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Senior Product Owner

Royal Caribbean Group

Royal Caribbean Group

Miami, FL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Journey with us! Combine your career goals and sense of adventure by joining our exciting team of employees. Royal Caribbean Group is pleased to offer a competitive compensation & benefits package, and excellent career development opportunities, each offering unique ways to explore the world.

Position Summary:

Based in Miami, FL and reporting to the Senior Manager or Manager, Product Development, the Senior Product Owner, Product Development will be responsible for translating the product vision into the various briefs, documents and working sessions aligning every stakeholder and partner to ensure that whatever product or experience the Product Owner is assigned is brought to life as an amazing and uniquely Royal Caribbean International vacation product.

The Senior Product Owner will run day to day point over the execution of new concepts, experiences, activities, dedicated spaces and programming for Royal Caribbean International. This person will drive various strategic rollout efforts on new ships, modernization efforts for our existing fleet or private destinations. This role will touch all the elements of the guest experience, from brief, through design and execution ensuring that concepts are brought to life inline with the strategic goals and with a full understanding of feasibility (operational and construction). To be successful, the Product Owner must work collaboratively with other teams including Product Innovation, Operations, Newbuild, Design, Marketing, Digital, Sales, Risk Management and Revenue Management.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

At a high-level, responsibilities for this role will include:

  • Product strategy: Provide ongoing support for the strategic direction of the product/experience. Ensures alignment between all stakeholders and partners throughout the product development process.
    • Work with Consumer Insights on ways to bring forward the voice of the consumer and deliver products that resonate with guests.
    • Partner and collaborate closely with key stakeholders from the various departments across the organization to adapt and evolve the strategy as necessary.
  • Product definition: Provides day to day product vision and support for all partners and stakeholders ensuring that the products being created for Royal Caribbean International are viable, feasible and desirable for our guests. In addition, the Senior Product Owner must be a highly collaborative team player connecting various disciplines from the brand, Newbuild and all partners to ensure a successful delivery.
    • Ensure that concepts are marketable, drive guest satisfaction and ultimately drive revenue.
    • Lead aspects of design and execution to continually enhance our products.
    • Create stories (in the form of presentations) outlining the product direction to help partners and stakeholders stay aligned and focused on the key priorities.
  • Product delivery: The Sr Owner is ultimately responsible for helping our partners prioritize appropriately to ensure that final delivery of the product realizes our strategic vision and brings to life the desired experience for our guests.
    • Communicate changes, updates in direction or priority shifts to cross functional teams while keeping Product Managers up to speed on progress.
    • Work closely with operations and design teams on run of show events to showcase programming and ensure the guest experience will be delivered on strategy/vision.
    • Create startup plans and training materials to ensure each concept/experience is flawlessly executed.
    • Work closely with Newbuild and other architectural/design/construction partners to ensure physical products meet brand expectations.
    • Leverage data from Insights & Analytics to help inform development of the product.
  • Product standards: Helps maintain and share our Royal Caribbean International “experience DNA”, so that the product development standards, practices and experience design guidelines are consistent across all products, projects and teams.
    • Help share experience guidelines to ensure Creative Agencies, Operations and Newbuild teams (along with new hires within the team) have the needed information to design and build venues that deliver against our desired guest experience.
  • Product roadmap: Works in close collaboration with the Project Management Office and Newbuild to
  • ensure all gates, milestones, goals and timelines are being tracked as necessary to meet the proper design quality standards while ensure the aspiration for each product is delivered.
  • Manage to our short and long-term goals along complex timelines and deliverables. 3. Product delivery: The Sr Owner is ultimately responsible for helping our partners prioritize appropriately to ensure that final delivery of the product realizes our strategic vision and brings to life the desired experience for our guests.

Qualifications, Knowledge & Skills:

The ideal candidate will possess a combination of creative thinking and executional skills, able to problem solve in the moment with creative solutions that keep everyone focused on the vision.

  • Minimum 4-6 years in a product, design or other similar role developing experiences for consumers
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Experience bringing high quality products to market
  • Past Experience working with Architects/Designers/Creative & Innovation Consultants a plus
  • Past experience in the travel industry a plus
  • Product & delivery depth:
    • Experience driving teams through the development of physical products and experiences, with an understanding of how to get consumer-centric solutions to market with a high degree of success
    • While not a technology role there should be a basic understanding of consumer technology trends (mobile device capabilities, wearables, VR, etc)
    • Experience developing products grounded in strategies driven by consumer insights
    • Ability to effectively communicate across a large ecosystem of partners and builders, that spans product definition, design and construction
    • Exceptional verbal and written communication and project/program leadership skills, including the ability to communicate effectively to the executive levels of the company
    • Ability to assemble, lead and influence cross functional teams to execute against a vision
    • Able to craft and tell a compelling, if not influential, story for partners and collaborators
    • Able to document and package detailed operational requirements and experiences

  • Results oriented:
    • Proven ability to collaborate with and achieve actionable results through others, plus the ability to build strong and sustainable relationships
    • Ability to creative problem solve and drive ideas into action, with a positive outlook and willingness to take personal initiative
    • Obsessive attention to detail and follow-through

We know there's a lot to consider. As you go through the application process, our recruiters will be glad to provide guidance, and more relevant details to answer any additional questions. Thank you again for your interest in Royal Caribbean Group. We'll hope to see you onboard soon!

It is the policy of the Company to ensure equal employment and promotion opportunity to qualified candidates without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, sexuality, gender identity or expression, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Royal Caribbean Group and each of its subsidiaries prohibit and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment.

All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment will be required to comply with the Company’s mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. The Company’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy requires all employees who work from the Company’s offices or whose job duties require them to travel to our U.S. offices, ships, and/or private destinations be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are covered by this policy, you will be asked to complete Vaccination Attestation upon acceptance of this offer and upload proof of vaccination to the Company’s human resources system on your first day of employment unless an accommodation has been granted.