Project Manager Full-time Job

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Pre-opening project planning

Maintain and update calendar of pre-opening hotels in conjunction with TS

Conduct regular TS update calls and obtain progress update reports

Monitor general project planning for Six Senses pre-opening hotels and transition projects

Initiate pre-opening operations kick off meeting with owner / developer / project manager / GM (if on board) / HO Opening team

Track and ensure Key Milestones are initiated and completed as per the pre-opening timeline (i.e. POB, IT budget, GM recruitment etc.)

Ensure the GM onboarding process is timely initiated and successfully completed

Ensure the HO opening team members start & manage their Critical Paths as per their departmental timeline

Monitor and track OS&E related deliverables: MUR OS&E, OS&E kick off meeting with ownership, track progress and timelines, monitor uniform & retail program & timelines

Create and share monthly pre-opening Project Management report with a status update of pre-opening Key Milestones

Raise delays in timelines and other project related red flag issues to Corporate Director of Openings & Transitions and COO, HO leadership team as relevant

Monitor the pre-opening expenses to ensure these are in line with the Pre-Opening Budget and highlight under- and overspending to COO (in conjunction with HO operations)

Keep the HO Opening Team updated on Key Milestones completed, due and overdue

Follow up on pre-opening processes which involve multiple stakeholders, i.e. Task Force program, Six Senses app set up etc. to ensure a smooth handover process

Facilitate, record, and communicate a detailed timeline starting 4 months to opening with TS handover KMs, OS&E delivery, training, host on-boarding, simulation, pre-sell date etc.

Ensure all parties (i.e. hotels, HO Opening team) submit pre-opening status reports as per timeline, as applicable

Attend pre-opening related calls, and follow up on action points brought forward during the calls as required

Pre-opening toolbox

Further and ongoing development of the pre-opening toolbox based on feedback or requests from the opening teams

Ensure correct utilization of the on-line project management program to achieve maximum productivity, full transparency, and successful CP management


Assist Corporate Director Openings as required and be able to take over main tasks in his/her absence


To execute the position of Project Manager Openings and Transitions, the successful candidate will have the required qualifications, technical skills, and experience in a similar or greater role in luxury hotels with proven results and includes the following:

Possess a minimum bachelor’s degree in Hospitality or Business school and a minimum five years’ experience in a similar Project Management Role

Hotel Operations & Hotel Pre-Opening Experience

Have the ability to multitask and prioritize

Technical skills include advanced MS Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook – and Project Management platform, i.e. Smartsheet

Have an excellent command of written and spoken English

Possess strong Presentation Skills and can effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders

Company Description
About IHG®IHG Hotels & Resorts [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global hospitality company, with a purpose to provide True Hospitality for Good.With a family of 18 hotel brands and IHG One Rewards, one of the world's largest hotel loyalty programmes, IHG has over 6,000 open hotels in over 100 countries, and more than 1,900 in the development pipeline.Luxury & Lifestyle: Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, Regent Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Vignette Collection, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel IndigoPremium: voco hotels, HUALUXE Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, EVEN HotelsEssentials: Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express, avid hotelsSuites: Atwell Suites, Staybridge Suites, Holiday Inn Club Vacations, Candlewood SuitesExclusive Partners: Iberostar Beachfront ResortsInterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group's holding company and is incorporated and registered in England and Wales. Approximately 345,000 people work across IHG's hotels and corporate offices globally.Visit us online for more about our hotels and reservations and IHG One Rewards. To download the new IHG One Rewards app, visit the Apple App or Google Play stores.