As the Director, Development - Indonesia, you will work within the Development Team to
Originate leads for new hotel projects;
Evaluate opportunities for fit with the strategy and objectives of the enterprise;
Negotiate and contract projects; and
Ultimately as a consequence of the above, see the trading estate grow with the opening of contracted hotels and thus deliver on the strategic objective of expanding the global footprint of our enterprise.
This role will be based in Jakarta, Indonesia.
What will I be doing?
The Director, Development - Indonesia will be responsible for performing the following tasks to the highest standards:
Lead generation: to succeed the Director must work effectively with colleagues, industry contacts, investment parties, consultants, lawyers, financiers, etc. to generate leads which conform to agreed strategies and standards in order to identify development opportunities for growth at the local and group level The Director will need to be a self-starter moving to act in this regard without constantly needing review, follow up and direction.
Interpersonal skills: the role will require the Director to be a strong communicator (in all of its mediums) and have the ability to interact effectively with an extremely diverse group of stakeholders (outside and inside the enterprise) to sell ideas and galvanise support.
Development Strategy & Reporting: the Director must work effectively with team members, industry contacts and competitors to assist the Development Team in formulating (and thereafter appropriately refining/adapting) development strategy for Asia. The objective here is to ensure our strategy remains fresh, powerful and agile. Further, support will be required in mapping the progress made in pursuit of the strategy.
Market Intelligence: through formulation and deployment of a diverse network of contacts the Director will contribute to build our capability in assembling and evaluating quality market intelligence in all of its forms to identify opportunities. For example this may entail reviewing markets to identify previously unknown opportunities, researching the activity of real estate developers with whom we currently have no point of relationship, or researching the activity of our competitors (whilst adhering to Corporate Policy) to identify future opportunities that we may legitimately pursue.
Opportunity evaluation & coordination: drawing upon market intelligence and existing commercial skills (including corporate finance analysis) the Director will be able to formulate a robust perspective on the relative merits of hotel opportunities to aid decision making on whether we should pursue the opportunity. Further, in conjunction with the Senior Director Development, the Director will help coordinate the prioritisation of competing (or potentially conflicting) opportunities within a market and thus so help direct activity within the Development Team.
Deal Execution: The Director must work effectively with owners, internal and external advisors (particularly legal advisors) and colleagues to execute deals in line with agreed priorities, Hilton standards and in conformity with corporate approvals. Negotiations should be conducted with the objective of securing integrative gains rather than distributive (zero sum) outcomes. The Director will look beyond the signing of deals to recognise the real finishing line of any project is to see the hotel successfully open and trading.
Development Administration: the Director will need to be adept and efficient at the following; (i) management and retention of project documentation; (ii) maintaining accurate and up to date project information in the O2O database, (iii) coordinating effectively with the Feasibility & Investment Analysis Team; (iv) drafting concise, accurate and balanced Development Authorities, (v) ensuring a crisp and concise handover of projects to Technical Services and Operations, (vi) working effectively with Finance and Compliance to complete due diligence in line with policy and best practice.
Enterprise and Brand knowledge: The Director will need to maintain up to date knowledge of the brand portfolio of Hilton Worldwide, the attributes and strengths of our commercial engines and the advantage in our Operations & Performance Management platforms. Further, knowledge and understanding of our contract documentation is essential.
Marketing & Event Management: the Director will assist in the formulation, project management and execution of a wide variety of marketing initiatives including conferences, road shows and developing marketing collateral/programs.
Hilton Profile: the role will work to sustain and grow the profile of Hilton in the wider marketplace, government, business and social environs.
What are we looking for?
A Director, Development - Indonesia serving Hilton Brands is always working on behalf of our Guests and working with other Team Members. To successfully fill this role, you should maintain the attitude, behaviors, skills, and values that follow:
A relevant University Degree.
A results orientated mind set as we believe in substance over form.
An ability to work in a non routine, fluid and at times chaotic environment whilst making sure the work is delivered to the highest professional standards.
Contribute to the wider team culture of esprit des corp with a sense of fun, creativity and innovation.
A willingness to travel for work purposes within the Asia region.
Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
Strong communication & interpersonal skills with the ability to use these across different management levels.
Strong initiative with the ability to anticipate, and not simply react to, business needs.
Ability to manage a range of competing priorities and demands through strong time management skills.
Experience in working in a diverse set of cultural environments.
What will it be like to work for Hilton?
Hilton is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For nearly a century, Hilton has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. Hilton is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Our vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality unites us as a team to create remarkable hospitality experiences around the world every day. And, our amazing Team Members are at the heart of it all!