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Job Description

Are you a visionary procurement leader? My client is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to take on the role of Head of Procurement. As a key member of their team, you will play a vital role in shaping the future of our company's procurement strategies while ensuring the highest standards of quality and efficiency.

Qualifications You Bring:
  • Educational Excellence: Hold a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or a related field. Possession of a master's degree is a definite advantage, showcasing your commitment to continuous learning.
  • Industry Expertise: Demonstrate a proven track record of procurement management within the cruise industry or a related field. Your understanding of the industry's unique dynamics is crucial to your success.
  • Strategic Mindset: Showcase exceptional negotiation, analytical, and problem-solving skills. Your ability to think strategically will help us identify new opportunities for cost savings and operational enhancements.
  • Inspirational Leadership: Possess extraordinary leadership abilities that inspire and motivate your team. Your passion for nurturing talent and fostering a positive work environment is a key asset.
  • Procurement Proficiency: Exhibit deep knowledge of procurement processes, sourcing strategies, and contract management. Your expertise will guide us in making well-informed decisions.
  • Market Insight: Display familiarity with cruise industry regulations, suppliers, and market trends. Your insights will help us maintain a competitive edge.
  • Technological Acumen: Showcase proficiency in using modern procurement software and tools. Your technological prowess will streamline our processes and boost efficiency.
  • Communication Skills: Excel in communication and interpersonal skills to foster effective vendor relationships. Your ability to collaborate will be instrumental in our success.
  • Adaptability: Thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment where managing multiple priorities is the norm. Your agility will keep us ahead of the curve.
  • Ethical Focus: Embrace sustainability practices and a commitment to ethical sourcing. Your dedication to responsible procurement is essential to our values.
Your Responsibilities:
  • Strategic Procurement: Develop and execute comprehensive procurement strategies aligned with our company's and client's goals. Identify opportunities for cost savings and efficiency improvements without compromising quality.
  • Vendor Relationships: Cultivate strong relationships with suppliers and vendors in the cruise industry. Skillfully negotiate contracts and terms to secure favorable pricing and beneficial arrangements.
  • Leadership: Mentor and guide your procurement team, fostering a positive and high-performing work environment. Encourage professional growth and continuous improvement among team members.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate across departments such as hotel operations, logistics, and finance to understand and meet procurement needs efficiently.
  • Financial Expertise: Partner with finance and operational teams to develop and manage the procurement budget. Forecast spending patterns and maintain effective cost control measures.
  • Quality Assurance: Ensure procured goods and services meet our quality standards and safety regulations, maintaining a strong focus on guest satisfaction.
  • Supplier Negotiation: Lead annual negotiations and verification processes with key suppliers.
  • Continuous Improvement: Conduct ongoing cost-effectiveness analysis to drive efficiency improvements.
  • Industry Standards: Supervise fleet-wide efficiency of hotel hardware and galley equipment purchases according to the latest industry standards.
  • Project Participation: Engage in assigned projects, leveraging your expertise to contribute to our company's growth.
All applicants must be eligible to live in the EU to be considered for this role