Global Strategic Sourcing Mgr - Port Operations & DevelopmentJob ID 7804 Date posted 02/12/2024 City Miami State FL Country United States Job Type Full Time
The Manager, Global Strategic Sourcing, Port Operations & Development (Port Ops/Dev) role will be responsible for sourcing related activities in connection with the cross-brand procurement of port operations, ground handling, as well as assistance with development projects. This position is responsible for working on a daily basis with Port operators and with Port development professionals from all Carnival Corporation Destination Management departments (including the operating companies.) This individual must be able to effectively manage the sometimes-competing interests of the operating companies towards a holistic solution which will benefit the organization as a whole.
- Manage and strategically source a portfolio of products and services in accordance with established Carnival Sourcing processes.
- Develop and issue RFQs/RFIs/RFPs for regions/ports related to tours in those destinations. Evaluate suppliers and analyze bids as part of RFI/RFP or bid processes based on such criteria as cost, quality etc.
- Partner and collaborate with ABG leadership and Operating Companies in order to effectively leverage scale, simplify the supplier base, reduce total cost of ownership, improve guest satisfaction and create value in the Global Sourcing area.
- Ensure strong involvement with all key stakeholders to gain intricate knowledge of their needs and leverage points for each area.
- Participate in developing and ensuring business analytics and reporting is established for targeted areas of responsibility.
- Perform project management duties which will include overseeing and ensuring quality delivery of assigned projects; collect, measure, repor and communicate progress with key stakeholders.
- Establish and maintain close relationships with senior level business unit management to understand key business strategies, annual goals/objectives and economic challenges/ opportunities.
- Assist each Operating Companies’ Sourcing teams with strategically planning and procurement needs and executing strategic sourcing plans.
- Leverage a market perspective to quickly assimilate external information (e.g. market drivers, macroeconomic conditions, etc.) to anticipate its impact across the business and develop associated strategies and action plans to maximize the opportunity.
- Overall management of the TOG and associated responsibilities.
- Preferred Education: Bachelor’s degree
- Discipline/Major: Finance/Business Administration/Supply Chain or related
- Additional education / Certifications: Advanced degree preferred. CPM certification or equivalent is preferred.
- Years and area of Professional experience (required for the role): Bachelor’s Degree plus 7-10 years related experience, or Masters or other Advanced Degree plus 5-10 years related experience
- Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Experience in sourcing/purchasing for innovation-based and/or complex environments. Demonstrated ability to create strategic supplier partnerships that create a competitive advantage for the corporation. Expertise in conducting complex analyses and distilling into a clear, concise business allocation. Strong facilitation and project management skills. Strong ability to interface with stakeholders at all levels including Sr. Executives. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Solid understanding of Information Technology ecosystems and products. Ability to negotiate and optimize commercial terms. Strong understanding of best practices with respect to technology related contract terms and conditions.
- Critical Professional related Technical Skills; Computer Skills: Strong experience in sourcing strategy creation and execution (e.g. 7 Step sourcing methodology). Experience with Sourcing/Procurement systems.
- Operational: Decisions focus on day-to-day activities within the company. Decisions made at this level help to ensure that daily activities proceed smoothly and therefore help to move the company toward reaching a strategic goal. They have short term consequences. Examples are: Handling employee conflicts, purchasing materials needed for operations. (Typically Professional, Individual Contributors, up to Managers)
Physical Demands: Must be able to remain in a stationary position at a desk and/or computer for extended periods of time.
Travel: Less than 25% with shipboard travel likely
Work Conditions: Work primarily in a climate-controlled environment with minimal safety/health hazard potential.
The range for this role’s salary range is $75,900-$125,000. Offers to the selected candidates will be made on a fair and equitable basis, taking into account specific job-related skills and experience.
At Carnival, your total rewards package is much more than your base salary. All non-sales roles participate in an annual cash bonus program, while sales roles have an incentive plan. Director and above roles may also be eligible to participate in Carnival’s discretionary equity incentive plan. Plus, Carnival provides comprehensive and innovative benefits to meet your needs, including:
- Health Benefits:
- Cost-effective medical, dental and vision plans
- Employee Assistance Program and other mental health resources
- Additional programs include company paid term life insurance and disability coverage
- Financial Benefits:
- 401(k) plan that includes a company match
- Employee Stock Purchase plan
- Paid Time Off
- Holidays – All full-time and part-time with benefits employees receive days off for 7 company-wide holidays, plus an additional floating holiday to be taken at the employee’s discretion.
- Vacation Time – All full-time employees at the manager and below level start with 14 days/year; director and above level start with 19 days/year. Part-time with benefits employees receive time off based on the number of hours they work, with a minimum of 84 hours/year. All employees gain additional vacation time with further tenure.
- Sick Time – All full-time employees receive 80 hours of sick time each year. Part-time with benefits employees receive time off based on the number of hours they work, with a minimum of 60 hours each year.
- Other Benefits
- Complementary stand-by cruises, employee discounts on confirmed cruises, plus special rates for family and friends
- Personal and professional learning and development resources including tuition reimbursement
- On-site preschool program and wellness center at our Miami campus
- A comprehensive benefit program which includes medical, dental and vision plans
- Additional programs include company paid term life insurance and disability coverage and a 401(k) plan that includes a company match
- Employee Stock Purchase plan
- Paid vacation and sick time
- Cruise benefits
- An on-site fully accredited preschool educational program located at our Doral campus
- An on-site Wellness Center and Health clinic at our Doral campus