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Assistant Director of People & Culture

SLS Barcelona | Carrer de Vila, 08017 Barcelona, Spain

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Company Description

SLS Barcelona brings a new variety of oceanside glamor, indulgence and excellence to Barcelona’s vibrant 22@ neighborhood.  Here the hallmarks of an SLS wonderland – playful ambiance, VIP treatment, and theatrical experiences - meet idyllic views to set a lavish stage for the extraordinary to unfold. The only 5-star hotel in the city to feature a terrace off every guestroom (471 in total), SLS Barcelona is all-encompassing in its delight, with two pools, a spa, fitness center and six bars and restaurants that create lively food and entertainment within this singular location. A 750sqm auditorium and a dozen versatile meeting spaces round out the offering to form the complete destination - inviting groups, events and travelers of all types to say, “farewell to the ordinary.”

 

We are looking for an experienced Assistant Director of People & Culture to join the pre-opening team at SLS Barcelona. Under the guidance of the Director of People & Culture, the Assistant Director of People & Culture directs the recruitment strategy of the hotel while supporting the People & Culture day-to-day tasks. The Assistant Director of People & Culture assures the hotel culture is true to the SLS brand by fostering a team culture in which its members feel empowered to make decisions and take responsibility for their workload and professional development.

Job Description

What you'll do...

  • You will foster a positive and structured work environment which encourages the successful operation of the business.
  • Hiring of the new employees will be an important function as they must truly exude the style and essence of the brand. You will be directing the recruitment efforts together with the department head.
  • Be a true partner to the business for anything that relates to looking after their teams, providing advice & guidance.
  • Position our brand as an employer of choice through effective recruitment strategies that attract talent and build a talent pool for effective succession planning within the business.
  • Keep the culture of the hotel alive by embedding the SLS values, promoting a fair, safe and inclusive environment and leading initiatives that engage and empower the team.
  • Support managers on employee relations and performance management cases.
  • Work with the Director of People & Culture on European/Global projects and rollouts.

Qualifications

What we are looking for...

  • University degree with emphasis in Human Resources.
  • +3 years experience in hospitality within hotels/restaurants with high volume of recruitment.
  • Knowledge of Spanish labour law.
  • Proven team leader with a high level of energy and motivation with a proven track record of living the company's values
  • Proficient knowledge of computer systems such as: Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook is required
  • Ability to multitask, work in a fast-paced environment and have a high level attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Fluent in Spanish and English.
  • You have a solid understanding of local legal compliance requirements.
  • You make people feel good - your team, guests and colleagues alike.  You make a positive impact.
  • You’re a strong team leader, a natural at managing and inspiring others in a way that gets the best out of them.
  • You are an excellent relationship builder, confident in working with other teams and leaders; you’re passionate about what we can achieve together.
  • You take ownership of important issues, solve problems, and make effective decisions.
  • You learn quickly and adapt to SLS’s unique culture.
  • You are humble and open to ideas. We leave our ego at the door and help get things done.
  • You’re up for doing things differently and trying (almost) everything once.
  • You want to be part of a team that works hard, supports each other and has fun along the way.

Additional Information

What's in it for you...

  • The opportunity to join an innovative, fast-growing, international group that’s committed to not just building new hotels but building a global brand.
  • The chance to challenge the norm and work in an environment that is both creative and rewarding.
  • Become part of a team that’s very passionate about creating great hospitality experiences and exploring new locations at every opportunity.
  • A competitive package and plenty of opportunity for development.
  • Excellent discounts across the entire Ennismore family of brands.

SLS is part of Ennismore, a creative hospitality company rooted in culture and community, with a global collection of entrepreneurial and founder-built brands with purpose at their heart. Ennismore is a joint- venture with Accor, formed in 2021.

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