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Director - Marine & Technical Procurement

Company: V Cruises US
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

The Gig:We are on a mission to create the most irresistible ship at sea! This gig will work alongside our VP of Technical Operations & Newbuild to source, bid, and procure all spare parts and services for our lady ships.What You'll Be Up To:Develop and communicate a procurement business plan. Implement long-term goals for the department in order to promote effectiveness and efficiency--- Maintain overview of orders placed vs ship-shore budget and advise leadershipTracking and reporting key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectivenessProcess purchase orders; develop bids and proposals; and reconcile any invoice discrepancies as neededLead the contract development and administration ensuring optimum cost efficiencies and new business initiativesManage current procurement policies, procedures and programs with a focus on their ability to enhance organizational value and efficiency; meet regularly with respective departments regarding procurement for their understanding and/or recommendations to enhance policies, procedures and develop, communicate and implement new/revised policies, procedures and programs as needed.Serve as the primary contact for procurement-related questions, training, policy and procedure interpretation and alignment by all departmentsMaintain and manage supplier performance and partnershipLiaise with Logistics partners to ensure delivery dates are updated in the ERPIn collaboration with Finance and Accounting Team ensuring that suppliers are paid as per purchasing payment termsOversee local warehousing and shipyard as requiredDevelop, communicate and administer procurement team performance and development plans and appraisals.Superpowers Required:Highly skilled at building and maintaining effective and productive relationships with key stakeholders and suppliers10 years experience in cruise line supply chain, with at least 5 years of supervisory experienceProven negotiation, communication, interpersonal and influencing skillsAnalytical, numerically astute with strong proven problem identification and solution abilitiesResults orientated with the ability to plan and deliver against project deadlinesCommercially and financially awarenessKeen attention to detail and accuracyStrong oral and written communication skillsDeveloped strong foundation of function skills and knowledge of relevant purchasing and sourcing conceptsBachelor's degree in Business, Logistics or relatedProven purchasing experience with problem solving skillsProficient in the use of MS Office, AMOSHighly Experienced with ERP systems or databasesProject management experienceStrong interpersonal skillsStrong organizational and time management skillsStrong negotiation skillsAbility to communicate with all levels of managementWhat Matters to Us:At Virgin, your personality matters as much as how good you are at what you do. We want you to bring it to our hangout spot and help make the place even better. So, we won't be surprised to hear that when people talk about you they say you are clever, on top of it, able to think ahead, intuitive, passionate and someone people respect and enjoy working with because you make things happen.Virgin Voyages is committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified, eligible applicants regardless of their sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy and maternity. Our greatest strength comes from our ability to come together as unique individualswe seek to always embrace and celebrate our differences, providing an inclusive workplace environment that allows you to be your best self

Keywords: V Cruises US, Fort Lauderdale , Director - Marine & Technical Procurement, Professions , Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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