Director of Human Resources

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Owned by multinational developer, Far East Consortium, The Ritz-Carlton, Perth will be a prominent anchor point within Perth’s Elizabeth Quay development. Sitting just 30 metres from the waterfront, the 205-room hotel will occupy a 28-storey tower, which will also include a selection of impressive residential apartments. The Ritz-Carlton, Perth will also offer guests world-class amenities, including four distinctive restaurants and bars. The hotel is also ideally positioned to accommodate conference and meeting space demand in the city with 2,000 square metres of conference space, including a spacious 572 square metres ballroom fitted with the latest AV technology. Other facilities at the hotel include a Fitness Centre, which offers a gym, spa, and outdoor infinity swimming pool, while an open-roof courtyard with tropical, landscaped gardens creates a resort feel in a bustling city.

The Director of Human Resources will report directly to the property General Manager, with a dotted-line (functional) reporting relationship to the Regional Senior Director of Human Resources and will be an integral member of the property executive committee.  As a member of the Human Resources organization, he/she contributes a high level of human resource generalist knowledge and expertise for a designated property.  He/she will be accountable for talent acquisition, succession/workforce planning, performance management and development for property employees, using technology efficiently, and coaching/developing others to help influence and execute business objectives in the most efficient manner.  He/she generally works with considerable independence, developing processes to accomplish objectives in alignment with broader business objectives.  Additionally, he/she utilizes a Human Resource Business Plan aligned with property and brand strategies to deliver HR services that enable business success.


Permanent full time position
38 hours per week minimum, shift hours
Salary from $100,000 per annum


Education and Experience

2-year degree from an accredited university in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related major; 4 years experience in the human resources, management operations, or related professional area, minimum 1 year in a Director of HR capacity OR 4-year bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related major; 2 years experience in the human resources, management operations, or related professional area, minimum 1 year in a Director of HR capacity

Understanding of local market is required.  Marriott or international hotel chain experiences with luxury background are highly preferred.



Managing the Human Resources Strategy

•        Executes and follows-up on engagement survey related activities to ensure employee engagement.

•        Champions and builds the talent management ranks in support of property and region diversity strategy.

•        Translates business priorities into property Human Resources strategies, plans and actions

•        Implements and sustains Human Resources initiatives at the property.

•        Coordinates the human capital review process at property(s) and leads succession planning activities on property and in the market, as appropriate.

•        Leads the assessment of property(s) leadership pipeline through the human capital review process and assists with follow-up.

•        Creates value through proactive approaches that will affect performance outcome or control cost.

•        Monitors effective use of mHub by property managers and employees.

•        Leads and participates in succession management and workforce planning.

•        Responsible for Human Resources strategy and execution.

•        Serves as key change manager for initiatives that have high employee impact.

•        Attends owners meetings as a member of the property executive committee and provides meaning or context to the Human Resources results (e.g., retention statistics, critical open positions, employee satisfaction, and training initiatives and results); and demonstrates an understanding of owner priorities.

•        Supervises at least 3 on-property Human Resources Team members.


Managing Staffing and Recruitment Process

•        Analyzes open positions to balance the development of existing talent and business needs.

•        Serves as coach and expert facilitator of the selection and interviewing process.

•        Surfaces opportunities in work processes and staffing optimization.

•        Makes staffing decisions to manage the talent cadre and pipeline at the property.

•        Develops staffing strategy (in collaboration with hiring manager) relating to hiring practices; consults with hiring manager on compensation, benefits, etc.

•        Monitors sourcing process and outcomes of staffing process.

•        Ensures managers are competent in assessing and evaluating hourly staff.


Managing Employee Compensation Strategy

•        Remains current and knowledgeable in the internal and external compensation and work competitive environments.

•        Leads the planning of the hourly employee total compensation strategy.

•        Champions the communication and proper use of total compensation systems, tools, programs, policies, etc.

•        Participates in quarterly internal equity analysis; reviews internal equity reports and surface issues needing resolution.

•        Creates and implement s total compensation management packages/offers, particularly recognition and incentive programs directed towards property priorities.


Managing Employee Development Activities

•        Ensures completion of the duties and responsibilities of the properties’ Human Resources staff members, as outlined in applicable job description(s).

•        Ensures property Human Resources staff is properly trained in all employee-related human resource information to appropriately respond to property employees.

•        Ensures training for all employees are in alignment with The Ritz-Carlton Brand.

•        Serves as resource to property Human Resources staff on employee relations questions and issues.

•        Continually reinforces positive employee relations concepts.


Managing Employee Relations

•        Maintain an open door policy and address employee grievances, disputes and conflicts in a prompt and impartial manner.

•        Ensure employee relation practices are compliant with industrial instruments, legislation and regulations.

•        Advise and guide leaders in managing complex employee relation matters.

•        Foster a positive, supportive, collaborative, safe and respectful workplace.

•        Ensure employee relation practices are compliant with industrial instruments, legislation and regulations.

•        Provide advice and interpretation on employment instruments and legislation.


Work, Health and Safety

•        Partners respective stakeholders to ensure compliance with legislation and regulations to provide a safe working environment.

•        Partners Senior Leadership and key stakeholders in driving Work, Health and Safety Committee.

•        Lead job safety analysis, risk assessment and guide leaders in reducing / eliminate risk and ensuring a safe and accident free environment.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted to go through our selection process.  Candidates with existing Australian working rights preferred, sponsorship provided for those with no Australian working rights to suitable Candidate.

Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive, people-first culture. We are committed to non-discrimination on any protected basis, such as disability and veteran status, or any other basis covered under applicable law.

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