Design Manager

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Job Description

citizenM is an affordable luxury hotel chain for mobile citizens of the world. With a style that will knock your socks off, we offer citizens a real home from home, plus the world’s fluffiest pillows. Our typical guest is a frequent traveler who is quality and design-driven, and value-conscious. We currently have hotels in the Netherlands, France, UK, Switzerland, Denmark, USA, and Asia, with more to come soon. We are proud to put hospitality back into the hospitality industry and have received numerous awards for our groundbreaking approach. We like to do things differently. This means our hotels are not traditional… and neither are our support offices. We’re open-minded, with kind hearts and global minds.

The Design Manager (DM) supports the project teams and reports directly to the HDD and Project Director. In this capacity the DM will contribute to the realization of new hotels from the initial stages of the project until handover to the operations team. In this role they are a key-player for managing the quality of the hotel-product and the integration of citizenM’s brand standards.

The DM will be the main-responsible person to guide the design process and the design team in the hotel development, in quality, in time, in budget, checking compliance with citizenM brand standards and obtaining the requirements and approval from internal citizenM departments. The Design Manager must uphold the quality standards and design standards and lead the design process.

 key responsibilities

is in the lead for all design aspects of the development with support from the HDD
leads design meetings with external consultants with support from the HDD
implements the citizenM brand and culture training and education of external professional teams
responsible for quality control on site and works in progress
check full compliance with citizenM brand standards and registers any deviations and expedites internal approvals
works in tandem with citizenM’s Designer, SDI managers and the external professional teams implementing design packages from different citizenM departments (Operations, Food & Beverage, IT and Marketing etc.)
coordinate and manage client direct supply items
provide timely and accurate knowledge transfer to local development partners and internal citizenM departments
assist the PD in performance evaluation of external professionals
assist the PD in reporting costs and timing consequences of design change orders
project administration (Proquro)
approvals and hand over management contributes to the standardization effort by involvement in product groups
manages and reports project RFI’s to the HDD to assist in standardization
qualifications / skills

minimum bachelor’s degree in architecture or equivalent
minimum 5 year’s experience in a design & development organization
knowledge of and practical experience with Autocad, sketch-up, BIM/Revit
experience level to guide two citizenM Hotel developments at the same time
internationally oriented and willing to frequently travel within US/EU
social person to excel within different countries, customs and cultures
excellent organization skills
effective collaboration and communication skills
passionate and positive attitude. solution driven individual
what’s in it for you?

this position will earn between $120,000 to $135,000 based on the applicants qualifications
personal and professional development opportunities and programs
chance to meet and work with people from all over the world
ability to experience our hotels for yourself through our experience nights program
latest tech devices and all the tools you need to be successful in your role
benefits like full health, dental and vision insurance as well as a matching 401K plan
paid time off to create that work life balance
commuter benefits
flexible spending and dependent care accounts
citizenM Paid Parental leave
varied team days and social events (from food trucks and quizzes at the office to parties on boats)
locations / hours

This position is based in the New York Support Office. This is a full time, hybrid position with a 25% travel requirement.

We actively seek applications from qualified individuals and groups who are under-represented in the workplace, whether in relation to religion, ethnicity, age, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability. We’re also happy to make accommodations in the interview process and beyond to best suit the needs and strengths of disabled people and neurodivergent individuals. If you require accommodations, please add a note in your application and we will work together to find the best solution possible.