Director, Investments

Celebrity Cruises, Inc.   •  

Miami, FL

Industry: Hospitality & Recreation


11 - 15 years

Posted 63 days ago

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Position Summary:

Assist the AVP of Private Island Destinations in managing the development of future Perfect Day Island investments. Responsible for implementing and coordinating Island identification and acquisition aligned to RCL's global strategy including financial and administrative activities, investment operations, budgeting, goals and objectives, benchmarking, policies, internal controls, and investment controls and processes for a growing portfolio. Investments to date include mixed-use facilities, shore excursion companies and real estate holdings.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Key decision-maker who represents and acts on behalf of RCL in business & government negotiations, material decisions and complex deal structuring encompassing business, tax, audit, finance and legal knowledge. Represent and act on behalf of AVP as required for Investments. Represents the Company with investment partners and before government authorities, Port Agents, Tourism Ministries and similar groups. Decision-maker on various day-to-day Development and Investment issues who provides regular business advice to Project Teams.

Co-Manage growing portfolio while retaining ability to close on additional investments. Liaisons with the existing RCL corporate structure and assumes internal leadership and coordination for internal deal approval, consensus building, investment and business partner due diligence, deal closing and all financial, audit and SarbOx compliance. Consults regularly with legal department, planning, accounting, tax and risk management, and other departments on transactions, contracts, and business arrangements being considered and entered into by RCL. Significant contact with senior management. Interface with external team of attorneys, financial consultants, contractors, marketing consultants, owner's construction representatives and other professionals on projects as necessary.

Partners with the AVP and VP to establish the department's operating and capital budget; reviews and provides continual updates; tracks actual expenses vs. forecast and makes recommendations to ensure budgetary compliance. Creates, monitors and assists in the development of Investment processes, budgets, business plans and controls with the objective to improve Investment operations and financial returns. Compiles key metrics and high-level presentations to summarize the performance of Investments.

Manage contract negotiations, resolve Investment operational and financial issues and participate in Port discussions, negotiations and development.

Manages Investment portfolio review and analysis. Manage feasibility and financial analysis, CAR and IAR processes, and financial modeling process.

Formulates, recommends and implements procedural guidelines and specific audit and operational procedures and communicates to affected parties. Follow-up on procedural, audit and operational data with all stakeholders to initiate and monitor corrective actions as required.

Identify a clear short and long term roadmap for the investment of islands, and effectively lead the team through complex timelines and deliverables

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Performs other duties as required. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to perform other job-related duties assigned by their supervisor or management.


Bachelor's degree required in related discipline; MBA or JD a strong preference.

Minimum ten years experience in finance, administration, investment related positions, real estate or related experience for established companies, of which three years should be in the hospitality industry.

Construction experience and project management skills are a plus.

Cruise Line industry experience strongly preferred

Position requires over 50% of international travel

Job Requirements

Knowledge and Skills:

Apply strong analytical, financial, conceptual, planning, strategic thinking and complex deal structuring to objectives and performance.

Advanced knowledge in contract law and negotiations; international law a plus

Experiencing negotiating with governments, including local government councils

Exercise excellent judgment and the ability to make decisions and assess acceptable levels of business risk both for RCL and Investments.

Initiative combined with creative and innovative entrepreneurial skills that allow the individual to identify, develop and implement opportunities.

Outstanding oral and written communication, consensus building and presentation skills.

The ability to organize and manage complex processes with multiple entities is essential.

Strong inter-functional leadership skills and ability to drive change.

Ability to coach and develop a team of external professionals. Includes providing the appropriate level of direction, enabling others to succeed, and providing open and timely informal and formal feedback.

Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate with all levels of employees. Quickly establishes credibility with partners and Investment employees as the go-to person for all Investment related issues.

A global thinker who is familiar with different countries and different cultures is important. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret financial reports, general business periodicals, contracts, legal documents and technical reports.

Familiarity with U.S. and international business, tax, audit, finance and legal concepts.

Ability to work independently in a fast paced environment with multiple projects and priorities. Must be able to facilitate meetings and solve problems.

Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Lotus Notes and on-line research tools.