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.



The Manager Human Resources (MHR) is ultimately responsible for all HR-related activities in a clearly defined set of vessels (operation). Moreover, the MHR is the core HR partner to the Senior Officers onboard all ships within the Operation Area and acts as an adviser in HR-related matters and in support of Vikings Employee Performance Review processes. The MHR reports to the Senior Manager Human Resources.

This role is based in our Operational Headquarters in Basel, Switzerland. Please note that we can only accept applicants who are eligible to work in Switzerland or in possession of a valid work permit.



  • Employee restaurant (including free soft drinks and juices)
  • Regular company events, such as sport games, BBQ and cooking classes
  • Flexible working hours
  • Gifts on your birthday
  • Various discounts (e.g. for sports memberships and cultural events)
  • A modern working environment with height-adjustable desks
  • A dynamic and fast-growing environment where you can drive your future
  • A free cruise for you and your +1 every two years



  • Manage HR Administration and wellbeing of crew in an effective & compliant manner
  • Maintain employee records
  • Prepare contract documents for employees and support with visa application process
  • Maintain close business relations with the responsible core team
  • Maintain business contacts with recruiting & payroll department
  • Act as employee relations agent for assigned area to ensure compliance
  • Control staff satisfaction and initiate action to improve in coordination with COM
  • Support responsible COM with deployment of management positions
  • Coordinate employee performance review activities in area
  • Supports the onboard Senior Officer with the HR administration and vacation planning
  • Conduct ship visits to foster relations with the core team and the onboard management



  • Graduated education or professional experience in HR ideally in hotel / tourism industry
  • Fluency in English and German
  • International experience / experience on a ship is nice to have
  • Excellent computer knowledge (MS Office), administrative experience
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, service-oriented and guest focused
  • Positive personality, organized, flexible, team player, creative, stress resistant and resilient


If you are interested in this role, please apply via our website, including a cover letter (one page, introducing yourself and outlining why you are interested in the role) as well as your CV in English and relevant references.

For more details about this position, please contact Virginia Belli under +41 61 638 60 35.

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