Princess Cruises Human Resources Business Partner in SEATTLE, Washington

Human Resources Business Partner

Santa Clarita, CA

The Holland America Group is currently searching for a highly motivated Human Resources Business Partner who will support segments of the shoreside businesses located in North America, be aligned with key leaders and their business units, and use innovative and pragmatic approaches to problem solve and advise through a broad range of human capital needs including Organization Design, Organization Effectiveness, Talent Management, Succession Planning and Facilitation.

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 Santa Clarita, CA offices.


  • Provide strategic business partnership to executives focusing on performance management, leadership development, talent management, succession planning and conflict management

  • Develop programs to increase employee engagement, provide change leadership, talent development, career & succession planning, retention and supporting process improvements

  • Partner with other HR Business Partners as other cross-functional teams across Recruiting, L&D, Compensation, and Benefits, on communications, projects and best practices

  • Evaluates inputs to determine possible systemic issues. Implements suggested changes by gathering resources and influencing organizational change. Investigates complex and unique employee issues and ensures appropriate disposition

  • Represents Human Resources (HR) perspective in both formal and informal settings to communicate HR information and initiatives. Influences management decision-making to ensure business success through people and processes. Implements people practices within a work group or organization. Works with organizations to execute long and short-term strategies involving people policies (diversity, employee engagement, divestitures)

  • Assesses problems or issues for greater impact to the business. Ensures that solutions are consistent with organizational objectives. Recommends methods to minimize or prevent future issues

  • Actively addresses issues that may impact a larger population and require intervention or process improvements. Suggests necessary changes to mitigate risk and ensure that employee perspectives are considered. Promotes a diverse and inclusive culture by supporting company employee initiatives

  • Partners with business to execute workforce strategy for short and long-term organizational objectives

  • Builds and utilizes trend analysis information for strategy development to improve organizational effectiveness. Works with HR Leadership to ensure continuous quality improvement by using metrics

  • Contributes to organizational business plans, vision, mission, goals and business objectives. Understands business challenges, and influences strategies and initiatives owned by the organization


  • 8-10+ years of HR experience

  • 5+ years of experience with coaching at the manager level, focus on performance management, employee relations, and data analytics/reporting

  • Project management and change management experience, as well as experience driving programs independently

  • Analytical and data management experience with experience translating data into action planning

  • Interpersonal and communication experience and building relationships at all levels of the organization

  • Strong skills/experience in business partnering

  • Effective business acumen skills and abilities that will allow the quick grasp, immersion and understanding of business issues, needs and imperatives

  • Strategic thinking and delivery with proven, measurable results for managing change

  • Strong talent management, leadership development, performance management, and organizational development experience

  • Success in creating an environment of trust with clients where integrity is unquestioned; can effectively utilize negotiation and conflict resolution skills when needed

  • Ability to analyze HR metrics for use in developing goals and driving key business strategies and objectives

  • Proficiency in using Microsoft software: Excel, Word, PowerPoint

  • 5-10% domestic travel

  • Work beyond normal business hours may be required occasionally to support business needs, projects or operational support that may be required outside of normal business hours or on weekends


  • SPHR/PHR certificate


  • 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

  • Tuition Reimbursement - up to 75% with a maximum of $2000 per 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 Princess University courses on professional development

  • Rewards & Incentives - Employee Recognition and Reward Programs; rideshare, financial commuter incentives and free parking; special employee discounts for 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.