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IT Manager - W Florence

Marriott International

Marriott International

IT
Florence, SC, USA
Posted on Friday, July 5, 2024

Job Description

Job Number 24114668
Job Category Information Technology
Location W Florence, Piazza Dell' Unita' Italiana, 3- 4 - Via del Melarancio no 1, 1/A, Florence, Florence, Italy VIEW ON MAP
Schedule Full-Time
Located Remotely? N
Relocation? N
Position Type Management

ABOUT THE BRAND

W Hotels’ mission is to Ignite Curiosity, Expand Worlds. We are a place to experience life. We’re here to open doors and open minds. With us, there’s always more. We dare to deliver a different kind of luxury. One that revels in bold ideas and indulges in the unexpected. We believe luxury is the freedom to be yourself and explore desires: whatever, whenever. Let go, let loose - that’s half the fun.

ABOUT THE PROPERTY

Florence’s old Grand Hotel Majestic will be opening in the first quarter of 2025. It will be transformed into the Tuscan city’s newly opening W Florence. After its debut in Rome last December, with the W Rome-Marriott just off central Via Veneto, Marriott’s luxury lifestyle brand.

Located steps from Florence’s world-renowned art, thriving dining scene and celebrated shopping destination Via de’Tornabuoni, W Florence is well-situated to offer guests the very best of the city at their doorstep. The hotel will feature 120 guestrooms, including 20 suites. The Extreme WOW Suite, W’s take on the Presidential Suite, will offer a large living space and private terrace with stunning views across the Duomo and the Santa Maria Novella church. Adding rare and much-sought-after inside and outside living spaces, the ground floor, which will house the W Lounge and Living Room, will seamlessly blend around a central partially covered courtyard.

JOB SUMMARY

Leads and operates Information Technology (IT) discipline. Manages a team of IT resources and is accountable for day-to-day hotel and company office IT operations. Provides support to operations leaders for owner relations and negotiations on IT matters. Once handed over from the direct manager, accountable for new opening/acquisition construction oversight, countdown, and live operation. Executes property internet support. Works with direct manager on vendor management and product development for the assigned market.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Education and Experience

• Hotel or Hospitality Management education, awareness of global hospitality technology trends. Experience in assignments at international locations. Back of the house and guest facing operational and technical experience with hospitality management systems. Minimum 3 years in an Associate Supervisory role.

OR

• Bachelor’s degree level or equivalent. Minimum 2 years project management experience. Proven negotiation skills.

CORE WORK ACTIVITIES

General

• Maintains status documentation (goals, scorecard, LPA tracking, etc.) to verify accuracy.

• Strives to achieve balanced scorecard and goals by leveraging resources and concepts to achieve desired results.

• Monitors assigned company owned and managed offices to verify IT operations are running effectively.

• Meets with direct manager to provide updates on IT activities and business plans.

• Meets with business point of contact (General Manager, Director of Finance, etc.) or in-person contact at least once every two months to seek feedback and provide effective updates on IT activities and plans. Produces follow-up report, action plans and information distribution.

• Assists with the activation of all potential properties within the cluster by building business cases and engaging owners and business partners.

People

• Owns IT vendor relationship for properties in scope.

• Participates in the Talent Acquisition process according to company procedures.

• Verifies induction program for new associates or associates transferring to new role is effective.

• Trains associate(s) to provide backup coverage in the department to cover leader’s function during vacation and sick leave.

• Performs LPA’s on a timely basis and allocates sufficient time, research, and effort to verify the process effectively benefits the development of associates.

• Verifies effective communication, training, and execution of all talent development programs and related initiatives.

• Develops a personal management style that is intended to bring positive results from Associates.

• Builds and maintains positive and effective relations with direct team members.

Product

• Strives to remain informed on the most up to date knowledge regarding vendor activities.

• Notifies direct manager to put resources in place to verify owners have sufficient vendor choices in each market/city.

• Where assigned, delivers pilot phase early review/completion/recommendation report and relevant documentation.

• Where assigned, documents technology pilot scope and objectives with business partners.

Process

• Maintains IT inventory.

• Manages cluster IT Agreements for assigned property.

• Verifies cluster associates are treated appropriately and in alignment with local operational practices.

• Verifies the execution and tracking of rollouts on a timely basis.

• Compiles, seeks approval, monitors, and strives to meet operating budgets; manages expenses using tracking and forecasting tools and engages with the accounting team closely.

• Verifies resources assigned to IT escalation and tracking processes are effective and meet the service level agreements.

• Monitors flow of issue management amongst continent support desk, vendors, and cluster organizations to verify effectiveness.

• Implements cluster best practices and suggests enhancements with the intent to benefit the wider IT community.

• Implements cluster IT policies and procedures as received by regional IT.

• Attends IT Education Calls.

• Verifies planning and accomplishment of technology disaster and contingency plan testing for each property and office.

• Completes other reasonable duties as requested by leadership.

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.



W Hotels’ mission is to Ignite Curiosity, Expand Worlds. We are a place to experience life. We’re here to open doors and open minds. We are constantly inspired by new faces and new experiences. A tuned-in, up-for-anything spirit is at our core and has made us renowned for reinventing the norms of luxury around the globe. Whatever/Whenever is our culture and service philosophy that brings our guests’ passions to life. If you are original, innovative, and always looking towards the future of what’s possible, welcome to W Hotels. In joining W 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.