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Lead, Strategic Initiatives

Royal Caribbean Group

Royal Caribbean Group

Miami, FL, USA
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2023

As a key member of the Corporate Finance & Strategy team reporting directly to the Director of Strategic Initiatives, the Lead will support the development, planning, and implementation of strategic projects that stem from the corporation’s major strategic initiatives. This portfolio will include the implementation and execution of value creation initiatives, supporting the integration of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and change management. The Lead of Strategic Initiatives and Investments will receive strategic direction from the Director of Strategic Initiatives and will work cross-functionally with leaders to execute strategic initiatives. The ideal candidate will be able to leverage his/her experience to frame complex issues in terms of trade-offs, risks, and benefits and develop a program from ideation to execution and measurement. This role will have regular access to privileged and confidential information and therefore, discretion in the dissemination of such information is paramount.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Program Management Responsibilities

  • Overall support of Project Lead and responsible for project delivery of select initiatives
  • Ensure the project remains on budget/scope and timely communication of any risk/variances to the SteerCo
  • Lead reporting on project status, risks, and needs to the SteerCo and Executive Leadership
  • Support any problem-solving efforts with project team and SteerCo
  • Liase and support corporate financial stakeholders and shared services team such as Tax, Accounting, Asset Management, Treasury and FP&A teams

Financial Responsibilities

  • Support with quarterly report of financial and operational results and a risk assessment to CFO, Capital Committee and RCG Steerco
  • Review all JV financials and reporting to parent company
  • Draft memos and conduct accounting/financial review of any contracts for delivery to the SteerCo.
  • Develop funding requests from financing based on requirements from spend curve
  • Issues draw notices for the private placement to the trustee and interest notices and bareboat charter invoices to GBSY.
  • Ensures all covenants, representations and warranties are in compliance
  • Maintain capital and operating budgets


  • MBA preferred. Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, industrial engineering or similar
  • Minimum of 5 years of project / portfolio management experience in a corporate environment or consulting experience in managing large scale projects
  • Experience in Financial Reporting, Treasury, and Finance Ops is preferred
  • Experience in large construction projects is preferred
  • Ship building experience a strong plus
  • Superb stakeholder management skills- adept at mapping the stakeholder landscape and navigating this network to resolve issues and achieve strategic objectives
  • Excellent interpersonal skills especially in a multi-cultural environment
  • Self-starter with intellectual curiosity, a strong desire to learn, and passion for creating an excellent work product
  • Capable of thriving in a fast-paced, dynamic, matrix environment by managing uncertainty and taking calculated risks to drive initiatives forward in a timely and effective manner
  • Capable of effectively managing time-sensitive, contractual, financial, regulatory, or legal issues that can have a direct impact on the execution of an array of special initiatives
  • Demonstrated team player with an ability to foster collaboration