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Analyst, Business (CCL)
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Company: CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE
Area of Interest: Finance
Location: Miami
State: Florida
Job Title: Analyst, Business (CCL)

Job Description:

We are currently seeking a Business Analyst! As part of the Strategic Sourcing team, the Business Analyst will provide analytical support for sourcing efforts which will allow Carnival Cruise Line to leverage our scale across ~$2 billion of direct and indirect goods and services. This position will support all key spend areas, including but not limited to: Ports, Shore Excursions, Technical, IT, Food & Beverage, Hotel, Freight, Marketing, Air Travel, and Retail. This position is responsible for working for working with key Sourcing stakeholders on a daily basis to provide analytical support for specific sourcing initiatives with the goal of leveraging our global scale to achieve a competitive economic advantage while maintaining or improving quality and service levels. Positive relationship building with the ability to be influential without direct authority will be required. The position will be responsible for Project-level Analytical Support, Financial Tracking and Reporting and Systems and Data management.

Essential Functions:

ANALYTICS:

  •  Work closely with the strategic sourcing team (responsible for each spend category) to identify business opportunities, define / clarify a problem statement, and develop an analysis plan.
  •  Gather, organize, reconcile, clean-up large data sets and conduct relevant analyses.
  •  Identify insights, synthesize results, and prepare management presentations.
  •  Develop implementation plan, timelines and responsibility.
  •  Communicate effectively with stakeholders throughout the process.
  •  Sample analyses include: cost-benefit analyses, buy vs. lease, ship vs. buy-local, “what if” analysis, custom spend reports.

FINANCIAL TRACKING AND REPORTING

  •  Work with Category leads, Project Management Office (PMO), and Finance teams to make sure savings are accurately measured and validated.
  •  Oversees savings documentation to ensure it is maintained appropriately for audit.

SYSTEM AND DATA MANAGEMENT

  •  Work with systems team to continuously improve sourcing systems by (e.g., improved functionality and fixing of bugs/issues).
  •  Ensure procurement data is available, reliable, and comparable across all Brands, e.g.,: Item Taxonomy & Hierarchy; Item Descriptions; and Vendor names / codes, and categorization.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business or Engineering
  • CPSM or CPM preferred but not required
  • 2-3 years and area of Professional experience required
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical and process improvement skills
  • Proficient in querying / manipulation of large data sets (SQL, Access or similar)
  • Demonstrated ability to influence others and interact with all levels of the organization – is able to interface independently and effectively with peers in other departments / brands
  • Demonstrated success in gathering data, conducting analyses, and generating high quality outputs
  • Well organized and can prioritize multiple requests simultaneously
  • Aggressive “go getter”, driven, and can work with little supervision
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced business environment
  • Interest or experience in the travel and tourism industry

Benefits as a member of Carnival's Team:

  • A comprehensive healthcare program, dental coverage and flexible spending accounts.
  • Company-paid term life insurance and long term disability coverage, employee-paid optional life insurance and other voluntary insurance programs.
  • A 401(k) plan that includes up to a 3% company match after one year of service and a discretionary-profit sharing contribution in your second year of eligible employment.
  • Tuition Reimbursement that provides up to 75% reimbursement for company related professional career development.
  • Employee Stock Purchase plan that provides up to a 15% discount off the Fair Market Value of Carnival Corporation Common Stock.
  • Paid vacation and sick time.
  • Two complimentary "Fun Ship" cruises a year (based on available space and seniority) as well as discounted rates to friends and family in addition to other discounts to local and neighborhood vendors.
  • An on-site fully accredited preschool educational program that provides developmentally appropriate educational programming for families of children ages 6 weeks through 5 years of age and up to 12 years of age during school holidays and summer vacation in addition to drop-in care for those unexpected childcare conflicts.
  • An on-site Health and Wellness Center that provides a full range of activities including weight training machines, free weights, cardiovascular equipment, an aerobic center, massage therapy, certified personal trainers and a wide variety of other programs.
About Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Line is the most popular cruise brand in North America and operates 25 ships designed to foster exceptionally fun and memorable vacation experiences at an outstanding value. Carnival Cruise Line is the leading provider of year-round Caribbean cruises and also operates seasonal cruises in Europe, Alaska, New England, Canada, Bermuda, Hawaii, Mexican Riviera and the Panama Canal. The brand caters to a wide consumer demographic, appealing to families, couples, singles and seniors alike. One common denominator among Carnival's guests is the desire for a truly fun, memorable and enjoyable vacation experience.

Carnival Corporation & plc and Carnival Cruise Line is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. In this regard, it does not discriminate against any qualified individual on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, mental, physical or sensory disability, or any other classification protected by local, state, federal, and/or international law.

For information about FMLA eligibility and guidelines please visit: www.dol.gov/whd/fmla (copy and paste link into your browser)

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