Princess Cruises Manager, Talent Acquisition in SEATTLE, Washington

Manager, Talent Acquisition

Seattle, WA

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

We welcome your interest in joining the Holland America Group - a division of Carnival Corp. The Holland America Group includes Holland America Line and Seabourn (both headquartered in Seattle, Washington), Princess Cruise Lines (headquartered in Santa Clarita, California), and P&O Australia (headquartered in Sydney). The Holland America Group operates a combined total of 41 cruise ships with over 36,000 employees worldwide. This position will be located in our Seattle offices.

Job Details

The Manager, Talent Acquisition , will manage a team of talent acquisition professionals to continuously develop, evaluate, and implement recruiting strategies.


  • Oversees the standard sourcing and hiring practices and procedures necessary to recruit, assess, hire, and engage a qualified workforce.

  • Implements recruitment metrics to measure successful hiring (turnover, etc).

  • Consults with department heads to define needs of department and position requirements as needed.

  • Recruits and interviews for both sensitive and high-visibility positions.

  • Participates in professional development activities to build skills, keep abreast of new technology and increase knowledge of changes in employment law.

  • Exhibits strong leadership skills by clearly defining goals, providing motivation and building trust among employees.

  • Oversees the development and maintenance of role descriptions for direct reports.

  • Works with direct reports to establish their annual goals in alignment with corporate strategy and are consistent with role descriptions.

  • Anticipates the needs and/or concerns of employees and coworkers and responds accordingly within departmental guidelines.

  • Prioritizes coworkers/employees’ needs and responds with value-added solutions.

  • Demonstrates and encourages teamwork, synergies, and open communication to foster a team-oriented environment.

  • Partners with internal clients to understand the line of business, department culture, and job specifications to fulfill their staffing requirements with qualified candidates in a timely manner.

  • Follows standard HR project management methodology.

  • Communicates effectively with team members and clients through regular status meetings and correspondence.

  • Manages deadlines and deliverables to ensure all elements of the project are delivered on schedule and within budget.

  • Reviews procedures and implements process improvements.

  • Supports Human Resource Department initiatives.

  • Offers continuous suggestions to enhance revenue and cost effectiveness.

  • Works with department director to reduce expenses and control costs.

  • Ensures Sarbanes-Oxley and OFCCP compliance.

  • Implements and promotes diversity initiatives.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher; or equivalent work experience.

  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience in progressively responsible positions in the area of full cycle, multi-level talent acquisition in a corporate environment.

  • Special training/certification in Human Resources Management.

  • Previous experience in managing a team of HR professionals.


  • 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 $2000 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

Next Steps…

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.