Human Resources Project Lead in Miami, FL at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Date Posted: 6/13/2019

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Job Description



The Project Lead, Human Resources will play a vital role in key business projects for the Human Resources team. This role is responsible for all aspects of the development and implementation of projects, programs and initiatives involving the HR department as well as cross-functional teams across the business unit and the enterprise. This individual will lead and/or support the delivery of a project or initiative from the design process through a finished state to achieve agreed upon outcomes and complete implementation. The Project Lead will interface with all areas affected by the project or initiative, which may include HR Leadership team members, shared services, as well as other departments within the business and enterprise. Responsible for defining and gaining agreement on the project scope and objectives that will be measured. Oversees and coordinates all aspects of the project or initiative.



Responsible for leading and supporting critical HR projects that have an impact across the function, business unit and enterprise.

Lead matrix project teams, influence leaders and subject matter experts, monitor project plans, milestone achievement, and dependencies to achieve deliverables.

Communicate, track, report, the project status, critical issues, key dependencies and issues, etc.

Drive integration and optimization of all component & dependent projects, processes & applications within the project/initiative

Utilize established criteria and tools to effectively and efficiently facilitate and report against program execution with measurable results for RCL

Facilitate effective collaboration of project contributors across HR and partner functions in order to deliver efficient and timely project delivery

Accountable for the successful execution of a complex program (typically consisting of multiple projects)

Integrate and manage the program timeline by identifying all project internal & external interdependencies

Interact with all levels of the organization: senior leaders within HR and partner functions, HR & Employee readiness resources, product owners, business analysts, technology architects, business system analysts, technical application leads, outside consultants, vendors and other key stakeholders inside and outside of RCL

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business or related field
  • Experience building relationships senior leaders/executives and managing those relationships



  • Minimum 3-5 years of hands-on experience leading complex, multi-year & global implementation projects
  • PMP/Agile certification preferred
  • Proficient with SharePoint, MS Project, Visio, MS Office suite of tools
  • Highly self-sufficient and able to effectively influence all levels of project participants
  • Excellent communication and group facilitation skills
  • Promotes teamwork to achieve the organization/program mission; win as a team
  • Strong knowledge of project management principles and methodologies
  • Exceptional analytical and problem solving abilities
  • Comfortable in highly dynamic and frequently ambiguous environment
  • Experience working in a global HR function preferred


Physical Demands:

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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, 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. Visual requirements include distant, close and color vision, and ability to adjust focus.


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*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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