IHG Strategy Director, Global Marketing in Atlanta, Georgia
Strategy Director, Global Marketing
Job Number R178219
Hotel Brand: IHG Corporate
Americas - United States - Georgia - Atlanta
Bringing True Hospitality to the world.
We want to welcome you to a world of bringing True Hospitality to everyone. When you join us at IHG®, you become part of our global family. A welcoming culture of warmth, honesty and a passion for providing True Hospitality.
We pride ourselves on letting your personality and passions shine, recognizing the individual contribution you make and supporting your ambition to learn and create your own career path. In making a difference to our guests and owners, colleagues and communities, every day is a chance to create great and unique experiences, in your own way.
With over 370,000 colleagues in nearly 100 countries sharing our values, there’s countless opportunities at your fingertips.
We’re growing; grow with us.
Your day to day
We are currently looking for a Director to join our high performing Global Marketing Strategy team. As part of this team, you will help understand, frame and tackle our most significant challenges/ opportunities in the Marketing organization, provide thought leadership and analysis to drive decisions and support IHG’s growth. You will independently lead exciting high-value projects, and drive engagement across the organization.
If you are ambitious and self-motivated, aspire to help build and shape the future of the hospitality industry, and have a passion for travel, you might be a great fit for our team.
As a Director of the global marketing strategy team, you will work closely with senior IHG leaders to help drive the Global Marketing organization and company to excellence and industry leadership. As such, you will be empowered to scope, shape and lead your work, as well as play a key role in helping coach and build talent within the team. Specifically, you will:
Understand key challenges and opportunities facing IHG and the Global Marketing organization, and developing a point of view, results-oriented approach & strategy for success
Deliver high impact decisions and outcomes in collaboration with other leaders at IHG with excellent problem framing, data-driven analytics and insights, prioritization, relationship building and communication skills
Guide appropriate financial, market, industry, and consumer models to support planning and analysis work.
Provide leadership for key strategy projects. Assist or lead on multiple work streams within complex projects all the way from project structuring to implementation planning, effectively navigating a complex multi-region, multi-function matrix organization.
Collaborate closely with Vice President of Marketing Strategy, the Chief Marketing Officer and other IHG leaders on key organizational priorities (e.g., customer insights & experience, brand strategy, performance improvement, planning process)
Lead deliverables for strategy discussions at Leadership Committee, project steering committees, and Board of Directors meetings.
What we need from you
We seek an individual who is a strategic thinker with strong problem-solving skills, who loves being challenged and can build and lead highly inspired teams. This individual should have proven experience in taking a hypothesis driven approach, leveraging strategic frameworks and analysis to drive decisions to help IHG win in a competitive marketplace. Requirements include:
Extensive experience leveraging strategic frameworks and structured thinking to solve business problems, with likely 5-7 years in management consulting with a leading firm, or 8-12 years of top-tier corporate level experience with exposure to high-impact strategy topics
Excellent strategic thinking and analytical skills
Proven ability to build, inspire, lead and motivate performance teams
Strong self-motivation and ability to plan time and priorities
Comfort taking on high-level and/or ambiguous problems, mobilizing for action, and driving insights, actions and results
High degree of accountability and personal responsibility
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written to address and work effectively with the highest levels within the organization
Education – Bachelor’s degree in Business, Strategy, Finance or a relevant field of work, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience. MBA strongly preferred.
What we offer
We’ll reward all your hard work with a great salary and benefits – including a great room discount.
Join us and you’ll become part of the global IHG family – and like all families, all our individual team members share some winning characteristics. As a team, we work better together – we trust and support each other, we do the right thing and we welcome different perspectives. You need to show us you care, that you notice the little things that make a difference to guests as well as always looking for ways to improve - click here to find out more about us.
IHG is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans
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