Senior HR Business Partner in Miami, FL at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Date Posted: 10/25/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description


The Senior HR Business Partner should be a strategic HR professional that partners with executives and senior management to implement the HR strategy supporting the formation, delivery and operation of our private destinations around the globe.  Must develop and sustain day-to-day operational consultative relationships with business leaders in Miami, as well as leaders and HR teams in each destination.  This role is responsible for the integration and implementation of human resource programs, systems and associated projects in each destination to achieve strategic business goals and operational objectives.  Must be proficient in all aspects of HR administration, including recruitment, employee relations, performance management, organizational development, learning and development, employment law, compensation, benefits, international HR management, and HR systems. 


  • Supports the development and implementation of a Private Destination operating model for each unique location, taking into consideration the specific regulations/needs, ultimately creating a tailored opening/ operating strategy and employee value proposition, which positively supports the business to reach its goals 
  • Champions and drives change throughout the organization to support private destinations, drives growth and ensures each island opens flawlessly. 
  • Part of the project planning process for each destination. Works in collaboration with key stakeholders including the corporate HR team to ensure all critical project dates and deadlines are met, while proactively identifying areas of potential risk
  • Partner with Talent Acquisition, Compensation & Benefits COE to ensure regionally specific recruiting, retention and total rewards strategies and related processes are in place to offer a best in class employee value proposition.
  • Provide expert generalist, best practice HR advice and support to on-island HR teams.
  • Ensure employee relations issues are responded to and investigated in a timely manner and the appropriate measures are taken to mitigate risk factors and guarantee compliance is achieved.
  • Evaluates and interprets existing policies and procedures and makes recommendations for changes and implementation throughout the organization based on industry best practices.
  • Understand all current and future recruitment targets and goals, including resource planning in accordance with budgeted headcount requirements.
  • Develop and implement effective recruitment, performance management and talent management strategies to ensure the right people are in the right roles at the right time, including talent management and succession planning activities.
  • Ensures all Corporate HR programs are fully implemented across business units and geographies, incorporating local customization as dictated by relevant legal requirements
  • Work effectively with the Business Unit leaders, providing sound guidance, balanced observations, suggestions, coaching and feedback of the organization and staff to achieve business goals.
  • 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


  • 5+ years of progressive experience in human resources with a focus on employee relations. 
  • Bachelor's degree in Business with a specialty in Human Resources Management. Master's degree preferred. 
  • International HR management experience required including knowledge of international employment, and immigration laws preferred
  • HR/SPHR Certification preferred


  • Candidate must have experience in human resources management or consulting in a dynamic, highly complex global environment.
  • Must be agile, able to innovative and have a growth mindset
  • Must be able to show a successful track record of strategic work with business partners at all levels.
  • Strong analytical and written communication skills for policy creation, implementation and analysis.

Travel 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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