Our overnight cruises division American Queen Steamboat Company specializes in overnight cruise vessel management and operations. Steamboat/riverboat overnight cruises along America’s rivers and inland waterways are a resurgent part of the American experience.
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The Purchasing/Inventory Manager has full responsibility for day-to-day placement and management of Purchase Orders as well as their accurate receipt aboard the vessel and into ship’s Inventory. The P/I Manager will also be responsible for oversight of on board inventory transfers, from storage to on board outlets, inventory audit, and reporting of Per Person Daily (PPD) food costs. The P/I will work closely with on-board department managers, for accurate, timely, and cost effective purchasing and inventory management.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Receipt of Purchase Orders and Invoices into the MarineXchange (MXP) enterprise system.
- Placement, management and accurate physical receipt of PO’s using MXP
- Submission and resolution of purchase/receiving discrepancy reports.
- Accurate input of new items and vendors into MXP Item Master.
- Management and accounting for returned goods and their credits.
- Updating vendors and managing logistics of deliveries as itinerary or port docking locations & schedules change.
- Report foods costs to the Hotel Manager (HM)
- Performs audits of cycle counts and inventories of dry stores, galley chemicals, consumables, dairy, and produce. Assist Executive Chef or other galley management with freezer counts, meat and seafood counts.
- Provide a level of purchasing scrutiny and diligence to ensure excessive or unusual PO requests are reported to HM, prior to authorization.
- Keep Marine Operations and Hotel Manager closely informed; especially with issues which may negatively affect or delay supplies for on-board managers
- Identification and communication of procedural gaps as they are discovered with immediate efforts towards their resolution.
- Participate and ensure participation of all USCG mandated drills and emergency procedures as directed
- Maintenance of vendor scorecards.
- Ensure behavior and performance supports the company’s Mission
- Follow company values in responding to others in work situations
- Meet “standards for service” behaviors
- Use recovery steps to respond to others who are dissatisfied
- Make hospitality standards an important part of day-to-day duties
- Be a STEAM System example for others
- Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications & Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree required in Business or Finance
- Professional Certification(s) or License:
- Valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) if applicable, and/or ability to obtain and maintain
- Copy of DD214, if Veteran status
- Valid Drivers license
- Skills & Abilities:
- Proficient with MS Office applications; intermediate to advanced MS Excel
- Prior experience with Adobe Acrobat and PDF manipulation
- MXP or other inventory software application experience preferred
- Ability to work with individuals at all levels of the organization
- Ability to manage multiple priorities with varying deadlines
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills
- 2-4 years of experience in related field with similar duties and responsibilities
- Cruise industry experience preferred
- Must be at least 21 years of age.
- Submit to and pass alcohol and drug tests as mandated by the USCG including but not limited to post-offer/pre-employment, random, reasonable suspicion and post-accident/incident testing.
The majority of work is performed in a Marine environment in both indoor and outdoor conditions with exposure to various temperatures and weather conditions, along with a moderate to loud noise level.
The Marine operation is subject to varied wake and motion.
Positions both live and work onboard a vessel, on a rotational basis for consecutive port-to-port voyages during the regular season.
- Ability to stand and walk on nearly a constant basis
- Ability to bend, rotate and reach frequently
- Ability to carry, push/pull and/or lift materials weighing upwards of 75 lbs
- Ascending/descending stairs or ladders safely
- Ability to manipulate/handle/grip materials required to perform job
- Ability to maneuver through/in/around small and/or confined areas within the vessel
- Must be able to maintain both static and dynamic standing balance to complete various duties associated with job
- Must be capable of performing emergency duties as listed in the vessel’s station bill
- Crew bed/bunk equipment are rated for 250 lbs maximum weight capacity per bunk.