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Carnival Cruise Line Manager, Supply Chain Center of Excellence - Remote US in Santa Clarita, California

Job Description

Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn and P&O Cruises Australia, united as Holland America Group, offering world-renown vacations at sea to travelers around the globe, are building a dynamic, unified organization to serve its highly experienced teams in both our corporate offices and on board our ships.

We’re looking for an amazing Supply Chain Center of Excellence Manager to fill this role, which is based in our Santa Clarita location. This position offers a remote US work location. You’ll be responsible for developing and implementing key capabilities (talent, processes, systems, analytics) within Supply Chain at Holland America Group. The manager will work closely with the VP Strategic Sourcing & Supply Chain and the Supply Chain leadership team in the development and implementation of capability building for the procurement, logistics, inventory management, and facilities/admin ops teams within the organization. He/she will also own the item master management (MDM) for food, beverage, hotel categories. Here’s a summary of what Holland America Group is looking for in its Supply Chain Center of Excellence Manager. Is this you?


  • Create master data management program (MDM) for food, beverage, hotel items: clean up, standardize, taxonomy, governance. Work in process improvement projects, ideally using Lean Six Sigma

  • Manage the development of capabilities for the entire supply chain organization by identifying best-in-class practices, required skillsets and capabilities, developing, and implementing training programs

  • Build people capabilities: Coordinate capability assessment, develop and execute functional training plan, coordinate with HR on soft skills training plan, assist VP in other talent mgmt. (talent reviews, Hi-Po identification, career rotations, etc.)

  • Map systems and solutions to business capabilities; enhance systems literacy within Supply Chain; interact with vendors to understand market offers; create systems roadmap, including solutions for automation, RPA, AI

  • Provide financial analysis support to build business cases, etc.

  • Interact with Carnival Corp and sister Operating Companies in the coordination of best practices, systems implementation, etc.


  • Bachelor’s degree required in computer science, finance, engineering, supply chain or equivalent

  • 3-5 years of work experience in supply chain, preferably in developing and implementing capability improvement programs that require process improvement, systems evaluation and/or automation

  • Management of large sets of data, or managing master data programs

  • Experience being able to get things done in ambiguous, complex, matrixed organizations

  • Having led or participated in change management initiatives

  • Strong analytical capability and aptitude. Demonstrated ability in process improvement and problem solving

  • Knowledge/exposure to multiple supply chain systems

  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office products

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, verbal, and presentation communication skills, including power point presentations

  • Ability to work and get results in ambiguous and complex situations

  • Strong business acumen

  • Ability to develop business cases for the implementation of automation solutions

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Holland America is unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of employment visas at this time (e.g., H-1B status).

What You Can Expect

  • Cruise and Travel Privileges for You and Your Family

  • Health Benefits

  • 401(k)

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Training & Professional Development

  • Tuition & Professional Certification Reimbursement

  • Rewards & Incentives

  • Base Salary Range: $81,400.00 to $109,900.00. The range is applicable for the labor market where the role is intended to be hired. Final base salary is directly related to each candidates' qualifications and experience uniquely

Our Culture… Stronger Together

Our highest responsibility and top priority is compliance, environmental protection and the health, safety and well-being of our guests, the people in the communities we touch and serve, and our shipboard and shoreside employees. Please visit our site to learn more about our Culture Essentials, Corporate Vision Statement and our Core Values at: https://www.hollandamerica.com/en_US/our-company/mission-values.html

Holland America is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Holland America will provide reasonable accommodations with the application process, upon your request, as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please contact recruiting@hollandamericagroup.com