IHG Global Brand Design Manager in Denham, United Kingdom


Global Brand Design Manager

Based in Denham, Buckinghamshire Corporate Head Office (UB9 5HR)

An exciting, yet challenging new opportunity has arisen for a talented, experienced and forward-thinking Brand Design Manager , to join our growing Global Brand Design team.

In this new role, you will support IHG s efforts in accelerating brand and insight-driven design globally. You will become the champion for design, facilitating best practice and tracking design and customer trend evolution.

About Us:

IHG is one of the largest hotel companies in the world, with a family of nine brands including InterContinental, Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza. Our Ambition is to become the #1 hotel company for guests, for owners and for colleagues.

We believe the culture at IHG is unique as it s created by our People and founded on strong values.

These values are our Winning Ways and they set us apart from competitors:

Do the right thing

Show we care

Aim higher

Celebrate difference

IHG have been certified as a Top Employer in the UK by the Top Employers Institute and we re not far from Central London, with our Corporate Head Office based in Denham, Buckinghamshire which is a 20 - 35 mins (approx.) train journey from London Marylebone to Denham station!

The Role:

The Brand Design Manager will work with global and regional counterparts to help to identify the highest potential value platforms for guest, owner and IHG. You will also develop directives and concepts which unlock opportunity within these platforms.

In addition, you will help to establish global design philosophy, key global design concepts and integrate them into the regions. You will provide the interface between global direction and regional implementation.


Support the Regional brand teams as they develop regional guidelines, adapt global standards and implement.

Work with regional Design & Engineering teams to deliver Global Design Philosophy principles and guidelines for all brands.

Work with regional cross functional teams to help develop and implement prototype designs for all brands and facilitate sample room/design programs.

Develop the external networks to cultivate strong business partners to support strong partnerships for IHG.

Work closely with the Global Brand team to bring their strategy and the brand to life.

Liaise with the Global Brand standards team to supply all relevant data to enable design standards to be written and implemented within the region.


We re looking for an experienced Brand Design Manager with c5 years design or architecture experience coupled with a proven track record of working with Brands.

To be successful you will have an extensive and credible appreciation of brands and have worked internationally and cross-culturally in the hospitality industry. In addition, you will have the ability to quickly and accurately assess the scope of implementation of proposed innovation/design proposals and up to date on current trends and innovation in the sector.

You will have a high degree of personal drive, be a self-starter and able to work independently without regular direct management.


As an IHG employee, you will enjoy a competitive financial and benefits package which may include hotel room discounts (available globally) and healthcare support.

We are based in modern offices with around 650 employees based at our corporate Head Office where have parking available on site, a free gym on site, a subsidised restaurant and Starbucks.

Our picturesque office in Denham, Buckinghamshire is easily accessible on the A4/M40. Alternatively, many of our employees commute from London there are regular trains from London Marylebone taking approx. 20 35 minutes, or the Metropolitan or Piccadilly tube lines go to Uxbridge where we provide a free shuttle bus.

If this sounds like your next role - make your application today! We re looking forward to hearing from you!

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Job: Marketing

Location: GBR-Denham

Requisition ID: R129022