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Company: Galleon Advisors
Position: Director, Hospitality Consulting
Deadline: Ongoing

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Apply Online: https://app.trinethire.com/companies/71119-galleon-advisors/jobs/76813-director-hospitality-consulting


Schedule: Based on program needs and client operations – May require early morning, late evening, and/or weekend work


Who are We

Galleon Advisors is an Implementation-Based Management Advisory Firm. Leading hospitality owners and operators turn to us to help them achieve their most ambitious performance objectives. Our approach is designed to achieve lasting improvements by partnering our team of advisors with our client’s team of experts to equally strengthen profit, service, and engagement of their assets. 65 years of executive experience, $1.8B in Annual Profit Improvement and experience serving 28 countries – We know Hospitality.


We foster an environment that supports and promotes inclusion and mutual respect to allow for optimal professional performance.  Galleon Advisors promotes work-life balance through various programs while providing a competitive compensation package.


General Role Description

Our team travels to work side-by-side with our client partners to offer detailed advisory services delivering performance improvement throughout various functional areas within the Hospitality Sector. Our expertise supports Hotels & Lodging, Food & Beverage, Sports & Events, and Entertainment & Gaming operators.


A day in the life at Galleon Advisors is fast paced and ever changing depending on the needs of the client you are supporting. Typically, time is spent conducting analyses and service delivery studies.  We leverage the findings along with our expertise to partner with our clients and drive meaningful change through continuous improvement of their operations. At Galleon Advisors, professional growth is viewed as a shared responsibility given the autonomy provided.


The Director position will report directly to a Vice President & Managing Partner, and will have a unique opportunity to collaborate with the broader Executive Team to assist with the execution of strategic initiatives, while also leading teams of Consultants on client site. This multi-faceted role is a unique and invaluable opportunity to leverage one’s hospitality background.


Role Responsibilities

The responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Participate in the company’s business development initiatives, which may include meetings with clients and attending industry events
  • In collaboration with the Executive and Leadership team, contribute and participate in the company’s strategic initiatives, which may include people and product development
  • Directly contribute to a results-oriented environment by managing key deliverables to ensure that all program requirements are effectively achieved at the time of program close
  • Effectively build and manage key client relationships throughout the course of a program and beyond
  • Diligently support, coach and develop the talent of a high performing team
  • Travel to client partner locations and support them by working side-by-side to enhance their continuous improvement strategies and behaviors
  • Complete various types of analyses of their current operating performance to identify opportunities to strengthen profit, service, and engagement
  • Develop a plan of action alongside the client to implement meaningful change and build resources to enhance their ability to manage the business
  • Support client through implementation of change, coaching of leadership and development of strategies to sustain change post on-site program


Required Qualifications

The success of Galleon Advisors is rooted in our team’s multidisciplinary backgrounds and therefore we encourage those who have an interest in hospitality, continuous improvement, leadership and analytics to apply. 


The below requirements are necessary: 

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree required - Hospitality or business focused
  • Valid Passport and be eligible to qualify for a TN work visa under NAFTA – Canadian, American or Mexican citizenship is required)
  • Willingness and interest in weekly travel across North America and/or to international locations based on program needs
  • A strong understanding of business practices is required
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing high functioning teams
  • Demonstrated experience in working within corporate executive hospitality and / or asset management for a minimum of 3-5 years, including financial and operational oversight
  • Demonstrated experience in confidently presenting and communicating ideas to various groups and backgrounds
  • Fluency of the English language is required; Multilingualism is viewed as a strong asset – specifically Spanish
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel and PowerPoint) with the ability to use them for the purpose of problem solving, analytics and presentation of findings


Application Process & Equal Opportunity

We are always committed to connecting with individuals who hold top talent and ambitious career goals. Review our open opportunities to see if there is alignment or fit.


Galleon Advisors is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and is dedicated to creating and maintaining a work environment that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Candidates requesting accommodation during the recruitment process should advise us of this in their application to ensure we can meet their needs. While we appreciate the interest of all candidates, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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