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Analyst, Air Planning in Miami, FL at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Date Posted: 1/29/2019

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Job Description

Position Summary:

The cruise industry provides a dynamic and competitive environment with extensive growth over the next decade.  Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is a leader of this industry offering three cruise brands, Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, and Azamara Cruises with a worldwide product offering. The Revenue Planning and Analysis Department plays a key role in our efforts to stay on top of this industry and is responsible for forecasting ticket revenue and other revenue streams, providing senior management with analysis summarizing business conditions, and for providing analysis that supports new business initiatives.  The team provides expertise through strategic and tactical recommendations for the Brands¿ consideration and implementation.

As a member of the Revenue Planning and Analysis team, you will be part of the Air Planning team that is responsible for forecasting ticket and other Air revenues, and volume of guests who purchase Air through the Company¿s propriety Air program.  The candidate works the team to provide senior management with analysis, summarize business conditions, and to also provide analysis that describe and recommend strategic options and initiatives.  Detailed financial analysis and ad hoc reporting are a critical part of this position.  Members of this group have exposure to senior management and work closely with Corporate Planning, Sales, Marketing and other Revenue Performance departments.  Analysis of large data sets is required, such as a reviewing airline capacity, which is used to establish accurate forecasts and plans.  Analysis is also required on pricing information air and other revenue.   You will identify process improvement opportunities as well as strategies to maximize revenue associated with core and ancillary products. This involves understanding the Brands¿ objectives, and strategies to obtain these objectives.  At times, research and analysis of third party industries such as airlines and Travel Insurance is required.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Report weekly, monthly and quarterly product performance to senior management in a timely and efficient manner
  • Coordinate with multiple teams, and analyze, summarize, and prepare recommendations regarding Other (Air) Revenue plan, and operating forecasts
  • Prepare studies, reports, and analyses in areas such as revenue planning and forecasting, current performance, historical trends, competitive trends, and macro business trends
  • Assist in the development, implementation and analysis of key business performance measurements
  • Prepare presentations summarizing numerous aspects of revenue management for varied audiences, including company executives
  • Successfully complete ad hoc request and projects in an environment with rapidly shifting priorities and demands
  • Actively participate in periodic review of pricing for certain ancillary products (such as air and the travel protection product)
  • Identifying new strategies to promote the sale of ancillary products, to upper management
  • Demonstrate sound judgment and resourcefulness  in decision making and problem solving
  • Makes timely decisions on promotional opportunities based on market demand and product needs

 

Job Requirements

Qualifications:

  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA) or Masters degree (MA) preferred
  • Bachelors degree (BA) from four-year college or university required with focus in quantitative discipline preferred
  • Two years related experience in financial / business analysis or related field preferred
  • Previous experience in decision making tools preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and analyze large volumes of data, make decisions and recommendations and independently implement decisions is required
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver high quality, clear and concise presentations
  • Strong skills in Excel, PowerPoint, and Hyperion skills required
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to business and technical audiences in both spoken and written formats

Knowledge and Skills:

  • The ability to work with mathematical concepts such as basic statistics and ratios
  • The ability to identify problems and to collect and refine relevant data required to draw valid conclusions, and generate actionable analysis
  • Ability to logically structure complex financial analyses
  • Familiarity with revenue management concepts and demonstrated aptitude for problem solving
  • Strong financial skills / ability to interpret complex financial data
  • Strong skills in Excel, PowerPoint, and Hyperion skills required
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to business and technical audiences in both spoken and written formats
  • Willingness to accept immediate product and project responsibility
  • Ability to operate in a team environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated maturity

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