests come to discover and uncover the unexpected, to dive into a new culture, or simply to make the most of a free evening. They see business travel as an adventure because they see all travel as an adventure. Where others may settle for the usual, our guests see a chance to bring home a great story. And so do we. We’re looking for fellow spontaneous explorers to join our team to bring the spirit of the neighborhood to our guests. If this sounds like you, we invite you to discover career opportunities with Renaissance Hotels. In joining Renaissance Hotels, you join a portfolio of brands with Marriott International. Be where you can do your best work,​ begin your purpose, belong to an amazing global​ team, and become the best version of you.

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