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Manager, Talent Acquisition

Apr 2, 2018
Holland America Line
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.

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