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Talent Acquisition Business Partner – MSC Cruises – London

  • Freelance
  • London

Website KaarWork MSC Cruises

The Talent Acquisition Business Partner manages the full end to end talent strategic resourcing for both the technical and the commercial divisions of MSC in UK, supporting and adding value to the strong company growth plan.
  • Relevant experience as recruiter/talent acquisition of technical personnel (officers, engineers, architects, specialists) for the shipping industry;
  • Excellent oral and written English, any other European additional language is a plus;
  • Good command of Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Proven experience for being accountable for long-term recruitment strategies that align with local business needs;
  • Proven experience of strategic talent pooling, and proactively seeking out how to broaden and seek out new talent pools through optimising the employee brand;
  • Hands-on experience with full cycle recruiting using various interview techniques and evaluation methods;
  • Ability to use social media, head hunting and innvotive approaches to recruitment.
  • Works with the Head of HR to ensure the local recruitment strategy aligns with the business goals, objectives and growth plan;
  • Works with stakeholders and the rest of the HR team to gain a full understanding of the local business requirements and people plans so they can talent pool accordingly;
  • Develops tailored long-term recruitment strategies;
  • Leads both short-term and long-term recruitment campaigns for highly experienced professionals in both the technical and commercial sectors related to the travel and cruise industry;
  • Benchmarks vacancies against competition and advise on competitive salary/benefits packages;
  • Regularly reviews recruitment processes;
  • Proactively identifies opportunities to increase employee brand and to broaden talent pools and access new ones;
  • Leads employer branding initiatives;
  • Keeps up to date with trends and changes in the industry that could affect the candidate market;
  • Manages the full cycle, end-to-end recruitment both through the MSC Careers web page and with sourcing agencies;
  • Sources potential candidates through online channels (social platforms, professional networks etc.);
  • Negotiates salary and benefit packages with candidates at all levels of seniority, in line with company policy and budget available;
  • Maps all vacancies for creation of JDs and profiles on the Careers web page for both organizations;
  • Prepares regular reports and statistics and identifies areas of improvements;
  • Fosters long-term relationships with past applicants and potential candidates;
  • Advises line managers on best practice and the selection of candidates;
  • Searches for and participate to career/recruitment events;
  • Takes steps to ensure positive candidate experience;
  • Liaise with the HR department and Payroll Specialist for the on boarding procedures.


  • UK/EU passport and/or UK Permanent Resident only

Part of the MSC Group, MSC Cruises is the market leader in the Mediterranean, South Africa and South America, and sails year-round in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Its seasonal itineraries cover northern Europe, the Atlantic Ocean, South America, southern Africa, and the Persian/Arabian Gulf. MSC Cruises was born in the Mediterranean, and draws inspiration from this heritage to create a unique experience for holidaymakers worldwide. As a result of a euro 6.5 billions investment programme launched in 2003, MSC Cruises’ fleet comprises 13 state-of-the-art cruise ships belonging to four different classes: Lirica, Musica, Fantasia and Meraviglia. The fleet’s average age is 7 years, the youngest in the industry. In 2014, MSC Cruises launched a euro 9 billion, 10 year investment plan to support the second phase of its growth through the order of up to 11 next generation mega cruise ships. As a result, MSC Cruises’ fleet will double by 2026, while the passenger capacity will triple to reach five million passengers per year. MSC Cruises is the first cruise company to develop an investment plan of this length and magnitude. MSC Cruises feels a deep responsibility for the environments in which it operates, and was the first company ever to earn the Bureau Veritas “7 Golden Pearls” for superior management and environmental stewardship. In 2009, MSC Cruises began an enduring partnership with UNICEF to support various programmes assisting children worldwide.


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