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Manager, F&B Innovation

Bethesda, MD $33.40-44.53/Hour Immediately Allows Partial Remote Work

Job Number

  • Job Number MARJP00083506
  • Highlights

    • Job Number MARJP00083506
    • Location Bethesda, MD
    • Pay Rate $33.40-44.53/Hour
    • Date Posted Mar 22, 2024
    • Start Date Immediately
    • Number of Positions 1
    • Remote Position Type Allows Partial Remote Work


    • Operations
    • attention to detail
    • project management skills



    NOTE:  This is a FLEX Associate Engagement  

    Position type: Full-Time


    The FLEX Manager, Food & Beverage (F&B) Operations is part of the Global Operations (GO) department, which is known for taking ideas into implementation across all brands, disciplines, and continents and will report to the Senior Director, F&B Innovation. This role will provide planning and support for key strategic initiatives in Food & Beverage (F+B): including discipline workshops development, planning and execution, and project management for the Global Restaurant & Bar (R+B) concept library, including development, documentation, coordination, and integration with brand initiatives.


    The FLEX Manager, Food & Beverage Operations, in partnership with a broad group of internal and external stakeholders, provides creativity, discipline expertise and connectivity, developing and maintaining the best-in-class food and beverage concepts, programs, tools and training resources.


    Role Responsibilities/Duties:

    • Manages and compiles work related to the Concept Library project, is the liaison with designers and vendors to gather input and assets and coordinates project timeline and activities
    • Collates contents for the documentation, filters and directs to the project team and contributors
    • Research trends and competition, identifying industry trends, competitive situations and opportunities that are relevant to existing and future restaurants and bar projects
    • Edit concept briefs, confirm appropriate, illustrative imagery, and creates mood boards and other materials to support concept development exercises. Maintaining a log of licenses of assets
    • Documents the project and maintains communication decks, schedules meetings, and provides updates
    • Partners with disciplines, peers, and continent teams to create and maintain a bank of compelling, cutting edge R+B concepts (scalable and packaged)
    • Conducts research and analysis pertinent to the development of the project(s) assigned
    • Tracks progress of work and provides updates to stakeholders on progress of design and development activities
    • Collaborates with team members on continent-driven projects
    • Creates supporting documentation for programs
    • Utilizes word processing, Desktop Publishing Tools, On-Line Interactive training software to create presentations, to implement documentation, to develop communications, and to support projects



    • 3+ years of Operations experience in bar and restaurant industry or related area
    • 4-year bachelor's degree in business administration, Program Management, Hospitality, Culinary Science , or other related area
    • Experience and solid understanding of hotel operations
    • Excellent presentation, verbal, and written skills
    • Working knowledge of one or more of the following: InDesign, Photoshop, Articulate Storyline, photography, or videography



    • Strategic and innovative thinker, can create concepts and strategies
    • Experience in creating concept briefs, mood boards, and other materials to support concept development initiatives
    • Strong ability to manage multiple projects and responsibilities
    • Ability to collaborate with peers and partners to create and document compelling food and beverage concepts and programs
    • Ability to work with multiple stakeholders across multiple brands
    • Ability to function independently in a multi-task environment and to prioritize work assignments
    • Highly adaptable with the ability to effectively adjust to changes in business priorities
    • Ability to influence by articulating concepts clearly and in a compelling way
    • Self-directed toward excellent work outcomes
    • Planning and execution / program management ·Strong communications skills and storytelling: a great eye for compelling visual creative and strong written communications and storytelling skills


    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, April 5th, 2024.

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