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Director, Talent Lifecycle

Royal Caribbean Group

Royal Caribbean Group

People & HR
Miami, FL, USA
Posted on Friday, June 21, 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 and benefits package, and excellent career development opportunities, each offering unique ways to explore the world.

The Royal Caribbean Group’s Talent team has an exciting career opportunity for a full time Director, Talent Lifecycle reporting to the Chief Talent Officer.

This position will work on-site in Miami, Florida.

Position Summary:

The Director, Talent Lifecycle is a people leader reporting into the Chief Talent Officer. This role is responsible for leading the development of global talent strategies, processes and programs for the Royal Caribbean Group, its brands, and shared services worldwide, shoreside and shipboard with the goal of enhancing and advancing talent capability.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and direction for the design and delivery of talent development processes and programs that address prioritized enterprise needs for the present and builds for the future while aligning with the organizations mission, vision, and values.

  • Strategic advisor and partner with Human Resource Business Partner Leaders (and their respective teams) and senior leaders with the identification of talent development needs and creation of targeted programs.

  • Provide leadership and direction for the design and delivery of enterprise programs and campaigns that enhance talent capabilities, managing business critical roles, talent and performance assessment, talent review process and succession planning.

  • Drive the execution of the talent programs, ensuring the right program management, governance and tracking. Includes communication planning and documentation management for ongoing reporting and analysis of results.

  • Use industry research, resources and tools appropriately for best in class talent and performance management strategies

  • Use financial acumen and strategically driven decision making to manage and meet budget guidelines and expectations.

  • Guide the identification and utilization of appropriate resources and tools to supplement talent programs.

People Leadership Accountability:

  • Fosters a learning culture in the team, using teachable situations to offer insightful coaching, as well as recommending and facilitating activities and other learning experiences to help people grow.

  • Manages a team of internal and external talent/resources in the design, development and deployment of leadership development, coaching and related solutions.

  • Takes appropriate corrective action where necessary to ensure the achievement of performance objectives.

  • Attracts and retains top talent within the function.


  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience in Human Resources or related field.

  • Master’s degree preferred

  • Minimum 10 years in a global Human Resources and/or function with demonstrated success developing and coaching leadership talent at mid- to senior levels.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively build relationships and encourage collaboration to develop positive and significant outcomes.

  • Strong understanding of Company and brand standards.

  • Demonstrated success with identifying development needs, with targeted and creative solutions.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required, including effective facilitation skills.

  • Must have strong consulting and project management proficiency.

  • Successful track record pulling from and leveraging a variety of instructional and learning methods that effectively addresses the learner’s individual needs.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Proficient verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, with a natural ability to connect with team members at all levels.

  • Strong knowledge of leadership development theories, models and best practices.

  • Proven experience in executive leadership development solution design and program facilitation in a corporate environment.

  • Effectively build relationships and encourages collaboration to generate positive outcomes.

  • Manage change, anticipates needs, and makes recommendations for improvement.

  • Demonstrate strong initiative and drive.

  • Facilitate effectively, demonstrating good presentation skills.

  • Successful experience consulting on subject matter, with solid project management and organizational skills.

  • Demonstrates curiosity through the effective use of questioning and active listening skills.

  • Read, analyze, and interpret general business and professional journals, remaining consistently updated on best practices in organizational development and effectiveness.

  • Identify training needs, conduct research, draw upon a variety of resources, propose targeted and creative solutions, and translate ideas into action.

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.