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Director, Select Brand Management

Bethesda, MD $58.36-77.95/Hour Immediately Allows Partial Remote Work

Job Number

  • Job Number MARJP00083117
  • Highlights

    • Job Number MARJP00083117
    • Location Bethesda, MD
    • Pay Rate $58.36-77.95/Hour
    • Date Posted Mar 8, 2024
    • Start Date Immediately
    • Number of Positions 1
    • Remote Position Type Allows Partial Remote Work

    Skills

    • Strategy
    • Analytical
    • communication skills

    Description

    JOB SUMMARY

    NOTE:  This is a FLEX Associate Engagement  

    Position type: Full-Time

     

    The Director, Select Brands Strategy, plays a pivotal role in shaping the brand experience for Fairfield, TownePlace Suites, and SpringHill Suites. Collaborating with various departments, this role drives strategic direction, ensuring alignment with business objectives and delivering a unique brand experience. Key responsibilities include defining brand strategies, managing brand performance, and overseeing the execution of initiatives to enhance brand differentiation.

     

    Role Responsibilities/Duties:

    • Participate in developing a compelling brand strategy, incorporating consumer insights, competitive analysis, and stakeholder needs.
    • Support the creation of strategic brand business plans, including economic strategies, product/service models, positioning, and competitive strategies.
    • Lead initiatives and projects to reinforce brand strategy, working closely with cross-functional teams.
    • Guide project teams from initiation to implementation, ensuring alignment with brand objectives.
    • Utilize consumer and market trend data to inform business strategies and initiatives.
    • Act as a Brand Champion, fostering strong relationships with stakeholders and ensuring brand culture is reflected at all touchpoints.
    • Educate stakeholders on brand strategy, positioning, and competitive landscape.
    • Drive execution of communication strategies to support brand strategies and performance goals.
    • Represent the brand in external forums, refining brand standards and operational practices as needed.
    • Partner with Business Intelligence to identify trends and innovative practices relevant to the brand.
    • Set direction for initiatives to improve brand performance and oversee brand standards review and approval processes.
    • Advocate for customer needs and guide resources to understand target consumer preferences.
    • Collaborate with marketing teams on customer-facing brand communications and collateral development.
    • Liaise with global design teams to execute brand design foundations and uphold design standards.
    • Develop brand promotions to drive revenue and brand visibility efficiently.
    • Lead internal marketing efforts, including associate rallies and culture initiatives.
    • Drive brand experience projects to enhance brand differentiation and preference.
    • Support owner and franchise services to enhance owner satisfaction and drive brand growth.
    • Provide opening support for new hotels, ensuring brand standards are upheld during launch.
    • Offer guidance to opening teams on branded critical path documents for openings and conversions.

     

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Marketing, or related field, with 6+ years of progressive professional experience demonstrating exceptional performance; or 8+ years of relevant professional experience in brand management or related function.
    • Experience in lifestyle branding or operations is preferred.
    • MBA is preferred.

     

    Competencies:

    • Strategic thinking: Ability to develop and execute strategic brand plans that align with business objectives.
    • Stakeholder management: Strong relationship-building skills to engage effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
    • Communication: Excellent verbal and written communication skills to articulate brand strategies and initiatives.
    • Analytical skills: Proficiency in analyzing consumer and market data to inform business strategies.
    • Leadership: Demonstrated leadership abilities to guide cross-functional teams and drive brand initiatives.
    • Adaptability: Ability to adapt to changing business environments and drive innovation in brand strategies and executions.

     

    Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Marriott International does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws.

     

    FLEX employees will accrue .03334 hours of paid leave for every hour worked and be eligible to receive minimum of 9 holidays annually.

     

    All locations offer coverage for medical, dental, vision, health care flexible spending account, dependent care flexible spending account, life insurance, disability insurance, accident insurance, adoption expense reimbursements, paid parental leave, 401(k) plan, stock purchase plan, discounts at Marriott properties, commuter benefits, employee assistance plan, and childcare discounts.  Benefits are subject to terms and conditions, which may include rules regarding eligibility, enrollment, waiting period, contribution, benefit limits, election changes, benefit exclusions, and others.

     

    Marriott HQ is committed to a hybrid work environment that enables associates to Be connected.  Headquarters-based positions are considered hybrid, for candidates within a commuting distance to Bethesda, MD; candidates outside of commuting distance to Bethesda, MD will be considered for remote positions.

     

    The application deadline for this position is 14 days after the date of this posting, March 22nd, 2024.

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