BASEL OFFICE - Manager Recruiting (Ocean)


The Recruiter is responsible for all recruitment related activities within Viking Cruises (river and ocean cruises).
The main responsibility of the Recruiter 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 Recruiter will report to the Senior Recruiter and will be located in Basel, Switzerland. Travel within this position is between 60 and 70 per cent worldwide.

Please note that we can only consider applicants with a valid Swiss work permit or who are eligible to work in Switzerland.


· 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
· Organisation 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
· 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. Fluent in English, additional languages a plus.
· Excellent computer knowledge (Office, SuccessFactors), administrative experience
· Excellent organisational 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




· Flexible working hours
· Free soft drinks, juices and coffee
· Regular company events, e.g. sports games, BBQ, cooking classes

· 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
· A highly talented, passionate and international team
· Discount at the local gym

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