BASEL OFFICE - Manager Nautical Recruiting

Viking River Cruises AG

  • Publication date:

    11 December 2023
  • Workload:

  • Contract type:

    Unlimited employment
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BASEL OFFICE - Manager Nautical Recruiting

Viking was founded in 1997 and provides destination-focused voyages on oceans, rivers and lakes around the world. Designed for experienced travelers with interests in science, history, culture and cuisine, Chairman Torstein Hagen often says Viking offers experiences for The Thinking Person®.

Viking has more than 250 awards to its name, including being rated #1 for Rivers, #1 for Oceans and #1 for Expeditions by Condé Nast Traveler and voted at the top of its categories by Travel + Leisure. No other cruise line has ever received these same honors by both publications at the same time.


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 Nautical Recruiting is to ensure a stable pipeline of accepted candidates over all vacant positions on all River vessels. This includes organizing, conducting, and evaluating successful assessment centers, job fairs, career events; establish and maintain a healthy relationship with our partner agencies and representing Viking Cruises as an Employer of Choice within the cruise industry
•    The Senior Manager Nautical Recruiting will report to the Director Recruiting
•    Travel within this position is between 30 and 50 per cent within Europe


•    You will verify recruiting profiles & selection criteria with Nautical and Technical department
•    You have to conduct personal, and MS Teams interviews for onboard crew and Senior Officers
•    You will be in charge of the organization and execution of assessment centers (location planning, communication with recruiting agencies, screening, selection, interviews, statistics)
•    You will participate in recruiting events on board and land-based throughout Europe
•    Data gathering, input and control over candidate resource pool are among your responsibilities 
•    You will research competitor conditions, visa requirements & industry trends (benchmarking) in close cooperation with HR
•    You will run specific marketing campaigns together with Recruiting Marketing Expert team
•    You will follow defined recruiting processes & policies in an effective & efficient manner to ensure given budgets and optimize if necessary
•    You will ensure reporting of recruiting status quo & measures at all times in line with company standards
•    Maintaining business relationships with a trusted network of high quality recruiting agencies, vocational schools and universities



•    Previous experience in the nautical, transportation or tourism sector is desired, experience within the inland shipping industry would be an advantage
•    Excellent written and spoken communication skills (incl. public speaking)
•    Fluent in English and Dutch is a must, German/French are an asset
•    Excellent software and analytical skills (MS Office, SuccessFactors), administrative experience is a must
•    Excellent organizational skills
•    Ability to work independently but yet a team player, service-oriented and guest & candidate focused
•    Positive personality and great people judgement
•    Professional appearance, flexible and stress resistant

•    Graduate education


•    Open for new ideas, honest, critical, energetic, and enthusiastic
•    A committed self-starter with a can-do mindset, with complete attention to detail


•    Fast-growing and dynamic environment, a modern workspace, flexible working hours


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 Marta Pikusa under +41 61 638 60 11