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Sr. Global Strategic Sourcing, Port Operations & Development Manager

Job ID 8354 Location Miami Date posted 05/09/2024

Job Description

The Senior 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.

Essential Functions:

  • 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; report 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 / 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 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 11-15 years related experience, or Masters or other Advanced Degree plus 8-12 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.


  • Strategic:  Decisions affect the long-term direction and policy of the entire company. These decisions affect the short-term and long-term performance of CCL. Strategic decisions are high-risk because their outcomes are largely unknown and have a huge impact. These types of decisions are usually made at the top level of a company. Examples are: New services, acquisitions. (VPs+).
  • Tactical:  Decisions focus on intermediate-term issues. The purpose of decisions made at this level are to help move CCL closer to reaching strategic goals. Outcomes are predictable. After a decision is made by Top Executive Leadership, the next phase is to take the needed steps to implement it.  Examples are: The amount of money required to implement, which advertising agency to promote a new service or to provide an incentive plan to employees to encourage increased revenue. (Typically Directors+).
  • 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 $87,200-160,000.  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, wellness center, and health clinic at our Miami campus



About Us

In addition to other duties/functions, this position requires full commitment and support for promoting ethical and compliant culture. More specifically, this position requires integrity, honesty, and respectful treatment of others, as well as a willingness to speak up when they see misconduct or have concerns.

Carnival Corporation & plc is a global cruise company and one of the largest vacation companies in the world. Our portfolio of leading cruise brands includes Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and Seabourn in North America; P&O Cruises, and Cunard Line in the United Kingdom; AIDA in Germany; Costa Cruises in Southern Europe; and P&O Cruises in Australia. Our employees have a responsibility to be accountable for all actions. We consider the environment in all aspects of our business and have a responsibility to put safety andsustainability first. We live and share a positive attitude which is based on fostering an environment of inclusion, trust, a willingness to listen, openness and integrity.

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 applicable local, state, federal and/or international law.

Benefits as a member of Carnival's Team:
  • 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
To view a copy of Carnival's FMLA, EEO and EPPA posters please visit: (click or copy and paste link into your browser).


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