Associate Director, Franchise Governance
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc - Braintree, MA

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Company

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 1000 properties in over 100 countries, is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels and resorts with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, Sheraton®, Westin®, Four Points® by Sheraton, W®, Le Méridien®, Aloft®and ElementSM. Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a subsidiary of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., is one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com or www.starwoodvacationownership.com.

Location

As this position has global scope, requires travel, and is part of a team that primarily works remotely, it can be a remote position though consideration is possible for candidates who live near corporate centers in CT/NY, Boston, Phoenix, Southern California or Orlando FL where a permanent or occasional workspace can be provisioned.

Department

The IT Governance, Risk and Compliance group is an integral component of the Corporate Risk and Security group and is responsible for ensuring that Starwood security requirements are met for securing sensitive guest data and protecting our global technology environments. IT GRC works closely with Security and IT architects, operations teams, division IT and properties to maintain and communicate security policy and standards and to identify and drive resolution of gaps in technology and process controls.

Job Description

  • Lead franchise GRC program that ensures accountability to policies and regulatory rules and keep current with emerging property risks and threats and ensure their security and compliance aligns IT and business goals and strategy.
  • Organize and integrate technology/data risk mitigation activities of key partners at owners' groups, property leadership and IT resources, threat/vulnerability management, and security and IT architecture.
  • Analyze compliance trends, identify systemic control weaknesses, provide timely alerts to senior Security and Franchise leadership and through them to Legal, track effectiveness of remediation activities, and provide guidance to all stakeholders on the development and enhancement of effective security and compliance solutions
Requirements

  • Master's degree or Bachelor's with significant experience in Hospitality Management, IT, Risk Management, Business, Communications, or related fields
  • At least 10 years experience in increasingly demanding leadership roles with large, distributed, complex global organizations in the hospitality, retail, travel, or related industries
  • Significant experience with management reporting tools, report writing, and presentations
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
Associate Director, Franchise Governance
Company

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 1000 properties in over 100 countries, is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels and resorts with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, Sheraton®, Westin®, Four Points® by Sheraton, W®, Le Méridien®, Aloft®and ElementSM. Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a subsidiary of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., is one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com or www.starwoodvacationownership.com.

Location

As this position has global scope, requires travel, and is part of a team that primarily works remotely, it can be a remote position though consideration is possible for candidates who live near corporate centers in CT/NY, Boston, Phoenix, Southern California or Orlando FL where a permanent or occasional workspace can be provisioned.

Department

The IT Governance, Risk and Compliance group is an integral component of the Corporate Risk and Security group and is responsible for ensuring that Starwood security requirements are met for securing sensitive guest data and protecting our global technology environments. IT GRC works closely with Security and IT architects, operations teams, division IT and properties to maintain and communicate security policy and standards and to identify and drive resolution of gaps in technology and process controls.

Job Description

  • Lead franchise GRC program that ensures accountability to policies and regulatory rules and keep current with emerging property risks and threats and ensure their security and compliance aligns IT and business goals and strategy.
  • Organize and integrate technology/data risk mitigation activities of key partners at owners' groups, property leadership and IT resources, threat/vulnerability management, and security and IT architecture.
  • Analyze compliance trends, identify systemic control weaknesses, provide timely alerts to senior Security and Franchise leadership and through them to Legal, track effectiveness of remediation activities, and provide guidance to all stakeholders on the development and enhancement of effective security and compliance solutions
Requirements

  • Master's degree or Bachelor's with significant experience in Hospitality Management, IT, Risk Management, Business, Communications, or related fields
  • At least 10 years experience in increasingly demanding leadership roles with large, distributed, complex global organizations in the hospitality, retail, travel, or related industries
  • Significant experience with management reporting tools, report writing, and presentations
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

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