Lead, Global Fuel Procurement in Miami, FL at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Date Posted: 5/29/2019

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Job Description

Position Summary:

The Lead, Global Fuel Procurement is responsible for the analysis, processes and procedures in fulfilling the goals and objectives of the Fuel Purchasing function primarily related to fuel operations and bunker planning as well as regulatory compliance monitoring. This position must have ability to confer with suppliers, ports, government authorities to obtain product or service information such as price, availability, delivery schedule, maritime safety/security requirements. Responsible for the short and long term planning and strategizing of petroleum products for their specified regions. Due to the criticality of certain information, a timely communication will have a profound influence on RCL strategy, deployment, financial and accounting operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Responsible for daily fuel operations for specified fleet.
  • Manages supplier performance to ensure consistent service, high quality and low costs of goods/services.
  • Formulate highly sophisticated procurement and negotiation strategy based on multiple and very volatile variables that drive crude and petroleum markets. Negotiates contractual premia, transportation and delivery schedule based on advanced economic order quantity concepts as well as compatibility of specific bunker products.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining highly complex financial derivatives modelling.
  • Presents oil market information and recommendations to the Hedge Committee and Hedge Compliance Committee, as well as the CFO, CAO, and the Treasurer.
  • Responsible for sourcing and negotiating fuel contracts with various suppliers upwards of $200M spend.
  • Perform complex price analysis of multiple parameters, such as regional fuel price differentials, freight, fuel energy content, Sulphur.
  • Responsible for content and implementation of Environmentally Compliant Fuel Sourcing Operating Procedures for entire fleet.
  • Designs, implements, manages and monitors procurement reporting systems to meet company requirements
  • Responsible for content and implementation of Fuel Purchasing Standard Operating Procedures for entire fleet.
  • Performs adjustments to fuel orders and vessels consumption based on operating conditions and actual fuel specifications
  • Performs frequent sourcing and operations reviews on assigned vessels to ensure correct sourcing decision has been made based on chemical fuel content and consumption
  • Leads fuel operational reviews in cooperation with Energy management, Fleet operations, and Environmental Stewardship
  • Works closely with Marine Operations to meet monthly and quarterly financial and environmental objectives
  • Performs other duties as required.  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.

Job Requirements

Qualifications:

 

  • BA or MBA in finance required as well as 5-8 years’ experience in petroleum industry experience in refining, downstream operation, or marketing.

Knowledge and Skills:

 

  • Moderate to expert knowledge of global petroleum and bunkers supply
  • Working knowledge of Platts, Argus, and Bunkerworld oil pricing services
  • Understanding of fuel blending and freight economics, global refining markets
  • 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 write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from suppliers and all levels of staff and management, both shipboard and shoreside.
  • Knowledge of various environmental regulations around the globe as well as the ability to effectively communicate with regulatory agencies such as EPA, IMO, EU Environmental Agency, ISO
  • Ability to solve problems and deal with many variables where limited standardization exists
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form
  • Moderate level knowledge of uniform commercial code and company standard terms and conditions

 

*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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