Zebra Projects, Inc. is searching for a qualified candidate to fill a global position based in Scottsdale, AZ. This person will be based in the US but be required to travel world-wide and spend time in the London and Dubai offices. We are hiring for an experienced Associate Director with 12+ years proven experience in Hospitality projects. The ideal candidate will possess experience delivering Resorts, Hotels and Spas in key markets around the world for hospitality developers and top global brands. This position requires an individual who is well connected in the hotel industry and has contacts that can convert to clients. It will also be helpful for the Associate Director to possess international experience and be comfortable pitching zebra in the EU, UAE, Asia and the Americas.
Maintain a close relationship with the Board of Directors inside the zebra group of companies.
Utilize the existing restaurant & retail portfolio’s within zebra to build a case for zebra in hotels.
Leverage a personal portfolio that strengthens credibility within the marketplace.
Knows hotel brand standards, designs to meet target customer objectives and leads a cross-functional global team in the presentation of materials for interviews and onboarding.
Actively pursues new client relationships and builds the business in Architecture & Interior Design.
Identifies project opportunities, responds to RFP’s, builds relationships and closes deals.
Ability to evaluate the zebra group of company’s strengths, opportunities, weaknesses and recommend shifts in strategies to achieve new business.
Calls upon an existing network of vendors and suppliers to implement projects.
Leverages existing contacts inside corporate brands, developers & builders to find new business.
The ability to role-up one’s sleeve’s, dig-in and produce design packages when needed
Participates in interviews, site visits, feasibility studies as needed.
Assists the zebra board of directors with other business development where overlap occurs..
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture or Interior Design
Architectural licensure, LEED AP, ASID, IIDA or NCIDQ Certification is a plus
12+ years of hotel, resort, spa and restaurant experience
Experience with managing client relationships, creating fee proposals and managing design teams
Working knowledge of AutoCAD, Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch-up
Ability to travel domestically and internationally
Additional Salary Information: - Highly Competitive Salary based on experience
- Employer contribution to Healthcare provided
- Employer sponsored retirement plan
- Extremely Generous Paid Time-Off Provided to all employees
Internal Number: 20190211
About zebra Projects, Inc.
Zebra is a unique global interior design and architecture firm composed of over 150 team members with offices in London, Dubai and now Scottsdale, AZ. We have a strong retail and restaurant portfolio with projects completed in over 90 countries. Zebra associates immerse themselves into the brands we work for and become a seamless part of the team. We offer an all-inclusive brand guardian approach that brings projects from concept through construction administration. We believe in good work-life balance, provide an environment that fosters personal and professional growth and think of ourselves as an extension of the client’s in-house design and construction team.