Manager Technical Procurement in Miami, FL at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Date Posted: 6/5/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Position Summary

The Manger Technical Procurement is responsible for managing and coordinating the activities of all assigned staff in fulfilling the goals and objectives of the Technical Procurement function. The Manger Technical Procurement is responsible for the content, implementation and execution of Technical Procurement Standard Operating Procedures for the entire fleet. This position is responsible for ensuring the ships operation is not interrupted by the delivery of technical goods and services to the vessels.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Plans ,organizes and controls the activities related to the assigned procurement function
  • Organizes, manages and directs the work of all employees in the assigned function. Oversees the assignment of duties, responsibilities, and work stations to employees. Provides objective feedback and development plans for all direct reports. Approves personnel actions such as new hire requests and terminations to ensure proper staffing. Provides final approval for any overtime needs.
  • Prepares instructions regarding purchasing systems and procedures
  • Designs, implements, manages and monitors  procurement reporting systems to meet company requirements
  • Ensures that total costs are identified and optimal savings are realized throughout the entire purchasing process
  • Negotiates complex requests for equipment, supplies and services from suppliers and subcontractors. Research of obsolete equipment.
  • Manage content  for Technical Purchasing SQMs
  • Serves as primary contact between Technical Purchasing and all vessels
  • Responsible  to ensure monthly and quarterly financial objectives are met for Marine Operational Groups from a procurement perspective
  • Provides management support ,training and guidance to Outsourced Manila Team and UK Technical Buyers to ensure SOPs are maintained
  • Manages resolution of vendor and contractor grievances where identified, Determines root cause and implements corrective and preventative action
  • Manages all IIDs and service requisitions to ensure timely completion.
  • 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.

Financial Responsibilities

  • Responsible for Purchase order approval limit $75k
  • Responsible for spend of approximately $40 million on non-contracted items. Ensures orders are compliant and processed based on total cost of ownership

Job Requirements


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Technical Field from an accredited college, university or the international equivalent

Knowledge and Skills

  • Managerial experience in a cruise line or maritime environment related to purchasing and /or supply chain function.
  • Ability to manage the financial aspects of the assigned procurement functions including the successful identification of expense reduction through cost efficiencies.
  • Ability to manage headcount within area.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal service including needs assessment techniques, quality service standards alternate delivery systems and customer satisfaction evaluation.
  • Knowledge of policies and practices involved in the Human Resources function.
  • Ability to manage staff in a positive and productive manner by motivating, developing and managing employees as they work.
  • Ability to utilize and administer the disciplinary action process through coaching and counseling to improve performance or terminate employment.
  • Ability to read and write English to understand and interpret written procedures. This includes the ability to give and receive instructions in written and verbal form and to effectively respond to questions from management, coworkers, shipboard employees and vendors.
  • Ability to present initiatives and hold discussions at both Company Officer and President level

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, 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 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.


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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