Director, Newbuild Procurement Excellence in Miami, FL at Royal Caribbean Group

Date Posted: 4/23/2021

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Job Description

Journey with us! Combine your career goals and sense of adventure by joining our exciting team of employees. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is pleased to offer a competitive compensation & benefits package, and excellent career development opportunities, each offering unique ways to explore the world.

Director, Newbuild and Fleet Modernization Procurement Excellence




The incumbent leads the strategic sourcing, negotiating, contracting and supply for the Newbuild vessel procurement across industry leading and expansive RCG portfolio.


Collaborative and data-driven, the role leads multi-vessel sourcing program development, contracting negotiations, while extensively collaborating with Newbuild org, Brand Ops, Finance, GMO. The role ensures ongoing operations and execution are meeting performance goals and internal client service levels.


This incumbent works closely with most areas of Supply Chain on Owner Supply, Technology, Logistics, PMO to drive the overall NB/Fleet Modification  discipline and provides guidance on the most cost-effective methodology of supply globally for the projects. Additionally, this position champions best practices of supplier management, yard integration, quality control and flawless execution. 


Job Requirements



Key point of contact between Newbuild org, Brands, GMO, Supply Chain. 

Procurement strategy integration between the yards, major components manufacturers, and GMO.

Development and implementation of the world-class procurement program and structure to create the value chain from the yard dock to flawless and cost-effective operations encompassing Owner Supply, IT, Onboard Revenue, Deck, Safety, and Security, Energy Management, and Galley Equipment

Frequent executive updates and proactive collaboration with Newbuild, GMO, Finance, Shared Service and the Brands to align objectives and direction.

Develop highly effective supplier relationships in an effort to execute the overall strategies maintains strong collaboration with key suppliers for foster innovations, quality, flawless delivery and cost savings.

Formulate vision, business case and implement cutting-edge technology as an enabler for efficiency, cost control, contract utilization

Key contributor to the SKU management council to as a means to cost controls and operational agility

Leadership is the team mentoring, development, measuring and evaluating performance

Compliance with SOX and various company policies on ethics, environment, health, safety. Key contributor to sustainable cruises on carbon mitigation, single use plastic reduction, as well as supplier diversity

Performs other duties as required. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to perform any other job-related duties assigned by their supervisor or management.




Variable, direct and indirect responsibility for NB/Project procurement, approaching $2B annually.



Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Supply Chain or Business. Graduate degree is highly desired.

12+ years of experience in sourcing, contracting, and related fields, preferably in travel and leisure, auto, aircraft or marine industries involving major component manufactures.

Strong track record in managing diverse teams.



Thought Leader of Supply Chain Management concepts, controls and best practices specifically related to management of hotel-related and marine manufacturers.

Leads development of procurement and negotiation strategy based on multiple and often complex variables. Negotiates price, availability, transportation and delivery schedule.

Expert at interpreting commodity data of government and non-governmental organizations. 

Expert knowledge of advanced contract terms and conditions and skilled in uniform commercial code. Author of the company's delivery and invoicing policies.

Expert in analysis, forecasting, problem solving and quality improvement in the execution of strategies. Ensures total costs are identified and optimized throughout the entire procurement process. 

Exceptional written and oral communication skills and be able to work effectively with all senior levels of management, supplier executives, regulators, investors and general public.

Ability to travel up to 30% of the time. 



The physical demands described here are representative of those requirements employees must meet to perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations. While performing job functions the employee is regularly required to sit, and stand, write, review and type reports, compile data, operate a pc, communicate, listen, and assess information. The employee may move about the office complex, may travel to other office locations and may lift, push, pull or move 10-15 pounds. The employee is occasionally required to walk to the dock, ascend and descend the vessel. This position may regularly travel domestically or internationally. Visual requirements include distant, close and color vision, and ability to adjust focus


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. The environment includes work inside/outside the office, travel to other offices, possibly travel domestic and international, and work in shipboard functions. A high noise level is possible if visiting shipboard or offsite locations.

It is the policy of the Company to ensure equal employment and promotion opportunity to qualified candidates without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, sexuality, gender identity or expression, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. RCL and each of its subsidiaries prohibit and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment.



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