BASEL OFFICE - Manager Recruiting (Ocean)
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BASEL OFFICE - Manager Recruiting (Ocean)




BASEL OFFICE - Manager Recruiting (Ocean)

About the job

Viking is a strong and dynamic company - with a growing fleet of more than 80 river ships, seven ocean vessels, two explorer ships and a Mississippi River ship. Our guests experience all the comfort and elegance of our award-winning fleet cruising over 100 itineraries around the world.
The Manager Recruiting is responsible for all recruitment related activities within Viking.
Please note that we can only accept applicants who are eligible to work in Switzerland or in possession of a valid work permit.

• The main responsibility of the Manager Recruiting is to ensure a stable pipeline of accepted candidates over all vacant positions on all vessels. This includes organizing, conducting and evaluating successful assessment centers; maintain a healthy relationship with our partner agencies and representing Viking Cruises as an Employer of Choice within the cruise industry
• The Manager Recruiting will report to the Director Recruiting
• Travel within this position is between 60 and 70 per cent worldwide

• Verify recruiting profiles & selection criteria with all involved departments
• Regularly updating recruiting requirements based on operational needs and following HR policy
• Managing and updating the application pool database
• Supervision and control over candidate resource pool
• Conduct personal and Skype interviews for onboard crew, senior officers, corporate- and head-office positions
• Organization and execution of assessment centers (location planning, communication with recruiting agencies worldwide, screening, selection, interviews, statistics)
• Efficient handling of crewing requests with best practice to meet deadlines
• Participate in recruiting events worldwide with our partner agencies following SOP’s and company standards
• Support defining measures to establish employer branding in the relevant markets in close
coordination with global marketing
• Research competitor conditions, visa requirements & industry trends (Benchmarking)
• Follow defined recruiting processes in an effective & efficient manner to ensure given budgets and optimize if necessary
• Ensure adequate reporting of recruiting status quo & measures at all times
• Maintain business relationships with a trusted network of high quality recruiting agencies in all
relevant markets

• Administrative background in an operational position, i.e. Crew Purser or Crewing Manager
• Vast experience on an ocean vessel in an upscale cruise line is a must
• Full understanding of all individual positions over all departments is required
• Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English, additional languages are a plus
• Excellent computer knowledge (Office, SuccessFactors), administrative experience
• Excellent organizational and communicational skills
• Ability to work independently, service-oriented and guest focused

• Positive personality and great people judgement
• Open for new ideas, honest, critical, energetic and enthusiastic
• A self-starter with a can-do mindset, with complete attention to detail
• Flexibility and stress resistance, team player, commitment, positive personality, professional appearance

• Fast-growing and dynamic environment, a modern workspace and flexible working hours
• Restaurant and regular company activities (e.g., cooking classes, sponsorship to sport events, …)
• Free cruise (for you and your +1) every year and friends & family special discounts

Please apply via our website, including your CV in English and a one-page cover letter to introduce yourself and your interest for the role. For more details about this position, contact Virginia Belli under +41 61 638 60 11

About you

  • Language required: English.

The company


More than 20 years ago, Viking® set the standard for what river cruising should be, and today we are the leader that all others follow. In 2015, we took the same small ship, destination-focused experience to the seas and reinvented ocean cruising. Over the years Viking has won numerous ocean and river cruise line awards from Condé Nast Traveler, Cruise Critic, Travel + Leisure, Travel Weekly and more.

Viking is a strong and dynamic company—with a growing fleet of more than 80 river ships and seven ocean vessels cruising over 100 itineraries around the world. In 2022, our guests will experience all the comfort and elegance of our award-winning fleet with two expedition ships built specifically to explore the world's most remote destinations. We will also expand our operations to the U.S. with the addition of a new Mississippi River ship.


If you have always dreamed of combining your love of travel with the ability to grow your career, consider a position at Viking. We are the world’s leading small ship cruise line, and there is tremendous potential to advance your career with us. As part of our crew, when your ship is docked at the many destinations we visit, you can explore ashore and refresh during your free time.

Additionally, with Viking’s award-winning service and thoughtfully curated onboard experiences, our guests are typically very satisfied. This, combined with Viking’s gratuity guidelines, means that you can expect to be well rewarded as an employee on board a Viking ship.

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BASEL OFFICE - Manager Recruiting (Ocean)

Basel, Switzerland

Full-time, Indefinite

Start Date:As soon as possible

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