Description

Carnival Maritime GmbH is part of Carnival Corporation and serves the brands of AIDA Cruises and Costa Crociere as their marine service unit. The company bundles marine operation competencies and best practices providing the highest safety, health, environmental and compliance standards for cruising. With the aspiration of achieving net carbon-neutral ship operations by 2050, Carnival Maritime has established a new center of excellence with a specific mandate to support the company by defining and executing the decarbonization strategy and its associated multidimensional technological challenges. With its service and innovation, Carnival Maritime enables the vessels of AIDA Cruises and Costa Crociere to meet the current and future needs of the cruise industry.  

If you want to join our company based in Hamburg, and be part of our culture this is your opportunity, we are looking for a suitable candidate to fill the following position:

Category Manager (f/m/d)

  • Management of our categories and permanent developing of our supplier and risk management
  • Developing strategies in alignment with our corporate brand and sister brands.
  • Executing and coordinating of sourcing projects, including fact base gathering, defining a sourcing approach, tendering products, negotiating with suppliers, aligning of decisions, ensuring professional preparation, and finalization of project contracts with regard to time, cost and quality
  • Insuring a rigorous application of the negotiated contract and a return of experience
  • Assessing processes and spend in scope and develop optimization opportunities
  • Working closely with internal stakeholders and suppliers to implement category related savings and process improvement opportunities
  • Coordinating and driving of activities performed by Technical Procurement
  • Application of company policies & processes including the agreed Sourcing Management methodology and approach to deliver robust terms and conditions

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Maritime Engineering or in SCM (Master’s degree is a plus)
  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience in SCM/ Procurement applying 7-steps methodology preferably within the maritime industry
  • Experience in conducting price negotiations & drafting contracts as well as in project and supplier management
  • Technical understanding and excellent analytical skills
  • Hands-on experience working with multiple partners to resolve exceptions and negotiate best alternatives
  • Fluent English, proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office, good knowledge about maritime purchasing software
  • Confident demeanor, autonomous working and teamwork capabilities, strong ability to communicate and high degree of result orientation

  • 30 days of holidays per year
  • Flexible working hours & the possibility to work from home for up to three days per week, providing a healthy work-life balance and increased convenience
  • The flexibility of working remotely for up to 10 days a year across Europe
  • The opportunity to work with international experts from more than 40 nationalities in a dynamic and vibrant team, fostering a working environment that promotes Speaking Up, Respecting and Protecting, Improving, Communicating, Listening, Learning, and Empowerment.
  • Cruises at exclusive discounted prices for all employees, and additionally their family & friends (as from 6 months seniority)
  • Exclusive employee benefits and access to corporate perks and offers
  • Employers’ contribution to ProfiTicket for local transport
  • Diverse learning and development possibilities, enabling you to expand your knowledge and skills in our organization
  • Participation in the company pension scheme (starting in your third-year seniority)
  • Free use of the pool bicycles for leisurely strolls during your lunch break or weekends
  • A modern headquarters located in the heart of the HafenCity, an innovative urban district that embraces its proximity to the Elbe River