• Business Development Manager Cruise

    Location US-FL-Sunrise
    Requisition ID
    Business Area
    Position Type
    Permanent employment
  • Local Unit & Position Description

    DNV GL – Maritime Region Americas is seeking a Business Development Manager to join our Miami Cruise Center.  As a BDM, you will be member of a highly qualified team of technical experts serving the cruise industry and the cruise ships calling at ports in the Caribbean.


    The position will work to develop more business in a growing cruise industry. The cruise industry consists of roughly 420 cruise ships, with 123 newbuildings on order the next 5-8 years. There are many new cruise companies formed just in 2019, which all represents great potential for increased business for our area.


    Tasks may include


    • Development and coordination of DNV GL's strategic and tactical planning for cruise ship market in coordination with the Cruise Ship Center Service Units and DNV GL's unit for strategy and business development
    • Responsible for DNV GL's global marketing and sales strategy and tactical plans for cruise ships in coordination with the cruise ship center service units
    • Responsibility to give feedback or initiate research and development activities for the cruise segment related to DNV GL’s technology and services, including suggestions for improvement of existing as well as to create new services based on information from the market
    • Help drive the development of maritime advisory business with strong focus on the cruise industry
      • Plan, co-ordinate, support, follow-up and improve the marketing and sales activities of the unit
      • Fill the role as KAM/TSM for select customers
      • Lead and participate in KAM and marketing/sales activity in own Area, proactively involving other DNV GL units and resources as necessary
      • Drive the efforts to increase market share for DNV GL within the cruise segment, both for new buildings, ships in operations and advisory services.

    Position Qualifications


    • Relevant managerial and business development experience with proven results.
    • 5+ years’ experience in cruise industry is preferred
    • Commercial, structured, strategic and solution-oriented mind-set and a pragmatic approach.
    • Ability to build trust, confidence and respect with both clients and own employees of different cultural background
    • Professional and credible presence for presentations to customers and employees
    • Can see the overall picture, cooperate across borders and share knowledge
    • Have a sense of urgency in all major activities and decisions
    • Be self-motivated and result oriented
    • Excellent communication skills with strong command of the English language and with ability to build trust across different nationalities
    • Good industry knowledge
    • Willing to travel regularly, both domestic and international
    • Language: English Speaking / Writing proficiency


    We conduct pre-employment drug and background screening


    Opportunities Beyond Business

    Our mission is to safeguard life, property and the environment. By joining us, you will work towards our meaningful vision: to make a global impact for a safe and sustainable future. DNV GL offers a congenial working environment, competitive salaries, and an exceptional benefits package.

    DNV GL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.  For more information about your rights under the law, see: http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf


    Please visit our website at www.dnvgl.com

    Company & Business Area Description

    DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company. Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, we enable our customers to advance the safety and sustainability of their business.

    We provide classification, technical assurance, software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas, power and renewables industries. We also provide certification, supply chain and data management services to customers across a wide range of industries.


    Combining technical, digital and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, we empower our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight.

    With origins stretching back to 1864 and operations in more than 100 countries, our experts are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.


    DNV GL is the world’s leading classification society and a recognized advisor for the maritime industry. We enhance safety, quality, energy efficiency and environmental performance of the global shipping industry – across all vessel types and offshore structures. We invest heavily in research and development to find solutions, together with the industry, that address strategic, operational or regulatory challenges.

    Equal Opportunity Statement

    DNV GL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, cultural background, social group, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age or political opinion. Diversity is fundamental to our culture and we invite you to be part of this diversity!

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