Director, Office of the CEO, Americas

IHG

About us **Role Purpose** Drives major regional growth initiatives through leading cross-functional teams, analysis, and supporting delivery

About us

**Role Purpose**

Drives major regional growth initiatives through leading cross-functional teams, analysis, and supporting delivery of initiatives. Oversees and coaches junior team members, directing their daily activities and developing their skills.

**Key Accountabilities**

+ Enable and support regional growth initiatives through directing resources and teams

+ Initiate and build cross-departmental strategies as well as coordinate activities with counterparts in regional and global to drive growth initiatives

+ Support critical Americas growth activity (such as exploring new opportunities as appropriate)

+ Understand the competitive landscape as well as the market dynamics that impact the growth targets and interpret those into the appropriate strategic activities for IHG to grow new or maintain competitive advantage.

+ Direct the creation and development of analytical frameworks, reports, and financial models (market, financial, industry and consumer) to provide consistent and rigorous strategic analyses of significant market dynamics to functional teams to assist with maintaining or improving growth and performance of various growth initiatives.

+ Provide tracking of growth initiatives and the base business to ensure tradeoffs and growth targets are both realized

+ Develop and make presentations to support strategic discussions at leadership meetings, as appropriate

+ Support the delivery of global initiatives

+ Assist on critical corporate activity (e.g., planning, capital deployment, as appropriate)

**Key Skills & Experiences**

Educational Attainment:

Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Business, Strategy, Finance, Real Estate or a relevant field of work, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience. MBA desirable.

**Critical Expertise & Experience:**

8-10 years in progressive work experience in strategy, consultancy, business development, or finance, or 5-8 years corporate level experience with exposure to a broad range of business development or growth activity. Post-degree qualification and previous travel industry experience is highly desirable.

+ Demonstrated ability to assess and understand a variety of internal and external economic and financial issues with impact to the business, to analyze data and forecast future business trends, and to develop strategic plans based on business needs and market assessments

+ Proven strategic thinking through an ability to analyze markets, performance data, and complex business issues and draw insight/conclusions (balancing need for both traditional outputs with unconventional thinking and innovation)

+ Applies seasoned business judgment and a deep understanding of IHG’s brands and systems to enhance the company’s competitive advantage.

+ Demonstrated ability to analyze and draw conclusions from complex financial, statistical and marketing/sales data.

+ Strong influencing/consensus building and analytical skills

+ Strong leadership, team building, interpersonal and communication skills

+ Demonstrated project management experience in organizing, planning and executing high value projects from conception through implementation across a variety of stakeholders and functions

+ Demonstrated ability to give effective presentations; internally and to clients, and to be persuasive in promoting the company’s capabilities in a highly competitive environment.

Requirements

**Role Purpose**

Drives major regional growth initiatives through leading cross-functional teams, analysis, and supporting delivery of initiatives. Oversees and coaches junior team members, directing their daily activities and developing their skills.

**Key Accountabilities**

+ Enable and support regional growth initiatives through directing resources and teams

+ Initiate and build cross-departmental strategies as well as coordinate activities with counterparts in regional and global to drive growth initiatives

+ Support critical Americas growth activity (such as exploring new opportunities as appropriate)

+ Understand the competitive landscape as well as the market dynamics that impact the growth targets and interpret those into the appropriate strategic activities for IHG to grow new or maintain competitive advantage.

+ Direct the creation and development of analytical frameworks, reports, and financial models (market, financial, industry and consumer) to provide consistent and rigorous strategic analyses of significant market dynamics to functional teams to assist with maintaining or improving growth and performance of various growth initiatives.

+ Provide tracking of growth initiatives and the base business to ensure tradeoffs and growth targets are both realized

+ Develop and make presentations to support strategic discussions at leadership meetings, as appropriate

+ Support the delivery of global initiatives

+ Assist on critical corporate activity (e.g., planning, capital deployment, as appropriate)

**Key Skills & Experiences**

Educational Attainment:

Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Business, Strategy, Finance, Real Estate or a relevant field of work, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience. MBA desirable.

**Critical Expertise & Experience:**

8-10 years in progressive work experience in strategy, consultancy, business development, or finance, or 5-8 years corporate level experience with exposure to a broad range of business development or growth activity. Post-degree qualification and previous travel industry experience is highly desirable.

+ Demonstrated ability to assess and understand a variety of internal and external economic and financial issues with impact to the business, to analyze data and forecast future business trends, and to develop strategic plans based on business needs and market assessments

+ Proven strategic thinking through an ability to analyze markets, performance data, and complex business issues and draw insight/conclusions (balancing need for both traditional outputs with unconventional thinking and innovation)

+ Applies seasoned business judgment and a deep understanding of IHG’s brands and systems to enhance the company’s competitive advantage.

+ Demonstrated ability to analyze and draw conclusions from complex financial, statistical and marketing/sales data.

+ Strong influencing/consensus building and analytical skills

+ Strong leadership, team building, interpersonal and communication skills

+ Demonstrated project management experience in organizing, planning and executing high value projects from conception through implementation across a variety of stakeholders and functions

+ Demonstrated ability to give effective presentations; internally and to clients, and to be persuasive in promoting the company’s capabilities in a highly competitive environment.

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