VP Crew Operations

Hurtigruten AS - Hurtigruten Pluss AS
VP Crew Operations
VP Crew Operations is a vital role for our future growth plans by ensuring that we have the workforce and skills required to support a fleet expansion of expedition vessels operating both on the Norwegian coast and around the world. You will be overall responsible for effective and efficient operational crew management of Hurtigruten vessels. You will manage the activity of the operations department ensuring that the vessels are manned with personnel with qualifications and competence according to rules and regulations as well as the HR Maritime Department providing leadership support in personnel matters and people development, QMS and requirements set forth by the responsible authorities. You will have the authority to take necessary actions regarding personnel matters for junior officers and ratings


  • Deliver the crewing service levels as required by Hurtigruten Management, with specific focus on crew operations in accordance to agreed manning model and within budget
  • Ensure the company fleet is manned with qualified officers and ratings; screening and evaluation of maritime personnel is conducted in a timely and effective manner
  • Establish and ramp up international recruitment activities to crew our globally deployed expedition fleet with particular focus on Filipino crewing strategies
  • Responsible for input and execution of a crewing strategy to further improve operations; continuous monitoring of the international manning market and evaluation of alternatives are carried out
  • Maintain budget and cost control of the Maritime Personnel Department and its related activities
  • Responsible for HR Operation Center ensuring excellent HR deliveries to leaders onboard our ships in accordance with our people policies - and processes.
  • Responsible in ensuring that work activities are conducted in a manner that protects the health and safety of employees, and that the vessel operations and employees do not harm the health and safety of others in close collaborations with the HSEQ department.
  • Manage and maintain close relationships with key stakeholders in Hurtigruten, primarily, but not limited to, all sea staff, technical organization, unions, Corporate HR and operations
  • Provide crew projection and future manning requirements for ships and development of talent pipeline within the team


  • Bachelor or Master degree from Maritime schools,Technical colleges, or other relevant education
  • Minimum 5 - 8 years of relevant experience from the Maritime Industry with responsibility for international crewing strategy and execution, as well as understanding of crewing, HR, ship operations and the major stakeholders in shipping
  • Fluent in English, spoken and written


  • College / University, Bachelor's degree
  • Maritime / Offshore subjects

Personal qualities

  • "Can do" attitude
  • Structured mindset approach to approaching problems
  • Clear communication skills and ability to convey complex topics to senior management
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Thrives working as part of a close-knit team
  • You live our values: We care, We explore, We empower & We inspire

We offer

  • The opportunity to support operations of one of the most competent maritime teams in the industry; unparalleled expertise in Norwegian coastal and Polar operations
  • The opportunity to shape and implement the development of a global crewing strategy at a pivotal point in Hurtigruten's global expansion
  • The ability to shape the future, global operations of one of the strongest brands within expedition tourism
  • The chance to work in one of the world's most exciting and dynamic industries
  • Working with highly skilled and dedicated colleagues, both in the office and at sea
  • Competitive conditions
  • Fantastic rates to travel to some of the most exciting places on the planet

Om arbeidsgiveren

Hurtigruten is the world's leading exploration travel company. Hurtigruten offers inspirational experiences on sea and land in 30+ countries around the world from Coastal Norway, Antarctica and the North-West Passage to the Caribbean and South America. Today, Hurtigruten is revolutionizing the travel industry approach to sustainability allowing us to offer authentic local experiences while leaving a footprint we are proud of, as Hurtigruten shapes the future of the rapidly growing expedition tourism market. For more information on Hurtigruten, please visit www.hurtigruten.com

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