Supply Chain Operations Director

Southampton, Hampshire
02 May 2018
02 Jun 2018
Specialist Area
Logistics, Operations, Supply chain
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member, Non CIPS member

Carnival UK has big plans for the future.  Already the market leader, CUK (which operates the P&O Cruises and Cunard Brands) will grow by 50% by 2022 as we add new ships to the fleet and further transform the industry by making cruising a mainstream holiday for UK guests.

Driven by our ambitions plans and a desire to take the next step in our Supply Chain journey we are looking to appoint a Supply Chain Operations Director to provide outstanding leadership across this area.  This person will set the vision and drive the change agenda for the end to end global supply chain that supports the fleets of P&O and Cunard.

The position reports into the VP, Procurement & Supply Chain, will be a key leader in the organisation and responsible for a department that includes Logistics, Supply Chain Planning & Operations, Systems Support and Facilities Management teams. 

About You

With a broad background in Supply Chain in a world class environment you will have a passion for the profession and the drive and energy to bring that professional to a new industry.  It’s critical you know what good looks like in your profession and have capability and desire to envisage and paint the picture of a better future taking the teams and the business with you as we develop the Cruise Supply Chain of tomorrow.

This role presents a genuinely unique opportunity for an ambitious, passionate and results driven leader to excel and accelerate their career – you’ll know how to motivate, how to engage widely and how to get the best out of your people.  First and foremost, this is a leadership role.

Please see full job specification for details. 

About us

One of our core organisational values is that we are 'better together' and that’s why we’re working hard to build a flexible and inclusive culture; where difference is respected and valued and where our people can be themselves. Inclusivity is at the heart of our everything we do so we welcome applications from everyone. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage & civil partnership and pregnancy & maternity.

Carnival UK is the operating company for P&O Cruises & Cunard. We provide unforgettable holiday experiences and operate a winning culture to achieve standout success.

Our Cunard ships have been defining sophisticated ocean travel for over 175 years. Our ships have always been The Most Famous Ocean Liners in the World.  We continue our legacy of luxury ocean travel with our flagship Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth, with Queen Mary 2 providing the only regularly scheduled transatlantic service between Southampton and New York. In 2022 our fourth Queen will join our Cunard fleet.

P&O Cruises has seven ships, including our flagship Britannia which joined our fleet in March 2015.  Our two new ships, the largest in the UK market, will join the fleet in 2020 and 2022, meaning we can offer more experiences tailored to British tastes - combining genuine service, a sense of occasion and attention to detail, ensuring passengers have the holiday of a lifetime, every time.

It takes great passion and real dedication to maintain our position at the top. That’s why extraordinary, passionate people are at the heart of our journey delivering the highest standards to our valued customers. With support to help you reach your potential, attractive company benefits and incredible employee offers on discounted cruises we want your career with us to be successful and fun.  Join us on our journey, apply now.