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Marriott Director of Human Resources (Pre-Opening) in Rabat, Morocco

Job Number 23211877

Job Category Human Resources

Location The Ritz-Carlton Rabat Dar Es Salam, KM 9 Avenue Mohammed VI, Rabat, Morocco, Morocco

Schedule Full-Time

Located Remotely? N

Relocation? N

Position Type Management


With a planned opening in spring 2024, The Ritz-Carlton Rabat Dar Es Salam will manifest the people and the culture of the city and will become synonymous of luxury service and innovative design with one-of-a-kind food, beverage and entertainment offerings.

Built upon a blend of Moroccan and Asian elegance, The Ritz-Carlton Rabat, Dar es Salam offers a tranquil retreat set amid 440 acres of oak forest, landscaped gardens and a manmade lake. The hotel honors its surroundings and heritage with luxury amenities and bespoke services.

  • 117 luxury rooms and suites blending Art Deco and Moroccan styles

  • Six restaurants and lounges with garden and fountain views

  • Spa with eight treatment rooms, two couple’s suites and a traditional hammam

  • More than 25,700 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor event space

  • Recreation including indoor and outdoor pools, tennis and a jogging track

  • Access to the Royal Golf Dar Es Salam and the Royal Equestrian Club


The ideal candidate for this position has extensive experience in luxury brands in a Director of Human Resources role and is fluent in French and English. Ideally the candidate has prior experience in leading a hotel opening or major renovation/conversion and working in the local market. You report directly to the property General Manager, with a dotted-line (functional) reporting relationship to the Vice President of the Luxury Human Resources Leader Europe and will be an integral member of the property executive committee. As a member of the Human Resources organization, you contribute a high level of human resource generalist knowledge and expertise for our new property. You will be accountable for talent acquisition, succession/workforce planning, performance management and development for property employees, using technology efficiently, and coaching/developing others to help influence and execute business objectives in the most efficient manner.

Your versatile tasks include:

  • You are the first point of contact for the executives you comprehensively supervise in all strategic and operational HR topics.

  • Especially in the opening phase, you will put together an efficient HR team and implement HR processes and policies to ensure compliance with French employment law.

  • Recruiting of specialists and executives as well as training and further education

  • Together with the hotel's management team, you will support the introduction and implementation of Marriott's corporate culture

  • Preparation and reporting of various key figures to the Executive Board, Regional and Divisional Offices

  • Ensuring the entire spectrum of personnel management/controlling in cooperation with your HR team

  • Continuous further development and implementation of modern HR instruments and concepts, ex. for personnel controlling, cost control and development

  • Occasional use as “Manager on Duty”

This is what we want from you:

  • At least 5-8 years of experience in human resources with management responsibility

  • Enjoyment of teamwork and the passion for being there for people

  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills combined with a high level of initiative

  • Constructive assertiveness and goal-oriented competence

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in German and English

  • Company-oriented thinking and acting in conjunction with a structured working style

  • Secure experience with the essential modern personnel instruments, project management, IT systems and social media

  • Extensive knowledge of labour, collective bargaining, tax and social security law

  • Strong sense of responsibility and quality,

What we have for you

  • Attractive remuneration

  • Excellent career opportunities within the world's largest hotel chain Marriott International

  • Regular training and well-founded further education opportunities

  • Worldwide discounted accommodation in over 8,000 hotels worldwide

  • Participation in the worldwide "Take Care" program for employees where regular workshops, trainings and meetings on the topic of "Wellbeing" take place

If you would like to become part of the team and experience a successful hotel opening together, then click "Apply now".

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 more than 100 award-winning properties worldwide, The Ritz-Carlton Ladies and Gentlemen create experiences so exceptional that long after a guest stays with us, the experience stays with them. Attracting the world’s top hospitality professionals who curate lifelong memories, we believe that everyone succeeds when they are empowered to be creative, thoughtful and compassionate.

Every day, we set the standard for rare and special luxury service the world over and pride ourselves on delivering excellence in the care and comfort of our guests.

Your role will be to ensure that the “Gold Standards” of The Ritz-Carlton are delivered graciously and thoughtfully every day. The Gold Standards are the foundation of The Ritz-Carlton and are what guides us each day to be better than the next. It is this foundation and our belief that our culture drives success by which The Ritz Carlton has earned the reputation as a global brand leader in luxury hospitality. As part of our team, you will learn and exemplify the Gold Standards, such as our Employee Promise, Credo and our Service Values. And our promise to you is that we offer the chance to be proud of the work you do and who you work with.

In joining The Ritz-Carlton, 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.