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Program Project Manager, Product Development in Miami, FL at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Date Posted: 2/8/2019

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    Miami, FL
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Job Description

Position Summary:

The Project Manager is responsible for the task management of strategic ship and land development projects for Royal Caribbean International. Responsible to provide assistance to the Senior Program Manager in overseeing all day-to-day activities of a particular program and also for keeping a birds-eye view of the program operations. Consults with all project stakeholders (internal teams and contractors) to gather, analyze, and report data for recommended courses of action. Proactively plan and drive activities of the strategic projects to ensure project completion within prescribed time frame and budget. Function as an in-house process driver and enabler of a matrixed operating department representatives.  Projects assigned are typically high priority, high profile, and multi-departmental initiatives for the organization and thus require continuous communication and interaction with the project team and department executives.  Supports aspects of project planning, tracking, and status reporting.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Supports the development, tracking/monitoring and reporting of several medium to large size projects from inception to completion, ensuring on-time, on-budget delivery of project outputs. Responsible for moving projects and team members forward.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day administrative and reporting details of assigned projects. Advises the recommended course of action to the project team and contractors in outlining milestones, establishing work plans, responsibilities, scope and tracking routines.  
  • Utilizes project management tools and industrial engineering techniques to lead and oversee the maintenance of project scope; customer and executive expectations as well as overall project focus. 
  • Administrates team meetings (attendees, agenda, and official minutes) and drafts communications of project status based on pre-defined templates.
  • Leads in the study of operational needs and current operational performance to identify areas for improvement and efficiency on assigned project.
  • Performs vendor consultations/facilitations to monitor progress and ascertain and define any needs or problem areas and obtain solutions.
  • Prepares status reports prepared by project personnel, modifies schedules or plans as required. 
  • Organizes the communication of the project plan status on a regular basis to project stakeholders and core team. 
  • Follow-up with team members to meet project deadlines and provide input on team member activities for schedule review process. 
  • Coordinates major activities (meetings, workshops, charrettes) to ensure project progresses on schedule and accurately reflects current project status through regular updates of tasks and statuses.
  • Tracks progress of owner supply specification, requisition and procurement. Works with Financial Department to track the owner supply budget, cost control and reporting. 
  • Organizes team in development of monthly presentations for senior executives. Oversees preparation of project reports related to revite/ land projects for management, client, or others. 
  • Remains current with industry trends, especially as related to contemporary project management techniques as they impact project objectives.
  • 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.


Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree with a concentration in Business Management, Industrial Engineering, Project Management, or related field.
  • Experience: 5-10 years within a large corporation or consulting firm with 2-5 years in an office administration environment is required. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
  • Preferred: Advanced degree in Business, or related field.
  • PMP Required.
  • Proven leadership skills and proven experience in leading without authority.
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills a must. Clear and precise communication at all levels of the organization essential.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, strength in communicating in a multicultural environment with all levels of employees and management. 
  • Excellent organizational and presentation skills. 
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Detail oriented with excellent analytical, financial and spreadsheet modeling skills.   
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Software: Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and Project required.
  • Internal Candidates:  Knowledge of CAR process: budget, approval, reconciliation, and reporting, AMOS, Lotus Notes Database, JDE, and Essbase.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret common, business periodicals, financial reports, legal documents, and government regulations.
  • Ability to clearly and effectively present information to top management, public groups.

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