Marriott International is a leading global lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,100 properties in 79 countries and reported revenues of nearly $14 billion in fiscal year 2014. Its heritage can be traced to a root beer stand opened in Washington, D.C., in 1927 by J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott.The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 19 brands, including: Marriott Hotels, The Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Bulgari, EDITION, Renaissance, Gaylord Hotels, Autograph Collection, AC Hotels by Marriott, Moxy Hotels, Courtyard, Fairfield Inn & Suites, SpringHill Suites, Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites, Protea Hotels, Delta Hotels and Resorts, Marriott Executive Apartments and Marriott Vacation Club. Marriott has more than 361,000 people working worldwide at managed or franchised properties and corporate offices. Marriott has been consistently recognized as a top employer and for its superior business ethics. The company also manages the award-winning guest loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® program, which together surpass 49M members. Marriott is consistently recognized as a top employer and for its superior business operations, which it conducts based on five core values: put people first, pursue excellence, embrace change, act with integrity, and serve our world.Job Title: Training Manager Job Number 160012WP Job Category Human Resources Brand Renaissance Schedule Full-timeRelocation? NoPosition Type Management Description You were always one of those curious kids who opened every cabinet, peeked behind every door, and never ceased to ask "why" when given an explanation. Today, you bring your personal style to every experience. You live life to discover. You are passionate about your neighborhood, always looking to explore the places one wouldn’t find in a travel guide. If this sounds like you, you’re in the right place. You’ve got authentic style, natural curiosity and a warm way with people. Renaissance is not just a place to spend the night, it's a place to discover, a place in the world with style like yours. That’s why we’re not just looking for anyone. We’re looking for someone like you. Qualifications JOB SUMMARYHelps drive company values and philosophy and ensures all training and development activities are strategically linked to the organization’s mission and vision. Works with property leadership team to identify and address employee and organizational development needs. The position is responsible for ensuring effective training is in place to enable the achievement of desired business results. Training programs focus on a variety of topics, including product knowledge, company philosophy, and customer service and leadership skills. Conducts needs assessments, designs and develops training programs and facilitates the delivery of both custom and corporate training programs. Measures the effectiveness of training to ensure a return on investment. CANDIDATE PROFILE. CORE WORK ACTIVITIESAdministering Employee Training Programs• Promotes and informs employees about all training programs.• Displays leadership in guest hospitality, exemplifies excellent customer service and creates a positive atmosphere for guest relations.• Helps employees identify specific behaviors that will contribute to service excellence.• Ensures employees receive on-going training to understand guest expectations.• Uses effective training methods to ensure employees have a good understanding of guest satisfaction and can demonstrate guest satisfaction skills.• Meets with training cadre on a regular basis to support training efforts.• Observes service behaviors of employees and provides feedback to individuals and/or managers. Evaluating Training Programs Effectiveness• Monitors enrollment and attendance at training classes.• Meets regularly with participants to assess progress and address concerns.• Partners with operational leaders to assess if employees demonstrate effective technical and leadership skills.• Reviews comment cards, guest satisfaction results and other data to identify areas of improvement.• Measures transfer of learning from training courses to the operation.• Ensures adult learning principles are incorporated into training programs. Developing Training Program Plans and Budgets• Ensures all training and development activities (department specific and general property training) are strategically linked to the organization’s mission and vision.• Identifies performance gaps and works with managers to develop and implement appropriate training to improve performance.• Makes any necessary adjustments to training methodology and/or re-trains as appropriate.• Aligns current training and development programs to effectively impact key business indicators.• Establishes guidelines so employees understand expectations and parameters.• Develops specific training to improve service performance.• Drives brand values and philosophy in all training and development activities.• Incorporates guest satisfaction as a component of departmental meetings with a focus on continuous improvement. Managing Training Budgets• Participates in the development of the Training budget as required.• Manages budget in alignment with Human Resources and property financial goals.• Manages department controllable expenses to achieve or exceed budgeted goals.• Utilizes P-card if appropriate to control and monitor departmental expenditures.