F&B Waste Manager in Miami, FL at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Date Posted: 2/16/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description


We're looking for a trash-talking, waste-fighting, garbage-guru individual that wants to be a passionate manager of sustainability, food systems and waste. This person will be responsible to develop techniques, best practices, procedures, SOPs and developing systems to reduce waste fleetwide while improve sustainability using systems to reduce food waste for all food and beverage areas. Position will help develop new systems with IT and improving legacy systems to better monitor and track food and beverage waste. They will oversee the F&B content for the fleetwide POS system and analyzing ways to keep the system accurate.


  • Able to facilitate the growth and success of company waste sustainability initiatives through innovative thinking, collaboration with onboard teams, collaborative problem-solving
  • Collaborate with shipboard teams to find waste reduction ideas and turn them into reality
  • Responsible for setting KPIs and developing corrective action plans
  • Creates strategies for F&B fleet waste reduction and critical thinking
  • Develops framework to integrate sustainability food systems especially for food production
  • Develops ways to improve operating efficiencies to reduce waste and improve sustainability and food quality
  • Partners with IT to develop new systems or redevelop legacy systems
  • Develops and finds solutions and managed ways to reduce food waste including sustaining wins
  • Develops systems and ways to donate food to local charities
  • Develops business cases for special projects and measure results
  • Responsible for overseeing the maintenance of F&B content on the fleetwide POS system
  • Finding ways to reduce waste by collaborating with onboard teams
  • Finds/manages equipment to reduce waste and measure results
  • Collaborates with Hotel Directors, F&B Directors, Executive Chef to ID other waste reduction ideas
  • Deploying waste reduction initiative to the fleet partnering with Learning and Development teams
  • Develop curriculum for change management
  • Develops KPIs for F&B food waste and reporting to identify trends and recommend improvements
  • Manage ad hoc test/projects to learn if an idea is a good idea to reduce waste and gather Ops feedback
  • Develop best ways to display data that is understood by team in an effort to sell a great idea
  • Support all projects for revitalization, amplification and newbuild with related analysis
  • This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.
  • Employee will be required to perform any other job-related duties assigned by their supervisor or management. This position may participate in shared duties with other coworkers within the Department

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree (BA) in Environmental Management, Environmental studies or similar
  • MBA or advanced business degree preferred
  • 3 to 5 years related experience in food waste / financial / business analysis or related field
  • Cruise or Travel Industry experience preferred


  • Advance Microsoft ® Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint and Project Manager strongly preferred. Knowledge of Hyperion Interactive Reporting Studio ®, Power Bi is required.
  • Should be excited about developing and implementing plans to engage senior leadership and spread the message about waste reduction which leads to sustainability
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced analytical skills should include mathematical modeling; data management, statistical analysis and broad exposure to operations research
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication, presentation and listening skills, including the ability to adjust and effectively interact with external customers, internal staff, food and beverage corporate and ships leadership; and executive management
  • Bold thinker with ability to generate creative and actionable recommendations to increase revenue, reduce costs and improve operational performance, efficiency and excellence
  • Ability to analyze complex data, draw conclusions, develop and execute appropriate action plans
  • Strong analytical and reporting skills to identify & interpret trends and provide achievable recommendations
  • Ability to solve complex problems with a variety of components in situations where no standardization exists
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Strategical and tactical thinking and execution
  • Performs well with proficiency in financial modeling, business analytics, and business process illustrations to both technical and non-technical audiences


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, and speak or hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand and walk.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. 


Performs other work-related duties as required and assigned

Able to travel up to 20-30% of the time as required

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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