Holland America Line Purchasing Analyst in SEATTLE, Washington

Data Analyst/Purchasing Analyst

Seattle, WA

We are committed to our mission: Through excellence, we create once-in-a-lifetime experiences, every time.

Holland America Line's mission guides our business to deliver once-in-a-lifetime experiences for our guests, care for our employees, remain stewards of the environment and operate in partnership with the people and organizations in the communities in which we do business. Our office is located in the beautiful city of Seattle, on the Elliott Bay waterfront just a short distance from downtown. Our Corporate Team supports a fleet of 14 modern classic ships offers more than 500 sailings a year visiting all seven continents.

The Purchasing Analyst conducts in depth analysis and makes recommendations that drive improvements in the technical purchasing & logistics supply chain, resulting in best overall total landed cost of goods and services.

The Analyst will partner with Contract Specialist, Technical Operations, and other business teams to understand the needs of the group and develop innovative, cost-effective solutions within a global supply chain network.


  1. Use analytical and quantitative methods to understand, predict, and enhance supply chain processes

  2. Assemble data, analyze performance, identify problems, and develop recommendations.

  3. Serve as financial analyst support for supply chain leadership providing quality analysis leading to correct strategic and tactical business decisions.

  4. Drive changes that will lead to improvements to sourcing, logistic processes, landed cost reductions, and improved company profitability.

  5. Analyze current supply chain positioning and develop supply chain expansion strategies to meet future business needs, particularly regarding supply chain network growth and optimization with the goal to improve supply chain scalability.

  6. Identify patterns or trends in industry from a supply chain perspective and report on findings

  7. Develop and maintain a working knowledge of end to end supply chain components including order fulfillment, forecasting, inventory management, master data management, item lifecycle and disposition and supplier planning for Deck and Engine products.


  • Bachelor's degree preferred in Information Systems, Accounting, Business or Supply Chain/Logistics

  • Strong analytical capability and aptitude. Demonstrated ability in process improvement, metric development, and problem solving

  • Proficiency in SQL, big data, data analysis highly preferred

  • Ability to get results from cross functional teams

  • Fundamental understanding of business financial and accounting principles

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, Tableau, or similar products


Flexible Work Schedule! – 9/80 alternative workweek schedule option providing each employee with one (1) weekday off every two weeks.

Time off benefits – 8 paid holidays, paid vacation and paid sick time

Travel – Generous Cruise and Travel Privileges for you and your family

Health – Complete benefit plans including medical, dental, vision and flexible spending accounts

Wellness – Health and wellness programs include discounted health benefits and memberships

Tuition Reimbursement – Up to 80% with a maximum of $3,000 per fiscal year

401(k) – Company match of 33% on employees first 6% contribution with 100% vesting after 4 years of service

Profit Sharing Plan – Eligible after 1 year of service

Employee Stock Purchase Plan – Discount on Carnival Corporation stock

Training – In-house Discover University courses on professional development

Rewards & Incentives – Employee Recognition and Reward Programs; rideshare, financial commuter incentives; special employee discounts for local venues, banking services and retail stores

For more than 140 years, Holland America Line has been a recognized leader in cruising, taking our guests to exotic destinations around the world. Apply today and set sail on an exciting new career course! Our application process is quick and easy, be sure to login to our Talent Center and create a profile and then apply directly to your specific job.

Holland America Line is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability or protected veteran status.