Princess Cruises Compensation Manager, Shipboard in SEATTLE, Washington

Compensation Manager, Shipboard

Santa Clarita, CA

The Holland America Group is currently searching for a highly motivated Compensation Manager, Shipboard who will manage the day-to day employees supporting our shipboard compensation group for Princess Cruise lines. This position reports to the Director of Fleet Total Rewards.

We welcome your interest in joining Holland America Group - a division of Carnival Corporation. 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). Holland America Group operates a combined total of 41 cruise ships with 36,000 employees worldwide. This position will be located in our Santa Clarita office.

Looking for a team-player with strong communication skills and superb attention to detail. Must be able to thrive in a fast-paced and evolving organization


  • Designs, develops, and implements compensation plans and policies for the Shipboard Compensation function; ensures that plans and programs are aligned with company strategies and business objectives; works with various department heads on incentive plan development and manages the administration of bonuses, other types of rewards;

  • Manages the salary administration process; provides guidance to departments on proper application of compensation administration, policies and guidelines.

  • Ensures that job classifications, salaries structures and pay incentives are designed to ensure market competitiveness, appropriate compensation package, and are in compliance with collective bargaining agreements; conducts research to identify market index, salary trends and compensation best practices.

  • Directs the administration of various annual performance review and merit increase uplift programs; develops guidelines and review procedures; coordinates with various department heads on completing review process to ensure eligible employees receive their performance review and salary increases as warranted.

  • Leads the administration of bonus plans for shipboard employees, coordinates with various department heads on determining employees’ bonus eligibility; manage the processing and distribution of payments. Performs miscellaneous related duties, as required.

  • Develops techniques for compiling, preparing and presenting data.

  • Supervises the participation in salary surveys to ensure company compensation objectives are achieved.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred with relevant professional certification

  • 10 years of related experience with 5 years in lead or supervisory role

  • Strong technical or professional knowledge within specific discipline/sub discipline to be able to manage deep and complete analysis of data, systems or methods to be applied against specific standards, compliance or targets

  • Full management responsibility of a team in a discipline/sub discipline.

  • Provides input on budgetary planning and maintains approved budget for area of responsibility.

  • Well-developed planning and organizational skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills.

  • Requires strong analytical skills in order to filter, prioritize and validate complex material from multiple sources.

  • Adapts business unit/functional organization plans and contributes to business unit/functional organization planning.

  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Word and Microsoft Project. Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel.

  • Ability to meet deadlines under pressure and work with sensitive and confidential information.


  • Flexible Work Schedule! 9/80 alternative workweek schedule providing each employee with one (1) weekday off every two weeks

  • Time off benefits - 8 paid holidays, paid vacation, bonus vacation time and paid sick time

  • Travel - 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 onsite exercise classes, onsite nutrition and lifestyle classes and discounted gym memberships

  • Education Assistance - up to 80% with a maximum of $3000 per calendar year

  • 401(k) - Company match up to 6% of salary at 50% for the first 5 years and 100% thereafter

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan - up to a 15% discount off of FMV of CCL stock

  • Training - In-house Discover U courses on professional development

  • Rewards & Incentives - Employee Recognition and Reward Programs; rideshare, financial commuter incentives and free parking; special employee discounts for child care, banking services and retail stores

Next Steps…

Apply today and set sail on an exciting new career course! Our goal is to be the number one cruise and cruise-tour provider. To make that happen, we need qualified, top-notch team members. If you’re looking to get your talent noticed, apply today! Our application process is quick and easy:

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Princess Cruises 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.