Business Manager, Mississippi Project

Viking Cruises
Full Time
Boston, MA 02203 (Central area)
Posted 30+ days ago
Job description

Business Manager, Mississippi Project

Boston, MA

In August 2022, Viking will expand its destination-focused travel experiences with the launch of Mississippi River cruises. Its first 386-guests custom vessel, Viking Mississippi, will sail voyages on the Lower and Upper Mississippi, ranging from 8 – 15 days, between New Orleans and St. Paul. Viking’s arrival will bring modern river cruising to the Mississippi and will represent a major commitment to tourism and economic development in many communities along the river. The new state-of-the-art Viking Mississippi is inspired by Viking’s award-winning river and ocean ships and will feature clean Scandinavian design, as well as public spaces that are familiar to guests but that have been reimagined for Mississippi River voyages. Purpose-built for the Mississippi and currently under construction in Louisiana, the five-deck ship’s cutting-edge design, expansive windows and comfortable amenities will make it the largest and most modern cruise ship in the region.


We are currently recruiting for an Business Manager, Mississippi Project to join the Viking team at our Boston, MA office.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversee strategic business initiatives of the Mississippi Operations team and successful execution under the guidance of departmental heads.
  • Review, design, and execute on improvements to org structure, find knowledge and skills gaps and help address them.
  • Improve current processes and coordinate organizational procedures for optimized efficiency and productivity.
  • Manage teams preparation for important internal and external meetings and events.
  • Collaborate with the team to build and develop internal and external communication of the strategic priorities of the IT organization.
  • Work with the team and executive team to establish annual, quarterly, and monthly strategic priorities and facilitate workflows advancing them.

Qualifications

  • Degree in Business Administration or similar field
  • 3+ years in a business management role
  • Proven experience organizing and directing multiple teams and departments
  • Excellent communicator in written and verbal form
  • Extremely versatile, dedicated to efficient productivity
  • Experience planning and leading strategic initiatives
  • Experience with data analysis
  • Experience with budget management
  • Nimble business mind with a focus on developing creative solutions
  • Strong project reporting skills, with a focus on interdepartmental communication

Compensation & Benefits

  • Excellent Medical/Dental/Vision benefits
  • 401k with company annual match
  • Transportation reimbursement
  • Paid training
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid holidays
  • Travel and cruise rewards
  • Discounted theater, theme park and movie tickets
  • Employee wellness program
  • Gym membership

About Viking Cruises

Viking was established in 1997 with the purchase of four ships in Russia and is now the leader in river and small ship ocean cruising. Designed for discerning travelers with interests in science, history, culture and cuisine, Chairman Torstein Hagen often says Viking offers guests “The Thinking Person’s Cruise®” as an alternative to mainstream cruises. Viking currently operates a fleet of more than 70 state-of-the-art river ships and an innovative ocean fleet offering destination-focused scenic cruising on rivers and oceans around the world. Viking has plans to grow its fleet of 930-guest ocean cruise ships to become the largest small ship ocean cruise line.

Among its industry accolades, Viking was rated the #1 ocean cruise line in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and was also voted the #1 River Cruise Line by Condé Nast Traveler in their 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards. Additionally, Viking received 11 first place awards in the 9th annual Cruise Critic 2019 Cruisers’ Choice Awards, including “Best Overall” Small Mid-Size Ocean Ship and “Best River Cruise Line.” The Cruisers’ Choice Awards name the best cruise ships in the world, based solely on ratings submitted with member reviews published on the Cruise Critic website. For additional information, visit www.vikingcruises.com.

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