Paralegal-Operations (Fixed-term)
Marriott
LONDON, United Kingdom
1d ago

Posting Date Sep 20, 2021

Job Category Legal

Location Europe Office - London, Barnard's Inn 86 Fetter Lane, London, London, United Kingdom VIEW ON MAP

Relocation? N

Position Type Management

Located Remotely? N

Marriott International is the world’s largest hotel company, with more brands, more hotels and more opportunities for associates to grow and succeed.

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JOB SUMMARY

The Marriott International Law Department supports the Company's lodging business. The EMEA offices provide legal services for development and lodging operations of all Marriott and Starwood-branded lodging products in EMEA.

This temporary position will report to the Corporate Counsel Operations / Asset Management / Employment and will be based in London.

The basic functions of this position are to provide paralegal support t o the Company in connection with the operations of the Company’s owned, leased, managed and franchised hotels in EMEA.

The Paralegal position a ssumes a principal role in supporting day-to-day legal needs of Marriott and Starwood managed hotels, the Company’s franchise support organization and the Company’s above-property services in EMEA.

It serves as the primary point of contact for hotel managers (and their reports) seeking legal assistance from the Marriott Law Department, working with Group attorneys as appropriate.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Successful candidates should possess knowledge and experience and demonstrate strong relationship and organizational skills as follows :

  • Either two-year college degree plus minimum relevant work experience of three years in a law firm or corporate legal environment or at least 10 years of work experience as a paralegal with an outstanding performance record
  • Paralegal certificate preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Flexibility to adapt to continually changing work priorities and ability to meet simultaneous deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to interact and communicate effectively, specifically :
  • Ability to present ideas and information in a clear, concise manner;
  • Ability to interact effectively and develop positive, professional working relationships with hotel personnel and team members.
  • Sound judgment and use of discretion.
  • Critical thinking.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Outstanding verbal and written English skills. Fluency in one other European language in addition to English advantageous.
  • Familiarity with database functionality and operation.
  • Self-motivation, diligence, dependability and strong work ethic.
  • PERSONAL COMPETENCIES (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Attributes)

    The primary responsibilities of this position will be :

  • Assume a principal role within the Group in supporting day-to-day legal needs of Marriott and Starwood managed hotels, the Company’s franchise support organization and the Company’s above-property services in EMEA.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for hotel managers (and their reports) seeking legal assistance from the Marriott Law Department, working with Group attorneys as appropriate.
  • Assist in preparing, negotiating, and amending vendor, sales, IT, procurement, food and beverage and other operational agreements used in Marriott's lodging business.
  • Review client-generated documents and determine if they are in conformance with Marriott's standard contractual requirements.
  • Discuss with clients and other parties and provide contractual language.

  • Create and update Law Manager (database) contract summaries for management agreements, franchise agreements and operating leases;
  • maintain and update Law Manager information; prepare transmittal letters of renewal / non-renewal, automatic renewal / termination memoranda;
  • assist in responding to owners and landlords concerning agreement renewals / terminations.

  • Assist attorneys on, and organize the documentation related to, acquisitions or financings of individual hotels or hotel chains and dispositions of certain hotel properties, including tracking and transfer of files, operational, construction and real estate agreements and other necessary documents.
  • Conduct and summarize legal research as requested.
  • Draft and respond to legal correspondence and memoranda, including audit inquiries.
  • Perform other duties and special projects as requested.
  • 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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