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

Date Posted: 6/22/2019

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    Miami, FL
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Job Description

Position Summary

The Procurement Manager is responsible for managing and coordinating the activities of the staff engaged in fulfilling the goals and objectives of the Procurement function.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plans, organizes, and controls the activities related to the assigned procurement function
  • Organizes, manages, and directs the work of the employees in the assigned procurement function; overseeing the assignment of duties, responsibilities and workstations to employees; approves personnel actions such as new hire requests and discharges, to ensure proper staffing - provides final approval for overtime needs
  • Prepares instructions regarding purchasing systems and procedures
  • Analyzes market and delivery conditions to determine present and future material availability, and prepares market analysis reports. Ensures that total costs are identified and optimal savings are realized throughout the entire purchasing process
  • Develops a system to evaluate vendor quotations that utilizes appropriate negotiation and procurement techniques to ensure quality, price, delivery, and service
  • Designs, implements, manages and monitors procurement reporting systems to meet company requirements
  • Recruits and maintains suppliers that provide high-quality products and service at a better price while maintaining the highest code of ethics and conduct
  • Prepares and issues Purchase Orders and Change Notices
  • Reviews Purchase Order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy
  • Prepares and reviews contracts, bids, proposals, and vendor agreements for legal correctness, price, and acceptability of items to specifications
  • Assigns procurement requests to the appropriate personnel
  • Negotiates or supervises the negotiation of complex requests for equipment, supplies, and services from suppliers and subcontractors.
  • 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 $100K
  • Responsible for invoice signing - limit is $50K

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field from an accredited college or university or the international equivalent preferred

Knowledge and Skills

  • Managerial experience in a cruise line or maritime shipping environment related to procurement and/or supply chain function
  • Ability to manage the financial aspects of the assigned procurement function, 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, alternative delivery systems, and customer satisfaction evaluation techniques
  • Knowledge of policies and practices involved in the Human Resources function
  • Ability to manage a 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 in order to understand and interpret written procedures.  This includes the ability to give and receive instructions in written and verbal forms and to effectively present information and respond to questions from, management, co-workers, shipboard employees and vendors
  • Working knowledge of computers, Internet access, and the ability to navigate within a variety of Microsoft software packages such as Excel and Word.  Knowledge of automated accounting systems 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.  The employee is regularly required to sit, stand, write, review and type reports, compile data, and operate a pc. The employee communicates, listens, compares variables, and assesses information. The employee regularly moves about the office complex, and may climb, descend, lift or move 10 pounds.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations. The environment includes office location, and /or moving inside/outside the office. A high noise level is possible if visiting shipboard or offsite locations.

Ability to travel internationally and domestically


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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