Holland America Line

Procurement Specialist - Hybrid or Remote

Job ID 2912 Date posted 05/12/2022 City Santa Clarita State CA Country United States Job Type Full Time

Job Description

Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn and P&O Cruises Australia, united as Holland America Group, offering world-renown vacations at sea to travelers around the globe, are building a dynamic, unified organization to serve its highly experienced teams in both our corporate offices and on board our ships.

We’re looking for an amazing Procurement Specialist to fill this role, which will report to our Santa Clarita or Seattle office.  This is a hybrid or remote work schedule opportunity.  You’ll be responsible for partnering with and supporting cross-functional stakeholder teams and works with vendors and expediting teams to ensure all items are delivered and that all purchase orders have correct pricing and conversions. In addition, this position will manage and support sourcing efforts for defined FBH/Photo categories & critical projects. This position will monitor supplier's performance through KPIs, manage their relationship and systematically communicate expectations and performance, resolve escalated supplier issues.

Here’s a summary of what Holland America Group is looking for in its Procurement Specialist. Is this you?


  • Execution of an effective tactical sourcing plan for assigned projects or categories that creates long term value while meeting brand objectives
  • Primary point of engagement and escalation for brand teams
  • Selection of vendors considering financial and qualitative criteria based on tactical bids
  • Effective collaboration with internal and external stakeholders
  • Developing a relationship with stakeholders and influencers to become a trusted sourcing partner
  • Serving as a subject matter expert on customer relationship management and supplier relationship management to Purchasing Organization and process partners
  • Effective Supplier Relationship Management driving supplier results; leveraging data, metrics, and internal feedback
  • Developing and negotiating spot purchases required for special requests or last minute shorts
  • Works with management and Strategic Sourcing team in consolidating spend and identifying opportunities for strategic sourcing that can reduce tactical and spot buys
  • Assist Expediting in the escalation of supplier issues
  • Establishing effective tools to ensure all vendors are paid to terms


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Business, Economics, Hospitality, and/or Science, Agriculture
  • Ability to work independently, lead projects of low complexity and influence in a cross functional team environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines and work under pressure, while maintaining attention to detail and accuracy
  • Good analytical skills: Ability to gather and analyze information skillfully, model information in Excel, financial analysis, draw conclusions from data
  • Identify and resolve problems efficiently and effectively
  • Project management, process improvement
  • Proficient in the use of computer business applications
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  Princess is unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of employment visas at this time (e.g., H-1B status).


  • 2+ years of relevant experience 
  • Negotiation skills and practices


  • Cruise and Travel Privileges for You and Your Family
  • Health Benefits
  • Flex Friday
  • 401(k)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Training& Professional Development
  • Rewards & Incentives

Our Culture… Stronger Together:

Our highest responsibility and top priority is compliance, environmental protection and the health, safety and well-being of our guests, the people in the communities we touch and serve, and our shipboard and shoreside employees.  Please visit our site to learn more about our Culture Essentials, Corporate Vision Statement and our Core Values at: https://www.princess.com/aboutus/culture-framework/

Princess is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Princess will provide reasonable accommodations with the application process, upon your request, as required to comply with applicable laws.  If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please contact recruiting@hollandamericagroup.com


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