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Buyer III in Miami, FL at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Date Posted: 4/5/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Miami, FL
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  • Experience:
    Not Specified
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Job Description

Position Summary

The Buyer III is responsible for sourcing, analyzing and negotiating goods and services for an area in which they specialize such as such as food, beverage, technical, IT, etc.  They require comprehensive knowledge of specialized commodities in order to influence customers and suppliers in procurement decision of complex/critical goods and services.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Researches suppliers from a variety of usual and unusual sources. 
  • Develops a procurement and negotiation strategy based on few variables. 
  • Performs moderately complex price analysis based on few variables and confers with suppliers to obtain product or service information such as price, availability and delivery schedule. 
  • Negotiates price, availability, and works with Logistics to define transportation and delivery schedule. (i.e. ordering and storing schedule)
  • Manages supplier performance to ensure consistent service, high quality and low costs of goods/services. 
  • Works independently with minimum supervision and freedom of decision within guidelines. Seeks guidance from management on unusual situations.
  • May provide guidance to Purchasing Clerk and/or Buyer I
  • May travel to attend trade shows, audit suppliers, visit ships for loadings, repositioning etc.

Financial Responsibilities

  • $50,000 expenditure limit
  • Between $3-5M spend management for goods/services 


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required.          
  • 5+ years related procurement experience or specialized technical experience.

Job Requirements

Knowledge and Skills

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with multiple projects and priorities.
  • Negotiation and analytical skills required. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate in a multicultural environment with all levels of employees and management.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products, specifically Excel. 
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions and percentages. 
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. 
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Physical Demands

  • 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 requirement include distant, close and color vision, and ability to adjust focus

Work Environment

  • 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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