Identify adequate and qualified domestic and international sources of supply for NCLH's Refurbishment categories. Source Refurbishment commodities and recommend alternative products and services of same or better quality at a more favorable cost, in collaboration with Suppliers, the FF&E and Refurbishment Category Senior Director, and Sourcing Specialists.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
EDUCATION: B.S./B.A. degree in Business (or other related degree programs). MBA or equivalent preferred.
EXPERIENCE: 5-7 years of strategic sourcing/procurement experience, performance measurement, contract negotiation, project management, category management, business analysis, or change management experience.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS: Working knowledge of an automated logistics and purchasing system is required, preferably with Amos and Ariba. Strong knowledge of strategic sourcing methodology with pragmatism to manage exceptions. Ability to develop category and sourcing strategies by identifying areas of opportunity. Track record of effectively directing and leveraging procurement spend in assigned category areas by leading global cross-functional teams. Experience managing and maintaining strong supplier relationships. Strong leadership presence and negotiation/contract management experience. Knowledge and experience with best practice processes, tools, and procurement/spend systems data and analysis. Strong interpersonal and management capabilities to manage and develop Sourcing Specialists. Must have strong organizational skills. Strong problem solving, analytical and report summation, and conflict resolution skills. Ability to apply change management and consulting skills/knowledge and expertise. First hand working knowledge of strategic sourcing methodology required. Technical knowledge and expertise preferred. Nationally recognized professional certification preferred (i.e. Certified Purchasing Manager). Proficiency in Microsoft suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), proficiency in Procure-to-Pay systems (e.g. Ariba, Amos). Team Building, technical knowledge and expertise, high degree of business acumen, management, and interpersonal skills.