Compensation Manager - Holland America - Seattle, WA

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 7:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Compensation Manager

  • Seattle, WA

    Princess Cruises, Holland American Line, Seabourn and P&O Cruises Australia, united as Holland America Group, offering world-renown vacations at sea to travelers around the globe, are building a dynamic, unified organization to serve its highly experienced teams in both our corporate offices and on board our ships.

    While cruising paused worldwide, we laid the groundwork to take our company to even greater success, with fresh perspectives and new ways of working. We’re looking for a Compensation Manager to help with our efforts, they will manage a team that designs, develops and implements compensation programs, policies and procedures for all shoreside employees globally that are competitive with the identified market and internally equitable. Oversees the administration of the annual Compensation Review Cycle, including Management Incentive Plan (MIP) and equity plans for directors and executives.  Directs the design and administration of Incentive Programs. Provides counsel to management regarding the application of sound compensation principles and practices and ensures compliance with legal requirements associated with compensation program design and administration.

    The Compensation Manager will work with teams across Holland America Group, with reporting offices in Santa Clarita, CA, and Seattle, WA, we’re looking for amazing humans across the country for this role. HA Group offers strong compensation and outstanding benefits including cruise travel.

    Here’s a summary of what Holland America Group is looking for in its Compensation Manager. Is this you?


  • Designs, develops and implements compensation plans, programs and policies for shoreside operations globally that are competitive with the identified market and internally equitable.
  • Works with various business units to design incentive plans that are competitive and reward appropriate behaviors and performance factors.
  • Oversees job evaluations to ensure they are consistent with the competitive market and are internally equitable. Ensures job descriptions are developed and maintained in a legally compliant manner and that jobs are classified consistently with all applicable state, federal & international labor laws & codes.
  • Provide advisory service, functional guidance, and assistance to business leaders in job review, position design and management.
  • Establishes the salary budget and structure movement based on market research and overall company performance; directs the review and approval of off cycle increases and promotion requests; and consults with Talent Acquisition regarding new hire salary offers as needed.
  • Directs the annual merit increase programs for shoreside employees globally.
  • Coordinates with Corporate to administer the annual MIP & equity awards. Administers annual bonus plan for exempt employees.
  • Provides guidance to direct reports on their performance and professional career development. Manages the goals and performance of direct reports to ensure they achieve desired results. 

  • Requirements

  • 6 to 10 years of progressively responsible experience in global compensation 
  • 2+ years in supervisory/lead role
  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree a plus
  • Strong background in base pay management, job evaluations, FLSA reviews
  • 2+ years Incentive Plan Design
  • Strong Analytical, problem solving and data analysis skills
  • Advanced skills in MS Office, Excel and PowerPoint


  • Cruise and Travel Privileges for you and your family
  • Health Benefits
  • 401(k)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Training & Professional Development
  • Rewards & Incentives 

Our Culture… Stronger Together:

Our highest responsibility, and therefore our top priorities, are always compliance; environmental protection; and the health, safety, and well-being of our guests, the people in places we visit, and our Carnival family, both shoreside, and shipboard. Please visit our site to learn more about our Culture Essentials, Corporate Vision Statement and our Core Values at:

Holland America is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce. 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.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 

Holland America will provide reasonable accommodations with the application process, upon your request, as required to comply with applicable laws.  If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please contact


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