Buyer, Technical Projects in Miami, FL at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Date Posted: 2/13/2020

Job Snapshot

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    Miami, FL
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

Position Summary

The function of the Buyer, Technical Projects is to source and procure goods/services for technical marine and/or projects.  Receive requests from content owners/shipboard or shoreside customers and validate specifications/requirements. Seek and offer alternatives for cost savings and timely delivery of goods/services. The incumbent is responsible for processing high volume of orders depending on scope assigned. 


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Receive requisitions for goods/services and clarify needs with requestor. Source and negotiate specified requirements or seek alternatives from a variety of usual and unusual sources to resolve issues.
  • Make procurement decision and recommendations based on price, availability, transportation and delivery schedule.
  • Provide recommendations and analysis of proposed cost savings solutions for customer and management selection.  
  • Liaise with shipboard and/or shoreside personnel, suppliers and logistics to ensure proper ordering and timely delivery of good and services to operational vessels or projects without interruption.
  • Monitor supplier performance to ensure consistent service, high quality and low costs of goods/services, and addresses deviations with management.   
  • Process emergency orders for goods/services required for compliance with USPH and USCG.  Obtains all necessary approvals and completes required transportation forms in a timely manner to meet the operational/project needs.
  • Process contract orders in accordance to established terms and conditions.
  • Responsible for researching and resolving issues including delivery failures, delivery discrepancies and invoices in disputes.
  • Responsible for meeting with customers regularly to provide status updates on open orders.
  • May travel to visit ships, suppliers or project site for loadings, audits, etc.
  • Perform assigned duties in accordance to company’s guidelines and policies, and delivers department’s goals and objectives.  
  • 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


Financial Responsibilities

  • $25,000 expenditure limit per order

Job Requirements


  • Associate degree or equivalent required, Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred. 
  • 3-5 years of procurement experience.
  • Hotel/Refub experience. 


Knowledge and Skills

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with multiple projects and priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate in a multicultural environment with all levels of employees and management.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products. 
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions and percentages. 
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • JDE, MLS, and deployment schedule experience is preferred.


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.

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